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Mudcat calls Eric Cantor a crook on the Rachel Maddow show.

And that was just for starters.   Watch the video here:  (Mudcat interview starts at 6:00)


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U.S. Content to Sit on Haiti Aid

By Dave Mudcat Saunders, Huffington Post
January 12, 2012

The GAO report is clear. Because of conditions on Haitian ground, USAID is going to have a tough time ever getting anything done. Two years ago, President Obama promised the people of Haiti: “You will not be forsaken. You will not be forgotten.” From what I’ve seen, working with those already in Haiti who have a record of getting things done is the only way the United States can fulfill that promise. This must become an immediate priority — in Obama’s own words — “swift, coordinated, and aggressive.Continue reading

Dave “Mudcat” Saunders on CNN – Parker Spitzer

Dave “Mudcat” Saunders remembers his friend Elizabeth Edwards

Election nearly wipes out white Southern Democrats

By BEN EVANS, The Associated Press
Thursday, November 4, 2010; 9:19 PM

WASHINGTON — The white Southern Democrat – endangered since the 1960s civil rights era – is sliding nearer to extinction.

After this week’s elections, the Democratic Party barely holds a presence in the region outside of majority-black urban areas such as Atlanta and Memphis. The carnage for the party was particularly brutal in the Deep South, where just one white Democrat survived across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.

The Republicans’ effort to win over the South, rooted decades ago in a strategy to capitalize on white voters’ resentment of desegregation, is all but complete.

“Right now in most of Dixie it is culturally unacceptable to be a Democrat. It’s a damn shame, but that’s the way it is,” said Dave “Mudcat” Saunders, a campaign strategist for conservative Democrats such as Jim Webb of Virginia, one of the few remaining Southern Democratic senators. Continue reading

Mudcat Supports Mike Signer for Lt. Gov.

Mudcat on the Race for Governor

Exclusive Interview: Mudcat Saunders on the Virginia Governor’s Race
Lowell Feld
Blue Commonwealth, Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I just interviewed Dave “Mudcat” Saunders – formerly senior strategist to Mark Warner, Jim Webb and John Edwards – about the Virginia governor’s race. Here are the highlights of what Mudcat had to say, including some most definitely “quotable quotes!”
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Happy 60th Birthday Mudcat!!!

Dave Mudcat Saunders turns 60 this October 27th.

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