What’s the Matter with the New York State GOP?
In the wake of Scott Brown’s upset win in Massachusetts, Blue-Chip GOP candidates are coming out of the woodwork around the country. But there seems to be little progress in dark blue New York – at least when it comes to statewide races. With a dearth of good candidates (so far), New York may be one state where Democrats dodge a Republican wave that seems | Read More »
Marist: Chuckie Schumer (D, NY) dropped seven points since September.
58 percent in September; 54 percent in November; 51 percent now. Which is great for a Democratic Senator, these days; but what it is not is the kind of numbers that make an actual electoral challenge a self-evident absurdity, particularly in an election cycle where Republicans can win statewide in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Don’t get me wrong: he’s got a fearsome reputation as a | Read More »
Chuck Schumer (D-NY): Free speech is un-American.
Via AoSHQ: The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday striking down limits on corporate and union spending in elections is “un-American,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday. Schumer, a top Senate Democrat who formerly ran their campaign committee, said he would hold hearings on the decision in the coming weeks. “I think it’s an un-American decision,” Schumer said at a press conference Thursday. “I think when the | Read More »
A Stealth Campaign
In 2010 there are a few potentially competitive statewide races in New York. There is the US Senate race with former Blue Dog Democrat turned Obama party shill Kirstin Gillibrand which can be competitive with the right candidate (ex. George Pataki). There is the Governor’s race which could be competitive because of the incompetency of the incumbent Governor with nearly any candidate who can resonate | Read More »
New York and California: BROKE!
I happen to live in New York and my state is broke, busted, no dead presidents to spare. Finally it appears that someone found a clue up in the state capital of Albany. The Governor of NY State, David Patterson (who was not elected by the way, he took over after the elected gov had to step down for patronizing hookers), appears to have finally | Read More »
Suggestions to Draft – Michael Garcia
In 2007, the unexpected happened in New York. The Governor and former Attorney General, known as tough on crime specifically for busting up prostitution rings and corruption on Wall Street – was caught with his pants down. Eliot Spitzer had been involved with a high price prostitute. The high profile Democratic Governor who looked like a potential 2008 candidate – who fell from grace fast. | Read More »
Redlich for NYS Governor?
In 2004, entrenched incumbent Congressman Mike McNulty looked like a cinch for reelection. He had been in office since the early nineties and was great at playing both sides – consistently being endorsed by the liberal Working Families Party for his fiscal views and the Conservative Party of New York based on his pro-life stances. In 2004, little known libertarian leaning Republican attorney Warren Redlich | Read More »
Every State Got Something
“…Every state got something…” Schumer said. http://bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a_et4JAdyG4g&pos=8 In the final tally, New York got nothing. But our illustrious, long term, Senator (?) believes that “Every state got something,”. Mr. Schumer is a prime example compelling the reasoning behind term limits for Senators as well as House Representatives. This “statest” has the idea that one state be more unfairly funded by the U.S. Government than another. | Read More »
NY POST: “It seems the state is to have no representation in the Senate whatsoever.”
Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand must go, (More evidence to the continuing saga.) From Wednesday’s New York Post: Jelly-brand dummies up Posted: December 23, 2009 What’s up with unelected Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand? She can’t protect New York from the ill effects of Obama Care, and then refuses even to talk about it. Gillibrand? Jelly-brand is more like it. Both Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Paterson say | Read More »
Marvelous political party that you work for, Sen. Gillibrand.
(H/T: Instapundit) Very cognizant of the plight of the working class: …the notoriously chatty New York Democrat referred to a flight attendant as a “b[*]tch” after she ordered him to turn off his phone before takeoff. Schumer and his seatmate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), were chatting on their phones before takeoff when an announcement indicated that it was time to turn off the phones. [snip] | Read More »
Revenge of the Spitz
In 2006, Eliot Spitzer was an unstoppable force in New York State politics. Brave, conservative footsoldier John Faso allowed himself to be steamrolled by the Attorney General on his path to the Governor’s Mansion. By 2008, Spitzer was out of office due to a prostitution scandal that shook the seemingly unshakable Governor. Now, in 2010, Eliot Spitzer is considering a run for one of only | Read More »
Tim Gill’s Merry Band Failed in New York.
You may remember Tim Gill from this Atlantic Monthly profile. Gill is the multi-millionaire gay man who helped fund the left’s take over of Colorado. Gill is playing for keeps and gay marriage. He funds local races and state legislative races to get legislatures to pass gay marriage without the consent of the voters. He keeps a low profile, bundles with lots of donors to | Read More »
Great NYC Nanny-State Moments: Banning roll-down storefront gates
The always entertaining New York city council is one of the best “nanny state” governments in the country, telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat, that you can’t smoke, or whatever they want to control at the moment. I suggested that the New York city council might be interested in objecting to the terrorists coming into the city for year-long “bash America” trials, but | Read More »
Radical Islam Finds Voice In New York College
There is a troubling story unfolding in Queens, New York, in which school officials and local Democrats have charged College Republicans with stoking racism and xenophobia. Siraj Wahhaj, a radical Muslim cleric who authorities in 1995 identified an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was last week invited to Queens College to speak on the subject “How Islam Perfected Thanksgiving.” Wahhaj testified | Read More »
New York is dying–and the powerful unions don’t feel a thing
Even in New York’s dying moments, the powerful teachers unions (owners of almost every NY politician) don’t sacrifice one damn cent. From Bloomberg.com: Paterson to Use Executive Power to Narrow New York Budget Gap By Michael Quint Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) — New York Governor David Paterson said that he will act to close $1.6 billion of the state’s $3.1 billion deficit by executive order after | Read More »