Irony, Thy Name is Lugar
Richard Lugar does not even own a home in Indiana anymore. Despite this, someone thought it would be a good idea for his campaign to attack challenger Richard Mourdock for absenteeism. Seriously. The Lugar campaign has released the following ad, which you can judge on its own merits: The Mourdock campaign has responded: Since Richard Morudock took office as State Treasurer in 2007, his office | Read More »
Richard Lugar Calls TEA Party Voters Morons
Richard Lugar’s campaign just sent out a truly astounding email. The email reprinted in whole an article from Mike O’Brien titled Dan Parker’s favorite Republican. Although the article wasn’t written by Lugar, it was enthusiastically pimped in its entirety by Lugar’s campaign, thus indicating Lugar’s basic agreement with it. The article reeks with contempt for conservatives in general and TEA Party voters in particular – | Read More »
Federal Judge Strikes a Blow Against Regulatory Fascism
Via the Becket Fund (.pdf) we are informed that a Federal Judge (the same judge who ruled in 2010 that DADT was unconstitutional and ordered an openly gay service member reinstated to the military) has struck down Washington state pharmacy regulations that can only accurately be described as fascistic. The regulations in question declared that no pharmacy in the State of Washington was permitted to | Read More »
When Petard Hoisting Goes Horribly Wrong
It seldom ends well when stupid people try to be clever. The latest case in point involves some Democrats in the Georgia legislature: This afternoon, the House Judiciary (Non-Civil) Committee will take up HB 954, a measure that would prohibit abortions on women who are more than 20 weeks pregnant. Current law prohibits abortions after the second trimester, or about 24 weeks. ** snip ** | Read More »
Where is the Race?
The recent polling on the state of the GOP Primary is either bad news or catastrophic news for Mitt Romney. According to PPP, this thing is already almost over for Romney, as PPP shows Santorum up by 15 nationally and 15 in Michigan. The latter is probably equally bad for Romney; if he loses by 15 points in what is essentially a second home state | Read More »
An Open Challenge to Supporters of Rick Santorum
UPDATE: A commenter found this from October 19, 2008, shortly after the passage of TARP. I think the reporter is at least somewhat confused by what Santorum was saying but it is clear that Santorum came across as anything but a crusading opponent of TARP: This from a man who also spent a long part of the visit explaining the intricacies of the financial bailout | Read More »
The [Main] Problem with Santorum
As I have said here before, I like Rick Santorum. For being a Senator from Pennsylvania, he was pretty darn good. He’s undoubtedly a very strong pro-lifer, which means that he and I are in tune on the most important political issue to me. I still do not consider him to be a good nominee for President whatsoever. Let us grant for just a moment | Read More »
What the Heck is Wrong with Mitt Romney?
Sometimes – well, frankly, pretty often – Mitt Romney scares the crap out of me. I’m already on record saying that I think he’d be a much better President than Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum, and nothing that has happened in the last month has changed that. Both Gingrich and Santorum are completely devoid of either the temperament or experience to handle the job of | Read More »
As of today, Rick Santorum officially has no more delegates than he had yesterday. That said, as CNN is just now this moment calling Colorado for Santorum in a stunning upset, his clean sweep of the states who voted/caucused today is a stunning rebuke to both Romney’s purported march through February and Newt Gingrich’s position as the favored not-Romney candidate. Santorum’s performance was impressive in | Read More »
Ron Paul, Constitutional Scholar
People like to say, “Ron Paul’s got a great domestic program, it’s just his foreign policy I don’t like.” Really, people only say that because they don’t take the time to understand what Ron Paul’s domestic program is all about, or at least the more insane details thereof. One particular example of this is Ron Paul’s view on monetary policy. Paul, who likes to present | Read More »
CO/MN/MO Results Coveritlive!
Should be an interesting night. Click the box or join in in the comments!
Today could end up being an embarrassing day for any Republican presidential candidate not named Rick Santorum. Today, Colorado and Minnesota hold their caucuses, and Missouri holds their weird non-binding primary. Newt failed to qualify for the Missouri ballot, which means Santorum is widely expected to win Missouri today. The only company polling Minnesota right now is PPP, which today released a poll purporting to | Read More »
Negotiating With Terrorists
I would like to take a moment to address something that you hear every Presidential cycle and which is making the rounds again in force this year – the threat that “if [Candidate X] wins the nomination, I am going to stay home/vote third party/vote for Obama.” The loudest and most vocal group of these folks during this election cycle are the Romney opponents; however, | Read More »
Jim Moran (D-VA) Thinks Black People Aren’t as Smart as White People
It is good to see that Jim Moran is not resting on his laurels. Even though he already held the title of most racist member of Congress, he has been busy making absolutely sure no one even approaches catching up with him. “People like Mr. [Allen] West, and Governor Brewer and so on, particularly Mr. West, is not only not representative of the African-American community | Read More »
Mid-Week Open Thread
To kick things off, via the MRC, we have a reminder that there are still some people in this country who are ignorant, racist trash. Language warning. Open thread!