Virginia Senate control hangs by thread.
The Washington Post sums it up: at least six seats lost by the Democrats (including their House Minority Leader) in the House of Delegates and either one (Bill Stanley over Roscoe Reynolds) or two (Bryce Reeves leads Edd Houck by 86 votes) in the state Senate. If it’s one, the Democrats retain control of the state Senate; if it’s two, then the Senate is tied | Read More »
WI Senate to fast-track Voter ID bill?
Hey, maybe we’ve got this all wrong. Maybe all those Democratic state senators should stay in hiding for a couple of days longer; it’ll let the adults get some business done. …Republicans plan to move ahead with regular Senate business. In addition to tomorrow’s calendar, that could mean public hearings on other legislation, and possibly a floor vote on a voter ID bill that Democrats | Read More »
Unions starting to cave in Wisconsin.
The report is that the unions will agree to “the financial aspects of [Gov. Scott] Walker’s budget-repair bill” (which is nice, because they don’t have the votes to stop them) in exchange for the removal of the collective bargaining provisions (which is – oddly enough! – also something that they don’t have the votes to stop). Walker’s response? Get back to work: As thousands of | Read More »
Scott Walker’s (R, WI) collective bargaining reforms.
This post by Ann Althouse on the anemic protester response to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget plan – and it is an anemic response; it’s bad when you have to add a statue to your crowd in order to make your crowd look bigger – reminded me about Walker’s plan in the first place. I got told about this actually by Kevin Binversie, who runs | Read More »
Gov. Pat Quinn (D, IL) about to destroy IL Amazon affliliates?
It’s certainly looking that way: the Democrat-run (Democrat-dominated) state legislature has just passed a bill to tax online purchases (via Points and Figures, via Instapundit): the bill is just waiting for Governor Pat Quinn’s (D) signature, which is almost certainly inevitable. In fact, the state of Illinois is going to raise taxes across the board – because that’s what Democrats do. Business is good; raise | Read More »
Paul Ryan given power to bind and to loose.
Elections. Have. Consequences. And here’s one coming up, now: the incoming House majority will be establishing a rule that will give the House Budget chair the ability to set the spending ceiling for any 2011 budget. This rule is currently causing House Democrats to freak out like koalas deprived of their eucalyptus leaves/junkies deprived of their heroin/hipsters deprived of their iPhones, for two reasons: The | Read More »
Politico: deniably declaring DOOM for Democrats in state legislatures.
The problem is that they don’t want to have to read ten thousand indignant emails, so they hid that as well as they could. The title (“State polls show gathering storm“) is nicely non-specific, the only actual politician quoted is a Republican, and then there’s this paragraph: The dismal polling doesn’t reveal much about which political party will pay the price in November. And it’s | Read More »
Rep. Clyburn abandons public option on behalf of Democratic party.
Here we go. The House’s third-ranking Democrat said Sunday that he can support a healthcare reform bill without a public option. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) — a proponent of a government-run public plan — said that he could back the bill as long as it creates more choice and competition in the insurance industry and reduces costs. “It’s of no consequence” whether it’s | Read More »
Amazon shuts down its North Carolina affiliates program.
Via Glenn Reynolds, it’s time for another round of Elections have Consequences! Action: The North Carolinan legislature (run by Democrats) is about to provide legislation to the governor of North Carolina (Democrat) that allows North Carolina to collect sales tax from Internet transactions. Reaction: Amazon has closed its Amazon Associates program to North Carolina residents. To all North Carolinan bloggers and website owners out there | Read More »
A graphic demonstration of the perils of a one-party state.
Elections have consequences. A failed state. While its electoral history allows it some pretense to claiming a democratic system of government, its current one-party regime has resulted in crumbling infrastructures and drastic budget shortfalls. Its supposedly high-minded ruling caste keeps getting embroiled in scandal after scandal, ranging from ordinary corruption to substance abuse; their highest figures are especially notorious about violating their own (loudly-proclaimed) religious | Read More »
Let us compare two commercials: GM’s, and its parody.
This is the original: …annnnnd (via Ace of Spades) this is the parody. The parody’s better. Not to mention, considerably more honest. Moe Lane PS: I don’t know whether this site is Left-oriented or Right-oriented, but I’ll say this: whoever made it is not happy. And he or she is right to be not happy. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Democrats set to remove meddlesome anti-corruption prosecutor.
(Via Instapundit) No, not Fitzgerald: Illinois is a little too prominent right now for that kind of shenanigans. North Carolina, on the other hand… Democrats fix sights on GOP prosecutor John Edwards admits federal investigators are asking him questions. Federal subpoenas were issued Friday related to Mike Easley. As the separate federal probes into a former senator and the former governor are emerging, Democrats are | Read More »
Elections have consequences: Megan McArdle edition.
Before we go any further, let me just note that my sympathies for the people in the video below is currently somewhere between “nil” and “whatever.” This is a blue-on-blue fight, as far as I’m concerned: Wall Street actually has a habit of going against its class interests by funding and supporting Democrats, and God knows that they had their hand in the current banking | Read More »
The 2009 Pelosimobiles are in!
He was joking. I’m certain of it. Iowahawk was joking.
What republics *really* can’t survive happening: proscription lists.
Which is why I’m nonplussed on why Nancy Pelosi’s playing with fire, here. Via Ace of Spades HQ: Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on “FOX News Sunday.” “I | Read More »