Insiders say Adam Hasner is favorite to win GOP FL-Sen nomination
From the diaries by Erick. Have you contributed to Adam’s campaign yet? Here’s an interesting survey conducted by the St. Pete Times: St. Petersburg Times | The Buzz | The Fla Insider Poll: Adam Hasner is early favorite to win GOP Sen nomination The Times reached out to people who they deemed to be “dozens of smart Florida politicos…the savviest political minds in the state – | Read More »
Mike Haridopolos Needs To Put Whatever He Uses On His Hair Into His Spine
This is embarrasing. This morning, Haridopolos got thrown off a Florida radio show for going wobbly on the Paul Ryan Medicare plan, including not wanting to say yes or no on whether he supports it. Then, his campaign issued a press release, which you can read below the fold. The key nugget of which is this line, “I absolutely support the goals of the Ryan | Read More »
The “Charlie Crist, ambulance chaser” Open Thread.
I know that sometimes, people wonder if the things that they do for the Right, or the Republican party, really make a difference. To that I say: why not ask Charlie Crist? From Florida Governor and presumptive Senator, to ambulance-chasing lawyer ready to serve you. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to put this one up on the wall. Open thread. [UPDATE]: Here’s | Read More »
I’m Supporting Adam Hasner for the Senate
There are a lot of important Senate races shaping up in 2012 and my strong fear is that many tea party activists are going to be so focused on beating Barack Obama — a worthy cause — that they are going to drop the ball on Senate races. I have not really weighed in yet on endorsing any candidates for the United States Senate, but | Read More »
Tea Party Patriots Continuing Revolution Call Went Unanswered
From the diaries by Erick A common theme of the tea party is ‘let’s take our country back’. After Wednesday’s dismal display in Washington, D.C., I submit that it’s time to take our movement back! When the very first tea party call to action rang out, well over a million patriots responded by showing up in our nation’s capitol on September 12, 2009. Subsequently, when | Read More »
Union Reform bills pass in Ohio, Indiana Houses.
In Ohio, the final vote on SB 5 was 53-44; it’s already passed the Ohio Senate, but changes made to the bill require another quick vote on the legislation either today or tomorrow. This particular legislation goes a bit farther than the groundbreaking Wisconsin union reform bill; it redefines collective bargaining privileges for public sector union employees to cover wages only, institutes merit pay for | 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 »
Short Chat With Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL-05)
Promoted from diaries. – Moe Lane Full disclosure. I did not support Richard Nugent during the primary of 2010. I spoke out against him and supported Jason Sager. However he won. The voters spoke. Half-way between the primary and general election, we got to meet face-to-face and we buried the hachet like two adult men (or at least I did). I knew he was going | Read More »
Tags: Congress Is Not A Career Act
, Fair Tax
, Offshore Oil Drilling
, Oil Drilling Moratorium
, Paul Ryan
, Richard Nugent
, Roadmap For America's Future
No More Short-Term Budget CR’s
“Washington politicians of both parties scrambling to put together two and three week plans to keep funding the government, while not fundamentally changing the behavior that has gotten us into this mess to begin with.” Our country faces a brutal reality: for far too long, the federal government has been recklessly spending money it does not have. It is the reason we now have a | Read More »
BREAKING: Rick Scott Wins
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that Governor Rick Scott can reject high-speed rail funds from the federal government. Scott had decided to decline high-speed rail funds for a Tampa to Orlando line and two state legislators sued him. The Florida Supreme Court had put the bipartisan lawsuit filed Tuesday on a fast track because LaHood had given Scott until Friday to accept the money. | Read More »
The Redistricting Battle
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the redistricting battle, then Pejman Yousefzadeh talks about Israel and the UN. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope | Read More »
Tags: Aaron Blake
, Ben Domenech
, Brad Jackson
, Pejman Yousefzadeh
CPAC 2011: Al Cardenas.
He’s the new head of the ACU, and we had a bit of a general talk on that, and CPAC. Al Cardenas has a pretty compelling story: it constantly amazes me why Communist dictatorships were so determined to keep sending us top-shelf immigrants. Oh, right: it’s because Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people.
CPAC 2011: Allen West (R, FL-22).
I may have gloated a little over the “Congressman” bit: but then, FL-22 was one of the ten or so that most of us really, really, really wanted to get last November. Pleasant to have gotten this one, then. Rep. West did a blogger availability and the CPAC keynote speech shortly afterward; you can see part of the first and the whole of the second | Read More »
The rising tide of left-wing violence?
Back about two weeks ago, Media Matters was duly upset about Glenn Beck saying that “there seems to be a mounting call for violence from the left:” [Video not working: sorry.] Oddly: as of 7:37 AM, 12/16/2010, Media Matters has precisely zero to say about would-be class warrior Clay Duke. Clay Duke is, of course, the guy who decided to Fight The Power by walking | Read More »
America’s First Black President Tries to Push Out Another Black Politician
First they came for David Patterson, Governor of New York. Barack Obama and the Democrats ganged up on him and forced him to not seek re-election. Now they’ve come for Kendrick Meeks, or at least Bill Clinton, America’s first black President, has come for Kendrick Meeks, but at the behest of America’s second black President. It started with a story in the Politico. Bill Clinton | Read More »