Jerry Cannon (D CAND, Michigan-01 PRI) claims he has an evil twin who hates #Obamacare.
And it’s an evil twin who apparently answers Jerry Cannon’s cell phone. Confused? Yeah, well, so is everybody else: Something funny seems to be going on in a Michigan congressional race. Either a Democratic candidate with national-party backing, challenging Republican incumbent Dan Benishek, has an impersonator with access to his cell phone, or his campaign is pressuring a local paper to edit his quotes. NRO | Read More »
Calling the 72 hour rule on the Mike Rogers / Ed Snowden / NSA / FSB thing.
Basically, House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R) – with Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D) sitting right there, and not protesting – intimated that Ed Snowden may have been assisted by foreign intelligence agencies when he stole classified information. This will probably be a big topic of conversation this morning: The Michigan Republican added that there are still “certain questions that we have to get | Read More »
Terry McAuliffe allegedly sold ABC board seat to ‘Republican’ Boyd Marcus.
Before we go any further, though… the Washington Post may tell us the details: they may not display any moral indignation. The Washington Post endorsed that corrupt suckweasel Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia: the below is exactly the sort of thing that we all expected McAuliffe to do. Anybody who thought otherwise is a natural-born d*mned fool. Moving along: here is the timeline. Boyd | Read More »
Rand Paul (accurately) notes that Jim Crow was a majoritarian policy, too.
I am probably quite a bit too neoconservative for Senator Paul’s liking, but: no fear. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in an interview Thursday, likened President Obama’s governing philosophy to the kind of “majority rule” that led to Jim Crow laws and Japanese internment camps. [snip] “The danger to majority rule — to him sort of thinking, well, the majority voted for me, now I’m the | Read More »
Arizona GOP lodges FEC complaint against the pro-Ann Kirkpatrick House Majority Super PAC.
Oops. PHOENIX – The Arizona Republican Party filed a complaint today with the Federal Elections Commission against a pro-Ann Kirkpatrick ad currently running on television in Arizona. The complaint argues that the television ad violates federal laws that prohibit coordination between candidates and Super PACs. The complain asks the FEC to immediately begin an investigation into the ad. The ad, which is running on Phoenix | Read More »
Ann Kirkpatrick (D, Arizona-01) tries to run against #obamacare. :pause: Umm…
In 2010, Ann Kirkpatrick was a key vote for Obamacare. This is a thing that happened. It, in fact, cost her the 2010 election. Freshman Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) will vote for the healthcare reform bill that will soon hit the House floor. Kirkpatrick’s support is a boost for President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who are trying to corral 216 votes to | Read More »
This half-despairing statement from a Florida physician will break your heart. #obamacare
LIBRE has put out this ad out against Joe Garcia in Florida. You see, Rep. Garcia – when he’s not hiring chiefs of staff who later get convicted for election fraud – has been recently trying to quietly distance himself from Obamacare. Presumably this has been because Obamacare has been generally awful… and awful and arrogantly dismissive of Latino voters. So LIBRE has set up | Read More »
Jim Moran (D, Virginia-08) to crawl back under the pestilent rock from which he spawned.
No word yet whether they’re going to clean, fumigate, or sterilize his office. Assuming that they just don’t evacuate it and clean out the fetid hole with a thermite grenade, of course. I’m not sure if they should go that far, though: it might destroy any evidence that might be buried at the bottom of the muck. As you might have guessed, I am not | Read More »
Rep. Bill Owens (D, New York-21) cuts and runs.
Nice. NY Democratic Rep Bill Owens not seeking reelection. — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 14, 2014 This was that thoroughly contested seat (the one involving Doug Hoffman) that drove the GOP nuts in 2009 and 2010 in trying to take it back. As Politico implies, Bill Owens hasn’t really been fitting in in Congress and the Republican party has been actively planning to go | Read More »
Republican pollster: Terri Lynn Land (R) / Gary Peters (D) 44/36 in Michigan Senate race.
Usual caveats: it’s early, it’s one of a bunch of possible outcomes, it’s a Republican pollster (Harper), and so forth. But this is still pretty good news for Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land. And the Republican party in Michigan, because Harper also checked the generic race: On the generic Senate ballot, Democrats actually lead in the same race by just over one point — well | Read More »
Revealing Politics: Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) lied, lied, lied about Colorado job growth.
Which John Hickenlooper so totally did. Executive summary: Gov. Hickenlooper bragged in his State of the State address that Colorado had gone from 40th in the nation in job creation to 4th. Which is impressive, yes? – Except that Colorado went from 40th in 2010 to 4th in 2012. Also in 2012 was an election where the Colorado state legislature went fully under Democratic control… | Read More »
Candidate accuses Alison Grimes campaign of offering bribes[*].
[*"... in order to get the candidate out of the Kentucky Senate race." As noted elsewhere, the title was a little clumsy.] Like Jim Geraghty, I don’t expect that this story will go anywhere – Democratic primary in a Democrat-controlled state with a Democrat in the White House to quash an investigation on the federal level and a former Democratic Senate candidate as Attorney General | Read More »
WaPo: Maryland Democrats knew #Obamacare state exchange launch wouldn’t work.
This Washington Post article starts bad for the O’Malley administration… More than a year before Maryland launched its health insurance exchange, senior state officials failed to heed warnings that no one was ultimately accountable for the $170 million project and that the state lacked a plausible plan for how it would be ready by Oct. 1. Over the following months, as political leaders continued to | Read More »
Madre de Dios, #Obamacare.
(H/T: @allahpundit) Yeah, about the Spanish-language Obamacare site… Mirroring problems with the federal health care website, people around the nation attempting to navigate the Spanish version have discovered their own set of difficulties. The site, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, launched more than two months late. A Web page with Spanish instructions linked users to an English form. And the translations were so clunky and full of grammatical mistakes | Read More »
Robert Gates inadvertently gives us a good look at @barackobama’s war insecurities.
I’m going to show my readers this paragraph, than walk them through it. Background: it’s part of Robert Gates’ memoir on his time as SecDef. Specifically, Gates (with the help of the military brass) was trying to keep Afghanistan from sliding off of the beam under the new administration, and running headlong into the Obama administration’s apparent inherent inability to understand that wars are messy | Read More »