Stunner in Indiana. Former U.S. Senator Dan Coats comes out of retirement to challenge Evan Bayh.
H/T Hedgehog Report If true and several sources are indicating this, this is a great get for the GOP as Coats is a very strong candidate. I guess Mike Pence will do just fine in the House. Coats is a former U.S. Senator in Indiana who retired in 1998. Coats took over Dan Quayle’s seat after Quayle ascended to the Vice Presidency. I actually like | Read More »
Snowe talking to Dems….again
Oh crap not again. Snowe says she won’t support a bill that goes through reconciliation. So is she going to be the 60th vote on a compromise bill? She had better not jump ship on us. Maybe she has an alterior motive to do so that benefits the GOP. The people are clear they want health care left alone to the people, not the government. | Read More »
Harry Reid turns into George Mitchell?
H/T Hot Air The GOP has threatened to shut down the Senate with infinite amendments. Now Harry Reid is saying that health care is no longer being worked on. Most Dem leaders are saying that they want to have a cooling off period apparently. However, I can’t help to think that this almost mirrors what George Mitchell said and did when Hillarycare died and was put | Read More »
Beau Biden will not run for Senate
Per the Associated Depressed. This comes on top of the Rasmussen poll this morning showing Mike Pence up on Evan Bayh this morning +3. Prospects are looking worse and worse for the Democrats as the 2010 mid terms near. The Scott Brown win is causing a stream of Democratic retirements and GOP upstart candidates to enter the 2010 political contest. Good times.
Incumbent Democrats resort to faking it toward the middle with humility to save their jobs.
DO NOT LET THESE TWO-FACERS GET AWAY WITH THIS. Each GOP challenger should remind the voters how these Democrats voted for a bill to socialize our health care industry, cap and trade, porkulus, etc. Democrats pray on people’s short memories. They will take one position only to take another. Barack Obama is notorious for this as well as other congressmen. Jim Webb was the first by throwing | Read More »
(Update #2) Mike Pence to challenge Evan Bayh for Senate?
There has been some talk of this for some time. Check out this Politico article from December. Bill Kristol floated this possibility and I think it is one that should be entertained. Pence or Mitch Daniels announcing would likely have Bayh go the way of Byron Dorgan. Now Pence is quite high on the House leadership ladder and this would seem to push this into the | Read More »
(UPDATE) This sent tingles down my leg.
Chris Matthews has followed suit to Stu Rothenberg and is predicting that Scott Brown will win tomorrow night. The look on Matthews face is just priceless. (H/T) NRO, Strata Sphere The three bellweather areas I believe Suffolk is alluding to are the routes that go north, south and west out of Boston that comprise the majority of the population in Massachusetts. If Brown is pulling | Read More »
Election Projection predicts Scott Brown to win on Tuesday.
Election Projection is a liberal poll watcher if memory serves me correctly. (Update: It looks like they are not after reading more of their posts.) They are now predicting Scott Brown to win on Tuesday. The last statement sums up the disbelief that is starting to permeate in Democrat circles: Election Projection has followed suit – who can argue with all the polling data giving Brown | Read More »
Mitch McConnell likes Dan Perrin’s strategy. (Updated)
If McConnell does object, we must commend him on this one. It puts the Democrats in a terrible position. — Erick It is looking like Mitch McConnell will object to the appointment of conferees to create a formal conference that would attempt to reconcile the House and Senate versions of Obamacare. Harry Reid is likely to start screaming of the GOP being the party of | Read More »
The Huffington post is reporting that Pelosi is dropping the public option. Pelosi has also said that if health care doesn’t pass by Christmas then the American people will have a New Year’s Day present according to Politico. I’ve said it before. If Obamacare doesn’t pass by Christmas, no bill will pass. Very interesting developments in the last couple of hours. Also, Olympia Snowe is rejecting | Read More »
Reid and Obamacare on fumes
Mitch McConnell has denied Harry Reid’s request that the GOP drop their debate time so staffers and Senators can go home for the weekend. Reid also has a fundraiser that he wants to attend to in New Orleans (what about going to your own home state) because his re-election chances are in the crypt right now. In reality, Dingy Harry is using desperate measures to get | Read More »
I am reminded of the 1982 mini-series “The Thornbirds” starring Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward. “The thornbird at the end of its life impales itself upon a thorn. However, in it’s pain it sings the most beautiful song and the world stops to listen.” Fast forward to 2009. Another breed has come to fruition. It is the thornvulture. It is a foul, horribly corrupt bird that sucks the | Read More »
I WANT NAMES!!! Coburn gets torpedoed by friendly fire
According to the AP, Tom Coburn in an interview has backed off from having the Senate bill read on the floor after being pressured by unnamed GOP colleagues whom would have assisted in having the bill read. Coburn’s reasoning was that aside from pressure from the GOP to step down was that Americans would have a hard time understanding the Senate bill line by line. This | Read More »
(Update) The One Year War
Update: According to The Plum Line, 41 liberal congressmen will oppose any amendment in the final bill that bans abortion funding. Debbie Wasserman-Schulz vows that the Stupak amendment will NOT be in the final bill. Ed Morrissey beautifully illustrates the task ahead here. As we all know, the House passed the Pelosi/Obamacare abomination late last night. The lynch pin that Pelosi used to get this | Read More »
(Update –PASSES) Stupak Amendment going down?
Sounds like Mr. Stupak wasn’t too happy about getting smoked out. Curious that we can’t get a gauge on how strong Stupak’s support is. Lib Dems trying to marginalize Stupak? The way the language reads is kind of vague. It says that the noes won out on not adopting the amendment. Someone clarify this for me as I’m not a politician. It’s going to be | Read More »
PELOSI/STUPAK SHAM ALERT!!
(H/T Ace and NRO) The Stupak amendment looks like it is a sham in helping pro-life Blue Dogs get capital to improve their re-election chances. John Boehner has drilled Charles Rangel wanting a guarantee that the amendment would hold in conference after the bill’s vote. This is the lynch pin that Pelosi is using to pass this bill. Rangel snidely blew Boehner off and then | Read More »
Hoyer says Dems don’t have the votes
Via Hot Air, Haven’t we seen this before again…and again…and again. Pelosi is becoming an irrelevant speaker pretty quickly. Everybody knows she is bluffing but the conservative movement (now including a growing number of seniors and independents) doesn’t take any chances and keeps the heat on. Just one big charade. Wonder if those elections and today’s unemployment numbers had anything to do with this? Nancy, I thought you | Read More »
Northern Virginia going RED???!?!
Per Jim Geraghty over at the Campaign Spot: These Two Rumors Can’t Possibly Be True, Can They? I’m passing these two observations from liberal Virginia bloggers on to readers, but they’re so out of line with expectations, I have a hard time buying them. First, from Not Larry Sabato, about the Virginia delegate races: “SIX SEATS ARE GONE- ANOTHER NINE ARE IN PLAY FOR GOP | Read More »
In regards to fraud worries in NJ
Yes, New Jersey is corrupt. Yes, the ACORN/SEIU/NEA and other big union thugs will do everything to prevent Corzine’s ship from going down. However, Corzine needs to be in essence within 1.5 points of Christie at the most to pull this thing off via fraud. 1% is a large amount of votes in NJ (15-25,000) when you think about it. If polls like Rasmussen, Survey | Read More »
Pelosi and the MSM using the inevitability tactic…again
According to the AP via Yahoo, Nancy Pelosi plans to unveil Obamacare legislation after reaching a deal on “key elements” with moderate Democrats. What these key elements are, who knows. After dissecting the article, this is government run insurance in its purest form, the so called robust public option. No opt-out for the states (that is just a sham anyway) and a nice new tax | Read More »