First look: the Emperor’s New Health Care Proposal.
Embargoed until 10 AM: now ask me if I care. here Haven’t read it fully yet, but skimming shows that it’s taken out Ben Nelson’s Nebraska payoff (at, I hear, the increasingly-panicky request of Ben Nelson himself); keeps insurance mandates; and if the public/government option or abortion funding restrictions are addressed, I’m missing it. So, basically, useless. Why is the GOP going to this, again? | Read More »
NYT covers for Bill Delahunt; Boston Herald… won’t.
First, the NYT (via AoSHQ). While discussing the latest insanity* coming from Amy Bishop (a ‘herpes bomb,’ apparently), the Times manages to discuss Bishop’s shooting of her brother without: Mentioning just what political circles the Bishops were active in; Mentioning just who the prosecutor was that dropped the charges; and Mentioning just where that prosecutor is now. The answers are, of course: Democratic political circles; | Read More »
Russ Carnahan (D, MO-03) tries to pander to gun-friendly voters.
I mean, look at this picture. (Via 24thState, via Instapundit) …yes, I know. You are right now quietly resolving to never get within 100 feet of Russ Carnahan when he’s carrying a firearm. Me, I’m still wondering why – assuming that this wasn’t a faked photo-op – that the law enforcement people standing next to him still have jobs. Heck, if that’s not really a | Read More »
A quick CPAC sitdown with Michael Williams.
He’s running for the Senate seat that Senator Hutchinson is going to vacate (assuming that she ever does), and I was able to touch base with him in between his speaking appearances at CPAC. Michael’s site is here: for those of you unaware of the odd nature of Texan nomenclature, a “Texas Railroad Commissioner” doesn’t actually have oversight over railroads. The position instead involves oversight | Read More »
Meet Will Gregory (R CAND, CT-04).
Moving right along on the CPAC videos. Will’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Tim Burns (R CAND, PA-12).
Moving on along on the CPAC interviews. Tim’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Les Phillip (R CAND, AL-05).
There are still quite a few ones to process from CPAC, so here’s Les Phillip. His website is here. Crossposted to RedState.
Scenes from CPAC: me and DemonSheep on Stage Right Show Friday night.
Below the fold is Friday night’s Stage Right Show: I’m on, starting at about 31:10. And I’m promptly upstaged by the very next interviewee, too. Yes, I was followed by – and shown up by – DemonSheep (and Leon Wolf). I had a lot of fun doing it anyway. Larry O’Connor, by the way, is the guy who the next day eviscerated Max Blumenthal after | Read More »
The CPAC Chuck DeVore interview.
Not a very interesting title, but I am very, very tired. Part 2 Chuck DeVore website here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Steve Poizner (R CAND, CA-GOV)
Downloading slooooow, but here’s the latest one from CPAC: Steve’s website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Tom Garcia (R CAND, FL-24).
Another CPAC video: Tom Garcia’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Isaac Hayes (R CAND, IL-02).
The queue of interviews is full, by the way: I have a ton of them, but the video uploads are killing me. Expect them over the next bunch of days. Anyway, here’s Isaac Hayes: no relation, to his own regret. His site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet John Loughlin (R CAND, RI-01).
John Loughlin, candidate for RI-01 (Patrick Kennedy’s seat). His website is here: We have more on the way from CPAC. Moe Lane PS: Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Mike Lee (R CAND, UT-SEN).
The connection’s spotty, so let me just put this up: His website is here. Good guy.
Pitchforks, torches now acceptable for political demonstrations.
Please calibrate accordingly. Admittedly, it looks a little, well, small by right-wing activist standards, but that’s a real, live Lefty protest against a business organization* using actual pitchforks and functional torches. Feel free to pass that around the next time somebody has the vapors about a Tea Party protest… (Via Instapundit.) Moe Lane *The Connecticut Business and Industry Association; goodness only knows why they in | Read More »
Meet Marlin Stutzman (R-CAND, IN-SEN).
Marlin, not Martin. Website here. Another CPAC interview.
Meet Joel Pollak (R, IL-09).
Joel Pollak’s website. My first CPAC video interview: hopefully not my last. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
So, here I am at CPAC 2010.
This is more a test of the Internet connection than anything else, but I am here, and once the blogger’s lounge is opened up I will be over there. If you’re here, feel free to stop by and say ‘hi,’ tell me how much you love/hate/utterly ignore me, give me money for beer, that sort of thing. And if you’re a candidate, please come on | Read More »
Sure, we can discuss Republican ‘stimulus’ hypocrisy…
…but first – as Greg Mankiw kind of points out – I’m going to need every Democrat out there yelling about ‘tax cuts for the wealthy’ to provide documentation showing their voluntary overpayment of taxes at a pre-cut level, plus of course their history of attacking for hypocrisy Democrats who did not voluntarily overpay. Once we do that, we can get to us… no, wait: | Read More »
The partisan hack agrees with the GOP shill agreeing with THAT WOMAN…
…third parties are a dead end. …she quickly pivoted to the broader question of whether the Tea Party movement might successfully field its own candidates in national elections, and on that point she sounded far from convinced. “Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this Tea Party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party,” [former | Read More »