The Race Card?
Researching Obama’s ‘work’ in Congress I came across this bill which if a “white” Senator had written and said for “low-income White American students”, you would have heard the outrage from coast to coast! Where were the Op-Eds, blogs or media storms regarding the racial tone of this Bill? Can you say double-standard. * S.1513 : A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of | Read More »
What Do We Know
What Do We Know As Senator Obama stated in his newsletter July 2008, the American people have a right to know… Whoa, take a minute to read his entire newsletter from cover to cover. Then in order to put this newsletter into perspective, take a peek at Senator Obama’s actual track record in the Senate. Go to the United States Senate: Senators Home Correct me | Read More »
McCain Booms Among Independents; Captures Some “Change” Voters
We’re still getting a lot of polling data. For aggregation of state and national polls, see RCP or 538. These include yeseterday’s CNN/Time survey of 4 swing states and today’s Quinnipiac poll of 3 swing states. Here are some random thoughts on some of those polls. PRES First, 538 now has McCain projected to win 52% of the time. Intrade has the odds of McCain | Read More »
Republicans Must Attack Democratic Congress
Other than a handful of lines by Fred Thompson, Republicans have done virtually nothing to attack the Democratic Congress at this week’s convention. That needs to change. Democrats have now controlled Congress for nearly two years, during which time pretty much every indicator voters claim to care about – unemployment, inflation, the deficit, the price of gasoline and on and on – has gone in | Read More »
A Pause in the Jubilation: Is Inhofe In Trouble?
Andrew Rice has halved the 20-point lead that Senator Inhofe possessed a month ago. Not only that, but Inhofe’s approval and disapproval ratings are basically the same (46% to 47%); the only plus is that Rice lacks name recognition (52% in the last poll). Republicans don’t seem to think he is much of a threat despite the fact that former HRC staffers have joined his | Read More »
Nevada Turning Blue
Turning Blue……Nevada is on the verge of becoming a full blown blue state. The state senate is currently controlled by a one Republican vote edge. The national Democrats are targeting Republican Bob Beers seat to gain control. Whoever controls the Senate will have a significant edge in the next census redistricting process. Please skip a meal this week and contribute $5, $25 or $50 to | Read More »
Grassley’s Focus on Investigations
Congress has some obligation to act as a watch dog and to hold investigations, but Grassley’s sole focus in the Senate seems to be investigation. His most recent demand is for hearings regarding the FBI’s anthrax letter investigation. It is not that I think hearings on this topic would not be beneficial, but Grassley appears to be accomplishing little else than starting investigations. A short | Read More »
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Is an Ethanol Pipeline Even Necessary?
Senators Harkin (D-Iowa) and Lugar (R-Indiana) have introduced legislation to encourage the construction of a dedicated ethanol pipeline from the Midwest to the Eastern seaboard. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, appears to have endorsed the concept of a dedicated pipeline and says that he “will work in the [Senate] Finance Committee to see that this proposal is included in the | Read More »
Democrats Really Don’t Like Republicans in South Dakota
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the campaign Headquarters for Republican Senate candidate Joel Dykstra, there was a letter that came in the mail this morning. This was not an ordinary letter. A letter that arrived at U.S. Senate candidate Joel Dykstra’s Sioux Falls office today contained baby powder, preliminary tests show. The letter also contained a threat to either Dykstra’s campaign or Republicans in | Read More »
ME SEN: Collins doubles lead over Tom Allen
Rasmussen Reports is showing Maine Senator Susan Collins has more than doubled her lead against her Democrat challenger Tom Allen, 53-38: Maine Senator Susan Collins has more than doubled her lead over Democratic challenger Tom Allen in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state. The Republican incumbent is ahead 53% to 38%.When “leaners” are included, Collins leads 55% to 40%.The new | Read More »
Norm Coleman Takes Pledge to Oppose Extension of Drilling Ban
UPDATE — Aug. 15, 9:51 p.m.: My apologies to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. There’s no reason for him to sign the letter because it is addressed to him and Majority Leader Harry Reid. His name has been crossed off the list. That leaves 10. Facing a competitive race back home, Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) could have ducked the debate over the soon-to-expire offshore drilling | Read More »
Sen. Tim Johnson’s Campaign Schedule
It seems that Senator Tim Johnson, on the heels of his refusing any public debates with his challenger Joel Dydstra, has announces his barnstorming campaign schedule so the people can meet him and talk to him. There is only one problem, they are closed to the public!
The Real Camapign Issue in S Dakota Senate Race
Here in S Dakota, the Senate race is getting a bit bizarre. We have a Senate candidate, a sitting Senator, who suffered a terrible brain injury. As we all know, the tragedy to this man, and his family must be enormous. I am thankful he survived, my aunt wasn’t so lucky with the same injury, but there comes a time where the question has to | Read More »
Sen John Thune Wieghs In on S Dakota’s “Debate” Debate
It seems that Senator John Thune, on the heels of his jaw dropping efforts to cut the legs out from under his fellow Republicans, is continuing with his efforts. In a very brief story on the internet version of The Rapid City Journal, this was reported this morning: Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune is taking no position on a fellow senator’s decision not to engage | Read More »