Ohio and the limits to Demagoguery.
The unusual thing about this article (“Losing the Class War“) is not its message. Its message is in fact pretty straightforward: to wit, that the Democratic nominees for Senator and Governor in Ohio are both trying, and failing, to rouse public anger against the Republican nominees through some good, old-fashioned pseudo-populist demagoguery. They’re trying this because both Gov. Strickland (who is losing his re-election bid | Read More »
Translating the ‘America is ungovernable’ meme.
I thought that I would offer a translation service for those trying to work out a certain mood that seems to have arisen in our pundit class. Ben Smith noticed the underlying phenomena, too – but I don’t think that he’s quite prepared to be quite as blunt as I am, or as happy to be blunt about it as I am prepared to be. | Read More »
Moonbeam Brown (D CAND, CA-GOV) opens mouth, attacks… CLINTON?
Wait, what? A quote from the video: “Meg Whitman. She stops at nothing. She’s even got Clinton lying about me. That’s right.” Note the tense, there… and, yes, that’s what Brown really said. And a little while later he went on to mock Bill Clinton by saying “I did not have taxes with that state.” I assume that Brown wants to win the California gubernatorial | Read More »
QotD, ‘Hey Rube!’ Edition.
Glenn Reynolds, on watching yet another babbling leftist idiot* snap out of it and realize that he was fed antiwar porn by the current administration: This keeps happening. Ah, but remember when you now-disappointed Obama supporters were lecturing us about the fierce moral urgency of change? With such overweening self-righteousness? Even as you resolutely failed to look at what was going on, or to inquire | Read More »
Sic Transit Gloria Green Jobs.
So… Thanks to the Democrats, we spent 800 billion on a stimulus package that didn’t work. Thanks to the Democrats, we allocated 92 billion of that money (meant to be spent on, well, things that would stimulate the economy) on renewable energy policies. Thanks to the Democrats, we’ve managed to spend only about 20 billion of that money in a year and a half (remember; | Read More »
The “Internal DNC HQ camera footage found!” Saturday Open Thread.
The latest Cook Political Report House rankings didn’t go over well, over there. To put it mildly. Open thread. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Koran burning called off.
Unexpectedly! Terry Jones, the controversial pastor, said on Saturday that neither he nor his church would follow through on plans to burn copies of the Koran. In an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, Mr. Jones said repeatedly and emphatically that the event, originally scheduled to coincide with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was canceled and would not take place at any time. | Read More »
VT-GOV Democratic recount finally resolved…
…after two weeks. It’s hard to tell whether the general lack of energy involved was from civility or ennui: Republican Lt. Governor Brian Dubie was polling at over 50% for most of the candidates, and polls at 55%/36% against eventual nominee Peter Shumlin. Don’t expect a lot more polling of this race, by the way: as near as I can tell, its Toss-Up status among | Read More »
Meet Daniel Webster (R CAND, FL-08).
Daniel Webster is the candidate that finally got chosen to be the instrument by which we propel Alan Grayson to a fun new career as a bitter MSNBC analyst. We talked this afternoon, and I manfully avoided referencing either Stephen Vincent Benet or Charlie Daniels: Daniel’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Paul LePage (R CAND, ME-GOV).
Paul is the Republican candidate for Maine’s gubernatorial race – and the one holding onto a honest-to-God lead there right now. We had a talk on why he’s running, and what he wants to do as Governor: Paul’s website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Diane Denish (D CAND, NM-GOV) smeared by own attack ad?
The very short version: the NEA put up an attack ad for Denish and against frontrunner Susana Martinez that featured a teacher who proceeded to badmouth Martinez’s education strategy. The only problem? Martinez happens to have been the prosecutor who put said teacher’s husband away for 23 years for kidnapping – something that was not exactly brought up in the first campaign ad, and which | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren will rise from the sea to destroy us all!
Last month I implied that one of the signs of DOOM in November would be an increased number of convoluted theories about how to ensure Democratic dominance. Ben Domenech over at The New Ledger has links to the latest one, which is apparently resting on the core assumption that two years of Democratic disillusionment with an administration that is excellent at betrayal, yet incompetent at | Read More »
The “You had to have been there” Thursday Open Thread.
Hey, remember this? I still want this in black velvet: Although, these days, I figure that I could probably get the original cheap. Very, very cheap. Open thread.
Boxer pot aide should have gone with different drug.
You have probably read or heard by now that one of Senator Barbara Boxer’s used-to-be-senior-aides got busted for trying to bring pot into Capitol Hill. I say ‘used-to-be’ because they fired him, of course: aside from the bad image generally, as the Politico article notes Sen. Boxer is currently being a War on Some Drugs warrior when it comes to pot legalization. Now, I will | Read More »
America and the Two Tables.
I think that Marco Rubio will forgive me if I quote extensively from his testimonial to his late father. I realize everyday, and today more than ever, that every opportunity I have had is the result of the selfless decisions he made, even before I was born. We, his four children, were the purpose of his life. And our accomplishments were not just a source | Read More »