RIP: ‘Republicans cannot defeat Democratic incumbent Senators.’
“Republicans cannot defeat Democratic incumbent Senators.” This was, in some ways, the single most obnoxious meme that Democrats promulgated in the last two, three election cycles, largely because it was based on an unusually facetious argument. Basically, the idea was that Democrats had a skill set and resources that made their incumbent Senators bulletproof; there was no way that a Republican should challenge one, so the | Read More »
GOP Needs To Beat Incumbent Senators
As we head into the 2014 election cycle, one of the biggest questions that Republicans need to address is why they so often underperform in U.S. Senate races. With representation by state without regard to population, the Senate ought to be a GOP stronghold. Looking at the other type of federal statewide races, those for Presidential electors, the GOP has not won fewer than 22 | Read More »
Opperation Take Back Illinois
Many people in Illinois and elsewhere are not aware that the Illinois State Constitution allows citizens to initiate changes to the Constitution without lawmakers approval. The people of Illinois can only make amendments by initiative to Article IV of the State Constitution, Article IV is the article pertaining to the state legislature. The Illinois Constitution only allows amendment to make “Procedural and Structural changes,” to | Read More »
, Ballot Initiatives
, cook county
, fair districts
, General Assembly
, Lake County
, state legislature
, Will County
A Qualification Exam For Senators and Representatives Seeking Re-Election (Humor)
NOTE: The Humor-Impaired Need Not Read Any Further Let’s face it – America needs term limits for Senators and Representatives as much as it does the President. Why term limits for these rascals were not included in the Constitution is a mystery to me. But given that periodic elections ARE in the Constitution, here is my short Incumbent Qualification Exam for those elected guys and gals | Read More »
The Wisconsin Congressional Delegation’s Unwritten Rule: Protect the Fiefdom
During the 2010 election cycle, Wisconsinites received a revelation: The members of our state’s congressional delegation, we learned, had an “Unwritten Rule.” According to Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R, 5th CD), members of said congressional delegation, Republicans and Democrats together, turned out to be colluding by not endorsing candidates of their own party who were running in the districts of opposition incumbents. Let that information sink | Read More »
Tags: "Dan Kapanke"
, chad lee
, House of Representatives
, Jim Sensenbrenner
, Paul Ryan
, Reid Ribble
, Republican Liberty Caucus
, Republican Party of Wisconsin
, State Convention
, Tammy Baldwin
Do you have any Grade A Congress Critters?
Out here in west Texas I have one Grade A US Senator, (Cornyn), and one Grade A US Rep.,(Conaway). It is natural when one elects to get something they need that they look to see if it is Grade A. The same principle should be in play when one elects a CongressCritter™. Liberty Central has made it much easier and convenient to see the grades | Read More »
Has Skip’s editor decided to take a break from politics by publishing recipes? Or maybe it’s the announcement of a new weekend magazine program? No, we couldn’t compete with the excellent Chris Wallace and FNS. Last Sunday, I thought I’d partake of some lunch in the staff restaurant. I’m not a huge fan of British-style cooking. As Michael Savage exclaimed, when he discovered his inclusion | Read More »
Is a Blanket “Vote out ALL incumbents” Attitude the Right Idea?
There is a real problem with the out of touch political class currently in power. As people spend decades in Washington, D.C., or the capital city of their state, they tend to have less of an idea how the people they represent live. This leads to legislators thinking nothing of spending billions of tax dollars here, billions there, etc. It leads to legislators blindly voting | Read More »
, Jim DeMint
, Michele Bachmann
, Paul Ryan
, political class
, tea party
, yes we can
The Show Me State Shows Obamacare The Gate; Won’t Be The Last.
It’s not going to take very long either. With the mood in the country going from angry to ugly, other states are considering similar laws of their own, given the resentment that was pretty much universally present when Harry, Nancy and Obama pushed an illegitimate, vast and ill-considered morass of close to 3,000 pages of absolute political psycho-babble through, against the specific wishes of the | Read More »
Republicans Facing Incumbents in November
and faced with the argument that the incumbent will bring back more pork to the district should be very familiar with a Harvard Business School report “Do Powerful Politicians Cause Corporate Downsizing?” http://www.people.hbs.edu/cmalloy/pdffiles/envaloy.pdf One interpretation, for example, is that Byrd’s pork, usually thought to have benefitted West Virginia at the expense of the rest of the nation, did not even benefit WV! If these results | Read More »
Primaries Loom Large.
Ten states states hold primary elections today, in addition to the runoff in Arkansas and a Republican Congressional special in Georgia. DeMarxists in Congress are by no means eager to press for Obama’s agenda. A lot of these folks must know by now that they are toast. Voters are in a mood to punish incumbents who they see as betraying the people’s trust by voting | Read More »
Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do.-Ricky Ricardo
On some positions a coward has asked the question is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question is it right? And there come a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right. | Read More »
MI:13 Congressional, 50th House District Vote for Change!
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. The victory celebration had to wait until early Wednesday morning. Long-time incumbent Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick snuck by a pair of challengers at the polls yesterday but the race was so tight nearly 80% of the precincts were reporting before there was any indication Kwame’s mom had actually held on through the storm. Meanwhile, in Davison (the 50th House | Read More »