The Gateway (The Rebbe of Bray Edition)
Simcha Felder, a man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience, brings to mind a venerable old poem which goes something like this:
I 'm not one of those Democrats complaining about all the LGTB money going to the four State Senate Republicans who changed their votes on same sex marriage. However much those Senators may have problematic qualities, the LGTB community owes them.
Where is the LGTB money for them?
John Sampson aide Paul Rivera is my friend, but I must admit that Rivera’s 30 grand raise looks less than good (though not half as bad as putting Ravi Batra on an Ethics Panel).
Fact check: Don’t believe the hype; John Duane was not beaten by Ronald Reagan's 1984 landslide.
I can't help noticing that the complaints of unfairness I receive from the ostensible supporters of Nydia Velazquez's right wing/libertarian opponent Dan O’Connor and Nydia Velazquez's ostensibly far left wing opponent, George Martinez, appear to have been written by the same person.
The more you learn about Weiner, the more you're glad he’s gone:
"How much more can you reveal about a man whose erect (clothed) genitals are only a Google click away? You can reveal how much his former colleagues despised him. Weiner comes off as a buffoon with zero strategic skill and 100 percent confidence in said skill.
On MSNBC one day, when his party still controlled Congress, he claimed that a health care bill minus a public option would lose 100 votes. “That number had just popped into his head,” reports Draper. “He’d uttered it without any reason to believe it was accurate. And yet it soon became a widely quoted number.” In 2011, as his profile rose, he gave his leaders advice such as “get a hundred and fifty of us and agree not to raise the debt ceiling—that’s the Republican majority’s job.” They did not listen. Before the State of the Union, he told friendly reporters that he’d “sit next to two Republicans tonight—one I like, and one I can say ‘fuck you’ to. Just for ballast.’” Robert Draper’s history of the current House of Representatives is a study of dysfunction. www.slate.com
The Republican vision of building for the future:
Chait defines the terms of the election:
"Obama wants the government to do a bit more to reduce inequality, but he is not proposing to change the United States’ place as the most unequal advanced economy on Earth. His opponent has adopted the position that any interference with the natural level of inequality created by the market is illegitimate. He may not want to take that philosophy to its absolute limit, but he is running on a program that would go very far toward implementing it.
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