Brad Bannon


November 2010


Obama Should End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Himself

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Mr. President. Don’t ask the lame duck session of Congress to end "don't ask, don't tell." Just tell Congress that you’ll do it yourself.

The president is moving cautiously to avoid kicking up a hornet’s nest by ending the Pentagon’s policy, but in the long run, he is hurting himself more than he is ...

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TAGS:
Mullen, Mike
Gates, Robert
Republican Party
Congress
Obama, Barack
LGBT rights
national security terrorism and the military

Democrats Lost Because of Unemployment, Not Spending

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Tuesday's electoral disaster was not surprising since the best message that Democrats could come up with for the midterms was “voting for us is better than a sharp stick in the eye." Not surprisingly, voters did not flock to our banner. Believe me, I know. As a Democratic strategist and pollster,

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TAGS:
Democratic Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
unemployment
economy
deficit and national debt
health care
health care reform
Gibbs, Robert
Obama, Barack
Clinton, Bill

The 2010 Election Returns' Worst News for Obama, Democrats

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The most troubling aspect of yesterday's election was the GOP success in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Democrats lost both governors' races and several House incumbents in each state. Both states also elected new Republican U.S. Senators. Barack Obama won both states in 2008 and needs to win them again to ...

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TAGS:
energy policy and climate change
deficit and national debt
2012 presidential election
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Obama administration
Obama, Barack
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Democratic Party
Republican Party
unemployment

Democrats Need to Reconnect With Lower Income Voters

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The Democrats need to reach out with populist message to white voters at the low end of the economic pyramid. Today's exit polls indicate that the GOP won a big majority (54 percent to 44 percent) of white voters living in households where the income is less than $50,000. FDR must be spinning ...

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TAGS:
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Republican Party
Democratic Party
politics
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

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