A question for our readership: what would be worth McConnell resuming regular order?
Background: given that was effectively backhanded by the American people last night for what he done, there’s some question about what he’ll be doing next year. Which leads, indirectly, to an interesting question: while can and almost certainly will change Senate procedural rules back to the old system before the end of his term, there’s nothing to stop from switching them right back, and then proceeding to | Read More »
And, geez, this map of mine from March? It’s not particularly wrong, is it?
How many times must Scott Walker win Wisconsin-GOV, Democrats?
This is, what, the third time in four years? HOW? MANY? TIMES?
BREAKING NEWS! @ClayforNC is still running for office! (NC-02)
Of course, he’s apparently now running on foot. According to @ClayforNC, bus broke down in Cary and they had to leave it behind. "We’ve worked it to death" #ncpol pic.twitter.com/lme8OwczYQ — WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) November 4, 2014 Hey, remember when NC-02 was a tough race for us? …Me, neither.
A bunch of the celebrities in that Rock the Vote ad didn’t, in fact, vote.
Unsurprising… Rock The Vote released a public service announcement last month with a parody of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” that featured public figures who explained why they planned to vote in the midterm elections, but according to public records, a number of them didn’t vote in the last midterm election. At least five who appeared in the PSA — “Girls” actress Lena Dunham, | Read More »
Three days to go until the elections. The die is cast. So CALM DOWN.
Put another way: “Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your safety belts and put your tray tables back up into the full, upright position. We are beginning our final approach: our estimated touch-down time will be 72 hours.” Seriously, folks: this is the home stretch for the elections. The polls are highly unlikely to be anything except chaotic noise at this point; the fundamentals of the various races | Read More »
Staten Island Advance endorses… Michael Grimm (R, New York-11).
Why then, this is Hell: nor is the Staten Island Advance out of it. There are, on occasion, electoral races in which both candidates are of high quality and high integrity and conduct a tough but fair campaign about the issues. Fair-minded voters have a difficult choice, but they can know that, no matter who is elected, they’ll be well represented by someone who won’t | Read More »
Independent, NAMED sources: Mary Burke fired from family business for incompetence.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: when I heard that Mary Burke had been essentially accused of being a nepotism-loving nincompoop who had to be fired from her father’s company (Trek Bicycle Corp) because she couldn’t hack the family business, I… shrugged. The original story had one named source – former Trek HR director Gary Ellerman, who is now the chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party – | Read More »
If Ebola-treating medical personnel won’t self-quarantine, they must be quarantined anyway.
This passage from Hot Air sums up the current administration-friendly rhetoric over Ebola and quarantines nicely. Short version: the nurse who went overseas to treat Ebola patients, came back, had a fever, got isolated while they tested her, was released to Maine, and announced that she would be the judge of her own quarantining has just been told by Maine officials that no, they will be the judges. In other words, it’s only going | Read More »
New Hampshire, Vermont: look, all those states look alike to Elizabeth Warren.
You really don’t expect to care about New Hampshire, can you? The Senator can barely muster up enough energy to care about Massachusetts. So it’s not really surprising to hear that the woman apparently can’t be bothered to remember which state pretends to be from:
The Mark of the Udall Curse now damaging all other Udall candidacies THROUGHOUT SPACE AND TIME.
…OK, maybe that’s me being silly. But ‘s (D, NM) most recent Albuquerque Journal poll is the worst we’ve seen yet for him. Admittedly, 50-43 over Allen Weh is still a very good place for Udall to be, a week out – but keep an eye on this one, maybe. ‘s campaign taints all Democratic things that it touches with its mediocrity: it’s entirely possible that | Read More »