Want Drama? Follow the TN-03 Race
I’ve been silent on this issue because I’m still undecided. It’s a 8-way race. By all accounts, there are only three or four top contenders, but this is bloody primary. If you like dirty politics, TN-03 is the race to follow. District three encompasses a slice of East Tennessee, and the Democrats can barely get people to turn out for a pancake breakfast. The winner | Read More »
Hey Tommy, What Christmas Gifts Do You Approve Of?
OK, it’s official–I’ve had enough. This whole bruhaha started when former Mike Huckabee campaign chair, Chip Saltsman, gave some fellow RNC members, as a private Christmas gift, a CD of political parodies from the Rush Limbaugh show, written and performed by Paul Shanklin. Because the CD had one track (out of 41 tracks) on it titled “Barack The Magic Negro”, Saltsman promptly was called a “racist” by | Read More »
BREAKING: Special Meeting of the RNC
Acting outside the confines and rules of the Republican National Committee, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) announced its intentions to host a debate for the 6 announced candidates – Mike Duncan, Michael Steele, Saul Anuzis, Ken Blackwell, Katon Dawson, Chip Saltsman – vying for the Republican helm on January 5, 2008. Norquist invited all 168 committee members to the debate, though they will not be permitted to ask any direct questions of the candidates. The committee members’ | Read More »
Chip Saltsman and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
Chip Saltsman stumbled through a series of blunders this week that leaves me wondering if he can be considered a serious contender for Chairman of the Republican National Committee. The first was selecting the CD, We Hate the USA, to distribute to RNC members as a Christmas gift. The song that’s drawing all the negative attention is “Barack, the Magic Negro.” The CD is the | Read More »
Media Bias or Just Personal Incompetence?
Following Mike Duncan’s public statement, Ken Blackwell and Saul Anuzis have now broken their notable silence on “CD gate” — both statements coming over 24 hours after news of the story initially broke. Mirroring much of the public’s response, two of the three total candidates to offer comment have forcefully criticized Saltsman’s actions, yet he still refuses to apologize for the apparent gaffe. When first cornered by The Hill’s Reid Wilson, | Read More »
Chip Saltsman Screws Up. Mike Duncan Overreacts.
To recap: Chip Saltsman sent out a CD of songs to RNC members for Christmas. One of the songs was “Barack the Magic Negro,” a parody featured on Rush Limbaugh. Apparently Mike Duncan does not listen to Rush Limbaugh, nor do the members of the MSM, all of whom are piling on Saltsman. As CNN notes The song, set to the tune of the 1960s | Read More »
Blogging the Right Thing: Elections by Ebay
Chapter 6 of Do the Right Thing is called "Elections by Ebay" and it’s kind of reversal of Chapters 2-5 which focused on policy with a little bit of campaign story sprinkled in. This tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Huckabee campaign. Some of the interesting factoids in here include the fact that when Huckabee started his campaign website, he was receiving sixty online contributions | Read More »
Draft Chip Saltsman for RNC Chair
It’s a time of rebuilding for the Republic and our party in specific. The American people have let their voice resound quite loudly; they have rejected the status quo. As a party we must do the same if we wish to ensure the future of our party. It is easy to sit here and be an arm chair quarterback, and say that we need to | Read More »