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 »
Fast Eddie Rendell lays down markers for consideration by a Romney administration.
Business is business. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hTa6Sfi2xRQ
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 »
Preparing for Tuesday’s Day of DOOM in Wisconsin.
Some interesting happenings at today’s Wisconsin’s Brown County Dairy Breakfast*: [Democratic gubernatorial recall candidate Tom] Barrett was greeted warmly by some of the breakfast-goers — at least one man told him Barrett he was voting for him, prompting Barrett to joke, “Give him a lot of really good food” — but others reacted differently, telling Barrett they were voting for [Republican Governor Scott] Walker and | Read More »
Aww. Barack Obama *misses* the nice, civilized 2008 election cycle!
I was going to get awesomely cranky about how suddenly Barack Obama is nostalgic about campaigning against that nice John McCain, but then I realized: feeding a man’s narcissism by writing, long involved posts about him helps neither you, nor the narcissist. So in the interests of Obama’s own mental hygiene, let me be brief: In 2008 the Obama campaign released an ad that mocked | Read More »
54% of WI AFSCME employees voted with their feet in 2011. #wirecall
I am going to try to avoid too much hyperbole and sarcasm for this one; this is one time where the situation requires neither. When Scott Walker and other Republicans instituted labor union reforms in 2009, one of the basic planks of such reforms – the one that was quietly and viciously fought, tooth and nail, by the unions – was removal of mandatory dues | Read More »
AP: Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms Wisconsin job growth. #wirecall
Readers might remember – certainly The Weekly Standard [TWS] did – that beleaguered Democratic Wisconsin gubernatorial recall candidate Tom Barrett has called into question Republican Scott Walker’s contention that the Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] had reported Wisconsin had actually gained jobs in 2011, instead of the loss of jobs that had been previously reported from another source. Actually, ‘called into question’ is too mild | Read More »
Silvestre Reyes (D, TX-16) defeated in primary.
It was a bit of a surprise, yesterday: long-term Texas Democratic incumbent Silvestre Reyes was taken down in a primary yesterday. Early reports are crediting the Campaign for Primary Responsibility (CPA), an ostensibly non-partisan anti-incumbent group, for the upset. Fortunately, Reyes is frankly a loss neither to our side (long-notorious PMA porker) nor the Left’s (heavy-handed War on Some Drugs booster). And alas, but the | Read More »
The Texas Results Open Thread.
Polls closing at 8 PM: results here.
Latest Scott Walker ad: “Crime.” #wirecall
Let me spell this out for the Democrats: this ad would probably doom Tom Barrett if he was ahead in the polls right now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=icGujXPWhDo