Tag Archives: Electile Dysfunction

Senior WH advisor: First Lady will ‘never’ run for office, Valerie Jarrett might…

Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, said Sunday that first lady Michelle Obama will never run for office. “I am absolutely 100 percent sure that will never happen,” she said definitively on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” When asked if she had any plans to run for office, Ms. Jarrett said it was “unlikely,” but not a definite no… Click here to view original web page ... Read More »

Chelsea Clinton Leaves Door Open For Politics

Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.”

The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no."...

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Andrew Breitbart’s War Comes to Britain

Toby Young described a dilemma which all those of us right-wing persuasion must face up to in the end: should you soften your position in order to find some common ground with people whose stupid political ideology you loathe and despise? Or should you stay true to your principles and risk being marginalised as, at best, unreasonable and, at worst, as a fruitcake, a crank, a dangerous extremist?...

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Reality Check: ‘Evil’ Koch Bros are only the 59th biggest donors in American politics. Can you guess who’s number one?

So who occupies the 58 spots ahead of the Evil Koch Bros? Six of the top 10 are ... wait for it ... unions. They gave more than $278 million, with most of it going to Democrats.

These are familiar names: AFSCME ($60.6 million), NEA ($53.5 million), IBEW ($44.4 million), UAW ($41.6 million), Carpenters & Joiners ($39.2 million) and SEIU ($38.3 million).

 

In other words, the six biggest union donors in American politics gave 15 times more to mostly Democrats than the Evil Koch Bros.

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Of politics, families, and skin color

A few days before the Super Bowl, an obnoxious tweet implying that “rightwing” conservatives are such bigots that they were bound to “hate” a Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial couple and their adorable daughter, Gracie. The backlash was blistering and instantaneous, and the cable channel apologized and deleted the tweet. When it comes to playing the race card against anyone to its right, MSNBC is a recidivist. The smear over the Cheerios ad came just a few weeks after an on-air panel...

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Rep. Jon Runyan: I spent 14 years in the NFL. Here’s why I’m quitting Congress after 4.

People are constantly asking me how similar politics is to pro football. I spent more than a decade in the NFL before spending the past three years in Congress, and the truth of the matter is the two occupations are more alike than not. Both are contact sports, and you’d better be ready to play when you step onto either field. While it’s tough to say which is more difficult, there have been plenty of times in the past few years when I’ve thought politics was harder. At least in football you know exactly who your opponent is...

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The Political Debate We Need to Have

From that point of view, the conflict between Democrats and Republicans concerns the size and role of the federal government, which is no surprise to anyone who even casually follows politics. But more important are the ideas that ground arguments for or against limited government. These ideas include our notions of human nature, and what motivates citizens when they make political decisions. Our political conflicts today reflect the two major ways Americans have answered these questions...

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