The NY Times Explains How Jeb Can Win

    Nothing has worked so far, but he and his superPAC still have lots of cash on hand. The New York Times explains what “aides and key allies” say is his 6-point path to victory. 1. Stay on the Attack They will continue to attack Trump and Hillary and have started attacking the other GOP candidates. But while his attacks may have helped ding Trump a | Read More »

    Some Jeb Bush major donors are really dumb

    This WaPo article talks about how Jeb Bush’s Right to Rise super PAC is burning through money like crazy with little to show for it. We knew that already, but the reactions here are jaw-dropping. Right to Rise raised over $100M in 1H15 but only $13M since. It has spent nearly $50M so far – 5x more than other super PACs. And what do they | Read More »

    It’s the GOP-e who have been the false prophets

    The RNC set up an entire website dedicated to Obamacare for the 2014 elections. What does it say at the very top of that site’s home page? A GOP HOUSE & SENATE WILL REPEAL OBAMACARE. Here is Reince Priebus spending more than 5 minutes railing about Obamacare during the 2013-14 election cycle. The subtitle above is a quote from just after 2:30 – except with | Read More »

    Navy Secretary threw Marines under the bus

    That’s according to one of the women involved in his social experiment of mixed-gender infantry units. This Washington Post article is interesting both in what it does say and what it doesn’t say. “Our secretary of the Navy completely rolled the Marine Corps and the entire staff that was involved in putting this [experiment] in place under the bus,” said Sgt. Danielle Beck, a female | Read More »

    Lots of news in Alaska Gov. and Senate races

    In case you missed this yesterday, the governor’s election in Alaska is now a two-man race. Incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell (R) faces re-election this fall. He was leading Byron Mallott (D) and Bill Walker (I) 37-22-20 in the latest RCP poll. All that is out the window now. The Democrats schemed with “Independent” Walker to have Mallott run as Walker’s Lt Gov instead. Meanwhile there | Read More »

    Michelle Nunn resurrects an old trick

    You know how badly Michelle Nunn is being hurt by ties to Harry Reid when she unleashes this tired corker: “I will vote for the Democratic leader that I think best represents our capacity to get things done and move things forward.” In other words: “David Perdue is killing me by tying me to Reid, and it’s just not fair!” If she isn’t doing it | Read More »

    Did anyone read Holder’s statement on Ferguson?

    The one he issued Monday is mind-boggling to me. Here is it in its entirety with some comments from here in the cheap seats. Attorney General Statement on Latest Developments in Federal Civil Rights Investigation in Ferguson, MO As I informed the President this afternoon, the full resources of the Department of Justice are being committed to our federal civil rights investigation into the death | Read More »

    It all depends on what you mean by “austerity”

    Thursday’s Post: With 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to era of austerity President Obama’s forthcoming budget request will seek tens of billions of dollars in fresh spending for domestic priorities while abandoning a compromise proposal to tame the national debt in part by trimming Social Security benefits. With the 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to the era | Read More »

    Gingrich just HAPPENS to know what his super PAC will produce

    A Romney super PAC led the negative charge against Newt in Iowa, and Gingrich was none too shy in complaining about it. “Governor, I wish you would calmly and directly state it is your former staff running the PAC,” Gingrich demanded, of the pro-Romney PAC. “It is your millionaire friends giving to the PAC. And you know some of the ads aren’t true. Just say | Read More »

    An interesting AP story on a Cain accuser

    Surpringly, some of the reliably left-wing news agencies are actually doing their job. Today the AP has a story about Karen Kraushaar that contains a number of interesting tidbits, especially when you read between the lines. She settled a complaint with NRA in 1999 and then filed another complaint about treatment at her next job about 3 years later through the same lawyer. She was | Read More »