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  • Brazile: Asking about Hillary’s wealth is sexist, or something

    06/23/2014 11:14:05 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    The most amazing part of this argument isn’t the Pavlovian resort to identity-card victimization, although that’s certainly amazing enough. It’s the total amnesia about how Democrats spent their 2012 summer vacation and the abject hypocrisy that follows that causes the jaw to drop. I missed this part of the Washington Post story on Democratic panic over Hillary Clinton’s continuing faceplants over her wealth, but David Frum pointed it out on Twitter (via Twitchy): "Strategist Donna Brazile, a Clinton supporter, said scrutiny of Clinton’s speaking fees smacks of sexism.” http://t.co/5Lsdjjsl9X — David Frum (@davidfrum) June 22, 2014 But Donna doesn’t go...
  • DONNA BRAZILE: IGNORE TEA PARTY AT YOUR PERIL

    06/16/2014 3:15:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 16,2014 | Tony Lee
    Donna Brazile, the Democrat strategist who ran Al Gore's campaign, said Republican candidates who ignore the Tea Party do so at their peril, as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) shocking ouster proved.
  • Ickes Returns to Democratic Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Panel

    08/28/2013 4:15:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8-27-13 | Jonathon Martin
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting here late last week was starkly different from the gathering of its Republican counterparts earlier in the month. There were no surefire news-making speakers like Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey or former Speaker Newt Gingrich, nor was there consideration of any made-for-cable-news resolutions, like one that tried to bar a pair of television networks from sponsoring future presidential debates. Rather, it was a sedate gathering where routine party business was conducted routinely by national and state Democratic officials in a suburban Phoenix resort.
  • Brazile: Bush came through on Katrina

    04/25/2013 1:48:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2013 | Donna Brazile
    Despite the many differences I had with former President George W. Bush on a range of public policy issues, or as he called them, "decision points," I found common ground with him in one area, simply because we decided to put aside partisanship and do something good. Hurricane Katrina's devastation and the bungled rescue efforts are seared in the national memory. Bush's "heckuva job" remark turned into a byword for government incompetence and public distrust. The shallowness of it coming at such a terrible and low point left deep wounds that are still healing. That was what it was. But...
  • Brazile: Bush kept word on Katrina

    04/25/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Raebie · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2013 | Donna Brazile
    (CNN) -- Despite the many differences I had with former President George W. Bush on a range of public policy issues, or as he called them, "decision points," I found common ground with him in one area, simply because we decided to put aside partisanship and do something good. Hurricane Katrina's devastation and the bungled rescue efforts are seared in the national memory. Bush's "heckuva job" remark turned into a byword for government incompetence and public distrust. The shallowness of it coming at such a terrible and low point left deep wounds that are still healing. That was what it...
  • Donna Brazile is Dumbfounded

    02/27/2013 2:24:10 PM PST · by algernon_garnock · 23 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02-27-2013 | Donna Brazile
  • Donna Brazile Doesn't Know Why Her Health Insurance Premium Went Up

    02/27/2013 11:10:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/27/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Donna Brazile tweeted that her insurance premium went up and she doesn't know why, and I am not kidding. I literally am not kidding. Donna Brazile, a tweet, "What's on your menu? I just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer." Now, for those of you who do not know who Donna Brazile is (and there may well indeed be many of you who don't), Donna Brazile is a Democrat campaign specialist. She is one of the ranking unelected Democrats in the country. She ran...
  • Mr. Untouchable a Mitt-ing duck for Democrats

    01/09/2012 11:29:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2012 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    Lost in the weekend’s back-to-back debates in New Hampshire was this illuminating remark by Democratic strategist Donna Brazile after Saturday night’s soporific contest in Manchester: “Mitt Romney won tonight because no one touched him. And for Democrats, you know what? It was good news for us . . . because we believe that the weakest candidate is the candidate that the Republicans are not attacking. And that’s Mitt Romney.” The remark drew guffaws from some of the other assembled party faithful and media commentators, but Brazile spoke the truth. Democrats do believe that Romney is eminently beatable, the perfect foil...
  • In Which I Agree with Donna Brazile

    01/09/2012 8:41:16 AM PST · by TBBT · 19 replies
    The Corner ^ | 1/9/2012 | Michael Walsh
    Sorry, but the lady’s right. From my New York Post column today: Lost in the weekend’s back-to-back debates in New Hampshire was this illuminating remark by Democratic strategist Donna Brazile after Saturday night’s soporific contest in Manchester: “Mitt Romney won tonight because no one touched him. And for Democrats, you know what? It was good news for us . . . because we believe that the weakest candidate is the candidate that the Republicans are not attacking. And that’s Mitt Romney.” The remark drew guffaws from some of the other assembled party faithful and media commentators, but Brazile spoke the...
  • Flashback II: Donna Brazile: Yes, I said Sarah Palin for President

    09/08/2011 12:47:25 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 13 replies
    MLive.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | Donna Brazile
    Palin can wait until the last possible moment to officially file her intent to run. Others who have already filed or are looking to file need to start developing traction-generating strategies now. However, Palin has both name recognition and the ability to quickly raise the funds needed to pull together a massive organization in the key early states. This media-savvy political professional can decide when it is the right time for her to file. Another reason Palin may get the GOP nod: She can get away with stunts that would sink any other politician. Can you imagine former Gov. Mitt...
  • Flashback: Donna Brazile: Are you ready to hear 'Sarah Palin for President'?

    09/08/2011 11:55:01 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 19 replies
    MLive.com ^ | June 5, 2011 | Donna Brazile
    She is -- as J.J. Walker from the hit series of my childhood "Good Times" used to say -- dy-no-mite! But I never got into the groove of simply dismissing her as a credible and successful politician. I didn't have the heart to join the "let's beat up on Sarah Palin" crowd. For one thing, Gov. Palin​ wasn't nicknamed "Barracuda Sarah" (by her high school basketball teammates) for nothing. She didn't need me to put out a call for civility. She's one tough political diva who knows how to take the heat. In fact, she's given every bit as good...
  • A GOP Plan To Disfranchise Democratic Voters in 2012?

    05/18/2011 12:49:16 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 50 replies
    National Review: The Corner ^ | 05/18/2011 | Peter Kirsanow
    In today’s USA Today, former DNC interim chair Donna Brazile claims that Republicans are trying to block voters from the polls and reduce the voting rights of ”Democratic-leaning Americans.” She asserts that Republicans are passing state ballot integrity laws — such as voter photo-ID requirements – to limit the participation of minority voters, the young, and the poor (purported Obama voters) heading into the 2012 elections. Brazile asks, ”Do we really want to see Florida’s 2000 election controversy replayed?” Expect to see lots more of this leading to the presidential election. The 2000 presidential election produced voluminous claims of rampant...
  • Tax cuts aren't key to creating jobs(Should we believe Pysch Major/Author of "Cooking With Grease"?)

    09/27/2010 7:15:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 9/27/10 | Donna Brazile
    Neil, one of my neighbors on Capitol Hill, recalled this story to me the other day after watching President Obama's town hall meeting: "She was recently widowed, about 93, having lost her husband of over 60 years. When I came upon her in a darkened church hallway, standing alone, staring at the floor, I wanted to know what was wrong. "How are you?" he asked quietly. "I've lost Ernest, you know," she said in a quavering voice, "and now I'm lost myself." "I know how you feel," he said. "No you don't," she snapped. It was a ferocious anger that...
  • CNN's Brazile Defends Jones: 'Let Me Just Say to Conservatives There's Nothing Wrong with Liberals'

    09/07/2009 3:58:12 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 64 replies · 1,854+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 7, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    The evidence is in on Van Jones. He's and admitted communist, signed a petition supporting 9/11 conspiracy theories and has called Republicans a series of vulgar names, and according to Democratic strategist Donna Brazile - there's nothing wrong with that. Brazile, a CNN regular, appeared on CNN's Sept. 7 "The Situation Room," and reacted to Jones' Sept. 5 late-night resignation. ...more (w/video)...
  • Meghan McCain's BFF Donna Brazil

    05/10/2009 4:48:16 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 39 replies · 1,163+ views
    Twitter ^ | May 10, 2009 | Meghan McCain
    via Twitter: can't even tell you what great energy Donna Brazil has. Were both also big believers in the power of prayer! about 4 hours ago from txt I am so obsessed with Donna Brazile, I want to hang out with her! about 5 hours ago from web
  • Xavier Joins Notre Dame on Bishops' Boycott List

    04/25/2009 5:09:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 969+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/06/2009 | David Waters
    Another bishop has declined to attend another graduation ceremony at another Catholic university because of plans to bestow an honorary degree on another pro-choice politician. This time it's New Orleans Catholic Archbishop Alfred Hughes who says he will not attend next month's graduation at Xavier University of Louisiana, which plans to award an honorary degree to Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist, Louisiana native, Roman Catholic and abortion rights supporter. Hughes is joining in protest a dozen other Roman Catholic bishops who plan to boycott next month's graduation at the University of Notre Dame, which plans to give an honorary degree...
  • Politicization Charges at DOJ over Brazile Appearance

    03/27/2009 3:27:52 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 4 replies · 365+ views
    WSJ ^ | Evan Perez
    New leadership at the Justice Department is aiming to erase memories of the highly-charged political controversies from the previous administration. But already some of the same “politicization” charges are being flung at the Justice Department, under Attorney General Eric Holder, as the department prepares to host veteran Democratic Party strategist Donna Brazile for a “Women’s History Month” event. Brazile has built a long career as an election campaign strategist for candidates from Walter Mondale to Bill Clinton and Al Gore. A flyer sent to Justice Department employees advising of the March 31 Brazile appearance, says “Supervisors are encouraged to grant...
  • Fleeced! Obama's blanket 'stolen'

    01/22/2009 5:38:59 AM PST · by dascallie · 29 replies · 1,849+ views
    Posted: January 21, 2009 4:40 pm Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2009 WorldNetDaily Democratic Party strategist Donna Brazile is raising some eyebrows after admitting she swiped President Barack Obama's complimentary blanket from his inauguration ceremony, and then joked it was not a criminal offense because, "We have a black president ... this was free."
  • Donna Brazile Plays the Race Card. Again.

    09/17/2008 1:42:33 PM PDT · by Pagan Power · 32 replies · 211+ views
    Politico ^ | 9-17-08 | Roger Simon
    In an interview with Roger Simon of Politico, Donna Brazile once again states that the reason there is hesitation to support Obama is because of his race. Shamelessly throwing her cards on the table, Brazile refuses to accept that many Americans just don't like Obama. Not because of his race but because he is an elitist, sexist politician, out of touch with the majority of ordinary Americans. Like you and me. She said that at times “Obama’s voice is strong and articulate, but people don’t feel attached to him, and they have got to feel attached to him. That...
  • Dem Operative Brazile Admits Obama has Injected Race Into the Presidential Campaign - Video 8/3/08

    08/03/2008 11:38:41 AM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 20 replies · 147+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | August 3, 2008 | brianinmo
    Here is video of Democratic operative Donna Brazile, on This Week today, admitting what everyone already knows -- that Barack Obama has injected race into this campaign repeatedly. His campaign has denied that is the case, but even Democratic leaders like Brazile know it is impossible to deny. . . (see video)
  • Donna Brazile(Gore campaign manager) Trapped by a Clinton Supporters(emails disclosed)

    04/11/2008 8:49:34 AM PDT · by obamahorror · 20 replies · 133+ views
    This is hilarious... http://www.taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=27389 Donna Brazile is for Obama guest post by Masslib ME: Yes, because she doesn't want any one to be offended. She's a buck stops here person. I think that's an admirable quality. DB: Blacks have been deeply wounded by the duplicity of the Clintons . Now, you may not like it or agree. But as a black person who helped saved the Clinton presidency, please just respect what I am saying. [emphasis added] Again, you disagree. But, I honestly believe the wounds will not heal. It’s personal and the Clintons have shown their darker demons. [emphasis...
  • Brazile: 'Wright One of the More Moderate Black Preachers'

    03/16/2008 12:00:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 167 replies · 3,835+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How much trouble is Barack Obama in over the extremism of Jeremiah Wright? Enough that Dem strategist Donna Brazile has been reduced to arguing that as black preachers go, Wright is relatively moderate. Enough that the normally affable Brazile got a bit short with Time editor Mark Halperin, he of the infamous memo to his subordinates during the 2004 presidential campaign while serving as ABC News political director. The comments came during the panel discussion on today's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC. View video here.
  • Brazile: Howard Dean And Other Party Leaders Should Be Prepared To Step In (More Popcorn please..)

    03/05/2008 7:02:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 89 replies · 162+ views
    Brazile: Howard Dean And Other Party Leaders Should Be Prepared To Step In By Greg Sargent - March 5, 2008, 9:22AM Despite Hillary's big wins in Ohio and Texas last night, some super-delegates are already suggesting that a continued contest risks damaging the party and are calling on Howard Dean and other party leaders to be ready to intervene should the race get dirtier: "Despite Obama's impressive victories in February, Clinton's comeback is based on sowing political seeds of doubt," said Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist and one of nearly 800 party leaders known as superdelegates for their ability to...
  • Ex-Gore aide gives McCain campaign finance help

    02/13/2002 10:02:58 PM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 290+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/14/02 | Dave Boyer
    <p>Former Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile lobbied the House yesterday on campaign finance, fulfilling a partnership she said began with Republican Sen. John McCain during the 2000 presidential race.</p> <p>Miss Brazile said she got to know Mr. McCain during the Republican South Carolina presidential primary in February 2000, when he was locked in a fierce contest with then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush and she was coordinating strategy for Vice President Al Gore.</p>
  • Brazile on Bill: 'Depressing'(The Coming Split of the Democratic Base)

    01/09/2008 5:31:52 PM PST · by milwguy · 24 replies · 82+ views
    politico ^ | 01/09/2008 | milwguy
    On CNN today, Donna Brazile lit into Bill Clinton with a vehemence that raised eyebrows in both of their circles: Brazile: I could understand his frustration at this moment. But, look, he shouldn't take out all his pain on Barack Obama. It's time that they regroup. Figure out what Hillary needs to do to get her campaign back on track. It sounds like sour grapes coming from the former commander in chief. Someone that many Democrats hold in high esteem. For him to go after Obama, using a fairy tale, calling him as he did last week. It's an insult....
  • Brazile Calls for Jefferson's Resignation

    06/07/2007 8:18:50 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 29 replies · 1,089+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | 06/06/07 | Jordan Hultine
    Democratic strategist Donna Brazile urged Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., to resign in an interview aired Wednesday on National Public Radio's News and Notes. "I personally hope that he would do what’s best for his family and his constituents and put his legal case before everything else and allow someone else to step up and represent that district," Brazile told NPR. Jefferson represents the still vulnerable city of New Orleans and Brazile continued, "If there’s one congressional district in America that needs a full time lawmaker focused and committed to the recovery of the Gulf Coast, it’s the second congressional district...
  • Patriotism arbiter? (BS Alert)

    02/26/2007 2:15:41 PM PST · by BFM · 6 replies · 293+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2007 | Donna Brazile
    Vice President Dick Cheney is at it again. Once again, the self-proclaimed "enforcer" is shooting recklessly, arrogantly disparaging the patriotism of those who oppose the continued escalation of troops in Iraq. While most Americans express lingering doubts over U.S. ability to end the sectarian violence in the near future, Mr. Cheney has taken aim at two new targets in the House: Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Rep. Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania. In a recent statement, the vice president said, "If we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and... (Excerpt) Read more at http://www.washtimes.com/commentary/20070225-095903-6775r.htm
  • Top Dem denies she played the race card

    05/03/2006 3:57:27 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 20 replies · 980+ views
    Union Leader ^ | May 3, 2006 | John DiStaso
    A leading African-American Democrat last night denied she invoked race in a fight between New Hampshire and the Democratic National Committee in a commentary she wrote for a Capitol Hill newspaper. Veteran party strategist Donna Brazile wrote in Roll Call that potential candidates who back the Granite State’s effort to preserve its primary’s traditional role are insensitive to the concerns of minority voters in other regions of the country. She referred to voters in mostly white New Hampshire and Iowa as “the privileged few.”
  • The real cannibalism story out of New Orleans (The left EATS IT'S OWN)

    09/18/2005 10:36:21 AM PDT · by mhking · 55 replies · 2,715+ views
    Wizbang ^ | 9.17.05
    One of America's greatest strengths in the past has been our ability, in the time of great national crisis, to set aside our differences and pull together as one nation. I think the last time we saw it demonstrated was after Pearl Harbor, when nearly everyone united behind President Roosevelt and we (essentially) took on the world -- and won. In the case of Hurricane Katrina, we are seeing just the opposite. Instead of trying to help those who have been devastated by arguably the greatest disaster in our nation's history, far too many have rushed to make political hay...
  • "I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President"--A Hopeful Democrat Speaks Up, Positively!

    09/17/2005 2:04:30 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 107 replies · 3,148+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, September 17, 2005 | Donna Brazile
    "On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am not a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked pretty hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching him speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and the plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the Gulf Coast."
  • Donna Brazile: I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President (must read)

    09/17/2005 7:16:59 AM PDT · by linkinpunk · 187 replies · 5,676+ views
    I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President By Donna Brazile On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am not a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked pretty hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching him speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and the plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the Gulf Coast... I know, maybe better than anyone, that there are times when it seems that our...
  • Politics, Math, Gospel Confuse Dem Political Operative

    06/02/2005 6:05:44 AM PDT · by bigsoxfan · 27 replies · 712+ views
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - The woman who managed the 2000 presidential campaign of Democrat Al Gore urged fellow liberals at the Take Back America conference to work hard "over the next 523 days and take back America and give [Vice President] Dick Cheney and the rest of those creeps their one way ticket back home." But Donna Brazile, who was clearly speaking about the November 7, 2006 election, confused both her mathematical and political calculations. As of Wednesday, there were 524 days until the 2006 election; and regardless of the election results, Cheney's term as vice president isn't due to expire...
  • Blacks hearing a new gospel from GOP

    03/08/2005 10:48:50 AM PST · by FlyLow · 10 replies · 715+ views
    JWR ^ | 3-8-05 | Clarence Page
    Republican efforts to court black voters, helped along by black church leaders, "should be cause for alarm" among Democrats. That's not me talking. That's Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, Al Gore's campaign manager in 2000, writing in the Feb. 28 issue of Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper. Brazile, a Louisiana Catholic and the first black woman to manage a major presidential campaign, offers a message to her fellow Dems: Don't get caught nappin' while your competition is standing at your supporters' doors—tappin'! Black voters have turned away from the party of Abe Lincoln since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. But...
  • NYT: Democrats Weigh De-emphasizing Abortion as an Issue - Reassessing touchstone election issues

    12/24/2004 7:08:45 AM PST · by OESY · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 24, 2004 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 - Democratic leaders say their party needs to de-emphasize the issue of abortion rights, concerned that Republicans have hurt the Democratic Party by portraying it as an uncompromising champion of abortion. In interviews and public appearances since Election Day, Democratic officials have said that the party should open its doors to abortion opponents and that candidates should make abortion a less central focus of future campaigns. Party leaders said they were not abandoning their fundamental support for abortion rights, but said Democrats should consider accepting some restrictions that enjoy popular support - like parental notification when teenagers...
  • Democratic radio response focuses on Ohio presidential vote

    12/11/2004 9:00:25 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 18 replies · 628+ views
    WPRI ^ | Dec 11, 2004
    UNDATED Democrats say they want to make sure every vote was counted in last month's presidential election -- especially in Ohio. The Democratic National Committee has formed a panel to look into possible voting problems in the Buckeye state, which President Bush won by more than 100-thousand votes. In the party's weekly radio address, Democratic operative Donna Brazile says there's no place in democracy for faulty equipment, untrained poll workers, long lines and "any forms of chads." She's referring to the bits of paper that came off some of Florida's punch-card ballots in the 2000 presidential election. Brazile chairs the...
  • Liberals Are Stuck in the Hypocritical Past on Racism

    11/25/2004 8:29:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 1,859+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2004 | BLACK SHADOW
    Did you ever think you would read these words in a San Francisco Chronicle column? A Latino attorney general? A black woman as secretary of state? Who would have imagined it 50 years ago--or even, more recently, say, during the Clinton administration? Give President Bush credit for breaking barriers that his Democratic predecessor never got around to. Just don't tell that to white liberals thrilled with the idea of minorities doing well--as long as liberals can claim credit. If they can't, or if the minorities happen to be conservative, things can get messy. The American people are about to get...
  • An Evening with Donna Brazile and David Brooks

    11/14/2004 10:59:02 PM PST · by elizabetty · 9 replies · 379+ views
    This show is scheduled to be on at 2:00 Am ETS, on C-span 2 . " Mr. Brooks is the author of On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense, published by Simon and Schuster, which is a book about what it really means to be American. Both authors answer questions from members of the audience after the discussion..." The link above is just for the scedule.
  • NYT: Campaign Strategist Is in Position to Consolidate Republican Majority

    11/06/2004 7:40:14 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 1,188+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2004 | TODD S. PURDUM and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 - Victory may have a thousand fathers, but if President Bush's triumph this week had a Big Daddy it was indisputably Karl Rove - the seer, strategist and serious student of politics and the presidency that a grateful Mr. Bush himself referred to as the architect of his winning campaign. And with Mr. Bush's re-election, Mr. Rove has not only cemented his reputation as one of the canniest campaign gurus in a generation but has also put himself in position to shape second-term policies that could help realize his longtime goal of consolidating a broad Republican electoral...
  • NYT: Advisers Urge Kerry to Flex Power in Senate and Party (Print ed.: Kerry is Urged to Use Power)

    11/06/2004 6:40:04 AM PST · by OESY · 57 replies · 3,418+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 6, 2004 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    Still reeling from his loss to President Bush on Tuesday, Senator John Kerry is being urged by top advisers and friends to take a high-profile role as the Democratic Party grapples with issues like selecting its next chairman and shaping its identity and course. Unlike Al Gore, who made a tortured exit from the public stage after his loss to Mr. Bush four years ago, Mr. Kerry has a Senate seat to return to and is under no pressure to disappear from view for the sake of national unity and the legitimacy of the presidency, his advisers say. They argue...
  • After Kerry Concedes, Bush Cites 'A Duty to Serve All Americans'

    11/04/2004 6:24:58 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 655+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 4, 2004 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    George W. Bush declared victory yesterday in the race for president after a decisive national election that bolstered Republican strength in Congress and led the White House to proclaim that Mr. Bush had won a mandate from the American public for a second term. Mr. Bush beamed as he stood with Vice President Dick Cheney at a rally in Washington four hours after accepting a concession call at the White House from Senator John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who waged a fierce challenge to unseat him. "We had a long night - and a great night,'' Mr. Bush said. "The...
  • how to beat bush

    08/29/2004 1:27:34 PM PDT · by Double DDs · 43 replies · 1,292+ views
    msnbc ^ | donna brazile
    Aug. 28 - It’s hard to travel across the country these days without seeing an old familiar bumper sticker: “Somewhere in Texas, a village is missing its idiot.” Perhaps the slogan rang true for many progressive voters in this highly partisan, highly charged and highly polarized electorate. But, if the bumper-sticker crowd believes it refers to George W. Bush, they are sorely mistaken. Sen. John Kerry can win this election by understanding that he is running against a shrewd, clever and an extremely intelligent opponent who was trained in political combat by the late GOP strategist Lee Atwater. With all...
  • How to Beat Bush

    08/28/2004 5:13:09 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 38 replies · 1,842+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug 28, 2004 | Donna Brazile
    The former campaign manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000 offers four critical tips to the Kerry-Edwards campaign Aug. 28 - It’s hard to travel across the country these days without seeing an old familiar bumper sticker: “Somewhere in Texas, a village is missing its idiot.” Perhaps the slogan rang true for many progressive voters in this highly partisan, highly charged and highly polarized electorate. But, if the bumper-sticker crowd believes it refers to George W. Bush, they are sorely mistaken. Sen. John Kerry can win this election by understanding that he is running against a shrewd, clever and an extremely intelligent opponent...
  • The Nine Dwarves and Religion - my Translation of Their (contorted) Positions;

    12/01/2003 11:47:25 PM PST · by Al Simmons · 14 replies · 176+ views
    Vanity | TODAY | Al Simmons
    OK Gang. I saw these quotes on religion from the Nine Dwarves, and could not resist the urge to translate what they REALLY meant. Here we go: "..former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, said recently that he prayed privately but quit being an Episcopalian in a dispute with his parish over a bike path." Translation: "I am an atheist and a frivolous unstable MORON". "..Donna Brazile, who managed Gore's 2000 campaign, recalled recently that she felt uncomfortable even mentioning her religion while working in the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis. "I couldn't talk about my faith," she said, adding that...
  • Donna Brazile on Dem Candidates: Time to Thin the Herd

    10/30/2003 7:57:28 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 22 replies · 159+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/30/03 | Limbacher
    If the Democratic Party wants to defeat George Bush in next year's election, it better start thinking about how to thin the herd of nine Democratic presidential candidates or risk having its message obscured by too many messengers. That's the advice from former Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile, who told Fox News radio host Alan Colmes late Wednesday that for several in the crowded Democratic field, "It's time for them to go." The $64,000 question is, who? Brazile told Colmes she'll start naming names in December, but basically she means those in the race who have yet to win...
  • Democratic strategist blasts GOP tactics

    08/21/2003 10:35:35 AM PDT · by ladtx · 32 replies · 276+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Aug 20, 2003 | Dan Harrie
    California's chaotic gubernatorial recall election and nasty redistricting fights in Texas and Colorado are symbolic of a new damn-the-rules brand of politics being honed by a power-greedy Republican Party, says veteran Democratic strategist Donna Brazile.     "What's now happened across the country is this Republican majority is not intent on just winning elections . . . they want to become a one-party country," Brazile said in an interview Monday before delivering the keynote speech at the Utah Democratic Party's annual Eleanor Roosevelt luncheon.     "They do not play by the rules. They will break the rules and then say Democrats...
  • Black Democratic leaders protest minority layoffs at party headquarters

    05/28/2003 9:54:14 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 56 replies · 393+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 5/28/03 | Nedra Pickler
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leading black Democrats in Congress and the national party are protesting the layoffs of 10 minority staffers at the party's headquarters. The Democratic National Committee notified some committee members and lawmakers Wednesday that they were cutting the positions to save money and streamline operations in preparation for next year's presidential election. "I'm just outraged," said Donna Brazile, who served as Al Gore's campaign manager in the last presidential election and is also the chairwoman of the DNC's Voting Rights Institute. "They started reading me the names and I said 'Oh, oh -- they're all black. I went...
  • Matthews slams Brazile

    01/29/2003 5:22:49 PM PST · by raptorite · 23 replies · 251+ views
    Hardball Transcript ^ | 1/28/2003 | Hardball
    MATTHEWS: Tom DeLay of Texas. Thanks for joining us. Right now, let me go over to one of our panelists who hasn’t had a chance yet. You yielded to Pat Caddell a moment ago. Let me ask you what you think. How does the president-I will go back to the main point of tonight’s discussion. How does president convince you and other people who think, of like mind, that this is going to be a good-a good war? In other words, a necessary war. I think they’re the same. How does he make that case to you? BRAZILE: I think...
  • Donna Brazile Warns Democrats Not to take Black Support for Granted

    12/02/2002 5:54:46 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 19 replies · 238+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 12-2-02 | Newsmax.com
    Sunday Dec. 1, 2002; 2:13 p.m. EST Brazile: Blacks Poised to Bolt Democratic Party Donna Brazile, who managed Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign two years ago, sent a memo to Democratic lawmakers last month warning that they need to do more to reach out to African-Americans or risk losing their support in coming elections. "The Republicans are in the House," Brazile said in the controversial memo, quoted in Sunday editions of New York's Newsday. "They came in through the window and they want to play." The former Gore official, who now heads up the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights...
  • Brazile: Gore Won't Decide Till After Election

    09/16/2002 8:35:10 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 26 replies · 249+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/16/02 | Limbacher
    Donna Brazile, who ran ex-Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign, said late Monday that her old boss wouldn't decide on whether to challenge President Bush in 2004 until after November. Asked during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" about a possible Bush-Gore rematch, Brazile said, "That's a personal decision that I think he will make after the 2002 elections." The Gore insider added, "If Tipper's on board and his family's on board, and I believe he'll have enough support from Democratic operatives across the country, he should run." Brazile also said she had not ruled out...
  • Sen. Clinton Builds Political Machine (GIGA-BARF ALERT)

    08/17/2002 3:33:04 AM PDT · by eartotheground · 4 replies · 222+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Aug 16, 5:08 PM ET | RON FOURNIER
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has begun building a national political organization, softening her liberal image and taking a lead role in Democratic criticism of President Bush — steps toward a potential campaign to become the first woman president. Former President Clinton speaks about his wife's run for the presidency as a matter of "when," not "if," say people who have discussed it with him. Several of her associates said she is eyeing 2008 as the year to run. Sen. Clinton said Friday that she will not break a pledge to complete her six-year term that expires in 2006. "I have no...