Election funk. My vote doesn’t count.

1stand_up_to_be_discounted_231255 Sunday, October 28, 2012 Hi. I’m depressed. I’m a registered Independent. I live in a state (Maryland) where two-thirds of the voters are Democrats and where President Obama can’t lose. The only Presidential television commercials I’ve seen are meant for Virginia voters. I’m the guy at the bar all the hot girls are ignoring. (Who […] Continue reading →

Sununu was right.

Morgan and Sununu Screen Shot 2012-10-27 Saturday, October 27, 2012 Hi. Last Thursday, John Sununu, former Governor of New Hampshire, then White House Chief of Staff for the first President Bush and now advisor to the Romney campaign, was interviewed by CNN’s Piers Morgan. During that interview, he was asked about Republican Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama, a Democrat. Colin […] Continue reading →

Ruppersberger v. Jacobs: The great debate?

Screen Shot 2012-10-23 at 5.49.53 PM Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Democrat Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, running for his sixth term from Maryland’s Second Congressional District, and his Republican challenger, Maryland State Senator Nancy Jacobs, debated each other Monday night at a Baltimore County elementary school. What with all those titles, and everything that’s at stake, you’d think it would have been a […] Continue reading →

Game over. And the score is Money 1, Democracy 0.

Congressional Hogs 1 Sunday, October 21, 2012 First things first. If you’re wondering about the featured image, those are “Incumbent Hogs,” so named by animal scientists for their addiction to green colored feed donated by the same especially interested parties who intend to eat them (the hogs) later. Now that (all but two of) the September 30 campaign […] Continue reading →

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger: Addicted to taking special interest money.

Ruppersberger With Dollar Signs Plus Jacobs Screen Shot 2012-10-16 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Does the title of this piece seem just a tad overly dramatic? “Addicted.” “Taking… money.” Maybe a bit, but it’s true. Consider the following table, based on www.FEC.gov (Federal Election Commission) data for the September 30, 2012 campaign financing reports for Second District incumbent Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger and his Republican challenger, […] Continue reading →

Maryland’s Senator Ben Cardin. Running on empty.

Obama PAC Money Sunday, October 13, 2012 (October 17, 2012. Campaign financing data have been updated to include contributions through the Cardin campaign’s third quarter FEC report.) Maryland’s junior Senator Ben Cardin is running for re-election to his second term. (Before the Senate, he represented Maryland’s Third Congressional District for 20 years.) Last week, I posted two articles […] Continue reading →

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger. Way, way over-paid.

Dutch Ruppersberger Saturday, October 13, 2012 There are lots of reasons not to re-elect an incumbent. The good reasons have to do with differences of opinion. You believe in this. He/she believes in that, and the difference is a deal breaker. Unfortunately, Congressman Ruppersberger, running for his sixth term to represent Maryland’s Second Congressional District, hasn’t done […] Continue reading →