Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, “Ponzi Mom”
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s website proudly proclaims “as the mother of two young children, Senator Gillibrand knows that working families are struggling in this difficult economy.” But Sen. Gillibrand’s positions regarding the economy don’t support such a statement. When Gillibrand appeared on Meet The Press on April 21, she stated that she refuses to support even the trivial chain “CPI” adjustment of Social Security benefits “because | Read More »
Chris Christie Is Wrong
Once again the GOP is coming to the harsh realization that Northeast Republicans cannot relate to their conservative base. At a 2PM press conference, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie slammed Speaker John Boehner and the Republican House Majority for its failure to pass the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. In his statement, Christie expressed his frustration and disgust with the Speaker and Congress for politicizing such | Read More »
Reid, Murray, Boxer, Schumer, and Gillibrand
Cross posted on Upstate Political Report Would I have been happy if any or all of the first three had been defeated on Tuesday? Of course. Obviously the last two were totally out of reach with them being Democrats from New York. If Jimmy McMillan with his useless platform (which accomplished precisely what it was designed for….to launch his entertainment career) had been the Democrat | Read More »
, Barbara Boxer
, Harry Reid
, Michelle Obama
, New York
, Patty Murray
New York, New York
If we can make it there, We’ll make it anywhere, It’s up to you, New York, New York!!!! Extraordinary times call for extraordinary events. American history is replete with underdogs winning fights, starting with our Revolution in 1775. There was no way American colonists, with such a huge pool of loyalists, were ever going to beat the British. The British were the most powerful country | Read More »
[UPDATE] Pataki passes on Gillibrand challenge
After months of speculation on whether Pataki would challenge Gillibrand, he tells the the Wall Street Journal Tuesday he won’t challenge Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand this fall. Although Pataki would of been in the lead for the Republican primary. A new rasmussen poll released today shows Gillibrand 40% against a Generic Republican 39%.
Dems just now getting around to asking those pesky questions they should have asked months ago
(from a post at St. Lawrence Co. Republitarian) New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Cortland, New York Tuesday, speaking with local business leaders about how to best stimulate local economy. Basically, the idea was to seek grant proposals for money that is already earmarked for the State. The gist: we have x amount of dollars, now let’s decide how to spend it. Now, let’s forget, for the | Read More »
Is the Honeymoon Over?
As the course of the Obama administration continues plowing through the first 100 Days likes a bull in a china shop (or a bear through a stock market), you have to wonder if the post-inauguration high is waning. Beyond the number of cabinet nominees that have had problems (what are we up to now, 6 or 7?), we’re starting to hear about divisiveness in the | Read More »
Schumer on Gillibrand: “Her views will evolve”
Newly minted New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand may have some pressure coming her way from Senate Democrats: One of the funny sidelights of the Gillibrand appointment in New York has been the straightforward expectation from senior Democrats that she will promptly shed the conservative positions she adopted for her conservative congressional district. “Her views will evolve,” Chuck Schumer offered, bluntly, as she stood next to | Read More »
Will Gillibrand Flip on NRA?
She had a safe seat in Congress. Now, she’s looking at a primary. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Governor David Patterson’s choice to succeed Hillary Clinton in the Senate, is going to face intense pressure to renounce her support for the NRA. Having a 100 percent NRA record is safer for an upstate New York congresswoman than for a senator representing the entire state. So will | Read More »