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 »

    For your amusement: an updated 2008 Obama ad.

    It did not age well.  Oh, my, did it not age well. (Via Battle ’10) Although I suspect that the participants in said video would bitterly argue my observation, assuming that any of them are sober at this moment.  No, wait, it’s 8 AM on the Left Coast; they won’t start the anticipatory heavy drinking until about 1 PM my time. Moe Lane (crosspost) | Read More »

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    The Day of DOOM. [Now Open thread.]

    What we could do, we have done; it’s up to the voters now.  That’s you, so make sure you vote. Odd: I’ve been preparing for this day since November of 2006 – admittedly, I thought that it’d come in November of 2008 – and I find that the somewhat (melo)dramatic things that I had in mind to write aren’t really all that appropriate.  Even the | Read More »

    I judge Chris Murphy (D, CT-05).

    There’s an obvious point about this employment ad from the Chris Murphy campaign: …which is, as Jim Geraghty noted, that if you have to pay people to do what would normally be the job of volunteers then maybe you’re not doing so well in your election.  But there’s another thing that I’d like to bring up: “Get paid to the help the CT Democratic party” | Read More »

    What to do with one day to go.

    So.  The election’s tomorrow.  You’re going to vote, if you haven’t already; and you’ve helped out in your local state/district/county.  But you’ve maybe got a spare $20 or a couple of hours… and, honestly, nobody in your regular slate of candidates needs it.  Yes, of course, every little bit helps – but, honestly, they’re all fine.  Really.  You’d think that you can maybe splurge a | Read More »


    Your feel-good election post of the weekend.

    What a title: “Grim Democrats await huge House losses.”  Not nearly as much as we are, of course: but they’re frantically counting up their likely losses, and forecasting fifty to seventy (which means, obviously, that we need to increase that to seventy to ninety).  At this point, the consensus seems to be among a variety of remaining-nameless professional Democrats that everyone in the House within | Read More »


    Please watch this video.

    It’s from Americans for Prosperity, and it shows some of the signs at the Stewart/Colbert thing on Saturday. Please remember three things about these people: Not even close to all Democrats are twerps, but every single twerp in this video is a Democrat. Said twerps hate you, and want you to die in a fire. If you vote on Tuesday, they’ll hate you even | Read More »

    Boxer’s Indian casino ties.

    Oddly, the original story about Senator Barbara Boxer (D, CA), Boxer’s son, a regenerated Native American tribe, and a rapidly-looming San Franciscan casino seems to have disappeared from The Hill’s site, but a copy can be found here. It’s fascinating reading. The short version: back in the 1990s, Rep Lynn Woolsey introduced legislation that would reinstate an officially defunct Native American tribe (the Miwoks), with | Read More »


    A 30-second version of it, at least? The race is MN-04, Betty McCollum versus Teresa Collett, and Hot Air reports that the national committees have already pushed all of their chips into the center on other bets. No reserves left, because they were too starved of cash to have reserves in the first place. All of you know my opinion about that, but we’ll | Read More »

    Phil Hare (D, IL-17) lies about corn growers’ endorsement.

    You know, in some ways I’m going to miss this miserable ignoramus, once he’s gone: Phil Hare’s such a marvelous chew toy, and the ones that I had expected to be savaging this season were unexpectedly unsatisfying. Alan Grayson? Too slimy; I wanted to take a shower every time I saw him in the news. Carol Shea-Porter? The room-temperature IQ problem made it kind of | Read More »

    Cook’s DOOMList: 10/28/2010 edition.

    This may be the penultimate DOOMList from Cook with regard to the House: it’s the Friday before the election and there’s just not much time left for tracking the ongoing Democratic party’s synchronized mass career implosion.  Which is not to say that more extinction events won’t occur, but there’s a limit to how fast Cook can write them down. Candidate District Ranking Challenger Costa CA-20 | Read More »

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    New Alaska election write-in rules eliminate ‘Lisa M.’ gambit.

    The above quote comes from a colleague, upon hearing the news that a fairly successful ‘get your name on the write-in list’ registration drive was formed in response to the Alaskan Supreme Court’s decision to suddenly make write-in candidate lists available for voters.  You see, if you look at the old list you’ll see that there’s already a “Lisa M.” on there (Lisa M. Lackey); | Read More »