One pre-emptive Crist observation.
If Crist really does declare an independent run this afternoon Sen. Cornyn of the NRSC will wind up looking foolish, true. Only thing is, Sen Menendez of the DSCC is going to end up looking even worse. He’s the one who recruited a candidate that Rasmussen has in third in a GOP split and who PPP reports is less popular than Crist. And now the | Read More »
SWAT Troops against an Army of Grandmas.
I am given to understand that the video below was the result of local police in Illinois being overruled by the Feds. Whether true or not, this is still so pathetic that it just makes me kind of sad: You know, I remember a day when we had a President who wasn’t fundamentally afraid of the American people, and so do you. Picture of vicious | Read More »
A fitting memorial for Sen. Ted Kennedy.
One that I can think that we can all get behind: The first U.S. offshore wind farm, a giant project 5 miles/8 km off the Massachusetts coast, was approved on Wednesday after years of opposition involving everyone from local Indian tribes to the Kennedy family. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar gave the green light for the 130-turbine, 420-megawatt Cape Wind project in Horseshoe Shoal, Nantucket | Read More »
‘Happy Switch Day to you…’
“Happy Switch Day to you;” “Happy Switch Day, Snarlin’ Arlen…” ”Well, I probably shouldn’t say this,” he said over lunch last month. ”But I have thought from time to time that I might have helped the country more if I’d stayed a Republican.” “…’cuz we Do. Not. Miss. You.” Thanks, I’m here all week! Try the veal! Moe Lane PS: And Pat Toomey’s moneybomb is | Read More »
FDA hassling Amish over raw milk.
There is no such thing as a libertarian Democrat. “They came in the dark, shining bright flashlights while my family was asleep, keeping me from milking my cows, from my family, from breakfast with my family and from our morning devotions, and alarming my children enough so that the first question they asked my wife was, ‘Is Daddy going to jail?’” That’s how Amish farmer | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Doesn’t Have A Clue edition.
Eugene Robinson is very aggrieved about the new Arizona law: Legal immigrants will be required to carry papers proving that they have a right to be in the United States. So aggrieved, in fact, that he’s apparently mixing up his tenses. It is already federal law for legal immigrants / visitors to carry their green cards and/or other relevant immigration information with them at all | Read More »
Congressional inquiry confirms: Waxman is an idiot*.
So, let us review the sequence of events leading up to this confirmation:
More video of the Carson/Lewis affair.
What I tell you three times is true: get a camera. Get a camera. GET A CAMERA: For those without video, the above (courtesy of Andrew Breitbart) shows an alternate view of Rep. Andre Carson and Rep. John Lewis’ infamous walk out of the Cannon Building, on the day that the two Congressmen claimed to have been taunted with racial slurs. As Andrew put it:
What Gallup *didn’t* do with their enthusiasm poll.
Gallup just published a poll on voter enthusiasm, broken down by age. The main point – younger voters are showing fairly typical enthusiasm levels towards the 2010 elections (i.e., low ones) – is interesting (and entertaining), but there’s another important bit that did not get particularly addressed. And it’s an even more entertaining point.
Meet George Phillips (R CAND, NY-22).
He’s running against Maurice Hinchey; George actually outraised him last quarter. This is pretty significant: Democrats really, really, really don’t want to be in an environment where they have to fund normally untouchable Members of Congress like Hinchey. George’s website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
PMA trying to retain lease on PA-12?
In the course of noting that former Murtha crony Mark Critz received 52% of his first-quarter contributions from “[d]efense contractors, local business officers and lobbyists that relied on earmarked federal contracts from Murtha” the Washington Post notes this interesting little detail: Four former lobbyists of the PMA Group, a once-powerful lobbying shop, also chipped in to elect Critz. Murtha arranged for his spending panel to | Read More »
President Obama concedes loss of House in 2010.
But, more importantly, Obama played the GOTV Card here. The political junkies on both sides are now nodding: everybody else, watch this video and it’ll be discussed in just a bit. Said discussion after the fold:
They aren’t ‘A’ students.
(H/T Hot Air and Instapundit) I hate to disagree with P.J. O’Rourke on anything, but I have to, here: The secret to the Obama annoyance is snotty lecturing. His tone of voice sends us back to the worst place in college. We sit once more packed into the vast, dreary confines of a freshman survey course—“Rocks for Jocks,” “Nuts and Sluts,” “Darkness at Noon.” At | Read More »
Obama gives Giannoulias the Rochester treatment.
Which is to say, Obama’s locking Alexi Giannoulias* (D CAND, IL-SEN) in the attic and pretending that he doesn’t exist: Giannoulias will not make trip to Quincy to see Obama From chicagotribune.com: Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Giannoulias’ campaign chairman, expressed concerns over a lack of White House commitment to the candidate to Washington-based Politico after a recent meeting with President Barack Obama’s chief of | Read More »
Graham torpedoes cap-and-trade bill rollout.
Because of the Democrats’ decision to make immigration a priority. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) decision to walk away from Senate talks on climate change and energy legislation – at least for now – has prompted the measure’s remaining architects to scuttle Monday’s planned unveiling of the bill. [snip] Graham is upset over Democratic plans to take up immigration legislation this year – he accuses Democratic | Read More »
I would like to announce three new political parties!
It’s very exciting to see. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: The I’ll bet I can find 1,000,000 people who think music education is important party; The Addicted to Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn party; And the Jeremy Clarkson should be Prime Minister party*. What? That’s legitimate… by Newsweek standards, at least. Sure, they’re Facebook groups, but so is the Coffee Party, frankly | Read More »
This is not actually cognitive dissonance.
‘This’ being this picture (H/T Hot Air): In order it to be cognitive dissonance, the people involved would have to have an internal conflict about the idea that they were simultaneously: declaring their area to be ‘hate’-free; and wishing for a woman’s death. Given recent history, it is too charitable to suggest that any of them have managed to have gotten so far as to | Read More »
Health Care? *Ahem.* I told you so.
Good news! We don’t actually live in a Matrix-style computer simulation of the world. How do I know this? Simple: If we did live in a Matrix-style computer civilization then this news report, summarized by Gateway Pundit as:
Ydiot and ‘I Go To Work.’
I’ll be honest and admit that I don’t see much purpose to Ydiot – Matt Yglesias showed promise back in the day, but four years at The American Prospect beat most of it out of him, and what remained got efficiently smothered by The Atlantic – but I have to admit that if it didn’t exist then I never would have seen this: I Go | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias pouting about the Broadway Bank thing.
A couple observations about embattled Senatorial candidate Alexi Giannoulias’ (D CAND, IL-SEN) recent bitter comment: “Just about every sentence that Congressman Kirk utters these days is a noun, a verb and Broadway Bank,” Giannoulias complained to the City Club of Chicago, Three, in fact: Dude. Ripping off Joe Biden*? What are you going to do next, ask a paralyzed man to stand up and take | Read More »