The Party That Brought Us Dede Scozzafava Wants to Stop Ann Marie Buerkle
Remember Dede Scozzafava? In 2009, the New York Republican Party tried to foist her on the people of New York. She was a liberal Republican who, with the backing of unions, almost got elected until conservatives stood up and said no. She wound up dropping out and endorsing the Democrat. The same New York GOP that gave us her and spectacularly saw the next several | Read More »
NY-09 Goes Republican For the First Time Since 1922
NY-09 last saw Republicans hold it in 1922. The seat, last held by Anthony Weiner, flipped back to the GOP tonight in a stunning rebuke to Barack Obama. In every special election in New York for the past few years, even in 2009/2010, the Democrats pointed their finger at each one and declare it spelled disaster for the GOP. Today, the Democrats will declare NY-09 | Read More »
Alarm Bells at the White House Over David Weprin’s Race in NY-9
Unlike the other New York special election races where the Democrats batted a thousand and the media covered them as prognosticators of doom and gloom for the GOP, there’s been radio silence for the most part on the special election to replace Anthony Weiner in NY-9. But there are alarm bells going on at the White House and the DNC. The DCCC just dropped a | Read More »
The Willingness of the Press to Believe Democrat Spin
The press’s ready willingness to believe Democrat spin is yet again driven home this morning by the Republican loss in New York last night. Immediately, the press was adopting Democrat spin that this was all about medicare. The press has a history of doing this. In April of 2009, the GOP lost a special election in New York with Jim Tedisco as the nominee. Carl | Read More »
The GOP Loss In New York Was About New York, Not Paul Ryan
Republicans suck in New York. Period. End of Story. The GOP lost the special election in NY-26 and the media and Democrats are heralding it as proof that the GOP is getting punished for wanting to reform medicare. Back when the GOP lost the 2009 special election in New York featuring Dede Scozzafava, et al, the Democrats heralded the GOP defeat as proof that Republican | Read More »
Are New York Tea Partiers Really Willing to Sell Out?
There’s a special election happening in New York’s 26th Congressional District and tea party activists up there look increasingly like they are either being duped or selling out. There are three candidates in the race, a Republican, a Democrat, and a self-described tea party candidate named Jack Davis. As Democrats are doing more and more around the country, it appears they are setting up Davis | Read More »
The New York Republicans
The New York Republican Party is in disastrous shape under the clubby leadership of Ed Cox. In a competitive year for Republicans, no strong challengers have come out of New York and the state GOP continues to lag. Want to know why? Our own Dan McLaughlin has an op-ed in the New York Post today that is well worth reading.
The Ground Zero Mosque Should Be Stopped
If you read no further, know this: RedState supports the Anti-Defamation League in its opposition to the so-called “Ground Zero mosque.” The ADL is right on all counts: in its rejection of bigotry, its affirmation of American religious freedom, and its declaration that common decency demands the end of this effort. As the ADL notes, this is “not a question of rights, but a question | Read More »
Add Federal Judge Stephen Robinson to the “Must Impeach” List
When Republicans take back Congress, they need to take seriously the issue of federal judges being impeached. Just the other week, a federal judge in Washington ordered the government to act in a way the Supreme Court had already said could not be ordered. Now, a federal judge in New York has thrown out the American standard of one man – one vote. Federal judge | Read More »
Michael Bloomberg Proves Himself to be a Fool and Should Resign
Michael Bloomberg should resign from office. He has proven himself to be a fool. It is truly stunning that Bloomberg’s initial reaction to the car bomb in Times Square was to blame tea party activists, not Islamic terrorists. In Bloomberg’s own words: Bloomberg later told CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric that the suspect behind the bombing attempt could be a domestic terrorist angry at | Read More »
Again. When Will Politicians Understand Their Bounds?
The folks at My Food. My Choice bring us word tonight of another instance of politicians not knowing the limits of government. New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) wants to ban the use of salt in preparation of restaurant cooking. You know salt right? Sodium Chloride? It’s one of the tastes our tongue can detect and it helps bring out other flavors? Yeah, that one | Read More »
Democrats Finally Get David Paterson to Let Go and Embrace the Underside of the Bus
For a year, the Democrats have done all they could to get David Paterson to go under the bus. They have attacked him anonymously and on the record. They have used Barack Obama to drive the bus up to New York. They’ve done everything. Finally, finally, they called in the reinforcements at the New York Times to run daily hit pieces and keep scandal stories | Read More »
Tim Gill’s Merry Band Failed in New York.
You may remember Tim Gill from this Atlantic Monthly profile. Gill is the multi-millionaire gay man who helped fund the left’s take over of Colorado. Gill is playing for keeps and gay marriage. He funds local races and state legislative races to get legislatures to pass gay marriage without the consent of the voters. He keeps a low profile, bundles with lots of donors to | Read More »
The Terrorists Will Plead Not Guilty
It should not be surprising to learn, though it may make your blood pressure go up. The terrorists who orchestrated 9/11 and masterminded the deaths of thousands of Americans will plead not guilty. They will use their case to try American foreign policy. Fox News has the details. Scott Fenstermaker, the lawyer for accused terrorist Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, said the men would not deny | Read More »
The Left’s ‘Fair’ Trial
“Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is not a criminal. He is a soldier in a war captured on a battlefield. That is not something our criminal justice system was designed to handle and should not handle.” I’ve seen a lot from the left in the last twenty-four hours that I, and conservatives in general, do not want to give Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a fair trail and that | Read More »
A Response to Michael Steele
Folks, there are some serious questions as to the accuracy of the ABC News report linked to in this post showing a Steele quote criical of Palin, Pawlenty, and me. As a result, I’m yanking the post and digging into it. I’ll see what I can do to sort it out. Sorry for the inconvenience. This is bothersome. The actual video on which the interview | Read More »
The Public Option and NY-23
While the Democrats are crowing a bit this morning over the unusual circumstances of NY-23, they might want to pay attention to one under-reported fact: Bill Owens, the man NY-23 sent to Congress last night, campaigned against the public option. That is not exactly a ringing endorsement of Obamacare by the voters up there. Democrats might want to rethink how they view NY-23.
The Love Affair is Over: In 2008 Independents Proved They Weren’t Racist by Voting Obama. In 2009, Independents Vote GOP to Prove They Aren’t Socialist.
New York’s 23rd Congressional District is, at this writing, too close to call, but it looks like the GOP Establishment’s candidate helped throw the race to the Democrat after the GOP spent $900,000.00 on her. That said, the Democrat’s lead keeps shrinking and there are 10,000 absentee ballots to count. We know for certain that if we combined the Republican and Conservative votes, that team | Read More »
It’s going to be late before we know anything about Harmer in CA-10. As for the rest, it looks like the love affair is over. In 2008, the American public voted for Barack Obama to prove they weren’t racist and in 2010 the same public is voting for Republicans to prove they aren’t socialist. For the 2nd time in history, the GOP swept Virginia’s statewide | Read More »
Hoffman Poll Watcher Has Tires Slashed [updated]
On his third trip to the polls, a Hoffman supporter and poll watcher had his tires slashed this afternoon —as you can see he had a hoffman sign in his back window. A police report has been filed. [updated:] Local police are not willing to confirm it was a tire slashing and say it could be that the poll watcher ran over a bottle.