Failed Earmark Culture Should Not Return
Promoted from the diaries. The 2010 election spurred hundreds of Americans to call for a change in the direction our nation was taking. They were sick of the reckless spending of the Democrat-controlled Congress and they wanted their representative to be above the culture of corruption in Washington, D.C. As a result, November saw 87 new Republicans elected to the House of Representatives with a | Read More »
Politico: excusing in 2012 their lack of foresight about 2010?
I need to push back on this cover-their-rear statement by Politico on the ‘surprise’ flipping of the House of Representatives in 2010. [House Speaker John] Boehner doesn’t play political prognosticator often. But when he does, those close to him say, there’s usually a calculated reason. In April 2010 — almost two years ago exactly — the then-House minority leader said in a radio interview that | Read More »
2010 Election: Denial, Elitism, and Possible Overinterpretation
I’m glad to see that President Obama and the rest of the Democratic leadership don’t get that Tuesday’s massive defeat was a repudiation of Democrat policies. I had thought Democrats would do some honest self-evaluation for at least a few days—as they seemed to do following Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts—before convincing themselves the message was not about them. But this time the denial was | Read More »
The fight didn’t stop yesterday. Take it to the state capitals
Last night was an epic victory for conservatives and Republicans. We pushed back against the arrogant, over-spending Congressional Democrats and, by proxy, President Barack Obama. Much of the commentary has talked about the coming gridlock in Washington. For example, The Economist has described “two years of nothing.” But that’s not true. Even if there is little agreement on jobs and other policies, Congress and state governments will | Read More »
Time is running out for those who believe the Obama lie of spending our way out of a recession. Thankfully, due to the vision of great men and women like you, our nation is facing the truth. Next Tuesday, conservatives are poised to elect strong leaders who will confront the lies and spending in Washington. It’s time to finish strong. We put together a new | Read More »
Senator Thune: the Obama experiment has failed
Giving Democrats more opportunities to manage the economy and spend taxpayer dollars … will only lead to more growth of government bureaucracy, and to national bankruptcy. — Senator John Thune In today’s In this Weekly Republican address, Senator John Thune hits a home run. His speech hits the Obama/Democrats again and again: For campaigning to save the jobs of Democrat politicians instead of spending more | Read More »
Throwing the book at Obama
Throw the book at somebody: to punish or criticize someone as severely as possible. – The Free Dictionary As president Obama tried to rally supporters in Philadelphia to staunch the rising unpopularity of his radical policies before the midterm elections, a book was thrown at him. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reports, the “flying missile narrowly missed hitting the President yesterday.” You can see the book fly by Obam’s | Read More »
“Longest Stretch Since the 1930s”/Second Highest Deficit on Record
With today’s news it’s even clearer: the Obama-Pelosi-Ellsworth economic experiment has failed. Our economy has shed another 95,000 jobs keeping the unemployment rate at 9.6 percent and sending the broader underemployment rate – including those with part-time jobs seeking full-time employment and others who have given up altogether – up to 17.1 percent. What’s even more troubling is our nation’s “jobless rate has now topped | Read More »
Democratic Death Panel Watch, 10/07/2010.
Via Hotline, here are the latest races where the DCCC has begun the euthanasia process: AZ-08. The incumbent is Gabrielle Giffords, facing Jesse Kelly. The DCCC has cut one week’s worth of ad buys, claiming that Giffords doesn’t need its help. Cook rates this race as Leans Democratic; polling is very sparse, but shows a tie. CO-04. The incumbent is Betsy Markey (yes, the one | Read More »
Making ObamaCare an Issue this Fall
Now that we are in the midst of the final sprint of election season 2010, the issues that will decide the election are becoming clearer by the day. It’s about the economy and jobs. It’s about taxes. It should also be about healthcare reform. However, a recent Hotline poll showed Republican campaign insiders downplaying ObamaCare as an issue. We understand why the Republican consultants are | Read More »
Welcome to the 2010 Election campaign cycle!
Yes, everything that has happened up to this point has been the overture, prologue, or whatever other metaphor is most suitable for the reader. This is the time when the rest of the people who will be voting in the midterms will start looking around and paying attention to everything that’s going around them. Which is, of course, their privilege; besides, there’s probably less of | Read More »
‘Revolution in the air,’ forsooth.
Today’s conservative pick-me-up of liberal gloom and despair comes from Brent Budowsky, whose I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-the-blackest-irony piece in the Hill (called “Revolution in the air:” again, forsooth) will provide you with a piquant, yet filling, compliment to your coffee-and-beverage. Budowsky has come to the realization that a: there is an epic-level anger out there with the people running things into the ground and b: everybody is extremely | Read More »
Third-party Hail Marys and the Democratic party.
Very entertaining news from Stu Rothenberg: An unusual number of Democratic candidates running this cycle are basing their victory scenarios on the existence of Independent or third-party candidates in their races. Are their hopes reasonable or are they merely grasping at straws? They’re merely grasping at straws. To skip ahead a bit: …more often than not, Independents and third-party candidates see their support evaporate as | Read More »
PotUS November strategy: fighting where they REALLY ain’t.
This article in the New York Times on the awkward disconnect between the President of the United States and the political party that he’s presumably in charge of is actually… not too bad, really. This, for example, is pretty clear-headed: In 2006 and 2008, Democrats did something that had not been done in American politics since the Great Depression, which is to string together two | Read More »