The state of the key Senate races
I can’t wait until the rest of the primary battles finish and we can get onto the real contests that will determine control of congress. If you would have told me that the GOP has a decent shot at regaining control of the Senate two months ago I would have thought you were nuts. However, that is no longer the case and you can count | Read More »
All hands on the phones — Reid to push cap and trade to the floor
Uh oh. Here goes the next Democrat expansion of government. If you thought your health insurance bills were going to be bad, wait until you see your electric and gas bills. With the appointment of Carte Goodwin to replace the late Robert Byrd, Harry Reid is going into big hurry mode. After passing legislation to extend unemployment benefits (Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe will allow | Read More »
Catastrophe: Patty Murray now trails both potential GOP challengers for Washington Senate seat.
Dino Rossi and Clint Didier are both up on Murray. Combine this with Russ Finegold in deep trouble against Rob Johnson, Carly Fiorina in a dead heat with Barbara Boxer and you have a recipe for a GOP takeover of the Senate in November. Russ Finegold and Patty Murray were not thought to have their Senate seats in play this November. That appears not to | Read More »
A GOP answer to Obama’s recess appointments with bypassing the Senate: Filabuster Kagan’s appointment to the SCOTUS
I don’t think the GOP would have the guts to do this but eventually a line is going to have to be drawn with these numerous “czar” appointments that Obama is making to circumvent congressional examination and approval. Evidently, Obama doesn’t want these nominations going through these examinations as all of his appointments tend to be Marxist to the degree that Marx himself would blush. | Read More »
MSNBC Chris Matthews confirms what we all knew. Charlie Crist = de facto Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida
H/T Hot Air Gee Chris. I have to imagine that your liberal co-horts are telling you that you should have kept your mouth shut. Nothing like the other side verifying your presumptions. Of course Charlie Crist embracing Barack Obama and his stimulus spending along with recent vetoes as governor of GOP sponsored legislation gave us enough reasons to our suspicions. I am sure that Marco | Read More »
Big development — U.S Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals setting legal precedence for filling Senate vacancies?
H/T Hedgehog Report The timing of this ruling is just too rich. Today, in the same building where Blagojevich is being tried, lawyers will gather in the courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge James F. Grady to deal with a June 16 decision handed down by the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, written by Judge Diane Wood. In essence, the decision said that Burris | Read More »
Financial “deform” bill UPDATE: Democrats trying to get GOP Senators back on board.
Oh, how things can change in a few days. With the passing of Robert Byrd and Scott Brown a resounding “NO”, Harry Reid and Chris Dodd are scurrying to save their Wall Street power grab and bigger taxes legislation. It is funny to see how the AP omitted that Russ Finegold has said he is still a NO vote on the legislation as well. This | Read More »
Financial reform legislation in danger — Scott Brown signals he may vote no on conferenced bill of House and Senate.
Don’t let Organizing for America pressure Sen. Brown again into going along with this legislation. Make the calls to his office and encourage him to vote no on cloture. If he votes no, then the bill is likely dead as Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins would likely vote no as well. Politico is assuming that the financial reform bill’s survival has taken a hit with | Read More »
Stuck on Stupid: Obama and Ken Salazar to issue new drilling moratorium after first one is struck down
(H/T Hot Air) Yeah, this pretty much sums it up visually. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he will issue a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling after a federal judge struck down the existing one. Salazar said in a statement Tuesday evening that the new order will contain additional information making clear why the six-month drilling pause was necessary in the wake of | Read More »
The Democratic suicide run for November gains steam.
First, passing legislation that Americans were solidly against. Now via Hot Air, I guess Hillary Clinton wasn’t bluffing after all in regards to the Obama administration suing the state of Arizona over its new immigration law. Americans are even more opposed to illegal immigration and in support for Arizona’s new law than they were opposed against Obamacare. Obviously, this is a play to get the | Read More »
Kristi Noem (R-CAND-SD-AL) shows very simply how GOP congressional candidates can stamp their ticket to Washington
(H/T Hedgehog Report) “Any vote for a Democratic House candidate is a vote to keep Nancy Pelosi as Speaker” Yeah, I’ve said it a few times. Kristi Noem has begun to hammer Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin on her pro-Nancy Pelosi voting record. The result? 53-41 Now it could be argued that Noem is getting a bounce from winning the GOP primary and there is some truth to | Read More »
The liberal, MSM, GOP establishment worst nightmare. Conservative women in the spotlight and coming into power.
Anyone notice a pattern here? This will be just simply a commentary. First, Condolezza Rice. Then Sarah Palin, then Michelle Bachmann. Now, Nikki Haley. Whenever a conservative woman has begun to lead, exert strong influence in the GOP or is campaigning for a position of executive power, guess what this equals? Frenzied, gutter attacks from liberals, the MSM, and even some covert attacks within the | Read More »
Shameless political opportunism — Obama uses oil spill to push cap and trade
Attempting to turn the huge lemon of incompetency that is his presidency into lemonade. Desperation has reached new levels but this doesn’t surprise me.
Confirmation of Democratic Strategy — Democratic pollster Doug Schoen tells Democratic candidates to run on conservative values for November
H/T Hot Air I thought I smelled a rat. Earlier, I felt compelled to remind everyone not to fall for this ruse that Democrats have used in the past, most recently in winning back the House in 2006. I believe Schoen’s article is spot on and is a must-read. The wishy-washy-wimpy GOP leadership better get its act together, embrace conservatives, the Tea Party, and become | Read More »
Lest we forget — Keep our eyes on the prize and the winning strategy for November
Been kind of chewing the results of some primaries and the PA-12 special election. There are some people kind of sour with the NRCC about Tim Burns not being able to win a district where registered Democrats outnumber GOP voters by 2 to 1. I found the results rather heartening. For one, the GOP base and independents in that district really didn’t show up. The | Read More »
Paging South Carolinians and Red Staters, time to turn up the heat on Lindsay Graham
Seems like Senator Graham wants to help Cap and Trade along. You would have thought this thing was dead a few months back but apparently Harry Reid wants to not put this through the committees and fast-track this thing for passage. Amazing that Lindsay is going along with the “global warming” crowd in which we now know that GW is all a bunch of fabricated | Read More »
Stu Rothenberg now projecting GOP to take over the House
+44 I think this estimate is very conservative when I look at Rothenberg’s list of seats in play. Stu Rothenberg is trying to on the best face for the Democrats but it looks like it is really going to be a lot worse for the Democrats this election cycle and Sean Trende over at Real Clear Politics agrees. The comments in parentheses are my humble | Read More »
The latest desperate Democratic attempt at framing the Tea Partiers…terrified of the big smackdown coming in November
Yeah, we can expect more and more of this up until the mid-terms. We have already been seeing some potential GOP congressional candidates email campaigns being blackballed as well. Red State’s Neil Stevens has also been blackballed by Google. Wear that badge with honor Neil Sean Trende over at RCP believes that the Democratic losses could approach 100 seats in the House come fall | Read More »
Important…please fill out your census form and turn it in.
The consequences? Few things make will make Nancy Pelosi happier than large numbers of conservatives failing to respond to the census. If we do not respond, we will not be counted and if we are not counted, then we effectively will not exist. That would reduce conservatives’ power in elections, allow Democrats to draw more favorable congressional boundaries and help put more tax-hiking politicians in | Read More »
Obama still irked: To try to end-around Supreme Court again with campaign finance reform push
The GOP Senate would be well advised to slow everything down to a crawl until the mid-term elections. I’m pretty confident they will given how miffed they are in regards to Obamacare. If there is one thing that has really ruffled Obama and the White House, it is the Citizens United vs. FEC case. The striking down of the ban on corporations running campaign ads | Read More »