NY 23 “Doug Hoffman doesn’t have an ice cube’s chance”
Looks like as predicted, Doug Hoffman held true to his promise to keep in the race for NY 23, even after being beat in the R. Primary. He’s now running as the “Conservative Party”, whatever that is. A response from the NY Tea Party is pretty hard and concludes “Doug Hoffman doesn’t have an ice cube’s chance. ” of winning. Mark L. Baire of the | Read More »
CA Push polls
A request to R’s out in CA. I just received what I think is a push poll for what I think is Babs Boxer or some other Donk, and would like some help to figure out what they are pushing. It’s one of those automated sort of deals where you push numbers in response. Hope that helps identify this one. Starts with “We have a | Read More »
Well it seems that even the Wall Street Journal is on to JD Hayworth Huckster with today’s John Fund editorial. I won’t selectively quote the article, you can read all the details for yourself, but the take aways: JD “Mr. Conservative” Huckster is not so conservative when it comes to spending your money according to his voting record and votes for such wonderful things as | Read More »
Fiorina on FOX
I just caught the Carlie Fiorina interview on the FOX talking heads show, interview by Chris Wallace. To sum up, BABS be afraid, be very afraid. Wallace quizzed Carlie on her stint at HP, seems like that will be a big issue in the general election. Carlie’s answer was OK I guess, blame most of the cuts at HP on the tech industry collapse in | Read More »
“Welcome to JD Hayworth’s bizarro world”
I’m not a fan of JD, no seriously I ‘m no kidding I’m not a fan of his, but I am amazed at times at how little JD knows and how little he thinks before opening his gob smacker and letting loose with nonsense. Phoenix New Times ( a lefty news outlet if it’s anything like the one in LA), has coverage of the latest | Read More »
Campbell effectively dropping out?
LA Times has an article up “Campbell goes dark a week before the primary“. “With a week before the primary, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell has pulled his television advertising and is relying on web ads and telephone calls to drive his message to likely Republican voters.” The article sites Campbell’s money problems as a big factor in this move. This move is not | Read More »
New California poll out
A new Times USC poll came out yesterday, nothing really shocking in the poll. Link to the poll in PDF. From the article: Key Findings California voters overwhelmingly want a Senator who will work with President Obama to pass his policies, not against him. While some public polls had Steve Poizner pulled within striking distance of Meg Whitman in the Republican primary for governor, Whitman | Read More »
NY 23, 2010…what’s up with that?
Flashing back to 2009 we had the infamous NY 23 race, and the whole selected not elected Greek tragedy of Dede Scozzafava, who couldn’t even pass as a RINO, running against Doug Hoffman as the Conservative party candidate. The race and the circumstances that led up to this race were fairly well documented and commented on affair here on RS, with a pretty universal agreement | Read More »
“Glenn Beck refuses to endorse J.D. Hayworth”
Over at “The Hill” there’s a column with a video link of an appearance of Glen Beck on the Imus show, pretty good interview with Beck by the way. The part about JD is about 4 minutes in, but Imus and JD are pretty entertaining getting to that point. The long and short, looks like Beck is not a fan of Johnny Mac, used the | Read More »
Extending the Shuttle and Senator Kay Hutchison
Setting aside the recent Texas Governor race results and the resulting calls for her resignation from the Senate, looks like Senator Hutchison is working on legislation that might save the space program for now. Despite the calls from some for Hutchison’s resignation, this is the sort of work long serving inside the beltway politicians are good at, well if you think spending money on a | Read More »
And so it begins….Mitt making his early moves
LATimes has an article up on Mitt Romney making early moves to get ready for something, and it looks like running for the Presidency in 2012. The article is ostensibly about Mitt’s book, “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness”and some commentary about Mitt redefining himself once again. I don’t know about the assertion of Mitt redefining his core appeal made in the article, but | Read More »
DeVore profile in the LA Times
LA Times, not exactly a bastion of conservative thought, but not the SF Chronicle ether, has a piece up today about Chuck DeVore. Chuck DeVore faces steep climb for California Senate seat. There is a left leaning bias in the story, but not terribly so, making the article worth the time to read as a counter to all the noise going on with “demon sheep” | Read More »
Meanwhile back in NY 23 race for 2010
After last year and the Dee Dee fiasco I wondered what was going to happen in NY 23. The race is shaping up now and it is proving to be one worth watching. Doug Hoffman is running, no surprise there, but there are a couple of others looking to get in the race. CQ Politics has an article on New York Assemblyman Will Barclay thinking | Read More »
Demon Sheep Creator Speaks
LATimes has an article up profiling Fred Davis, creator of Carly’s demon sheep web commercial. It’s not much of an article, but what’s interesting is this guy has a track record for creating this sort of web commercial. Back in 2002, he created an infamous “King Rat” commercial for Sonny Perdue who went on to win the Governor’s race in Georgia. I’m not making the | Read More »
Crotch bomber photos
Over at ABC news there’s new pictures up of the “Crotch Bomber” bomb. I take no credit for the name by the way, I think it was Gizmo came up with that in a posting earlier today. This is pretty scary stuff, coupled with the news that there may be 25 more young men waiting to try the same sort of thing. Watching and hoping | Read More »
MyCongressmanisnuts Way to go!
See Alan Grayson Fla 8 Democrat fighting against the First Amendment See the site that is driving Alan Grayson nuts See what an involved citizen can do. Mycongressmanisnuts This wonderful lady and her group is the taking it to Alan Grayson… THANK YOU!
Some people still “get it”
Sometimes I think the world and this country is going to heck in a hand basket, sometimes I come across something that shows that the American people still get it. This is a small article and video from CNN, from up in Bakersfield where there is a new National Cemetery. There’s no political content to this, no pats on the back, no pokes in the | Read More »
More trouble in California?
Bloomberg is up with a story of how the California budget is once again in the hole to the tune of $1.1 Billion. “California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will know within a month whether a $1.1 billion drop in revenue collections is part of a growing budget shortfall or an isolated event, his budget spokesman said. Revenue in the three months ended Sept. 30 was 5.3 | Read More »
Dead Tree Media starting to bite back?
Promoted from diaries – and let me be the first to thank the current Senate Majority Leader for ensuring that the Las Vegas Review-Journal endorses his Republican opponent – whoever that may end up being. – Moe Lane Looks like old Harry Reid done gone and stepped on it, “Big Time”, at least in Vegas with the paper of record for the state. I usually | Read More »
ObamaCare Death Panels are real
“President Obama today announced* that health care reform would indeed mean that someone, somewhere, was going to have to make tough choices about what health care was appropriate in what circumstances. “As President, it is my duty to step up to the plate and lead. To take these hard decisions and to show that, yes, indeed, we can.”” source. Examiner LA Ok…so it’s not real, | Read More »
Air Pelosi hits turbulance
It looks like there is actually some shame left in Washington when it comes to buying more airplanes for Air Pelosi. From the WSJ August 10th. WASHINGTON — Bipartisan opposition is emerging in the Senate to a plan by House lawmakers to spend $550 million for additional passenger jets for senior government officials. The resistance to buying eight Gulfstream and Boeing planes comes as members | Read More »
‘Punkin’ the Birthers: Priceless’
OK, so I’ve been critical of Birthers posts, and here I am posting one, so Pot calling Kettle Black…guilty as charged. But this is a slightly different news item, one that is sure to make some RS Birthers heads spin and maybe even explode. This is just sad…very sad news. “It’s looking more and more like the forged “Kenyan birth certificate” released by Orly Taitz | Read More »
Common sense starting to break out?
I realize that CA is the land of “Fruits and Nuts”, but sometimes common sense does tend to break out. Call me a cynic, but this move is being driven by the coming budget crunch in California, and a realization that housing criminal illegal aliens is a really stupid way to spend money when there’s not a lot to go around. From the uber Liberal | Read More »
Do as we say…or else
If there was any question at all that Obama and the Democrats in power now were bought and paid for by Union dollars, today’s news from California out to clear that up. The Obama administration threatens to rescind billions in stimulus money if Gov. Schwarzenegger and lawmakers do not restore wage cuts to unionized home healthcare workers. LA Times I have no sympathy for the | Read More »
Stupid is as Stupid does
Why are people fed up with Republicans, ask Senator Mike Enzi R Wyoming why he’s set to co-sponsor this piece of garbage. Report: Congress Set to End Tax-Free Online Shopping From Fox news For the past decade and a half, most Internet shoppers haven’t been forced to pay sales tax while buying goods online. But now, according to CNet News, an alliance of “brick-and-mortar” retailers | Read More »