The Nevada Senate race by the numbers
There are some interesting numbers in the Nevada exit polls. Democrats were able to keep a turnout advantage of 35% compared to 33% Republican and 32% independent. However the GOP did make some gains over 2008 when the turnout was 38% D, 30% R, and 32% I. Republicans increased 3% at the cost of the Democrats while independents remained steady. The difference for the Dems | Read More »
A commercial I would like to see: the money circle scheme
Scene: a young man dressed in casual but nice clothing standing on a somewhat busy street corner. He is approached by a middle-aged man in a suit. Middle-aged man: “Would you like $10 no strings attached?” Young man, looking somewhat puzzled: “I guess so.” The middle-aged man stops a well-dressed middle-aged woman walking by and starts rummaging through her purse. Middle-aged woman: “Hey, what are | Read More »
State of House races in MI
Michigan currently has 15 seats in the US House of Representatives. Of those 8 are held by Democrats and 7 by Republicans. There are 3 seats in play this election, all of them held by Democrats. If we can sweep them, it would change the makeup of the Michigan representatives to 10R/5D. It would also be a nice contribution to regaining Republican control of the | Read More »
Sotomayor, Kagan, and the 2nd Amendment
As Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor testified that the 2nd Amendment was an individual right for every citizen of the United States to bear arms. In the most recent Supreme Court decision on the 2nd Amendment, she flip-flopped and tried to take away that right. Sotomayor was confirmed by a vote of 68-31. No Democrat Senator voted against her. Here is | Read More »
Did Webb (D-VA) just kill Obamacare?
Hat tip Instapundit. Dan Riehl just reported on Riehl World View: Jim Webb: “it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.” Wow!
Lt. Gov. may drop from MI governor’s race
Heard it on the radio this morning. Current Lt. Gov. John Cherry (D) may drop out of the MI governor’s race. Local radio reports: WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports Lieutenant Governor John Cherry is about to drop out of the race for governor because there are many, including some Democrats, who say he can’t win. and Skubick reported Monday night there has been | Read More »
The Nelson Pariah Project
Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) is delusional. He ran as a conservative pro-life Democrat because there is no way that the voters of Nebraska would have voted for any other type of Democrat. He believes that the almost non-existent “pro-life” provision in the Senate health care bill will provide cover for him. He is not fooling anybody. The pro-life groups are not buying it at either | Read More »
Who are these people?
The latest Gallup daily tracking poll has President Obama at his lowest job approval rating, 50%. (I think it is among registered voters, not likely voters, but there is no info at the link.) Just as interesting is the weekly job approval by demographic chart comparing the last four full weeks. Among the highlights, Obama gets slightly more approval from females than males, 54% to | Read More »
Lugar says he will vote for two-faced judge (updated)
What is wrong with Republican Senators? Do they want to continue in the minority forever? The MSM has just reported that Luger (RINO-Ind) indicates he will vote for Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice. Listen up you idiot. The Democrats do not need a single Republican to place this lying piece of garbage on the Supreme Court. This is their excuse for a nominee. Let | Read More »
Sotomayor on stare decisis
Reading some of the recap of Sotomayor’s hearing on Bench Memos, I get the impression that she is very big on stare decisis, i.e. the attempt to respect and not contradict previous rulings by the same court or higher courts of the same jurisdiction. (As I am no lawyer, I hope I have summarized this concept correctly.) What worries me about this testimony is that | Read More »