DCCC using Alan “K Street Whore” Grayson to fund other candidates?

    This particular hypocrisy on the part of the Democratic party is almost… pure in its brazenness, really. It goes like so: the Democrats have put together a program called ‘Majority Makers’ where Democrats with good fundraising ability who are expected to win their elections are being tapped to spread some of that raised money around to candidates who aren’t doing so well. This in itself | Read More »

    An Exercise in Intentions: What the Congressional Committee targets tell us about 2012.

    As was discussed in our WPA blog on Friday, the DCCC has released its first list of targeted races for 2012.  The NRCC has also announced some seats targeted for pick-ups.  One of the interesting things to me about these target lists is what they say about the beliefs of the smart people at the two about what the political dynamics of the 2012 cycle | Read More »

    The “NRCC *also* fund-raising off of #OWS” Wednesday open thread.

    Yeah… I think that somehow DCCC chair Steve Israel didn’t think this one all the way through when he came out in support for the Occupy Wall Street ‘movement.’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g1LNGd7uANk Steve Israel Stands With Them. Note that I am utterly unsympathetic to the argument that the OWS movement is merely not being utterly hostile to any random anti-Semites stopping by.  Personally, I take the position | Read More »

    The “NRCC *also* fund-raising off of #OWS” Wednesday open thread.

    Yeah… I think that somehow DCCC chair Steve Israel didn’t think this one all the way through when he came out in support for the Occupy Wall Street ‘movement.’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g1LNGd7uANk Steve Israel Stands With Them. Note that I am utterly unsympathetic to the argument that the OWS movement is merely not being utterly hostile to any random anti-Semites stopping by.  Personally, I take the position | Read More »

    Is Booing Worse than Spitting?

    On President Fast-and-Furious’ campaign/passthisbill/blameRepublicans tour, he repeatedly accused the GOP presidential candidates of homophobia.  Yet, when his own band of misfits, the OccupyThis-and-That crowd, spits on a member of the Coast Guard he is silent.  What kind of message is that sending to his paid Jacobins on the left?  Does Obama think a boo is worse than spitting on an actual person?  This is where | Read More »

    Juan Williams: Defund NPR

    (Via The Daily Caller) Juan Williams, having avoided calling for NPR’s defunding, now supports the move: Even after they fired me, called me a bigot and publicly advised me to only share my thoughts with a psychiatrist, I did not call for defunding NPR. I am a journalist and NPR is an important platform for journalism.

    DCCC desperate to recruit dirty, dirty lobbyists.

    Ach, forgive me: in DCCC chair Steve Israel’s mind former Democratic Congressmen who are now the aforementioned dirty, dirty lobbyists are really just poor souls who have to eat and pay the bills.  They’re also the only hint of a glimpse of a hope that the man has at putting up something like a competitive roster of candidates in 2012, too. See, here’s the underlying | Read More »

    DCCC desperate to recruit dirty, dirty lobbyists.

    Ach, forgive me: in DCCC chair Steve Israel’s mind former Democratic Congressmen who are now the aforementioned dirty, dirty lobbyists are really just poor souls who have to eat and pay the bills.  They’re also the only hint of a glimpse of a hope that the man has at putting up something like a competitive roster of candidates in 2012, too. See, here’s the underlying | Read More »

    Déjà Vu All Over Again – Dems Running on Pelosi for Speaker in 2012

    Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has set his goal for the next election cycle: make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House…again. Apparently Israel missed the recent Gallup poll showing that since 2009 Pelosi’s favorable/unfavorable ratings have diverged faster than the Red Sea. It would be one thing if those negative feelings were coming solely from the Republican | Read More »

    Rep. Steve Israel gets his payoff.

    Back in the day, it was pretty strongly alleged that the Democratic party unceremoniously threatened Rep. Steve Israel in order to keep him from running against appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in her primary this year.  Strenuously denied at the time, of course – remember, this was before the Sestak and Romanoff scandals erupted – but plausible, very plausible.  Both the threats (loss of donor money, | Read More »

    Rep. Steve Israel gets his payoff.

    Back in the day, it was pretty strongly alleged that the Democratic party unceremoniously threatened Rep. Steve Israel in order to keep him from running against appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in her primary this year.  Strenuously denied at the time, of course – remember, this was before the Sestak and Romanoff scandals erupted – but plausible, very plausible.  Both the threats (loss of donor money, | Read More »

    “I believe that this is your donkey?”

    “You delivered him to us in 1992. We thought that you might want him back: as you can see, we made a few improvements.” Come on, guys, it’s a joke. Where’s your sense of humor, Democrats? What’s that? You put it up as collateral to fund your last-minute ad buys? Ah. (via @lash3) Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: No, it’d be kind of silly and childish | Read More »

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    “I believe that this is your donkey?”

    “You delivered him to us in 1992. We thought that you might want him back: as you can see, we made a few improvements.” Come on, guys, it’s a joke. Where’s your sense of humor, Democrats? What’s that? You put it up as collateral to fund your last-minute ad buys? Ah. (via @lash3) Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: No, it’d be kind of silly and childish | Read More »

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    Democratic Death Panel Watch: The Line of Credit.

    Reportedly, the DCCC has acquired a $17 million dollar line of credit for the November elections.  Leaving aside the hilarity of the committee suddenly feeling the need to put in for emergency funds – remember when they were going to crush us with their existing money?  How is that going, anyway – here’s a thought to cheer up people’s weekends: if they have the money, | Read More »

    Democratic Death Panel Watch: The Line of Credit.

    Reportedly, the DCCC has acquired a $17 million dollar line of credit for the November elections.  Leaving aside the hilarity of the committee suddenly feeling the need to put in for emergency funds – remember when they were going to crush us with their existing money?  How is that going, anyway – here’s a thought to cheer up people’s weekends: if they have the money, | Read More »