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Instead of seeking a respected moderate to recruit candidates who might be palatable to the middle of the road undecided voter, the Democratic caucus is going to choose between Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey and Louisiana Rep. Bill Jefferson to run the DCCC next go round.
Both are vocal lefties on almost all issues. Jefferson, who is African-American, is seen as preferential to Markey, in part because he is a new face and it would give the Congressional Black Caucus a seat at the leadership table.
“But there is no way that either of those guys helps the party woo moderates,” says a DCCC staffer. “Lowey went after liberals who tried to play at being moderate and it failed because the voters seemed to understand they were liberals. Now it just seems we’re going to recruit more of the same.”p> JACKSON’S HOLE br> Former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson has quietly begun speaking to influential Democrats in Washington and elsewhere to measure whether to mount a new challenge to current Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe when the DNC’s executive board meets in February. The New York Times reported last week that Jackson, who squared off against McAuliffe for control of the DNC in 2001, had sent a letter to McAuliffe demanding a meeting of the DNC board where McAuliffe could explain the Democrats’ recent defeat.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online