Debt & Jobs dominate GOP FoxNews/Google debate question requests.
Let me explain this one: there’s a debate Thursday that’s being sponsored by FoxNews & Google. Google is letting people submit questions via YouTube – frankly, this has more than a slight whiff of gimmick about it, but let’s roll with the notion for a moment. The preliminary survey of submitted questions indicate that the top two categories of questions submitted are “Government Spending” and | Read More »
Wisconsin Republicans spoil Democrats’ recall fun.
There is an interesting thing about the Wisconsin recall process. Essentially, if you read the document regulating it you will discover that the designation of a particular date for a recall election assumes that there was no primary; if there is a primary, it occurs on that date, with the general election taking place a month afterward. Also of note… political parties do not have | Read More »
Pew Research: 53% of Americans don’t know GOP candidates.
This is, of course, highly unsurprising: it is April of 2011. While the true start of election cycles have been notoriously creeping further and further back for some time now, the major reason why anybody’s talking seriously about the 2012 election at this point is because President Obama rather desperately announced exceptionally early so that he could officially fund-raise*. This means that those parts of | Read More »
Democrats may get around to alternative budget proposal.
Emphasis on ‘may:’ they’re considering coming up with an alternative to the GOP budget plan that was released today. If the Democrats feel like it. And if Ranking Budget Member Chris Van Hollen can get his head around the big numbers involved. That’s not guaranteed, given that Van Hollen’s past experience with big, scary numbers shows that he has a bad tendency to go full-bore | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Alex Mooney.
Alex is the current chair of the Maryland GOP, and we talked for a bit on how to go about the work in a Blue State. Answer, of course: start from the bottom and work your way up. The Maryland GOP site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Why the White House needs to worry about Proposition C.
Read up on reports of the results of Tuesday’s vote on Missouri’s Proposition C* and you’re going to notice what James Taranto did: there’s an urge to declare the vote ‘largely symbolic‘ (amusingly, this includes Taranto’s own Wall Street Journal, or at least the portions of it that aren’t part of the opinion section). This is generally political-speak for ‘the voting public just kicked our | Read More »
Minorities and the GOP: not yet DOOM?
Sean Trende over at RCP finds something interesting going on with minority polling. The basic numbers at the heart of what may or may not be an important trend are these: the exit poll numbers for 2004/2008. 2004 2008 Voters GOP Dem GOP Dem African American 10 89 5 93 Hispanic 44 55 29 68 As Sean notes, how these numbers shake out in future | Read More »
GOP shuts down deficit-increasing ‘jobs’ bill.
Ace of Spades HQ sums up wonderfully (if originally profanely) the destruction of that 100 billion dollar (and 30 billion deficit-increasing) waste of tax money* known as a ‘jobs bill:’ Democrats: Give us $30 billion. GOP: Um….no. Democrats: Come on! GOP: Nah. Democrats: How come? GOP: One, I don’t have it; and two, you’re already into me for more than a trillion already. Democrats: So | Read More »
Democrats get another GOP office vandalized.
This time, in Ohio: ‘Stop right wing’ is message to local GOP Delivered via brick through HQ window MARION — Two Republican party officials were shocked to hear someone had thrown a brick through a window at their headquarters downtown — with a message directed at stopping conservatism. “Stop the right wing,” was written in purple ink on a piece of notebook paper. [snip] It | Read More »
SENATOR Boxer on Cap & Trade: muddling ahead, and alone.
‘Senator’ capitalized because the insecure often require that special little emphasis. In this case, SENATOR Boxer is demonstrating same by making a fairly pointless gesture that’s apparently fueled by pique: Barbara Boxer may not only force her climate bill through the Environment and Public Works Committee without any Republican votes; aides say she could also do it without any Republicans in the room at all. | Read More »
“Done its job?”
Contra The Other McCain, this is a necessary ad: …which is not me saying that Smitty1E was wrong to criticize it; merely that his objections address his concerns of the underlying philosophy of the Republican Party. The above is a blunt political ad, and its message -“The Democrats are messing things up, and we’re not Democrats” – would be diluted by a segue into why | Read More »
A handy checklist for people who wish to complain about the RiNOs in the GOP.
[UPDATE]: Here are couple more links for you: Rebuilding the GOP: The Committeeman Project Get Your STORC On I am not ordering anybody to follow this checklist. I’m not even going to nag about it. I am merely suggesting that you consider answering the questions on them before you go off on how the party isn’t listening to you. What is the name of your | Read More »
Thaddeus McCotter (R, MI-11) on RedEye.
Via Pat Cleary. The video is a little out of sync, but the sentiments are right there: Plus, bonus points for the Rush reference; a band that was pretty much constant background music for me for most of my college existence.
Witness the reasoning powers of our esteemed Democratic opponents.
[Update]: A statement about the hate crime from Katon Dawson, SC GOP Chair: “This cowardly attempt to intimidate our conservative Republican reform team here in South Carolina will motivate our volunteers and activists to work that much harder for our candidates up and down the ballot. The destructive actions of these vandals should be taken as a sign of desperation. They clearly lack the energy, | Read More »
Oh, by the way: House Democrats caved on drilling.
Oddest darn thing that you ever saw: they’re going to stop playing procedural games, for some reason. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday morning that the newest Democratic energy bill will be brought to the floor under normal rules and will be subject to a vote on a Republican alternative that is likely to call for even more drilling than Democrats are prepared | Read More »
Did you enjoy watching Senator Trainwreck embarrass Harry Reid?
Is this the sort of thing that brightens your day? And, like Constant Reader NightTwister, do you think that “Entertainment this good should cost money”? Well, guess what: it does – because one major reason that Doctor No can do this sort of thing is because he can win cloture votes. And the reason why he can win cloture votes is because he has enough | Read More »