Wall Street teaches causality to Barack Obama.
It would seem that President Obama seems to have a bit of a problem with the concept of “cause and effect.” This is hardly surprising – the man is essentially a glorified political science major* – but it is, upon reflection, a bit awkward. Seeing as the man will still be president for about seven months, and thus technically responsible for the country in that | Read More »
Duane Lester and the Assertion of Copyright.
I got to meet Duane Lester of All-American Blogger last week at the Breitbart Awards thing. Duane’s a good guy who won the Breitbart Blogger Award ; but what may be more of immediate interest is this post from last month entitled “How to Assert Copyright Over Your Work When It’s Been Plagiarized.” Which happens far too often, albeit not as drastically and/or comprehensively as | Read More »
The Bunch o’Election Results Open Thread.
Mass link here (click on Live Results). The AZ-08 Special is the big one – more or less – but there are others.
Reagan’s place… at Brandenburg Gate then, and in the party now.
There has been a certain amount of …well, the usual invocation of Ronald Reagan’s memory in order to justify other people’s positions on issues, particularly the ones where they’re not majority positions in the Republican party. Latest offender – and it’s a shame that I have to use the word, in this case: I like the guy – is former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who | Read More »
The Democrats’ Lost Wisconsin Lesson for Obama.
From Hot Air Headlines comes this entertaining Wisconsin post-mortem, and the first paragraph will tell you why I used that adjective: A controversial incumbent hangs on and retains his job despite fierce opposition in a bad economy. Sounds like a hopeful scenario for the Obama campaign, right? Instead it was Republican Scott Walker’s impressive victory in Wisconsin. If President Obama is smart—and he is nothing | Read More »
Deconstructing this week’s Democratic economic agitprop.
(Via Hot Air) Michael Tomasky, now that he is finished swallowing his gum from watching the Lightworker flail about like… someone who went from undistinguished state Senator to President of the United States in four short years, all the while learning not a darn thing… would like to offer the President a counter-narrative. The story, in a nutshell, is this: we inherited a total disaster, | Read More »
The startlingly unconscious bigotry of NYT’s Steve Almond.
The following is a list of the insults, negative potrayals, and generally offensive rhetoric found in this NYT article by liberal Steve Almond calling for… more civility from liberals. Sean Hannity represented the bane of American civic life: a blow-dried blowhard paid to vilify his enemies and incite his imbecilic fans… his bullying…an escalating right-wing fanaticism…conservative folly…all the mean, manipulative things those people say…He’s just | Read More »
Darcy Burner: Bringing The Crazy to the WA-01 Election!
I had heard that Darcy Burner – best known for being a Democrat who couldn’t beat a Republican in Washington state during the two worst election cycles for Republicans in living memory – spoke yesterday at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI (I happen to be in town myself for the much cooler Breitbart Awards conference that the Franklin Center/the Heritage Foundation is putting on). Feeling | Read More »
“Typos happen to Obama, too.” – And then they got ignored.
I know that David Weigel [excuse me: one of Dave Weigel’s …co-bloggers?] wants to pat himself on the back for sneaking in a mild Romney slam graciously excusing Mitt Romney for making some typos by bringing up a couple of lesser typos made by Barack Obama’s staff. Unfortunately, if we’re going to be discussing that sort of thing then we should be talking about the | Read More »
Romney/RNC outraises Obama/DNC in May.
If you remember the 2008 elections, you might remember a somewhat cruel, if clever, tactic that the Obama campaign would use: their habit of deliberately delaying sometimes announcing just how much money they raised in a given month. You see, it was a truism that, if you chose to wait until the last minute to file the fundraising report, it meant that the numbers were | Read More »
Obamacare, 90 seconds, the NRCC, and YOU.
This is an interesting experiment that Rep. Steve King and the NRCC are doing with regard to House Republicans’ latest anti-Obamacare push: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xar4iFmmYE&feature=youtu.be …If you don’t have a scanner handy, the QR code* above goes here.
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