2010 aftermath: the Good.
While this is hardly an exhaustive list, the below represents my personal congratulations to last night’s winners in the election: FL-08 Daniel Webster FL-22 Allen West FL-24 Sandy Adams IL-17 Bobby Schilling IN-08 Larry Bucshon IN-09 Todd Young MI-01 Dan Benishek MO-04 Vicky Hartzler MS-04 Steven Palazzo NC-02 Renee Ellmers NY-13 Michael Grimm NY-19 Nan Hayworth NY-29 Tom Reed PA-08 Michael Fitzpatrick SC-01 Tim Scott | Read More »
The short version is… it’s doable. Barely.
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 »
‘Put up or shut up.’
Below the fold is a lengthy excerpt from an Ace of Spades post from today. Normally it would be considered too long an excerpt, except that when I emailed Ace for clearance to quote a somewhat smaller bit he not only gave me permission; he explicitly told me that I could quote more, if I liked. You see, Ace wants to win… well, so do | Read More »
Nationalizing King Samir Shabazz?
With the B-Cast’s latest data dump on Shabazz (who is pretty much the public, tattooed, hate-filled face of the New Black Panther party at this moment) it’s no longer really a question of if candidates are going to be bringing his case up as it is when candidates are going to be bringing his case up as a campaign issue. Disclaimer: I have not been | Read More »
Gallup whispers DOOM in 2010.
With less than four months to go before the fall elections, the greatest growth industry in the country right now is the tea importation business: everybody who has any interest in the November results is trying his or her hand at precognition. Gallup is no exception: This year’s low approval ratings for Congress are a potentially ominous sign for President Obama and the Democratic majority | Read More »
Businesses noticing Dems don’t like them very much?
While it’s pleasant to have the people that we’ve been trying to tell this finally get this: Mr. Seidenberg, officially Verizon’s CEO, moonlights as chairman of the influential Business Roundtable, the “association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies.” That would be the same Business Roundtable that woke up this past month to discover the White House has been playing it for a patsy. | Read More »
RCP: November continues to loom for Democrats.
Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics – an underrated blogger, possibly because RCP is such a good site generally that its bloggers get overshadowed – still holds his opinion from April that the House is going to flip big in November: The bottom line is that Democrats are on pace for an ugly November. They’re increasingly running out of time to change the dynamic, and | Read More »
Adam Nagourney’s failure of imagination.
There’s a good deal to criticize in this article – not least of which is its rather sad attempt to equate the potential November election problems of the two parties – but I’d like to highlight one particular stumble, right out of the gate: Republicans are luring new candidates into House and Senate races, and the number of seats up for grabs in November appears | Read More »
Reverse the Vote!
Reverse the Vote! is a program set up to specifically target 24 Democrats who voted for health care rationing, and against their constituents’ desires, last week. The list is entertaining: Arcuri NY 24 Bean IL 8 Berry AR 1 Bishop NY 1 Carnahan MO 3 Connolly VA 11 Dahlkemper PA 3 Donnelly IN 2 Driehaus OH 1 Ellsworth IN 8 Foster IL 14 Giffords AZ | Read More »
State races are vitally important this year.
This is why. In the 43 states where the congressional redistricting process is in partisan hands, Democrats control both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion in 15 states, while Republicans hold 8 states, and 20 states are split between the two parties. Going into 2010, Democrats control redistricting in nearly twice as many states as Republicans, but states where the GOP controls | Read More »
Winning with ‘No.’
From last week’s article on the growing awareness of Democratic corruption, by the always-interesting Jen Rubin: …with the growth of government and the enormous amount of cash sloshing through Washington, the corruption problem is about to get worse. The stimulus money could, according to the FBI, be the breeding ground for its own crime wave. If the experts are right and 10% of the $787B | Read More »
Muckmaker Shauna Daly returning to DNC.
You may have remembered that Ms. Daly had been placed by the Obama White House last month in its counsel office, despite the fact that she has no actual legal credentials. It was widely assumed – justifiably, in my opinion – that this was due to the fact that she’s quite the political sheet-sniffer, which was apparently what the administration thought that it needed right | Read More »
Peggy Noonan is sad about her limited shopping opportunities.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) It’s very sad: A moment last Monday, just after noon, in Manhattan. It’s slightly overcast, not cold, a good day for walking. I’m in the 90s on Fifth heading south, enjoying the broad avenue, the trees, the wide cobblestone walkway that rings Central Park. Suddenly I realize: Something’s odd here. Something’s strange. It’s quiet. I can hear each car go by. | Read More »