Gallup: (nervously looking around) …DOOM?
Gallup did a voter enthusiasm poll, and the results are either gorgeous or hideous, depending on how you look at them. Essentially, it goes like this: In 2004, Democratic voter enthusiasm was at 68% and Republican voter enthusiasm was at 51%. The GOP happened to win that election, sort-of kind of in a squeaker; then again, this poll is of adults, so you can expect | Read More »
Romney to use Feinstein as a natsec club with which to beat Obama at the VFW convention.
It’s funny. Squint, and you can see where the Obama administration has messed up its national security leak problem to the point where Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein (up for re-election, by the way) feels the need to criticize said administration for its feckless, juvenile, and callous disregard for proper security and the need to put the country above petty partisan advantage*. Background: Sen. Feinstein was | Read More »
RS Interview: Mark Oxner (R CAND, FL-09 PRI).
FL-09 is, of course, the district that Alan Grayson is currently hoping to carpetbag – apparently the poor fellow has discovered that he has precisely zero reason to exist, outside of Congress. It’s very sad – and the GOP is equally hopeful that they can stop him. I talked to one of the candidates last week: Mark Oxner, businessman. We discussed the race, and a | Read More »
So, we’re going to topple the Syrian government.
At least, according to the New York Times: “The Obama administration has for now abandoned efforts for a diplomatic settlement to the conflict in Syria, and instead it is increasing aid to the rebels and redoubling efforts to rally a coalition of like-minded countries to forcibly bring down the government of President Bashar al-Assad, American officials say.” Which is all very… nice. The Assad regime | Read More »
The June Presidential fundraising situation.
On July 20th USA Today reported how the two Presidential campaigns are doing in the fundraising wars. The results were sufficiently interesting that I thought that it might be worthwhile to break them down: below is a chart of how the Democrats (Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee, and the Obama Victory Fund) matched up against the Republicans (Romney for President, the Republican National | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s Bow, NH speech.
Via DaTechGuy, the right note from Mitt Romney. Romney’s remarks in Bow, NH, July 20, 2012: (Transcript here) DaTechGuy reported that Romney, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and the priest brought in to offer a prayer for the Colorado dead then formed a line to greet each person who had come to what was originally supposed to be a campaign event. Which was appropriate. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RS Interview: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04).
The new Fourth Congressional District in Utah is going to be an interesting battleground: the very, very lonely Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson transferred over to it with what could cruelly, yet fairly, be described as ‘extreme haste.’ Or ‘pure panic.’ Meanwhile, the GOP side had a pretty spirited primary season that eventually resulted in Saratoga Springs mayor Mia Love getting the nod. You may remember | Read More »
Who is the more believable articulator of Obama/Biden’s coal policy?
Leo Gerard, the (Canadian) president of the United Steelworkers union? (Via Obama spokesflack @BenLaBolt) Mr. Obama is committed to protecting clean air and clean water for our families while also helping the coal industry. Or would it be… actually, hold on a second. WHO ASKED foreign-born and foreign-national union leader Gerard his opinion on the 2012 American Presidential election? WHY did the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette avoid | Read More »
Obama’s crony capitalism talked about by Obama crony capitalist:
(Via Instapundit) What does crony capitalism look like? This is what crony capitalism looks like:
Democrats lack moral courage to deal with John Tierney (D, MA-06).
Roll Call probably should have expanded John Tierney’s money/campaign woes into its own post, but the details are still tantalizing: The Massachusetts Democrat has less money in the bank and has raised less money in the last three quarters than has GOP challenger Richard Tisei. The reason why Tierney is floundering, of course, is because the embattled Congressman has a bit of an in-law problem. | Read More »
Hookers and bribes over at the Treasury Department!
(Via @davidhauptmann) Ah, marvel at our squeaky-clean, Marvelous New Day, ever-so-ethical executive branch: Treasury Department officials have been cited for soliciting prostitutes, breaking conflict-of-interest rules and accepting gifts from corporate executives, according to the findings of official government investigations. The revelations of unethical behavior at Treasury are detailed in little-noticed documents posted this month on governmentattic.org, which publishes agency responses to Freedom of Information Act | Read More »
The Democrats’ Clown War On Science: FDA caught snooping on its own scientists.
Most transparent administration EVAR, my eye: A wide-ranging surveillance operation by the Food and Drug Administration against a group of its own scientists used an enemies list of sorts as it secretly captured thousands of e-mails that the disgruntled scientists sent privately to members of Congress, lawyers, labor officials, journalists and even President Obama, previously undisclosed records show. What began as a narrow investigation into | Read More »
DCCC covering up stalking videos?
People may recall that Politico published a story several days ago cataloging what appears to be a somewhat alarming trend: to wit, videos showing ostensible ‘tracking’ of Republican candidates by individuals. I say ostensible because the way that the videos come across are as rather obsessive stalking of said candidates. For example: while it is understood that a candidate will be followed around, casing a | Read More »
RS Interview: Wes Riddle (R CAND, TX-25 PRI RUNOFF)
TX-25 is a new district, thanks largely to Texas’s phenomenal population growth over the last ten years; and it’s got a late primary, thanks largely to the Left’s quite bitter (and largely futile) attempts to force the state to do things that… actually, it doesn’t really matter what you try to force Texas to do. The populace tends to take the position that if they | Read More »
RS Interview: Martin Baker (R CAND, MO-01 PRI).
While the showdown between rival Democratic incumbents Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay – in what promises to be one of the most vicious internecine battles of the 2012 primary season – may be the most public news coming out of Missouri’s First District, it remains true that the seat will be contested in November by the Republicans. We spoke a couple of days ago with | Read More »
The Left tacitly admits: Mitt Romney hit a home run at the NAACP on Wednesday.
How do we know this? Because they’re all FREAKING OUT about it today. Watch the speech, and see for yourself why: Particularly the part of that speech that started at about 11:28 (this would be the part where Romney told the crowd that he was going to shut down Obamacare, and the crowd then proceeded to boo him for it). I’ll let the National Journal | Read More »
American Action Network’s targeted advertising and the redistricting wars.
It’s interesting. If you look at these two ads from American Action Network – one for California, and one for New York – solely from the perspective of a national observer, it’s a headscratcher as to why a conservative-leaning group is targeting six Democratic Members of Congress (Tim Bishop, Lois Capps, John Garamendi, Jerry McNerney, Bill Owens, & Louise Slaughter) in two Blue States; particularly | Read More »
RS Interview: David Rouzer (R CAND, NC-07).
Well. North Carolina just sort of… fell apart for the Democrats over the last few years, huh? The Democratic Governor is fleeing her job, the legislature flipped, the districts have gotten redrawn to eliminate some truly egregious gerrymandering, and the upcoming Democratic convention in Charlotte threatens to be a public relations disaster. It’s not very surprising, then, that NC-07 Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre is sweating | Read More »
Shelley Berkley (D, NV-01) under ethics investigation for medical crony capitalism.
OK, here’s the background: back in 2011 it came out that in 2008 Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D, NV-01) intervened to prevent the shutdown of a Nevadan kidney transplant program that was killing patients. It’s important at this point to distinguish between proper and improper responses: for example, it is proper to be concerned about what was reported as being “the only transplant center in Nevada” | Read More »
Tom Junod’s cowardly attack on Barack Obama’s cowardly drone strikes.
You know what’s missing from this Tom Junod piece on drone strikes?(Via Instapundit) Oh, sorry, quick background: a US drone strike recently killed a sixteen year old American called Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who was the son of notorious traitor Anwar al-Alwaki. There’s no immediate reason to explain why the younger al-Awlaki was killed; it could be anything from an accident to a recognition of the old | Read More »