Clearly, Alabama is ready to defend its title…
…of being the Go-To Place for 2010 Political Ads. First up is DALE PETERSON. I’m capitalizing the name because, well, this ad deserves it: I got nothing to add, except that going from 5% to 28% and pushing out the front-runner is in fact impressive.
Al Gore: sinking his carbon for DECADES?
That is precisely the question that the Washington Times is asking at the end of this piece: Rumors of former Vice President Al Gore’s extramarital affairs have been whispered in D.C. for many years, but fondness for Tipper and loyalty to Gore has protected him. So, the public has been shocked – with many still in denial – by tabloid reports of his infidelities. The | Read More »
Plug the hole.
I don’t know if Frank Luntz’s focus groups are what you would call reliable, but they’re rarely dull. And this one is pretty darn ornery over the way that the administration is handling Obamaspill. Via The Right Scoop, via AoSHQ – who also has some very useful advice to Republican legislators on how to deal with the President’s attempts to redefine ‘success’ on this issue | Read More »
So, how bad was the Obamaspill speech last night?
Well, don’t ask me*: ask Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post. Yes. The Huffington Post. President Barack Obama took to the Oval Office to address a nation worried to death over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a location used so much more often by Saturday Night Live than by actual presidents that my brain actually released a small dollop of dopamine in anticipation of comedic | Read More »
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R, LA) gives up on waiting for BP/WH.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Given that the leak hasn’t been plugged yet, and given that the Gov. Jindal has a state to look after, this isn’t surprising. Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there’s no time left to wait for BP, so they’re taking matters into their own | Read More »
Day Two of the Etheridge Incident.
I’m not particularly surprised that the Etheridge Incident is perturbing the Beltway. It has all the elements that one needs: A genuine, newsworthy scenario (Congressman attacks cameraman); An easily-accessible narrative (Congressman attacks cameraman); A clear video record (note: two cameras, with footage spliced together); A hint of scandal (Was the Congressman drinking?); And a hint of conspiracy (Was the Congressman set up?). Plus, of course, | Read More »
Red to… well, Blue to Red, and maybe one of them will flip back.
There’s a good deal of laughing going around about the DCCC’s latest quote-unquote ‘Red to Blue’ announcement, mostly because it’s fairly clear that they’re kind of doing it wrong. Generally speaking, it’s not really considered newsworthy that you’ve managed to find a candidate for a seat that you’re already holding, but the current officeholder is abandoning like a scared little puppy; and yet the DCCC | Read More »
Deja Vu: the NRA and the Democratic crocodiles.
There’s been a bit of reaction (via Instapundit) to the way that both we and National Review reacted to the way that the NRA carved itself an exemption to the DISCLOSE Act. The argument, as I understand it, is that the NRA is a single-issue advocacy group; and their single-issue is the Second Amendment, not the First. And because of their single-issue advocacy, they’re not | Read More »
Meet Renee Ellmers (R CAND, NC-02).
Bob Etheridge‘s opponent, but you knew that already. We were able to speak with her briefly: as you can imagine, she’s been busy today. Renee’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Bob Etheridge (D, NC-02) attacks student.
This is why you need to have two cameras. The first one, to record being assaulted by a sitting Congressman (Bob Etheridge, D, NC-02): …and a second one, to record the person recording being assaulted by a sitting Congressman (Bob Etheridge, D, NC-02):
State of the Race: Tim Scott (R CAND, SC-01).
Tim is the front-runner in the GOP primary runoff for SC-01, and he took the time to talk with us about the state of the race and why he’s running. Tim’s site is here: he’s a state representative and former Charleston County official. The runoff is June 22nd. There’s been a good deal of interest among RedState’s readers about this race thus far, and I | Read More »
‘The Buck Stops… with me.”
I just noticed that the President kind of likes to use that phrase a bit. I wonder if he realizes that it makes him look like a bit of a narcissist? Particularly since he’s clearly using that phrase in all those occasions to argue that while bad things that happen under his watch are always his responsibility, they’re never his fault. Even the Christmas bombing | Read More »
Interior Secretary Salazar lies about drilling peer review.
Basically, what happened was that Salazar added language to a report on the Gulf oil spill, and that said language called for a drilling moratorium. That’s not the lie: the Interior Secretary is allowed to make his own recommendations, even when they’re dunderheaded recommendations. No, this is the lie: Salazar’s report to Obama said a panel of seven experts “peer reviewed” his recommendations, which included | Read More »
President begging GOP for doc fix favor.
The background: Obamacare assumed in its ‘official’ numbers cuts in Medicare payments to doctors; this has been scheduled for some time, but every year there was a ‘doc fix‘ to keep the cuts from being enacted. The merits of the doc fix can be argued later: what is important here is that the Democrats used these supposedly planned cuts to make Obamacare look fiscally responsible, | Read More »
My Green Jobs suggestions.
You know, at first I was probably just a touch annoyed that the White House has spent billions – this is not an exaggeration; billions – on encouraging ‘green jobs’ without knowing what the heck a green job is: Buried deep inside a federal newsletter on March 16 was something called a “notice of solicitation of comments” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the | Read More »