Democrats Acting Badly Watch: IL-17 AND IL-18!
This cropped up at one of Phil Hare’s events. Some background (you can see the raw video here): Phil Hare was doing his best to ignore his constituents’ rather pointed questions about Hare’s lack of awareness when it came to Constitutional law; eventually Hare fled to an area where said constituents could not follow; they turned to leave; and then a Democrat called one of | Read More »
The August Rasmussen Trust Numbers.
The latest Rasmussen trust numbers are out, after what was an odd formatting thing that made me decide to stop reporting them until things settled down. Short version: Rasmussen has replaced Abortion with Afghanistan in the top ten category; the GOP won all ten, including that perennial heartbreaker Government Ethics; and the numbers nonetheless show a shift away from July’s numbers, mostly because July’s numbers | Read More »
Union murder apologist upset at being called a thug.
AFL-CIO head thug Dick Trumka is worried about THAT WOMAN’s ‘poisonous‘ rhetoric. The thug feels that a June speech in which she referred to ‘union thugs’ hit a little too close to home is an incitement to violence: “And down in Tyler, Texas, she’s talking about — and I quote — ‘union thugs.’ What? Her husband’s a union man. Is she calling him a thug? | Read More »
Talking Points Memo denies role in Carnahan firebombing.
For those not following this story: last week a campaign office of Russ Carnahan* (D, MO-03) was firebombed by an officially unknown assailant. A suspect was arrested and subsequently quickly released. This development, coupled with the odious nature of the attack itself, led to both widespread concern and widespread condemnation among the right-side of the blogosphere (including RedState)… but, curiously, not notably among the left-side. | Read More »
Rasmussen: Whitman clears 50% in CA-GOV.
That’s with leaners (51/43): without leaners Meg Whitman’s ‘only’ up 48/40 over Moonbeam Brown. Which is itself a switch from an earlier 43/41 Brown lead from a Rasmussen poll from a couple of weeks ago. Whitman is benefiting from strong Republican support, weak Democratic support of Brown, and winning independents… not to mention not being Moonbeam Brown. In other news, Moonbeam is still trying to | Read More »
LA-02 Democratic primary turns ugly.
It’s a real rooting for injuries kind of situation. On the one hand, you have DCCC minion (and state representative) Cedric Richmond, who apparently goes to bars and tries to push people around using his elevated status as a… state representative: …and then you have state representative Juan LaFonta, who is allegedly using a group called Louisiana TruthPAC (the group that produced the above video) | Read More »
Carnahan firebombing an internal attack?
Last week RedState noted – and condemned – what was suspected to be a politically-motivated firebombing of a Democratic congressman’s office. In addition to being concerned about the idea of Molotov cocktails being added to American political discourse, we here were also concerned at the media blackout apparently being put on the incident – even though an arrest had been made. There were, of course, | Read More »
Grayson delendum est.
The NRCC wasted no time at all in reminding the world of what Alan Grayson likes to, frankly, spew on a regular basis: It’s actually an impressive video in its brevity: the temptation to make it a twenty-minute highlight of every vicious, sexist*, and bigoted thing that Grayson’s ever said must have been difficult. Which reminds me, Grayson: that Senior Policy Advisor of yours, Matt | Read More »
State of the Race: Carly Fiorina (R CAND, CA-SEN).
I had the opportunity to talk with Carly yesterday on what is happening in the race right now. For those not following the Avastin controversy, it’s a cancer medication that is currently the target of a drive to have its FDA approval removed for last-stage breast cancer patients. Claims that this is primarily for financial reasons have been bolstered by this report from the BBC | Read More »
Turns out Ron Johnson (R CAND, WI-SEN) hates those ads, too.
You know: the Typical Candidate Nuclear Family ads that’s Johnson’s lampooning below. Quite effectively, too: (Via Jim Geraghty) I’m starting to understand why Ron Johnson suddenly appeared out of nowhere to give Russ Feingold nervous palpitations. Well, that and the fact that the country is starting to get just a little bit tired of liberal Democrats in positions of authority.
Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-09) saves Shorebank after all.
Back in May it was reported that the failing, yet politically-connected Shorebank in Illinois was to be bailed out. The bank actually closed last Friday, but was resurrected yesterday and turned into a new bank – one that will of course have no obvious relationship to Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), who lobbied very strenuously to save Shorebank… even though it’s not based in her district. | Read More »
Tags: Culture of Corruption
, democratic corruption
, illinois combine
, Jan Schakowsky
, joel pollak
, maxine waters
, robert creamer
Meet Ed Martin (R CAND, MO-03).
Ed is running against Russ “Yes, he really does look like that” Carnahan, who is mostly known (publicly) for his last name and (privately) for his growing disinterest in keeping the job. I’m not being cute, here: I’ve heard from several different Missouri political types that Russ Carnahan doesn’t even really want to be a Congressman anymore… which is kind of fortuitous, because Ed Martin | Read More »
Pick out Russ Feingold’s Union Bosses!
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air is hosting a fun new game: spot the union shills pretending to be normal people in Russ Feingold’s latest misleading campaign ad. So far out of the six ‘plain folks,’ two have been identified as being union corporate suits: That’s Joanne Ricca, AFL-CIO Legislative and Research Director. And this… …is Linda Sadowski, who works in “the office of the President.” | Read More »
DOOM declared in CT by… Journal Inquirer.
I don’t pretend to be familiar with Connecticut newspapers, but judging from this article the J-I must be a Democratic-leaning one: there’s a palpable sense of angry disbelief that… that… that Linda McMahon could possibly be wrecking Dick Blumenthal’s smooth ascension to Countrywide Dodd’s Senate seat. I mean, the author’s saying stuff about Blumenthal that I might hesitate to write, given that he’s – for | Read More »
Moonbeam Brown protested at Code Pink shindig.
This report of a lie-in by pro-victory in Iraq protesters at a fundraiser held for Jerry Brown by notorious terrorist sympathizer Jodie Evans highlights a very, very serious set of questions involving not only Brown’s associations, but also his own motivations. The fact that Brown is attempting to get Code Pink’s money like this leads to various questions: Jodie Evans once reportedly told a Gold | Read More »
Tags: anti-american traitors
, Code Pink
, jerry brown
, jodie evans
, meg whitman
, saddam hussein
, scum of the earth
, terrorist sympathizer
, we support the troops when they shoot their officers
Obama owning the economy… any time now.
There are two passages that you need to consider from this Hill article about how the current administration continues to blame the previous administration for everything in creation, but particularly our current rotten economic situation – a year after the current administration promised to stop doing precisely that. Here is the first passage… During a July 14, 2009, address in Warren, Mich., Obama said, “Now, | Read More »
The DNC ad the… DNC doesn’t want you to see!
I RedHotted it earlier – its basic message was “vote Democrat, or you get back George W. Bush.” Seriously, that was all it was: they didn’t dare put in any of their own politicians. Heck, even the guy on the assembly line apparently insisted on having his face covered. It was so bad, in fact – and so subject to gleeful mockery – that Le-gal | Read More »
Ciro Rodriguez’ (D, TX-23) campaign site much improved.
No, really: why bother having a campaign site supporting your re-election bid, when instead you can have a parked site peddling automatic diallers and coroplast signs? Given the current election climate, honestly, that sort of thing is likely to give a Democratic politician more return on his or her investment anyway. I especially enjoy the part where the guy’s wearing an elephant head. It’s actually | Read More »
Somebody tried to set Russ Carnahan’s office on fire.
If you are surprised to hear this, yes, well, it was a surprise for me too. It happened last weekend, in fact. Somebody threw an incendiary device in Carnahan’s office causing (thankfully) only minor damage: there was an arrest, but the guy was apparently let go. And… that’s pretty much everything that’s known about the situation. If that sounds odd to you, you’re not the | Read More »
Sharron says, “Apologize to Petraeus.”
I stole this line from Jim Geraghty, because it’s the perfect way to visualize this latest ad from the Sharron Angle campaign. In this one, Harry Reid is reminded that lying about how you treat our military personnel is a bad idea, and that he should apologize for it: Isn’t it nice to have a grown-up around who has some small hope of making Harry | Read More »