Round Up of the Off Year Election Analysis
Broder: “Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee, a leader of the moderate-conservative “Blue Dogs,” called the result ‘a wake-up call for Congress. A tidal wave could be coming.’” “Democratic pollster Peter Hart, in a memo to his clients, warned of the possible consequences of “the disappointment and disgust the American public feels toward Washington. It is as strongly negative as the period of 1979-80 and 1973-74.” | Read More »
More Democrats behaving badly?
While I felt that my response to this Washington Post article involving the investigation of seven PMA Porkers* was pretty succinct (mad giggling usually is), this follow-up article describing the document disclosure (completely accidental, of course) and some more names to watch deserves at least a bullet points list. Also of interest to ethics investigators, apparently: Charles Rangel (D, NY): Junketing to Caribbean islands on | Read More »
Neither Reid nor Pelosi have the Votes
Like robots programed to march until they find a cliff and can march no longer, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi have been forced into the most contorted public position on any legislation — perhaps ever. Senator Durbin (D-IL), the U.S. Senate Majority Whip said yesterday that the left forced the Democrat’s hand, and we’ll “see where we come out.” (H/T Huffington Post.) | Read More »
Pethokoukis: America’s Banana Republic Economy
James Pethokoukis (Reuters) cites two examples of why America is well down the road of a banana republic economy. Our record debt levels and deficits, combined the fiscal fantasy land the White House and Congress work and live in are writ large in both examples. First, the White House announces a $250 payment to every senior for inflation that didn’t exist. “In effect, a COLA | Read More »
WaPo calls White House ‘Agnewesque.’
Another for the ‘media’s starting to get just a bit tired of the administration’s crusade against Fox News’ file. From Ruth Marcus: Obama’s dumb war with Fox News There’s only one thing dumber than picking a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel — picking a fight with people who don’t even have to buy ink. The Obama administration’s war on Fox News | Read More »
The Bananization of Our Republic Continues
Desperate men do desperate things, and those who have any doubt just how desperate the Dems are over passing health reform should read the Washington Post editorial that puts the lie to what the White House and Senate Majority Leader Reid are attempting to do — put $241 billion in new health reform spending off-budget. Off-budget is Washington speak for lets-spend-the-money-but-not-count-that-we-are-spending-it. Taking ever so slight | Read More »
Creigh Deeds Becomes the Baby-Daddy of Failure
“I hope to God you understand this race is winnable.” Vice President Joe Biden at yesterday’s fundraiser for VA gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. Having flogged the nothingburger story of the 20-year-old master’s thesis of VA Attorney General Bob McDonnell to bloody rags, the Washington Post does and abrupt volte face today and blames the lackluster campaign of Democrat candidate Creigh Deeds on flogging Bob McDonnell’s | Read More »
Vapor Bill Gets a Vapor Score from CBO
The MSM would like the American public to believe that the Senate Finance Committee bill was scored by the Congressional Budget Office. After all, WaPo, the NYT and the WSJ reported: WaPo: “The bill would cost $829 billion over the next decade.” NYT: “The budget office analyzed the bill … its newly projected cost — $829 billion over 10 years.” WSJ: “The latest Senate health | Read More »
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The Washington Post catches up with me on the fundraising story. Yes, *me*.
A regular reader of mine might be forgiven for wondering why there’s any sort of surprised tone in this Washington Post article. Democrats Are Jarred by Drop In Fundraising Democratic political committees have seen a decline in their fundraising fortunes this year, a result of complacency among their rank-and-file donors and a de facto boycott by many of their wealthiest givers, who have been put | Read More »
WaPo retracts racism charges made by Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig.
Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig being the Washington reporters who did their level best to make their story about James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles racial: Though O’Keefe described himself as a progressive radical, not a conservative, he said he targeted ACORN for the same reasons that the political right does: its massive voter registration drives that turn out poor African Americans and Latinos against Republicans. | Read More »
Well, nobody expects Rahm Emanuel to be historically literate.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) In the process of reading this otherwise unsurprising WaPo article about how the President is still trying to figure out how to counter the quote-unquote “right wing noise machine*,” we’re treated to this bit from White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: …the John Birch Society was created in reaction to Kennedy… Um. No. No, it wasn’t. I got no love | Read More »
Did Pelosi Roll Obama?
Politico is reporting that the President will back a public option in his speech before the Joint Session of Congress tonight. This means that the President will not get his public option through the Senate, nor will he likely have the votes in the House, since by including the public option, the political price for a yes vote became very high for moderate Democrats. Add | Read More »
Bob McDonnell’s “Macaca” Moment – And How He Can Get Past It
2006; Senator George Allen is running for re-election against former Republican Jim Webb. Despite the polls everywhere showing that the GOP was going to have a very unhappy Election Night in a few weeks, Allen was comfortably ahead and already planning his next six years in Washington DC representing the Commonwealth of Virginia. Then he (as he says), derisively referring to a video stalker working | Read More »
Zogby Poll: Obama’s Approval at 42%, WaPo: Senate Moves First on ObamaCare
From Bloomberg: A survey of 4,518 likely voters by Zogby International Aug. 28-31 put Obama’s approval rating at a record-low 42 percent; it also showed he’s well liked. “He’s got to get control of his presidency,” said John Zogby, president of Zogby International. And the Washington Post has the following assessment for Obamacare: With health-care reform, the administration appears to have two options, one of | Read More »