Tag Archive for Democrats

Perspectives on Iowa

The Iowa caucuses are behind us and the real winner from the event is clearly President Obama.  It’s the first contest of this election year and with the New Hampshire Primary close behind, it’s far too early for certain Republican challengers to throw in the towel.  Iowa and New Hampshire are both small states.  Iowa…

Rep. Barney Frank to Retire

Rep. Barney Frank at 2010 Harry S Truman Award Dinner

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank announced today that he will retire from Congress and not seek re-election.  Frank’s seat, in a liberal stronghold of the Western Boston suburbs is not at risk to going Republican, but his decision is a loss for Democrats because of his strong opinions, debate skills and his intellect.  Barney has a…

Tom Friedman’s Thanksgiving Gift to Obama

Tom Friedman is a columnist for the New York Times. And I find his work inconsistent. Sometimes I love what he writes and other times, I think he had too much to drink when he wrote it.  But today’s column is a gem and one Obama detractors ought to read. From the column: I voted…

A Matter of Trust

The enormity of the Kindee Durkee scandal still hasn’t completely sunk in. A number of elected Democrats and Democratic candidates are still assessing the damage to their accounts. But for Durkee, the damage is done. The local newspapers are doing a great job covering the story and each day’s newest detail is as shocking as…