“Bail us out!!” Obama and Reid’s attempt to create voters before November. Pass the DREAM (Amnesty) Act that Reid attached to the Defense appropriations bill.
“Attention GOP Senators. Shopping one Senator because our losses in November have no end in sight. Help us out.” Stand strong 41. Stand strong. The GOP Senate has already filabustered this once. Boy, the Democrats’ polling judging by the last 24 hours is in a freefall nose dive. I am assuming that the Democrats have been seeing the internal polling as well so Obama and | Read More »
Hey GOP establishment, can you hear us now? The People determine the candidates, not YOU.
Lisa Murkowski, Bob Bennett, Mike Castle. Sure the GOP establishment liked Jane Norton and she is a class act for fully supporting Ken Buck. However, it is apparent that Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachmann, and the powerful Tea Party organization have wrested control from the GOP establishment. Though I have problems with Christine O’Donnell’s past, I like what she stands for and congratulate her | Read More »
A hill to die on. What do you stand for?
On the eve of a very hotly contested DE Senate GOP primary between Mike Castle and Christine O’Donnell, I have begun to see some things that the GOP is falling right back into the very same power trap that they fell into over the last decade. John Boehner apparently hinting that he would vote for Obama’s stimulus bill if he gets tax cuts? Some people | Read More »
1994 Explanation Redux: The MSM begins to make excuses for impending butt-kicking of Democrats in November: “Democrats didn’t vote!”
Oh no. We cannot afford to have the narrative be “The American people reject liberalism, socialism/Marxism, big government spending Democrats like President Obama.” We will spin it as “Democrats didn’t vote!” What a load of….well, I have to keep it clean. We saw the same exact thing in 1994 though it happened after the election because the Democrats didn’t see it coming. This time they | Read More »
(Updated) Project 143 — Targeted House races and the GOP candidates w/websites
Updated: Thanks to IJB for the input. Putting two seats, CA-51 and WA-9 in as well. They are doable but the climb looks to be higher for those candidates. Still, they shouldn’t be overlooked. (H/T Ace of Spades HQ) Here is a great interactive website by 40seats.com where they highlight 80-90 Democratic House incumbents. Check it out! Note: I having used USElections to get the | Read More »
Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. Dino Rossi up by 7 over Patty Murray in just-released SurveyUSA poll
(H/T Hedgehog Report) This one has got to STING! The Republics can be practically assured of taking over the Senate if Murray is ousted. SurveyUSA is normally very accurate in their polling. It is very interesting the heavy movement that has swung toward the GOP starting about 3-4 weeks ago. It has really begun to accelerate with the Obama Ground Zero Mosque debacle and another | Read More »
Democrat Dirty Tricks: Beware of Tea Party candidates running as a 3rd party after the GOP primaries have been decided
saw this first with in the NV Senate race with Harry Reid. Remember Scott Ashjian? Ace gives us the heads up. It should be pointed out the turnout margins in the primaries in Michigan, Missouri in Tennessee the last two nights. The GOP voters are outnumbering the Democrat voters by over 2 to 1(!!!!) in turn out. Michael Barone highlighted the huge, flashing “WARNING” sign | Read More »
Cinderella Man: James Lankford (OK-5) and the GOP primary upset of the year
Incredible. With Kevin Calvey having practically every big name endorsement in his pocket, this is a true David vs. Goliath victory. Lankford does have the backing of Mike Huckabee and J.C. Watts but still winning against such odds was very impressive. A director of the Christian retreat Falls Creek with an oak bass voice and a political newcomer, he was very impressive in the final | Read More »
Breaking: Charlie Rangel cuts a deal?
Fox News is reporting this probably alluding to local WCBS reports. If Charlie Rangel keeps his seat, I can only imagine the party the GOP is going to have with this. To say this will not look good for Pelosi and Democrats in the House is an understatement. Combine this with Obamacare passing, exploding deficits, and U.S. District judge Susan Bolton’s decision to stay parts | Read More »
What you can do to take out Harry Reid in November. It begins now
Harry Reid has now gained a 2 point lead, 45-43, according to the latest poll out of Rasmussen that was released today. I mentioned in my last post that Reid desperately needed to be ahead of Angle by a reasonable cushion by the time Labor Day arrived. There is no question that the barrage of 24/7 advertising that Reid has engaged in since the middle | Read More »
(UPDATED:) Well done Sharron Angle campaign. Reporters desperately trying to trip Angle to help Reid.
UPDATE: (H/T Hedgehog Report) — Sharron Angle sat down with the Las Vegas Review Journal board of editors to take a wide range of questions. The clip of the Q&A session is unedited and is over 1 hour long but well worth it. After watching the interview it just reinforced my belief that she is a very formidable candidate. Experienced and seasoned in legislative law | Read More »
You have got to be KIDDING ME!! RNC Treasurer accuses RNC leadership of hiding debt
Great job Michael Steele!! Please tender your resignation ASAP and that means NOW!! At first thought, I thought I would just “Meh” this type of news but it’s the RNC action of hiring a high priced lawyer with FEC experience that tells me this thing has legs and is far more serious. (H/T Hot Air) How serious is the problem? The RNC quickly retained former | Read More »
House target race update
Update: WIth today’s poll in IL-17 showing Schilling up by 13 over the Democratic incumbent Phil Hare, it could be argued that there may be some other Democratic seats not listed here that could be on the radar now as well. Before I get into this, I should let you know what the fonts mean. These are all based on current trends. Boldface means that | Read More »
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 »