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 »
RSC’s red meat for today.
The Republican Study Committee’s latest video is available after the fold. Personally, the older I get the more careful I become about going too many times to the Ronald Reagan well… but the comparison here between him and the people running the government right now is both spot on, and stark. Very, very stark. Moe Lane
Reid’s new Angle on 9/11 mosque.
Sharron Angle went off on Harry Reid on the subject of the Ground Zero Mosque this morning – she takes the position that while people have the right to build a mosque there, they should show some delicacy of their own and build it somewhere else – and Greg Sargent was practically licking his chops in response. He was of the opinion that making opposition | Read More »
Obamacare worth 17.5K dead women a year?
If you’ve missed the Avastin controversy, here’s a quick summary of it: Avastin is a general anti-cancer drug that got fast-tracked by the FDA a few years ago and is now prescribed to under 18 thousand women a year in the United States who suffer from the last stages of breast cancer. It doesn’t cure the cancer; it has side effects; and its beneficial effects | Read More »
President fully entangled in 9/11 Mosque affair.
There’s been a good deal of discussion over whether the President should have gotten involved with the conflict over whether to build a mosque in Ground Zero*. Certainly the President himself has had second thoughts about that: his strong statement on Friday was followed up by a predictable backtrack on Saturday, and the anonymous sniping from his own administration officials over that was likewise inevitable. | Read More »
Mason-Dixon: Rubio ahead, if Meek’s in.
OK, I’m no Lord [Pollington] [Oops!], but let’s unpack the Mason-Dixon poll for FL-SEN – which is bad news for Charlie Crist, and seriously bad news for the Democratic party of Florida that everybody expects Crist to join, just as soon as he can manage. Below are the three major match-ups: If the race is Marco Rubio for the GOP, Kendrick Meek for the Democrats, | Read More »
Democratic 2012 Massachusetts strategy: Kennedy.
Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy. They’re trying to recruit Victoria Kennedy (Ted Kennedy’s widow) for the seat for 2012. They actually tried to get her to run in 2010, but she refused – and she’s supposedly refusing now, but apparently the possible challengers to Scott Brown have already been collectively weighed by the state party, and found wanting. So there seems to be no better options for | Read More »
Barney Frank no longer hiding contempt for activist base.
So Rep. Barney Frank (D, MA) has told off progressives: he insists that they must only attempt to mount primary challenges to ‘conservative’ Democrats in districts where the Democrats have a lock on the seat anyway. If they don’t, well, apparently the response then is to suffer – or perhaps move: Rep. Frank didn’t say so, but it seems a logical enough alternative. No, really, | Read More »
Dan Benishek (R CAND, MI-01) thanks… you.
He’s been certified – with a 15 vote margin; votes matter, folks – so (barring a final recount request from the Allen campaign) he’s the nominee. And Dan would like to credit all of you and the rest of the online community for your help with it. The campaign was kind enough to give RedState first look at his video thanks: Dan’s site is here.
Harry Reid is a hypocrite on birthright citizenship.
Red Dog Report, Weasel Zippers, and the Washington Times all – gleefully, as well they should – report that Harry Reid introduced legislation that would have ended birthright citizenship in 1993. This makes Reid’s recent declaration that he couldn’t understand why any Hispanic could destroy his son in the polls be a Republican seem a bit… what’s the word? Nuanced? Contradictory? I’ve got it: “hypocritical.” | Read More »
Gee, I hope that Shrum is ignored.
It’d be awful if the Democrats were to take Bob Shrum’s advice about how to salvage the 2010 elections by having the President give “a major speech that redraws the dividing lines.” God help the Republican party if Obama ever decided to break with tradition and do one of those. We’d all be doomed. DOOMED! Moe Lane PS: By the way, if you’re wondering how | Read More »
Meet Linda McMahon (R CAND, CT-SEN).
Linda, of course, is running against CT AG Dick Blumenthal, who rather famously lied about his war record a few months back. We talked earlier today about the steadily-tightening race in Connecticut: Linda has sites here and here; the latter is her MyLinda2010 site, and is geared towards activism. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Agreed, Gibbs: Obama is not Bush.
As you may recall, White House press flack Robert Gibbs earlier this week announced his frustration with his party’s fringe Democrats who are unaccountably upset that they trade money and effort for… well, Gibbs’s frustration and contempt. It was fascinating to watch – for that matter, so was the latest extended whine from Alan ‘counting-the-days-until-his-permanent-MSNBC-gig’ Grayson on the subject* – but my sense of honor | Read More »
Bill Clinton denies role in WH/Sestak bribe.
Background: as you may recall, starting last year (and as recently as May 2010) Joe Sestak began to allege that the White House offered him an administration job in exchange for dropping out of Pennsylvania’s Senate Democratic primary. These allegations were both surprising and unsurprising; unsurprising because such offers are made all the time (something similar was reported in Colorado’s Democratic Senate primary), but surprising | Read More »