Census Superbowl Commercial Sells Government Incompetence
We paid $2.5 Million to advertise the fact the the government is a bunch of idiots – sheesh And yes, I get the fact they are trying to be hip and edgy ala The Office / 30 Rock / Parks and Recreation, but this is the freaking census! The fact that we have to advertise to people of a basic constitutional function in a fun | Read More »
Census Bureau’s $2.5 million Super Bowl ad buy right out of a Hollywood movie
Obama administration pays $2.5 million for Census commercial during Super Bowl. cross posted at The Political Class So we are spending $2.5 million dollars so that we can feel better about the Census? Aren’t we broke? Social Security is now broke and in the red. Story here. Moody’s just announced that the United States might lose its AAA credit rating. Link to that news story here. | Read More »
Failure to ID Ft. Hood shooter akin to Democrats’ PC-police vote on illegals?
Headline you never see: Republicans block census citizenship question Another you never see: Democrats block Census citizenship question. The reason you never see the first question as an MSM news headline is that Republicans don’t object to asking the people being counted to determine the apportionment of the political power in this country among the States, the following question on a census form: “Are you | Read More »
Keeping Up with the Nutroots: ‘This is a Remember the Alamo cry’
Ben Smith of Politico has an important piece about a single break out session at the Nutroots convention. As much as I despise liberal activists, they are good at what they do. They are often light years ahead of conservative activists. This is why I found it interesting that Ben Smith, who covers a smorgasbord of topics, would write a full length piece on one | Read More »
How Obama Intends to Control the Census
With a hat tip to my friend David, we know now how Barack Obama intends to turn the Census into a political quagmire without pulling it into the White House. See this from the Washington Times. President Obama is losing a member of his press shop just shy of his first 100 days in office. Ellen Moran, White House communications director, will become chief of | Read More »
2010 Census – the fix is already in
From the WSJ: President Barack Obama Thursday nominated Robert Groves, a sociology professor at the University of Michigan, to be the next director of the Census Bureau …continuing… Mr. Groves, who served as associate director of statistical design at the Census Bureau from 1990 to 1992, is an expert on “sampling,” the practice of adjusting statistics in order to compensate for undercounting. Elections do have | Read More »
Should ACORN Receive Any More Government Money?
Today, there was a hearing on the lessons learned from the 2008 elections and I was there to tell the unexamined story of ACORN. Although ACORN has – routinely and repeatedly violated laws – it has been rewarded by the Democrats with up to $2 billion in taxpayer dollars. This is as outrageous as the bonuses AIG paid to the same executives who ran it | Read More »
Dems ‘Must’ Keep Census Political — ‘Gerrymander and Gender-mander Away!’
Bonnie Erbe, a columnist and blogger for U.S.News and World Report, is keen to make sure that Democrats continue to cheat on re-districting as much as possible. She is insisting that Democrats not fall for a bi-partisan or a fair approach to re-districting and says that the Census should stay “politicized” because, after all, it’s Democrats in power now! So, as far as she is | Read More »
McCain fails to nix D.C. voting rights – Obama will sign
Cross posted to The Political Class. Here we go again: Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, tried unsuccessfully Wednesday afternoon to kill legislation to give the District full voting rights in Congress. Mr. McCain called for a constitutional point of order to question the legality of giving the District voting rights. The vote failed 36-62. Under the legislation proposed in Congress this year, the Democratic-leaning District | Read More »
How is this a rounding error?
I mentioned earlier that the Democrats’ math does not add up when it came to jobs numbers. Congressman Eric Cantor has prepared a chart that shows just how screwed up the White House’s numbers are. The White House attributes the error to a rounding error. That doesn’t quite add up though. Small states have significant deviations from totals by the state versus total by the | Read More »
The Gregg Census: Live free or die
Gregg’s conscience 2, personal ambition 1 Originally published by Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report The reasons for staunch conservative Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) not to take the job of Commerce Secretary in any President’s administration, much less a liberal democrat’s, were always legion: 1) Gregg was one of many republicans that had called for the elimination of the Commerce Department as far | Read More »
The Politicization of the Census Bureau is Not the Change Americans are Looking For
If you watch the news, as I do, viewing can be a pretty discouraging thing these days. Recession, job losses, foreclosures, and the skyrocketing national debt seem to be plastered across every news program. And during these challenging times, the American people expect those who work in Washington to put aside their political weapons and focus on finding solutions to the difficulties we face. In | Read More »
Gregg Withdraws From Commerce Nomination
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) has just withdrawn his name from consideration to be the next Secretary of Commerce. Via Hot Air, Michelle Malkin has Gregg’s statement [emphasis mine]: “However, it has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me. Prior | Read More »
The Latest White House Power Play
Traditionally, it is the function of the Department of Commerce to oversee the nationwide census that is mandated by the Constitution to occur every ten years. But even as the President seeks to convince us that he is trying to reach out and be bipartisan in his approach to Washington by nominating a Republican Senator, Judd Gregg, to serve as Secretary of Commerce, the President | Read More »
UPDATED: Is the Obama census grab unconstitutional? Obama to cook books on census?
Cross posted to The Political Class. UPDATE: Midwesterner at Samizdata.net doesn’t think so, and the argument is persuasive: From reading through Title 13, Chapter 1 it appears obvious to me that the POTUS has no role in the census whatsoever beyond, with Senate approval, selecting the Secretary of Commerce and, also with Senate approval, selecting the Director of the Census who ” shall perform such | Read More »