Tag Archives: demographics

Greatly Exaggerated Rumours, Jack Layton Edition

by matttbastard Michael Valpy addresses the current conventional wisdom that without Jack Layton, the NDP — and Canada’s left — is now doomed, doomed, DOOMED! Ahem. Sorry ’bout that. Now, where were we? Oh! Right. Valpy: When polls from the … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

by matttbastard Elrod @ TMV on one of the other racist songs on that CD that Chip Saltsman handed out to the RNC, The Star-Spanglish Banner: Did the GOP learn nothing by baiting Latinos the last few years? Is the … Continue reading

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Colin Powell Calls Out Sarah Palin and the GOP Over “Small Town Values”

by matttbastard I’m sure by now you’re all overwhelmed with nostalgia for the 2008 presidential campaign (you betcha!) I mean, it’s been, what, just over a month since the election, right?  So, to help satisfy your endless electioneering jones, check … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera: Courting the ‘grey’ vote

by matttbatard Elderly voters are considered to be the most reliable group of voters in the US, needing no encouragement to get down to the polling station. So, it’s no surprise that senior citizens have become one of the most … Continue reading

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Getting Used to a Black President – Melissa Harris-Lacewell

by matttbastard ForaTV: Political scientist Melissa Harris-Lacewell examines how Barack Obama may affect Americans’ conceptualization of race and the Presidency, should he be elected to the position. Full video here. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Throwing darts at a board

by matttbastard As the countdown to the clinch continues, the Village Idiots are growing ever more idiotic at the prospect of talking gibberish when Senator Barack Obama becomes the first black nominee for president of the USA. David Gergen, charter … Continue reading

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“The years teach much which the days never knew.”

by matttbastard Because it bears repeating: After turning 50 in September, I became somewhat obsessed with the age of bloggers. I discovered I could find a lot of male bloggers in the 50-and-older category. But where are the women? I … Continue reading

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A Snowball’s Chance in Hell?

by mattttbastard Washington Post Op-Ed columnist E.J. Dionne discusses the chances of an atheist candidate being elected President of the United States. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Nevada Fall Out UPDATE: Obama Did NOT Win Delegates…Or Did He?

by matttbastard Originally uploaded by Barack Obama According to The Nation, despite getting thumped in today’s Nevada caucuses, the Obama camp claims that Obama still wins 13 national delegates to Clinton’s 12. The press release: Senator Obama was awarded 13 … Continue reading

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