21 Thoughts and Observations on the Election
1) Obama won by running a divisive wedge issues-based campaign in the right locations, in conjunction with a killer ground game. He ran up huge margins with blacks in VA and OH. He played the amnesty card with Hispanics in CO, NV, and FL. He played the war on women card with white women in NH, WI, and IO. But wedge issues, such as immigration | Read More »
Does Obamacare Cover Butt-Kickings?
Ouch. I don’t know how there can still be undecideds out there, but after debate #1, I think there are less of you.
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Obama Campaign Sues to Disenfranchise Military Voters
[promoted from the diaries as part of the Ambitious Writer's Program] On paper, the lawsuit is filed in federal court as Obama for America v. Husted. If you read the content of the complaint, it should actually be called Obama v. the U.S. Troops. Bloomberg reported on Tuesday: “Obama for America, the U.S. president’s re-election campaign committee, sued two Ohio officials over changes to state law | Read More »
Hope and Change Revisited
Cross-posted: TobyToons.com (Conservative Editorial Cartoons)
Important Issues for November
Cross-Post: TobyToons.com (Right of Center Editorial Cartoons)
Femi-regulars for Rick Santorum
From the diaries Left-leaning elitist pundits are scratching their heads. After two weeks of liberals trying to convince women that Rick Santorum wants to rip the birth control out of their hands and put them in the kitchen, more and more women are supporting Rick Santorum. “How could this be?” they ask. Answer: We are smarter than you think. Let me offer a little primer | Read More »
President wishes to troll GOP debate.
The basic gist of this is as follows: President Barack Obama has requested – please note that word – that he be permitted to address Congress about jobs in a special joint session next Wednesday evening at 8 PM. Unfortunately, the White House is apparently as self-aware about national events as is, say, a brain-damaged basset hound, because it unaccountably missed noticing that there was | Read More »
Rick Perry Insensitive to Barack Obama’s Feelings!
Governor and new Presidential candidate Rick Perry (R, TX), on his priority levels: …if I hurt the president’s feelings, well, with all due respect, I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings. To give the context: the White House has been taking the opportunity offered by Perry’s entrance to the race to take slaps at the candidate. | Read More »
‘Failure of Leadership.’
Fresh from the creative mind of our own Ben Howe comes this latest reminder of precisely how badly we messed up the 2008 Presidential election by picking one of the most inexperienced candidates in history (both in terms of resume, and temperament) to run the country. The entertaining part? Ben didn’t need much more besides a bunch of newspapers clippings and the President’s own words. | Read More »
The DSCC Limited Resources Map.
Consider this map (via Politico) showing what the DSCC calls a “Limited Resource Plan” for the 2012 elections: …which is, of course, being waved around by the DSCC for the purpose of convincing wary Democratic donors that donating money in 2012 to the group that lost seven* Senate seats and struck out on four prime pickups** in 2010 is a good idea. This did | Read More »
New Romney Ad: “Bump in the road.”
[UPDATE]: Nice take on this by one of our diarists. It’s strong; I thought that it might have been a bit long before watching, but there’s nothing in there that doesn’t need to be. Mitt Romney‘s campaign came up with a good one, here. One with a theme that should be repeated by the eventual candidate, at every opportunity. Via Jim Geraghty. Transcript (via email; | Read More »
What Happens When President Obama Gets A Tough [Texas] Question?
What happens when President Obama gets a tough question? We haven’t known the answer to that question because for the past two years, and for the years he campaigned for president before that, President Obama hasn’t received one. Well, Texas WFAA Channel 8 reporter Brad Watson asked him more than one tough question, corrected the President, and generally did what a reporter should do. President | Read More »
Governor Tim Pawlenty Presents His Case
Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) sat with a round table of bloggers this, the second morning of CPAC. Overall impression: Governor Pawlenty was most passionate when discussing foreign policy. He seemed to be offended, as a chief executive, at President Obama’s obvious mishandling of nearly everything foreign policy. He said, “We don’t have the luxury of ignoring the world.” He noted that President Obama spent less | Read More »
New Wikileaks cable?
I’ll be honest: I hesitated to put up this link to what claims to be a Wikileaked cable regarding issues with the US/UK special relationship during the previous administration. I truly did. I have long made it clear that I take our security classification system likely, and I subscribe wholeheartedly to the notion that some things are and should be on a need-to-know basis. In | Read More »
The Point – Doubling Down on Freedom
Much will be made about last night’s election. Massive Republican gains across the board will properly be celebrated by some, but countered by others who think those gains might have been more if we’d just chosen the “right” candidates. You see, to some in the Washington establishment – only they are smart enough to know who the right candidate is. We must have candidates who | Read More »