The Democrats’ Lost Wisconsin Lesson for Obama.
From Hot Air Headlines comes this entertaining Wisconsin post-mortem, and the first paragraph will tell you why I used that adjective: A controversial incumbent hangs on and retains his job despite fierce opposition in a bad economy. Sounds like a hopeful scenario for the Obama campaign, right? Instead it was Republican Scott Walker’s impressive victory in Wisconsin. If President Obama is smart—and he is nothing | Read More »
Deconstructing this week’s Democratic economic agitprop.
(Via Hot Air) Michael Tomasky, now that he is finished swallowing his gum from watching the Lightworker flail about like… someone who went from undistinguished state Senator to President of the United States in four short years, all the while learning not a darn thing… would like to offer the President a counter-narrative. The story, in a nutshell, is this: we inherited a total disaster, | Read More »
The startlingly unconscious bigotry of NYT’s Steve Almond.
The following is a list of the insults, negative potrayals, and generally offensive rhetoric found in this NYT article by liberal Steve Almond calling for… more civility from liberals. Sean Hannity represented the bane of American civic life: a blow-dried blowhard paid to vilify his enemies and incite his imbecilic fans… his bullying…an escalating right-wing fanaticism…conservative folly…all the mean, manipulative things those people say…He’s just | Read More »
Darcy Burner: Bringing The Crazy to the WA-01 Election!
I had heard that Darcy Burner – best known for being a Democrat who couldn’t beat a Republican in Washington state during the two worst election cycles for Republicans in living memory – spoke yesterday at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI (I happen to be in town myself for the much cooler Breitbart Awards conference that the Franklin Center/the Heritage Foundation is putting on). Feeling | Read More »
“Typos happen to Obama, too.” – And then they got ignored.
I know that David Weigel [excuse me: one of Dave Weigel's ...co-bloggers?] wants to pat himself on the back for sneaking in a mild Romney slam graciously excusing Mitt Romney for making some typos by bringing up a couple of lesser typos made by Barack Obama’s staff. Unfortunately, if we’re going to be discussing that sort of thing then we should be talking about the | Read More »
Romney/RNC outraises Obama/DNC in May.
If you remember the 2008 elections, you might remember a somewhat cruel, if clever, tactic that the Obama campaign would use: their habit of deliberately delaying sometimes announcing just how much money they raised in a given month. You see, it was a truism that, if you chose to wait until the last minute to file the fundraising report, it meant that the numbers were | Read More »
Obamacare, 90 seconds, the NRCC, and YOU.
This is an interesting experiment that Rep. Steve King and the NRCC are doing with regard to House Republicans’ latest anti-Obamacare push: …If you don’t have a scanner handy, the QR code* above goes here.
Did the White House make Bill Clinton recant opposition to job-killing tax hikes?
As the American Action Forum (AAF) notes, pretty much. Quick background: it more or less got overlooked, but former President Clinton argued yesterday (June 5th) that it would be advisable for the ‘Bush tax cuts’ (which is Dizzy-City speak for ‘current tax baseline’) to be ‘temporarily’ (read: ‘permanently’) instituted, even if it would benefit the ‘wealthiest Americans’ (translation: it’s probably not a good idea to | Read More »
#wirecall results: …DOOM.
The networks are calling it for Scott Walker right now – they’ll also be calling it for Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch any moment now, and at least three of the four state Senate elections. I would like to note for the record that I Told You So; and I would like to repeat something that I once wrote in regard to the folks who opposed | Read More »
Wisconsin Recall Results Open Thread.
Polls close at 9 PM Eastern, as I understand it. Governor, Lt Governor, four state Senate races. Results link when I find one. Spoiler alert: Scott Walker will win. [UPDATE: Via comments, here's the results via JSOnline. Also, here.] [ANOTHER UPDATE: Polls are closed; Twitter reports that none are being kept open.] [LAST UPDATED BEFORE I EMPTY THE DISHWASHER: Ace of Spades is doing election | Read More »
Edolphus Towns endorses Charles Barron (D CAND, NY-10 PRI)… and GOP House Majority.
Meet the man likely to win the NY-10 Democratic nomination: “I want to go up to the closest white person and say, ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health.“ -That’s NYC Councilman Charles Barron, who apparently is the Democratic establishment’s choice to be the next Congressman from NY-10 (the seat currently held by retiring Edolphus | Read More »
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hates Bain! …Except the parts* that are helping *him*.
This Bain thing is getting weird. And by weird I mean “self-immolating for Democrats.” Point: [Atlanta Mayor Kasim] Reed said on NBC’s Sunday political broadcast he was alarmed by the internal Democratic skirmish over whether or not President Barack Obama should attack his GOP rival’s business career, likening the prospect of campaigning without the volley to fighting “with one hand behind his back.” “[F]or Democrats | Read More »
The RNC …cuts and pastes OfA’s Anna Wintour ad.
You know how people would joke that it was going to be incredibly easy for the RNC to do campaign ads this election season, because they’d write themselves? That in fact the GOP would just have to show Obama and the Democrats being… Obama and the Democrats? That we might not even have to do more than cut and paste? Yeah. As God is my | Read More »
88% of Obama’s 2008 over-$200 donors are AWOL in 2012.
This is one of the more amusing factoids that you’re going to read this morning: “According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008 — 537,806 people — have not yet given that sum this year. And this drop-off isn’t simply an artifact of timing. A full 87% of the people who gave $200 | Read More »