Daily Archives: October 24, 2010

Brady Bonk comments on Former President Clinton…

… and his remarks on the Obama student loan changes.
Why aren’t we hearing more of this?

 

It is titled “Student Lones”:

clipped from ketchupisavegetable.com
By the way, the Washington Post article I linked to in the last post contains a incredibly good point made by the former President, an accomplishment of these Democrats that they should by shouting from the rooftops, but that they just aren’t talking about one bit: They reformed student loans.

Clinton reserves time near the end of his speeches to talk about student-loan policy change, an Obama accomplishment he says isn’t getting its due on the campaign trail. Clinton bemoans that the United States has fallen from first to ninth in the world in the percentage of adults with a four-year college degree – because too many students drop out for fear that they can’t repay their loans.

Democrats overhauled student-loan policy to cap monthly repayments at 10 percent of discretionary income – a law Clinton says Republicans want to repeal.

Why in God’s green earth isn’t every Democrat running for anything touting this marvelous accomplishment?

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I’d like to take a moment to talk with all my friends around the country who haven’t decided if they will vote this year…

Quite frankly, there is not much of a choice here: if you don’t vote, you will condemn us to changes in our country that will be hard to live with and harder to overcome in the future.

For instance, Republican Senate candidates Linda McMahon in Connecticut, Rand Paul in Kentucky, John Raese in West Virginia, and Dino Rossi in Washington have all pledged to roll back or eliminate the minimum wage.

Sharron Angle in Nevada, Ken Buck in Colorado, and Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania have all talked about privatizing Social Security — or eliminating it altogether.

Twenty of this year’s Republican candidates for the Senate have been asked about climate change, and 19 of them have said that the science is wrong.

Taking stances this extreme has serious consequences. However, Pat Toomey is slipping in Pennsylvania; In Wisconsin, Ron Johnson is losing ground; Raese, Paul, and Buck are running out of steam. If you get out and vote, either in early voting this week or on November 2nd, you will have the effect of helping the progressive force in Congress solve the real problems made in the eight years of the Bush Administration.

So PLEASE VOTE. And encourage your friends to vote. And, if you have the time, send out e-mail or make phone calls to get folks to vote.

You won’t regret it.

Quote of the Week… Tim Kaine defies conventional wisdom.

I heard Kaine say this yesterday… guess this will be an active week.
Video at ABCNews site:
clipped from abcnews.go.com

Does Tim Kaine, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, know something all the pundits, pollsters and political prognosticators don’t?
In a bold prediction – either a sign he is wiser than the conventional wisdom, eternally optimistic, or staying on message until the bitter end – Kaine told “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour that Democrats would maintain control of the House in the midterm elections nine days from now. 

Amanpour asked him the political question of the year: does he think Democrats will keep the House of Representatives in their control?

 

“I do, I do. I think it’s going to be close. These races are very close, but from this point forward, it’s all about turnout and ground game. And we’re seeing good early voting trends and we’ve got work to do, but we think we can do it.”

So is all the polling wrong, Amanpour asked. Kaine didn’t address that question, but said the wind was at Democrats’ backs.

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Stats on California from this morning’s LA Times…

Looks like Jerry Brown is going to be Governor again…
clipped from www.latimes.com
Jerry Brown’s lead doubles in a month; little change in Senate race

Defections from Meg Whitman‘s ranks on the part of women, Latinos and nonpartisan voters have fueled a surge by Jerry Brown in the race for governor, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll.

 

The shift comes after a tumultuous month for the Republican candidate that has led some voters to question her veracity and her handling of accusations by an illegal immigrant housekeeper.

 

Brown, the Democratic attorney general and former governor, led Whitman 52% to 39% among likely voters, the poll found. His advantage has more than doubled since a Times/USC poll in September.
The abrupt movement in the race for governor came as Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer held onto her 8-point margin over Republican Carly Fiorina in the U.S. Senate contest. Boxer’s 50% to 42% lead was statistically unchanged from September’s 51% to 43% edge.
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