Obama Hates Oil and Democrats
…Well, that’s largely speculation, but that speculation is based almost entirely on his compulsion to screw them over in post-Obama elections. Take, for example, this declaration: The Obama administration has formally threatened a veto on a House bill that would lift the federal ban on crude oil exports. In a statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said that “legislation to remove | Read More »
You Don’t Have To Tolerate Anti-Southern Bigots
I tend to think you should tolerate someone who disagrees with your point of view if they are decent enough to tolerate you. If it weren’t for gentlemanly differences of opinion, America wouldn’t have a horseracing industry. What you don’t have to put up with is someone who is openly bigoted against you. If they hate you, you are under no obligation to tolerate them | Read More »
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, Cass Sunstein
, Mary Landrieu
, michael tomasky
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, Slate Star Codex
, Starbucks Condescension Frappe'
The Optimistic Democrat
The optimistic Democrat will look upon the results of this year’s midterms and have a couple of thoughts that will leave them feeling a bit hopeful. The party is hard at work coming up with their excuses for their 2014 Autopsy, but if I know my political opposition, there will be some who hang on to other ideas that will help them sleep better at | Read More »
Another Democrat Falls. Republicans Still Won’t Listen.
The Republicans now have their largest majorities in Congress since World War II. has been defeated in a runoff in Louisiana. Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards went down to defeat too. Republicans will have a solid majority in both houses of congress in January. They will have that majority because they ran opposed to Barack Obama. They ran campaigning on the eradication of Obamacare and | Read More »
Why the Democrats stupidly wrote off Louisiana too quickly.
As you no doubt know, the Democrats got their clocks cleaned last night in two House seat runoff elections and one Senate one. The question is, could they have done better? – Actually, no, the question is, could they have done much better? …And the answer may indeed be ‘yes’ in both cases. Please note: a lot of this is going to be a discussion | Read More »
#LASen: Landrieu’s Chief of Staff Shoots Her in the Foot (Metaphorically)
To borrow from Moe Lane: Come, I will conceal nothing from you. We already know how the Louisiana Senate run-off is going to end, but in case Louisiana Republicans and conservatives need any more reason to get to the polls, Mary Landrieu’s Chief of Staff has just given it to us. With a hat tip to The Daily Caller, he Black Conservative Fund has released a video | Read More »
These first early voting numbers for LA-SEN are maybe *too* good for us.
Courtesy of the indispensable AOSHQDD comes the first early voting numbers for Louisiana’s Senate runoff numbers, and if the trends hold they’re gruesome for . The summary: about 136,000 people did early/absentee voting as of 11/25/2014. 72% of those voters were white, 25% black, the rest ‘other.’ If the numbers found here are accurate, Landrieu got 94% of the black vote in the primary… and 18% of | Read More »
Keystone: Failed. LA-SEN runoff: …DOOM.
Yup. ‘s last, desperate leap for safety came up short: the Keystone Pipeline bill that championed in the House went down in the Senate. 59-41, of course: ends his career as Senate Majority Leader as he began it. Which is to say, by toadying to the rather disassociated, yet hardcore partisan, establishment figures that run the Democratic party these days.
Keystone pipeline vote will fail in the Senate: Mary Landrieu is toast
…unless someone flip flops. Via the Washington Examiner: Retiring will vote against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, the Michigan Democrat told reporters Monday, leaving Senate backers still a vote shy of passing a bill to green-light the Canada-to-Texas project. “I’m voting against the pipeline because it bypasses the environmental impact statement, which should not be bypassed,” Levin said, ending speculation that he might give | Read More »
Keystone bill passes House: eyes now turn to Senate.
That’s one way to put it, at least: The House on Friday passed legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for a showdown in the Senate next week. The legislation was approved 252-161, with 31 Democrats joining Republicans in backing a construction permit for the controversial project, which would bring oil sands from Canada to refineries in the United States. | Read More »
The DSCC listened to Nate Silver*, and now they must face the consequences in LA-SEN.
Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air is wondering why there was no money allocated for ‘s runoff: This runoff was a flat-out certainty for months, which is why the GOP and its allies planned for big spending in Louisiana past Election Day. They put money aside even while aggressively spending against Democratic incumbents — like Landrieu herself, , , , and and in narrow losses. …Yet | Read More »
…Well played, McConnell
I’ve often called “RedState’s Leading Supervillain,” and it’s not been unwarranted either, but… damn, I respect this. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republicans have promised a seat on the Senate’s energy committee if he defeats Democratic in Louisiana’s runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election. Landrieu has repeatedly touted the importance of her seat on the Senate Energy and | Read More »
DSCC Declares DOOM… for Mary Landrieu.
There’s no sugar-coating this one: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is canceling at least some of its advertising reservations for ahead of the December runoff in Louisiana. The committee canceled buys planned from Monday through December 6 in the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets, three sources tracking the air war told POLITICO.
Democratic Race-Baiting Is the Ugly Face of Political Desperation in 2014
Alex Wagner of MSNBC is very happy to see Americans hate one another far more if it helps the Democratic Party win elections more often. Here we see the Lovely and Talented Alex Wagner toting the advantages Democrats gain from accusing Republican Candidates of wanting to shoot more Trayvons and burn more places just like Ferguson, MO. WAGNER: In Georgia, state Democrats printed a flyer | Read More »
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, charles rangel
, Emancipation Denialism
, GA Senate
, Kay Hagan
, LA Senate
, Mary Landrieu
, Michelle Nunn
, NC Senate
, playing the race card
, Progressive Cathedral
#LASen: A Little More on Mary Landrieu’s Slamming of Her State’s Voters
My Front Page colleague Joe Cunningham has done a great job covering Mary Landrieu referring to Louisiana voters as racist and sexist, but there’s a couple more things I’d like to point out. First of all, if you haven’t seen the video of the exchange, NBC News has it up: Here’s the most important part: I’ll be very very honest with you. The South has not | Read More »
, 2014 midterms
, Bill Cassidy
, Louisiana Senate race
, Mary Landrieu
, Race Card
, Rob Maness