Is An Underfunded Pension The Real Reason Behind SEIU’s Sabotage-Tainted Strike?
Nearly a month after the SEIU had its members abandon elderly residents at several Connecticut nursing homes operated by Healthbridge Managment, the SEIU spin machine is going in full gear, even going so far as promoting a story over an elderly resident’s death. Earlier this week Communist Party USA supporter, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro [D-CT] joined her striking campaign contributors on the picket line, telling strikers, “They don’t know | Read More »
Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, and the Terror Threats
What we are finding out this afternoon is that it appears the terrorists are still probing for weaknesses to penetrate this country and kill many Americans. A “manipulated toner cartridge” discovered in cargo set off the bells and whistles. FedEx and UPS have been discovering suspicious packages from overseas throughout the day. Luckily, the planes grounded in Philly and Newark had no explosives on them. | Read More »
Dick Blumenthal lying about death penalty stance.
The death penalty has been an issue in the recent Connecticut gubernatorial election, and it seems to have spilled over into the Senatorial election, too – mostly because Dick Blumenthal can’t be bothered to remember if he started loving the death penalty in 1990, or in 2005. Then again, knowing Blumenthal… he probably decided that he could claim both and get away with it. It’s | Read More »
Dick Blumenthal’s Countrywide problem.
It’s not often that you’ll see a conservative site link approvingly to a Nation article, but these are odd days. The executive summary: in 2008 Countrywide Financial/Bank of America – yes, the same Countrywide that gave sweetheart loans to Senator Dodd of Connecticut, who completely non-coincidentally decided not to run for re-election this year – entered into a 8.6 billion dollar settlement with those of | Read More »
Paging Linda McMahon (R CAND, CT-SEN)…
Ace looks upon this video, and declares it the raw material for Linda’s next campaign ad: …and I heartily agree. For those without video access, it’s from a primary debate between Dick Blumenthal and Merrik Alpert. Alpert pointed out, in so many words, that under Dick’s tenure as Attorney General Connecticut was one of two states* to have a net loss of jobs. And then | Read More »
The Inexorable McMahon Job-Creation Ad.
If you missed Dick Blumenthal’s incredibly clueless answer to Linda McMahon’s simple question “How do you create a job?” at the last debate, don’t worry: the McMahon campaign has had boiled it down to a television ad. And in the process they managed to do what was I would have thought would be the impossible; they managed to cram two minutes of idiocy into a | Read More »
McMahon wins debate – Blumenthal stumped on how to create a job
Left-leaning main stream media pundits called last night’s debate between Linda McMahon and Dick Blumenthal a draw. It wasn’t. Political neophyte McMahon not only held her own against career politician Blumenthal. She whipped Connecticut’s longtime attorney general. The decisive moment in last night’s debate between Connecticut’s U.S. Senatorial candidates Linda McMahon and Dick Blumenthal came when McMahon asked Blumenthal a simple question: “How do you create a job?” | Read More »
So, DSCC: which candidate will you abandon…
…to firewall Connecticut? Propelled by Connecticut likely voters who say they are “angry” with government, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate, is closing in on Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat, and now trails just 49 – 46 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 51 – 45 percent Blumenthal lead in a September 14 | Read More »
Rasmussen: McMahon (R CAND, CT-SEN) within five.
Update from Erick: Learn something new every day. Thanks to all the readers who have pointed out that this race is inside the margin of error. I always assumed that in a 4.5% margin of error, the race could go 2.25% either way for each candidate. But lots of readers are pointing out that a 4.5% margin of error goes to each candidate so each | Read More »
Dick Blumenthal (D CAND, CT-SEN) lies on cap-and-trade support.
Lying, in fact, is the best-case scenario. What happened is that Dick Blumenthal, when asked point-blank whether he supported cap-and-trade, told a constituent ‘no.’ Surprisingly unambiguously, as the video below shows: Note the ‘cap-and-trade is dead’ bit: it’ll be important later.
DOOM declared in CT by… Journal Inquirer.
I don’t pretend to be familiar with Connecticut newspapers, but judging from this article the J-I must be a Democratic-leaning one: there’s a palpable sense of angry disbelief that… that… that Linda McMahon could possibly be wrecking Dick Blumenthal’s smooth ascension to Countrywide Dodd’s Senate seat. I mean, the author’s saying stuff about Blumenthal that I might hesitate to write, given that he’s – for | Read More »
Meet Linda McMahon (R CAND, CT-SEN).
Linda, of course, is running against CT AG Dick Blumenthal, who rather famously lied about his war record a few months back. We talked earlier today about the steadily-tightening race in Connecticut: Linda has sites here and here; the latter is her MyLinda2010 site, and is geared towards activism. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
CT-SEN starts to reset.
A funny thing happened in Connecticut lately: the Senate race started tightening. This Reuters article about the likely McMahon/Blumenthal match-up contains at least one major howler – to the best of my knowledge, Linda McMahon has never been an actual professional wrestler* – but the major point seems valid: McMahon has made up considerable ground in the last few months. Of particular note is the | Read More »
Joe Biden Opens His Mouth: Dick Blumenthal edition.
It’s enough to make you wonder whether the White House wants the Democrats to keep Dodd’s seat: Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday took an unexpected dig at Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) for misstating his military service record. While speaking at a barbecue for wounded soldiers, he commented about veterans coming home from the Vietnam War. Biden, who has a penchant for being | Read More »
Fiorina Allies and the Los Angeles Times Try to Dick Blumenthal Chuck DeVore
Today in California, we’re seeing how desperate the NRSC’s handpicked candidate, Carly Fiorina, really is. Despite massive monetary advantages in her campaign, mostly thanks to writing herself checks and getting the blessing from the NRSC’s Rob Jesmer and his ilk, she still performs worse than Chuck DeVore against Barbara Boxer, and she’s lost the momentum in the race. So in a last ditch effort to | Read More »