2010 redistricting: State Senate seats Dems need

Now - while the censure thing has cooled down a bit - is an excellent time to think about the future. In particular, about the 2010 Census redistricting which, with careful planning, could be good for the Dems.

'2010! Jeez Louise! Isn't it a bit early?' I hear you cry.

Fact is, the Dems need every edge they can get in the House, down even to a single seat. No one expects the number of districts in play each election to rise dramatically in the foreseeable future.

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VOTING RECORDS: Show 'Condi 2008' is a No-Go!

In the wake of the 2000 and 2004 election seasons, charges of voter suppression by the GOP flew without mitigation. In response, Republican's couldn't scoff loudly enough, "How dare the Democrats make such baseless accusations. We are a party of compassion and high morals. We are the party of inclusion and tolerance. Just ask Condi and Colin...and also ask that gay fellow who heads up the AIDS office." -- or something like that.

As usual, the Republicans' talk is the virtual antithesis of the Republicans' walk.

Enter Condoleezza Rice...

Their latest PR push for 'inclusion and tolerance' is perhaps their boldest yet -- promoting the idea of a Republican, African-American woman as president in 2008 -- knowing full well there is not one chance in Hell that Condoleezza Rice would win the GOP primary, but understanding that the value of such a move would prove incalculable toward clouding the canyon divide that separates the pro-civil rights, and relatively tolerant, diverse political left with the anti-civil rights, intolerant, homogenous political right.

It seems, however, that their strategy might just blow up in their face, but not because Condi will actually win the primary -- or the presidency. Rather, because their activities inadvertently serve someone else who might actually have a shot at the presidency -- someone with whom most Republicans hold considerable fear and loathing.

Enter Hillary Clinton...

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