Elizabeth Warren’s ancestor traced back to Trail of Tears! …On the side holding the guns.
Yeah, when’s that primary in Massachusetts, again? Because the general election is going to be a trip: …the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in | Read More »
Obama “won’t release his college transcripts” campaign criticizes Mitt Romney…
…for declining to release his tax returns: A spokesman for President Obama‘s re-election campaign blasted Mr. Romney and questioned whether he had something to hide in his finances. “Why does Governor Romney feel like he can play by a different set of rules?” said Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign. “What is it that he doesn’t want the American people to see?…” I | Read More »
Liz Warren: pig-ignorant about her own salary?
You know, I’m starting to understand why Liz Warren has all these weird opinions on how value is actually created: she’s just a creature of her environment. This one is a little involved, so bear with me. Thursday, Politico put out a story on the sacrificial lamb candidate for MA-SEN’s upcoming Democratic primary that noted that Warren’s rhetoric about government transparency didn’t extend to her | Read More »
QotD, But the Grey Lady Isn’t Bitter edition.
Nope. Writing this sentence did not cause nigh-physical pain for its author. A group including former White House officials, union leaders and one of Hollywood’s biggest producers have joined forces to start an outside effort to help President Obama and Congressional Democrats in 2012 by using the very sort of anonymous, unlimited donations from moneyed interests that the president has so deplored. Nope. Not at | Read More »
Filibuster ‘reform’ near?
Scare quotes, because it’s DC Kabuki Time! For those who are not ‘blessed’ enough to live within the Beltway – or downwind of it – this is that special time in the legislative calendar where federal politicians preserve the status quo by changing nothing at all and putting a big, red bow on the result. In this particular case, the scenario is as follows: for | Read More »
Obama retreats on tax hike.
It looked that way earlier in the day, and it’s now confirmed. The ‘deal’ will be that the White House ‘delays’ raising taxes for two more years in ‘exchange’ for getting a thirteen-month extension on unemployment benefits*. That last is problematical, but given the Democrats’ moral weakness thus far the GOP might still be able to keep pushing a little and get offsets in federal | Read More »
What is the sound of $2.5M flushing?
…this. South Carolina Democratic candidate Rob Miller has apparently adopted Republicans’ “Fire Pelosi” mantra. According to a report by The Associated Press, Miller — who is hoping to oust Rep. Joe Wilson (R) in the South Carolina 2nd district race — said Wednesday that he would not vote to keep Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Speaker in the 112th Congress. Via, of all things, @markos, | Read More »
Left freaks out over Moe Tucker.
For those who don’t know – and come, I will conceal nothing from you; until five minutes ago, this included me* – Ms. Tucker was a drummer for the Velvet Underground, which for a certain segment of the population makes her instantly cooler than squeezable bacon. Well, in April of 2009 a ‘Maureen Tucker’ showed up at a Georgia Tea Party: …and Instapundit, Reason, and | Read More »
Ho! Netrooters! 3PM PST DGA panel!
That’s the Democratic Governors’ Association, which spent 800K of your money to attack President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democratic leaders! Isn’t the RGA just swell? Anyway, why don’t you stop by and have a chat with the DGA about their priorities? – unless, of course, all y’all are as gutless as everybody says that you are. I mean, after all, the DGA might not | Read More »
Jim Messina: heckuva job on Sherrod, guys. [Corrected.]
[UPDATE: The previous link was incorrect; now fixed. My apologies. - ML] (Via AoSHQ) Every time I think that the Shirley Sherrod story cannot make the administration look more foolish, new details come out [link fixed - ML]. …three Democratic sources said deputy chief of staff Jim Messina singled out the White House’s initial response to the incident for praise in the regular 8:30 a.m. staff | Read More »
Red to… well, Blue to Red, and maybe one of them will flip back.
There’s a good deal of laughing going around about the DCCC’s latest quote-unquote ‘Red to Blue’ announcement, mostly because it’s fairly clear that they’re kind of doing it wrong. Generally speaking, it’s not really considered newsworthy that you’ve managed to find a candidate for a seat that you’re already holding, but the current officeholder is abandoning like a scared little puppy; and yet the DCCC | Read More »
SWAT Troops against an Army of Grandmas.
I am given to understand that the video below was the result of local police in Illinois being overruled by the Feds. Whether true or not, this is still so pathetic that it just makes me kind of sad: You know, I remember a day when we had a President who wasn’t fundamentally afraid of the American people, and so do you. Picture of vicious | Read More »
So much for a Yoo/Bybee show trial.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Actually, there are two reasons why the Left is going to be upset: For weeks, the right has heckled Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for his plans to try the alleged 9/11 conspirators in New York City and his handling of the Christmas bombing plot suspect. Now the left is going to be upset: an upcoming Justice Department report from its | Read More »
Health care rationing bill: 2009-2010.
To quote Gandhi: First, they ignore you, Then they ridicule you, Then they fight you, THEN YOU WIN. Moe Lane PS: No. Then you win. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Sen. Foghorn Leghorn (D): ‘Working for TX-45. Working for YOU.’
This has been circulating around the Hill today; some kind, cruel soul from there took the trouble to forward it to me. Twenty-four hours and they still haven’t fixed recovery.gov: remember how we got told that the new administration was going to bring us into this new, wonderful Web 2.0 reality? These guys can’t even get a database up and running properly. Heck, they can’t | Read More »
Hey, turns out that the wiretapping thing’s constitutional after all!
(Via Hot Air) You know, I was going to come up with all sorts of snark directed towards the people who are swearing at this NYT headline (“Intelligence Court Rules Wiretapping Power Legal“) – but then I remembered that, really, there’s no sport to it when it comes to this bunch. So let me just present them with their new theme song, via Beck.. Enjoy! | Read More »