NC Democratic Party chair resigns doesn’t resign… :pause:
Real short version: this all started when Jay Parmley, the former executive director of the NC Democratic party, was allegedly accused of sexually harassing a male staffer. Reportedly, Parmley had sent said staffer pictures of genitals*… Hold on: let me stop for a moment and make a PSA for politicians. DON’T DO THAT. …anyway, Parmley effectively got tossed out on his ear, but there’s still | Read More »
President Obama’s Presidential Playpen!
(Via AoSHQ) From Reno, NV… oh, isn’t this the cutest thing ever? Obama’s got his little podium, and he’s got his little microphone, and, hey, Obama even has his Junior PotUS Presidential Seal to talk behind as he speaks to everybody on the whole block! Such a big boy, now. And he’ll probably be such a good President… …once he grows up, of course.
Gov. Scott Walker (R, WI) brings in a budget surplus! #wirecall
Second year running. Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s administration said Thursday that its new revenue projections show the state will finish the 2011-2013 budget years with a surplus rather than the deficit predicted earlier this year. The projections were based on stronger-than-anticipated personal income growth last year, Walker officials said. The numbers could give the governor a boost as he heads into a June 5 recall | Read More »
Election 2012: The long, slow retreat of Obama for America.
It’s funny, really. Somebody like Mark Halperin sees this: Barack Obama’s decision to base his re-election campaign outside of Washington seems to be working pretty darn well. The campaign’s massive, high-rise headquarters in Chicago’s Loop achieves a fine balance between 2008’s hip-casual dorm room (there’s a Ping-Pong table and cheeky homemade signage) and 2012’s systematized Death Star (there are more employees than I have ever | Read More »
Obama’s new Ohio ad: just making stuff up at this point.
Let me present to you the amazing amount of scrutiny that apparently needs to go into a Barack Obama campaign ad, just to understand what it actually means. Level Minus One. This is the scrutiny that is done by the creators of the ad itself (that is to say, none at all). Summary of said ad (second video at this Hot Air link): this Brian | Read More »
Barack Obama’s bullying of “Coretta.” #pray4coretta
(via @adambaldwin) Scare quotes deliberate: for all I know, ‘Coretta’ is a composite of three or four African-American girls that President Barack Obama bullied as a kid. “I’m not her boyfriend!” I shouted. I ran up to Coretta and gave her a slight shove; she staggered back and looked up at me, but still said nothing. “Leave me alone!” I shouted again. And suddenly Coretta | Read More »
Politico’s Arresting, COMPLETELY UNSUPPORTED, claim about African-American voters.
(Via Hot Air) Specifically, North Carolinian voters on Tuesday’s Amendment One vote banning same-sex marriage: African-Americans voted 2-1 in favor of the North Carolina amendment banning gay marriage Tuesday, but the White House is betting that black voters there and beyond will stick with the president, despite broad resistance to legalization. …and that’s it. There’s no backup for that at all in the article. The | Read More »
The DOOM that came to Wisconsin Democrats.
Here are the final results of last night’s primary contest, and presumably a variant of this[***] will end up on Democratic political operatives’ desks across the breadth of Wisconsin: Barrett 390,109 Falk 228,940 Vinehout 26,926 La Follette 19,461 Huber 4,842 Total 670,278 Walker 626,538 Note that that total does not include the almost 20K of ‘Republican’ votes accumulated by ‘Republican’ Arthur Kohl-Riggs, given that the | Read More »
The (Currently) Embarrassing WI-GOV Recall Primary Results Thread.
I’m not really going to stay up and watch this one, but here’s a quick question spawned from the results thus far: With 10% of the vote in, why does the Republican who isn’t actually REALLY in a contested primary have more votes (78,370) than all of the Democrats in the contested primary combined (69,627)? [UPDATE: Well, now it’s 16%, and Walker is continuing to | Read More »
Mitt Romney and the ‘vision’ of #julia.
This is pretty much exactly what I want to hear coming out of Mitt Romney’s mouth when it comes to things like that ridiculous ‘Julia’ slideshow* from the Obama campaign. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diAgNfgYkw4
Elizabeth Warren’s ancestor traced back to Trail of Tears! …On the side holding the guns.
Yeah, when’s that primary in Massachusetts, again? Because the general election is going to be a trip: …the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in | Read More »
The Associated Press demonstrates professional ethics in terror bomb case.
…No, actually, the AP demonstrated professional ethics. Twice. The Associated Press reports today that it learned last week of a thwarted Al Qaeda-affiliated plot to bomb a U.S.-bound airplane, but did not report on it because of an agreement with the White House and the CIA. However, the AP did decide to report the story one day earlier than the White House had requested. “The | Read More »
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D, NC-07) refuses to endorse Barack Obama in public.
How bad is it for Democrats in North Carolina right now? This bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9pTykLEl4F4 The gist of the video is as follows: When asked if he supported Obama, [Rep. Mike] Mcintyre told the reporter he wasn’t doing “political interviews” at a prayer breakfast because “it wouldn’t be appropriate.” But – as the video later notes – Rep. McIntyre will talk about how he’s for North | Read More »
The professional malpractice of the 2008 John McCain campaign team, revisited.
This Breitbart article about McCain’s 2008 campaign team is infuriating me far too much for me to write coherently about it for very long, so let me be brief: speaking professionally, I agree with it. The faction of Team McCain represented by Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace should not be allowed anywhere NEAR a Republican Presidential campaign for the rest of their lives. And I | Read More »
“Should student loans be priced differently according to major?”
Q. “Should student loans be priced differently according to major?” (see here and here for more) A. Yes. Moe Lane (crosspost)