Harold Ford’s Proposal for a Regulation Moratorium Serves Interests of Dodd-Frank Foes

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:53 am

Harold Ford’s prescription for the President is obviously ridiculous, but I want to highlight and examine one of his recommendations. Second, the President should order his department heads and agency chiefs to declare a moratorium on new regulations until further notice. The broadband ecosystem is an excellent example of why a moratorium is needed. The [...]

Ford Strikes Out

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 6:25 am

Harold Ford’s record-setting rollout (for awfulness) was punctuated today with his non-announcement speech, in the form of an op-ed he faxed to the New York Times. In this petty screed, cribbed from Evan Bayh’s resignation speech even though Ford doesn’t have the gravitas of even HIM, he reckons that the reason everyone rejected his candidacy [...]

Harold Ford’s Painful Listening Tour Continues

By: Thursday February 25, 2010 11:01 am

Sometimes a picture says 1,000 words: That’s from Harold Ford’s introduction to the Stonewall Democrats in New York City. Apparently the activists started chanting “Anti-choice, anti-gay, Snakeoil Harold, go away” and then Ford did, in fact, go away. More here. Man, Harold Ford’s campaign is a welcome bit of comic relief.

Harold Ford Has Lived In New York Three Years Without Paying State Taxes

By: Friday February 12, 2010 11:49 am

It just gets worse and worse and worse for Harold Ford. When it comes to his shadow run for Senate, Harold Ford is a New Yorker through and through. When it comes to paying taxes, though, he’s still a Tennessean — he’s never filed a New York return. Ford claims to have moved to New [...]

Gillibrand “Underhanded” For Seeking Endorsements For Her Campaign, Ford Says

By: Monday February 8, 2010 11:41 am

Harold Ford is upset that Kirsten Gillibrand, the incumbent and announced candidate for the US Senate seat in New York, is doing what announced candidates do, by seeking endorsements. This is very underhanded, Ford says, and clearly Gillibrand should cease all campaign activities until her opponent decides whether or not to run. That would be [...]

Treasury Dept. Calls For Full Haitian Debt Cancellation

By: Friday February 5, 2010 2:32 pm

Here’s a nice Friday news dump. Tim Geithner just announced support for a full cancellation of Haiti’s debt, and the IMF will join him: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the United States will work with its partners around the world to relieve all debts owed by Haiti to international institutions [...]

Harold Ford Offers Parody Of A Republican-Lite Pol

By: Monday January 25, 2010 11:33 am

Today’s Harold Ford op-ed in the New York Times was already displeasing to me when I read it about 10,000 times in the mid-1990s. First, cut taxes for businesses — big and small — and find innovative ways to get Americans back to work. We can start by giving any companies that are less than [...]

First Poll From New York: Gillibrand Ahead Of Ford

By: Friday January 15, 2010 1:42 pm

Marist polled the New York Senate primary shaping up between Harold Ford and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. 43% of registered Democratic voters in New York State say they would back Gillibrand in this fall’s Democratic primary while 24% would cast their ballot for Ford. Although Gillibrand has a double-digit lead over Ford, a notable proportion — [...]

MA-Sen Poll Shows Brown In Front, Bank Fee Issue Starting To Play

By: Friday January 15, 2010 7:33 am

The Suffolk University poll for the Boston Herald is a shocker – Scott Brown, the Republican, is four points ahead of Martha Coakley in the Senate race to replace Ted Kennedy. That’s within the margin of error, and Suffolk isn’t the best pollster in America, but if you add up all the polls it’s basically [...]

The Senator From Wall Street

By: Friday January 15, 2010 6:32 am

It’s a testament to the brazenness of Wall Street financiers that they are making their rationale for Harold Ford’s candidacy this obvious: “We bonded with him years ago and he is one of our friends,” said Robert Zimmerman, another influential fundraiser and Democratic National Committeeman. But according to several of these bundlers, it’s not all [...]

Brave New Films Releases Brutal Video About Harold Ford’s Record

By: Thursday January 14, 2010 9:43 am

This is really just a small taste of what Harold Ford will see if he chooses to run for Senate in New York State. Brave New Films has compiled a video of some of Ford’s most notorious past statements, including his anti-immigrant, anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-gun control and pro-tax cut stances. In a statement, Brave New [...]

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