Obama Campaign in Full Fledged Panic Mode
From Politicker: In a conference call this afternoon, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign had one central message for their supporters when Election Day arrives tomorrow: They should “keep calm,” even if they hear snippets of information favoring Republican Mitt Romney. “My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day,” Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said, touting thousands of early ballots | Read More »
Why Today’s Polls are Exceptionally Bad for Obama
A glut of state polling was released this morning. On the face of it, things look good for the current occupant of the White House. But underneath, these results have the Obama campaign terrified. First, lets look at some obvious problems: Obama +4 in PA, and +3 in MI. None of these are good numbers, given that in both instances the lead has been cut | Read More »
Rick Perry does NOT want to be President
If he did, he would not have done this: Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. By employing an executive order, Perry sidestepped opposition in the Legislature from conservatives and parents’ rights groups who fear such a requirement would condone | Read More »
Finally. A Leader.
I had originally planned to write this diary yesterday but life interfered and you know what they say about the best laid plans. Anyway, today I awoke to this piece from Linda Chavez. It’s a good summary, but it glosses over so many of the more important points. Still, in the interests of fairness, I am guessing that Linda Chavez didn’t attend the townhall meeting | Read More »
An Open Question To All Teachers
Recently, I have taken to patrolling the comments section in our local newspaper here in Ohio. I don’t use the term ‘patrolling’ lightly either. It’s amazing that so many union shills descend on a newly posted article so quickly. It’s almost as if they are tipped off about the new piece. But our news media wouldn’t do that, would they? Of course not… but I | Read More »
Union Dues: Follow. The. Money.
It has occurred to me that in amongst all the other issues being discussed regarding the pending legislation in Wisconsin, there is an issue that is perhaps such an obvious reason for the current "to the last man" union attitude that we have missed it entirely. We have seen much commentary on how this is about eliminating mandatory union dues, and yes, without any question, | Read More »
Wisconsin and the Unions: Follow. The. Money.
I just had the pleasure (no, really!) of spending the last week in Wisconsin. While I was not in Madison itself, I was exposed to the opinions of many regular Wisconsinites. Indeed, last Friday I watched the local news during which one reported summed up the tone of the folks in the State:
1. The bill goes too far
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2. The teachers need to get back to work
Is Gillibrand in trouble in New York?
For those of us who’ve been watching and waiting for this election since November 5th, 2008, it’s pretty safe to say that only the most optimistic Republican activist would predict anything but Doom in New York. Even the special election to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when it was announced didn’t seem to garner much interest from any major Republicans in the state (if | Read More »