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 »
Shocker: IL-08 Pledge-hater also OfA drone.
A follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Pledge scandal in IL-08: it turns out that the League of Women Voters moderator (one Kathy Tate-Bradish) just happened to be a hardcore OfA member and Obama supporter. Everybody shocked, raise your hands… no, me neither. Admit it: you didn’t even think that she was anything except a typical Democratic elitist, right? And, oddly enough, you were clearly | Read More »
The 2010 election cycle, crystallized.
It does not get any clearer than this: If you can’t see the video, here’s the summary: over in IL-08 they had a debate between Rep. Melissa Bean and Joe Walsh, run by the League of Women Voters. Somebody in the audience interrupts the beginning to ask if they were going to start with the Pledge of Allegiance. The moderator – stupidly, stupidly, stupidly – | Read More »
Democratic Death Panel Watch: The Line of Credit.
Reportedly, the DCCC has acquired a $17 million dollar line of credit for the November elections. Leaving aside the hilarity of the committee suddenly feeling the need to put in for emergency funds – remember when they were going to crush us with their existing money? How is that going, anyway – here’s a thought to cheer up people’s weekends: if they have the money, | Read More »
Meet Mike Fitzpatrick (R CAND, PA-08).
Mike is running against Patrick Murphy, and by ‘running against’ I mean ‘beating.’ Still, that’s why we have elections and races, and we talked about both today: Mike’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Pew Research reveals THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST.
If I didn’t know better, I’d think that Pew was just having its little joke by making sure that its latest report on the midterms had a URL of http://people-press.org/report/666/. If it did, then Pew would be well on its way to winning the contest of being The Coolest Research Center EVER – but it’s much more likely that this was just an accident. A | Read More »