Category: 2006 Elections

  • Pelosi Derides the Protest

    From our spineless Speaker: “Look,” she said, the chicken breast on her plate untouched. “I had, for five months, people sitting outside my home, going into my garden in San Francisco, angering neighbors, hanging their clothes from trees, building all kinds of things — Buddhas? I don’t know what they were — couches, sofas, chairs, […]

  • A Brief History of the Republican Majority

    Jonathan Chait with an excerpt of his book The Big Con: I have this problem. Whenever I try to explain what’s happening in American politics-I mean, what’s really happening-I wind up sounding a bit like an unhinged conspiracy theorist. … So please give let me a chance to explain myself when I tell you the […]

  • Ohio Gives Up on Secret Ballots

    Eat this: Ohio law permits anyone to walk into a county election office and obtain two crucial documents: a list of voters in the order they voted, and a time-stamped list of the actual votes. “We simply take the two pieces of paper together, merge them, and then we have which voter voted and in […]

  • Pelosi's Blocking Impeachment in the House is Killing the Democratic Party

    From Smirking Chimp: It’s just the Constitution that’s suffering because of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nutty and unprincipled “impeachment-off-the-table” position blocking any effort to impeach President Bush or Vice President Cheney for their many crimes and abuses of power. Her position on impeachment is killing the Democratic Party too, by driving away not just progressived […]

  • Mike Gravel: Out of Iraq in 60 Days, Blow Up Abu Ghraib and Gitmo

    That would be a fantastic symbolic and actual change. Do it at midnight to symbolize regret/shame: You’ve said the troops will be out of Iraq in 60 days, is that right? You better believe it.First thing we’ll do is blow up Abu Ghraib before we leave. And then we’ll blow up Guantánamo, so we can […]

  • Florida Bans Electronic Voting Machines

    One small step: Florida has abruptly reversed course after the debacle of the 2006 election and banned electronic voting devices from all state elections. Florida was at the forefront of the electronic voting revolution after the disaster that was 2000 where Russia considered Florida a backwards democracy. However, since 2000 the machines themselves have been […]

  • Frank Rich to GOP: Reagan is Dead

    Richie Rich writes: Wrongdoing of this magnitude does not happen by accident, but it is not necessarily instigated by a Watergate-style criminal conspiracy. When corruption is this pervasive, it can also be a by-product of a governing philosophy. That’s the case here. That Bush-Rove style of governance, the common denominator of all the administration scandals, […]

  • Gary Kamiya: How Bush Made the GOP Commit Suicide

    This from my buddy Kevin: Democrats should give two cheers for George W. Bush. He and his political mastermind, Karl Rove, dreamed of achieving a permanent Republican majority. Instead, his disastrous presidency has dealt a devastating blow to the GOP, one from which it may not recover for many years. That’s the inescapable import of […]

  • Merry Vote-mas!

    I’m pretty stunned that the Senate is as close as it is. I thought for sure the GOP would be able to scare everyone into thinking that men kissing was more important than national security or the war. And with Rumsfeld quitting finally (or being allowed to quit) we can now turn to Robert Gates: […]

  • Democralypse

    Remember: Don’t vote, don’t bitch. If you don’t vote today and are eligible to vote then you don’t get to say jack about the way things go for the next 2 years. Don’t you WANT to be able to be snide, smug and self-righteous? VOTE. If you aren’t eligible to vote in the US, barrage […]