Meet Hunt Downer (R CAND, LA-03).
Hunt is one of the candidates running for Charlie Melancon’s seat in LA-03: the district is smack dab in the middle of Obamaspill, and as you can imagine, the candidate has views on that. Hunt’s a former general in the LA National Guard and state official, which gives him a pretty interesting perspective on this mess: His site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe | Read More »
Steny’s groundwork on raising taxes.
Quick: what does a video like this signify? Yup, it’s a helpful warning that you’re about to be reminded that you shouldn’t believe Democratic politicians when they promise to not raise your taxes.
RCP: November continues to loom for Democrats.
Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics – an underrated blogger, possibly because RCP is such a good site generally that its bloggers get overshadowed – still holds his opinion from April that the House is going to flip big in November: The bottom line is that Democrats are on pace for an ugly November. They’re increasingly running out of time to change the dynamic, and | Read More »
Staffing news comes in threes.
So, in the last forty-eight hours or so, we’ve learned: Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is either leaving his job, or being shoved out of it, in the very near future; White House Budget Director Peter Orszag is going to be likewise leaving his job… not that anybody can tell the difference, given that WE DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE A BUDGET THIS YEAR BECAUSE DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS | Read More »
Nikki Haley (R CAND, SC-GOV): T-1 and counting.
The runoff elections are tomorrow, so if you like reform and live in South Carolina, get thee hence to the polls. Nikki feels good about the election, but this is no time to stop. Nikki’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Sen. John Thune (R) to pitch in across country.
I’m sure that the Democrats are kicking themselves right now: The South Dakota Republican — who also leads the Senate GOP Policy Committee and is widely viewed as a 2012 presidential contender —is up for re-election this year. But no Democrat or Independent filed to run against him, leaving him with plenty of time and money to help Republicans win seats this November as the | Read More »
WH nervously denies Rahmbo cut-and-run.
Given that the Telegraph report came out yesterday afternoon, it’s amazing that they’ve gone to the trouble of denying it before the start of business hours today. And to Fox, no less. The White House Monday dismissed reports that Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel plans to leave his post after becoming frustrated with the Obama administration as “ludicrous.” [snip] In response to the report, a | Read More »
The Democrats are afraid.
I cannot conclude but otherwise. Democrats in Congress refused to pass a budget this year. Paul Ryan thinks that they’re doing this in order to justify passing a VAT: I think that they’re d0ing this because they don’t want to explain why they spend worse than drunken sailors*; these two opinions are not incompatible with each other. The White House plans to wait on trying | Read More »
Mort Zuckerman dismisses Obama.
Ouch. Obama clearly wishes to do good and means well. As I’ve mentioned in the past, that’s pretty much the worst thing that you can say about a person in English. It’s what you fall back on when you can’t credibly claim competence or experience for somebody. Via Riehl World View. Read the whole thing, although with a title like “World Sees Obama as Incompetent | Read More »
Confirmed: US to sue Arizona over SB1070.
Via Hot Air, este reportaje que el gobierno de los Estados Unidos va a llevar a las cortes el estado de Arizona sobre la Ley SB1070 de imigrantes ilegales. Aparentemente la Casa Blanca decidió primero divulgar esta noticia a los ecuatorianos, como parte de la visita de la Secretaria de Estado Hillary Clinton a Ecuador; por lo tanto es adecuado reportarlo en español. Depués de | Read More »
The ‘No Internet for you, FCC!’ Saturday Open Thread.
Reason Hit & Run lays out three reasons why, nice and neat: …and though I may agree most with #2 I also agree with the #1 & #3 reasons, too*. Open thread. Moe Lane
Democrats, signs, and hoisting on petards.
You get the feeling that possibly Democratic politicians are starting to get nervous about November: they’re starting to advertise anywhere that they can. Third Base Politics has the saga of Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15), who put up a big honking sign at her HQ, then had to bring it back down for a zoning violation. Kilroy, of course, is the Congresswoman currently trying to | Read More »
One preloaded racism explanation, coming right up!
Via the Daily Caller we get to see the latest use of mass therapy to treat the crippling scourge of liberal lack of self esteem. Using your money. If you think $50,000 doesn’t buy what it used to, think again. For that rough sum, a professor at UCLA has agreed to draw up a report that proves opponents of the Democrats’ health-care bill aren’t motivated | Read More »
Giannoulias staffer sells cameraman. Excuse me, ‘seizes.’
[UPDATE] More from Politico and Big Government. And if you’re ever on the other end of this, the NRSC wants you to remember: don’t be like Alexi Giannoulias’ staffers. No touchies. Alexi Giannoulias (D CAND, IL-SEN) needs to hire a better class of goon. Not so much for the specific details here – interesting how quickly the Left goes vigilante over cameramen, isn’t it? You’d | Read More »
Quietly revising the 2012 Democratic nomination process.
Or, Why Barack Obama Will Win the 2012 Democratic Nomination. A good number of people – on both sides of the spectrum – are allowing themselves to speculate on the previously-unthinkable scenario that possibly, just possibly, the President might be successfully challenged in the primaries in 2012. This is America, right? People come out of nowhere to win elections all the time. Why, look at | Read More »