Please, Democrats: go ahead and embrace Obamacare.
Contra Jill Lawrence of the National Journal, it’s not so much that Democrats don’t grasp the theoretical need for this kind of strategy: The political case for “Obamacare” is going to have to be made by advocacy groups, party committees and politicians themselves. And it will have to be made non-stop via every viral and high-profile means available, at an intensity level that matches the | Read More »
DWS Caught Fibbing as the DNC Throws Israel Under the Bus
As something of a political junkie, I must admit that I’ve seen some pretty ridiculous statements over the years. Politicians do, after all, twist and turn like twisty-turny things in their efforts to make the untrue true.* However, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s recent statement about the GOP and Israel has got to be among the most patently false statements of this whole campaign. Philip Klein of the | Read More »
Charlotte Democratic convention’s appeal simply becoming more selective*.
It would appear that the Democratic party cannot afford a fourth day of festivities, to the point where they’re going to cancel their orignial kickoff event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But don’t worry: the ceremonial anointing of The One will still be taking place at the Bank of America Stadium. Hold on, let me repeat that, for the benefit of the six remaining progressives | Read More »
Ricardo Sanchez drops out of TX-SEN Democratic primary…
Instapundit has reminded me of this story about retired General Ricardo Sanchez’s dropping out of the Democratic TX-SEN primary. The very short version: Sanchez was the handpicked recruit of the DSCC, much to the cynical amusement of hardcore partisan Republicans who looked forward to savaging rabidly anti-war DSCC chair Patty Murray for recruiting and running the guy who ran the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. And | Read More »
The Tuesday Weinergate Democratic screaming match.
If you have ever wondered why the GOP leadership’s first instinct in time of scandal* is to immediately jettison the offenders (whether they like it or not)… well, there’s a reason for that: it rarely gets better if you let things fester. Case in point… Politico reports that a Democratic caucus Tuesday devolved into a bit of a screaming match; Rep. Bill Pascrell of New | Read More »
Debbie Downer’s bad first month as DNC Chair.
(Via Hot Air) The Politico is just now starting to realize just how big a boon DNC chair Debbie Downer (aka Debbie Wasserman Schultz) is… for the Republican Party: She’s accused Republicans of wanting to reinstate segregation and of waging a “war on women.” She has asserted, somewhat nonsensically, that the GOP wants to make illegal immigration — by definition against the law — “a | Read More »
Union dues reform bill passes Florida House.
The bill in question is HB 1021, and it is designed to get government out of union’s business by: banning automatic dues collection for public sector unions; and requiring union leadership to get permission from individual members before using those dues for partisan politicking. The bill passed 74-40, despite the rather strenuous objections of Big Labor: a similar bill (SB 830) is making its way | Read More »
The Silent Shift
Promoted from the diaries by Bill Often some of the most interesting stories are the ones not told. Such a tale is being deliberately ignored by the Democratic Party-run media. This tale is a shift in identification and perception so rapid and deep, it foretells serious continued losses for the Left in this country. Since George W. Bush won in 2004, the Party-run media and | Read More »
The Democratic knives come out in the House.
And, like all entertaining wars to the knife, this one has multiple factions. The ‘moderates’ blame the liberals for walking all over them; the liberals blame the moderates for going along with passing bad ideas like the stimulus, cap-and-trade, and Obamacare; the idiots (this may be a subgroup: there’s a bit of an overlap here with the first two groups) are claiming that this entire | Read More »
My Green Jobs suggestions.
You know, at first I was probably just a touch annoyed that the White House has spent billions – this is not an exaggeration; billions – on encouraging ‘green jobs’ without knowing what the heck a green job is: Buried deep inside a federal newsletter on March 16 was something called a “notice of solicitation of comments” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the | Read More »
Jay Inslee (D, WA) uses lobbyist letter for Net Neutrality push.
I believe that the technical term for this is “Oops.” A letter that Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., is circulating on Capitol Hill expressing gushing support for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s controversial proposal to subject broadband to tougher regulation wasn’t written by the congressman. How do we know? Digital fingerprints left by the author, Ben Scott, policy director of Free Press, a media watchdog. (H/T: Ed | Read More »