Pelosi partying like it’s 2006.

    Odd, isn’t it?  The GOP wins big last Tuesday night, and we – like adults – avoid unseemly celebrations about it.  Given the almost double-digit unemployment, horrible economy, crushing debt load, and the rest of the Democratic legacy we’re inheriting, it seems… childish… to make the welkin ring*.  But by God Nancy Pelosi’s going to have a party on Wednesday ‘honoring the accomplishments’ of the | Read More »

    The DGA spins a bad night.

    They’re claiming that their group “exceeded expectations” by holding the RGA to a ‘mere’ +6 GOP gain overall, with five Democratic pickups and one Independent one.  To begin with, that number is still up in the air: the Minnesota results have not yet come in… but even if you spot the Democrats that one, this is, well, a silly thing for the DGA to say.  | Read More »

    The New Sobriety.

    I don’t know whether this new sobriety on the part of the House GOP caucus is due to conviction, or fear: Since all the Republicans will really control after January is the House of Representatives, much of what Boehner and Cantor have had to say has involved changes internal to the House. The new House will, for instance, systematically review federal regulations that depress job | Read More »

    Let me introduce you to Cooks Source.

    It will be today’s Don’t Let This Happen To You! Here’s the timeline: Somebody wrote up a couple of medieval apple pie recipes for a website. Being a medievalist, this writeup included the original recipes, which means that they included the original spelling. Cooks Source went onto the Internet, pulled the recipe, and printed it in their magazine. No, they didn’t get permission. When the | Read More »

    “The Perriello Way…” to lose by four.

    I like to think of articles like these (via RCP) as being written at darkening twilight.  The author is sitting at his or her table, favorite bottle of wine to hand, pausing from writing only to swig from the bottle, or to sadly watch out the window at the valley below. Watching and waiting for the first flickering signs of the torch-bearing Mob. Of all | Read More »

    Hire Pelosi.

    You know, when we get around to purging the RNC: the person who came up with this common reaction to the idea that Pelosi will run for House Minority Leader? Yeah.  That person gets to keep his or her job. Moe Lane Via Hot Air/The Corner/Ben Smith.

    The Matter of Pelosi.

    Bob Shrum, November 4, 2010: “Long after the midterm stories have faded, and the predictions of the President’s political demise prove as facile and false as they were with Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, history will accord Pelosi an unprecedented scale of achievement for a House Speaker.” Bob Shrum, September 30, 2010: “Democrats will hold the House and Senate. ” Shrum will no doubt mutter that he was | Read More »

    The ‘I’ve waited two years for this’ Memorial Open Thread.

    Was it worth it? Really worth it? Oh, yeah. So totally worth it. Open thread. Moe Lane (crosspost)

    54 of 99.

    That’s the current number of state legislative chambers* that the GOP will be controlling, starting next year: there are still five state legislative chambers still undecided, so the number could go as high as 59 of 99.  That represents a flip of eighteen state chambers (and the gain of both houses in the state legislature in six states) by the GOP; couple that with a  | Read More »

    QotD, Mitch McConnell edition.

    Interesting gambit from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell here. “Over the past week, some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office,” Mr. McConnell says. “But the fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; | Read More »

    GWB rehabilitation project comes on-line.

    (Via @jeffemanuel)  As many people have noted, the Left’s favorite rhetorical game in the whole wide world is the classic These new Republicans are awful, unlike all the good Republicans that we used to have. It’s popular mostly because it’s easily – in fact, continually – adapted to the contemporary era, and nobody in its target audience seems to really notice that they quietly switch | Read More »

    The Democratic knives come out in the House.

    And, like all entertaining wars to the knife, this one has multiple factions. The ‘moderates’ blame the liberals for walking all over them; the liberals blame the moderates for going along with passing bad ideas like the stimulus, cap-and-trade, and Obamacare; the idiots (this may be a subgroup: there’s a bit of an overlap here with the first two groups) are claiming that this entire | Read More »

    “I believe that this is your donkey?”

    “You delivered him to us in 1992. We thought that you might want him back: as you can see, we made a few improvements.” Come on, guys, it’s a joke. Where’s your sense of humor, Democrats? What’s that? You put it up as collateral to fund your last-minute ad buys? Ah. (via @lash3) Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: No, it’d be kind of silly and childish | Read More »

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    Net Neutrality: Congressional Career-Killer.

    If you want to know who is having a worse day than the DCCC*, the DSCC**, or the DNC***, try the Progressive Change Congressional Committee.  You see, last week they issued a pledge in support of net neutrality that was signed by ninety-five candidates. Every single one of them lost. (pause) Oops? Moe Lane (crosspost)

    2010 aftermath: the Good.

    While this is hardly an exhaustive list, the below represents my personal congratulations to last night’s winners in the election: FL-08 Daniel Webster FL-22 Allen West FL-24 Sandy Adams IL-17 Bobby Schilling IN-08 Larry Bucshon IN-09 Todd Young MI-01 Dan Benishek MO-04 Vicky Hartzler MS-04 Steven Palazzo NC-02 Renee Ellmers NY-13 Michael Grimm NY-19 Nan Hayworth NY-29 Tom Reed PA-08 Michael Fitzpatrick SC-01 Tim Scott | Read More »