What does it mean to be a Republican?
“When both party establishments have, over the past decade, set us on a course for creeping nanny state fascism and socialism, I am no longer prepared to accept that it is just politics.”First, let’s get this out of the way. The news today of Parker Griffith becoming a Republican is a huge blow for Nancy Pelosi and one that her own party is, tonight, blaming | Read More »
BREAKING: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP
Rep. Parker Griffith, an Alabama Democrat is switching to the GOP today.That is a huge blow to Barack Obama. Griffith was an extremely endangered Democrat.We should now hope him be an extremely endangered Republican in a primary. We will not fix the GOP’s problems if we keep allowing people who are not one of us to suddenly switch the letter next to their name and | Read More »
Patty Murray; Arrogant and Ignorant
Just because Patty Murray represents Washington in the US Senate, it doesn’t mean she should be insulting the residents of the great State of Alabama. As reported in The Daily Weekly: With the Dreamliner finally up in the air, one could almost forget the unending controversy swirling in Boeing’s turbines.First there’s that little move to South Carolina planned to actually build the Dreamliner. But also | Read More »
Jesse Jackson calls Artur Davis (D-AL) UNCLE TOM [updated]
not so much in those exact words, of course!! But none-the-less Jackson said of Artur Davis (D-AL) “you can’t vote against Health Care and call yourself a Black man.” (story here, more) I guess Jackson has forgotten King’s (“Can’t we all just get along?” – oops, wrong King but those work too) words….
, Artur Davis
, Bill O'Reilly
, Health Care
, Jesse Jackson
, juan williams
, race baiting
, uncle tom
Democrats Begin Eating Their Own
It was only a matter of time before it started. The Democrats are beginning to turn on each other as their poll numbers sink and Republicans’ numbers start to rise.John Adler (D, NJ) says the healthcare legislation is bad for America. And he doesn’t care whether there’s a public option in it or not.The Weekly Standard notes”The bill that’s coming through the House, with or | Read More »
The Honorable Congressman Parker Griffith Responds to RMJ.
I wrote the Good Pay-Dawg Democrat who represents me in Congress a rather heartfelt and somewhat challenging letter regarding the Obamacare fiasco on its way through the Waxman Committee as we speak. He responded back. Presented w/o further comment, Congressman Parker Griffith.
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An Open Letter To The Honorable Congressman Parker Griffith
I understand well that you perform a difficult and vital duty for the preservation of American Democracy. I understand the value of your time and thusly do not write you today to expend it unduly on matters not worthy of immediate attention.
I humbly request that you please use your vote, your voice and all of your profound and venerable influence to postpone the vote on H.R. 3200 until at least the next Fiscal Year. This bill, if enacted, will substantially raise the barrier to success that every small entrepreneur must face when she or he takes the plunge and hangs out a shingle.
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Signs You’re a Right-Wing Extremist
Overheard at a Tea Party in Alabama… The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. –Thomas Jefferson Plus, Stephen Gordon riffs on you might be a right-wing extremist if… Read More
Meet Martha Roby (AL-02).
I was going to wait until Ms. Roby had a campaign website up – she only announced last week, and this was Memorial Day weekend – but apparently the local Democrats are already beginning to play the “create multiple accounts and go after her for being a mom*” in local comment sections, so best to get this up now. So. AL-02. R+16 in the Cook | Read More »
The Committeeman Project: Alabama → Arkansas
Update (05/14/2009): A little change; I’ve decided to concentrate the number of precincts per county first and the number of currently serving Committeemen in each county before drilling down to the precinct level. What is the Committeeman Project? Read all about it here. Achance’s comment here neatly captures one of the whys of what we’re doing; returning control of the GOP back to the base | Read More »
Race Baiting Alabama Councilman Plies Faux Outrage Over Confederate Flags on Graves
The cool thing about attacking someone that’s been dead for over 100 years is that they can’t fight back. The other cool thing is that you can use them to fuel your race baiting so that you can get some cheap publicity, get noticed, or play the faux “civil rights leader” on TV. Such is the case in Auburn, Alabama where a city councilman decided | Read More »
Bachus and Young Might Face No-Confidence Votes
John Bresnahan writes that the Republican Steering Committe might put up Rep. Spencer Bachus (Alabama-6), who is the Ranking Minority Member of the House Financial Services Committee, for a “No-Confidence” Vote. The vote would take place today or tomorrow and Bresnahan’s sources indicated that a vote was likely. Bachus was a proponent of the bailout and has been criticized by many Republicans for his support. | Read More »
, Charlie Rangel
, don young
, jeff flake
, New York
, Spencer Bachus
, U.S. House
Parker Griffith Does Spin On His Answer
Parker Griffith is the Democrat in North Alabama who said America’s greatest enemy is America.Well, he is in full-bore coverup mode now.Parker Griffith claims his remarks were taken out of context. He says “I don’t think anyone in the room misunderstood what I was saying,” Griffith said. “I was in a room full of Baptist ministers, and we were talking about religion, not matters of | Read More »
BREAKING: Democrat Candidate Says “America’s Greatest Enemy Is America.”
In Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Parker Griffith is out to educate voters on who America’s greatest enemy is.According to Parker, “America’s greatest enemy is America and its materialism.” Note: I had it as “imperialism,” but according to the source who provided it, it was “materialism” not “imperialism.”Speaking to the Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association on September 15th, Parker decided to give everyone a clue on | Read More »
Daily Polling Shows McCain Gains
Yesterday, I noted that the two major tracking polls showed a tie in the national race for President. I wanted more recent state polls in order to validate those national result. Today, they started coming in.First, if you add any pollster site to your blogroll, it should be fivethirtyeight. Yes, he’s an Obama supporter but he’s better at working with this data and presenting it | Read More »