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July 20th, 2010
05:07 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Editor's note: Occasionally we will ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Sen. Graham (R-SC) says he will vote for Elena Kagan. Is he hoping for an appointment in the administration since he just declared he won't be running again?

– My friend Karen Handel will make the Georgia GOP runoff for governor. Why? Sarah Palin.

– The changing face of the South: should Karen Handel and Nikki Haley win, the South will have two Indian Republican Governors, two female Republican Governors, and all three will be more to the right than most of the Republicans in Washington.

Democratic Strategist and Principal, The Dewey Square Group Maria T. Cardona:

– Immigration, Arizona law, short term GOP gain? Maybe, maybe not, but long-term, a real loser for GOP for sure.

– History repeats itself – Tea Party, causes another war – this time though, it is a civil war within their own ranks.

– Dems now lead in generic ballot – time to get our base as excited as the Tea Party – Coffee anyone?


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. JIM CARROLL

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    THE CONSTITUTION. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF.

    July 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  2. Mparkmark

    Was/Is anyone at CNN part of JournoList?
    Did this influencial group really conspire to limit some stories and highlight other stories?

    I think this topic should be part of todays political bullet points.

    July 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  3. debra.scatlif

    After transforming a surplus into a deficit, Republicans all of a sudden want fiscal responsibility? This is a game to sabotage the current administration. Even a head of broccoli can see the REAL motives here. All GAMES at the expense of the “small people.”

    July 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  4. mike Lee

    To the person who told shirley to pull over and send in her resignation shame on you, you have no class. The top guy at the agricultural department, you better take back what you said and apologize to shirley and everyone else.

    To the guy who posted the obviously editied video that started this whole thing, You do not no what racism is and you should not be able to speak, because all that comes out of your mouth is lies and those lies poison the ignorant

    July 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  5. Ken

    This is why CNN's ratings are in the tank. You allow some discredited blogger (Breitbart) an opportunity to sit and defend his edited video of Shirley Sherrod and deny the racists in the Tea Party.

    You then allow him to claim that 3 respected black congressmen lied about being called the "N-word" by Tea Party protesters without challenge.

    CNN always tries to play both sides of the fence and act as if there is a truth to every side. Believe it or not, oftentimes truth is one-sided.

    July 20, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  6. KATHY

    John, I just saw your piece with Briebart and I have to say, he is a coward. He keeps saying that this wasn't about Shirley Sherrod, sure it was. He did get her fired unjustly I might add, hope he is proud, taking down an african american and a woman. One shot with one big mouth!!! The tea part are racists, look at their rally's with the posters, a elderly woman with a sign that states SEND OBAMA BACK TO AFRICA with a Monkey on her shoulder, posters that depict our PRESIDENT as an African Medicine man. If the tea part can't see that then they are just as ignorant as they their so called candidates. Between the TEA PARTY AND BRIEBART, they are the BOIL ON THE BUTT OF HUMANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  7. Dennis M. Toles, MPA, SPHR

    While it appears that Ms. Sherrod was making a statement that could be construed as racist, it is not, at least in the context off her job and the subsequent consequences. She was asked to resign without adequate investigatory proceeding nor documentation. Therefore, she cannot show what her superordinates said to her to result in her resignation. It should have been adequately documented.

    Being brief, we cannot say this is institutional racism since as an individual she is not in the place to be a causal factor of it. Others have not always done all that they could in many institutions, but did what they have to do to document that they have done their job as required.

    Being brief, we cannot say this is institutional racism since as an individual she is not in the place to be a causal factor of it. Others have not always done all that they could in many institutions, but did what they have to do to document that they have done their job as required.

    Did the woman indicating that the White House was demannding her resignation misrepresent the office of the president? Is there a penalty that should be exacted for this type of deceit and official misrepresentation of the facts surrounding this matter. I hope that this country sees that a house devided against itself cannot stand, and realizes that we have more pressing enemies to confront than having to realize the enemy is us.

    July 20, 2010 at 7:39 pm |