Daily Archives: January 14, 2009

>Obama Takes Reagan’s Path

>”Against the backdrop of something approaching national panic,” Barack Obama’s inauguration next week is drawing many comparisons “to Franklin Roosevelt’s at the height of the Depression” writes Steve Kornacki.

“But from a political standpoint, a more meaningful parallel can be drawn between the president-elect and Ronald Reagan as he prepared to assume the presidency 28 years ago. Although they are ideological opposites, there are meaningful similarities between the appeal both men demonstrated as candidates and the circumstances under which they won election.”

Another parallel from Mike Allen: “One of President Reagan’s first moves when he came to town: dinner with George F. Will.”

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Obama Takes Reagan’s Path

“Against the backdrop of something approaching national panic,” Barack Obama’s inauguration next week is drawing many comparisons “to Franklin Roosevelt’s at the height of the Depression” writes Steve Kornacki.

“But from a political standpoint, a more meaningful parallel can be drawn between the president-elect and Ronald Reagan as he prepared to assume the presidency 28 years ago. Although they are ideological opposites, there are meaningful similarities between the appeal both men demonstrated as candidates and the circumstances under which they won election.”

Another parallel from Mike Allen: “One of President Reagan’s first moves when he came to town: dinner with George F. Will.”

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>Kennedy’s Support Fades in New York

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New York voters, by a 31% to 24% margin, prefer State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over Caroline Kennedy for appointment to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat, a new Quinnipiac poll shows.

However, most voters still believe that Gov. David Paterson will ultimately pick Kennedy for the seat.

Political Wire

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Kennedy’s Support Fades in New York

New York voters, by a 31% to 24% margin, prefer State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over Caroline Kennedy for appointment to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat, a new Quinnipiac poll shows.

However, most voters still believe that Gov. David Paterson will ultimately pick Kennedy for the seat.

Political Wire

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New DSCC Chairman Bob Menendez Speaks to Us

I received the following message in my inbox this morning. It is a message from the newly appointed Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Bob Menendez:

“Senator Schumer has told me repeatedly how important the DSCC’s grassroots were to our stunning victories over the last two election cycles.

So I was honored to have recorded a special video for the online community as one of my first actions as the DSCC chair.

I am so excited to work with you and with great Democrats across the country to hold our majority and win even more Senate seats in 2010. The challenges we face are steep, but I am confident that with your continued dedication, we will succeed.

Thank you so much for everything you have done and will do again for the DSCC.”

 

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New DSCC Chairman Bob Menendez Speaks to Us

I received the following message in my inbox this morning. It is a message from the newly appointed Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Bob Menendez:

“Senator Schumer has told me repeatedly how important the DSCC’s grassroots were to our stunning victories over the last two election cycles.

So I was honored to have recorded a special video for the online community as one of my first actions as the DSCC chair.

I am so excited to work with you and with great Democrats across the country to hold our majority and win even more Senate seats in 2010. The challenges we face are steep, but I am confident that with your continued dedication, we will succeed.

Thank you so much for everything you have done and will do again for the DSCC.”

 

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>Middletown Budget Workshop Meeting Tonight

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If anyone is interested, I would like to point out that there is a budget workshop meeting planned for tonight in Middletown down at town hall.

If you would like to express your concerns about how your tax dollars will be spent or have any thoughts on how Middletown can trim excess dollars from the upcoming budget, now is the time to speak up. 
It doesn’t matter what political affiliation you subscribe to, this is about how your money is spent. Let the Mayor and other committee members know how you feel: 
DATE: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
TIME: 7:00 PM BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING

PLACE: Middletown Town Hall
Main Meeting Room
One Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748
at which time the following matters of business will be conducted:

7:00 PM BUDGET WORKSHOP SESSION

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO FOLLOW

and any other matters that may come before the Township Committee.

  

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