From the Mail Bag: Juris Doctorate Edition
Hahahahahahaha. As a lawyer, or at least as a recovering one, putting “JD” next to your name is probably the most ridiculous thing a person can do. I don’t even know people who do “Esq.” anymore for the most part, but “JD”? Really? Oh, and Streiff is getting a promotion for his excellent ability to rid us of high in the saddle JD’s. From: Adam | Read More »
Kingston, Hice, and Loudermilk
I had hoped that Karen Handel would be able to get into the runoff for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. She is a dear friend and was a great candidate. Though underfunded, she tirelessly built momentum in the final few weeks of the campaign. But Phil Gingrey was able to get enough support out of the metro-Atlanta portion of his district that it, among other | Read More »
McConnell for Senate
I genuinely like and rooted for Matt Bevin. But his campaign made an early mistake that got amplified through the course of the campaign. He needed to give the reason “why him” instead of “why not McConnell.” Instead, he got beaten in the definition game, outspent, and overrun. Matt Bevin will not be the Republican nominee in Kentucky. As much as I wish he would | Read More »
Republican Tom MacArthur Uses Lawfare Against Steve Lonegan
Tom MacArthur is running against Steve Lonegan in the 3rd Congressional District in New Jersey. According to my friend Charles Johnson, MacArthur is suing Steve Lonegan, Lonegan’s treasurer, secretary, campaign manager, consultants, researcher, Charles himself — everyone associated with Lonegan’s campaign. Why? It has to do with the Lonegan campaign distributing this news article. According to the Daily Mail: Tom MacArthur ran York Risk Services | Read More »
Losing Oregon: Does the NRSC Vet Its Candidates?
I think the NRSC would much prefer beating up conservatives in 2014 than win the Senate. The NRSC has spent so much time and money attacking conservatives and running smear and whisper campaigns about them, we now have another candidate they did not vet. We have lost Oregon with Monica Wehby. She seemed to be a good candidate with a great ad that neutralized her | Read More »
Thad Campaign & NRSC Had Weeks to Coordinate McDaniel Attack
Well, well, well. The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s staff has been all over the internet blaming Chris McDaniel for some nut job videotaping Mrs. Cochran. What’s more, they claimed that no one knew anything about anything other than the McDaniel campaign. But now we know they’re lying. Thad Cochran’s campaign knew about it for at least two weeks. It’s unclear why Cochran’s attorney, Don Clark, | Read More »
Michelle Nunn Refuses to Say She Would Have Voted for Obamacare
Straight from the Fortress of Sanctimony, Michelle Nunn has flown out to talk about Obamacare. She says absolutely nothing other than showing her poindextery self to be one of the few Americans who comfortably uses the word “architect” as a verb. She says she could not say whether she would have voted for Obamacare. In a recent debate, she said she supported Obamacare. But she | Read More »
The Rundown on the Georgia Runoff
Most political eyes will be focused on Georgia’s Republican primary on Tuesday. With Mitch McConnell a sure thing for re-election at this point (though see if Bevin can break 40%, which I think he can), Georgia is where the great unknown is. In fact, there are only three things known about Georgia’s elections right now. One, the Democrats are not going to win the state | Read More »
Was This a Coordinated Hit on Chris McDaniel?
By now you know about the situation with that nutter who went to videotape Mrs. Cochran in her nursing home. The Cochran campaign, DC reporters with a close relationship to the NRSC, and the Mississippi press all worked very fast to tar and feather the McDaniel campaign. I have to wonder if this was coordinated. I ask because the situation came to light due to | Read More »
It Is Time for Ted Cruz to Leave the National Republican Senatorial Committee
Ted Cruz is the Vice Chairman for Grassroots Outreach of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”). It is through that appointment that the NRSC hoped to patch up its differences with conservatives. Instead, it is more and more clear the NRSC is both at war with those groups who support Ted Cruz and at war with those candidates most likely to assist Ted Cruz in | Read More »
97 Days in 2 Years: Pat Roberts Rarely Goes to Kansas
Pat Roberts continues to prove he is Virginia’s third senator. His wife is a realtor there; his car has Virginia tags; he pays more property tax there than Kansas; his primary residence is there; the tax bills for his Kansas rental property go there — you get the picture. Now comes even more. USA Today is reporting that in the last two years, Pat Roberts, | Read More »
BREAKING: People Read Blogs in Mississippi. NRSC Blames Chris McDaniel For Mississippi Literacy.
“[T]he Cochran campaign and NRSC decided to exploit the show of concern for political gain by lying about who knew what.” Thad Cochran is getting his butt kicked in Mississippi by conservative challenger Chris McDaniel. That has sent the NRSC and its friends into a tailspin and they are desperate to tar and feather Chris McDaniel. Some freak in Mississippi has handed them their latest | Read More »
Go See Godzilla
I guess I am just going to start reviewing all the movies I go see. So this week, let’s dig into Godzilla. I liked it, which must mean Sonny Bunch will hate it. [UPDATED: I WAS WRONG!!!! Sonny Bunch likes it. He really likes it. So now you must go see it. It has to be better than the rock monsters in Noah because we | Read More »
Does the NRSC Vet Its Candidates?
This looks like a question that must now be asked. First, it looks like Pat Roberts, the NRSC’s candidate in Kansas turns out to be a Virginia resident. But this question must be asked, in particular, about Thad Cochran, the NRSC’s candidate in Mississippi. I should stop and say it is also worth asking because anytime a conservative the NRSC does not support does something | Read More »
The New York Times paid its editor, Jill Abramson, less than the prior editor. She raised the issue. A few weeks later she was fired. Whether the two are connected or not is largely irrelevant at this point. The very same people who brought us the war on women are now tearing themselves apart like the “Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the | Read More »