OfA, DNC ‘Call Out’ Steele in New Web Video
Organizing for America, the increasingly combative political operation of the White House, today unveiled a new web video targeting Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele, charging the Republican Party chief with “siding with Washington elites and insurance companies and playing political games to kill reform.” The latest installment in OfA’s “call ‘em out” campaign—a call to arms of sorts for complacent allies of President | Read More »
Reviewing the September fundraising numbers.
It’s that time again. Short version: RNC beat DNC, but DSCC & DCCC significantly outraised their counterparts – sufficiently so that the Democrats raised more overall for the month. When debt is factored in, the Democrats also went from being significantly behind on cash-on-hand to being slightly ahead. That being said: the RNC and NRCC are both reporting significant increases in small-person donors. Raised CoH | Read More »
White House pulls DNC ad to mollify… Bob Dole.
How worried is the White House that it doesn’t have any Republican support for its health care rationing bill? WASHINGTON (Oct 11) – The Democratic National Committee is canceling a television ad touting GOP support for health care reform after protests from one of the Republicans mentioned, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. [snip] Dole told ABC News on Sunday that he objected to the | Read More »
Defining “Republican Party” to include prominent Lefties, of course.
Wow, this is off-message. The DNC: “The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists – the Taliban and Hamas this morning – in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize,” DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told POLITICO. Meet some terrorist lot thrower-inners. Glenn Greenwald: there are simply no meaningful “peace” accomplishment in his record — at least not yet — | Read More »
The Politics of PACs
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, whose decision not to seek a third term as governor sparked immense speculation among Republicans about a 2012 campaign, announced today he will launch the “Freedom First” PAC in early November, granting him the opportunity to curry favor among the party faithful by raising and transferring sums of money to state and federal Republican candidates. After launching a website last week describing Pawlenty | Read More »
Reviewing the August Fundraising numbers.
Wouldn’t you know it: I decide not to do anything consequential and the fundraising numbers become available. Short version: the GOP out-raised the Democrats for the first time since April; the NRSC beat out the DSCC for the second month; the NRCC continues to stay essentially tied with the DCCC; and the Democrats aren’t paying their debt down. Raised CoH Debts RNC 7.87 20.97 0.00 | Read More »
Lamar! Czar! …and that joke will get old fast.
Suffice it to say that Senator Alexander (R, TN) is amused at the DNC’s decision to play Teh GREAT Internetz Defenderz!!!11!1ONE!1!!!!11!: (Via @nicklaus) Hard not to be amused: it’s not every day that you see a major party organization threaten to unleash a “rain of hellfire” on health care rationing opponents. Or, as we here in Reality Non-Unicorn like to call them, “56% of the | Read More »
The DNC goes after a peculiar demographic: Bush voters.
I hope that they spent money on this: Look, I think that George W. Bush’s current unpopularity among the American people is a bit unfair, but I recognize that it exists – so trying to excuse the current President’s habit of doing end-runs around the nomination process because he’s just like Bush* is, well, dumb. The majority of the populace will react badly to the | Read More »
Fight Back: DNC Raises over $1 million from Wilson’s Comment.
In response to Erick’s post about donating to Joe Wilson (R-SC) after shouting “You lie!” at Obama, I am posting this diary to urge donations to the RNC. According to Politico, the DNC has raised over $1 million from Wilson’s comments. http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0909/A_milliondollar_day_for_the_DNC.html Now, we need to fight back. We can’t let them benefit from our telling the truth. If we want to win, we have | Read More »
When I Want Your Opinion, I Will Give It To You*
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, Mike Haltman *Laurence J Peter, author of The Peter Principal, A book which is 100% applicable to Washington, DC (unfortunately for all of us right, left and middle): “In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence … in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry | Read More »
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, Howard Dean
, Personal Responsibility
, political opinion
, Van Jones
So, the DNC declares that Cheney’s a proponent of torture.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Explicitly, and as part of the pushback to the Cheney interview where the former Vice President weighed the current President in the balance, and found him wanting. Democrats hit back just minutes after Cheney’s interview aired. The Democratic National Committee fired off an e-mail to reporters disputing Cheney’s argument that the CIA records released last week showed the enhanced interrogation techniques | Read More »
Reviewing the July Fundraising numbers.
Short version: Democrats had a good month for the DNC – they beat out the RNC for a change – which was enough to let them end with a edge in amount raised and total cash-on-hand of a couple million. Fortunately, July fundraising for the congressional and senatorial committees was not a repeat of June’s: despite their having a significant edge in membership, the DSCC | Read More »
DNC Admits Barack Obama WAS Collecting Information on People Via Flag@Whitehouse.gov
Greg Sargent, doing his part as a mouthpiece for the online left, is trying his best to deflect concerns over firstname.lastname@example.org, but in the process reveals that Democrats are now admitting the White House collected data on individuals from email@example.com.Here’s the deal — and you’ll have to pardon wading through the stupid that is Greg Sargent regurgitating DNC talking points:John Cornyn has a contact form | Read More »
Hari Sevugan and the DNC are Fools or Liars
Hari Sevugan is the Democrats’ spokesperson at the DNC. Sevugan is the one responsible for suggesting Eric Cantor supported or, more precisely “fanned the flames” on Nazi-ish conduct among Obamacare opponents. Nevermind that Cantor is Jewish. And nevermind that Cantor was in Israel and unable to respond at the time.Sevugan is now either lying or just foolish. Either way, the DNC and Barack Obama are | Read More »
Obama’s Doublespeak on Single-Payer Health Care Systems
At a health care town hall today, President Barack Obama told a New Hampshire audience that he has never claimed to be an advocate of a single-payer health care system, alleging that his Republican opponents were employing “scare tactics” to derail substantive health care reform. “I have not said that I am a supporter of a single-payer system,” he said, channeling former presidential contender John | Read More »