NY-SEN: Kudlow vs. Schumer?
I’ve suspected for some time now that the California Senate race against Barbara Boxer was basically the high-watermark Senate race for the GOP – that is, the toughest race that has a non-trivial chance to be winnable if everything breaks just right. But the recent withdrawal of Evan Bayh from his own re-election race in Indiana (not as “safe” a seat as Boxer’s, given Indiana’s | Read More »
What’s the Matter with the New York State GOP?
In the wake of Scott Brown’s upset win in Massachusetts, Blue-Chip GOP candidates are coming out of the woodwork around the country. But there seems to be little progress in dark blue New York – at least when it comes to statewide races. With a dearth of good candidates (so far), New York may be one state where Democrats dodge a Republican wave that seems | Read More »
A Stealth Campaign
In 2010 there are a few potentially competitive statewide races in New York. There is the US Senate race with former Blue Dog Democrat turned Obama party shill Kirstin Gillibrand which can be competitive with the right candidate (ex. George Pataki). There is the Governor’s race which could be competitive because of the incompetency of the incumbent Governor with nearly any candidate who can resonate | Read More »
NY POST: “It seems the state is to have no representation in the Senate whatsoever.”
Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand must go, (More evidence to the continuing saga.) From Wednesday’s New York Post: Jelly-brand dummies up Posted: December 23, 2009 What’s up with unelected Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand? She can’t protect New York from the ill effects of Obama Care, and then refuses even to talk about it. Gillibrand? Jelly-brand is more like it. Both Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Paterson say | Read More »
Marvelous political party that you work for, Sen. Gillibrand.
(H/T: Instapundit) Very cognizant of the plight of the working class: …the notoriously chatty New York Democrat referred to a flight attendant as a “b[*]tch” after she ordered him to turn off his phone before takeoff. Schumer and his seatmate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), were chatting on their phones before takeoff when an announcement indicated that it was time to turn off the phones. [snip] | Read More »
Sen. Schumer’s (D, NY) unsurprising tribunal reversal.
Everybody’s overthinking Chuck Schumer’s (D, NY) flip-flop from his 2001 stance on military tribunals: …those who commit acts of war against the United States, particularly those who have no color of citizenship, don’t deserve the same panoply of due process rights that American citizens receive. Should Osama bin Laden be captured alive—and I imagine most Americans hope he won’t be captured alive. But if he is, it is ludicrous to | Read More »
Schumer, Gillibrand, and the Wall Street payoffs.
Via Jen Rubin: Wall Street money rains on Schumer Wall Street has showered nearly $11 million on the Senate since the beginning of the year, and more than 15 percent of it has gone to a single senator: Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York. [snip] Of the $10.6 million the industry has given to sitting senators this year, more than $7.7 million has gone to | Read More »
Breaking: CURRENT(?) DSCC national finance chair arrested for bank fraud.
Hassan Nemazee was more recently a heavy donor and bundler for both the Clinton and Obama Presidential campaigns, bringing in over half a million for the new President; he was also a major bundler for the Presidential Inaugural. NY Businessman Charged With $74 Million Bank Fraud Against Citigroup A New York man was charged with allegedly defrauding Citigroup Inc. (C) out of $74 million in | Read More »
The Farce of the “Level Playing Field”
The Democrats are committed to the idea of a public (read “government”) option for health care payment. When Republicans and Libertarians counter that such a program is just a stepping stone to universal, government-provided health care, Democrats start talking about the “Level-playing-field,” the idea that the government will compete fairly with private insurers. This is a farce: The Democrats know that such a level playing | Read More »
Chuck Schumer Drops the Mask
As noted by Jonah Goldberg, liberal Democrats like Chuck Schumer are now so convinced that 2006 and 2008 have permanently altered the American political landscape that they no longer feel the need to hide their disdain for the things majorities of the American people have supported for decades: “The world has changed,” Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York proclaimed on MSNBC. “The old Reagan | Read More »
Schumer video bragging about cutting pandemic fund surfaces.
Hey, who here thinks that the Nation, ThinkProgress, Washington Monthly, Firedoglake, and the rest of the Journolist stenographers are going to reference this? (For those who can’t see it: it shows Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer bragging about cutting out the very funding that a good number of ostensibly-unrelated Left-bloggers and writers are trying to pin on the GOP, in the person of Senator Susan Collins. | Read More »
Senator Chuck Schumer: pandemic funding ‘little porky things.*’
[UPDATE]: And I thought that I was being harsh. Back in the day, Senator Schumer bragged about removing the funding, in fact. He thought that it was “bipartisan.” He said the compromise hammered out between Senate Democrats and moderate Republicans – which has enough support to get it past any threat of a filibuster – was far better than that passed by the House on | Read More »
MN-SEN: MN Dem chair agrees with Pawlenty, not Schumer
Earlier in the week, I noted that the Democratic strategy with respect to the Minnesota Senate recount between Norm Coleman and Al Franken is to demand that Franken be seated if the state courts rule in his favor. Chuck Schumer was saying it, while the academics on the left were laying out the argument that the federal courts wouldn’t take it. But there is a | Read More »
Washington Becomes Rome
Chuck Schumer wants the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to tell states they have no choice in the use of porkulus funds.Below the fold is the entire letter. It’s is amazing in its reach. In effect, states will have zero discretion in how they spend the money and which parts they take.This stems from Gov. Bobby Jindal and others saying they would not | Read More »
Chuck Schumer: Liar, Propagandist, Anti-American, Killer of Free Speech
Usually I don’t go for the hard-edged treatment of politicians as my headline here does. I don’t often call individuals “liars” and the like, though I’ve been known to do so on occasion. Generally, I prefer to assume that those that oppose my views are truthfully advocating for deep held beliefs and not using lies and obfuscation to get there — some exceptions to that, | Read More »