The “My inexplicable fisking of a Barack Obama fundraising email” Tuesday Open Thread.
Really, I have no idea why I did this. Open thread. Barack Obama To Me Today at 4:55 PM Hi, Barry! Can I call you ‘Barry?’ – I don’t care: you work for me, not the other way around. Barry it is, then, fellow-citizen. Who will be out of office in less than three years, so don’t get huffy about it. Barry.
Some VERY interesting things in this Hawaii News Now/Star Advertiser poll.
And by ‘interesting’ I mean favorable: The most obvious one is that Republican (and former Lt. Gov) Duke Aiona would in a rematch beat Neil Abercrombie 48-40 among registered voters. Charles Djou (running for Senate) has a favorable/unfavorable rating of 58/30, which is fairly close to Colleen Hanabusa’s 62/27. Clearly, Hanabusa’s is better, but not nearly by as much as I would have expected. And | Read More »
Why is @AlexSinkFlorida so starkly terrified of @chucktodd? #fl13
Like Hot Air, I am just a touch bemused at reports that Alex Sink (Democratic candidate for Florida’s 13th district special election) is apparently adamant that she absolutely cannot be at a debate that has NBC’s Chuck Todd moderating it: When it came to laying down the ground rules for an upcoming debate in the closely watched Florida congressional special election, Democrat Alex Sink — | Read More »
UAW loses Tennessee Volkswagon unionization bid.
Meant to write about this, but it fell through the cracks. You mostly just need this link and this tweet (Via AoSHQ): pic.twitter.com/m5pnMbur1H — Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) February 15, 2014
Democrats pass on chance to neutralize Cardinal Dolan appearance at RNC.
You’d think that somebody would have jumped on Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s offer, given that the cardinal’s agreement to offer a prayer at the RNC was a pretty big deal. Dolan runs the Archdiocese of New York, as well as the Conference of Catholic Bishops. If you need to know what that means, in practical terms, that’s actually easy to show: he’s the equivalent of this | Read More »
“I want to be a crony!”
Normally, I raise an eyebrow at stuff that might be a little too ‘cute’, but this video* from Crony Chronicles isn’t cute; it’s hysterical. And my use of the word ‘hysterical’ does, in point of fact, incorporate the thought that it’s downright maddening that we’re subtly teaching our kids to think of the government in terms of being the first response to a problem, instead | Read More »
Trailer for Citizens United’s “The Hope and the Change.”
I’m pointing out this Citizens United trailer for their new movie The Hope and the Change – which will feature a variety of Obama voters from 2008, and presumably why they’ve decided to atone for that particular error in such a public fashion – for three reasons.
The President Teleprompter Exposed Mid-Week Memorial Open Thread.
So, this picture was making the rounds: …and, as you can see, it’s ALMOST perfect, as is. In fact, if you think that it IS perfect as is I am not going to blame you for thinking that; you can make a case, there. But you know how it is: people can’t just help but season the soup. Open thread. Moe Lane
RS Interview: Jeff Semon (R CAND, MA-05 PRI).
Massachusetts is… interesting, this year. Despite being a Democratic stronghold, the MA GOP is putting up a pretty good fight; the NRCC recently talked up three of its House possibilities. I was able to talk with one of them – Jeff Semon, in MA-05 – later on. Come, I will conceal nothing from you. This is Ed Markey’s district, and the Democrats are prepared to | Read More »
Jonathan Chait (unintentionally) lays out the case for ending the Hollywood tax cuts.
Is Jonathan Chait not feeling well? Not so much for writing the below, but for writing the below (as AoSHQ Headlines notes) so baldly. The topic was the Left’s domination of television/movies; Chait copped pretty much to admitting that the Right’s basic argument is correct, that it also has merit (something that you can’t actually expect the Left to just concede), and ends with: This | Read More »