Hoo boy – if this is a sign of campaign ads to come, Californy is the place you oughta be…
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Ever since five members of the Supreme Court declared the Constitution unconstitutional yesterday morning I’ve been in something of a snit. Along the way, I’ve said a variety of things that struck me as insightful, pithy, even witty. Others, however – bitter, lonely misanthropic types simmering in their own humorless bile – seem to be finding me mostly snarky and cynical.
So here are a few samples. You be the judge. Assuming you’re a corporation with enough spare cash that your opinion matters, that is.
Democracy & Elitism 3: burning down the straw man, and who are these out-of-touch “liberal elites,” anyway?
Let’s begin with a quick trivia question. What legislator’s Top 20 donor list includes the following?
- Blackstone Group (Financial Services)
- Bain Capital
- FPL Group (Energy)
- DLA Piper (Corporate law firm, representing Global 1,000 and Fortune 500 companies)
- Kindred Healthcare
- Beacon Capital Partners
- Comcast Corp
- Brownstein, Hyatt et al (Corporate law firm)
- Venable LLP (Corporate law firm)
- Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
- Apollo Advisors (Private equity firm)
- River Terminal Development
- Time Warner
We’ll have the answer for you at the bottom. Read more
There’s been a spurt of 527 activity on behalf of Sen. John McCain, but Barack Obama campaign has suddenly gone silent on the subject.That’s because, after of year of telling donors not to contribute to 527 groups, of encouraging strategists not to form them and of suggesting that outside messaging efforts would not be welcome in Obama’s Democratic Party, Obama’s strategists have changed their approach. Read more
Q: How can you tell when politicians are lying?
A: When they say they aren’t.
As we wade deeper into the silly swamp that is Electoral Trainwreck ’08 I realize that most nights I wind up giggling myself to sleep. My old friend Disraeli famously observed that people tend to get the government they deserve, and as I’ve noted before, the average US citizen is barely smart enough to come in out of the rain, and under no circumstances should be entrusted with something as important as the franchise. Stupid is as stupid votes. Read more
It was only a matter of time.
John Edwards Drops Out of Presidential Race
— Former Senator’s Campaign Adviser: ‘It Just Became Clear It Wasn’t Going to Happen’
Former Senator John Edwards, D-N.C., will drop out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday.
“It just became clear it wasn’t going to happen,” a senior Edwards adviser tells ABC News’ Rick Klein.
Edwards, who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 2004 before joining Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., as his vice presidential candidate, had placed poorly in several early contests, lagging behind rivals Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. Read more
The results of the latest S&R poll are in.
What issue will be foremost in your thoughts when you vote for a president in 2008?
1. Civil Liberties (28)
2. Economy and Class (26)
3. Iraq and Military Issues (20) Read more