I noted below that a new poll sponsored by MoveOn finds intense opposition among Obama's 2008 contributors to a deal extending the Bush tax cuts for the rich. But it's only fair to note the counterargument: In a general sense,...
* Dems continue to telegraph weakness on Bush tax cuts: Ezra Klein, on the Dems' mystifying unwillingness to hold a vote on just extending the tax cuts for the middle class: Democrats still control the Senate and the White House....
| November 16, 2010; 8:35 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 elections, 2012, House Dems, Independents, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, Tea Party, taxes
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Top Obama advisers have reached some conclusions about the Dem shellacking and about what they need to do to restore the "early promise of the Obama presidency": The advisers are deeply concerned about winning back political independents, who supported Obama...
The other day, Michael Bloomberg -- whose potential third-party presidential run continues to generate nonstop chatter -- made the highly dubious and gramatically-challenged claim that "a third-party candidate could run the government easier than a partisan political President." Matthew Yglesias...
As the intraparty Dem war over the meaning of the midterms continues, centrist Democrats have been making the case that the big swing of independents for Republicans proves Dems need to move to the middle to recapture this key demographic....
* Women drifting to the GOP? Given the huge amount of effort Dems have put into wooing the female vote, the most amazing number in today's New York Times poll has to be that women support Republicans by four points...
| October 28, 2010; 8:30 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 elections, House Dems, Independents, Labor, Morning Plum, Political media, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans
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