And Blue Dogs are determined to kill the goose
-Headline of the Day-
"Top pollster to Dems: Hold a vote on middle class tax cuts!"
Look, when you've got italics and an exclamation point, you'd better do as the man says. And that man is Democratic polling guru Stan Greenberg. "A vote will make this issue real, and bring out the clarity of the Democrats' position. This is an election that's being profoundly shaped by who's engaged. Republicans are engaged. They are turning out in large numbers," Greenberg told Greg Sargent. "You have got to give Democrats reasons to vote. Things have to be at stake for Democrats to vote. This is an opportunity to make politics relevant to these voters."
You know who else said something similar today? Someone really, really clever, that's who. This thing is a total gimme -- which means you should be on the lookout for Blue Dog chucklenuts determined to fuck it all up...
Why look, here they are now! I'm not going to miss these guys after they lose in November. (Plum Line)
-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, summer's over and you know what that means! School! And Uncle Mark has brought a special friend to tell us what she did on her summer vacation. Yay!
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Um... Ahem!... Yes... Well...
Don't do stuff like that kids. There's plenty of time to be an idiot after you grow up. A lot of grownups are idiots all the time, so no need to rush. (MarkFiore.com)
"PG&E Never Used $5 Million Rate Hike It Touted For Repairs To Fix Pipeline It Admitted Was 'High Risk'."
And then things got all explodey. Remember folks, the private sector is flawless and it's the government that can't do anything right. (Think Progress)