From the Mailbag [copy-edited.]
Normally, we present these unscathed, and in all their dubious glory, but sometimes… oh, sometimes. From: “Brian Bauska (ComCast)” Date: May 3, 2010 11:33:54 AM EDT To: RS Subject: 1/2 clips and 1/2 truths. [I] [c]ouldn’t help but notice how the immoral[,] right-wing minority covets the news [Let us establish right from the start that there will be no copy-editing for sense, as there is | Read More »
Meet Matthew Berry (R CAND, VA-08).
You might remember that I’ve talked with him before: but thanks to the new audio rig I can do a somewhat more proper job of an interview. The Virginia primaries are coming up: if Matthew gets the nomination he’ll be up against Jim Moran, who is rapidly moving up my list of People I Don’t Want To See In The 112th Congress*. Matthew’s site is | Read More »
“My name is RUSS CARNAHAN, Congressman!”
* “…which I don’t pay taxes on!” As Americans prepare to file and pay their taxes, it’s come to light that Rep. Russ Carnahan may be skimping on his. The Congressman avoids paying personal property taxes on his 42-foot yacht by docking it in Alton, Illinois instead of his hometown. “Illinois does not have a statewide property tax. Property is taxed on the local level | Read More »
Politico Fails to Fact-check Carnahan’s Coffin Con. [UPDATED]
[UPDATE: via Glenn Reynolds I see that Politico has updated the story, and that it was even worse before I noticed it. I'm making corrections.] Let us start by watching what happened SUNDAY. This is via Gateway Pundit – who, by the way, was there and who was a spokesman: Got it? Low-key prayer vigil, coffin brought in for staged funeral of Constitution [future victims | Read More »
IN SEN: Ellsworth at 34% against… everybody.
If I was a Democrat, I might suspect that Rasmussen waited with malice aforethought to release this poll: Two of the three top Republican hopefuls for the U.S. Senate in Indiana continue to hold double-digit leads over Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Ellsworth supported President Obama’s health care plan in a state where opposition to the legislation is higher than it is nationally. The two candidates | Read More »
Post-Dispatch rewriting articles for the Russ[/Robin] Carnahan campaign[s]*? [UPDATED]
Jake Wagman’s at it again. For those wondering, Jake Wagman was the guy who earlier tried to pass off this photo: …as some sort of evidence that Russ Carnahan is some sort of rock-em, sock-em Congressman (and not, say, evidence of why American political dynasties rarely survive the third generation). Needless to say, after being thoroughly mocked for it the reporter corrected – so you’d | Read More »
Another Democratic bite at the Big Apple?
So, it’s reported that they’re trying to ease out Gov David Paterson of NY: Democratic Party officials are putting pressure on New York Gov. David A. Paterson to resign from office as additional details emerge about his alleged effort to intervene in a domestic-violence case involving a senior aide. The state Democratic chairman, Jay Jacobs, headed to Albany Tuesday morning to meet with Mr. Paterson | Read More »
Great moments in representative democracy.
You know it’s bad when somebody from CBS voluntarily uses the title “Is Maxine Waters Really As Dumb As She Seems?“: Watch CBS News Videos Online …even Hot Air was more sedate in its title*. For those who are wondering, while grilling Fed Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke Rep. Waters confused the discount rate with the fed funds rate. And if you didn’t know what that | Read More »
Russ Carnahan (D, MO-03) tries to pander to gun-friendly voters.
I mean, look at this picture. (Via 24thState, via Instapundit) …yes, I know. You are right now quietly resolving to never get within 100 feet of Russ Carnahan when he’s carrying a firearm. Me, I’m still wondering why – assuming that this wasn’t a faked photo-op – that the law enforcement people standing next to him still have jobs. Heck, if that’s not really a | Read More »
These ‘I regret my 2008 vote’ pieces are going to be excruciating…
…entertainingly common, but excruciating. Anyway, my takeaway from the Jill Dorson piece (via Hot Air Headlines) in which she regrets her Obama vote: Not to be unkind, but I really don’t care if you’re just sorry for you, not me. I have to live with the consequences of your vote, too. As does my family. And the country, for that matter. You admit that your | Read More »
Only Rep. Frank could go kill health care rationing…
…and he just did. “I know some of my Democratic colleagues had been thinking about ways to, in effect, get around the results by working in various parliamentary ways, looking at the rules, trying to get a health care bill passed that would have been the same bill that would have passed if [MA AG] Martha Coakley [D] had won, and I think that’s a | Read More »
Coakley can’t even remember her position on *abortion* these days.
Bill Jacobson points out a minor detail with Big Pharma shill Martha Coakley trying to spin Scott Brown’s past support of permitting medical personnel to have a religious objection to the morning-after pill into being anti-rape victim: she’s on the record as supporting far more. first, Legal Insurrection: Here is the language in section 1302(a)(3) of the bill (at page 125) passed by the Senate | Read More »
I declare DOOM for Martha Coakley (D, MA-SEN).
I’ve been fighting the urge: it’s Massachusetts. But let’s review the evidence. The latest Rasmussen poll: 49/47 Coakley/Brown. That’s +2 Coakley for likely voters. Definite ones? +1 Brown. The total shift is +7 Brown in a week. Internal Democratic polling (via AoSHQ) is saying Coakley +5. Last week? Coakley +14. +9 shift to Brown, in other words. They’re not just paying union members to hold | Read More »
Martha Coakley’s (D Cand, SEN-MA) oddly obscure cash-on-hand numbers.
Interesting. Here’s the short version: Martha Coakley is reporting that she’s raised over 1 million dollars since November 20th, and 5.2 million overall. So, Scott Brown’s (who raised 700K in the same time period, and who has just over 1.2 million overall) in trouble, yes? No. At least, not from that. Coakley, who faced three opponents in the Democratic primary, started the special election campaign | Read More »
Copenhagen Disaster Porn lacks only the Wilhelm Scream*.
(H/T: Hot Air) Feast your eyes on what the Copenhagen folks decided to start their conference with: …Whoops! Sorry, wrong video. Obviously, I meant this one: [pause] Yeah, I know: they would have been better off with the first one. If for no other reason that they could have gotten their putative message in at half the time. Moe Lane PS: Never go back for | Read More »