The quintessential example of media bias for the 2010 election cycle
Over the next few days, various news networks, newspapers, magazines, and others will present a retrospective on 2010: what the media got right, what the media got wrong, best moments, worst moments, etc. Let me present what has to be the quintessential example of media bias in coverage of the 2010 elections. The candidate was the upstart upset. With the state’s political players all lined | Read More »
Good Morning. It Is Election Day.
“I won.” — Barack Obama January 23, 2009 “Let me just say it this way, the Democrats will retain the majority in the House of Representatives. We have a huge — we have, what, 54-, 55-vote majority. We had a swing in the last two elections of 110 seats. We will — I am not yielding one grain of sand. We are fighting for every | Read More »
An Open Letter to the Freshman Republican Victors
“Remember, as much as McConnell, Alexander, Boehner, Cantor, etc. did for you, you are more important to them than they are to you. But for you, they would still be in the minority.” I am putting this up the Sunday before the election because in the noise and hubbub after the election it will be drowned out and it is very, very important. If you | Read More »
This is How the Democrats Will Try to Steal the Election
The old saw is that Republicans try to suppress elections and Democrats try to steal them. We are certainly seeing what appears to be the Democrats trying to steal the election in close races this year. We now know that the SEIU is in charge of the voting machines in Las Vegas where Harry Reid’s name is coming pre-checked. But buried in the news is | Read More »
Seven More Days. You Have Not Stopped Obama. You Have Won Nothing.
You have not stopped Barack Obama. You have not, to paraphrase P. J. O’Rourke, served the restraining order. You have not made this country safe. You have not stopped the advance of socialism in this country. You have not stopped the Democrats from destroying the economy. You, all of you, have won nothing. NOTHING. And it will stay that way — imaginary wins, fictitious actions | Read More »
Eight Days Left. Here’s a List of Candidates to Choose From.
Here is how things are shaping up — in order. I have prepared the chart below, though truth be told, Club For Growth did all the leg work. I just plugged in websites. I left off the likely D and long shot races to focus on the seriously viable races. There are a lot of them. We only need 39 and there are 37 lean | Read More »
What Was Before Is Again
The New York Times ran an article over the weekend that the House of Representatives is still not in the hands of the GOP. A Newsweek survey came out with an oddity of a generic ballot answer. Gallup has been jumping all over the place. Had I a show, I’d say “roll the tape.” Instead, you’ll have to settle for this. Here’s Charlie Cook’s review | Read More »
Unlike 1994, They Saw This Year Coming
“When you are ten points down, you don’t take the A team off the field in the final quarter and replace them with the B team unless you know you are going to get clobbered anyway.” Last night on CNN, Gloria Borger pointed out that the Democrats tell anyone who will listen that they were prepared for this year. Unlike 1994, the Democrats say they | Read More »
Senate GOP Leadership Begins Setting The “Blame Conservatives” Narrative
Here’s the situation on the ground: if the GOP makes significant gains in the United States Senate, it will be in spite of the best efforts of the Senate Republicans. The Senate GOP stood with Charlie Crist and conservatives stood with Marco Rubio. The Senate GOP stood with Arlen Specter and conservatives stood with Pat Toomey. The Senate GOP stood with Trey Grayson and conservatives | Read More »
The Democrats’ Disaster: More Americans Question Barack Obama’s Birth Story Than Support the Ground Zero Mosque
UPDATE: I’ve looked at more numbers. Consider this: the percentage of people who think 9/11 was an inside job is equal to the percentage of people who think the Ground Zero mosque is a good idea. —– “Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a man whose first reaction to the Time Square bombing plot was to blame people upset about Obamacare passing, has ceded being the face of | Read More »
King Samir Shabazz Should Be 2010′s Willie Horton
Moe suggested this yesterday and I am here to say I agree. In 2010, Republicans across the nation should make King Samir Shabazz their 21st century Willie Horton. I know Democrats scream at the top of their lungs that the Willie Horton ads, originally raised by Al Gore by the way, were racist. They and their friends in the media have developed the common narrative | Read More »
I have gotten a lot of emails in the past 24 hours, mostly from senior citizens incidentally, asking simply, “How?” How do we throw them out? How do we replace them with good people? It is both harder and easier than it looks. First of all, we need to be realists. Some of the candidates we love won’t cut it. Sometimes we will be split | Read More »
Happy Warriors Still
(NquiteSFW) (NquiteSFW) It is easy in the face of what happened tonight to sound or become defeatist. You mustn’t. Freedom needs you now more than ever. The fight has only just begun. But we must be clear what the strategy is and what the battle plan looks like. Tonight the Democrats voted to put people in jail who have no insurance, raise the costs of | Read More »
End of the Quarter Fundraising
It’s the end of the quarter for fundraising. Candidates are desperate for your cash. Each candidate below is Erick approved, even if not Erick endorsed. And not all are endorsed. But, I definitely want to flag these candidates for you as people really needing your prayers and your cash. My top picks and personal favorites Marco Rubio (FL-SEN) Sean Duffy (WI-REP) Pat Toomey (PA-SEN) Michael | Read More »
Roy Barnes (again)
I’m very interested in the number of Republican funders in Georgia all of a sudden getting calls from former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes asking if they might support him in 2010. The calls were happening before Cagle dropped out, but seem to have escalated given the number of people telling me about recent calls all of a sudden. And some surprising names at that — | Read More »
Is Kingston In for Governor?
I’m hearing that Jack Kingston has had conversations with people suggesting he may run for Governor. That’d be interesting. Leaving his congressional seat would free up that spot for Eric Johnson, who could transition his campaign easily from Lt. Governor to Congress. It’d also potentially make it likely that we could forgo at least one bloody primary. Now if we could weed out some people | Read More »
Kasich is In for Ohio Governor
This is great news. Today John Kasich announced his 88 County Statewide Leadership Team for his campaign for Govern……er, Recharge Ohio. Not bad for a guy just ‘flirting’ with running for Governor, eh? More: the team Kasich has put together reads like a who’s who of Ohio Republican leadership. The County Chairmen of the three most populous counties, Doug Preisse (Franklin), Alex Triantafilou(Hamilton) and Rob | Read More »