Pundit theory vs. activist practice, ACORN edition.
In 2008, I (and most of the rest of the Online Right) engaged in a long and unsuccessful fight against the notorious group ACORN. It was, honestly, a frustrating one: although you could show, time after time after time again, that ACORN was routinely involved in election fraud (including election registration fraud, which was its usual apologists’ prime excuse/primary distraction) we never could get any | Read More »
Gitmo is not going anywhere.
‘Zounds (Via Hot Air Headlines): Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantánamo prison, making it unlikely that President Obama will fulfill his promise to close it before his term ends in 2013. The “‘zounds” (which, by the way and in case you ever wondered, is short for ‘God’s wounds’) is not quite sardonic, | Read More »
Latest Cook Shift: Dem Woes Worsen.
It’s a little hard to immediately see, because what happened was an inadvertent cascade effect. A couple of races became competitive at the same time that rather more races became rather more competitive, one after the other. Net result? Six Democrats are now in more danger of losing their seats, while one Democrat is now in less danger: ID-01 Minnick Toss-Up Lean D NC-02 Etheridge | Read More »
DISCLOSE Act passes the House.
Elections have consequences – and here’s one, now. Thursday, the House of Representatives approved the bill 219-206, with 36 Democrats and 170 Republicans in opposition to the measure, which was written by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Maryland Democrat who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this year, and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who led the Senate Democrats’ campaign panel in 2008. The bill | Read More »
GOP shuts down deficit-increasing ‘jobs’ bill.
Ace of Spades HQ sums up wonderfully (if originally profanely) the destruction of that 100 billion dollar (and 30 billion deficit-increasing) waste of tax money* known as a ‘jobs bill:’ Democrats: Give us $30 billion. GOP: Um….no. Democrats: Come on! GOP: Nah. Democrats: How come? GOP: One, I don’t have it; and two, you’re already into me for more than a trillion already. Democrats: So | Read More »
Pensacola Beach closed due to Obamaspill.
Heckuva job there, Barry. A popular section of Pensacola Beach has been closed because of oil that washed ashore there. Government officials closed about a quarter-mile section of Casino Beach on Thursday. Thick pools of oil washed ashore there Wednesday. Via Gateway Pundit, via Instapundit. But never fear: the White House in on the case!
State of the race: Joel Pollak (R CAND, IL-09).
We’ve talked with Joel before: he took the time to speak with us yesterday. Joel’s site is here : he’ll be on Hannity tonight. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Here’s the Al Gore Masseuse police report.
Fun game for your morning: see how far you get into this report before you develop this sudden and burning need to go find a rock, and throw it at Al Gore. I personally made it to page 13. Background, for those unaware of the story: it’s alleged – I want to make that clear; alleged – that back in 2006 Gore attempted to force | Read More »
MoveOn.org Memory Holes ‘General Betray Us.’
Weasel Zippers has the details – and, more importantly, the screen shots: essentially, what happened was that MoveOn.org did a little cleanup once General Petraeus stopped being a would-be whipping boy for Senator Obama and started being President Obama’s last, best hope for not mucking up the Afghanistan war. Remember, back when George Bush was President, MoveOn attacked General Petraeus as “General Betray Us.” But | Read More »
Paul Kanjorski (D, PA-11) is a racist fool.
As a title, it is perhaps unsubtle: but since he is going around saying things like this… “We’re giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people — and they’re not minorities and they’re not defective and they’re not all the things you’d like to insinuate that these | Read More »
Nikki Haley, Tim Scott win SC primaries.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce all of you to Nikki Haley, the next Governor of South Carolina: …and Tim Scott, the next Representative for the First Congressional District of South Carolina:
MS/NC/SC/UT Election Results Open Thread.
Politico’s results are usually pretty up-to-date: results here. MS & SC closes at 7 PM; NC at 7:30; UT at 10 PM. [UPDATE] Politico calls it for Haley. And I smile. [UPDATE] Politico calls it for Mike Lee in UT.
Portion of Sen Orrin Hatch (R, UT) conference call.
Sen. Hatch had a conference call on Monday on two bills that he’s introduced in the Senate (the American Job Protection Act and the American Liberty Restoration Act) to remove, respectively, the employer mandate and the individual mandate from Obamacare. Below is my portion of the Q&A period: To summarize: I asked how we were going to get these bills passed in the 111th Congress, | Read More »
Meet Hunt Downer (R CAND, LA-03).
Hunt is one of the candidates running for Charlie Melancon’s seat in LA-03: the district is smack dab in the middle of Obamaspill, and as you can imagine, the candidate has views on that. Hunt’s a former general in the LA National Guard and state official, which gives him a pretty interesting perspective on this mess: His site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe | Read More »
Steny’s groundwork on raising taxes.
Quick: what does a video like this signify? Yup, it’s a helpful warning that you’re about to be reminded that you shouldn’t believe Democratic politicians when they promise to not raise your taxes.