Maher Not Dismayed Over Bayh Bow-out. Moderates Are “Corporatists,” Anyway


Following Evan Bayh’s (D-IN) abrupt retirement, comedian Bill Maher appeared on Anderson Cooper 360° to discuss Congressional inertia.  His first response to the moderate Democrat’s departure?
He wasn’t working. He’s the problem with Congress.
Maher immediately admonished Cooper for referring to Bayh as a “centrist” when, in fact, there’s a perfectly good ad hominem to hurl. “He’s [...]

LAST CALL: Clubbed Thumbs, Birthers’ Liberal Lineage and B*tch Slapping “The Nation”


A DAILY WRAP-UP OF SOME OF MY FAVORITE STORIES OF THE DAY
Between a Rock and Left-Wing Lunacy
JE Tabler writes today about a group of moderate Democrats (yes – you read that correctly) in Chicago who are fighting against the radical left-wing machine – and they have one hell of a fight ahead of them.
Hey Zirin! [...]

Mass. Senate Shift Shakes Up Moderate Democrats, Not Time to Gamble on Obamacare


The smart Democrats in Congress are realizing it is time to back off Obamacare.

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The Death Of Moderate Democrats – by Dick Morris


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How Parker Griffith’s Party switch illustrates the Achilles’ Heel of the Democratic regime.

Ross Douthat: Did The Republicans Blunder On Health Care? – NYTimes.com


Yes, say Jonathan Chait and David Frum, in pre-mortems for the G.O.P.’s efforts to derail the Democratic bill. Chait argues that the Republicans could have sold moderate Democrats on a “vastly more limited” piece of legislation, if they’d been willing to compromise early in the process. Instead, by uniting in lockstep opposition and gambling that […]

Lieberman and Nelson Doubt Medicare Compromise – WSJ.com


WASHINGTON — Two key senators on Sunday raised concerns over one aspect of a proposed compromise on the health-care bill, putting up a hurdle to passage of the measure in the Senate.The proposal to open Medicare to individuals below the age of 65 was a crucial part of a compromise reached last week among senior […]