Chuck Schumer and pretending that the Democratic party is not what it is.
This is an entertaining article on Chuck Schumer by Dan Henninger, but this sentence makes me raise an eyebrow: “With [his speech indicating that Democrats should not have concentrated on Obamacare], Chuck Schumer was sending an audible signal to state and local party bosses around the country and to peeved donors—aghast at the midterm results—that not everyone in Washington has lost his mind to the | Read More »
Questions arise on Rolling Stone alleged gang rape at UVA story.
There is a technical term for the bolded part of this excerpt from The New Republic‘s otherwise laudable (no, really) look at the suddenly-problematical Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia*: “If I had to guess what happened at UVA—and at this point, we can only guess (which is why we should not be passing judgment),” Wendy Kaminer, a | Read More »
Turns out Harry Reid was dumping money into Greg Orman’s race after all.
Assuming that the Graham-Everett-Wheeler Many-Worlds hypothesis for resolving quantum mechanics is correct, in some alternate universe right now I am posting this Tweet with an angry I told you so. Turns out @SenatorReid‘s super PAC did support Greg Orman in KS, funneling $151k into a pro-Orman s-PAC in final days http://t.co/sxD9039lpX — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) December 2, 2014 …because in that world ‘independent’ Greg | Read More »
I actually think that these kids at Occidental really learned something.
Occidental College students learn a valuable life lesson: ritual magic doesn’t work, even in political science.
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The Democrats’ surprisingly complicated 2016 Senate problem.
Interesting list of potential Democratic retirements from the Hill, here: , 74 Joe Manchin, 67 , 74 , 78 , 74 Manchin’s on the list because he’s doing all the things that Senators who are planning to run for Governor do: to wit, talking about how much he hates Washington DC, and letting the state party apparatus dip their beaks into his fundraising war chest. Boxer is… | Read More »
Maryland AAG Karen Straughn’s embarrassing urban legend credulousness.
I think that you have to look on the bright side when it comes to situations like these… OK, the text is hard to excerpt. Basically, Maryland Assistant Attorney General (Consumer Protection) Karen Straughn is going around telling people to watch out for carjackers who strike via putting $100 bills under windshield wipers, despite the fact that she knows that it’s not actually happening (it’s an urban | Read More »
Barack Obama cannot, in any way, be said to have white working class support.
Gallup is being a bit, ah, antiseptic on this story: “President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far in 2014, 14 percentage points lower than among white college graduates. This is the largest yearly gap between these two groups since Obama took office.” I say ‘antiseptic’ because it should be spelled out more that Obama’s popularity with college educated | Read More »
These first early voting numbers for LA-SEN are maybe *too* good for us.
Courtesy of the indispensable AOSHQDD comes the first early voting numbers for Louisiana’s Senate runoff numbers, and if the trends hold they’re gruesome for . The summary: about 136,000 people did early/absentee voting as of 11/25/2014. 72% of those voters were white, 25% black, the rest ‘other.’ If the numbers found here are accurate, Landrieu got 94% of the black vote in the primary… and 18% of | Read More »
Chuck Schumer quietly starts distancing Democrats from Obama for 2016.
I’m just going to summarize it: Senator Chuck Schumer today ever-so-casually indicated that working first on Obamacare was a mistake; that, in fact, Congress should have instead worked on pretty much anything else besides Obamacare; and that himself opposed starting first on Obamacare, but all those Obama supporters in the Obama administration were so adamant that Obamacare be put in place right away. Also: how about | Read More »
How Terry McAuliffe failed to impose Medicaid expansion on Virginia.
This Washington Post article on Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe’s futile attempt to sneak Medicaid expansion past his own state legislature is fascinating, but it has several flaws in it. There are things that are not mentioned enough, things that are mentioned too much, and at least one thing that is not mentioned at all. Unsurprising, given that the WaPo remains a Democratic cheerleader; but still | Read More »
The ‘You won’t believe what SNL did in this skit about Executive Orders!’ Sunday Open Thread.
No, really, you won’t. Trust me on this: it’s like it’s from an alternate universe, or something. You’ll keep waiting for them to take a slap at Republicans because we’re unhappy about using executive orders in this fashion, but they never do. It’s almost unsettling. Open thread. (Oops” Via our own @baseballcrank.)
Seriously, the DNC needs to fire its social media squad over this ‘ethnic cleansing’ own-goals.
As my readers may remember, yesterday the Democratic party managed to get itself put in a bad place by its own social media squad over ‘ethnic cleansing’ (basically, said squad turned a talk radio caller into the Voice of the Republican Party, because we’ve relentlessly given the Democratic party nothing better to work with this cycle). The Daily Caller covered this as well: it contained | Read More »
Watch Obama’s immigration speech here.
Embedded video via The Daily Signal. It’s supposed to be on at 8 PM, so your guess is as good as mine as to when it starts. I doubt that there will be questions, afterward. As to the speech itself… let’s just say that there are some signs that some extremely hasty editing was done to it and the new immigration policy that it represents. | Read More »
Democrats’ vaunted social media team embarrasses its own party, again.
I thank God every day that I don’t have to produce this kind of masturbatory fodder for my political party. ‘Ethnic cleansing.’ Ye gods and little fishes…