Friday News and Links
The GOP Turnout Myth : Kimberly Strassel with some info on turnout. I agree with her conclusion that we have got to start competing for minority votes instead of trying to beat them on turnout.
Missouri Republicans are unlikely to expand Medicaid – KansasCity.com. It will be interesting to see how and how much Republicans push back against ObamaCare around the country.
The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice The Washington Post editorial board makes a typical slanderous racist attack on House Republicans. We need to push back immediately on these kind of attacks.
“Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy.”
Top Republican Senator ditches Norquist anti-tax pledge: I am not always a big fan of absolutist pledges. But I am a big fan of standing on solid principles. What principles DOES Senator Chambliss believe we should follow regarding the fiscal cliff/balancing the budget? It would be a lot easier to tolerate some tax increases if their were ANY indication of that they would be accompanied by equal or (preferably) greater spending cuts.