I’m less concerned about the outcome of my “prediction” on Mr. Obama’s approval ratings than about my reasoning behind it. My claim that if an issue divides awkwardly across the partisan spectrum, a president may be protected from a decline in his approval ratings. I think my point may have been quite wrong.Share on Facebook
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The media (and this place ) has detailed some of the stuff the NSA is doing , but we don’t know ALL the stuff they are into….Congress members are taking exception to the NSA actions but the ones doing so are NOT the leaders of the committee’s that are SOLIDLY behind the programs….
There where House and Senate Amendments to change things last week….They got deep six-ed ten minutes later…..
Personally, I don’t think the Supreme’s are gonna touch this with a ten foot pole….
Even THEY dodn’t want be holding the bag is something goes down and the NSA says ‘well we where told to stop listening….”Share on Facebook
Political Roundup for June 14, 2013…NJ Court backs Christie Oct Senate Election date…RedRacing Horses
In a 3-0 decision, a panel of the NJ Supreme Court has upheld Christie’s decision to schedule the Senate special for October 16, instead of concurrent with the November Gubernatorial election. The decision is a boon to Republicans who now have a chance to shunt Dem turnout away from the Gubernatorial (and more importantly, legislative) races.Share on Facebook
Massachusetts: Another poll shows Gabriel Gomez behind in his Senate race against Rep. Ed Markey, this time 49-37 from Harper Polling (Of course, that is not the message the Markey campaign is messaging to donors). Nevertheless, a Super PAC, Americans for Progressive Action (the names people think up!), is dropping $700k in ads for Gomez in the homestretch.Share on Facebook
…..Gomez has a new ad out that takes the very hackneyed “fake attacks” route, with a narrator intoning with faux horror: “Gabriel Gomez is a very bad man. He kills old people. He hates women. He even leaves the toilet seat up.” Weak stuff, and there’s no word on the size of the buy.Share on Facebook
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 6/12/13: Northam and Herring win primaries, but Dance holds off Thompson
In Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Virginia, state Sen. Ralph Northam defeated former White House technology chief Aneesh Chopra by a 54-46 margin, earning him the right to take on the GOP’s already infamous nominee for lieutenant governor, E.W. Jackson. And in the race for attorney general, state Sen. Mark Herring held off attorney Justin Fairfax 52-48;Share on Facebook
You win the modern financial-regulation game by filing the most motions, attending the most hearings, giving the most money to the most politicians and, above all, by keeping at it, day after day, year after fiscal year, until stealing is legal again. “It’s like a scorched-earth policy,” says Michael Greenberger, a former regulator who was heavily involved with the drafting of Dodd-Frank. “It requires constant combat. And it never, ever ends.”Share on Facebook