Obama owning the economy… any time now.

    There are two passages that you need to consider from this Hill article about how the current administration continues to blame the previous administration for everything in creation, but particularly our current rotten economic situation – a year after the current administration promised to stop doing precisely that. Here is the first passage… During a July 14, 2009, address in Warren, Mich., Obama said, “Now, | Read More »

    The DNC ad the… DNC doesn’t want you to see!

    I RedHotted it earlier – its basic message was “vote Democrat, or you get back George W. Bush.” Seriously, that was all it was: they didn’t dare put in any of their own politicians. Heck, even the guy on the assembly line apparently insisted on having his face covered. It was so bad, in fact – and so subject to gleeful mockery – that Le-gal | Read More »

    Ciro Rodriguez’ (D, TX-23) campaign site much improved.

    No, really: why bother having a campaign site supporting your re-election bid, when instead you can have a parked site peddling automatic diallers and coroplast signs?  Given the current election climate, honestly, that sort of thing is likely to give a Democratic politician more return on his or her investment anyway. I especially enjoy the part where the guy’s wearing an elephant head.  It’s actually | Read More »

    Somebody tried to set Russ Carnahan’s office on fire.

    If you are surprised to hear this, yes, well, it was a surprise for me too. It happened last weekend, in fact. Somebody threw an incendiary device in Carnahan’s office causing (thankfully) only minor damage: there was an arrest, but the guy was apparently let go.  And… that’s pretty much everything that’s known about the situation. If that sounds odd to you, you’re not the | Read More »

    Sharron says, “Apologize to Petraeus.”

    I stole this line from Jim Geraghty, because it’s the perfect way to visualize this latest ad from the Sharron Angle campaign. In this one, Harry Reid is reminded that lying about how you treat our military personnel is a bad idea, and that he should apologize for it: Isn’t it nice to have a grown-up around who has some small hope of making Harry | Read More »

    DOOM approaches in Arkansas.

    The latest Rasmussen totals for AR-SEN are brutal for the incumbent (65/27 Boozman/Lincoln), and the RCP average isn’t much better.  Which is not precisely news, but it does lead to a couple of observations: First, given this kind of lopsided Republican dominance of the Senate race, is it legitimate to say that either the Democratic incumbent in AR-04 (GOP candidate Beth Anne Rankin), or the | Read More »


    Meet Mattie Fein (R CAND, CA-36).

    Mattie is running in Jane “Wasn’t Newsweek sweet to write that about me” Harman’s seat, which is one of those seats that reminds you that ‘Democratic hawk politician’ is about as much an oxymoron as ‘conservative Democratic politician’ is. Mattie had a bit to say about that, and the seat in general: Mattie’s site is here: I would also like to note that this particular | Read More »

    ‘Put up or shut up.’

    Below the fold is a lengthy excerpt from an Ace of Spades post from today. Normally it would be considered too long an excerpt, except that when I emailed Ace for clearance to quote a somewhat smaller bit he not only gave me permission; he explicitly told me that I could quote more, if I liked.  You see, Ace wants to win…  well, so do | Read More »

    Bush’s Rorschach moment?

    As you might have gathered, there’s been a surge of Strange New Respect for George W Bush lately from Lefty pundits and commentators who have abruptly become aware that they have somehow become part of a fringe extremist movement (in reality, many of them always were; they’re just getting ‘credited’ for it now). Jim Treacher lists some of these new supplicants to Bush, and offers | Read More »

    Howard Dean… wants the mosque moved.

    The audio is here – he’s definitely of the opinion that while the backers of the Ground Zero Mosque have the right to build one on their own property (the mainstream position), they should show some delicacy and consideration for national feelings on the matter and move the mosque somewhere else (which is also the mainstream position).  Of course, being Howard Dean he later called | Read More »

    Barney Frank calls Barack Obama dumb.

    (H/T Instapundit) Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I respect Barney Frank‘s political skills.  I absolutely can’t stand what he uses those skills for, but I recognize that Rep. Frank has them, and that he knows how to use them effectively.  To give just one example, Rep. Frank was about the only Democrat to make it through last year’s August health care meltdown without | Read More »

    The Nancy Pelosi Tinfoil Hat Cat Video open thread.

    Erick has already covered the story of how Nancy Pelosi has Embraced The Crazy by claiming that the Right is sending people over to her local events to ask questions about the Ground Zero Mosque… but I could not resist putting those comments in, as they say, context. Look on the bright side: Embrace The Crazy is only Stage Two of Conspiracy Theory Thinking. She | Read More »

    WA/WY primary results open thread.

    Results here: Wyoming actually closed at 9 PM EST and Washington has another hour to go.  Wyoming’s gubernatorial race is widely considered to be a likely Republican pickup (the Democrat incumbent is retiring) and the numbers so far suggest that this is true; the sole House race has already been called for the Republican incumbent. As for Washington… we’ll see.  The most important thing to | Read More »

    A theory on 2010 candidates and the Ground Zero Mosque.

    It is as follows: the Democratic candidates that come out wholeheartedly in support of President Obama’s position – whatever it actually ends up being – are the ones who must rely on the President’s largess in order to have any hope to survive. This is why we see Alexi Giannoulias* and Lee Fisher** echoing the President’s language in Illinois, while Harry Reid*** in Nevada does | Read More »

    Matt Kibbe’s & Dick Armey’s new book out.

    It’s called Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto, and it comes out today. The book was written to be a combination history/manifesto/blueprint for the Tea Party movement, and I spoke with co-author (and President of FreedomWorks) Matt Kibbe about it: The main FreedomWorks site is here: those interested in the 9/12 March mentioned at the end of the interview can see more information here. | Read More »