Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 November 24 GOP Firebrand Congressman Matt Salmon

2014 Update  Elections count. Many of the 13 newly elected GOP House members who will be sworn in in January, 2015, are Tea Party fanatics. Most of these newcomers will take their cues from  firebrand GOP veterans, including Arizona’s  Congressman … Continue reading

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2014 November 7 Democratic Midterm Drubbing

2014 Update Again, as Bill Clinton said, “when Democrats vote we win.” When we stay home in droves, as we did on 11/04/2014, the GOP “Red Tide” drubs us. In the end, the GOP took back the Senate, winning 9 … Continue reading

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2014 October 15 Democrats Go Out and Vote –My Ditty

2014 Update My pre-2014 midterm election blog. Again, I urged Democrats to vote. This time, I did it via a rhyme. I mimicked a Dr. Seuss poem. Democrats, obviously, did not listen and stayed home in droves again. In the … Continue reading

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2014 September 12 Close Loss in Mark Begich Race

2014 Update      In super-Red Sarah Palin’s Alaska, freshman Senator Mark Begich fought hard to retain his seat. He ran a very good campaign and did strong outreach in Native Alaskan communities. Unfortunately, Begich was swamped by the “Red … Continue reading

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2014 August 15 Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s Re-election

2014 Update “What’s The Matter With Kansas?” The title of Thomas Frank’s book continues to remain relevant.  Kansans see an “R” next to a candidate’s name and just vote in droves for that candidate, despite the fact that that the … Continue reading

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2014 July 17 Maine GOP Governor Paul LePage Wins One Again

2014 Update Too many Democrats continue to have a love affair with “purist” candidates. In 2000, Al Gore, in their book, had supposedly “sold out” on the environment. Enough Democrats voted for spoiler Ralph Nader in Fla. to give the … Continue reading

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2014 June 18 Iowa’s Bruce Braley– How to Throw Away an Election

2014 Update  The Democrats’ worst Senate campaigner this year? Not even close– Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley. When 5th term progressive Iowa Senator Tom Harkin decided not to run for a sixth term in 2014, most pundits thought it was 4th … Continue reading

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