Dem Day Part I

Aug
16



Just got a couple of shots from the evening preceding Dem Day at the State Fair.

This is traditionally a day of "low-ticket" fundraisers with beer flowing and great opportunities to meet fellow Dems from across the state.

The first picture is of Leo with Senator Dick Durbin at the Sangamon County Dem Fund-raiser at Boone's Uptown Grill.

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McCain's 'Gentry First' Politics

Aug
09

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You know you're deep in Republican territory when the talk turns to how overtaxed corporations are. Of all the problems in this country, you really wonder what kind of a value system would make this a priority.

Anyway. The current version goes something like this (courtesy of John McCain):

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Chicago Tribune: Obama as 'Elitist' and 'Egghead'

Aug
03

The Chicago Tribune is channeling the Weekly Standard:

Chicago Tribune Logo Having made hay of Barack Obama's relative youth and his foreign-sounding name, his opponents are now homing in on his neighborhood.

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Not Your Mother's Fascism

Aug
03

I never got this 'Fascism' thing among the rightwingers -- unless they conceive of it as some kind of dance step or fashion accessory.

The appeal to authority and misuse of national and religious symbols are so much part of their operating procedure that there's nothing much left to accuse us poor liberals of. [h/t Rick Perlstein]

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It's Leadership, Not Celebrity

Aug
02

Message to the scoundrels running the McCain Campaign:

 Out of Gas It's something called 'leadership' plus something called 'hope' that got those 200,000 Germans packed into that Rally for Obama in Berlin.

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Wal-Mart Warns Employees Against Voting Democratic

Aug
02

Just about the best endorsement the Dems could get. From the WSJ:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they'll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies -- including Wal-Mart.

[h/t ThinkProgress]

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New McCain Campaign Artwork

Jul
28

Because America deserves a leader who's way past his prime:

McCain - So Lame It Hurts

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Photo from the 9th CD Rally for Obama

Jul
27



I saw a lot of old friends at the big and lively rally for Obama at the Broadway Armory on Sunday. Here's a shot of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky addressing the audience early on.

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Europeans on Obama in Berlin: 'You Can Believe in America Again'

Jul
24

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[Even the 'Polizei' were coming in close -- to take snapshots of the guy.]

Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland explains the significance of Barach Obama for our European allies:

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