Tom Barrett (D), biting the hand that saved his city.
Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee would like to have it both ways, it seems. The background is this: Barrett is contemplating running against Scott Walker in the upcoming recall election, despite the fact that Walker beat him like a drum in 2010 and the governor of Wisconsin is in a pretty good position to do the same again. Still, there’s always 2014 to consider, and | Read More »
Ten things I want from the eventual GOP nominee.
This is a pretty straightforward list: and, unfortunately, a necessary one given the somewhat… lacking… performance of John McCain and his major staffers in the last race. So feel free to blame it on them. Also, please note that if you’re the sort of person who is already anticipating the loss of our candidate in November then you’re almost certainly not going to like this | Read More »
Alan Grayson requests that Rick Santorum, ahem, ‘die quickly.’
That’s the most likely conclusion that one can draw, amazingly enough. Alan Grayson is typically precisely the sort of would-be domestic Taliban who might advocate the death of political… well, not ‘opponents.’ Rick Santorum is currently about three levels’ worth of influence above Grayson, and it’s Grayson’s fondest wish to shrink that disparity to two. So it’s very likely that the former Congressman from Florida | Read More »
QotD, Eyes On The Prize in 2012 Edition.
Jim Geraghty makes the call for a light touch: [A] lot of Obama voters must be persuaded that they made the wrong choice in 2008, and that it isn’t their fault. I happen to agree with this, by the way. Satisfying as it may be to have people* admit that they were wrong and stupid and should have listened to the rest of us, my | Read More »
Barack Obama denounces himself over gas price attack ads.
Statement (Via Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt): “Every time prices start to go up – especially in an election year – politicians dust off their three-point plans for $2 gasoline. They head down to the pump, make sure a few cameras are following them, and start acting like they can wave a magic wand and you’ll have cheap gas forever. Sound familiar?” Obama said. Oddly enough, | Read More »
Cynthia Clinkingbeard (D CAND, ID-01 PRI) arrested for aggravated assault.
As near as I, JMF, and/or Glenn Reynolds can tell, she pretty much snapped like a stressed rubber band: Boise Police arrested Cynthia Clinkingbeard, 58, Boise, on Friday after she reportedly walked into a store at Eagle Road and Chinden Boulevard and threatened employees with a gun. The website of the Idaho Secretary of State lists Clinkingbeard as a Democratic candidate in the May 15 | Read More »
Politico notices how bad Obamacare’s been.
(H/T: Instapundit) So, Politico publishes this story called “Four hard truths of health care reform“ – which is Politico’s way of saying ‘Obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster, but we’re going to try to spin it as well as we can anyway’ – and there’s two reasons why the tone of said story is amazing in its effrontery. The first reason is the way that | Read More »
RS Interview: Gretchen Hoffman (R CAND, MN-07).
On a practical level, there’s not much call for Minnesota’s Seventh district to be represented by a Democrat; it trends Republican, and its current faux-moderate representative Collin Peterson is best known for sneering “Twenty-five percent of my people believe the Pentagon and Rumsfeld were responsible for taking the twin towers down… That’s why I don’t do town meetings.” Not incidentally, 2010 was also Peterson’s worse | Read More »
Orrin Hatch came prepared for the Utah caucuses.
Let tell you a parable. Once upon a time that has not yet happened – and will almost certainly not actually happen – there will be a certain starship, with a certain Captain… captaining it. And this starship will, as starships of that sort often do, encounter an amazingly heavy-handed metaphor in the form of two anthropomorphized black-and-white cookies determined to destroy each other. (pause) | Read More »
Libtalker Randy Rhodes spews anti-Indian racism like so many teeth.
You know, I have a problem with the way that somebody ambushed Randi Rhodes and got her to make racist and prejudiced comments about the governors of Louisiana and South Carolina. It’s just… cruel to do that to an alcoholic on a bender; when you have somebody with an existing history of being found face down in the gutter with the recent contents of her | Read More »
The fix is in on NY *state* redistricting?
I dunno. They’re certainly scurrying around like… things that scurry… in Albany tonight. This report suggests that the fix is in for the state legislature, and that Governor Cuomo is going to cave on his promise to support reform today, in exchange for promises of reform tomorrow; but it also suggests that the NY legislature has decided to let the courts design the Congressional maps, | Read More »
The THREATENED NY Congressional District map.
I say “threatened” because if the NY state legislature doesn’t come to a deal by Wednesday, this is the map that is very likely going to be the one to get used: …and there’s going to be several Members of Congress who will be very unhappy if that happens. Including Steve Israel of the DCCC.
Barack Obama and the negative decrease of gas prices since 2008.
Via Hot Air comes this rather-embarrassing 2008 Obama campaign video that’s simply too good – and by ‘good’ I mean ‘humiliating to the Obama administration’ – not to share. Here you go: Hear that? When elected, Barack Obama promised to do something about those awful THREE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENT A GALLON gas prices! Because of all those awful OIL COMPANIES! Wasn’t that nice of | Read More »
Alan Grayson tries the Creigh Deeds electoral strategy…
…to wit, getting into the news by hitting stuff with his car*: Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson crashed into a Lynx bus in downtown Orlando about noon Saturday. [snip] Investigators said Grayson was driving a Mercedes, when he ran a red light and hit the bus. Glenn Reynolds notes that disregarding public safety to the point of injuring others while driving an expensive automobile to | Read More »
The ‘My Rude Political Comparison For The Night’ Saturday Memorial Open Thread.
After reading this Ann Althouse post (via Instapundit) about perpetual Madison protesters cluelessly and deliberately acting low-rent for the camera, the thought came to me: has the entire current progressive protest movement now become some demented, Left-wing political version of the old Jerry Springer show? Discuss. And open thread. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Soledad O’Brien critic of Joel Pollak’s criticism of Derrick Bell’s Critical Race Theory.
Background: Soledad O’Brien managed to look like an utter idiot on CNN on Thursday when Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak casually eviscerated her over the concept of critical race theory (CRT). (pause) OK, deeper background: CRT is more or less identity politics run through an academic gobbledygook filter; some of its adherents have made some somewhat… incautious comments about white supremacy and the sham nature of the | Read More »
Judge David Flanagan linked to Scott Walker recall. Twice.
Quick background, as to why you should care: Judge Flanagan has placed a temporary (although you can count on the Democrats wanting to put that adjective in scare quotes, and right quickly) restraining order on last year’s Wisconsin voter reform law mandating that voters show picture ID. There are a few “this just happens” involved, here: This just happens to prevent Voter ID from being | Read More »
RS Interview: Carl Wimmer (R CAND, UT-04 PRI)
The new Fourth Congressional district in Utah is a matter of some interest to Utahic… Utahian… Utahns… umm, Republicans from Utah; and there are a number of folks competing in the primary. We talked to one of them yesterday: Carl Wimmer. Carl’s a former police officer, [former] [Oops! Fixed] state legislator, and founder of the Patrick Henry caucus: we discussed the race generally, and his | Read More »
Obama throws… all non-Obama Democrats… under the fundraising bus.
I had not realized that things were this bad for the Obama administration: Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have privately sought as much as $30 million combined from Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee — a replay of the financial help they received from Obama in 2008 and 2010. But that’s not going | Read More »
DCCC using Alan “K Street Whore” Grayson to fund other candidates?
This particular hypocrisy on the part of the Democratic party is almost… pure in its brazenness, really. It goes like so: the Democrats have put together a program called ‘Majority Makers’ where Democrats with good fundraising ability who are expected to win their elections are being tapped to spread some of that raised money around to candidates who aren’t doing so well. This in itself | Read More »