The Campaign Spot

Yet Together, Democratic Aides and Economists Can Make Such Trouble

MSNBC’s First Read: “It’s not a surprise,” one Democratic aide told First Read on Obey’s retirement. “We’ve been talking with him all along.”

Yes, that’s why he set up a reelection campaign web site, with news articles going up as recently as April 30.

Politico, by comparison, reports, “Colleagues were caught off guard, since a chairman of such power rarely walks away without a fight.”

Democratic aides are the inverse of economists quoted by Reuters, AP, and other news wires. While the economists are always finding gloomy economic news to be “unexpected,” Democratic aides tell us they’re never surprised by anything.

Most Popular


The Media Fell for Elizabeth Warren’s Spin

Do you want to know what media bias looks like? Earlier today, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results that confirmed that she misled employers, students, and the public about her Native American heritage for years. Bizarrely, all too many members of the media treated the results as ... Read More

Native Americans React to Warren’s DNA Test

Many in the Native American community reacted angrily Monday after Senator Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test showing that she has a distant Native American ancestor. Warren has long said she is part Native American, prompting mockery from Republicans and President Trump, who nicknamed her ... Read More