Daily Archives: January 6, 2010

Are Democrats "Dropping Like Flies"? Not Really

Political Wire

With news of four Democrats dropping their bids yesterday, ABC News says that Democrats “are dropping like flies.”

But Steve Benen notes that Republican retirements, at least for now, still outnumber Democratic retirements.

“In the House, 14 GOP incumbents have decided not to seek re-election, while 10 Democratic incumbents have made the same announcement… In the Senate, six Republican incumbents have decided not to seek re-election, while two Democratic incumbents have made the same announcement.”

“Among governors, several incumbents in both parties are term-limited and prevented from running again, but only three Democrats who can seek re-election — Parkinson in Kansas, Doyle in Wisconsin, and Ritter in Colorado — have chosen not to. For Republicans, the number is four — Douglas in Vermont, Rell in Connecticut, Crist in Florida, and Pawlenty in Minnesota. (Update: the GOP number is five if we include Palin in Alaska.)”

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Learn to Speak Tea Bag

(Hat tip to Juan Melli and Jorge Santos via Rob Tornoe)

NPR.com
Learning a new language doesn’t have to be hard, especially when “Tea Bag” is so minimalistic! Mark Fiore offers his personal take in this animation. The Wall Street Journal dubbed Fiore “the undisputed guru of the form.” He creates political animation from an undisclosed location somewhere in San Francisco.

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