Oklahoma Senate Race UPDATE
Now there’s three Republican candidates for Senate here in Oklahoma. Fifth House District Rep. James Lankford, State House Speaker T.W. Shannon and paramedic James Weger. Initially I was undecided since Bridenstine was considering to jump in, but since he’s not going to I’ll throw my support behind T.W. Shannon since he’s proven himself as Speaker of the House in our legislature. I have concerns about | Read More »
Terri Lynn Land (R) outraised Gary Peters (D) in 4Q 2013 (Michigan Senate).
It’s stuff like this that is making Democrats ever-so-apprehensive about the open seat race there: Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) raised $1 million in the last three months of 2013 according to numbers provided to The Hill, continuing his steady fundraising pace but falling behind the $1.66 million his Senate opponent pocketed in the same time frame. Peters has consistently posted $1 million quarters since he | Read More »
In Which Congressman Lankford Proves Our Point
Earlier today, Congressman James Lankford announced his candidacy to replace Senator Coburn in Oklahoma. Groups like Senate Conservatives’ Fund and Madison Project (my day-job employer) pointed out that Lankford has gone along with the establishment leadership in the House on a number of critical votes and that he’d offer more of the same in the Senate. They called on Congressman Jim Bridenstine to get in | Read More »
An Orchestrated Media Hit On Ken Buck
As I type, the left wing media is orchestrating a hit job on Ken Buck in Colorado. The left wing propaganda machine has taken a quote wildly out of context and driven it to national attention through a series of websites, including a 501(c)(3), the Huffington Post, and the Denver Post. Steve Benen, writing for the Rachel Maddow Show site, has also picked up the | Read More »
Listen to the Moneytalk in Louisiana
There are a couple different points to make here, and it’s a set of points that, when connected, paint an interesting picture in the upcoming Senate race here in the state. Mary Landrieu’s grasp on the state is slipping, thanks in no small part to Barack Obama (a sincere thanks from me and my family, Mr. President), and the rise of now three Republican candidates | Read More »
Republican pollster: Terri Lynn Land (R) / Gary Peters (D) 44/36 in Michigan Senate race.
Usual caveats: it’s early, it’s one of a bunch of possible outcomes, it’s a Republican pollster (Harper), and so forth. But this is still pretty good news for Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land. And the Republican party in Michigan, because Harper also checked the generic race: On the generic Senate ballot, Democrats actually lead in the same race by just over one point — well | Read More »
Mitch McConnell and John Boehner
I truthfully use to really like Boehner and McConnell back 2, 3 years ago. I thought they were very decent leaders and decent men. Even when they failed badly like the $hit sandwich fiscal cliff deal from the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013. I supported ousting Boehner as Speaker, but afterwards I got passed that and thought to just wait and see. As | Read More »
Democrats and their Pathetic Unemployment Decoy
It’s understandable why Democrats would feel embarrassed about unemployment. Employers are cutting jobs, reducing hours, and lowering wages as a direct result of the Obamacare mandates and taxes. Instead of putting out the fire that they set, Democrats have decided to distract our attention by offering band aids for the economic burns in the form of unprecedented long-term unemployment benefits. Typically, the Unemployment Insurance program | Read More »
Another Undocumented Democrat Comes out of the Shadows
In an effort to create a bold alternative to the Democrats, grassroots conservatives have risen up over the years to throw out some confused Republicans in primary elections. Many of these Republicans either vote with Democrats, work behind the scenes with the more aggressive party, or bring a feather to a gun fight – all but ensuring that the other side wins. Yet, whenever we | Read More »
Happy New Year! Individual mandate implementation, Edison light bulb, Senate races, etc.
Well it’s 2014 and Obamacare is going into further gear with the individual mandate. I saw a very funny video on YouTube posted by Reason TV. I recommend you check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5VAO5vx52o. Ironically my birthday is 14 days after the individual mandate going into effect. Also of noteworthy is that the Edison light bulb has been banned by the federal government permanently (or until the | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Ya Got Trouble, Right Here in West Virginia… edition.
Trouble with a capital T and that rhymes with D and that stands for “Democrat.” In a Sheraton ballroom, Ms. [Natalie] Tennant, West Virginia’s [Democratic] secretary of state, listened to Michelle Obama urge donors to write “a big old fat check” to her and other women running for the Senate. But back home, where President Obama is deeply unpopular, Ms. Tennant’s campaign quickly sought to | Read More »
Putting 2013 in Perspective
2013 has been a rough year for conservatives. This year began with the passage of the $620 billion tax hike, along with $332 billion in stimulus spending. It ended with Republicans in both houses helping pass a bill that raises taxes, raises spending, makes it easier to raise taxes in the future, destroys our leverage for two years, screws disabled veterans, and paves the road | Read More »
, Eric Cantor
, John Boehner
, Mitch McConnell
, Paul Ryan
Hope Yes, Vote No is Not a Winning Equation
Despite the fact that the Ryan-Murray budget deal passed the House with overwhelming support, it was not a slam dunk in the Senate as of late last week. Without Paul Ryan’s strong influence, individual GOP senators were leery of the deal. Even the defense hawks view this deal as ‘too little too late.’ The Senate whip count began with only one Republican – John McCain | Read More »
Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) lied about #obamacare: watch him get called on it here.
Ladies and gentlemen, expect a war in the Colorado Senate race. Senator Udall, don’t you DARE tell more lies about this healthcare mess. YOU’RE the one who took away our doctors. YOU’RE the one who cancelled our plans. You looked us in the eye, Senator Udall, and you lied.
And here’s @MaryLandrieu running against Obama
Per her communications guy: New @MaryLandrieu campaign ad highlights her efforts to fix #ACA & keep the president's promise. https://t.co/bAVjnJsgXd #LASEN — Andrew Zucker (@AndrewZucker) December 11, 2013 Pay attention to that ad, because it tells you a lot about that campaign. First of all, nothing addressing her opponents, Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness. She is running on the platform that she is telling | Read More »