This is shaping up as a bad year for Republicans. Bad, bad, bad.
The North Carolina Senate race in play? Really?!?
Rasmussen 5/8 (4/10)
Dole(R)- 47 (52)
Hagen(D)- 48 (39)
With all that extra cash to spend on close races, the DSCC orchestrating the candidacy of bazillionaire patsy Bruce Lunsford in KY may turn out to be less idiotic than I originally thought (though still dumb).
Word on the street is that Blue Dog Democrats in the House are going to try to block the Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, a beefed up version of the GI Bill.
Ben Chandler has been great so far this year, but let’s just give him a friendly reminder that we want him to break with the Blue Dogs and support this bill.
Many sickening revelations from the Herald-Leader poll/story released yesterday. The first is obviously the fact that 43% of responders said that Rev. Nutjob’s comments are important to how they will vote. And then… there’s this quote:
Still, Obama’s race and name are different enough for some people that they cannot support him.
Bill Donovan of Inez says he’s not racist, and would love to support a black candidate like former Secretary of State Colin Powell. But he believes that Obama is a Muslim and therefore unsuited to be president.
“He was born and reared a Muslim,” Donovan said. “He can say whatever he wants to say but he is what he is. We’re fighting a war on terror and we don’t need a fox in the henhouse.”
Hey Bill: you are a racist idiot. Sure, you’re not totally to blame… I’m sure the hate radio you listen to and Fox News play into why you think this, but still… you’re an idiot nonetheless.
Still no word on whether Barack Obama will be making a public appearance in Lexington (hoping, despite what I’m hearing being negative), but he will be holding a private meeting with nurses Tuesday morning:
COMMUNITY EVENT WITH NURSES WITH BARACK OBAMA
The Obama campaign today announced that Sen. Barack Obama will hold a community meeting with nurses at the University of Kentucky in Lexington on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008. The event is by invitation only, and is not open to the public.
The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences
Charles T. Wethington Building
Thomas C. Robinson Commons
900 South Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40536
Keep crossing your fingers for more… I’ll keep you updated.
UPDATE: Grrrrr…. I’m now hearing that there is no public event. Damn. Hope that changes between now and tomorrow…
Hey, didja know?
B&P is spinning today from all of the google searches for “Obama in Louisville”. This thing is going to be HUGE tonight. About every damn person I know within a 100 mile radius of Louisville has told me they can’t pass up the Barack Express tonight.
Once more, the details:
Rally with Barack Obama
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Monday, May 12th
Doors Open: 5:00 p.m.
Program Begins: 7:00 p.m.
Stop by the press table a say hi to all the rabble bloggers. Should be a very fun night, unlike the Hillary Eulogy last Friday night.