Category Archives: 2006 Election

Dems? Dean? Done.

That’s it. As of today, or at least as soon as my county board of elections gets my updated voter registration, I am no longer a registered Democrat. I am officially unaffiliated. Why, you ask? Well, I guess it was … Continue reading

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It’s 2006. Maybe it’s stating the obvious, but when you’ve been royally fucked, sans lube, it can take a coupla years for “the healing to begin.” In the case of gay Republicans, it’s just in time for another reaming. If … Continue reading

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O’Malley’s Marriage Muddle

Given the phenomenon of Tim Kaine — which continues to fulfill expectations — and Democrats’ lack of any coherent strategy on gay issues (other than running in the other direction), I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the front-runner for … Continue reading

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What’s the Strategy, Dems?

Over at MyDD, Matt Stoller has asked a question I’ve been asking over here for a while now: What’s the strategy for gay issues in 2006? The Democrats’ strategy, that is. We already know Republican strategy. They’ve announced it: generally … Continue reading

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In another great irony of American politcs, the Republicans efforts to win over black voters by appealing to homo-hatred may cause white Republicans to vote Democratic , if any of those those black Republican voters get uppity to run for … Continue reading

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Hackett’s Blogroll

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about Paul Hackett, but now’s he’s running for the Senate. Of course he has a website, a blog, and a blogroll. I was flattered to see that this blog is on the blogroll. … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Got Our Back

You may have noticed over the last few days that I failed to hop on the “filibuster Alito” bandwagon this weekend. Oh, I’ve blogged about his nomination, etc. But in the past week or so, the moderate head of steam … Continue reading

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The Quiet Death of Democracy

I’ve fallen behind on my newsreading. Probably because I’ve had my nose buried in Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here, which so eerily parallels the present (except for a few minor details, like Bush not having his own personal Army) … Continue reading

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Dubya’s Kiss of Death to FMA Sponsor?

That’s Dubya you see in the picture, putting the smooch on Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (CO-04, R) at a Denver fundraiser for her re-election campaign. For those who may not know, Musgrave is the mother of and prime mover behind the … Continue reading

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What’s Your Platform?

It’s hammer-and-nail time, folks. If the blog posts I’ve been seeing lately are any indication, people are already thinking in terms of progressive platforms for 2006 and beyond. Over at MyDD, Matt Stoller posted his idea of a platform for … Continue reading

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A Redder Shade of Blue

Yesterday, I hung out with a group of progressive political blogger types, celebrating the recent Democratic victories in Virginia and New Jersey, though I still have my misgivings about the Kaine victory and what it might mean for the future. … Continue reading

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Victories & the Field in 2006 and Beyond

I haven’t experienced a post-election morning like this since the 1992 presidential election. Democratic gubernatorial candidates won in Virginia (which Bush carried in 2004, and where he made 11th hour campaign appearances with the Republican Candidate) and New Jersey. Arnold … Continue reading

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New Lows & Late-Comers

Yet another poll has com out, this time putting the number of Americans who disapprove of his performance in the oval office at 60 percent. For the first time in his presidency a majority of Americans question the integrity of … Continue reading

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Trifecta?

Chris makes an interesting point, after noting recent headlines. When’s the last time that the Majority Leaders of both chambers of Congress were under indictment? Ever? Add in the VP, and I’m certain this would be a first. With DeLay … Continue reading

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The Race to the Middle

I think Roxanne may be on to something. What bring is to mind is the latest poll showing Bush losing support among his base. Bush’s supporters are uneasy about issues such as federal deficits, immigration and his latest nomination for … Continue reading

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