The Washington Post has a real problem with… Terry McAuliffe’s performance at the NVTC.
This is a remarkably vicious article from the Washington Post… which is to say, it only attacked the Republican candidate for Virginia governor once and even then waited until about the sixteenth paragraph to do it. Apparently, the Post did not like Terry McAuliffe’s performance at the Northern Virginia Technology Council, particularly when compared to Ken Cuccinelli’s; and that disapproval seems to have slopped over | Read More »
Quinnipac predicts unprecedented Libertarian surge in Virginia governor’s race!
Well, that would have to be the alternative explanation to what’s apparently happening, which is that the governor’s race is tightening in Virginia again. Cuccinelli/McAuliffe went from 42/48 in August’s Q-Poll to 41/44 now. The poll indicates McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, at 44% among likely commonwealth voters, with Cuccinelli at 41%. The three point margin for McAuliffe, who lost a | Read More »
IPCC to walk back Global Warming Doomsday Scenarios next week?
Be prepared for a lot of sullenly cranky Greenies in a week or so: On Sept. 27, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release its fifth report on global warming. Earlier IPCC assessments — the most recent was in 2007 — were the foundation for reams of alarmist reporting. For example, after a 2009 update, the Washington Post ran a story headlined | Read More »
Concern Troll Watch: David Brooks is terrified that Ted Cruz (and Heritage) will succeed.
David Brooks is very upset at all those recalcitrant Republicans elected in 2010. “What’s going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,” Brooks said. “And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress | Read More »
Psst! Hey! John Hickenlooper! (@hickforco) #corecall
They’re coming to vote you out*. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado defended his record on gun control after two Democratic state senators were recalled by their constituents in an election on Tuesday… They’re coming to vote you out. …Hickenlooper chuckled nervously when reporters asked him what he thought these election results meant for his political future… They’re coming to vote you out.
Put Vladimir Putin’s name in the Little Book.
You know, the one with Later For YOU written on the cover. The United States and Russia agreed Saturday on an outline for the identification and seizure of Syrian chemical weapons and said Syria must turn over an accounting of its arsenal within a week. [snip] Senior administration officials had said Friday the Obama administration would not press for U.N. authorization to use force against | Read More »
Martha Robertson (D CAND, New York-23) to accept fundraiser from child molester.
You would think that Do not accept political favors from somebody who once molested a kid would be one of those basic Rules Of Life. You know: the sort of thing that people don’t need to be told about, before they start out on a federal Congressional career. Apparently not: Peter Yarrow, who rose to fame in the 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, | Read More »
Harry Reid: “…ANARCHISTS! Anarchists roaming the halls!”
No doubt leering at the staff, too: Reid (D-Nev.) said Tea Party Republicans are preventing progress on an energy efficiency bill by offering amendments on ObamaCare and other unrelated issues. “We’re diverted totally from what this bill is about. Why? Because the anarchists have taken over,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “They’ve taken over the House and now they’ve taken over the Senate. “People | Read More »
Libya Foreign Ministry building bombed by terrorists, 9/11/2013.
Details are still sketchy: Security officials say a powerful explosion has caused serious damage to Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the coastal city of Benghazi. The early Wednesday morning blast also damaged the building next door housing the Benghazi branch of the Libyan Central Bank. …and there’s no word yet whether this bombing was specifically done in commemoration of last year’s 9/11 | Read More »
Colorado Recall Open Thread.
[BIG UPDATE] Soon to be FORMER Colorado Senate President John Morse has conceded. State Senator Angela Giron is currently behind, but the race is far too early to call. If she is recalled, the Colorado Senate flips control back to the Republican party [sorry, no: the Democrats will still retain a one-seat majority. My bad] IF. It is, again, too early too call. [FURTHER BIG | Read More »
Sean Eldridge (D CAND, NY-19 PRI) not really showing moral courage on #Syria.
I mean. Politicians are going to have to pick a side, here. Sean Eldridge, the soon-to-be Democratic congressional candidate and husband of New Republic owner Chris Hughes, is staying silent on the Syria debate, even as his opponent has stated firm opposition to a military strike. The Syria debate has put several candidates in a bind ahead of the 2014 elections — none more so | Read More »
Madison, Wisconsin mayor trying to deal with the CHICKENS! ….Coming home to ROOST!
Hey, remember all those sweetheart under-the-wire deals that Wisconsin public sector unions negotiated with Wisconsin Democrats, just after collective bargaining and public union reform got passed by Walker and the Wisconsin state legislature? Basically, they loaded up in 2011 for the foreseeable future… if you define ‘foreseeable future’ as ‘three years;’ to be fair, most Democratic politicians do. Anyway. Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!
House decides to let Senate be on the hook for #Syria.
Which is the smart call, by the way. The House could push back a vote on a resolution authorizing military strikes on Syria by as long as a week, according to a memo Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) sent to Republican lawmakers Friday. “Understanding that there are differing opinions on both sides of the aisle, it is up to President Obama to make the case | Read More »
Attention, Republican legislators: let the Democrats vote FIRST.
As I have said, many times: I do not know what the right answer is when it comes to intervening in Syria. Every option is bad, with negative consequences and poor results. If I was a Member of Congress I would be frantically trying to go through what information I have available, in order to determine the least-worst scenario and vote for that. Because of | Read More »
Organizing for Action acting to avoid organizing over #Syria.
This should not surprise. The awkward position in which progressive allies of President Barack Obama find themselves can be seen clearly in the actions of his former political arm, now called Organizing for Action, which despite the need for activists to lobby Congress to support the president’s call for military strikes, is essentially voting “present.” Capitol Hill is all but singularly focused on Obama’s push | Read More »