RNC: People v. Obamacare. [UPDATED.]
Commendably fast of the RNC: Also, Mitt Romney just finished his press conference. He understands the basics: this is a 500 billion dollar tax hike* on the American people, it will not stand, and so if elected President Mitt Romney will KILL IT WITH FIRE on day one. And that’s pretty much how it has to go. If you want Obama’s health tax gone, well, | Read More »
Charlotte Democratic convention’s appeal simply becoming more selective*.
It would appear that the Democratic party cannot afford a fourth day of festivities, to the point where they’re going to cancel their orignial kickoff event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But don’t worry: the ceremonial anointing of The One will still be taking place at the Bank of America Stadium. Hold on, let me repeat that, for the benefit of the six remaining progressives | Read More »
Debbie Wasserman Schultz for House Minority Leader?
I wasn’t going to say anything about this rumor from the Shark Tank that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was scheduled to get the boot in November for failing to lead the DNC to anything except humiliation, largely because Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a GREAT DNC chair… for us. I wanted to keep her at that job for just a bit longer; there are entire states that | Read More »
Romney/RNC almost catches up with Obama/DNC in April.
The New York Times reported this morning that the combined raised total for Romney and the RNC was $40.1 million in April, with Romney having $61.4 million in the bank: in comparison, Obama/the DNC raised $43.6 million. Barack Obama’s own cash on hand for April – it was $104.1 million at the end of March – and we probably won’t be told it until the | Read More »
The DNC seems to be sitting out the Wisconsin recall.
Alernate-alternate title: DOOM. You know, when I saw this secondhand whine from Wisconsin Democrats upset that the DNC apparently wasn’t prepared to throw half a million dollars at the general recall election, I assumed that this would be resolved. I mean, really: the Left has already thrown away tens of millions of dollars; what’s a bit more? Admittedly, not throwing utterly horrible money after bad | Read More »
Interesting: epithet-tossing Jewish liaison Dani Gilbert daughter of Obama bundlers.
Via Legal Insurrection comes this interesting story about DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her rather embarrassing Jewish liaison Dani Gilbert. As you may remember, Ms. Gilbert had some unfortunate comments surface from her Facebook page – essentially, stuff from 2006 where she used admittedly self-derogatory religious/cultural epithets. At the time, I wondered when exactly DWS had hired the young woman – just on the | Read More »
Obama throws… all non-Obama Democrats… under the fundraising bus.
I had not realized that things were this bad for the Obama administration: Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have privately sought as much as $30 million combined from Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee — a replay of the financial help they received from Obama in 2008 and 2010. But that’s not going | Read More »
Debbie Downer’s bad first month as DNC Chair.
(Via Hot Air) The Politico is just now starting to realize just how big a boon DNC chair Debbie Downer (aka Debbie Wasserman Schultz) is… for the Republican Party: She’s accused Republicans of wanting to reinstate segregation and of waging a “war on women.” She has asserted, somewhat nonsensically, that the GOP wants to make illegal immigration — by definition against the law — “a | Read More »
Democrats start clearing out OfA deadwood.
Well, that didn’t take long. I mean, when I wrote this post indicating that Tim Kaine’s retention as DNC chair meant that the Democratic leadership had decided to concentrate solely on the President’s re-election*, I did not expect that I would receive some sort of confirmation of this within minutes. But, thanks to Doug Heye, I see this report that the DNC is laying off… | Read More »
Tim Kaine continues the Democrats’ Great Circle of Fail.
If you were wondering whether or not the Democrats learned anything – anything at all – from their recent shellacking, stop wondering: they have not. They are keeping Tim Kaine on as DNC chairman. Because he did ever-so-well in the last election cycle… although I’d like to correct Jim Geraghty’s count slightly on Tim Kaine’s Litany of Failure: Jim was only looking at the 2010 | Read More »
“I believe that this is your donkey?”
“You delivered him to us in 1992. We thought that you might want him back: as you can see, we made a few improvements.” Come on, guys, it’s a joke. Where’s your sense of humor, Democrats? What’s that? You put it up as collateral to fund your last-minute ad buys? Ah. (via @lash3) Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: No, it’d be kind of silly and childish | 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 »
PotUS November strategy: fighting where they REALLY ain’t.
This article in the New York Times on the awkward disconnect between the President of the United States and the political party that he’s presumably in charge of is actually… not too bad, really. This, for example, is pretty clear-headed: In 2006 and 2008, Democrats did something that had not been done in American politics since the Great Depression, which is to string together two | Read More »
DNC accuses Nikki Haley of having affair.
Anonymously, of course. The next Democratic staffer who has the guts to attack a conservative woman to her face will be the first. The DNC, the political wing of a president who launched his campaign decrying slash-and-burn campaign tactics, is highlighting new stories about a sex scandal rocking a GOP primary. [snip] “We don’t see a thing wrong pointing out when a politician of the | Read More »
DNC *still* advertising for astroturfers.
No, really: check out the job description. Email campaigners are responsible for planning, writing, and executing grassroots campaigns to advance the President’s agenda for change. Back in December when Ben Smith reported on this the first time, the DNC’s response was “Your in-box isn’t going to fill itself.” Which is a very unintentionally revealing statement, given that it essentially concedes that the DNC assumes that | Read More »
DNC successful: Ablemarle County GOP HQ attacked.
Well, this is the sort of thing that happens when you scare the mob in order to get money out of them: some of the members of said mob are disinclined to stop being scared once they’ve written the check. And so: Police are investigating vandalism at the Albemarle County Republican headquarters. The Daily Progress of Charlottesville reports that someone threw bricks through the headquarter’s | Read More »
Hey, Brad Woodhouse! The NH Republican party can use Levasseur, yes?
Yeah, you: Brad Woodhouse of the DNC! It’s cool if the state GOP raises some money on NH Democrat Nickolas Levasseur’s hate speech, right? My Interests Medicine, biology, mathematics, anything that doesn’t involve Organic Chemistry, cars that don’t begin with “Ford” and end with “Aspire”, HBO series, Bill Mahar, politics, the hunting of neo-conservative Reaganites (a shooting sport brought to you by the republican party | Read More »
The DNC thinks shooting at Republicans ‘appropriate.’ [And a fundraising opportunity!]
[UPDATE: Ah, that's why they're not condemning: lessened tensions will interfere with fundraising. Hey, maybe they can turn the shot at Cantor's office into a web Flash game! Right up the DNC's alley.] Somebody shot at Eric Cantor’s office. Let me repeat that. Somebody shot at Eric Cantor’s office. Eric Cantor, after specifically condemning all acts of violence – which, considering that he’s a Congressman | Read More »
Reviewing the February 2010 Fundraising numbers.
Well, well, well. Short version? All three Republican national committees raised more than their Democratic counterparts for the first time in… well, a while. A while. Raised CoH Debts RNC 7.69 9.46 0.00 DNC 7.42 10.74 3.72 NRSC 4.60 12.86 0.00 DSCC 4.00 14.30 0.42 NRCC 5.08 6.06 0.00 DCCC 4.35 19.82 0.67 GOP 17.37 28.38 0.00 Dem 15.77 44.86 4.81
Reviewing the January 2010 fundraising numbers.
The combination of CPAC and a reduced feeling of urgency delayed this for a couple of days, but here are the numbers for January. Short version: RNC over DNC, effective ties (as in, less than 10K/20K differences ) for the Congressional and Senatorial committees, and the Democrats retain their cash-on-hand advantage. Raised CoH Debts RNC 10.53 9.48 0.00 DNC 9.19 10.20 4.68 NRSC 5.01 10.65 | Read More »