Reading is not a strength for the Robin Carnahan campaign
This past week, the campaign for Democrat Senate candidate Robin Carnahan released a hit video criticizing Republican Senate candidate Rep. Roy Blunt about his response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The video claims that “BP’s Bill for Cleanup is only $75M” and that supposedly, Blunt is OK with that. One problem: current law does NOT cap cleanup costs at $75M. | Read More »
Roy Blunt and Robin Carnahan on the Kagan nomination
Missourians are no doubt curious about what the two leading candidates in the 2010 Missouri Senate race think about President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. So what do the two key candidates have to say? Republican Congressman Roy Blunt, on what the GOP and the Senate should do: Judicial nominees should meet a substantially different | Read More »
Poor Robin Carnahan. It was *not* a good week for her.
After a week like this, Robin Carnahan was probably wishing she was a banking executive lawyer again, because running for Senate was not kind to her. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, Carnahan made reference to our dependence on foreign oil: “We’re swapping depending on foreign oil with dependence on Chinese-made wind turbans (sic) and solar cells,” she said. Um, Ms. Carnahan – | Read More »
Could Obama be girding for a healthcare repeal fight?
The NYT reports this morning that Barack Obama, like many presidents before him, is now seeking line-item veto authority. President Obama, in his latest effort to signal fiscal responsibility against the rising debt, plans this month to ask Congress to give him and future presidents greater power to try to delete individual items from spending bills. In doing so, Mr. Obama will join a long | Read More »
“Let’s hope their bombs don’t work” is not a strategy
The Times Square Bomber apparently didn’t pay too close attention at suicide bomber school while in Pakistan, as his attempt to detonate his SUV appears to have been somewhat “amateurish.” Likewise, the Christmas day pantybomber similarly seems to have missed out on some training. But eventually, one of these terrorists is going to blow something up and a lot of Americans are going to die. | Read More »
Looks like Robin Carnahan WILL be appearing with Obama
Could it be that the heat from both Democrat and GOP sides became a bit much for her? Jim at 24th State received word today that MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan, presumptive Democrat candidate for Kit Bond’s Senate set, would be canceling out on a fundraising engagement (note: I had previously stated it was in DC, but I can’t verify that…) so she can | Read More »
Meanwhile, in Missouri, Robin Carnahan is probably *hoping for* the Rochester treatment.
A bit earlier today, Moe described how Barack Obama is pretending that Alexi Giannoulias, the Democrat Senatorial candidate from IL, does not exist. But on the Missouri side of the river, the presumptive Democrat candidate for Kit Bond’s Senate seat, MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan may be wishing for a similar treatment. Just last month, the POTUS appeared in the St. Louis area to promote the | Read More »
Good John Smacks Down Obama Over AZ Immigration Bill
Following Arizona’s passage of a tough new immigration law, Barack Obama described the law as “misguided” and implied that Arizona was being “irresponsible” by trying to protect its lawful citizens. Surprisingly (to me, at least), Senator John “the Maverick” McCain responded: “If the president doesn’t like what the Arizona Legislature and governor may be doing, then I call on the president to immediately call for | Read More »
Looks like Robin Carnahan missed a couple of Girl Scout meetings
It’s pretty obvious that GOP Senate candidate Rep. Roy Blunt’s “Bull” video gave MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan’s campaign some heartburn, or she wouldn’t have responded with this: A pretty lame, childish and substance-free response. And interestingly, Ms. Carnahan didn’t point out that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Kansas City, also voted against the so-called “jobs bill.” Wonder why? But – what’s wrong with that picture? | Read More »
Happy Tax Day!
It’s April 15th, and like every year, we’ll be seeing news stories tonight of cars lined up at the post office carrying happy taxpayers who are dutifully submitting their last-minute returns. Happy? Well, maybe some. At least those who don’t OWE anything. Rep. Mike Pence took to the House floor today to speak about Tax Day 2010. Pence’s money quotes: This Congress has voted and | Read More »
Robin Carnahan – Shoveling More Bull
I was tempted to lead with “First, Demon Sheep, now The Bull”. But that would have incorrectly grouped this well-done video with one that was infamous for its ineptitude. So – behold, “The Bull“. The video was released today from Rep. Roy Blunt’s campaign for Senate. It does a nice (and funny) job of illustrating how Robin Carnahan is an unabashed supporter of the key | Read More »
These are the words of a man who should be President
Yeah, yeah, I know. Don’t worry about 2012 right now. So sue me. Rep. Paul Ryan is one of the most articulate, intelligent conservative voices in Washington, DC. His voting record is impeccable. His performance in the so-called “Health Care Summit” was superb. And this past week, Congressman Ryan delivered an absolutely stunning speech to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. This is not your normal, | Read More »
“Failure is not an option”
So said Gene Kranz, NASA’s Mission Control lead flight director for Apollo 13. And so we are faced with a similar situation – a seemingly impossible task, but this time rather than saving the lives of astronauts, we are faced with stopping the drumbeat of socialism from the Left – our task is saving an entire country. The Democrats must not be allowed to succeed | Read More »
Democrats release 2300-page reconciliation bill *Updated*
UPDATE: Some Twitterers are stating that this is a “shell bill” that will provide a base for actual language later. Rep. Paul Ryan alluded to this move last week. And Michelle Malkin weighs in, as does Philip Klein. * * * * The Hill is reporting tonight that the Democrats have published a copy of the bill that they plan to use to update the original | Read More »
The Crack Cocaine That Is The Nanny State
Karl Marx famously stated that religion was the “opiate of the masses”. But Marx (unsurprisingly) had it wrong: the government nanny state is the real opiate of the masses. It is injected into our lives by the Leftist drug pushers who wish to control us, hook us on their DC-manufactured “progressivism”, and depend upon them for all of our needs. They know that once we’re | Read More »
Mr. President, I thought you said “the campaign is over”
During the “health care summit,” we witnessed yet another Barack Obama Hypocrisy Moment, as he chastised Senator John McCain for “campaigning” during his summit comments and accused McCain of employing “talking points” As one who has noted Obama’s non-stop campaigning, I found this bordering on hysterically funny. He had to have OD’d on gall that morning to make such an assertion. This is the President | Read More »
Robin Carnahan is making “carefully crafted statements”? Really??
It’s no secret that MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan, the likely Democrat challenger for U.S. Senator Kit Bond’s Missouri seat, has been MIA when it comes to stating her positions on key issues facing the country. For months we were left wondering if she had fallen into some sort of black hole, as she was not to be seen or heard. But now Politico | Read More »
Your Tax Dollars At Work, U.S. Census Edition
So I meander out to my mailbox this afternoon, and what should I discover but a letter from the U.S. Census. Hmm, feels mighty thin, I say to myself. So I open up the envelope and out drops this letter: The Census has sent me a letter telling me that they’re going to send me a letter. Brilliant! I’m having a difficult time deciding if | Read More »
Well, it’s settled. Robin Carnahan supports the largest tax increase in history.
The story begins in April, 2009, when the “League of Conservation Voters” began a $750K campaign to slam Rep. Roy Blunt for his vote against the “Cap and Trade” (or “Cap and Tax”) bill, who repeatedly refers to it by its euphemistic official smokescreen/name: “American Clean Energy & Security Act,” in an attempt to convince Missourians that Blunt is somehow trying to deny jobs in | Read More »
Some sound bites from CPAC
I must admit – this is sensory overload here. Many speakers, many bloggers, many speeches, many politician visits. I have been remiss in posting status. I think that Twitter has taken the place of most of the “quick hits” posts that we may have been putting up in previous years. A few observations: This is obviously the place to make your mark as a potential | Read More »