Phil Hare (D, IL-17) lies about corn growers’ endorsement.
You know, in some ways I’m going to miss this miserable ignoramus, once he’s gone: Phil Hare’s such a marvelous chew toy, and the ones that I had expected to be savaging this season were unexpectedly unsatisfying. Alan Grayson? Too slimy; I wanted to take a shower every time I saw him in the news. Carol Shea-Porter? The room-temperature IQ problem made it kind of | Read More »
Cook’s DOOMList: 10/28/2010 edition.
This may be the penultimate DOOMList from Cook with regard to the House: it’s the Friday before the election and there’s just not much time left for tracking the ongoing Democratic party’s synchronized mass career implosion. Which is not to say that more extinction events won’t occur, but there’s a limit to how fast Cook can write them down. Candidate District Ranking Challenger Costa CA-20 | Read More »
New Alaska election write-in rules eliminate ‘Lisa M.’ gambit.
The above quote comes from a colleague, upon hearing the news that a fairly successful ‘get your name on the write-in list’ registration drive was formed in response to the Alaskan Supreme Court’s decision to suddenly make write-in candidate lists available for voters. You see, if you look at the old list you’ll see that there’s already a “Lisa M.” on there (Lisa M. Lackey); | Read More »
Clinton tried to get Meek out of FL-SEN race.
So, let’s sum up the White House’s thinking on how to salvage the Florida Senate race, five days before the election. They had a choice between: The guy who is a former state trooper, former state Democratic legislator, four-term Democratic Congressman, and the duly-chosen Democratic nominee for FL-SEN black; and The guy who is a long-term Republican legislator and current governor of Florida who has | Read More »
Remember November: The Final Act.
The last video in this series from the RGA, and it ends strong: Remember November: The Final Act from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo. …but there’s one thing that I want to push back on. I hear a lot of people talking about ‘taking America back;’ and that’s just plain wrong. I understand the sentiment, but it’s wrong. IT WAS NEVER THE DEMOCRATS’ TO TAKE | Read More »
Chris Christie kills ARC Train project. Again.
Hey, remember the ARC Train project? For those who don’t keep track of arcane New Jersey political footballs, the project was a long-proposed, long-delayed plan to build an underground light rail tunnel between Newark and NYC. This project got rushed ahead by former Governor Jon Corzine – Excuse me for a moment: former Governor Jon Corzine. That’s still a pleasure to type out. ..who needed | Read More »
CNN calls Alex Sink (D CAND, FL-GOV) a liar.
And no, it wasn’t Erick who did that. It was John King. Background: there was a debate on Monday night between Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott. There had been an agreement beforehand that there would be no notes or outside help… and Sink promptly ignored said agreement by taking advice from a campaign staffer via cell phone. The staffer has since been fired; and | Read More »
MN Democratic party attacks Catholics to get to Protestant.
The Protestant being Dan Hall, who is a candidate for Minnesota State Senate – and as far as I can tell, an Evangelical pastor. Which is not the same as a Roman Catholic priest. This is kind of important, as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota apparently thinks that all Christian clergy look alike to them. The short version is that the below ad was mailed | Read More »
Cook’s DOOMList: 10/26/2010.
This week’s adjustment by Cook is not that extensive, but it’s a doozy: Incumbent Republican MA-06 John Tierney Bill Hudak NJ-06 Frank Pallone Anna Little NC-04 David Price BJ Lawson OH-10 Dennis Kuchinich Peter Corrigan OR-04 Peter DeFazio Art Robinson TN-05 Jim Cooper David Hall TX-25 Lloyd Doggett Donna Campbell Those are all formerly-safe races that are now abruptly… not-safe. They’ve all gone from Safe | Read More »
New York Times: DOOM.
The actual title isn’t that, of course. The actual title is “Democrats Counting on Strength of Obama’s Get-Out-the-Vote Network“… which is merely semantically equivalent to the word/phrase/meme “DOOM.” If you’re “counting on” getting enough voters out there to erase your own, admitted failure to be the perceived front-runner, then you’ve already lost and you’re just trying to avoid a rout*. Thus it was for the | Read More »
Did Harry Reid pull strings to protect aide in immigration conspiracy?
The facts of the case are these: in 2003 Diana Tejada entered into a fraudulent conspiracy with Lebanese national Bassam Mahmoud Tarhini, with the aim of securing permanent US residency for the latter (there was also and investigation whether Mr. Tarhini had links to ‘extremist groups,’ but nothing was ever confirmed). Money changed hands. For the next five years Ms. Tejada continued to misrepresent her | Read More »
Jim Moran ranks military service below PTA membership.
Here’s a really good rule of thumb: when you’ve done something not only dumb, but actually vile – in this case, if you’ve declared that wearing your country’s uniform for twenty-four years is not ‘public service*’ – don’t compound the error later by trying to explain it away. Jim Moran (D, VA-08) apparently does not understand this rule of thumb, which is why he is | Read More »
Four out of five signs of DOOM.
Benjamin Sarlin has compiled a list of… well, five signs of DOOM: by his and my count we’ve hit four of them. The fifth (We Totally Meant To Lose Anyway) will probably hit in force after the next time Cook and/or Rothenberg update their list of Democrats whose staffers need to update their resumes and/or start shredding the paperwork in anticipation of Darrell Issa’s 2011 | Read More »
Frank Caprio (D CAND, RI-GOV), racist.
Well… if by ‘racist’ you mean ‘insufficiently respectful towards the President,’ which I understand is how the Democrats define the term these days. Caprio is a little upset that President Obama isn’t endorsing him in what is turning out to be a very close gubernatorial election between him and ‘independent’ Lincoln Chafee. So in classic sour-grapes fashion Caprio has decided that he doesn’t want Obama’s | Read More »
I believe that the FL-SEN race is now over.
When your second-place candidate (Crist) is reduced to heckling the first-place candidate (RUBIO) during an actual debate you can safely assume that the second-place candidate has given up on trying to win and is now merely trying to see just how spectacular a fireball that he can generate on impact. So, how spectacular? Answer? Quite spectacular, really. Then again, Crist was always a bit… gassy. | Read More »