Brad Bannon


October 2010


Round 2 of 'Republicans: Funny or Sad?'

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Two weeks ago, we played America’s hottest new political game, “Funny or Sad,” on the Thomas Jefferson Street blog and the verdict was unanimous--everybody hated it. I had more comments on my Funny or Sad post than any of the other posts I have written and Republicans felt I was making fun of ...

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TAGS:
Republican Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Obama, Barack
economic stimulus
deficit and national debt
Reagan, Ronald
Bush, George W.
Bush, George H.W.
Rove, Karl
Democratic Party
national security terrorism and the military

Obama’s Decision to Resume Deepwater Oil Drilling Is Folly

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With all the election news, nobody paid much attention, which is probably what the administration wanted, but Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced last week that the federal government would allow the oil companies to resume deepwater oil drilling. The secretary made this call even though ...

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Obama, Barack
energy policy and climate change
oil
BP
Gulf of Mexico
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Salazar, Ken

Are Republicans Funny or Are They Sad?

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The great playwrights of ancient Greece believed that tragedy and comedy were opposite sides of the same coin. In that spirit, I have invented a new game, called “Funny or Sad,” that you all can play at home.

We could play Monopoly, which has been around a lot longer than Funny or Sad. But with all ...

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TAGS:
Republican Party
Democratic Party
abortion
California
marijuana
death penalty
Obama, Barack
national security terrorism and the military
government
Rove, Karl
Bush, George W.
Iraq war (2003-2011)

The Enthusiasm Gap Is Killing Democrats in the 2010 Election

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The enthusiasm gap is killing us.

Progressives need to get their butts in gear in the next 26 days to get their friends and family out to vote. There is a tough battle on to maintain Democratic control of the House and Senate.

While the outcome of the contest for control of Congress is in doubt, it ...

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TAGS:
Republican Party
tea party
Democratic Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
2012 presidential election
Pelosi, Nancy
energy policy and climate change
unemployment
economy
Obama, Barack

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