Perry catapults to lead in Iowa caucus with latest poll, Karl Rove and GOP establishment sour grapes attacks actually help Perry.
From We Ask America: Rick Perry 29% Michele Bachmann 17% Mitt Romney 15% (13%) Ron Paul 8% (5%) Sarah Palin 7% (14%) Herman Cain 5% Newt Gingrich 5% (14%) Rick Santorum 4% Jon Huntsman 1% None of these 9% Also, in a poll by a wide margin, the potential candidate that people would least like to get the nomination is Sarah Palin. (Sigh) Awful what | Read More »
Political musings of the day: Establishment scheming, telling the truth is not presidential, a bolt from the blue?
Whoa. This Ryan thing is more serious than I thought. I had dismissed this when I heard this but now. If he runs, I will be torn in two since I am 100% all in for Rick Perry. I really wanted Paul Ryan to run but he doesn’t have any type of serious network like Romney or Perry…or so it would seem. Here is the | Read More »
WI recall — Get out and vote today.
Here’s how you can help GOTV in Wisconsin. Simac is looking very good in District 12. Two polls that were released yesterday by the Daily Kos and We Ask America were heavily weighted toward Democrats. Steve Eggleston from the Green Room at Hot Air breaks it down nicely: The big difference is, as is often the case, the partisan weighting. PPP/DKos has the Democrat/Republican/”independent” ratio | Read More »
He’s the man: If the first day in the race is any indication, Rick Perry will win the nomination
New Hampshire doesn’t look like it’s in the bag for Romney any longer: “I feel right at home amongst people whose motto is ‘Live free or die,’ ” Perry told more than 100 Granite State voters last night in N.H. Deputy House Speaker Pam Tucker’s back yard in Greenland. “I intend to compete for every vote in every state. This isn’t a strategy just to | Read More »
GOP is surging in Wisconsin recall races. Everyone in the WI recall districts, please vote today.
(H/T Hedgehog Report) Per PPP which is the pollster for the liberal blog, The Daily Kos. STATE SENATE – WISCONSIN – D32 Jennifer Shilling (D) 54% Dan Kapanke (R-inc) 43% STATE SENATE – WISCONSIN – D18 Randy Hopper (R-inc) 49% Jessica King (D) 48% STATE SENATE – WISCONSIN – D10 Sheila Harsdorf (R-inc) 54% Shelly Moore (D) 42% STATE SENATE – WISCONSIN – D14 Luther | Read More »
The choice our people will have to make in the 2012 elections.
Sometimes a picture is needed, courtesy of Heritage.org is needed to demonstrate how screwed this country is if the status quo of political establishment politics as usual remains unaltered. By 2049, entitlements alone will consume all the country’s tax revenue. All of this was compiled by Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. The alternatives from the liberal left result in destruction of our country: Raise taxes | Read More »
The Bushification of Rick Perry Begins
We saw this with President Bush during his entire presidency. Oh, the left did this to Reagan too. Looks like the left is already lining their sights up on Rick Perry. Their meme? Perry is stupid because he didn’t get good grades in college. On top of that, they are throwing gay smears against him as well. Of course, Obama hasn’t released his college transcripts | Read More »
S&P delivers a hammer blow to the Obama presidency and graciously tells America — “It’s time for you to be responsible for yourselves and embrace what made you a great nation.”
What a fun day the markets have lined up for Monday. I don’t expect it to be pretty but predicting what markets will do? Isaac Newton said it best: “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.” It’s The Spending, Stupid It has also been very comical watching the liberals and the MSM in quite the frantic spin-mode trying | Read More »
Winning the 2012 Presidency and Senate = Major, upfront, real cuts NOW (Fiscal-year budgets cannot be filabustered in the Senate)
Thank you Dick Durbin for reminding me of this. I’ve been focused on touting a BBA for so long now that I completely forgot this very potent means to get our financial house in order. So, assuming the GOP wins the executive branch and Senate, can you imagine the terrorist cries from the left? Power of the Purse — Powerless To Stop This What I | Read More »
Curse these Tea Party congressmen! They can’t be bought!
I had to post this because it is a much needed laugh with the conclusion of this political fight. H/T Ace: Courtesy of Brian Williams and Andrea Mitchell at NBC – W Andrea, you’ve seen ‘em come and seen ‘em go. This has hardly been a profile in courage. Have you ever seen anything like this?M … Now its stalemate, its gridlock. And I’ve never | Read More »
A negotiating primer with lessons learned for future use, the positive direction the country has been pushed in, and MSM/liberal/political establishment caterwauling of the Tea Party’s rise
I am sure everyone has an idea how to negotiate. Heck, we start doing it when we are little kids. This debt ceiling fight has been truly beneficial. Barack Obama and Democrats have been hurt enormously from a political prospective as a result of this fight. From my standpoint, I have learned A LOT. It has been fascinating to see these political negotiations play out | Read More »
What the debt ceiling fight taught us: Bleed the GOP establishment, government loving swamp through primaries and watch your elected officials very, very closely.
When Someone Cannot Be Trusted, They Have To Be Watched. So disappointing and infuriating at the same time. Maybe I’m just overreacting to this news of Boehner’s bill being written largely by aides of Reid and McConnell. I thought bills were to be written and originated by House members, not the Senate. Yeah, we got played….again. I’m going to give the Tea Party conservative freshmen | Read More »
Final, bold, or maybe not so bold(?) prediction: Reid will let Boehner bill pass unamended by simple majority vote
I know, that may make some people mad in here. Let me explain: As it stands right now, Reid has no give from his far left wing of Senators on cutting spending to negotiate a deal with McConnell. He has the enormous public problem of the Senate having done nothing and time is running out. The GOP has enormous negotiating leverage from Boehner structuring the | Read More »
When the House votes on the Reid bill before the Senate does, vote the Reid bill through with the attached Lee-Cornyn-Hatch BBA.
As Erick said, the Lee-Cornyn-Hatch BBA. Jeff Flake, you will win that Senate seat in Arizona hands down. If any of you missed it, Jeff Flake said he would attach a BBA to Reid’s bill and send it back to him. Yesterday was an amazing day. Because of a group of Tea Party conservatives by holding out were able to get John Boehner to include | Read More »
(Update, Update #2, Update #3 — confirmation? Update #4 — Reid tables Boehner bill, needing GOP Senator support, melt the phones) Am I crazy? I think Reid is trapped
Update: Andy Stiles is reporting that Reid will TABLE Boehner’s legislation. Oh Harry, you’re digging your majority’s grave even deeper. Update #2: One of the best analytical pieces ever courtesy of Hotair. Some highlights: The GOP is going to extract as much spending cuts from the Democrats for taking the debt ceiling past the 2012 election. Using BBA could yield additional cuts. There are plenty | Read More »
A colassal, strong negotiation card. Bringing up the debt ceiling prior to the 2012 elections. This is where everything hinges on.
All is not lost. The GOP MUST NOT CAVE HERE in giving away this card to Reid and the Democrats. Actually, did we just stumble into a golden nugget here? Have you seen the White House calling Boehner the Grinch because this will come up again (of course Boehner’s plan brings up the debt ceiling issue again in February 2012). This is where it all | Read More »
Okay, time to compromise. CCB, $5.3 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years. Balls in your court Harry Reid.
Okay, so the break I took was short but I couldn’t help myself here. Sometimes it takes a novice like myself in these political negotiation games to see clearly. I like John Boehner. He’s a well meaning man but he’s been a little too nice here and it has caused him to make a tactical negotiation mistake. He became focused on a getting a bill | Read More »
Cooling our heads. Obama, Reid and the Democrats are using a classic divide-and-conquer strategy. This is all about the 2012 elections
This will be probably the longest post I have ever written and will be my last for a while. I need a break Looks like John Boehner has the votes. However, one very key thing I want to point out here: Here’s what one reliable source, a senior Democratic aide, wrote back: I can see it both ways- Good: – It will demonstrate a level | Read More »
A GOP House deal that solves everything, would force Reid and Obama to sign on, and saves our credit rating from downgrade
So let’s take everything into what is agreed on and the sticking points: Points of Agreement No taxes (with the exception of Obama) Spending cuts (this one obviously could be argumentive as the Democrats really aren’t for spending cuts.) Sticking points The GOP wants another vote in 2012 to keep the spending/debt ceiling issue in front of Americans. Obama and Reid want this to extend | Read More »
Beware of misplaced anger: The problem is not Boehner or the GOP, it’s the Democrats
The problem is Democrats, but the biggest one? President 2-Term at any cost, even refusing bipartisan agreements and wrecking a country. Is this guy trying to make a 14th amendment play? You’re playing with impeachment, Champ. I’m not really that happy with how this has all turned out. However, there is without a doubt in my minf just how hard Democrats in Congress will cling | Read More »