Amanda Marcotte puts out #weinergate article.
And it’s going to be the funniest article you’re going to read all day. To paraphrase Douglas Adams, she wrote it for the Guardian in order to relentlessly get the record wrong on a couple of key points involving the rising Weinergate scandal, starting with trying to pretend that anyone with a triple digit IQ is taking seriously the conspiracy theory that the whole thing | Read More »
House votes against raising debt ceiling, 318-97.
Which is a surprise, given that I didn’t think that there were 318 Republicans in the House… no, wait, there aren’t. 82 Democrats voted against raising the debt limit without accompanying spending cuts; which is highly entertaining, given that 114 House Democrats signed Rep. Peter Welch’s letter requesting… precisely this vote. Do compare the signatories to said letter with the no votes on HR 1954: | Read More »
Joanne Kloppenburg concedes to David Prosser in WI Supreme Court race.
…that is to say, Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Joanne Kloppenburg has conceded the election results for her Supreme Court bid against incumbent David Prosser. My congratulations to Justice Prosser; you had an unexpectedly difficult race, and you were able to succeed nonetheless. Well done, sir. Also, a word to the Greater Wisconsin Committee? You know, the group that created that scurrilous ad that was so | Read More »
Tim Pawlenty calls Barack Obama a doofus.
It’s amusing how casually this was tossed out. Tim Pawlenty, in an ABC interview – and in the process of restraining himself from rolling his eyes at Christine Amanpour’s bipartisan* fetish: I think that any doofus can go to Washington, DC and maintain the status quo or incrementally change things… [snip] ‘Doofus’ would mean someone who was relatively low-performing. It’s also amusing that there’s a | Read More »
Eric Cantor on deficit: progress, and no tax hikes.
Allow me to summarize for my readers this Hill article (“Cantor to Democrats: See, cutting spending’s not that hard”) on some hopeful (repeat: hopeful) signs of deficit reduction on the horizon: Eric Cantor: …See, cutting spending’s not that hard*. And there’s not going to be any tax hikes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: …OK, now that you’ve getting spending cuts, we want our Holy Grail, too. Raise | Read More »
14 more states file anti-Obamacare amicus brief.
(I decided to crosspost this after all) This one will be for Seven-Sky v. Holder, which is scheduled for oral argument in September. The amicus brief will be on the individual mandate; more specifically, that the individual mandate is unconstitutional. I mostly draw this to people’s attention because of the following list: Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maine*, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, | Read More »
#Weinergate update: Coed being scrubbed from Google.
OK, I admit it: when I heard this morning that Rep. Weiner had supposedly sent a coed a picture of his (encased) genitalia via Twitter, I assumed that somebody was just having his or her little joke by hacking into the man’s account and indicating that Weiner is, as I put it, one of the bigger d*cks in Congress. But that was before Ace of | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren (Who?) CFPB nomination on indefinite hiatus.
The Who? in the title reflects the fact that Elizabeth Warren is more or less unknown outside of Activist Left circles, where she is generally considered to be a secular saint*. Warren would also be the first head of the “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” (CFPB) mandated by Dodd-Frank, except for the minor detail that the last thing we need right now is yet another regulatory | Read More »
Joe Conason lies about PPP WI recall poll.
This is very entertaining, because it takes real skill to muck up reporting this PPP poll about Scott Walker’s chances in a hypothetical recall election; fortunately, Joe Conason is up to the challenge. Let’s look at what Conason wrote (bolding mine): Asked whether they would support or oppose [Scott Walker's] removal from office in a recall election, 50 percent said yes and only 47 percent | Read More »
TIME, Marshall Ganz, Barack Obama, and 2012.
(Fair warning: while the original H/T is via RCP, there are a lot of links to Left-publications and sites in this post. This was essentially unavoidable) It was the funniest thing: I was flipping through this Michael Scherer article on the resumption of the Obama 2012 campaign (short version: “Getting re-elected is hard!” Particularly when the Democrats have to run on an actual record, instead | Read More »
Good News / Bad News for Debbie Wasserman Schultz!
The bad news: she didn’t realize that she was calling members of her own party ‘anti-woman’ before she started screaming to The Weekly Standard‘s John McCormack about how people who voted to defund Planned Parenthood are anti-woman! TWS: But there were eleven [correction: ten] Democrats who voted against funding for Planned Parenthood, so are those eleven Democrats anti-woman? WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: No, they’re not, because if | Read More »
RedState Interview: Todd P’Pool (R CAND, KY-AG).
Todd P’Pool is the Republican nominee for Kentucky Attorney General, and he’s looking to topple incumbent Jack “Aqua Buddha” Conway this November. We talked about that, the need for Kentucky to join the fight against Obamacare (and the job-killing EPA), and a variety of other things, starting with his name: Todd’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
MAJOR Democratic donor Haim Saban breaks with Barack Obama.
I understand that the White House is now spending my tax money to fund a hack whose explicit job description is to troll important sites on the Internet – including RedState – in order to do instant push-back on various posts. I suggest that said hack cease doing that for a moment, and instead call somebody higher up the food chain right now and let | Read More »
The Navy versus the Mouse: ‘SEAL Team 6′ trademark battle.
Executive summary: several days after a Navy SEAL team excised Osama bin Laden, the Disney Corporation applied to trademark the term “SEAL Team 6,” on the grounds that there’s money in it it’s an integral and necessary part of the Disney gestalt. The Navy is… not happy about this, and is pursuing the matter because there’s money in it they wish to keep their personnel | Read More »
NY-26 Results Open Thread.
[THIRD UPDATE] And AP calls it for Hochul. Pity. We will no doubt hear in short order about how this is a veritable stake through conservatism, the Right, the Tea Party, the Republican party, George W Bush, and probably the Easter Bunny. If that bugs you: well, this is defeat. Avoid it. [SECOND UPDATE]: Folks, you may want to step back from this one for | Read More »