“Jordan is probably second best, because he did go into being a two-sport player, but the best of the century is Jim Thorpe. Jack would probably be #3 in my book, simply because of the longevity of his career, and his domination of the sport for so long. Ali and Ruth round out the top 5.”
Lets face it. The cynics are the ones who have not a single principle for which they stand other this this tribalistic infatuation with supporting one or the other of the two main parties, and blaming anyone who thinks differently, and votes differently, for the result, if they lose.”
“No. Espaillat lost by about 1000 votes. 2 percent. That flies in the face of everything you wrote there Juan. "Never had a chance." Sure. Rangel got 44% of the vote. The two things that changed the race from where I thought it would wind up was:
1) Williams only got 10 percent. I thought he would get 15, but he really didn't come through in Harlem like I thought he should, given the amount of money.
2) And you are 100% right about some mythical hands there. It was actually in the hands of the DR's in the Bronx, which gave Rangel (who has a home and roots there) the vote over Espaillat.
Should be Rangel's last run. Espaillat would beat him handily in a two-way match-up.”
“The door is wide open for a 3rd party challenge in a Obama vs Romney contest. If it isn't walked through, I'll vote for a Libertarian or Green. And its not out of 'lefty' reasons either. I'm just as disgusted with the Democrats who are intent upon showing no regard for fiscal responsibility in regards to stimulating global inflation by their giveaways to the already rich. No one that is honest can believe that Obama's policy's toward Wall St and the Pentagon are any different than Bush's.
It's clear that the Republicans will give no space to Gary Johnson. He needs to tell the GOP that if they are not going to let him in, he'll run as a Libertarian. Give us Dylan Ratigan, give us a truth-teller that will take on both parties. Give us an progressive populist that melds Ron Paul and Ralph Nader. Sure, there are things that differ, but on the really big things that are wrong with ObamaRomney, we have to realize that Libertarians and Progressives both will put an end to their endless wars and endless favoring of Wall St.
The netroots partisans that are sucking up to the Democrats (and their Republican counterparts) are a big part of the problem here. And I say that as someone that has come out of that show to the other side. There was a time that it could have worked. It's over.”
POpgrssve on Aug 18, 2011 at 08:53:43
“You can't compare Netroots to their "Republican" counterparts. The Netroots are sane people. When you compare that to the sociopathic tendancies of some people in the Repub party, it's just apples and oranges. Their is no comparison. BTW, the Tea Party has way more influence on the Repub party than the Netroots has on the Democratic party. Hence, the subject of the article we're posting about. Remember? The Democratic party disregards their own base in favor of "base" that would never consider voting for them. It's insanity.”