Recipe for Success

Aug
31

First day I canvassed for my friend Pat. It was a good time to be reminded how utterly decent people can be. Maybe it's something about being close to home. I'm still working on my message but this is really something we can win by reaching out to people door to door and face to face.

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A Tale of Two States

Jul
09

More boring dribble from the Associated Press, this time about the Governor's race and the supposed "gloominess' of both sides:

Voter Gloominess Shapes Race For Illinois Governor

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GOPer Advantage on Health Care

Mar
17

Jonathan Cohn points out the GOPer advantage whenever they have to come up with an alternative health care plan:

...[T]he vast majority of Republican officials have zero interest in health care reforms that significantly increase access to care.

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Bruce Rauner on DailyKos

Mar
16

Banner ad paid for by 'Citizens for Rauner, Inc' [Inc?] -- trashing Kirk Dillard.

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Ted Cruz: Who Me?

Jan
26

Words that will live in infamy:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) argued forcefully Sunday that the government shutdown late last year was not the Republican Party's fault, but was in fact the Democrats' doing -- a contention that even members of Cruz's own party disagree with.

"I think it was a mistake that President Obama and the Democrats shut the government down this fall," Cruz said on CBS's "Face the Nation," according to a transcript. "The reason they did so is that President Obama dug in and said he wouldn't compromise and he wouldn't negotiate."

Cruz said it was actually President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) who threatened and caused the shutdown.

"I didn't threaten to shut down the government the last time," Cruz said. "I don't think we should ever shut down the government."

More here...

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War on Thanksgiving

Nov
23

It's a verifiable 'War on Thanksgiving'.

Is the conservative media for whom family values mean so much, picking up on this?

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Lindsey's Bold Prediction

Oct
13

Can't wait to see how this plays out:

"To our Democratic friends, you own Obamacare and it's going to be the political gift that keeps on giving," [Sen. Lindsey Graham] said. "So the shutdown will be old news next year; Obamacare's faults will be front and center in 2014, if we don't screw this up." [transcript]

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Headline of the Day

Oct
01

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h/t newseum

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Gov. Quinn at the Citizen Action IL Annual Dinner

Sep
20

Congressman Keith Ellison gave the keynote.

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