What would Machiavelli the Tea Partier Do In Wisconsin Today?

    Today should be a glorious day for personal responsibility and public sanity in Wisconsin. Yes, the Tea Party cavalry will ride into Madison. I doubt there will be many union counter-protesters…they’re not getting paid to protest today, like they were this week by being “sick.” So, the Tea Partiers should have the streets largely to themselves. If I were Machiavelli, and I were a Tea | Read More »

    Does Keith Olbermann write logic textbooks for Pima County’s community colleges?

    If Fox News is a propaganda machine, then it misleads its viewers. Fox News is a propaganda machine. Therefore, Fox News misleads its viewers. If you are a student in Pima Community College this year (southern Arizona, whose major city is Tucson), you’ll see this argument listed as an example of a hypothetical syllogism. (A syllogism having a conditional statement for one or both of | Read More »

    Art Jacobson, blogger, furthers meme that Tea Party is to blame for Gifford’s shooting

    Okay, here we go: Follow this link to “The Data Port”, written by Art Jacobson, a blogger. Art is a thoughtful guy, but very liberal. Unfortunately, he has posted a link to and an excerpt from Joan Walsh’s Salon column, a column that implies that Tea Party rhetoric led to Giffords’ shooting. Art made no rebuttal to what Walsh said. I’m presuming that Art | Read More »

    LOTS of new Democratic Voters Show up in AZ—What A Coinky-Dink!

    This is an unsurprising development in the southern Arizona congressional races—CD7 (McClung V Grijalva) and CD8 (Giffords V Kelly). I realize this may not qualify as original research, but I wanted to make sure people knew about this. The Yuma Sun is reporting that two organizations — Mi Familia Vota and One Vote Arizona — submitted more than 3000 voter registrations in Yuma County, and | Read More »

    Ruth McClung Targeted By Brand New Blog

    “Tucson Progressive” is one of the newest citizen bloggers that’s been added to She’s only been on the “air” less than two weeks, and already she’s picked out a prime target—Ruth McClung. What a coinky-dink. Ruth McClung starts making serious inroads against Raul Grijalva, in a district designed to favor a Democrat—and a new blogger pops up and starts unloading on her. In the | Read More »

    Calling on all conservative commenters—send some help to Tucson and “Fort Buckley”

    Greetings, Redstaters—smagar here. Some of y’all are aware that I run the “Fort Buckley” blog on I think of it as a conservative outpost in liberal country. (Tucson is a pocket of blue in an otherwise very red state). (or is an online reincarnation of the old Tucson Citizen newspaper, which folded nearly two years ago. The new online version offers a | Read More »

    Wait—I thought Republicans HATED Latinos? Apparently NM didn’t get Dolores Huerta’s memo…

    Looks as if the Land of Enchantment might elect a—GASP—Hispanic Republican governor! Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez’s lead over Democrat Diane Denish has grown to 10 points, and Martinez has also reached the all-important 50 percent threshold, according to a new poll conducted for her campaign. The poll, conducted Sept. 11-13, had Martinez leading 50 percent to 40 percent. The survey of 600 likely voters | Read More »

    The possible “Tea Party Express” path to a filibuster-proof Senate…in 2013?

    I can’t imagine Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint and the Tea Party Express are indifferent to the Senate. More to the point, I’m presuming that they, like most of the rest of us, recognize the need to have a filibuster-proof Senate at some point in the near-future, in order to REPEAL Obamacare. So, if Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint and the Tea Party Express are willing | Read More »

    Jay Cost on the DE GOP Senate Primary: If you want to repeal Obamacare in the future, vote for Mike Castle now.

    Jay Cost, who came to my attention when he started blogging at Real Clear Politics, is IMO one of the clearest and deepest thinkers on the nuts-and-bolts of politics on the street today. Check out his “Horse Race” blog, and you’ll see what I mean. Jay now blogs at Weekly Standard; from there he weighed in on the Castle/O’Donnell race in DE. He sides with | Read More »

    Arizona Democrats are playing in the CD8 GOP primary—AGAIN!

    In the summer of 2006, I was surprised to see the Democrats running TV ads…in the GOP primary. The ads targeted a candidate (whose name escapes me and Google can’t find) who was the GOP’s preferred successor for the retiring Jim Kolbe. Perhaps those Democratic ads in a GOP primary helped: the targeted candidate lost the primary. The primary winner, Randy Graf, turned off enough | Read More »