Jessica Sanford, one of @BarackObama’s #obamacare ‘success stories,’ will have no insurance.
Oh dear God but the Democrats have not done right by this woman. OLYMPIA, Nov. 17.—Jessica Sanford, the Federal Way woman who got a shout-out from President Obama last month with her fan letter for the Affordable Care Act, got a rather rude awakening last week. Turns out she doesn’t qualify for a tax credit after all. At least that’s what the letter said that | Read More »
‘This Town’ Needs an Enema
Mark Leibovich of the New York Times has written a pretty scathing book about Washington, DC, called This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital. It is a pretty accurate portrayal of the Washington, DC more and more Americans have come to hold in contempt. There exists in Washington a new aristocracy where, for example, a poor boxer from | Read More »
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
I remember it so clearly — a memory you can only remember so clearly when it is from sadness. You can’t let it go. I was sitting in the mud by the rear passenger side tire of my old Acura cradling my one year old in the steady, driving rain. I was sobbing doing my best not to fall apart in front of my little | Read More »
Fallout from Seattle’s killer plastic bag ban policy.
Quick background: Seattle last year instituted a ban on plastic bags and mandated a charge for paper bags, on the grounds that doing so would force consumers to use recyclable bags. This is all ostensibly for improving the quality of life in Seattle: “I think we’ve gotten to a place where it’s really going to work for the environment, businesses and the community in general,” | Read More »
Annnnnnd the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is leaking again.
Yes, “leaking.” Six underground radioactive waste tanks at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday. [snip] The tanks, which already are long past their intended 20-year life span, hold millions of gallons (liters) of a highly radioactive stew left from decades of plutonium production for nuclear weapons. Yes, “again” (via @seanmdav): In our 1989 report on the Department | Read More »
BTW: The GOP just took control of Washington’s state Senate.
SURPRISE! Democratic State Sens. Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon announced they would create a majority power-sharing coalition with Senate Republicans, throwing control of the chamber into question. While the new coalition pledged to start preparing for next month’s session, Democratic leaders who now hold a slim majority signaled they will fight the proposal. One wonders how, given that the existing plan has been signed off | Read More »
The Future of Marriage Will be at Stake Next Week
The most important issue for conservatives on election night, aside for the individual elections, will be the question of gay marriage. Maryland, Minnesota, Maine, and Washington – all blue states – will be holding ballot referendums on gay marriage. In three of those states, we will be playing defense. If the ballot question passes, gay marriage will be recognized in those states. In Minnesota, we | Read More »
National, WA State Democrats take in 121K of Catholic-hating cultist money!
Well. This was highly disturbing to read: Democrats on the bottom of the ticket in Washington state all the way to the very top are caught in a pickle. Stand against religious bigotry or give back some $60,000 in state campaign cash contributed by world-famous spiritual channeler JZ Knight after videos showing Knight preaching hatred of Catholics became public. In a story that may become | Read More »
Pro-Life Justice in Danger in Washington State
I admit, I’m no expert on the politics of the Evergreen State, but its races deserve more attention than we on the Right usually get it. After all, it was the 2004 gubernatorial election pitting Republican Dino Rossi against Democrat Christine Gregoire that was the textbook definition of a stolen election until the 2008 Minnesota Senate race came along. This year, for example, the gubernatorial election is | Read More »
Darcy Burner: Bringing The Crazy to the WA-01 Election!
I had heard that Darcy Burner – best known for being a Democrat who couldn’t beat a Republican in Washington state during the two worst election cycles for Republicans in living memory – spoke yesterday at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI (I happen to be in town myself for the much cooler Breitbart Awards conference that the Franklin Center/the Heritage Foundation is putting on). Feeling | Read More »
Norm Dicks (D, WA-06) cuts and runs.
This one must have hurt, really. I mean: a guy spends over three and a half decades in Congress. He’s carefully establish himself as a convenient… receptacle… for almost-respectable defense lobbyist payoffs. And he’s just gotten the brass ring: next in line to his party’s top slot at Appropriations. And in the last Congress? That spot was the Holy Grail for people who wanted to | Read More »
Anthony Weiner and his eponymous Twitter “hack”
Friday night Anthony Weiner, Democrat from New York City and Client Number Nine‘s successor in the House (Edit: mixed up my NY Dems, sorry!), had a problem on Twitter. His account, @RepWeiner, had posted on it a rather inappropriate message. It went like so: RepWeiner @GennetteNicole http://yfrog.com/h25m3luj 22 hours, 18 minutes ago The Twitter post and the image on YFrog have since been deleted. To | Read More »
What Better Way to Signal the World You “Get It?” – Hire Washington Insiders!
So, expecting to pick up a number of seats by “newbies,” what do GOP leaders in Washington want to ensure? They want “GOP insiders to staff outsiders,” according to Roll Call. Eric Cantor’s staff added, “There’s a lot of important work to get done right out of the gate, so it’s important that newly elected Republicans have access to experienced, competent staff so that they | Read More »
The Illegals Are Canvassing
Out in Washington State, illegal aliens are canvassing for Patti Murray. That’s right — they are going door to door encouraging people to go vote and vote for Patti Murray. It is not illegal for illegals to go canvassing, other than the part about them being illegal in the first place. But it is rather indicative of the stark differences between Rossi and Murray on | Read More »
Patty Murray’s Attack Ad Redux: Recycled Video May Raise Campaign Finance Questions
Promoted from diaries. Also: wow. – Moe Lane If you have been getting an annoying sense of déjà vu while watching the air blitz in the U.S. Senate race, it may be because you’ve seen it all before. I’m not referring to Republican challenger Dino Rossi’s previous campaigns for elected office, but instead to a remarkable amount of video and interview footage from Sen. Patty | Read More »