Setting the Stage

    Something caught our eye in yesterday’s Indianapolis Star profile of incumbent Congressman Brad Ellsworth. According to the Star, “[Ellsworth] loathes publicly criticizing others.” In just one week, he has accused Dan Coats of “lying” and being “unpatriotic.” Sounds like Washington rubbed off on Congressman Ellsworth and criticizing opponents with offensive personal attacks has become second nature. Now he’s called an Indianapolis press conference for the | Read More »

    Giving Substance to the Lies

    There is one thing Democrats and collectivists are especially good at, that’s lying.  If they can’t win on substance, they simply revise history to make their complicity and nonsense programs someone else’s fault.  That is what  House and Senate Democrats are doing now.  They are saying they’re fiscal conservatives.  Such a thing is patently absurd.  Anyone whose paid any attention in the last couple of | 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 »

    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 »

    2010 Democratic Election Themes, via the StarTribune

    For those who doubt the claim the StarTribune is a far left rag, I am taking apart the political stories for today, September 6, 2010, Labor Day to prove the point.  For those unfamiliar with the RedHammerSickle (StarTribune) newspaper, it is a committed part of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party in Minnesota.  It will pretend from time to time to be a neutral voice in the | Read More »

    Charlie Cook says Indiana is a “goner” for Dems

    In National Journal, Charlie Cook writes today, “Turning to the Democratic-held seats, the open seats in Delaware, Indiana, and North Dakota are pretty much goners…” Here’s the full piece. The Senate’s In Play Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 by Charlie Cook http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/print_friendly.php?ID=cr_20100904_3492 For much of this year, it seemed a near mathematical impossibility that Republicans could score the 10-seat net gain needed to flip the Senate, | Read More »

    Downgraded from Nazis

    I guess we should be strangely pleased.    In his column today, the New York Times’ ever-entertaining Eugene Robinson seems to have reluctantly accepted the unthinkable…a major conservative victory in November.    However, he wistfully holds out the hope that poor Nancy Pelosi won’t have to move out of her office.   And the reason behind the upcoming electoral travesty: we, Americans, are spoiled brats. | Read More »

    The Collectivist Bag of Dirty Tricks

    I just wanted to catalog a few of the tactics the collectivists have used in the past couplt of years.  I will refrain from citing the more generic ones, such as calling us racists, bigots, Islamophobes, homophobes, sexists, crazies, and the other sundry and constant labels they like to attach to conservatives and Republicans.  Instead, I want to list the specific kinds of dirty tricks they | Read More »

    Ellsworth’s Gitmo Flip-Flop-Flip

    National security has become a front burner issue in the U.S. Senate race after the release of ‘Judgment’ – Dan Coats’ first television ad of the fall campaign season. In the ad, and on the road this week, Dan has been discussing the contrast between his vigilance and record of service and incumbent Congressman Brad Ellsworth’s dangerously naïve national security record. Visiting with veterans at | Read More »

    A ‘Witness’ Takes the Stand

    This afternoon, incumbent Congressman Ellsworth plans to enlist a leading advocate for the rights of terrorists to defend moving Guantanamo detainees to U.S. soil in a conference call with reporters. But before we get to that, let’s re-cap the past few days. On Friday, Dan Coats released a “smart ad” titled ‘Judgment’ contrasting Congressman Brad Ellsworth’s dangerously naïve record on national security with Dan’s vigilance | Read More »

    WashPost: Ellsworth a “Symbol” of Democrats’ Struggles

    Calling incumbent Congressman Brad Ellsworth a “symbol of [the Democratic] party’s struggles,” following passage a series of unpopular legislation, the Washington Post this morning published a pre-bituary of the Ellsworth campaign more than two months before polls open. Here’s what some of the key portions mean: Ellsworth “has now become the face of the Democrats’ reversal of fortunes across the Midwest.” That is, following their | Read More »

    “Smart Ad”

    John McCormack of the Weekly Standard this morning called ‘Judgment’ – Dan Coats’ first television commercial of the general election cycle – a “smart ad” and “one that other candidates might want to copy.” The Associated Press added Dan is “playing up his experience abroad [as ambassador to Germany] and criticizing his Democratic opponent in his first general election television ad.” They continue, “Coats also | Read More »

    Widespread Panic, Meet the Democratic Party

    The Bureaucratic Democratic Party is hysterical.  There is no other adjective that describes their emotional state more succinctly.  After electing the cleanest, most articulate, brightest president who could turn on and off his negro dialect, they find themselves in a pickle.  Now, remember, following the 2008 election, the Democratic Party was the party of the future.  We were counseled by our elder statesmen that resistance | Read More »

    “Ya Gotta Know When to Fold ‘Em” – An Open Letter to Jason Allen

    Dear Jason, It’s often been said (at least in Texas where I grew up) that anything and everything you needed to know about life could be found in the lyrics of Country music. Now, like most sayings, it’s not true all the time, but that doesn’t mean there’s not at least a kernel or two of truth to it. Been thinking a lot about one 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 »