RS Interview: Gretchen Hoffman (R CAND, MN-07).
On a practical level, there’s not much call for Minnesota’s Seventh district to be represented by a Democrat; it trends Republican, and its current faux-moderate representative Collin Peterson is best known for sneering “Twenty-five percent of my people believe the Pentagon and Rumsfeld were responsible for taking the twin towers down… That’s why I don’t do town meetings.” Not incidentally, 2010 was also Peterson’s worse | Read More »
Libtalker Randy Rhodes spews anti-Indian racism like so many teeth.
You know, I have a problem with the way that somebody ambushed Randi Rhodes and got her to make racist and prejudiced comments about the governors of Louisiana and South Carolina. It’s just… cruel to do that to an alcoholic on a bender; when you have somebody with an existing history of being found face down in the gutter with the recent contents of her | Read More »
The fix is in on NY *state* redistricting?
I dunno. They’re certainly scurrying around like… things that scurry… in Albany tonight. This report suggests that the fix is in for the state legislature, and that Governor Cuomo is going to cave on his promise to support reform today, in exchange for promises of reform tomorrow; but it also suggests that the NY legislature has decided to let the courts design the Congressional maps, | Read More »
The THREATENED NY Congressional District map.
I say “threatened” because if the NY state legislature doesn’t come to a deal by Wednesday, this is the map that is very likely going to be the one to get used: …and there’s going to be several Members of Congress who will be very unhappy if that happens. Including Steve Israel of the DCCC.
Barack Obama and the negative decrease of gas prices since 2008.
Via Hot Air comes this rather-embarrassing 2008 Obama campaign video that’s simply too good – and by ‘good’ I mean ‘humiliating to the Obama administration’ – not to share. Here you go: Hear that? When elected, Barack Obama promised to do something about those awful THREE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENT A GALLON gas prices! Because of all those awful OIL COMPANIES! Wasn’t that nice of | Read More »
Alan Grayson tries the Creigh Deeds electoral strategy…
…to wit, getting into the news by hitting stuff with his car*: Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson crashed into a Lynx bus in downtown Orlando about noon Saturday. [snip] Investigators said Grayson was driving a Mercedes, when he ran a red light and hit the bus. Glenn Reynolds notes that disregarding public safety to the point of injuring others while driving an expensive automobile to | Read More »
The ‘My Rude Political Comparison For The Night’ Saturday Memorial Open Thread.
After reading this Ann Althouse post (via Instapundit) about perpetual Madison protesters cluelessly and deliberately acting low-rent for the camera, the thought came to me: has the entire current progressive protest movement now become some demented, Left-wing political version of the old Jerry Springer show? Discuss. And open thread. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Soledad O’Brien critic of Joel Pollak’s criticism of Derrick Bell’s Critical Race Theory.
Background: Soledad O’Brien managed to look like an utter idiot on CNN on Thursday when Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak casually eviscerated her over the concept of critical race theory (CRT). (pause) OK, deeper background: CRT is more or less identity politics run through an academic gobbledygook filter; some of its adherents have made some somewhat… incautious comments about white supremacy and the sham nature of the | Read More »
Judge David Flanagan linked to Scott Walker recall. Twice.
Quick background, as to why you should care: Judge Flanagan has placed a temporary (although you can count on the Democrats wanting to put that adjective in scare quotes, and right quickly) restraining order on last year’s Wisconsin voter reform law mandating that voters show picture ID. There are a few “this just happens” involved, here: This just happens to prevent Voter ID from being | Read More »
RS Interview: Carl Wimmer (R CAND, UT-04 PRI)
The new Fourth Congressional district in Utah is a matter of some interest to Utahic… Utahian… Utahns… umm, Republicans from Utah; and there are a number of folks competing in the primary. We talked to one of them yesterday: Carl Wimmer. Carl’s a former police officer, [former] [Oops! Fixed] state legislator, and founder of the Patrick Henry caucus: we discussed the race generally, and his | Read More »
Obama throws… all non-Obama Democrats… under the fundraising bus.
I had not realized that things were this bad for the Obama administration: Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have privately sought as much as $30 million combined from Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee — a replay of the financial help they received from Obama in 2008 and 2010. But that’s not going | Read More »
DCCC using Alan “K Street Whore” Grayson to fund other candidates?
This particular hypocrisy on the part of the Democratic party is almost… pure in its brazenness, really. It goes like so: the Democrats have put together a program called ‘Majority Makers’ where Democrats with good fundraising ability who are expected to win their elections are being tapped to spread some of that raised money around to candidates who aren’t doing so well. This in itself | Read More »
The Great Texas Redistricting Nonsense has been resolved.
Some background, for those who need it: Texas, thanks to explosive growth over the last ten years, picked up four Congressional Districts after the last Census. The Democrats, who are (naturally enough, I suppose) angry that this growth has been at the expense of their own caucus (the 2010 Census generally demonstrated that a lot of people have been voting with their feet on this | Read More »
Norm Dicks (D, WA-06) cuts and runs.
This one must have hurt, really. I mean: a guy spends over three and a half decades in Congress. He’s carefully establish himself as a convenient… receptacle… for almost-respectable defense lobbyist payoffs. And he’s just gotten the brass ring: next in line to his party’s top slot at Appropriations. And in the last Congress? That spot was the Holy Grail for people who wanted to | Read More »
On hearing that Andrew Breitbart has passed.
[UPDATE] Thinking about the sad news some more – and seeing not only Jeff’s post, but Erick’s and Brad’s; for that matter, the outpouring of sentiment across the right-blogosphere (and a certain tentative undercurrent of hate across the left-) – I wondered what Andrew would say to comfort the folks that know and miss him, if only he still could. Then I realized that I | Read More »