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Entries by Chris Weigant from 09/2010

Obama Poll Watch -- August 2010

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

Augusts haven't been very kind to Obama. Two years ago, August was "Reverend Wright" month. Last year, August was "death panel" month. By that measure, at least, this past August wasn't actually all that bad.

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

| Posted 09.03.2010 | Politics

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

San Francisco Mime Troupe's Latest: "Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker"

| Posted 09.06.2010 | Politics

If you are a member of a union (especially if you're an officer or hold other clout with your union), urge them to extend an invitation to the San Francisco Mime Troupe to perform POSIBILIDAD, or Death of the Worker.

Obama's Bipartisan Obsession (Finally) Ends

| Posted 09.08.2010 | Politics

Obama's speech signaled that he's over his obsession with chasing the nonexistent pipe dream of bipartisanship from Republicans. He defined what his party stands for and why their values are superior to Republicans'.

Friday Talking Points [138] -- "Candidate" Obama Returns

| Posted 09.10.2010 | Politics

America (as, likely, everywhere else) always has a seamy underside, crawling with metaphoric maggots, to anything that is mostly seen as good by the m...

Demand Full Media Disclosure: What's Your Tax Bracket?

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Media

Anyone in the media talking about raising income tax rates on the top two income brackets should disclose their possible conflict of interest. "Full disclosure, I fall into the top tax bracket myself, so I would personally be affected by changing this rate."

Storming the Castle

| Posted 09.15.2010 | Politics

The Republican Party establishment watched last night in horror as Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell swamped Castle in the primary. This will likely mean Joe Biden's old Senate seat will remain in Democratic hands.

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

| Posted 09.17.2010 | Politics

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

New Tea Party Media Strategy: No Media

| Posted 09.20.2010 | Politics

A full-scale interview on one of the prestigious Sunday shows is normally the gold prize for a campaign. There's a reason for this -- it is free. That was then, though, and this is now.

Lame Duck Senate Worries

| Posted 09.22.2010 | Politics

While most incoming members of Congress will get sworn in on the traditional timeline, there are a handful who will be sworn in immediately. This could alter the balance of power between the parties for the "lame duck" session.

Friday Talking Points [140] -- Pledging Nonsense

| Posted 09.24.2010 | Politics

The White House has been in the news this past week, mostly for who will be leaving it soon. One is tempted to insert the old "will the last to leave...

Senate Midterm Election Overview

| Posted 09.29.2010 | Politics

Since we last examined the state of these races, there has been movement in both directions. The most dramatic of these has been in Delaware, and the media is slowly picking up on the storyline "Have Republicans peaked too early?".