A bunch of the celebrities in that Rock the Vote ad didn’t, in fact, vote.
Unsurprising… Rock The Vote released a public service announcement last month with a parody of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” that featured public figures who explained why they planned to vote in the midterm elections, but according to public records, a number of them didn’t vote in the last midterm election. At least five who appeared in the PSA — “Girls” actress Lena Dunham, | Read More »
Three days to go until the elections. The die is cast. So CALM DOWN.
Put another way: “Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your safety belts and put your tray tables back up into the full, upright position. We are beginning our final approach: our estimated touch-down time will be 72 hours.” Seriously, folks: this is the home stretch for the elections. The polls are highly unlikely to be anything except chaotic noise at this point; the fundamentals of the various races | Read More »
Staten Island Advance endorses… Michael Grimm (R, New York-11).
Why then, this is Hell: nor is the Staten Island Advance out of it. There are, on occasion, electoral races in which both candidates are of high quality and high integrity and conduct a tough but fair campaign about the issues. Fair-minded voters have a difficult choice, but they can know that, no matter who is elected, they’ll be well represented by someone who won’t | Read More »
Independent, NAMED sources: Mary Burke fired from family business for incompetence.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: when I heard that Mary Burke had been essentially accused of being a nepotism-loving nincompoop who had to be fired from her father’s company (Trek Bicycle Corp) because she couldn’t hack the family business, I… shrugged. The original story had one named source – former Trek HR director Gary Ellerman, who is now the chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party – | Read More »
If Ebola-treating medical personnel won’t self-quarantine, they must be quarantined anyway.
This passage from Hot Air sums up the current administration-friendly rhetoric over Ebola and quarantines nicely. Short version: the nurse who went overseas to treat Ebola patients, came back, had a fever, got isolated while they tested her, was released to Maine, and announced that she would be the judge of her own quarantining has just been told by Maine officials that no, they will be the judges. In other words, it’s only going | Read More »
New Hampshire, Vermont: look, all those states look alike to Elizabeth Warren.
You really don’t expect to care about New Hampshire, can you? The Senator can barely muster up enough energy to care about Massachusetts. So it’s not really surprising to hear that the woman apparently can’t be bothered to remember which state pretends to be from:
The Mark of the Udall Curse now damaging all other Udall candidacies THROUGHOUT SPACE AND TIME.
…OK, maybe that’s me being silly. But ‘s (D, NM) most recent Albuquerque Journal poll is the worst we’ve seen yet for him. Admittedly, 50-43 over Allen Weh is still a very good place for Udall to be, a week out – but keep an eye on this one, maybe. ‘s campaign taints all Democratic things that it touches with its mediocrity: it’s entirely possible that | Read More »
Lame duck PotUS asks two 2016 contenders to reverse popular Ebola quarantine proceedings. #ebola
Well, when you put it that way (note: the NYT has since changed the text without noting those changes)… The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said on Sunday. But both governors, Andrew M. Cuomo | Read More »
MSNBC: those Nazis in Texas with their driver’s license laws! (…Which are much like, erm, Maryland’s*.)
OK, let’s set the scene: [Lynne] Messinger said she spoke to a clerk at the desk, and explained that she had a California driver’s license. She has houses in both California and Texas and goes back and forth between the two, but decided several years ago to switch her voting residency to Texas. The clerk left for a few minutes, then told her to take | Read More »
American Bridge’s (read: Michelle Nunn’s) incompetent attempt to smear David Perdue.
I know that I wrote this up already, but I did before I got some critical information on the subject. To recap: this afternoon, [Brad] [Oops! – ML] Woodhouse (chief minion of the rabid Democratic lackeys over at American Bridge) thought that he had done his part for Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn by peddling out a fake story that Republican candidate David Perdue had signed a | Read More »
OK, let us address Vincent Sheheen calling Nikki Haley a ‘wh*re.’
See, this is why we can’t have nice things. Background: Vincent Sheheen, the slowly-drowning Democratic nominee for South Carolina governor, had this to say yesterday about Governor Nikki Haley.
White House pretends that not trusting them on immigration is crazy-talk.
There are times when I don’t really get this administration’s messaging strategy. The White House said Wednesday it was “crazy” to attempt to divine the president’s post-election plans for an immigration executive order based on a procurement request issued by the Department of Homeland Security. “I mean, this is crazy,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, adding he would caution reporters against “making assumptions” based on | Read More »
A vote for Democrats is ‘A Vote for President Obama.’
Variants of this are going up in six states: Courtesy of Freedom Partners Action Fund, this is part of a $6.5 million ad buy hitting Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire (online only), and North Carolina. Which is good news, but I have to ask something: how, in God’s name, can anybody look at this and not see it as speech? Just how ignorant do the professional | Read More »