The Maine GOP’s barbaric yawp.
It must be admitted that when I read this particular article: In a move that seemed to surprise many members of Maine’s Republican Party, a group of tea party-style activists redefined the party platform at the convention Saturday. After the vote, in which a vocal majority supported a wholesale replacement of language worked on by the party establishment since at least January, a string of | Read More »
Eight days and counting on PA-12.
Mike Pence went to PA-12 today to help Tim Burns. Can you help Tim, too? Remember: this is a district that the Democrats cannot afford to lose. And they know it. And they will hate losing it on the 18th. But only if we keep up the pressure.
Jay Inslee (D, WA) uses lobbyist letter for Net Neutrality push.
I believe that the technical term for this is “Oops.” A letter that Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., is circulating on Capitol Hill expressing gushing support for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s controversial proposal to subject broadband to tougher regulation wasn’t written by the congressman. How do we know? Digital fingerprints left by the author, Ben Scott, policy director of Free Press, a media watchdog. (H/T: Ed | Read More »
DCCC cuts and runs from HI-01.
Guess they decided to stop throwing money away, more’s the pity. The DCCC is pulling out of the race to replace ex-Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), effectively ceding the heavily Dem seat to the GOP as intra-party feuding splits the vote. “The DCCC will not be investing additional resources in the HI-01 (Abercrombie-open) special election. Local Democrats were unable to work out their differences,” DCCC communications | Read More »
Rasmussen: Sestak/Specter 47/42.
Nobody loves a turncoat. Congressman Joe Sestak has moved ahead of incumbent Arlen Specter in their Senate primary match-up with just over a week left before Pennsylvania Democrats go to the polls to pick their nominee. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Democratic Primary voters in the state shows Sestak earning 47% of the vote while Specter picks up 42%. This marks the | Read More »
El senador Harry Reid se cree que todos ustedes son idiotas*.
And Harry Reid thinks that he himself is scared. For good reason: when you’re in good shape, you don’t talk like this. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Republicans as the “anti-immigrant party” in an interview aired Sunday on Univision. [snip] Talking with the “Al Punto” program, the Nevada Democrat refused to tell host Jorge Ramos whether he would first bring an energy | Read More »
WH demonstrates that it can read immigration polling.
Like a large section of the right-blogosphere, I like Jake Tapper while being slightly resentful that I have to. It’s nothing against the man; Jake’s a good guy who will do things like this. TAPPER: You’ve said we’re a nation of cowards because we don’t talk freely and openly about race. So in that spirit, let me give it a shot. Do you think the | Read More »
Chicago politicos ‘’suiciding’ right and left…’
…mostly left. When politicos play musical chairs in Illinois, what happens after the music stops and there’s no safe place to sit? There have been four dead in recent years, unrelated cases of suicide, different except for the acts of the common pageant: The corruption investigators call. The music ends abruptly. Two were done in by guns, one on a beach, the other under a | Read More »
Tim Kaine apparently surprised over Bennett loss.
Kaine was in such a rush to get things going on that he forgot to check the press release: “If there was any question before, there should now be no doubt that the Republican leadership has handed the reigns to the Tea Party.” (Head’s-up from @AlexPappasDC.) It was precisely this keen attention to detail and level of preparation on the DNC’s part that caused such | Read More »
Sen. Bob Bennett (R, UT) will not be re-elected.
He was eliminated from the second round of voting. Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah has lost his bid to serve a fourth term after failing to advance past the GOP state convention. Attorney Mike Lee and businessman Tim Bridgewater are the remaining Republican candidates after Saturday’s vote. Bennett was a distant third in the voting among roughly 3,500 delegates. He garnered just under | Read More »
Alas, I am *not* writing for the Washington Post now.
Imagine my surprise when British news magazine The Week announced that I was writing for the WaPo: Who they are referring to is actually the Washington Post’s Charles Lane, who indeed is not particularly buying the ‘distraught over his foreclosure’ defense being made on Faisal Shahzad’s behalf. But if it makes The Week feel any better, I was as skeptical about this particular defense as | Read More »
Greetings from May 08, 2009.
I just wanted to check something: did President Obama ever actually do anything about this letter he wrote promising to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Via Instapundit.
Is Robert Gibbs allowed to give test[i]monials like this?
Seriously: that is the man’s official Twitter account. Is it permissible for him to endorse a private company like this while acting in his professional capacity as White House Press Secretary? Via @RobertBluey.
Rep. Ike Skelton (D, MO) has forgotten all he learned once of national security.
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) Remember: Ike Skelton is supposed to be one of their smart ones; one of the few remaining people that the Democrats can trot out whenever they need to try to persuade the populace that Democrats have a clue about national security. So, when he says something like this: Added Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (Mo.): “They caught him. They caught | Read More »
Good News/Bad News on unemployment.
Good news: thanks in large part to Census hiring, April job creation almost made the minimum replacement rate. The American economy added 290,000 jobs in April, which was much better than expected despite temporary hiring for the 2010 U.S. Census. Excluding Census workers, 224,000 nonfarm jobs were created, with the unemployment rate edging up to 9.9% from 9.7%, the Labor Department reported Friday. Bad news: | Read More »