TOURE NEBLETT: Let’s just look at members who are supporting this Landrieu bill, right. Mary Landrieu from a red state. Senator Kay Hagan from a red state. Joe Manchin from a red state. Senator Pryor from a red state. Senator Mark Begich from a red state. Do you notice anything? We see red state Democrats who are dealing with the challenge of living and governing in a gerrymandered world where sometimes they have to deal with what the folks on the right – very low support from the Republican side for this – what the folks on the right want.
I’ve hated gerrymandering for years and wished someone would write an algorithm to draw Congressional Districts that would just about make it impossible. Perhaps I should feel vindicated that a cracker-jack pundit on MSNBC is seeing things my way. Here’s Toure Neblett getting religion on gerrymandering. It’s just that there are two problems. One, you can’t gerrymander a Senate District. The 2nd, more serious problem is his attitude.
Well, the Obamacare numbers are now public information – and they’re abysmal. Elise Viebeck of the Hill wrote that the “HHS reported that 106,185 people have selected plans from the state-by-state marketplaces designed to connect the uninsured with private healthcare coverage.” The keyword is selected. Overall, more people have signed the petition for the United States to build the Death Star than those who bought | Read More »
Conservatives knew Obamacare was a massive federal power grab. We knew it would be a disaster, but I don’t think anyone had any idea that it would be this much of an epic fail. After all, this is Obama. The media savant who apparently can’t build a functioning website. Nevertheless, Obamacare’s butcher’s bill has been growing; millions have lost their insurance; and the amount of | Read More »
Wendy Davis is hilarious; she could have a future in stand-up comedy. I mean, deliberately lying to voters is just something that never happens in the Age of Obama. Oh wait; he lied – and 93 million Americans lost their insurance. Ok, I guess it’s really not a funny joke, but neither is trying to defend your penchant for infanticide in America. Davis, a Democrat, | Read More »
Last night’s loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe was tough to swallow. The infinitely better man, Republican Ken Cuccinelli, lost by 54,946 votes. Yet, it wasn’t because he was “too conservative;” that’s the one thing I don’t want to hear concerning why he lost. Simply, Ken Cuccinelli ran a bad campaign. For one thing, he failed to fight hard for the issues that have worked in his | Read More »
The conservative and moderate wings of the Republican Party seemed poised for all-out war, but in Virginia; the RNC has actually tried to help Republican Ken Cuccinelli defeat sleaze bag Terry McAuliffe in the gubernatorial race. Virginia has been something of a working laboratory for the RNC in testing new models to win elections. If Cuccinelli loses tomorrow, it’s because he ran a soporific, if not abysmal, | Read More »
Last night, I blogged about NBC News’ report on the Obama administration knowing that millions would lose their coverage as a result of the new health care law. In fact, it was projected that 40-67% of Americans in the individual market would lose their coverage. It was posted late afternoon yesterday, but the link vanished later that night. According to NBC, they blamed it on a “publishing glitch.” | Read More »
Congressman Steve Scalise (R- La.) wants you to share your Obamacare story. Why? Well, he decided to enroll in Obamacare and took him nearly two hours to make an account – only to be kicked out because his identity couldn’t be “verified.” As a result, he couldn’t even get a price quote. In the time he spent grappling with the Obamacare website, the congressman was | Read More »
For conservatives, Republicans, and fellow defenders of freedom, it’s time to face reality; Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, will be our next governor. No, I’m not referring to the Rasmussen poll, which had McAuliffe up by an absurd seventeen points; Rasmussen hasn’t been the most accurate gauge in VA politics, but the Quinnipiac poll has Terry with a strong seven point lead. In fact, most polls show McAuliffe leading | Read More »
Rep. Alan Grayson, an unabashedly progressive politician from Florida, just can help himself in advertising his incorrigibility. Apparently, anyone who is a member of the Tea Party is also affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. Is this an abject lie? Yes. Then again, Grayson called a woman a “K Street Whore,” and said Republicans want Americans to “die quickly.” So, should we be surprised that | Read More »
It’s not that Americans forget; it’s that they need to be often reminded of whatever gave them comfort or displeasure. It’s the typical cycle of societal waves that have run through this country. Right now, some on the right may be panicking over Obamacare’s approval numbers. It’s gained seven points since the government shutdown. Yet, we shouldn’t put too much faith in polls. In fact, if we’ve | Read More »
Well, the Obamacare exchanges are open – and they’re an unmitigated disaster. It’s not like we didn’t see this coming. Paula Bolyard and Bridget Johnson have both posted about this nightmare. Now, a little over a week since the exchanges’ opened. Let’s look at what everyone else is saying about this massive federal power grab that will do nothing to help the uninsured, the poor, or curb health care | Read More »
I admit that I was hesitant about a shutdown. The House was safely in Republican hands – and a shutdown could be a game changer in 2014. However, it’s probably just the last vestiges of my more moderate leanings gasping for air. I’ve been killing those dispositions off rapidly over the past two years. Theoretically, with government shut down, these politicians can’t waste our money, | Read More »
Is this really the “Republican” shutdown? No. The roads of blame all end with Sen. Harry Reid and the Democrats. First, Reid reportedly talked Obama out of negotiating with Republicans to avoid a government shutdown. When the president considered sitting down with the four congressional leaders in the White House ahead of the deadline to avert a government shutdown, Reid privately urged Obama to call off the meeting, | Read More »
Yesterday, on ABC’s “This Week,” economist Paul Krugman said something astonishing about the new health care law. Krugman claimed that “almost all” of the news about Obamacare “has been good”: “[I]t happens, in fact, to be a very good law. You see, one of the things I think is going on here is – just the failure on the part of the Republican caucus to | Read More »