“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” squealed liberal writer Thomas Frank. Answer: since the Civil War its almost always voted Republican. In fact, it’s usually one of the most GOP states in the Union. See polysigh.blogspot.com for more. Interwoven throughout Frank’s analysis is that poor and working class whites have abandoned the Democratic Party- or the Party has abandoned them for more upper class voters through the use of “social” issues like abortion. An interesting theory-especially given than rural and outer-suburban counties (even ones with low median incomes) tend to vote GOP while the stereotypically wealthier urban areas and closer suburbs tend to vote Democrat.
Richard Cohen’s WaPo 10/14 column on the Plame leak being no big deal is creating a lot of negative attention . Which may reinforce what I suggested to him last year after a really absurd column on being purple: maybe he needs some time off to unwind and get refocused. Meanwhile, a small NBC/WSJ survey has some startling numbers. Continue reading
After nearly 3 months online it seems that the time has come to post some guidelines, policies and rules for The Democratic Daily. We value everyone’s participation here and look forward to continued success in the blogosphere.
Associated Press writer, Doug Simpson, gives yet another example of the awsome power that comes with hurricanes. For people that have never had to go through a hurricane, their only link to what happens, is what they are able to see in the media or what is relayed through people that live in those zones of destruction. For Hurricane Rita, the MSM concentrated on the catagory of the hurricane, the wind speed, location of the landing, and hypothetical questions of what might happen if this or that were to happen. A universal sigh of fake relief came from the MSM, as the storm reduced in wind speed. They talked about how much worse it could have been and a lot … Continue reading
Still, I miss Al to a certain degree. His infusion of “populism” into the 2000 campaign is exactly what the Democratic Party and the Country needed. Yet, the Washington Post notes today that Gore will not run in ’08 and also links to a New Yorker story about Gore (Issue of 2004-09-13) that is quite interesting, particularly Gore’s observation of the rihgt-wing. Also the New Yorker story notes that contrary to some press reports, Gore and Kerry got along well as Senators and Al Gore considers Kerry someone who is honest and upfront about his feelings, no matter what they are. Quips from the Gore story in the New Yorker: Gore was quick to distinguish the Bush Administration from any … Continue reading
It seems like Laura Bush did not tire herself out pulling nails from her nail apron yesterday for George W. After the pitiful display she and George W put on in Covington LA for the BIG photo-op, she has the energy today to go to Virgina and help with fund raising. Seems like the first lady is filling in the blanks for the void she calls a husband. Local news station,WDSU, reports that both Laura Bush and Dick Cheney will be in Virginia within a week apart. Where does she get all this energy? First Lady Laura Bush is hosting a Kilgore fundraising event Wednesday night in McLean. Vice President Dick Cheney will be featured for a private fundraiser in … Continue reading
I first mentioned the The TFA Forum (Time For Action) here, three days before the Forum happened. Martin Folse, the owner of HTV 10 KFOL/KJUN, our local Tri-Parish station, became the voice of our people, and pushed to get the forum together. Invitations were extended to local, state and federal officials. Mr. Folse also invited members of the National Media to come and help with a national link to allow the nation to see it and get the message out. Yesterday, I found a story, that finally got out into the MSM, in WaPo. You can read the full story here. As everyone can imagine, The President, avoided coming to one of the parishes that he chose to ignore for … Continue reading
Put simply, according to the New York Times recently most of the people who left the state of Louisiana are voters in heavily Democratic New Orleans. This will shift state power away from New Orleans to the more rural and suburban areas of the state. On the upside for Democrats, Lousiana had been losing population for sometime and was down to only 9 electoral votes-and was expected to lose at least one seat after the 2010 census before Katrina. Meanwhile Nevada has grown to 5 electoral votes and may grow more.