Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 2/23/15… Wasserman Schultz trips herself up tangoing with medical marijuana supporters

FL-Sen: Hoo boy. Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is reportedly weighing a Senate run, truly just shot herself in the face. Last year, Wasserman Schultz spoke out against a medical marijuana amendment that went before voters, leading one the measure’s top backers, wealthy trial lawyer John Morgan, to attack her publicly. (Wasserman Schultz incensed supporters by comparing medical marijuana dispensaries to illegal “pill mills”; the measure narrowly went down to defeat.)…..

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Mega-Roundup for February 23, 2015…Rand Paul updates…Red Racing Horses

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) is apparently launching his campaign on April 7.

More Paul: Here’s a bit more on Paul’s efforts to switch the KYGOP nominating contest from a primary to a caucus to allow him to run for President and re-election at the same time.

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Chris Cillizza @ The Fix rates ten 2016 Races that could get the Dem’s their majority back…

And with Democrats needing a four-seat (if they win the White House) or five-seat (if they don’t) gain, simply counting on beating lots of these GOP incumbents isn’t a foolproof strategy.

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Democratic Governors comment on party loses….

[Vermont Gov] Shumlin, who led the Democratic Governors Association last year and watched his many of his best recruits sink, said Democrats lost “razor-close” races because the Ebola crisis and the emergence of ISIS presented “distractions from the stuff we’re working on.”

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President Obama and Sen Warren will announce rules for financial advisors…

Joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), President Obama will move ahead on Monday with plans to impose new regulations for financial advisers that are vehemently opposed by the business community…..

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Red State crys because Obama continues staff up for his Immigration actions…

If you need any more evidence that President Obama only respects the law when it agrees with them, look no further than how he is handling Judge Andrew Hannen’s decision to block the President’s amnesty order. The Washington Times reports that the Department of Homeland Security is still “rushing” ahead with contracts with firms to process illegal aliens…..

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Bill Clinton hangs out with Kevin Spacey…

“We, in fact, have spent so much time together that sometimes I even become him,” Mr. Spacey said last fall at an event in Little Rock, Ark., to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.

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The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars…

It’s on!…..

Rain …and Tent and all…..

Red Carpet…..

Rain …and Tent and all…..

Oh, and the Glam!

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NY GOP Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has problems…

“Cuomo knows that with Hillary on the ticket, Senate Republicans may get crushed next year, and he’s starting to adjust his tactics accordingly,’’ the Cuomo source said.

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Open Thread for February 22, 2015….We have Not gone far….

Several Republicans have stepped back from Rudy….

But NOT ALL…..

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Southern Tier New York wants Pennsylvania’s fracking money…Even if they have to succed from NY….

According to WBNG in Binghamton, 15 New York towns in the southern tier of the state are considering seceding from New York and joining neighboring Pennsylvania because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fracking ban…..

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Both Bush I and Bush II started high and dropped in the polls….

“The presidents with the starkest gaps between their highs and lows in job approval are George W. Bush and his father. George W. Bush…..

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US Shopping Malls as a target?

The Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group al Shabaab recently called for attacks on U.S. shopping malls, specifically citing the Minnesota mall in a recent video……..

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Lindsey Graham Update…The South Carolina Primary…But No Nominee..

Graham said he is not sure if he can win the whole nomination, but said, “I’m going to give it a try.”

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Scott Walker is already wobbling…..

Since saying “I’m going to punt” when asked about evolution in London 10 days ago, operatives from rival campaigns have begun quietly raising doubts about his preparedness. He’s also taken heat from establishment Republicans for meeting with Donald Trump, and been the subject of front-page stories in national newspapers diving into his college years; Walker withdrew before graduating…..

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A battle cry to fight the Islamic State Everywhere….Huh?

I’m posting this to show people what this country should NOT do…..

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