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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Texas poised to become a swing state maybe by 2016

This is simple math, Bill Clinton style.

  • Latinos are 30% of the Texas voting population and we know they support Democrats (70% voted for Obama in the 2012 election)
  • African Americans are 12% of the Texas voting population and we know they also support Democrats (93% voted for Obama in the 2012 election)
  • Obama still got 41% of the vote in Texas even though the Democratic Party has not invested serious resources in Texas for a while
But before you jump the gun and conclude that the 41% Obama got in 2012 was precisely the 30% Latino plus 12% African American I mentioned above, consider that
  • Just over 2 million eligible Hispanics did not vote
And this is just Hispanics.
  • Add to that all other democrats who just don't bother because they believe Texas is still a reliable red state (blacks, women, young, Liberal whites. And yes, there are a lot of Liberal whites in Texas) and you get the picture

Texas is ripe for blue harvesting. It is a matter now of resources to start organizing.

Spread the word!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Romney lacks even those "executive" skills he likes to brag about

"[Romney] lacks even those "executive" skills he likes to brag about. What kind of executive keeps his money in the Cayman Islands while running for president? What kind of executive renovates his La Jolla mansion -- complete with a new elevator for his cars -- during a campaign? These are not issues of ideology but of common sense. Would you really want this man running your company?"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

PPACA is complicated. Why? Obama wanted to accommodate the private market

PPACA is too complicated. But the reason is because of the Obama administration attempted to accommodate the private health insurance market. Private insurance companies would get 30 million new customers with a check in hand. The dream of every business. Reform would have been much simpler if PPACA would have just been Medicare For All.

Will the private insurance companies thank and appreciate that effort? Of course not. They campaigned and will campaign against Obama and democrats.

Instead of proposing real progressive ideas that work, Obama wanted to appease the right and got what he bargained for: wasted his political capital and runs the risk of getting his bill nullified by an activist and political SCOTUS.

Lesson for next time. When you have the power use it to push real liberal solutions, not watered down version designed to appease, that at the end do not solve the problem and do it appease.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Romney Campaign on Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: "We will get back to you on that"

From politico

During a conference call held earlier in the morning, a Romney aide was unable to answer a straightforward question about the former governor's position on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which Obama signed into law amid heavy Republican opposition.

"We'll get back to you on that," the aide replied, when asked about the law by The Huffington Post.

Roughly two hours later, Romney's campaign clarified his stance -- but not before the Obama campaign got in a few licks, sending out a statement of disapproval from Ledbetter herself.

Darrell Issa Political Hypocrisy on GSA Oversight

From Politico:

A March 2007 piece on NPR said:
"Republicans stuck up for Doan. Darrell Issa of California noted that she has been running GSA for just eight months: 'In your eight months, I think you've probably found what I found in my nearly seven years now: That this is a bureaucracy that will resist you at every point, isn't it?' Doan's reply: 'You're absolutely right.'"

At another hearing three months later, Issa told Doan "I think you've done a very good job of explaining that you are consistent, that you have in fact told the truth and the whole truth, and that, if you've made any mistake, it's been, in fact, allowing those leading questions and what-ifs from people who were trying to make a case on you, from a prosecutor who was not independent in the sense of unbiased but in fact who gets paid to try to find makeable cases, who asked you unreasonable questions and clearly, clearly lied about the fact that this would be kept private -- either lied through his action or lied through his subordinates' action when information that was given under oath, confidentially, under that assurance, consistent with the federal laws, was leaked. And I'm sorry. I'm sorry for your agency and for those men and women who may have gotten 3s or 4s or 2s, not necessarily perfect scores but in fact deserved not to have their private lives and their performance made public."