@SeanTrende runs the numbers on the 2014 Senate, nearly suffers total protonic reversal.
My eyes keep skittering over this Sean Trende piece about likely 2014 Senate losses. Not because it’s bad news: it’s not. [Sean’s calculation table] is a grim picture for Senate Democrats, suggesting that the president would have to get his approval above 50 percent by Election Day before they would be favored to hold the chamber. This is also consistent with what we’ve seen in | Read More »
Domenic Recchia (D-CAND, New York-11) was ready to literally CROWN @barackobama in 2009.
Never say anything in 2009 that you’re going to regret in 2014. Particularly if you plan to run in a R+4 district in that year. Domenic Recchia was presumably a bit stoked from having a member of his party become President (from context, it looks like this was in January of 2009), but that’s no real excuse to say politically illiterate stuff like this: “Now | Read More »
Connecticut discovering that Scary Gun control is harder than it looks.
Both Reason and Instapundit have both roundly castigated the Hartford Courant’s faintly hysterical (in all senses of the term) editorial calling for Connecticut cops to harass Connecticut gun owners into providing something better than a 15% registration rate (at best) for their Scary Evil Devil-Guns “military-style assault weapons.” Goodness knows the editorial deserved it, given that it seems to have been written by one of | Read More »
LA restaurant imposes explicit 3% #Obamacare surcharge. But wait! There’s more.
It’s hard-nosed to take the 3% Obamacare surcharge imposed upon you and pass it explicitly along to the consumer, as one Los Angeles restaurant is doing. [Video fixed and via @IloiloKano]
The “My inexplicable fisking of a Barack Obama fundraising email” Tuesday Open Thread.
Really, I have no idea why I did this. Open thread. Barack Obama To Me Today at 4:55 PM Hi, Barry! Can I call you ‘Barry?’ – I don’t care: you work for me, not the other way around. Barry it is, then, fellow-citizen. Who will be out of office in less than three years, so don’t get huffy about it. Barry.
Some VERY interesting things in this Hawaii News Now/Star Advertiser poll.
And by ‘interesting’ I mean favorable: The most obvious one is that Republican (and former Lt. Gov) Duke Aiona would in a rematch beat Neil Abercrombie 48-40 among registered voters. Charles Djou (running for Senate) has a favorable/unfavorable rating of 58/30, which is fairly close to Colleen Hanabusa’s 62/27. Clearly, Hanabusa’s is better, but not nearly by as much as I would have expected. And | Read More »
You won’t BELIEVE just how furiously Politico spun this #DCCC #Obamacare memo!
Background: Politico has acquired a memo (which they did not share, shockingly*) from presumably the DCCC that describes the strategy, for lack of a better word, of the Democratic party with regard to Obamacare. Essentially, they’re going to: …[t]ell voters Republicans would make the problem worse — raising prescription drug prices, empowering insurance companies and even endangering domestic violence victims. The battle plan, details of | Read More »
Why is @AlexSinkFlorida so starkly terrified of @chucktodd? #fl13
Like Hot Air, I am just a touch bemused at reports that Alex Sink (Democratic candidate for Florida’s 13th district special election) is apparently adamant that she absolutely cannot be at a debate that has NBC’s Chuck Todd moderating it: When it came to laying down the ground rules for an upcoming debate in the closely watched Florida congressional special election, Democrat Alex Sink — | Read More »
Sen. Mark Pryor (D) flirts with DOOM in Arkansas Senate race.
This is just sad. 2nd Campaign #Fail today: @PryorForSenate uses podium placard linking to Cotton’s site. #MinorOversight pic.twitter.com/rsvKv35co0 — David Ray (@DavidARay) February 14, 2014 You see, if you click on the “http://www.TheRealTomCottonRecord.com/” link seen on the podium sign you get… redirected to Tom Cotton’s campaign website. His actual, real campaign website. This pretty much means that Senator Mark Pryor is giving his opponent free | Read More »
Common Core: a PRAGMATIC observation for politicians.
The more astute ones will only need this to get my point… Stop #commoncore #refusethetest #edreform pic.twitter.com/OOlsRil9QC — Heather Poland (@TeachrPerspctve) February 13, 2014 …but let’s walk it through anyway.
Keywords: Barack Obama, Cult of Personality, 2010-2020, Democrats
This post is written for researchers from the year 2044 who are wondering about the following: [MEGYN] KELLY: We heard a lot of objections when President Bush expanded the powers of the presidency from the left and from the media. They haven’t been raising the same objections now that we have a Democrat in The White House. And you say they do so at their | Read More »
I believe that it is time for the Beck Song in the #sdmayor election.
With 86% of the vote in, Republican Kevin Faulconer looks to be the winner over Democrat David Alvarez in the special election to replace disgraced Democrat Bob Filner. San Diego goes back to having generally Republican mayors, and the results tonight were never particularly close. I understand that Big Labor poured something like $1.2 million into this race: congratulations, folks, it’s time for your theme | Read More »
Eric Holder to be pardoned later this year?
Well, that’s the report: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will step down this year, he said in an interview with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin in the magazine’s Feb. 17 edition. In a feature article, Mr. Holder said he plans on staying in his position “well into” the year. Yeah, I probably wouldn’t want to be a Democratic executive branch official right now, either. More | Read More »
“Groundhog Day: Debt Limit.” #noblankcheck
Our own Ben Howe did this one for Heritage’s Foundry.org: If you don’t have time to watch it, the message is very simple: politicians keep lying about the debt ceiling. This is admittedly a bipartisan kind of exercise, but Democrats in particular were remarkably brazen about screaming about how Oceania was always at war with Eurasia we shouldn’t raise the debt ceiling right up to | Read More »
The obligatory “Anti Voter ID marchers require Photo ID to march” post.
The heck of it is: these are all good rules for marchers. #MoralMarch will protest NC’s new “racist” #VoterID, but you’re req’d to bring photo ID to the march. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/w14mzejdSn — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 8, 2014 Sensible advice all around. Especially the part where you use photo ID to make sure that everyone and everything is on the up-and-up. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: | Read More »