Bear Witness: 30+ People ‘Saved’ at PC Altar Call (RightOnline)
It was a finish to an event worthy of the finest televangelist. No exaggeration. The first-ever PC Strategy breakout session at a major national event, last week’s RightOnline received such an enthusiastic response that the finish literally looked like a successful altar call at the end of a highly enegetic revival meeting. It almost overshadowed the actual content of the tutorial. The deans of Precinct | Read More »
RightOnline This Week – Two Firsts: rVotes and PC Strategy Break-out
If you haven’t yet, log in to your frequent flyer account now and see if you have enough miles to get to Minneapolis, MN at the end of this coming week. The revered RightOnline conference kicks off on Friday morning, and this year, has several “firsts”. One can hardly prioritize one over the other, but perhaps most exciting for activists in these spaces who have | Read More »
California Redistricting Transparency Hits Brick Wall. Hard.
Yesterday, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CCRC) published its first maps for public comment on the redistricting process. Below, you see the map published for what may become the “new” AD49 in CA. Alas, the redistricting process is rapidly losing the transparency that many hoped would govern the redistricting process characterized as a citizen’s redistricting commission. The CCRC got off to a good start with | Read More »
Spot Report: rVotes Heads for Ohio!
If you are serious about online activism tools, then clear the deck in your browser – all the links below open new tabs or windows so you don’t lose your place in this article. You will want to study the history of rVotes and it’s promise to the conservative cause. Always first where news on the best GOTV applications have come from (and are headed) Carol | Read More »
A Trifecta of Tools for Victory: rVotes (Part I of III)
An entire suite of exciting new tools have become available to Republicans, and if deployed, will mean a much wider margin of victory in 2012 than we would otherwise see – indeed, these tools may be critical for victory in 2012 at all. Article I in this series will discuss the major release of rVotes.com. Article II will tell you about Nationbuilder.com, and article III | Read More »
Snookered: Libya, corner pocket.
You just know there have to be some ‘unkind’ minds snickering away in Europe, Turtle Bay, and the Caliphate souks of the middle east. Snickering about how easily Obama was manipulated into a rash action in Libya. Combine that with how Obama is deliberately staging the US’s fade from leadership of the operation and you have a picture that should make any middle east dictator | Read More »
Who whips the whips?
John Boehner and Eric Cantor have overlooked an important principle of ”command”: never issue the order that you know will not be obeyed. The headline question is not merely rhetorical and I do have an answer for you, because our miraculous system of government (that Churchill called the worst, except for all the others) has always furnished the answer and generations before our own made | Read More »
Real-Time in Wisconsin Capitol: Leveraging Kids for Dem Dirty Work Updated: Dems Found, Flash Rally In IL
(This is a current report from the senate offices in the WI capitol. The author needed an assist that I was happy to provide. Cross-posted here with permission from Dan Collins’ excellent POWIP blog. By a separate report, Dem legislators are apparently hiding out in a motel in Rockford, IL beyond the jurisdiction of WI State Troopers who would fetch them back to vote. Update: | Read More »
Our National Debt Equals Our Entire Economy for One Year.
For more than a day now, Drudge’s main headline has been substantially the same as the headline on this story. Let me tell you what that really means. If the government took 100% of all our paychecks and pensions for the full year, that would not make an appreciable dent in our national debt. If the government took 100% of our paychecks and pensions for | Read More »
Vengeance is Mine, Saith Obama
Obama tried it all. Closing Guantanamo. Ending the war. Civilian trials for terrorists. The surge. Now he’s just killing, with a remarkable lack of dissent from his own side (remember: “Bush lied. People died.”). So we learn from drone operatives (literally) that Obama is, after all, and for solid ‘political’ reasons… a stone killer. From Newsweek: Some counterterrorism experts say that President Obama and his | Read More »