A Republican’s Insight: Is There a Chance for a Democratic Foothold in the South?

EDITORS NOTE: The following post was to be posted in our comments by Donnie from Houma, LA. Donnie appeared on The Democratic Daily about a week or so ago, fresh from the Katrina disaster in LA, Donnie and I struck up a conversation about what was really going on in LA. Donnie is registered Republican, who’s not at all happy with the way things are going down there. I’ve invited Donnie from Houma, LA to share his insight with our readers. Here’s his first post in what we hope will be a series based on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Donnie from Houma, LA: As promised, get ready for my own style of shock and awe. This is the gift … Continue reading

Welcome to Camp Katrina

In the aftermath of this unbelievable tragedy, emotions are running high, fear being one of them. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind, but in the midst of the horror, some beautiful, uplifting stories are unfolding. Colorado has invited 1000 survivors to make a new home in this sun-filled, high-spirited, DRY, infinitely friendly place. The people are overjoyed at this opportunity to embrace these Americans who have just been through hell. Here are some excerpts from the Rocky Mountain News: Volunteers canceled Labor Day weekend plans and worked around the clock to cart off truckloads of debris and mop away years of grime. In a massive outpouring of support — from pastors to policy wonks, from cops to … Continue reading

Senator John Kerry on Resignation of FEMA Director Michael Brown

Michael Brown has resigned as the head of FEMA. I just recieved the following brief statement from John Kerry’s press office. Kerry is in Louisiana today delivering supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims. I think this statement just about says it all… no need to say more! BATON ROUGE – Below is a statement from Senator John Kerry on the resignation of FEMA Director Michael Brown. “Long overdue. Too little, too late.”

Power Outage in Los Angeles

Still no word about what happened here in Los Angeles, but we had some sort of major power outage city wide. My power went down at about 12:30 pst. If anyone had a problem accessing The Democratic Daily, our servers are located in Los Angeles. Just a little side note on the L.A. power outage. Residents could not even get through the DWP (power company). I decided to call my local LAPD station… Here’s the gist of my conversation with the desk commander: When I called LAPD they said they did not even know what was going on. I said “Could it be terrorists” and the cop replied “I don’t know”. “Well that’s encouraging I said. “Just be glad we … Continue reading

Bullet Point Arguments on Senator Hatch’s Opening Statement on the Roberts’ Nomination

Here are some bullet points arguments on Senator Orrin Hatch’s statement today: Judicial Philosophy and the Marshall Nomination: · When Thurgood Marshall was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1967, Kennedy said that senators ­ as part of our Constitutional duty to advise and consent – should not reject a nominee because they don¹t agree with him on every issue. · Kennedy did not say we should never consider judicial philosophy during the confirmation process. This is particularly important today because the President has made it clear that judicial philosophy is an important criterion in choosing his nominees. · If judicial philosophy is important to the White House in selecting a nominee, then the Senate is entitled to consider it … Continue reading