My God! I don't know if you're going to believe this, but in the past two years, there's been a drop in people who say they're comfortable identifying themselves as members of the Democratic Party! Can anybody even begin to imagine how something like that would happen?
According to Gallup…
In 2010, 31% of Americans identified as Democrats, down five percentage points from just two years ago and tied for the lowest annual average Gallup has measured in the last 22 years. While Democrats still outnumber Republicans by two points, the percentage identifying as independents increased to 38%, on the high end of what Gallup has measured in the last two decades.
Wow! Independents outnumber Democrats by 7 percent and Republicans by nine! Finally this is the time for a third party candidate to swoop in, collect enough votes in 2012 to unseat the sitting hierarchy and bring about far-reaching substantive change that can actually pull our country out of its flaming tailspin directly into the hungry maw of corporate oligarchy.
Ha ha, just kidding. It just means that Democrats and Republicans will both have to spend more money smearing each other to convince the now greater number of not-locked-away votes.
Tags: Democrats, Independent, Polls, Republicans, Third Party
You know what the most annoying thing about Mother's Day is? It's usually so goddamned hyper nonpartisan! Who can put up with that kind of obnoxious nonpartisanship in today's political climate. Not your mom. Or, at least, she shouldn't have to.
And she won't have to! Not while we're providing you with these special politically-charged Mother's Day cards. There's one for every political ideology of the rainbow…
For Democratic Moms
For Republican Moms
More politically-charged Mother's Day cards after the jump…
Tags: Democrats, Green Party, Independent, Libertarian, Mother's Day, Republicans, Tea Party
It's becoming increasingly obvious that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will not be making any headway against Marco Rubio, his teabag-approved opponent for the state's Republican nomination for the U.S. senate. Florida's flag-waving, birth-certificate-suspecting super-patriots clearly prefer the guy who does not understand how money works by about a billion percentage points (according to my personal numbers).
So, looks like Crist is dead, right? Maybe, maybe not. But if Crist is looking to resurrect his chances, some sort of transfiguration definitely will be in order…
Two highly placed and independent sources, speaking strictly on background, tell me that Gov. Charlie Crist is preparing to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent in the race for the U.S. Senate…
Another well-placed source tells me the reason several Crist campaign staffers left recently is because, being committed Republicans, they refused to take part in an independent Senate run by Crist. That’s not confirmed by an independent second source, but it does ring true.
So, has the DNC started contributing funds to the teabaggers yet? If not, they should really consider it. These guys are doing all their work for them.
Tags: Charlie Crist, Corruption, Florida, Independent, Marco Rubio, Money, Senate, Tea Party
According to a new poll, Independent Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is suffering from a 38% approval rating in his home state, the lowest rating Zell Miller 2.0 has ever received.
Forty-two percent of those surveyed said Lieberman's support for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during the presidential election made them think less favorably of him; 43 percent of voters said it made no difference. 30 percent of those who supported Lieberman in his 2006 general election said they would now vote for someone other than Lieberman if the election were held again today.
Not to worry though. I'm sure Lieberman has a plan to turn things around with the voters. All he's got to do is show off some of his trademark good judgment.
Maybe he'll back Rod Blagojevich for President or support an invasion of Canada or introduce a bill to ban ice cream.
Tags: Connecticut, Independent, Joe Lieberman, Polls
Ten thousand independently-minded Virginians have had their say, and it has come to pass that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Texas Representative Ron Paul will appear on the presidential ballot in their state (which, last time I checked, falls only 257 electoral votes short of those needed for a candidate to win).
Somebody should probably get around to telling Bloomberg and Paul…
This past week, however, a small but potentially significant ripple was introduced to that equation. On Friday, under the radar, the Independent Green Party of Virginia successfully gathered enough signatures to put New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's name on the presidential ballot.
They did it all without the mayor's knowledge or consent. Moreover, they wrote in as his number two Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a hero to an impassioned group of libertarians, online activists, and U.S. foreign policy critics…
"Indy Greens started the presidential petition drive on January 1, 2008 in Independence, Virginia," explained Carey Campbell, chairman of the party. "Eight months, 15 days later, the cake is baked. The deed is done. We're happy hillbillies."
Isn't this just typical?
I mean, what is the deal with hillbillies and their obsession with short, femmey, disgustingly rich New York Jews?
Tags: Independent, Michael Bloomberg, Ron Paul, Virginia