Dan Chmielewski


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M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I: how GOP spells DEFEAT

HT to Politico.com The Democrats are now 4-for-4 in taking special elections in “safe” Republican strongholds.  Tonight, Northern Mississippi has gone BLUE. from Politico:  Childers wins Miss. special election Democrats picked up a northern Mississippi House seat in one of the most conservative-minded districts in the country Tuesday night — an upset  that will reverberate…

McCain Lobbyists Resign Over Ties to Myanmar Military Junta

Marty Wisckol had an item in today’s paper about an 8-person meeting with Floyd Brown last week in Irvine; Brown is responsible for the negative ads about Willie Horton that painted 1988 Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis as soft on crime when statistics told quite the opposite story.  And my state assemblyman Chuck DeVore was there to defend…

Bob Barr announces Libertarian bid for president

Former Georgia congressman Bob Barr has launched a bid for the libertarian party nomination for president.  Barr was the congressman who initiated impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton despite having his own history of extramartial affairs and requesting that his first wife have an abortion. Details here. With so many conservatives unhappy with the McCain nomination?…

IOKIYAR: The Spousal Tax Return Edition

IOKIYAR means “It’s OK if you’re a Republican” and in today’s edition, we focus on spousal tax returns of presidential candidates.  Of course, Republicans went balistic when the Clinton’s released their tax returns to show they made millions since leaving the White House (like Capitalism is a bad thing).  Not a lot of cackling on the…

Recall Denham Anyway

With State Senate president calling off support the for recall of State Senator Jeff Dunham in the spirit of compromise to ask Republicans to pass a timely budget this year, there’s some chest thumping on the part of some Republicans that this was a sign that the Denham recall effort didn’t really have popular support. …