Sic transit gloria Toomey-Manchin?

    They apparently don’t have the votes for a ‘compromise’ amendment extending background checks for firearm purchases. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell tweeted this morning “Sen. Joe Manchin tells me ‘ we will not get the votes today.’” The Senate had been expected to vote Tuesday on the deal Manchin unveiled last week with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., but Democrats late Tuesday were still scrambling to find the | Read More »

    When Tyranny Masquerades As Stupidity

    When Tyranny Masquerades As Stupidity

    When Democrats passed the assault weapons ban in 1994 it didn’t prevent further gun-related crime or stop the Columbine massacre. Connecticut’s own assault weapons ban, still in place, did nothing to prevent Adam Lanza from committing theft (another crime) to illegally posses a gun that he used illegally. The small matter that stealing his mother’s guns was a crime in the first place did nothing to deter | Read More »

    When Tyranny Masquerades As Stupidity

    When Tyranny Masquerades As Stupidity

    When Democrats passed the assault weapons ban in 1994 it didn’t prevent further gun-related crime or stop the Columbine massacre. Connecticut’s own assault weapons ban, still in place, did nothing to prevent Adam Lanza from committing theft (another crime) to illegally posses a gun that he used illegally. The small matter that stealing his mother’s guns was a crime in the first place did nothing to deter | Read More »

    West Virginia: Interest in Appalachia

    Like the races in Wisconsin and Washington, the Senate race in West Virginia has changed the thrust of the Democratic strategy this year.  Instead of playing offense in states like New Hampshire, Ohio and Missouri, they are now forced to play defense in these states.  And this is a “special election” to fill out the term of deceased Senator Robert Byrd and the winner will | Read More »

    A conservative first, a Republican second

    John Raese (R-Cand, WV-SEN) has been endorsed by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty according to Huntington News, a local West Viriginia news site. This follows an endorsement from FreedomWorks PAC earlier this week. Yesterday, I posted a piece on Raese in his bid for the Senate seat once held by the late Robert Byrd (D-WV).  At the end, I stated that I felt certain that his opponent, Governor | Read More »

    Raese vs. Manchin shows “D” is toxic

    For the first time since polling in the race began, Republican businessman John Raese (R) leads Governor Joe Manchin (D) in the West Virigina Senate Race, despite Manchin’s continued popularity as governor of that state. A Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday has Manchin behind businessman John Raese, 43 percent to 46 percent. The lead of Raese is considered within the poll’s 2.6 percent margin | Read More »

    Is West Virginia in Play?

    Rasmussen has Manchin leading Capito by 14% and Ireland by 39%. My admittedly ignorant opinion is that Manchin can be beaten by a strong fiscal conservative who can capitalize on the devastation Democrat policies have inflicted on the WV economy, but that would take a businessman or woman with a sound economics background rather than a politician. Someone who can shake up the state, not | Read More »

    Time for the *important* Byrd succession question.

    Now that it’s been determined by the Secretary of State for WV that there will be no special election for Byrd’s now-vacant seat… OK, let me just note something here. The seat was held by a Democrat; the Governor is a Democrat; the state government is more or less dominated by Democrats.  The people of West Virginia seem more or less happy about this state | Read More »

    Time for the *important* Byrd succession question.

    Now that it’s been determined by the Secretary of State for WV that there will be no special election for Byrd’s now-vacant seat… OK, let me just note something here. The seat was held by a Democrat; the Governor is a Democrat; the state government is more or less dominated by Democrats.  The people of West Virginia seem more or less happy about this state | Read More »