The national party is kind of excited about this particular race and candidate: “This week brought more disappointing economic news, and more reminders that President Obama’s weak leadership and failed policies have hurt small businesses and driven jobs overseas,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said. “We need principled leaders who will come to Congress and join Republicans in the fight to help create a better | Read More »
We[**] got a guy out there doing just that, and the link to his spreadsheet is here. Executive summary: the process is ongoing, and what’s being tracked are absentee/early ballot REQUESTS, not turned-in ballots. So it’s not telling us who’s ahead in Ohio; it’s merely telling us what we know of which party’s members are asking for ballots. In other words, it’s a possible measure | Read More »
Come, let me reveal a deep, dark secret of the Mia Love campaign: she’s black. Did you care? Can’t say that I care much, either: what I care about is whether she has the resources and ability to defeat Jim Matheson in this year’s UT-04 Congressional race. The possibility is tantalizingly there: and apparently it’s worrying Utahn Democrats. Which is fine… except when Utahn Democrats | Read More »
You may have noticed a little while back that the US Embassy in Cairo called out the Egyptian government/Muslim Brotherhood for saying one thing in English (read: Western foreign consumption) and another in Arabic (read: domestic/regional consumption). Which is all to the good… so why did the President do the same thing this week? The View: “In an interview with ABC’s “The View,” Obama — | Read More »
If you were shown this picture, and you did NOT know anything about the people involved, and you were asked: Which one of these two people thinks that he had a worse week than the other one? Pessimism vs. optimism, brought to you by @60minutes. twitter.com/RobertBluey/st…— Rob Bluey (@RobertBluey) September 24, 2012 …which person would you pick? Enjoy your morning. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: Hey, | Read More »
Say hi to the nice people of West Virginia, Attorney General – NO! NO! BAD TOUCH! BAD TOUCH! That’s a still from the YouTube video below, which shows Attorney General McGraw assaulting an opposition cameraman in that way that we have grown to associate with Democrats with entitlement issues: Apparently, McGraw is being kind of touchy that Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey keeps calling for | Read More »
As has been noted here and here… what an awful month Mitt Romney is having. Exhibit A: the Gallup tracking poll for September. Absolutely horrendous. Why, at this rate, Obama for America might even throw Mitt Romney into a… …A… …A briar patch. Open thread. Moe lane PS: The polls go up. The polls go down.
“Witnesses say supporters of Ansar al-Sharia lined up outside its headquarters, in front of the crowd, waving black and white banners. They fired into the air to try to disperse the protesters, but fled with their weapons after the base was surrounded by waves of people shouting “no to militias”.”
Now the country faces major challenges, you know that we face massive debt, trillion-dollar deficits. We face a Washington that’s broken – that can’t get the job done. The President today threw in the white flag of surrender again. He said he can’t change Washington from inside. He can only change it from outside. Well, we’re going to give him that chance in November. He’s going outside.
Executive summary: the Inspector General for the Department of Justice did an independent – no, let’s be honest; it was an “internal” – investigation into the horrifically botched multi-agency program known as Operation Fast & Furious (OF&F). For those who don’t remember, OF&F was that program where we let Mexican drug gangs illegally buy guns, didn’t keep track of the guns, and pretty much watched | Read More »
The NRCC has a new campaign ad out for Mia Love, Republican candidate for Utah’s Fourth District: It’s part of the NRCC’s Our America campaign (you can see the trailer for said campaign here), and we’re getting it to our readers hot off of the presses, as it were. Mia, of course, should be familiar to RedState readers (here and here for interviews, and | Read More »
The video is only horrible to Democratic base voters. Show it to an undecided swing voter, and there’s far too high a chance that he or she will pretty much agree with the sentiment. Which is something that Mitt Romney knows very well, which is why he smilingly encouraged the people who published the clip to publish the whole video. And it’s also something that Jim Messina knows very well; which is why he deliberately didn’t make the video easy to see and held off on the usual begging for five bucks that stereotypically infests Obama campaign ads. Bottom line: Obama for America is not going to use this incident to get more swing voters, although they certainly won’t mind if that happens (it won’t). What they’re apparently going to use this incident for is to shore up their own base.
I’m not actually too happy to drag our domestic politics in this, because people died and everything; but I suggest that fixing this situation may be just a little more important than the President’s current plan to go to Cincinnati and yell about the Chinese about practices that the Chinese have no intention of stopping, and that the Obama administration has no intention of actually doing anything about. Even if Ohio is a swing state this year.