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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will not run against Richard Burr in 2010. Too bad.

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May 15, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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Last of the Great Tuesday Night Linkdumps

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Last of the great Tuesday night linkdumps.

* Daily Kos has a nice round-up post on eliminationist rhetoric and its consequences in light of last weekend’s Pittsburgh shooting.

* Barack Obama as a character from a Bob Dylan song. Via TPM.

BF: You liked Barack Obama early on. Why was that?

BD: I’d read his book and it intrigued me.

BF: Audacity of Hope?

BD: No it was called Dreams of My Father.

BF: What struck you about him?

BD: Well, a number of things. He’s got an interesting background. He’s like a fictional character, but he’s real. First off, his mother was a Kansas girl. Never lived in Kansas though, but with deep roots. You know, like Kansas bloody Kansas. John Brown the insurrectionist. Jesse James and Quantrill. Bushwhackers, Guerillas. Wizard of Oz Kansas. I think Barack has Jefferson Davis back there in his ancestry someplace. And then his father. An African intellectual. Bantu, Masai, Griot type heritage – cattle raiders, lion killers. I mean it’s just so incongruous that these two people would meet and fall in love. You kind of get past that though. And then you’re into his story. Like an odyssey except in reverse.

Lenin’s Tomb on crisis, accumulation, Barack Obama, and neoliberalism.

* MyDD wants you to encourage NC AG Roy Cooper to run for Senate.

Is It 2010 Already?

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December 10, 2008 at 9:08 pm

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Senate Today, Senate Tomorrow

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Al Franken is now just 236 votes down in Minnesota, pre-recount. If he takes the lead pre-recount, will Coleman do the right thing and waive the recount for the good of the “healing process”? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, the Triangulator is looking forward to 2010, where North Carolina’s other terrible Senator, Richard Burr, faces reelection with a 27% approval rating. BlueNC likes North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper as the challenger.

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November 7, 2008 at 6:43 pm