Newt Gingrich may have won South Carolina. But this wasn’t a Newt victory, as much as it was a devastating rebuke to the national media.
Study the poll numbers. Yes, Romney really dropped the ball with the tax return and 15% capital gains issues, but the numbers started flipping from a Romney landslide to a Newt Gingrich landslide only after the ABC television interview with Newt’s ex-wife.… Read more ...
George Costanza for President Seinfeld shows the way to save the U.S. economy
Remember “Seinfeld”? It was one of the most successful TV series in the history of American television. The show revolved around Jerry Seinfeld and his buddy George Costanza. George was the ultimate loser. Everything he did was a colossal failure.… Read more ...
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Social conservatives and libertarians don’t get along. Here’s a FOX News opinion piece about the recent CPAC Conference illustrating that point. (To my friends on the right: yes, I occasionally read FOX News, holding my nose the whole time.) Social conservatives can’t stand libertarians wanting a voice within the Republican Party, though they courted libertarians eagerly enough in the 2010 election cycle, mostly through the TEA Party concept.
In regards to a possible 2012 presidential run, Nader says he is looking for another progressive candidate to get behind, but has not yet decided whether he will run himself again if he can’t find one that is willing and suitable. He brings up the unfairness of debate exclusion and ballot access barriers, and says he has a new “debate strategy” which he does not elaborate on.… Read more ...
Author’s note: the following article represents my opinions and not those of Independent Political Report. I publish this article here in the belief that IPR readers would be interested in reading one American’s reasons for taking the less-traveled road of independent politics.
As a progressive, politically active American, I frequently take part in discussions about how to realize progressive ideals in American politics.… Read more ...
“People are probably telling him they like him and they like his ideas,” says Palmeri, who ran as a Green Party candidate in 2004 for a state Assembly seat in Oshkosh, earning 9 percent of the vote. “But once voters get inside the voting booth, it becomes really hard for them to vote against one of the two major political parties,” adds Palmeri, an associate communications professor at UW-Oshkosh and now a member of the non-partisan Oshkosh City Council.
Thousands of people rallied today in lower Manhattan in defense of
the Muslim, Arab American and South Asian communities that have been
increasingly demonized in recent months.
The demonstration dwarfed the smaller right-wing, racist mobilization
that was organized in opposition to the planned construction of an
Islamic Community Center several blocks from the site of the former
World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.… Read more ...
For decades now, the great majority of progressives, particularly those in leadership roles, as well as, labor unions, have supported the Democrats unconditionally. No matter what terrible things the Democrats do, progressives have thus far made it clear that they will continue to back them, because they feel the Republicans are worse.
John Rensenbrink explores the relative merits of Nader and McKinney. The article is also relevant to other ideological perspectives in the past and future which see one candidate running as an independent, and another as part of a political party whose views are similar at the same time.
There is this notion that progressive-minded people, who canâ€™t see voting for Obama, have a choice between two outstanding candidates, Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader.
What brings him to town? Barr is giving the keynote address this evening at RightOnline, the rival conservative blogger conference being held across the city. His Netroots Nation visit wasnâ€™t anticipated, but conference political director Josh Orton said he was welcome as long as he paid the regular entrance fee.