Tag Archive: Midterms


Obama And Mitch McConnell Share A Glass , Or Ten , Of Kentucky Bourbon 

 

 

 

 

SNL Cold Open Drink At White House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hartford Voters Report Slew Of Problems At Polls

 

 

 

” Hartford voters reported a slew of problems at the polls first thing on Tuesday morning — with no monitors at one site, voter registration books missing from another and voting machines that weren’t working.

  Some callers said lines were building and would-be voters gave up without casting a ballot to get to work on time.

  The moderator at the Hartford Seminary polling location in Hartford said they did not have a list for registered voters to check in. Instead, each voter was writing his or her name, address and phone number down on a blank piece of paper and then received a ballot.

  The registration log has since arrived and Gov. Dannel Malloy was able to vote when he arrived this morning.

” A little mix-up here in Hartford with precincts opening up without lists. That’s a little disturbing, but we’ll put it in context. There’s a lot of people that are going to vote today,” he said.   

  With people voting in 169 municipalities today, there are bound to be some wrinkles Malloy said.”

   The State has to get this experience correct just once a year so they have three hundred and sixty three days to prepare and they still cannot be trusted to get it right . Telling , very telling .

NBC Connecticut

Winning The Battle Only To Lose The War , Or Be Careful What You Wish For

 

 

 

 

” In the 1920s, Republicans controlled all branches of the government and passed significant laws dramatically reducing immigration. However, that policy success had an unanticipated side effect. Millions of immigrants at the time were routinely going back and forth between the U.S. and their homeland. The new laws eliminated that option, and so they had to make a choice, and many opted for U.S. citizenship. In the 1930s, they became a key part of the New Deal coalition that gave political control to the Democrats for a generation. That certainly was not what the Republicans had in mind.

Today, the chattering class in D.C. is virtually unanimous in declaring that the Democrats have won the political battle over the so-called government shutdown. But it’s hard to see the overheated rhetoric of the past few weeks having a major impact on the midterm elections. Substantive issues like the economy and the president’s health-care law are far more likely to determine the outcome.

That could be a problem for Harry Reid’s team. The Democrats won the current news cycle by lashing themselves ever more tightly to the president’s health-care law.

The “morphine drip” view that the public will get hooked and vote against their own interests is wrong. In fact, implementation of the law may turn out to be the best thing politically for its opponents.”

 

 

Illustration by Eric Allie