Why Side With Teddy Kennedy?
Why in God’s name would you want to co-sponsor legislation with Teddy Kennedy that will increase the size and scope of the federal government and its regulatory powers? John Cornyn, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins have done so. They have lent their names to legislation sponsored by Teddy Kennedy to give the FDA regulatory oversight of tobacco. I have no problem with taxing tobacco out | Read More »
Sessions to Lead Judiciary
Your phone calls and support paid off. Jeff Sessions will lead the Judiciary Committee’s Republicans. Thanks for all the calls. Glad the Senate GOP understands the situation and listened to all of you. Consider this an open thread.
I Intend to Support Marco Rubio for the United States Senate
After the disappointing 2008 election, it is time to start looking ahead to 2010, and the prospects of electing fresh, conservative lawmakers at the federal level. Florida will hold one of the most crucial Senate races for the GOP. Mel Martinez, who currently holds the seat, has announced that he will not seek re-election. Many are speculating that Governor Crist – aka President Obama’s favorite | Read More »
Wasteful things in Porkulus
Courtesy of Senator Tom Coburn. Exactly how are these related to stimulating the economy and creating new jobs? $2 billion earmark for FutureGen near zero emissions powerplant in Mattoon, IL $39 billion slush fund for “state fiscal stabilization” bailout $5.5 billion for making federal buildings “green” (including $448 million for DHS HQ) $200 million for workplace safety in USDA facilities $275 million for flood prevention | Read More »
The 4% Problem
The Senate Republicans are out-gaming themselves on the stimulus bill. No wonder the Democrats are sitting on their hands right now. The Senate has already approved Johnny Isakson’s (R-GA) tax credit plan for home purchases. That makes it more likely Johnny will vote for the bill. The Senate GOP is also proposing the dreadful 4% mortgage. Mind you, it is a number they pulled out | Read More »
This content requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Get this version below:Get Flash Charlie Cook has an article up in which he decides conservatives are self-destructive. A fellow who oversees lobbying in all 50 states for a major corporation recently told me about a certain Republican U.S. senator up for re-election in 2010, someone generally regarded as fairly conservative who might | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Pays Attention. Engages For Us. Please call and tell him thank you.
I never like being mean to guys on our side. So I’m glad I can now, this afternoon, write in praise of MItch McConnell. Senate sources tell me McConnell is paying attention and is now running a back channel action to disrupt Reid on Sunday. Basically, McConnell has gone from not being in the Senate on Sunday to encouraging other Republicans to skip out too, | Read More »
Conservatives About To Get Their Butts Handed To Them in Senate Thanks to Mitch McConnell
On Sunday, the Senate will vote on the lands bill. There is no unanimous consent relating to the bill because Senator Tom Coburn objected. But without Mitch McConnell standing up for Coburn, Harry Reid will be able to blame Coburn for the Sunday vote, which is the whole strategy, to isolate him and make him the enemy of the Senate Club. In fact, Mitch McConnell | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Lost His Testicles and Now Infects the Senate GOP With a Cancer
Allow me to be blunt: There are some of you who have fallen under McConnell’s spell in the same way the lefties have fallen under Obama’s spell. McConnell can do no wrong. You all wet your pants when McConnell publicly rebukes Reid and engage in private actions that might cause you to go blind behind closed doors in the bathroom to his floor statements against | Read More »
Sarah Steelman for Senate?
With news that Kit Bond will not seek re-election to the Senate, we need a candidate. I think I could get behind Sarah Steelman for the Senate. Friends of mine describe her as the Sarah Palin of Missouri — and they mean it as a sincere, conservative compliment. Kimberley Strassel wrote about her during her gubernatorial run. Her sin is in fact to belong to | Read More »
Blago, if nothing else, has proven himself a serious narcissist in these past few weeks. It’s all about him. Well, he apparently admires Roland Burris’s narcissist self-infatuation. Burris has named his kids, both male and female, after himself. There is Roland II and Rolanda. Yep. Even more so, brought to us by Wonkette, is the already built Roland Burris gravesite monument with his whole biography | Read More »
We Will Make Harry Reid Own the Left
2010 will be so much fun. Democrats have picked up a combined 13 seats in the past two election cycles. In 2010, more Republicans than Democrats are up for re-election, and Democratic incumbents appear to be well-positioned overall. Sen. Reid, however, faces a potentially tough fight. A recent Research 2000 poll of likely voters put his approval rating at 38% and his disapproval rating at | Read More »
ILGOP Launches FriendsofBlago.com
The Illinois Republican Party is getting aggressive when it comes to the Senate selection in Illinois, and they have a great point: the whole structure of Democratic alliances in Illinois make any appointment by either the Governor or the Lt. Governor suspect. As the ILGOP notes: Today FriendsofBlago.com unveiled the tainted connection Lt. Governor Pat Quinn has to Rod Blagojevich. In 2006, Pat Quinn said | Read More »
Call Your Senator at 202-224-3121. Tell Him to Vote No on the Bailout.
The House of Representatives passed the bailout bill last night. the United States Senate will now consider it. Call your Senator at 202-224-3121 and urge him to vote no. Call for your friends and get your friends to do the same thing. PS – Thanks for all the kind words about Gunnar. Mother and child are doing well.
In Support of Jeb Bush for the United States Senate
On Friday, when we first gave voice to the idea of Jeb Bush for United States Senate, a number of readers and others opined against the idea. The general refrain was “We’re tired of Bushes.” There were some additional “amnesty” and “offshore drilling” chants thrown in, as well. Let’s address these. “We’re Tired of Bushes.” It is a rather noxious notion in a democracy that | Read More »
BREAKING NEWS: Obama’s Judges Will Be Far, Far Left
This in from Roll Call: Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is giving up his longtime perch on the Judiciary Committee, Democratic aides said today. That Kennedy no longer feels the need to vet and ensure the leftism of judicial appointees is a bad, bad sign for Doug Kmiec. He is not giving up his committee chairmanship on Education, just this one. It may be because of | Read More »
Remember “Senator Anonymous”?
Mark Kilmer wrote about him here. Mark noted: Unnamed Senator talks to Roger Simon of Politico.com: “I don’t think we have learned much from the election in terms of what people want to see,” he says. “We have the same gridlock.” By the “same gridlock,” he means that party hard-liners, both Democrats and Republicans, will remain in control of the machinery of Congress. And that | Read More »
Majority Strategies/NextWave Communications: Time to Pack It In
This post has been updated. Please go here for the update and correction. ————————– Sigh. I hate writing these posts. But it is necessary. Patrick Ruffini and I have both written about the need to purge the party of the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch your back” consultant regime that gets us into so many problems. Truth be told, I wrote this post on | Read More »
The GOP’s Senator Problem
The GOP really does have a Senator problem — a group of old kleptocrats who’ve been around for so long, they view themselves as entitled to power, prestige, and graft. One of the Senators who is not willing to get comfy is Senator Jim DeMint. It must gall the other members of the Senate Republican Caucus that Jim DeMint thinks they should stand for something. | Read More »
The Old DSCC “Max Cleland” Smear
The DSCC is rallying support for Jim Martin by making false trumped up claims about how and why Sen. Saxby Chambliss ousted then-Sen. Max Cleland. Below is a list of some of their more egregious claims – mind you the DSCC is not the only group propagating false claims in a desperate attempt to unseat Sen. Chambliss. Here and now, I challenge you to | Read More »