Tag Archives: Democrats

Outtakes From Outrage

The producers of Outrage send us this amusing clip of outtakes from the movie, asking that time-honored question.

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Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) Switching Parties, Democrats Rejoicing

Moderate Republican Sen. Arlen Specter is switching to the Democratic Party, offering renewed hope of a filibuster-proof voting block for Senate Democrats. In a statement issued about noon as the Capitol was digesting the stunning turn of events, Mr. Specter said he had concluded that his party had moved too far to the right, a fact demonstrated by the migration …

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Dems Want To Send Rush A Message

The Democratic Party is going to put a billboard up near Rush Limbaugh’s house and wants input on what the message should be. Suggestions?

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Calls For Burris To Resign Grow Louder

Ever since Blago appointee Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) admitted this week that he tried to raise money for the disgraced former governor in a quid pro quo for his seat, there have been calls for him to resign. Today both the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune posted editorials demanding his resignation over having perjured himself when asked about Blago. …

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Stimulated: Liberal Media Gives GOP Twice The Airtime Of Democrats

Via Think Progress comes this graph showing who the cable news programs are going for commentary on Barack Obama’s stimulus package. In total, from 6 AM on Monday to 4 PM on Wednesday, the networks have hosted Republican lawmakers 51 times and Democratic lawmakers only 24 times. Surprisingly, Fox News came the closest to offering balance, hosting 8 Republicans and …

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Blago Booted

Rod Blagojevich and his hair brush were unanimously booted out of office yesterday by the Illinois senate in a 59-0 vote. Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday without a single lawmaker coming to his defense, brought down by a government-for-sale scandal that stretched from Chicago to Capitol Hill and turned the foul-mouthed politician into a national punchline. …

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Ohio’s Former Faith-Based Programs Head Busted On Pimping Charge

Pimpin’ ho’s makes dat baby Jeebus cry, yo. The former head of faith-based programs in Ohio was arrested Wednesday on charges he promoted prostitution, local news organizations report. WCMH-TV reports that Robert McFadden, director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland until October 2007, faces seven felony charges, including promotion of prostitution. He is …

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Malcolm Smith Elected Majority Leader Of New York Senate

One of the most contentious, embarrassing, and ridiculous sagas in the history of the New York Democratic party (and that’s saying something) is over. Democrats have taken control of New York’s Senate for the first time in 43 years after whittling away the Republicans’ last stronghold in state government over the last decade and then fending off a challenge from …

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GOP Tries To Block Slasher Senator

The litany of woes for New York Senate Democrats continue. After his arrest last month for slashing his girlfriend with a broken glass, a resolution is being circulated to prevent Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) from taking office this week. Hiram Monserrate’s first day in the state Senate this week is shaping up to be a nasty one, with political opponents already …

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Diaz Steps Up The Hate

Anti-gay New York Sen. Ruben Diaz, the ringleader of New York’s now-infamous “Gang Of Three” dissident Democratic senators, has been distributing the flyer below to the press, apparently in reaction to criticism from gay rights and labor groups.Via New York Magazine: It appears that Ruben “I hate gay people more than I like getting things done” Diaz Sr. is beginning …

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Blago’s Terrible Hair Declares Itself Innocent Of Everything

Via HuffPo: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich defiantly proclaimed his innocence Friday and said that he will not let a “political lynch mob” force him to resign. “I will fight. I will fight. I will fight until I take my last breath,” Blagojevich said in his first official statement since being arrested last week on federal corruption charges. “And I’m not …

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NY Sen-Elect Dem Arrested For Assault

Democratic New York Senator-elect Hiram Monserrate was arrested yesterday for hitting his girlfriend with a beer bottle. The injury reportedly lacerated the woman’s face severely and required 20-40 stitches to close. A former NYC Councilman representing Queens (yesterday was his last day), Monserrate was at one time in league with the “Gang Of Three” dissident NY Senate Democrats, although he …

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Blame The Gays: New York Senate Deal Falling Apart DEAD, Anti-Gay Dems Cut Off

UPDATE: I’m moving this post back to the top because of a breaking development. NY state Sen. Malcolm Smith now says he’s cut off negotiations with the anti-gay “Gang Of Three” because he’d “rather wait two more years to take charge of the Senate” than kowtow to a trio anti-gay Democrats. Sen. Malcolm Smith said today that he will cease …

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NY Senate Democrats Back Off Promise For Marriage Equality In 2009

New York Senate Democrats are now telling the press that they may not bring up marriage equality in the upcoming session and may not do so at all until after the 2011 election. This, after encouraging boatloads of campaign donations from the LGBT community with the attached promise of bringing same-sex marriage to a vote. “We want to get there, …

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Dems Take NY Senate Majority

The Democratic Party has won a majority in the New York State Senate for the first time in 44 years. And not since 1935 have the Democrats controlled both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion. However, the presumptive Senate Majority Leader, Malcolm Smith, faces a quartet of Democratic senators (all from NYC) who have so far refused …

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Dems Gay-Bait Sen. Mitch McConnell

In an uncharacteristic turn, this time it’s the Democrats that are gay-baiting a candidate, accusing famously anti-gay Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of being a closet case via this Village People ad. Conservative queer James Kirchick writes in the National Review: With prominent exceptions (the inquisition over Mark Foley and the anti-gay witch hunt that followed, Bill Clinton’s touting his support …

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BREAKING: Arkansas Democratic Chairman Shot At Little Rock Headquarters

Arkansas Democratic Chairman Bill Gwatney was shot today in the party’s Little Rock offices and is in critical condition. A gunman entered the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters Wednesday and shot the party chairman, who was hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said. The gunman asked to speak to the party chairman, Bill Gwatney, and fired three shots at the office near …

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Pam Spaulding’s DNC Travel Fund

Pam Spaulding and her team of co-bloggers are among the very short list of LGBT activists on the Democratic National Convention committee’s list of officially invited bloggers. Pam’s House Blend is also the only blog with press credentials with a transgender blogger on its roster. Since the sanctioned bloggers have to pay their own way, please consider contributing to Pam’s …

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Ralph Nader Sues Dems

Ralph Nader is suing the Democratic Party, claiming party officials conspired to keep him from taking votes away from John Kerry and worked to keep him off the ballot in the 2004 election. Nader’s lawsuit, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court, also named as co-defendants Kerry’s campaign, the Service Employees International Union and several so-called 527 organizations such as …

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HRC Questionaire Results

The Human Rights Campaign has released the results of its questionnaire (PDF) posed to all Democratic presidential candidates, where they express universal support for ENDA, the hate crimes bills, gay adoption, same-sex spousal immigration rights, increased AIDS funding, the repeal of DADT, and science-based sex education and disease prevention. All candidates also support changes in how the federal government recognizes …

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