I think the biggest concern for me was that fact that Meek has never run in a competitive election, comes from an already Democratic area, and is running in a less Democratic year. His race just makes it more difficult.
between you/tarheel and this blog and Kuttner, you need someone to hit you in the head.
For example, Kuttner never endorsed Hillary Clinton and then turned around and criticized the administration as too Clintonian. He criticized Hillary for the same reason he criticizes Obama now.
Another words, he was consistent and didn't try to spin arguments that fit his narrative. You, on the other hand, have proven to take whatever happens and somehow spin it in order to make an the argument that Obama and the Democrats are in peril, because you're still angry that he won. You try to criticize him from the left, which is fair, but expect us to forget that your criticizing the same positions your candidate advocated. You convienently disappear whenever something good happens, only to reappear when something bad happens with some snidy childish sarcastic post where you do a bad job hiding your selfish glee and enjoyment in watching the Democratic Party suffer.
I don't care about the primaries because I know your endorsement of Hillary was nothing more than your illogical hatred for Obama, I just enjoy pointing out what a hypocrite you are and how terrible you are at hiding your illogical hatred for Obama.
It really kills you that he's been so successfull, hasn't it?
your thesis relies on the idea that the people will continue to see Democratic attempts as wholehearted attempts to reform the system and Republicans are obstructionists. I don't believe that will be the case. I believe, and i'm basing this on the fact that I still work in the media and see the narrative that's beginning to develop, that the media will spin it the other way. that's why the Republicans are proposing their own bill.
I agree with Marc Ambinder...the longer the debate goes on, the easier it gets for the GOP and their pawns in the media to demonize this and there ain't nothing the Democrats can do about that. The media decides the narrative.
is that the bill is going to have to be weakened to get the extra votes, which will send Arianna Huffington (and certainly Jerome) into a tizzy.
Although this pretty much kills once and for all the arm twisting theory. Looks like Reid and the President told Nelson to go screw himself and he still voted against them. Can we stop believing that Democratic senators will just do whatever their leadership tells them.
Furthermore, I'd love to hear BuckeyeBlogger on this. Has Fox given him his talking points yet?