A Former Union Thug’s Take On Right-to-Work: What’s Right & What’s Not…
Having spent nearly a decade as a former union representative and activist (aka “union thug”) in a Right-to-Work state, it has been interesting to discuss and watch the activities and debates over the Right-to-Work battles occuring within the various states. Having been on both sides of the labor-management equation, it’s easy to see the two sides of the coin—the pluses and the minuses—that come into play with Right | Read More »
RS Interview: Jackie Walorski (R CAND, IN-02 PRI)
This should have gone up last week, but illness intervened. You may remember Jackie from last cycle: she came incredibly close to to defeating incumbent Joe Donnelly in IN-02. Since then, redistricting has resulted in a more Republican-friendly street, and Donnelly has since announced that he’s retiring in order to lose this year’s Senate race. We talked about that, a bit about what’s changed (and | Read More »
On The Senate
According to the vote count that leaked out, Senator Roy Blunt became Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman with 25 votes and Senator Ron Johnson lost with 22 votes. Let me be up front that I genuinely like Roy Blunt. But I also think Senator Blunt is part of the status quo problem in Washington. My support of Ron Johnson was about Ron Johnson being a | Read More »
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Indiana GOP goes after election fraud; 65 indictments in southern Indiana
Two weeks ago, we noted a Chicago Tribune story about fraud by either the Indiana Democratic Party or the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns in the 2008 Democratic Primary in Indiana. Now Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb is doing what I urge GOP chairman to do: document all the fraud that actually happens on the ground and the convictions that occur. I always | Read More »
Joe Donnelly (D, IN-02; D-CAND, IN-SEN) curiously quiet on Indiana voter fraud.
OK, this needs a little background: it recently came out that Indiana Democrats had forged multiple signatures on the 2008 primary nominating petitions for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The situation was sufficiently bad that former Democratic governor (and Clinton supporter) Joe Kernan had to come out and announce that no, that wasn’t his signature on the Obama petition; in other words, it’s bad | Read More »
Fraud in signature collection for Obama and Hillary in 2008
Getting a candidate on the ballot in Indiana is not easy. I know, from first hand experience, that many campaigns struggle to do it. But it now appears that in 2008, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton took a short-cut. They just cheated. It turns out that someone appears to have forged the signature of former Democratic Governor Joe Kernan on the petition to get Barack | Read More »
The Arrogant Left Hates Rural, Conservative America.
“It seems unjust to me that someone would be charged when they were protecting their family,” state Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, said after the hearing. “I’m at a loss to understand why the U.S. government is pursuing this in the manner they are.” (HT: The Spokesman Review) Let me break this down for Representative Keough. I’ll be blunt here, but without any disrespect intended. Jeremy | Read More »
U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Talks Debt and the Need to Replace Senator Dick Lugar
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Elizabeth Blackney are joined by Indiana State Treasurer and candidate for U.S. Senate Richard Mourdock to discuss the recent debt rating downgrade, how he would approach foreign policy matters in the Senate, and the need to replace long time Senator Dick Lugar who Barack Obama has called his | Read More »
Richard Mourdock for Senate
I have, for a number of months, been asked what I thought of Indiana and the race for the Senate there. I have said all along that Richard Lugar’s time has passed and it is time for us to replace him with someone else. I wanted to wait and see who would stand up to take the challenge of moving that seat to the right. | Read More »
The Immigration Policy of Absurdistan: Legal is Illegal; Illegal is Legal
Imagine for a moment that a pack of strangers – ranging from hooligans to plain homeless – illegally entered your home and started raiding the pantry, stealing your possessions, stuffing up the toilets, and sleeping on your bed. When you call the police to come down and remove them, you are told they cannot assist you because they lack the power to profile the unwanted | Read More »
Richard Mourdock’s valuable life lesson.
Do not let your campaign manager assault* a blogger. Richard Mourdock (R) will be apologizing for this event (more details about the incident here) which took place after Right-blogger rebelpundit came up to the Indiana Senate candidate and started asking him some fairly direct questions about Mourdock’s willingness/reluctance to identify with the Tea Party. The actual triggering moment was when rebelpundit asked a Fair Tax | Read More »
Pence is In!
Mike Pence is going to do it. Just . . . um . . . not run for President. No, Mike Pence announced this morning that he is going to disappoint conservatives nationwide and make conservatives in Indiana very happy by running for Governor of Indiana. Guess I’ll have to move to Indiana now, or something. Count me all in 100% with Mike Pence for | Read More »
Mitch Daniels: The Anti-Tea Party Candidate
I’m still pretty sure he wants to run for the Senate and not President, but it does seem to me that Jenn Rubin delivers a fatal blow to Mitch Daniels’ run for the Presidency. The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg explains that Daniels didn’t go to the Tea Partyers or to the National Rifle Association for a testing-the-waters confab. Instead, he went to Manhattan Surrounded by | Read More »
The new Indiana district maps are out.
A lot of people are going to concentrate on the US House maps. If you compare the old one: …to the new one: …you can see why: there are four freshmen Republicans in Indiana, and this map directly helps at least three of them (particularly IN-09′s Todd Young, who gave Baron Hill a somewhat surprising upset last year). It also will encourage IN-02′s Joe Donnelly | 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 »