First North Carolina redistricting map!
And it firmly embraces the old folk saying: What goes around, comes around. This is the first of three new maps (all of which will be coming out of the newly Republican-controlled state legislature): To give you an idea of the shift (which is already forecasting DOOM for at least three North Carolina Democrats), here’s the old map:
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 »
Mission accomplished, Markos Moulitsas.
The Left gets its violent responder to hate speech, after all: the only problem is, from their point of view he’s aimed the wrong way. I started following the saga of J. Eric Fuller a couple of days ago: the short version is that he was one of the victims of the Tucson attack of last week that killed six people and nearly killed Congresswoman | Read More »
QotD, Savor the Irony Edition.
This is from Thursday’s WaPo, and it’s part of an article about how liberals feel apathetic and disinterested and vaguely dismayed about how everything’s turned to excrement since… err, January 2009*. WHICH IS OF COURSE A COINCIDENCE. And you’re a racist to even suggest otherwise, of course. Still, it’s apparently not salad days for progressives:
Obama to Democrats: you may deny Me.
Hey, remember when the White House thought that they were going to be a help for vulnerable Democrats running on all those tough, unpopular, unprincipled, and job-killing votes that the White House insisted that said vulnerable Democrats make? Yeah, well, that’s gone by the wayside. The White House is now telling said Democrats that the President understands if members of his party have to run | Read More »
QotD, Hobgoblin of Little Minds edition.
It comes from Ace of Spades: They say the Constitution is not a suicide pact. Neither is consistency a suicide pact. If Bush and Obama were competing in the Olympics in the high jump, and the liberals set the bar at 9 feet for Bush, we cannot permit them to set the bar at three feet for Obama. Nine feet is the mark. I didn’t | Read More »
Barbara Mikulski and the Democratic margin of error.
Jim Geraghty dumped a bit of cold water on this not-yet-officially-refuted rumor that Senator Mikulski is planning to retire: …the least she’s ever gotten in a Senate race is 60 percent. Evan Bayh faced a tough reelection bid, but Mikulski’s biggest-name opponent so far, is Queen Anne’s County Commissioner Eric Wargot. She’s raised $3 million, he’s raised $176,526. Even in a terrible year for Democrats, | Read More »
Health Care Karma Watch, February 14, 2010.
(Via Instapundit) Michael Barone unpacks the bind that House Democrats are in over the health care rationing bill, right now (to summarize, reports suggest that they really don’t want to pass the Senate version, promises of reconciliation later or no): If you vote for the Senate bill, you’re voting for something that has 35% support nationwide and probably a little less than that in your | Read More »