Pass your own line-item veto, Axelrod.
Oh, Davey. I know that it’s all mean and stuff that his man-god is going to have to run as a mere mortal in ’12, but that doesn’t excuse amateur tactics on David Axelrod’s part, right? If he wants the line-item veto so badly in order to combat all that nasty pork that the President supposedly doesn’t want to approve, then Obama should dust off | Read More »
The Borking of Joe Miller is the Shame of Lady Lisa’s Alaska
When I first found my way to RedState, now nearly a year ago, the first diary I read was by Art Chance. The man can write. His overarching message was about the use of power and how to use it aggressively, even ruthlessly. Take no prisoners. So said the aging eagle. Fascinating and written from an insider’s point of view as the Labor Relations Director | Read More »
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him
Scott Murphy: Pork Cheerleader and Probable Dodge Ball Player
Cross posted on Upstate Political Report On September 1st, incumbent Democrat Congressman Scott Murphy (NY 20) did an interview with North Country Public Radio about his reelection campaign. I must say he probably was great at playing dodge ball. It’s only 11 minutes long and certainly worth a listen if you like boilerplate fluff. The interviewer noted that with a district that has a majority | Read More »
Republicans Facing Incumbents in November
and faced with the argument that the incumbent will bring back more pork to the district should be very familiar with a Harvard Business School report “Do Powerful Politicians Cause Corporate Downsizing?” http://www.people.hbs.edu/cmalloy/pdffiles/envaloy.pdf One interpretation, for example, is that Byrd’s pork, usually thought to have benefitted West Virginia at the expense of the rest of the nation, did not even benefit WV! If these results | Read More »
Science in action: The Veronique de Rugy story
So Veronique de Rugy put out a paper entitled Stimulus Facts. In it, she ran a regression of the money spent by Obama’s “stimulus” package recently, to see if it was actually being spent where unemployment is highest. It turns out it’s not, and most important factor she found in determining where money was spent, was whether the area was represented by a Republican or | Read More »
Democratic Fiscal Responsibility: The Key Part Of This Oxymoron Is…
…moron. Or, more accurately, morons. Cassy Fiano makes this very pertinent point: Let’s recap the current economic state of our country. Our deficit has been quadrupled in one year. The unemployment rate is in double digit territory, the highest its been since 1982. We’ve lost 16,000 jobs a day since the stimulus package was passed. The public debt is around $11 trillion. Teh Won has | Read More »
What will it take to Win in November?
The American people put the smack down Tuesday on Washington’s flagrant disregard for the average Joe. So what will it take to win the mid-terms this November? Unfortunately for the Republicans it will take more than just being Republican. American is looking for true leaders at this point. We’ve heard all the promises and seen the outcome of voting to impress the historians. Now | Read More »
The depths of Obama’s budgetary depravity
When you reach a certain number of zeros, the ability of the public to understand trillions or even billions approaches zero. So when Obama asked for a pork package in the $700 billion – $800 billion range to “stimulate the economy,” Congress and most CNN viewers said, “Sure! Why not! I don’t know $700 billion from $700 million. What’s a few zeros in a serious | Read More »
I’m Hungry. Time for some Pork!
Jamie Dupree has compiled a list of 186 earmarks, their sponsor and the amount as part of a Homeland Security Appropriations bill already approved by the House. If you don’t follow Jamie on Twitter or read his blog regularly, you’re missing out on some very interesting stories in Washington. Anyway, I pulled out my spreadsheet software and did a little math: These 186 earmarks total | Read More »
, Homeland Security
, pork barrel
Meet Rick Crawford (R-Candidate, AR-01).
Starting with the background: AR-01 is one of those districts that is… interesting. It is currently rated as R +8 in the Cook Political Report, but is held by a soi-disant ‘Blue Dog Democrat’: in this case, Marion Berry. Berry has been in that seat since 1997: he won the 2006 election with 69% of the vote; and he was unopposed in 2008. However, he | Read More »
You Might be a Left-Wing Extremist IF….
During the last week or so I have been thinking about how our government is targeting and labeling citizens who have religious beliefs and believe in the sanctity of human life for both the born and unborn, as right-wing extremists. Here is something I came up with that is a combination of the truth and a spin-off of Jeff Foxworthy’s You might be a redneck | Read More »
, George Soros
, Keith Olbermann
Schumer video bragging about cutting pandemic fund surfaces.
Hey, who here thinks that the Nation, ThinkProgress, Washington Monthly, Firedoglake, and the rest of the Journolist stenographers are going to reference this? (For those who can’t see it: it shows Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer bragging about cutting out the very funding that a good number of ostensibly-unrelated Left-bloggers and writers are trying to pin on the GOP, in the person of Senator Susan Collins. | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — April 15, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/us-failed-to-use-best-radar-for-n-korea-missile/ EXCLUSIVE: U.S. failed to use best radar for N. Korea missile Gates refused area commander’s request — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/political-pork-that-stinks-literally/ Political pork that stinks — literally 10,000 pet projects to cost $19.6 billion — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/obama-harnesses-39hard-times39-discourse/ ‘Hard times’ not over, Obama says – http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/first-dog-bo-takes-obamas-for-romp-as-he-sniffs-ou/ First dog Bo makes himself at home — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/legion-objects-to-vets-as-terror-risk/ Legion objects to vets as terror risk Homeland Security told: ‘Americans are not the | Read More »