Tag Archives: 2010 elections

In the states: GOP control puts women, students, the poor in crosshairs

Kansas to become an “abortion free zone” … states enacting “covenant marriages” that are near impossible to leave … privatized Medicaid that allows HMOs to function as literal “death panels” and more. Glimpse the future — one that could be … Continue reading

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Pew poll: voters unenthused by midterm results

A new Pew poll finds fewer than half of Americans feel good about the results of last week’s “shellacking” election, and an alarming number don’t expect the new Congress to get much done.

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Rick Scott: ‘let’s get to work…! now take this awesome gift card’

You really can’t make this stuff up. Rick Scott, the guy who slinked out of his former hospital corporation, Columbia/HCA, with a $300 million golden parachute before the company settled with the federal government to the tune of $1.7 billion … Continue reading

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Alex Sink: meet the mirror. You lost because of YOU, and your state party (**UPDATED**)

I wasn’t going to do any more retrospectives on the 2010 election, because I’m already on to the business of how we progressives move forward. But if there’s one thing I hate in politics, it’s people pointing the finger at … Continue reading

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Tim Wise to tea party: enjoy it while it lasts

The inimitable Tim Wise breaks down the election as only he can: There have always been those who wanted to take the country back. There were those who, in past years, wanted to take the country back to a time … Continue reading

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Read this: why Democrats lost

Kenneth Quinnell, formerly of the Kendrick Meek campaign and now back to the Florida Progressive Coalition (and ThinkProgress) offers a candid assessment of what went wrong for Florida Democrats on November 2nd. Short version: a suckish state party, a compromising … Continue reading

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(Video) Joy on MSNBC: the Fox News candidates

I think it was a bit of a faux pas mentioning the Network that Is Not News on MSNBC, but Media Matters picks up the clip in which your humble TRR editor discusses the Fox training received by our “grassroots” … Continue reading

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The Age of Orange

Republicans are poised to go from a 77 seat minority in the U.S. House of Representatives to a 37-seat majority in what is looking like the slowest wave in recorded history. Behold, the Age of Orange.

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Gulp … Get your TRR Election 2010 predictions here

Okay, here we go… enjoy (or hate) and we’ll see if I’m right at poll closing time. Short version: I think it might not be as big a tsunami as Republicans are hoping for. The idea that Republicans are going … Continue reading

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Blogsurfing: An ill wind blowing through the Sunshine State?

What’s percolating on the Florida blogs this morning? Over at SaintPetersblog, Peter Schorsch breaks down the bad, very bad, nasty numbers facing Democrats in the I-4. Read them here, but only while sitting down, preferably with a good, stiff drink. … Continue reading

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