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 »
Congratulations Rush Limbaugh
Congrats to my friend Rush Limbaugh. According to the Drudge Report, Rush has won Author of the Year from the Children’s Book Council. The CBC is an organization where children themselves vote for their favorite author. If you have not read the Rush Revere series, you should. They are actually great books and my kids are fans. My son has a horse he calls Lightning, | Read More »
David Perdue Sounds Like a Man Who’d Raise Taxes
I told you people he’d go there. You didn’t believe me. But he is a CEO who lives in the private, gated community of a private gated island. They see the world differently. CEO’s make really crappy senators because they feel compelled to cut deals and transcend the rubes of party politics to prove their own statesman like qualities. And David Perdue finally went there | Read More »
Heads They Win. Tails We Lose.
This is how it is and always will be. It is still funny to point it out. Mitch McConnell and company poured dollars into beating Ben Sasse in Nebraska. K Street turned out with him. Shane Osborn got to parade before Republican Senators. They had him a nice fundraiser at the NRSC. At the end of the race the Establishment Super PACs spend over a | Read More »
Hunter Biden Joins the Ukraine Gas Conglomerate’s Board
If you go there now you may get a 404 error like I just did. But if you go to the Google cache you’ll find that while Vice President Biden was visiting Ukraine, the country decided to put Hunter Biden on the board of Burisma. According to the press release of Ukraine’s largest gas provider, R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ | Read More »
Idols of Our Destruction
People, regardless of demographic, are into idols. We have cults of personality, standards by which we judge all comers, issues (not principles) on which we will not compromise, and the ideal of the nation itself. Not all are idols, but all can be idols. In political seasons, we make idols of our candidates — they are flawless, pure, and indestructible. That is until they are | Read More »
The Great Divide
When Christy Lemire reviewed Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomanic Vol. 1″ she described it as “unexpected and so refreshing, especially given its subject matter.” Her review of “Moms’ Night Out” begins with “Depressingly regressive and borderline dangerous, “Moms’ Night Out” peddles archaic notions of gender roles in the name of wacky laughs.” A comedy about mothers going out together “peddles archaic notions of gender roles.” I | Read More »
Russell Moore and the Radio
Russell Moore is right. Christian talk radio, with some great exceptions, is largely insufferable. As both a talk radio show host and a student of the format, I listen to liberal talk, Christian talk, FM guy talk, political talk, NPR — you name it. I listen to it. And I find most Christian talk and pretty much all leftwing or “progressive” talk to be some | Read More »