What a Real Leader Looks Like
A real leader looks like Mike Pence. While John Boehner and Eric Cantor have rushed to line up with ACORN and support a Republican candidate in NY-23 who is to the left of her Democrat opponent, Congressman Mike Pence, the Chairman of the Republican Conference, refuses despite pressure to join Cantor and Boehner. Pence refuses to take shots at his own side, but is also | Read More »
Jeb Hensarling Becomes a Party Man
Former Chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee Mike Pence is not giving Dede Scozzafava money and is not endorsing her. He refuses to side with an ACORN supported leftist. Contrast that with the most recent former Chairman of the RSC, Jeb Hensarling, a man I have long admired and the first member of Congress I ever donated to. Congressman Hensarling is throwing his principles | Read More »
Scozzafava v. Hoffman
The National Republican Congressional Committee feels so threatened by Republican Doug Hoffman’s campaign, which the NRCC says is going no where, that they have taken to running attack ads against Hoffman. Their accusation? Hoffman is not as conservative as he says he is. Really? Okay. For sake of argument, let’s say Hoffman is not as conservative as he claims. That still puts him to the | Read More »
Politics and principle in upstate New York
This is your must read of the day. When we did not endorse the Republican candidate, we caused some hand-wringing among Washington and New York’s Republican political establishments. I’m proud to defend our endorsed candidate, Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, and I can do so without having to make any excuses for his positions on key economic growth issues. I would ask the Republican congressional leadership | Read More »
New York Republicans Put Up ACORN Backed Candidate in NY-23
We have broken down in detail how ACORN has its own political party called the Working Families Party in New York. When a candidate appears as a Working Families Party candidate in New York, it is a signal that this is the candidate ACORN is putting up. In New York’s 23rd Congressional District, the Republican Party rushed to nominate Dede Scozzafava as the replacement for | Read More »
Hoffman over Scozzafava: The Exception That Proves the Rule
I am on record repeatedly saying that disaffected conservatives should not agitate for a third party. It truly makes no sense. Ballot access laws in the fifty states make it extremely impractical to mount a third party challenge except in very rare cases. Historically, those cases are premised on individuals who, once off the national stage, see their third party collapse, see e.g. Teddy Roosevelt | Read More »
What a Republican Suicide Looks Like [updated]
There are two candidates in NY-23 worth focusing on (there are actually several Republicans vying for a party nomination to run against one Democrat). One candidate is pro-life, supports traditional marriage, and is pretty fiscally responsible. The other is pro-abortion, supports gay marriage, and is pretty fiscally reckless. You’d think the first candidate is the Republican and the second is the Democrat. You would be | Read More »
In NY-23, Is Dede Scozzafava the Best We Can Do?
If Dede Scozzafava is the best the New York Republicans can come up with, let’s just hand the district over to the Democrats. Let’s ignore that she is a liberal. Let’s ignore that she’s in favor of abortion rights. Let’s ignore that she is a big proponent of the gay rights agenda. Let’s ignore that she’s not really a fiscal conservative. Let’s ignore her political | Read More »
We may soon see if there is significant fall out over the comedy in Albany
For the past month, New York residents have been treated to a comedy of the absurd it their General Assembly. First the Democrats controlled the Senate. Then a man who beat up a woman jumped ship to the GOP along with another guy. The GOP took over. The Democrats walked out leaving the State Senate without a quorum. Then the Democrats boarded themselves up in | Read More »
Have You Given to Jim Tedisco Yet?
Give as much as you can. Consider this an open thread.
A “Give Tedisco Money” Open Thread
Give Jim Tedisco some money and then watch me on Fox News tonight at 9:00 p.m. I’ll be on Sean Hannity’s show. Give as much as you can.
Goodbye ‘Mr. Jobs’? [UPDATED:] Scott Murphy Calls Military Racist
Is Scott Murphy “Mr. Jobs,” or isn’t he? Well he was, then he wasn’t. The website scrubbers apparently don’t want you to know that Scott Murphy considers himself “Mr. Jobs,” probably because all the jobs he created were in India, not New York. Here is how Scott Murphy, candidate for NY-20, described himself on his website originally: “Scott Murphy, 38, from Warren County is a | Read More »
When Did Mrs. Schlossberg Become Ms. Kennedy and Why Is She Qualified?
Wikipedia tells us that Caroline Kennedy actually never changed her name to Schlossberg after she got married. That has not stopped the media from referring to Her Majesty as Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg until now. Now, the media, in its never ending quest to rebuild Camelot, is in full Kennedy mode. Obama is, I’m sure, a bit upset the spotlight is off him. The American public | Read More »
Charlie Rangel On the Beach to Nowhere
On page A13 today, the Washington Post has this article on Charlie Rangel, the chief tax code writer in Congress, owing back taxes. Page A13. Were it a Republican, we both know it would be on the front page. Republicans want Rangel out of the chairmanship. He should go. Nancy Pelosi promised to clean up the culture of corruption. Let’s make her live up to | Read More »
Chuck Schumer Owes the Public an Apology
Federal regulators seized and shut down IndyMac on Friday evening. The bank will reopen today under federal control. For the first time in recent history, a United States Senator is being blamed for the crisis. In a written statement, the Office of Thrift Supervision, which regulated IndyMac, said “the immediate cause” of the failure was statements made by Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat. | Read More »
BREAKING: Bank Collapses. Feds cite Sen. Chuck Schumer as “immediate cause” of collapse
Federal regulators just seized and shut down IndyMac, a major mortgage specialist. The Pasadena, Calif., thrift was one of the largest savings and loans in the country with about $32 billion in assets. It now joins an infamous list of collapsed banks, topped by Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co., which failed in 1984 with $40 billion of assets. IndyMac specialized in Alt-A loans, | Read More »