Obama’s Weekly Address Isn’t So Ho-Hum

Week in and week out, the president posts his “Weekly Address,” a reiteration of the best answer to the most pressing problem of the time, which will never see daylight because of Republican opposition to anything Obama-related. It’s easy to tune out Obama’s message, just to save a little heartbreak. This week, in the wake [...]

The Math is Not on Our Side in November

81%

Republicans who say they will definitely vote in the mid-term elections in November, according to a CBS News poll. Only 68% of Democrats in the survey said the same.

Republicans Are Starting to Sound Cocky

I think we’re in for a tsunami election.

— RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, quoted by TPM.

$27 Million Down the Drain? Doh!
Koch Brothers Just Can't Catch a Break in Obamacare Battle

Bad news for whoever is writing the checks at Americans for Prosperity (AFP). The Koch brothers’ political organization has spent $27 million since last August, with millions more planned, on ads attacking Senate Democrats who voted for healthcare reform and who are up for re-election this year. A new poll shows they are likely wasting [...]

Dems Highlight GOP’s ‘Koch’ Addiction in New Campaign

The GOP is addicted to Koch.

The slogan of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s new digital campaign that will use Internet ads and videos to tie Republican Senate candidates to the policies and actions of the Koch brothers, the New York Times reports.

A Third Alternative: Just Answer the Freakin’ Question, Marco

If you want a taste of what passes for honesty and frankness from Republican leaders these days, here’s a quote from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio after he was asked at an educational forum if he ever smoked pot. “If I tell you that I haven’t, you won’t believe me. And if I tell you that [...]

A “Look Back” at Chris Christie’s Very Bad Month, ala Facebook

Those one-minute Facebook “look back” videos probably held your interest for about 30 seconds. But this one, put out by the Democratic party about Gov. Chris Christie’s (R-NJ) past month, has a little longer shelf life.

A Record High Percentage of Americans Identifies as Independents

42%

Of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest measured in 25 years, a new Gallup poll finds. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008.

Florida, the State Where the Governor Ignores Voters, is Number One in Federal Healthcare Enrollment

Floridians led the nation in signing up for health insurance on the federal exchange since its inception on Oct. 1. Almost 18,000 state residents from all backgrounds have enrolled, despite the refusal of far-right Republican leaders to facilitate access to health care for the uninsured, noted in a recent Tampa Bay Times editorial. Florida is [...]

Pressler Promises an Unconventional Senate Campaign

If I win, I might demand a recount.

— Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), quoted by Roll Call, on possibly running an unconventional idealistic campaign for his old seat.