Sir Donald Berwick (D) to run for Governor of Massachusetts. …That’s *Massachusetts*.
Best known, of course, for his advocacy of (and eventual fall over) health care rationing, Sir* Donald Berwick has modestly decided to run for Governor of Massachusetts: “As a doctor, an educator, an innovator and someone who has dedicated his professional career to making things work better and to helping people – I am ready to lead,” the Newton Democrat said in a statement announcing | Read More »
Ed Markey: foolish on Benghazi. Foolish on the Boston Marathon bombing, too?
I’d like everybody to pay close attention to this Tweet: .@mittromney more interested in bogus #Benghazi theory than battling auto bankruptcy. #battleship #p2 — Ed Markey (@MarkeyMemo) October 23, 2012 It’s from back in October of 2012, when – as Legal Insurrection very helpfully notes – Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts (D) (now running against Gabriel Gomez in a special election for MA-SEN) was doing | Read More »
Does The US Welfare System Benefit Jihadists?
Our government, our media and the increasingly auto-beclowning supporters of our current national Zeitgeist strive manfully athwart ratiocination to rapidly disconnect the dots on The Boston Marathon Terror Bombing. Like the brilliant government bureaucrat who classified the Major Nidal Hasan’s Fort Hood Jihad Spray-Job as workplace violence, they aren’t lying per se. They’re just bull-(radio edit). Like the evil Jack Nicholson character in A Few Good Men, their operational assumption with respect to the American People is “You can’t handle the truth.”
The truth we supposedly can’t handle, quite simply is this.
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State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home. In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state. The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money *
Ed Markey’s increasingly useful stupid rhetoric on Citizen United and the Dred Scott decision.
Yeah, I think that Massachusetts Senate hopeful Ed Markey’s (D, MA-05) going to have more problems in his primary than he thought that he was going to have in his primary. Representative Edward J. Markey refused to back down Thursday from comments he made this week that seemed to compare the US Supreme Court’s ruling on campaign finance law to the high court’s 19th-century Dred | Read More »
Deval Patrick will name caretaker to Massachusetts Senate seat ‘if’…
…John Kerry becomes the next Secretary of State. From the Boston Globe: “I expect to do the same thing I did last time,” [MA Governor Deval] Patrick told reporters. “I’m not ruling out other options. But, as a practical matter, it’s hard for me to imagine how you could serve in the Senate for a four-month period and also run a statewide campaign in a | Read More »
RS Interview: Sean Bielat (R CAND, MA-04).
This is Barney Frank’s old district, more or less… and it is an interesting choice of candidates. On the one hand, we have Sean Bielat: businessman and Marine officer. On the other hand, we have Joe Kennedy III: …um, Kennedy. No. That’s pretty much it. He’s a Kennedy. He also thinks that Osama bin Laden was killed via drone strike, but never mind that right | Read More »
RS Interview: Jon Golnik (R CAND, MA-03).
MA-03 is a NE Massachusetts district currently represented by Niki Tsongas – and if you’re wondering who that is, don’t worry: nobody else particularly remembers her, either. It’s an interesting district: represented by one of the more reflexively liberal Congresswomen in the House, but it has a history of voting for Republicans. The current Republican candidate Jon Golnik is hoping to capitalize on that; we | Read More »
RS Interview: Chris Sheldon (R CAND, MA-09).
The rather epic redistricting of Massachusetts in 2011-2012 (short version: the state lost a district, and nobody wanted to be the guy without a chair, and things went downhill from there) resulted in the creation of a conservative – for Massachusetts – district involving the Cape Cod area. It’s a seat with a half-incumbent: current MA-10 Rep. Bill Keating didn’t exactly live inside the district’s | Read More »
Joe Kennedy III (D CAND, MA-04) thinks a drone strike killed Osama bin Laden.
Unless the name is ‘Adams,’ they rarely last beyond the third generation, and for good reason. Background: somebody pointed out to Mr. Kennedy the President’s drone operations in Yemen/Somalia, and asked whether Kennedy supported the idea that the House needs to reestablish some of its oversight into the issue. This is actually a thorny problem; and while Kennedy’s answer (he essentially blamed that awful partisan | Read More »
Race for the Senate Heats Up in Final Days
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Grace Wyler to discuss the race for the Senate, the media firestorm brewing over recent comments by Richard Mourdock, and Obama’s closing argument in these final days of the campaign.
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New Sean Bielat (R CAND, MA-04) ad.
The major trouble with trying to talk about Joe Kennedy III as a candidate is… oh, heck, let the Sean Bielat campaign explain it: (Ad done by our own Ben Howe, btw) That’s it, in a nutshell: there’s nothing there except the ‘Kennedy’ and the ‘III.’ If this kid was named ‘Patrick Dolan’ or something then he wouldn’t be the Democratic nominee for MA-04 – | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren’s Weary Warriors: Union Bosses Fine Members For No Shows At Warren Events
It appears that one of the Democrats’ favorite ploys of paying union members to show up and rally for their candidates isn’t working for Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren. Instead of paying union members $50 dollars to stand in support of their candidate, as they did in 2008, union bosses are now threatening to fine union members if they fail to show up at Elizabeth Warren events. | Read More »
Joe Kennedy III (D CAND, MA-04 PRI) declares Tel Aviv capital of Israel.
To put it simply: Joe Kennedy recently announced in a debate that he does not consider Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. This is not only a rejection of the commonplace observation that “every country has the right to designate its own capital”; it’s also a rejection of Joe Kennedy’s own public and official opinion on the topic.
Elizabeth Warren (D CAND, MA-SEN) staffer attacks, threatens cameraman.
How does Senator Scott Brown keep managing this? ‘This’ being defined as “An aide to Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, appears to have knocked the video camera of a Republican tracker after an event this weekend in Martha’s Vineyard.”
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How did the party let itself get hijacked by abortion warriors?
Hold your fire. Did you think I was talking about Republicans? Oh, no. I’m talking about the Democrats. That party has been hijacked by the radical feminist fringe. In a way that mimics the imagined trend of the Tea party, the feminists are pushing losing candidates on the Democrats, and forcing them to pick up losing issues in the elections.
This goes from Barack Obama on down. In a jobs election, he’s talking abortion.
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