Quote of the Day, From The Mouth Of Terry McAuliffe’s Business Partner edition.
Greentech Automotive president Charles Wang, on the dubious joys of partnering with Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe: …there are days when Mr. Wang says he wishes he had never gone into business with a politically connected partner. “I learned a lot of things,” he said. “Politicians or people with political backgrounds are dangerous to business.” Bolding mine – and get that up on a campaign | Read More »
Senator Brian Schatz (D, Hawaii): did you have carnal relations with that sheep?
No, I never thought that I’d have the opportunity to write that out, either. But apparently this is the world that we live in, now: Hawaii senator Brian Schatz involved in simulated sheep rape rituals U.S. Senator Brian Schatz once led a fraternity that got into trouble with the law and animal welfare groups for threatening to sodomize a sheep.
Two questions for former President Bill Clinton about Bob Filner. #waronwomen
Question One (H/T: Instapundit): Was former President Bill Clinton aware of Bob Filner’s history of sexual predation when Clinton endorsed Filner in 2012 for Mayor of San Diego? Question Two – because we all know that, in the unlikely event that anybody in the Media ever has the nerve to actually ask that question of Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton will promptly say “No:” Why was | Read More »
Danny Davis (D), Bobby Rush (D): involved in Mugabe lobbying scheme?
Guys, guys, guys: Mugabe’s radioactive. I know that his money spends as good as anybody else’s, but that’s only because he uses foreign currency for the bribes lobbying. Zimbabwe’s local currency is, in a word, useless; and there’s a reason for that. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
Why has Bob Filner not been arrested? #waronwomen
Is there not enough evidence by now for a grand jury? Because there are several members of the National Women’s Veterans Association of America (NWVAA) that would no doubt like an answer to those two questions. Three weeks ago, as women began to step forward to reveal instances of sexual harassment, the veterans at the NWVAA began to compare notes. Tara Jones, the president of | Read More »
New York Republicans take issue with NARAL NY disclosure carve-out.
The really short version: the state of New York has a law in place that requires donor transparency for nonprofit organizations. Last week NARAL Pro-Choice New York received a unique exemption for that policy – and I mean unique; the rules were determining exemptions got changed after NARAL got its exemption. Since then the NY GOP has actually managed to get upset about something done | Read More »
Reince Priebus to CNN, NBC: drop the Hillary propaganda films, or lose primary debate access.
Their call. The head of the Republican Party threatened Monday to cut out CNN and NBC from the GOP presidential primary debates if the networks do not shelve their plans to air lengthy features on Hillary Clinton — who is widely expected to be a Democratic candidate in the 2016 election. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus accused both networks of trying to put “a | Read More »
RedState Gathering Interview: Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX).
The below does not even remotely represent the amount of video that got shot at this year’s RedState Gathering: in fact, it does not even remotely represent the amount of video that RedState shot at this year’s Gathering, or the amount of video shot of Governor Rick Perry. But the Governor had some time to talk with me on some of the issues involving Texas | Read More »
#dontblink #rsg13 Ted Cruz says “Don’t blink.”
#dontblink pic.twitter.com/TwBsTw3hWy — Moe Lane (@moelane) August 2, 2013 If you’re wondering why there’s a sudden blizzard of #dontblink tags coming from RedState Gathering folks today, it’s because of something that Ted Cruz said during his speech at the Gathering today. Basically, Senator Cruz was asked about how conservatives should hold firm on defunding Obamacare in the face of concerted effort by the media and | Read More »
Live webcast for the #RSG13 (RedState Gathering).
This should give you the proceedings as they happen in real-time. Live Video streaming by Ustream
Gov. Pat McCrory (R, North Carolina) shuts down pro-abortion protest! …by giving them cookies.
That was not a typo. Or euphemism. (Photo by Irene Godinez) Gov. Pat McCrory hasn’t been willing to meet with the women (and a few men) protesting an abortion bill that opponents say restricts access to safe abortions. But he did stop by this afternoon with a plate of chocolate chip cookies. McCrory was flanked by four security guards as he came out of the | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi must resign from the House over Bob Filner coverup.
I usually try not to put things that starkly, particularly since a Republican saying that a Democrat needs to resign is going to be (justifiably) taken with a grain of salt, but… this is ridiculous. “I blew the whistle on [Bob Filner's sexual harassment] two years ago to the Democratic Party leadership,” former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña said. Saldaña said that in summer 2011 six prominent | Read More »
Why the government cannot social-media the young into signing up for #Obamacare.
This morning, while running errands with kids in tow, I did something that I try not to do (and usually regret doing): I listened to CSPAN radio when they were taking comments. Normally, this is a mistake of epic proportions: CSPAN callers typically are like Youtube commenters who have been hit with an Evolvo-Ray, only it’s a prototype and there’s still that pesky stress atavism | Read More »
@NancyPelosi is being FAR too modest about her protection of FISA.
I admit, Nancy Pelosi talks a good game about how she hates FISA on general principles: When contacted, a Pelosi aide did not dispute the minority leader’s assertive role in influencing Democrats, but passed along a letter Pelosi sent to the president today raising skepticism about the NSA’s surveillance powers. “Dear Mr. President,” reads the letter. “Although the amendment was defeated 205-217, it is clear | Read More »