Posts tagged "Obama"

Census Totally Screws Dems, Not Just In Illinois

Like a number of “blue” states, it appears people are fleeing Illinois like it was on fire and heading to states with questionable school board decisions, warmer climates and compelling roadside tourist attractions. As a result, Illinois stands to lose one House seat to the Bible belt; we’ll be divided into 18 House districts instead... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Gets Hit By An Egg

I suspect this is an indication that he’s going to have a difficult time with the Hispanic community:   Their aim wasn’t the greatest: the egg actually hit a campaign reporter. Rahm Emanuel is expected to officially announce his candidacy for mayor on Saturday. He’ll be vying with City Clerk Miguel de Valle and businessman... Read more »

Robert Gibbs In Line To Ruin New Office?

Howard Dean is looking to split from the DNC, and the DNC is preparing to look to split from him, considering the losses they’re predicting come November (what do you mean we lost the House and the Senate)? The search is on, then for a creative genius to run the party, to lend that air... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Will Leave White House Tomorrow

This time, the AP is actually citing sources, so you know it’s closer to being true than it was on Tuesday. Two people close to Emanuel say that he’s will be resigning his post tomorrow and by Monday will be kissing up to Chicago voters, HQed probably out of someone’s basement. Two people close to Rahm Emanuel... Read more »

Rahm Packing Up His West Wing Office This Week?

At this point, can you even consider this to be a rumor anymore? It’s like they’re just toying with us now. Obviously, Rahm Emanuel is leaving Washington (can you blame him, really?). Obviously, he’s running for mayor. First, he totes blew off Luis Guiterrez, who is, quite honestly, the only other serious candidate for mayor,... Read more »

David Axelrod Is Totally Into this Rahm For Mayor Thing

This morning, the Politico was quick to point out that Rahm Emanuel is, by and large, a sh*tty candidate for mayor in the city of Chicago, given that he’ll be competing against a bevy of quasi-talented attention whores whose primary objective is to make themselves relevant, despite all evidence to the contrary (like Bobby Rush,... Read more »

Terrifying Hillary 2012 Ad Hits Chicago Airwaves

Apparently there’s a dentist here in Chicago who is unnaturally dedicated to Hillary Clinton’s reputation management, otherwise you’d have thought she was starring in a spinoff of Tron. I have to give this man credit, both for sticking to his guns and for making Hillary Clinton’s photo more terrifying than it is in print by... Read more »

Did the White House "Bribe" Joe Sestak?

You know, I tend to think that, as screwed up as the American government is, that, on the whole, members of it refrain from illegal activity. This is primarily because they make the laws so, generally, they know them. But last week, as Joe Sestak was poised to beat Arlen Specter for the Democratic nomination... Read more »

Stupak's Vote: A F@#$ing Valuable Thing

Say what you want about Bart Stupak – love him or hate him – the man knows how to work the system. First he convinces millions to support him by claiming to stand by his pro-life principles in the face of certain electoral doom, then he compromises his own commitments in the nick of time... Read more »

The Obama Pedicure

I don’t know what terrifies me more. That there’s a nail salon that will put pictures of Barack Obama on your nails, that the salon only charges $10 for it, or that I have to admit to myself that I read Holly Madison’s blog, which is where I found this. Behold, the majesty: I suspect... Read more »