President wishes to troll GOP debate.
The basic gist of this is as follows: President Barack Obama has requested – please note that word – that he be permitted to address Congress about jobs in a special joint session next Wednesday evening at 8 PM. Unfortunately, the White House is apparently as self-aware about national events as is, say, a brain-damaged basset hound, because it unaccountably missed noticing that there was | Read More »
Rick Perry Insensitive to Barack Obama’s Feelings!
Governor and new Presidential candidate Rick Perry (R, TX), on his priority levels: …if I hurt the president’s feelings, well, with all due respect, I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings. To give the context: the White House has been taking the opportunity offered by Perry’s entrance to the race to take slaps at the candidate. | Read More »
‘Failure of Leadership.’
Fresh from the creative mind of our own Ben Howe comes this latest reminder of precisely how badly we messed up the 2008 Presidential election by picking one of the most inexperienced candidates in history (both in terms of resume, and temperament) to run the country. The entertaining part? Ben didn’t need much more besides a bunch of newspapers clippings and the President’s own words. | Read More »
The DSCC Limited Resources Map.
Consider this map (via Politico) showing what the DSCC calls a “Limited Resource Plan” for the 2012 elections: …which is, of course, being waved around by the DSCC for the purpose of convincing wary Democratic donors that donating money in 2012 to the group that lost seven* Senate seats and struck out on four prime pickups** in 2010 is a good idea. This did | Read More »
New Romney Ad: “Bump in the road.”
[UPDATE]: Nice take on this by one of our diarists. It’s strong; I thought that it might have been a bit long before watching, but there’s nothing in there that doesn’t need to be. Mitt Romney‘s campaign came up with a good one, here. One with a theme that should be repeated by the eventual candidate, at every opportunity. Via Jim Geraghty. Transcript (via email; | Read More »
Two good pickups for Tim Pawlenty.
In the endorsement wars, we have one formal one, and one all-but-one. Both were probably about equally welcome to Pawlenty. The formal one was Republican Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina: it’s notable both for the person (Rep. Wilson is rather well-liked in conservative circles for pointing out for the record that President Obama is a liar) and the location (South Carolina is an early | Read More »
New Wikileaks cable?
I’ll be honest: I hesitated to put up this link to what claims to be a Wikileaked cable regarding issues with the US/UK special relationship during the previous administration. I truly did. I have long made it clear that I take our security classification system likely, and I subscribe wholeheartedly to the notion that some things are and should be on a need-to-know basis. In | Read More »
Your feel-good election post of the weekend.
What a title: “Grim Democrats await huge House losses.” Not nearly as much as we are, of course: but they’re frantically counting up their likely losses, and forecasting fifty to seventy (which means, obviously, that we need to increase that to seventy to ninety). At this point, the consensus seems to be among a variety of remaining-nameless professional Democrats that everyone in the House within | Read More »