Shame on Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. He Lied to Bill O’Reilly.
Last week, reports surfaced that the Senate GOP had a meeting in which Senators screamed at and berated Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. Senator Ron Johnson appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show to deny that anyone yelled or screamed at Senators Lee and Cruz in that meeting. Ron Johnson is a damn liar. There was one, and only one, Senator screaming at the top of | Read More »
Madison, Wisconsin mayor trying to deal with the CHICKENS! ….Coming home to ROOST!
Hey, remember all those sweetheart under-the-wire deals that Wisconsin public sector unions negotiated with Wisconsin Democrats, just after collective bargaining and public union reform got passed by Walker and the Wisconsin state legislature? Basically, they loaded up in 2011 for the foreseeable future… if you define ‘foreseeable future’ as ‘three years;’ to be fair, most Democratic politicians do. Anyway. Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!
Wisconsin Democrats looking at “Anybody But ME!” for Governor race?
Democrats in Wisconsin want you to know: they’re going to be on the stick for 2014! Wisconsin Democrats repeatedly made the argument at their state convention over the weekend that Governor Scott Walker needs to be defeated in 2014. Hear that! They’re tanned! Rested! And ready to go! However, there continue to be few hints about exactly who will take on that challenge in the | Read More »
Bob Shrum ignorantly and incorrectly lectures Senator Ron Johnson.
Here’s a pro-tip* for Bob Shrum: if you’re going to try to marginalize and mock a US Senator (to the point of calling him “buddy”), make sure that you have the right info first.
For Romney and Obama It’s All About the Ground Game Now
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Conroy to get his on the ground view of the race for the White House, why both campaigns think Iowa is winnable, and how the different approaches to get out the vote efforts may make a key difference in these closing days of the campaign.
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Do you want to repeal Obamacare?
Claire McCaskill. Bob Casey Jr. Sherrod Brown. Bill Nelson. Tammy Baldwin. Tim Kaine. These Senators and Senate candidates all support or even voted for Obamacare. Importantly, they all have Republican opponents who have a chance to win, thanks in part to the growing support for Mitt Romney in their swing states.
If we want to defeat Obamacare, it is critical that we elect Republicans to as many Senate seats as we can. The sad fact is that we can’t just get 50 and hope to win on a reconciliation tiebreak vote cast by Paul Ryan. You never know if the Democrats might find an anti-TEA party Republican who oppose the will of the voters and come to the other side. So we need to elect as many Republicans as we can.
That means no Republican left behind. George Allen, Tommy Thompson, Connie Mack, Josh Mandel, Tom Smith, and yes, Todd Akin are six key anti-Obamacare votes we need to elect, along with of course Mitt Romney.
We can only do this if we knock on doors, contact voters, and get out the vote for this important election. Please help.
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, bill nelson
, Bob Casey Jr.
, Claire Mccaskill
, connie mack
, George Allen
, Josh Mandel
, Junior Casey
, Sherrod Brown
, Tammy Baldwin
, Tim Kaine
, Todd Akin
, tom smith
, Tommy Thompson
Partner of Mark Pocan (D CAND, WI-02) sent threatening texts to attacked Kyle Wood (staffer to R-CAND). [UPDATE: Story recanted.]
[FURTHER UPDATE: Media Trackers retracts, apologizes for putting out the story. My apologies to Mr. Frank for my reaction; it was obviously uncalled for.] [UPDATE: The police are now reporting that the staffer’s story has been recanted. Absent any evidence to the contrary, this would include the alleged text messages: I look forward with some interest to whether that, at least, can be verified. And | Read More »
Big Bird vs. Coal
“If you don’t have a record to run on… you make a big election about small things.” – Barack Obama, 2008. In 2008, Barack Obama made the above comment. In 2012, he is proving it to be true, attempting to refocus this year’s presidential election on the weighty topic of… Big Bird. But while Obama attempts to eke out a win by spotlighting a muppet, | Read More »
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The Paul Ryan Factor: Barack Obama Campaign Subtly Admits Wisconsin is in Play
Barack Obama suddenly feels the need to go to Wisconsin to campaign. But look how subtly they are admitting the state is in play. If you go to BarackObama.com and look on the front page you will find no mention of it. To find it, you have to go here. It’s very subtle and under the radar and it might not have made as much | Read More »
Paul Ryan’s Horrible Janesville ‘Lie’: Accurately Quoting the President and Recounting Actual Events
Several of the statements made in Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s RNC address Wednesday night have triggered strong reactions from the Obama campaign and its surrogates throughout the media. One of the biggest points of contention is Ryan’s anecdote about a GM plant in his hometown of
Jaynestown Janesville, Wisconsin, which closed just months after being visited by then-candidate Barack Obama.
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina responded to the story by accusing Ryan of “dishonestly attack[ing] Barack Obama for the closing of a GM plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin — a plant that closed in December 2008 under George W. Bush,” while some journalists and media “fact-checkers” have written their own context into Ryan’s remarks in order to claim them false.
Let’s look at exactly what Obama said, what Ryan said, and then at what happened.
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Why the Left freaked out about Paul Ryan telling the truth about the Janesville closing.
There was a GM plant in Janesville. Barack Obama did make a speech there in 2008. He did, in that speech, make those comments*. And the plant did not “last another year” – despite, I should note, the Obama administration’s bailout of GM that the administration is kind-of, sort-of touting as an ‘achievement.’ These are all true things; which has not kept the Left from screaming otherwise, to the point where the Obama campaign has officially (and in my opinion, unwisely) called Paul Ryan a liar.
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Election Day in Wisconsin: Go Vote for Mark Neumann
It’s time Wisconsin. Heck, it has been a long time coming. Today, please go vote for Mark Neumann for the United States Senate. Polls in Wisconsin have the race incredibly close. There is a real chance for Wisconsin to send a man to the Senate who will join Ted Cruz, Richard Mourdock, Deb Fischer, and the conservatives already there to bring back fiscal sanity to | Read More »
Why Won’t Eric Hovde Sign the ‘No New Tax’ Pledge?
It is one area where Eric Hovde is to the left of Tommy Thompson. He will not sign Americans for Tax Reform’s “No New Tax” pledge. Hovde has, instead, launched a broadside attack on ATR and Grover Norquist claiming that Norquist is in the pocket of corporate interests. Pot, meet kettle. In fact, I have well documented concerns about ATR and Norquist, but the pledge | Read More »
Eric Hovde’s Fuzzy Memory Regarding His Donation to Doyle
There is a sad reality we must confront. We have less than 10 reliable conservatives in the Senate. If we ever hope to improve our fortunes in the “House of Lords,” we cannot become complacent and squander even a single opportunity to grow our numbers. We’ve enjoyed successes in Texas and Indiana this year, as well as Nebraska (to a certain extent). The next battle | Read More »
In Wisconsin, Conservatives Should Rally for Mark Neumann
I have supported Mark Neumann’s candidacy in the Wisconsin Senate race, but was also somewhat ambivalent about Eric Hovde. Above all else, I did not want to get in a situation where conservatives were divided and Tommy Thompson won. Goal number one in Wisconsin must be to stop Tommy Thompson. But it is time to set the ambivalence aside. With one week to go we | Read More »