The Triumph of Politics
I am sure you will read a lot about Congressman Weiner and his scandal and morality and failed politicians and us versus them and David Vitter, Larry Craig and Ted Kennedy and what have you. I am sure you will. I am not sure you will read anything similar to my take on this, which is admittedly not as partisan as some other takes may | Read More »
David Vitter Heads to November
David Vitter easily won the Republican Primary the other day. Now he is facing Charlie Melancon in the general election. Here’s the thing people don’t realize about David Vitter — with Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn, David Vitter is in the triumvirate of conservative champions in the Senate. So defiant toward the Democrats and many Senate Republicans has he been, that Chuckie Schumer, Bob Menendez, | Read More »
Max Baucus Thinks Increasing the Deficit is Hilarious
David Vitter went to the floor of the Senate today to talk about unemployment benefits and requested that one part of the legislation be pushed forward. Max Baucus rose and said he wanted the entire package advanced, to which Vitter replied, “Not if it increases deficit and debt $108 billion a year. No sir I’m not, and the American people aren’t and the American people | Read More »
Senate GOP Trying To Scuttle “Repeal It” Amendment
Senate sources confirm to me this evening that Senator Mitch McConnell and his leadership team are trying to scuttle Republican efforts to force a vote on repeal of the entire health care legislation during the reconciliation process. I’m told reliably that moderate Republican senators who voted against Obamacare in December do not want to vote against it again because it would just be “symbolic”. McConnell | Read More »
No Time Charlie
A great ad the people of Louisiana need to see.
NRSC Already Hitting Charlie Melancon
This is going to be a fun election. Melancon has tried to play himself off as a conservative Democrat for a while, including opposing cap-and-trade. But his heart just isn’t in that role.