His ego wrote checks his skills* can’t cash, Froma.
Froma Harrop is very, very upset that mean people are picking on President Obama: Gulf Coast residents are supposedly mad at President Obama for not keeping the oil from threatening their beaches and marshes. We hear this in stereo — from political opposition on the right and liberal pundits bored by the president’s cerebral approach to problem-solving. Stopping the waves is a job for Neptune, | Read More »
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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Emanuel and DeLauro and Greenberg. AGAIN.
Andrew Malcolm notes that Rahm Emanuel, while head of the DCCC, received free rent from the latter two (a married couple) for five years. Rosa DeLauro is a Congresswoman from Connecticut: Stan Greenberg’s consulting firm worked recently on a British Petroleum rebranding campaign. One of Greenberg’s companies (which included James Carville and Bob Shrum) also did a lot of polling work for… the DCCC. But | Read More »
Obamacare Deja vu. And vu. And vu…
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: June 6, 2010. White House and Allies Set to Build Up Health Law WASHINGTON — President Obama and his allies, concerned about deep skepticism over his landmark health care overhaul, are orchestrating an elaborate campaign to sell the public on the law, including a new tax-exempt group that will spend millions of dollars on advertising to beat back | Read More »
White House breaks campaign promise on commercial whaling ban.
Now he’s just messing with us: The Obama administration is leading an effort within the International Whaling Commission to lift a 24-year international ban on commercial whaling for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the remaining three countries in the 88-member commission that still hunt whales. [snip] [Environmental] groups have run ads in major newspapers highlighting Obama’s campaign promise in 2008 to “strengthen the moratorium on commercial | Read More »
PPP: SC-GOV Haley/Barrett 43/23.
Eight points away from making a runoff unnecessary. Nikki Haley hasn’t suffered any damage whatsoever after accusations of multiple extramarital affairs and is headed for an easy first place finish in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Governor of South Carolina. Haley has a 20 point lead, getting 43% of the vote. Gresham Barrett looks like the favorite for the second runoff spot. He’s at 23%, followed | Read More »
DNI nominee Clapper unlikely to be called out on WMD issue.
Theoretically, the confirmation hearings for proposed DNI James Clapper could be an opportunity for fireworks… only not in the way that one would think. It turns out that he’s a potential lightning rod for criticism from the Left: President Obama’s choice to be the next director of national intelligence supported the view that Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq sent weapons and documents to Syria in | Read More »
Rangel equates Obama with Cheney.
Guess he’s not counting on the President to campaign for him, then. Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country’s hunger for oil. “I challenge anyone to tell me we aren’t there because of the oil,” said Rangel, who kicks off his | Read More »
J Street apologist miscounts Israeli options.
This is amusing, in a darkly humorous sort of way: More recently, Daniel Levy, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation and a member of J Street, said in an interview: “America has three choices. Either say, it’s politically too hot a potato to touch, and just pay the consequences in the rest of the world. Or try to force | Read More »
Did you think that anti-reform in South Carolina has any limits?
If you did, let me break it to you: no, it doesn’t. The video (via Palmetto State Politics) is here: flip ahead to 5:53, where Lt. Governor candidate Larry Richter casually calls into question the combat service of Lt. Governor candidate Bill Connor. Repeatedly. With a smirking sneer and a greasy awareness that he won’t get decked for it. Some points to address there: Bill | Read More »
State of the Race: Tim Bridgewater (R CAND, UT-SEN)
The Utah GOP primary is on June 22nd: Tim Bridgewater is one of the two candidates who will be competing for the nomination. He checked in with us today: Tim’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Never let an oil leak go to waste?
Glenn Reynolds reminds me of this paragraph by Allahpundit in response to the news that the President has been aware of the true magnitude of the BP spill all along: The real disgrace here is why, if he really did know right away that this was the oil equivalent of an asteroid strike, he didn’t scramble some sort of all-hands-on-deck emergency operation to protect the | Read More »
They CAN be taught!
Personally, I would have thought that any group stupid enough to send in a blockade runner named after a useful idiot who tried to play chicken with a bulldozer would be unteachable, but score one for the human survival reflex: Israeli naval commandos seized an Irish-owned aid ship [MV Rachel Corrie] headed for Gaza Saturday morning, officials said. The Israel military said it boarded the | Read More »
Democratic party abandoning Kendrick Meek in FL-SEN?
Looks that way: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the Republican Party to run for Senate as an independent, has hired a top Senate Democrat’s former chief of staff. In a just-released statement, Crist announced that his media team will be headed by Josh Isay, who used to work for Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Schumer is a member of the Senate’s Democratic leadership team and | Read More »
State of the Race: Isaac Hayes (R CAND, IL-02).
You may remember Isaac from CPAC: he’s running in Jesse Jackson, Jr’s district – or, as we like to call Jackson around here, “Senate Candidate #5.” Isaac’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.