President fully entangled in 9/11 Mosque affair.

    There’s been a good deal of discussion over whether the President should have gotten involved with the conflict over whether to build a mosque in Ground Zero*.  Certainly the President himself has had second thoughts about that: his strong statement on Friday was followed up by a predictable backtrack on Saturday, and the anonymous sniping from his own administration officials over that was likewise inevitable.  | Read More »

    Mason-Dixon: Rubio ahead, if Meek’s in.

    OK, I’m no Lord [Pollington] [Oops!], but let’s unpack the Mason-Dixon poll for FL-SEN – which is bad news for Charlie Crist, and seriously bad news for the Democratic party of Florida that everybody expects Crist to join, just as soon as he can manage.  Below are the three major match-ups: If the race is Marco Rubio for the GOP, Kendrick Meek for the Democrats, | Read More »

    Democratic 2012 Massachusetts strategy: Kennedy.

    Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy.  They’re trying to recruit Victoria Kennedy (Ted Kennedy’s widow) for the seat for 2012.  They actually tried to get her to run in 2010, but she refused – and she’s supposedly refusing now, but apparently the possible challengers to Scott Brown have already been collectively weighed by the state party, and found wanting. So there seems to be no better options for | Read More »

    Barney Frank no longer hiding contempt for activist base.

    So Rep. Barney Frank (D, MA) has told off progressives: he insists that they must only attempt to mount primary challenges to ‘conservative’ Democrats in districts where the Democrats have a lock on the seat anyway. If they don’t, well, apparently the response then is to suffer – or perhaps move: Rep. Frank didn’t say so, but it seems a logical enough alternative. No, really, | Read More »

    Dan Benishek (R CAND, MI-01) thanks… you.

    He’s been certified – with a 15 vote margin; votes matter, folks – so (barring a final recount request from the Allen campaign) he’s the nominee. And Dan would like to credit all of you and the rest of the online community for your help with it. The campaign was kind enough to give RedState first look at his video thanks: Dan’s site is here.

    Harry Reid is a hypocrite on birthright citizenship.

    Red Dog Report, Weasel Zippers, and the Washington Times all – gleefully, as well they should – report that Harry Reid introduced legislation that would have ended birthright citizenship in 1993.  This makes Reid’s recent declaration that he couldn’t understand why any Hispanic could destroy his son in the polls be a Republican seem a bit… what’s the word?  Nuanced?  Contradictory?  I’ve got it: “hypocritical.” | Read More »

    Gee, I hope that Shrum is ignored.

    It’d be awful if the Democrats were to take Bob Shrum’s advice about how to salvage the 2010 elections by having the President give “a major speech that redraws the dividing lines.” God help the Republican party if Obama ever decided to break with tradition and do one of those. We’d all be doomed. DOOMED! Moe Lane PS: By the way, if you’re wondering how | Read More »

    Meet Linda McMahon (R CAND, CT-SEN).

    Linda, of course, is running against CT AG Dick Blumenthal, who rather famously lied about his war record a few months back. We talked earlier today about the steadily-tightening race in Connecticut: Linda has sites here and here; the latter is her MyLinda2010 site, and is geared towards activism. Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    Agreed, Gibbs: Obama is not Bush.

    As you may recall, White House press flack Robert Gibbs earlier this week announced his frustration with his party’s fringe Democrats who are unaccountably upset that they trade money and effort for… well, Gibbs’s frustration and contempt. It was fascinating to watch – for that matter, so was the latest extended whine from Alan ‘counting-the-days-until-his-permanent-MSNBC-gig’ Grayson on the subject* – but my sense of honor | Read More »

    Bill Clinton denies role in WH/Sestak bribe.

    Background: as you may recall, starting last year (and as recently as May 2010) Joe Sestak began to allege that the White House offered him an administration job in exchange for dropping out of Pennsylvania’s Senate Democratic primary.  These allegations were both surprising and unsurprising; unsurprising because such offers are made all the time (something similar was reported in Colorado’s Democratic Senate primary), but surprising | Read More »

    Meet Ben Lange (R CAND, IA-01).

    We actually talked yesterday, but Ben’s campaign came out with an online ad that they want to showcase.  I was happy to oblige; it’s a good ad (and can be seen after the fold). The interview itself is below: Ben’s site is here: he’s up against Bruce Braley, so every little bit helps.

    Rasmussen: Meek must be sunk…

    …if the Democrats want to keep the R from the seat. If Meek gets the nomination, Marco Rubio wins; if Greene gets it, Crist picks up enough votes to make the race competitive. And, of course, if Crist wins he’ll then finish the project of becoming a Democrat. That was Arlen Specter’s mistake, you see: openly turning your coat will strike too many people as | Read More »

    Robin Carnahan campaign apologizes for attack.

    It seems that one of their campaign’s guys (Kansas City Councilman Bill Skaggs) got a little grabby and profane with a Republican video tracker. By that I mean that Skaggs apparently laid hands on the video tracker, threatened him, swore at him (not bleeped out on the video below, so keep that in mind), and called him ‘boy’*. Funny how these people hate being on | Read More »

    CT-SEN starts to reset.

    A funny thing happened in Connecticut lately: the Senate race started tightening. This Reuters article about the likely McMahon/Blumenthal match-up contains at least one major howler – to the best of my knowledge, Linda McMahon has never been an actual professional wrestler* – but the major point seems valid: McMahon has made up considerable ground in the last few months.  Of particular note is the | Read More »

    ‘Revolution in the air,’ forsooth.

    Today’s conservative pick-me-up of liberal gloom and despair comes from Brent Budowsky, whose I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-the-blackest-irony piece in the Hill (called “Revolution in the air:” again, forsooth) will provide you with a piquant, yet filling, compliment to your coffee-and-beverage. Budowsky has come to the realization that a: there is an epic-level anger out there with the people running things into the ground and b: everybody is extremely | Read More »