The Abortion Gambit: Stupak’s Folly
“The Democrats can give all the cover they want to Stupak, but the Senate GOP will show the cover to be the fig leaf it is.” Credit where it is due: the Senate GOP has come up with a great strategy to combat talk of compromise on reconciliation. The Senate GOP will block any effort to strip abortion funding in reconciliation.This may get a few | Read More »
The Model Candidate: Pat Toomey
When Joe Scarborough and I talk each week on the radio, we frequently mention that former Congressman Pat Toomey is the model candidate for the Republican Party.Though Pat Toomey is pro-life, his campaign focuses on jobs, business, regulation, and the free market. Back at the RedState Gathering in August (the next one will be announced very shortly), Pat Toomey gave me a copy of his | Read More »
Tim Burns for Pennsylvania
“Part of the reason the debacle in NY-23 occurred is that the conferees made a decision in an almost total vacuum with respect to how activists in the district felt about the various candidates. We don’t have to let that happen here. Get on the horn and get involved.” The next major fight in the battle against the Obama agenda is the May 18th special | Read More »
Toomey, Sestak to team up on Specter again
In a letter to Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak, U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey agreed to participate in round two of what is shaping up to be a right-left tag team against the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter, who trails former Congressman and Club for Growth President Pat Toomey, according to a recent Rasmussen Poll. Both Toomey and Sestak hope to replace Specter in the Senate in November.
Extortion By Any Other Name: Behind the Teachers’ Union Pay to Play in PA
America has become used to Democrat politicians pandering to “buy” union support, but more often than not, the term buying support is a loosely fitting phrase to mean pledging allegiance to a union or promising their souls to the demi-gods of Big Labor. Typically, the expected favors curried in exhange for union support include promises of putting more money into union treasuries public employees’ salaries through hiring more union members public | Read More »
Oh, great: Arlen Specter messes up… wait. NOT. MY. PROBLEM.
Get yourself a glass of something nice before you start in on the article: it’ll heighten the enjoyment. Even as he accepted the resounding backing of the Pennsylvania Democratic state committee here Saturday, party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter’s vulnerability was on vivid display as he botched the name of a key Democratic officeholder in his acceptance speech. “I’ll be fighting hard for the entire Democratic ticket. | Read More »
On the Art of Channeling Kanye West
Senator Arlen Specter and his brash temperament are back in the news. The incorrigible Republican-turned-Democrat attended a Pennsylvania Progressive forum Saturday, opposite his primary opponent Representative Joe Sestak, where he stormed the stage prematurely during Sestak’s closing remarks. Explaining why he is best suited both professional and politically for the post, Sestak was unexpectedly greeted by Specter, prompting a moderator to bluntly ask the senator | Read More »
Toomey surges ahead of Specter in latest poll
Republican Senate hopeful Pat Toomey, three-term Pennsylvania Congressman, surged ahead of incumbent Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Democrat Senator Arlen Specter in the latest Daily News/Franklin & Marshall Poll. According to the article: … Toomey jumped out to a 14-point lead when the poll targeted “likely voters,” people who said they are certain to vote and are paying close attention to the race. Among that group, Toomey led Specter 45-31 | Read More »
Revolutions Do Indeed Start In Massachusetts
On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. This set in motion events that lead to the American Revolution in 1775.
, Boston Tea Party
, Chuck Devore
, Marco Rubio
, Michael Williams
, pat toomey
, Samuel Adams
, scott brown
The Cancer Of Earmarks – Or Is It Just Me?
I’ve been working on a new daily news site for the last two months, trying to pull together the top stories from south east Pennsylvania in one place. One great byproduct of my research is that I am seeing new things virtually every day. And since I was sworn in as Mayor of my town last week, that’s a good thing – seems as though | Read More »
Jack Murtha (D): INCOMPETENT Earmarker?
I mean, it’s bad enough that he’s doing it: but apparently it’s not even working. In 2005, Rep. John P. Murtha announced here that a technology firm was moving into an abandoned plate glass factory. Best of all, he promised, the new firm would generate 140 jobs. The Pennsylvania Democrat steered $150 million in defense money to Caracal Inc., along with a $3 million grant | Read More »
Rep. Jack Murtha (D, PA) looking for a soft place to land?
Mayyyyybe: Rep. John Murtha’s (D-Pa.) campaign has asked the Democrats’ reelection arm to write a memo detailing how he can use funds in his campaign account if he retires. [snip] The office acknowledged asking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for the advice, but explained that it did so only in response to a constituent who assumed that members could put their remaining campaign funds | Read More »
Scouts Score SEIU Scalps.
Eight of them: Allentown union official Nick Balzano has been a political punching bag all week because he threatened to file a grievance against the city for allowing a Boy Scout to clear a walking path in a city park. Three days of taking body blows nationally from conservative pundits, a rebuke from the Lehigh Valley’s congressman and even a lashing from his own union | Read More »
Jake Towne for Congress – Pennsylvania 15th District
Constitutional conservative Jake Towne, a Chemical Engineer by trade, has a firm understanding of how the free market functions. However, he has been so disturbed by the federal manipulation of our economy that he has decided to put his career on pause in order to pursue the rectification of policies which are pushing our country towards tyranny. Thus, he is taking the fiscal fight from | Read More »
Tags: 15th district
, chemical engineer
, Ed Rendell
, Federal Reserve
, Health Care
, Hedge Fund
, Jake Towne
, john murtha
, pay to play
, pension fund
, special interest
, Stephen Schwarzman
The campaign to unseat Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) has begun
While the 2010 congressional elections are still a long way off, the conservative resurgence in New Jersey, Virginia, and NY23 has been refreshing and exciting. Worst case scenario at this point is Democrats win NJ and NY23 (Virginia is all but sealed), but even that will hardly be a victory for Democrats, for in such a case, the respective Democrats will win with a severe | Read More »