Robert Schlesinger

May 2010


Tea Party Holding Republicans Back

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder argues today that the much ballyhood Tea Party movement may not be helping the GOP at all and may in fact be hurting it. It's a theme I've been riffing on for a while now, and I make a similar argument in my column in ...

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Rand Paul, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Rand Paul is truly the gift that keeps on giving--to Democrats and to the political media. Paul has spent the last day and more trying to walk back his stated discomfort with the Civil Rights Act while maintaining his intellectual honesty and ...

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Rand Paul Embodies the Republican Tea Party Problem

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Rand Paul, the GOP Senate candidate in Kentucky, "unequivocally" stated today that he would not try to overturn the Civil Rights Act if he is elected to the U.S. Senate. It is, he said, "settled" law. In terms of profiles in courage, that's right ...

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5 Reasons Democrats Should be Happy With the Primary Results

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Tuesday's primary results sharpened the emerging anti-incumbent, anti-establishment trend. That included one White House and Democratic establishment-backed incumbent going down (Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter) and another on political life support ...

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