Did SEIU Just Threaten to Become Their Own Caricature of Ralph Nader?

By: Tuesday March 16, 2010 12:09 pm

I always thought Ralph Nader was turned into an evil caricature. He was unfairly depicted as actively trying to get George Bush elected by pulling away votes from Al Gore in Florida. While I think it is fair to question his actions, I do believe Nader ran in 2000 for reasons at least he thought [...]

NY-23rd: The Failure Of Blue Dogging

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 7:30 am

The biggest overlooked aspect of the NY-23rd special congressional election is Democratic candidate Bill Owens. NY-23 is a Republican-leaning district but not overwhelmingly so. George W. Bush just barely beat Al Gore in 2000 (49%-47%), and in 2008 Obama easily carried the district (52%-47%). It is a reddish district but not deep red. Bill Owens [...]

GOP: Run, Teabaggers Run

By: Saturday October 31, 2009 3:10 pm

Dede Scozzafava’s announcement that she would suspend her campaign is a huge victory for Doug Hoffman, third parties, and the conservative grassroots. Whether it will be a true victory for the Republican Party is less certain. Like rats fleeing a sinking ship, the Republican Party has moved quickly to jump on the Hoffman bandwagon. They [...]

Republican Drops Out Of NY-23rd Congressional Race

By: Saturday October 31, 2009 8:56 am

The local Watertown Daily Times is reporting that Dede Scozzafava, the Republican candidate for the special election to fill the NY-23rd congressional district, has just suspended her campaign. The announcement comes only days before the election. Scozzafava was facing Democratic party candidate Bill Owens and Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman. Recently, Hoffman has been gaining [...]

NY-23: Schadenfreude Runs Deep in Special Congressional Election

By: Friday October 23, 2009 4:10 pm

Schadenfreude is a German word meaning deriving pleasure from others’ misfortunes. It is the emotion that best describes what I feel watching the Republican Party candidate Dede Scozzafava and Conservatives Party candidate Doug Hoffman tear each other apart in the special election to fill the House seat in NY-23. An insufficiently conservative Republican is facing [...]