Democratic National Convention to be lobbyist/corporate funded, after all.
And anybody who tells you that you can get money out of politics is either deluded, lying, or possibly both. Exhibit A: the upcoming Democratic convention in Charlotte, NC. The Democrats piously declared that of course no dirty, dirty corporate/lobbyist money would be allowed to be spent on putting the convention together. And everybody cheered… only, it’s now 2012 and there’s potentially a looming shortfall | Read More »
A long, drawn-out death rattle for Komen for the Cure?
You no doubt remember that controversy: Komen decided to stop funding Planned Parenthood, the Left erupted in rage, Komen backed down. Victory for the liberal feminist movement! …And how does victory look now? Well… Reuters: “Komen said it had had problems meeting targets in about half of the five fundraising events it has staged since the blowup. One in Lafayette, Louisiana, raised less than $400,000, | Read More »
Does Harry Reid have the courage to boycott MSNBC over Lawrence O’Donnell’s bigotry?
It’s a valid question, I think, given the way that Lawrence O’Donnell viciously and insultingly went after Mormonism last night on that network. Goodness knows that I have my problems with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. And I have no intention of converting to the LDS faith any time soon, or indeed at all. But to say “Mormonism was created by a guy in upstate | Read More »
The Maryland (and other States) Primary Results Open Thread.
Maryland’s getting pride of place because it’s a) where I live and b) has actual, non-Presidential primaries tonight. Presidential primary results here: Maryland’s state results are going to be… here, I guess. Looks like (as of 8:30 PM) Romney won DC & MD; Dan Bongino is ahead in the MD-SEN nomination; and the may-not-recognize-her-luck Nancy Jacobs is ahead in the absolutely vital* MD-02 race. Polls | Read More »
Constitutional Law 090 for President Obama: The Federalist Papers (#78).
You probably remember yesterday’s post by RedState’s Leon Wolf about how the President’s bizarre commentary on the Supreme Court (essentially, Barack Obama seems to think that constitutionality is in the eye of the supine legislature whose members promptly got decimated in the next Congressional election) demonstrates pretty much an explicit disdain for, and rejection of, the very doctrine of judicial review. Leon finished by saying | Read More »
Debbie Wasserman Schultz gets eviscerated by Doug McIntyre of 790 KABC.
Hey, who wants to hear Debbie Wasserman Schultz do the rhetorical equivalent of stepping on a Bouncing Betty? Well, we all do, of course. The video below is theoretically 3 minutes, 26 seconds long – but you’ll have to stop it at least twice so that you can recover from your laughing fit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7oiZFMRA8M&feature=youtu.be As I noted elsewhere earlier, I needed the transcript to this. | Read More »
NYT’s Richard Thaler savagely attacks Barack Obama.
I know, I’m as shocked as you are: but that’s what happened. You see, Richard Thaler was trying to push back on the entire steadily-rising gas price thing (four bucks a gallon, if you’re lucky), and so in an op-ed today for the New York Times Thaler authoritatively declared: Here is a one-item test to see whether you are guilty of cloudy thinking about gas | Read More »
The IRS is NOT investigating Gov. Nikki Haley (R, SC).
You may remember that a few days ago a minor South Carolinian political blog tossed out the very serious allegation that South Carolina governor Nikki Haley was about to be indicted by the Justice Department for alleged tax fraud involving her parents’ temple*. The keyword? “Imminent.” Well, it turns out that the IRS is not actually investigating either the Governor or the temple (H/T @RBPundit) | Read More »
The “Don’t You Love The Citizens United Case?” Friday Open Thread.
I mean, I personally love the Citizens United case. Aside from liking free speech, it seems to be a positive spur to creativity. Check out this latest spy spoof from American Crossroads, with Barack Obama starring as the almost-urbane secret agent trying to fumble-finger the rest of us into giving up our missile defense plans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Czo5Vf8KZs For the record: no, really, Vladimir Putin really does | Read More »
Sabato’s Crystal Ball predicts… DOOM for Congressional Democrats.
They crunched some numbers, put together an equation or two, sacrificed three white cockerels to Moloch and came up with… the Democrats picking up three seats in the House, and losing seven in the Senate. Which will lead people all over the spectrum to write posts and articles all using a variant of the concept Yes, probably. (pause) But…
The post-apocalyptic future of Obamacare?
So I watched this clip of James Carville furiously spinning the suddenly-more-plausible possibility of Obamacare going down utterly in flames as being the most awesome thing ever for Democrats: By the way: I should ask Erick how he manages to avoid pointing and laughing at performances like this. I don’t know that I could manage the same self-control. Anyway, Allahpundit watched the clip, too, and | Read More »
RS Interview: Dr. Scott Keadle (R-CAND, NC-08 PRI).
North Carolina’s Eighth District is currently held by Larry Kissell, with an emphasis on ‘currently;’ some long-overdue redistricting reform in that state ended up making the two-term Democrat’s seat… precarious. I talked to one of the conservatives running for the Republican nomination: Dr. Scott Keadle, a dentist and former county commissioner from the region. We talked about the race, as well as a little about | Read More »
Barack Obama asks for ‘flexibility’ from Medvedev on missile defense.
Alternative title: “Barack Obama begs Russia for more time to arrange capitulation on missile defense.” There’s an election coming up, you see – and if the President gets re-elected then he will be in a position where he won’t have to worry about those pesky voters, and their provincial dislike for having nuclear weapons pointed at their heads. Hence, the need for more time: President | Read More »
Obama’s first lose-lose Obamacare-related argument today.
The first round of the US Supreme Court’s attempts to settle the problem that is Obamacare takes place today, and from the Obama administration’s purely partisan (and particularly puerile) perspective, there’s no winning scenario available. Essentially, what’s happening today is the courts are hearing arguments about whether or not Obamacare’s individual mandate qualifies as a tax. If it does qualify as a tax, then under | Read More »
Robert Murphy on Peter Gleick’s faked Heartland memo: “oozing absurdities.”
I rather badly want to have been the person who first came up with that phrase, in fact. I feel that I need to get this on the record. Anyway, if you were looking for a recap on the entire didn’t-turn-out-as-intended climate alarmist attack on the Heartland Institute by – well, I suppose that it has not been proven in a court of law that | Read More »