100 Billion Dollar Backlash
Promoted from the diaries by Dan Spencer. “We will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone,” plainly reads a section now under much scrutiny in the House Republican’s ‘A Pledge to America.’ It was a section that was written by the now Majority Whip, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California’s 22nd district. Unfortunately an | Read More »
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, Ali A. Akbar
, Eric Cantor
, John Boehner
, Kevin McCarthy
, media bias
, Paul Ryan
, Tim Scott
Washington is Leaking Oil
Washington is Leaking Oil By: Herman Cain December 5, 2010 My first car as a teenager was an old car with a lot of problems, but at least it was functional. It had an oil leak and I could not afford to get the leak fixed. It was cheaper for me to add oil occasionally to prevent the engine from totally locking up, or worse | Read More »
Could the Missouri Carnahan dynasty be at an end?
It’s been a good week to be a Republican in Missouri. Senator-elect Roy Blunt soundly defeated MO Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, beating her by 13 percentage points statewide, and winning every county in Missouri except St. Louis (city and county) and Jackson (Kansas City). Republican candidates scored wins in most parts of the state except the Democrat strongholds mentioned above, where incumbents such as | Read More »
Stopping Sarah Palin
Much has been made of this story about Republicans attacking Sarah Palin and trying to stop her. There have been some ferocious denials today about it. Many would-be 2012 candidates have denounced it, etc. Here are the facts: there is a significant, though small contingent of heavily anti-Palin forces at the upper echelons of the Establishment GOP in Washington. A good number of them are | Read More »
The Democrats’ Appropriate New Logo
I’ve designed a logo here and there (for friends and family) and one thing I’ve always kept in mind in that line is the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle. In other words, “less is more” – the less complicated, the easier it is to remember, the better for the brand and for the customer. But sometimes less is just less. Take the Democrats’ (please!) | Read More »
Who are you calling extreme, Dems?
Incumbent Democrats are desperate — increasingly aware the public’s taste for their brand of change has waned. Some, in generally conservative districts and states, are reaching for the mantle of the moderate; others, like those in reliably Democratic areas, have not yet begun backsliding on the president on the issues of health care reform and spending. But all — no matter how comfortable their lead | Read More »
Running Against Presidents: Obama Concedes 2010 To The GOP
[update-I just saw this LA Times piece which actually explains why the Dems aren't running on their record of accomplishments...heh] There’s no other conclusion to draw. President Obama, on the heels of so many historic legislative accomplishments, continues instead with his strategy of hoping to inspire the Democrat base with the energy and verve he thinks they’ll derive from the steady drumbeat of hammering on | Read More »
Why the White House needs to worry about Proposition C.
Read up on reports of the results of Tuesday’s vote on Missouri’s Proposition C* and you’re going to notice what James Taranto did: there’s an urge to declare the vote ‘largely symbolic‘ (amusingly, this includes Taranto’s own Wall Street Journal, or at least the portions of it that aren’t part of the opinion section). This is generally political-speak for ‘the voting public just kicked our | Read More »
Minorities and the GOP: not yet DOOM?
Sean Trende over at RCP finds something interesting going on with minority polling. The basic numbers at the heart of what may or may not be an important trend are these: the exit poll numbers for 2004/2008. 2004 2008 Voters GOP Dem GOP Dem African American 10 89 5 93 Hispanic 44 55 29 68 As Sean notes, how these numbers shake out in future | Read More »
GOP shuts down deficit-increasing ‘jobs’ bill.
Ace of Spades HQ sums up wonderfully (if originally profanely) the destruction of that 100 billion dollar (and 30 billion deficit-increasing) waste of tax money* known as a ‘jobs bill:’ Democrats: Give us $30 billion. GOP: Um….no. Democrats: Come on! GOP: Nah. Democrats: How come? GOP: One, I don’t have it; and two, you’re already into me for more than a trillion already. Democrats: So | Read More »
Unlike Dems, GOP Women Don’t Require Pre-Vote Skirt Checks
On Monday, much attention was paid to Rep. Janis Sontany (D-TN) and her comments regarding Republican women. To wit: At a Democratic gathering over the weekend, Sontany said of women Republican state lawmakers: “You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote!” State GOP chairman Chris Devaney quickly issued a press release | Read More »
The Demon Sheep of Zion.
It is time to say openly what Jewish Republicans in California whisper quietly: throughout her years in public life, Carly Fiorina never associated demonstrably with those supporting a secure and safe Israel with united Jerusalem as her capital. Quite the contrary: everything she has written, down to her memoirs, points otherwise. Everything she has said – the curious way and timing of her pronouncements on | Read More »
Conservative Vision vs Republican Trench Warfare
[promoted by consensus. --streiff] Sofia, 1700 hours, Thursday I’m waiting to be picked up for dinner, which around here starts at 2200. Last night I spent in the mountains, no computer access, so wrote a few notes longhand, as I was bowled over by the depth of Coldwarrior’s piece on Tea Partiers and Precinct Committees, and his personal effort to push it forward, as it | Read More »