• I don't support the debt ceiling increase. But it is clear that we must reform our major entitlement programs in order to contain our debt. And I dont recommend the liberals blindly vote for the increase either. We must slow the growth of our senior population by putting income restraints on medicare and social security. Upper income seniors must be able to get only back that they put into these networks. If we can do that raise the debt ceiliing only this time and it must be assured that for the next 3-5 years we shouldn't have to raise it again.

  • comment on a post Would predict right now: US Senate toss-ups over 3 years ago

    I disagree with PA, WA, and IL those are blue collar dems in very blue states unlike the others in moderately redish states like OH, MO and NH.  I wouldn' say we lose 9 seats we lost at least 6 seats and wih 4 a real possible.  The House is another matter where it is truley decided by the economy. I hope the picture for the Dems turns or it seems we won't have a pretty 2012 either

  • comment on a post AR-Sen: The state of play over 4 years ago

    I hope Halter wins and ride the coattails of Beebe to through the election we need someone who will stand up for the working class not elites in this country.

  • comment on a post Charlie Cook Unfazed By Election Results over 4 years ago

    This is the same Cook that predicted George Allen to win. It isn't how high the unemployment rate is, it is how the people view the economy and if they feel it is coming back despite the recession the Dems should keep majorities.

  • Not buying that we are going to lose HI, Case who is much more conservative than the conventional democrat in HI has some work to do, but he will come through though. I say we split both races PA12 going GOP and HI staying democratic

  • comment on a post OH-Gov, OH-Sen: Democrats lead recent polls over 4 years ago

    Since Strickland is a spectacular  campaigner and superior to Kasich, the overlay of campaign commercials will assist the Democratic nominee in the Senate race whoever he is to catch up to Portman just like Strickland helped Brown in 2006. On top of that, the HIR debate has galvanized the Democrats to come out to vote, otherwise we would of had a typical midterm election year drop off and the Dems  should be in fairly good shape in Ohio.

  • comment on a post OH-Gov, OH-Sen: Democrats lead recent polls over 4 years ago

    Since Strickland is a spectacular  campaigner and superior to Kasich, the overlay of campaign commercials will assist the Democratic nominee in the Senate race whoever he is to catch up to Portman just like Strickland helped Brown in 2006. On top of that, the HIR debate has galvanized the Democrats to come out to vote, otherwise we would of had a typical midterm election year drop off and the Dems  should be in fairly good shape in Ohio.

  • I don't support amnesty nor do I support racial profiling. Americans are ligitamately concerned over illegal immigration, without any guards against companies hiring illegals or infringement on their civil liberties. The fence which must be completed is one safety net to ensure these liberties and it should be completed before the amnesty is given out to illegals.

  • comment on a post Ron Paul: "Obama is a Corporatist" over 4 years ago

    The Dems tend to run liberals in the primary who tend to turn out to be moderates when they govern.  As in the case of John Kerry when he stopped campaigning, Obama has flipped on the his chief campaign promise to end the dependance on foreign oil and completely bring an end to the oil wars in the Persian Gulf.

     

    But on social issues, he has govern more to the liberals liking on HIR and other social issues.  I think Obama was the best thing that was offered in 2008 but we need an energy independent policy

  • comment on a post Ron Paul: "Obama is a Corporatist" over 4 years ago

    The Dems tend to run liberals in the primary who tend to turn out to be moderates when they govern.  As in the case of John Kerry when he stopped campaigning, Obama has flipped on the his chief campaign promise to end the dependance on foreign oil and completely bring an end to the oil wars in the Persian Gulf.

     

    But on social issues, he has govern more to the liberals liking on HIR and other social issues.  I think Obama was the best thing that was offered in 2008 but we need an energy independent policy

  • comment on a post John Paul Stevens Announces Forthcoming Retirement over 4 years ago

    Since this is William O Douglas seat that Stevens himself who was a liberal should be placed with one, Diane Wood.  Each of the last 3 president picked a concensus choice and a base pick. Clinton Breyer and Ginnsberg, H Bush Souter and Thomas and W. Roberts and Stevens. Wood who is very liberal seems to be a better base pick than Kagen who already has a job as Solicitor General.

  • I think in a sense, the GOP is right on this one, partly. Obama promised to alter the unemployment system so it gives people more of an incentive to seek employment.  Either by changing the tax that employers pay or by extending it to people who work full time.  The true employment numbers that one needs to look at is the underemployment, the people who are working part time, which cannot make ends meet and people would be apt to help the unemployed.

  • I think in a sense, the GOP is right on this one, partly. Obama promised to alter the unemployment system so it gives people more of an incentive to seek employment.  Either by changing the tax that employers pay or by extending it to people who work full time.  The true employment numbers that one needs to look at is the underemployment, the people who are working part time, which cannot make ends meet and people would be apt to help the unemployed.

  • The Dems are behind in most of the battleground states in WI,PA,OH, and MI.  I find that hard to believe. The candidates in most of these states are not household names. I think the Dems should win MI,WI,and IL, but Corbett looks strong and may win at the end I have it 25-25 split in the governors races.

  • comment on a post Some good news on jobs, but a long way to go over 4 years ago

    The new green secter jobs are going to be in transportation building roads and railways not in the industrial plants. 

    And its time to be less focused on the old jobs and more on construction.

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