- Republicans Didn't Win a Majority to Deny Our Care While a recent New York Times/CBS poll showed the public split over on the new [health care reform] law, only one-quarter of repeal supporters stuck with their position when told repeal would mean that insurance companies would no longer be required to cover people with medical conditions or prior illnesses.
- Buck Up People...Progressives Won! ...the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus in the House Democratic Caucus at over 80 members, emerged virtually unscathed, losing only three members.
By constrast, the conservative Blue Dog Democratic caucus was more than sliced in half from 54 members to only 26. Further, of the 34 conservative Dems who voted against Obama's Healthcare Reform, a mere 12 won re-election.
- Rich Media, Poor Democracy As the 2010 elections come to a close, the biggest winner of all remains undeclared: the broadcasters. The biggest loser: democracy. These were the most expensive midterm elections in U.S. history, costing close to $4 billion, $3 billion of which went to advertising. What if ad time were free? We hear no debate about this, because the media corporations are making such a killing by selling campaign ads. Yet the broadcasters are using public airwaves.
- Just 32% of Tea Party candidates win For all the talk of the Tea Party's strength [by the conservative mainstream media] ... just 32% of all Tea Party candidates who ran for Congress won and 61.4% lost this election.
Notes Gawker, "Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has been using a dumb—trust me, really dumb—line involving Johnny Cash in some recent speeches. Cash's daughter Roseanne doesn't think much of that. And she let Boehner know, by calling him 'asshat.'"
Jon Stewart's "Rally for Sanity" Ignored Reality When Jon Stewart said the Left and Right were equal, he ignored the facts.
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