Aw, poor Frank Rich. The far Left columnist for the New York Times is spooked by mainstream conservatives asserting themselves in the NY-23 congressional race. Limited government activists rising up against the GOP elite? Horrors! The New York fracas was ignited by the routine decision of 11 local Republican county chairmen to anoint an assemblywoman,... Read More
Finally: The spoiler exits the race. Stacy McCain has the scoop: Hey, GOP elites: Can you hear conservatives NOW?! Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has the latest Siena Poll that doomed Scozzafava and adds: Just think of all those wasted NRCC/RNC dollars spent on the
Earlier this week, I introduced you to the "media justice" mob -- Marxist-inspired activists seeking to crack down on conservative political speech under the guise of combating "hate" and crusading for "diversity." "Social justice" = redistribution of wealth and economic "rights." "Media justice" = redistribution of speech and First Amendment rights. Well, they're at it... Read More
Old metric: Jobs created or saved. New metric: Jobs inflated or craved. The White House put out its new fuzzy porkulus math report -- and then patted itself on the back for "transparency:" The Associated Press provided real transparency yesterday with its report on stimulus jobs inflation -- and the White House didn'
My syndicated column today gives you a handy overview of all the president's campaign finance bundlers -- many of whom were spotlighted in Culture of Corruption. The Washington Times and USA Today shed more light on the money men and women with access to the White House. Same old, same old. The Obama White House:... Read More
Corrupt-o-twin powers, activate! L: Rep. Maxine Waters; R: Rep. Laura Richardson Readers of this blog are quite familiar with the corruption scandals involving California Democrats Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson. Back in March 2009, I spotlighted Waters, her husband, and their smelly involvement with minority-owned bank called OneUnited. And dating back to May 2008 through... Read More
I've been blogging the emotion card-playing from desperate Obamacare advocates all week. Now, Florida's favorite Democrat potty mouth has jumped on stage (hat tip - William Amos): Video at the link if you can stand it. I'd say he exudes about as much sincerity as a used car salesman, but that would be an insult... Read More
There's a new website dedicated to exposing White House senior adviser/Chicago consigliere/real estate mogul Valerie Jarrett. Call her out. Policing Obama's culture of corruption takes eternal vigilance.
Queen Nancy Pelosi reportedly ordered Capitol Hill police to block a GOP staffer from attending the Speaker's public option announcement on Capitol Hill. Transparency, schmansparency: Power to the people! As always, sunlight is the best disinfectant.
On Fox & Friends this morning, I discussed the expiring House and Senate bans on ACORN funding that GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann has been warning about all month. Byron York has a good backgrounder here. Whatever happens, the daunting reality is that ACORN and its vast network of affiliates continue to spend and shuffle untold... Read More
It's arrived. Arising from the vapor, the House health care bill weighs in this morning at 1,900 pages. Download it here and do the legislative reading most congressional representatives won't do. *** And the starting cost for what Nancy Pelosi is billing an "affordable health care plan for America?" $894 billion -- paid for, of... Read More
The Christian-Newsom murder case has never received much national media attention, but it touched countless Americans across the country who have not forgotten. Here's the latest development. Keep the victims' families in your prayers:
It's becoming a regular feature here at michellemalkin.com -- disgusted conservative readers sending photos and forwarding their "no, hell no!" responses to national Republican Party fund-raisers. They're sending back Newt Gingrich's books and telling the Beltway GOP to "Wake up!" Many others I've received are, um, unprintable. Today's rejected RNC solicitation form of the day... Read More
Hey, how's Obama's job-creating stimulus working out for you, Philadelphia? More hype than hope, as usual: Oh, wait. Here's one job that was created -- a crony government job: And the cure for poorly-administered federal funds? More federal funds! Meanwhile, Mayor Nutter yesterday traveled to Washington, where he and other members of the U.S. Conference... Read More
What is this woman hiding? Two weeks ago, I pointed you to the festering corruption scandal involving President Obama's US Attorney nominee in Colorado, Stephanie Villafuerte. Villafuerte is entangled in the railroading of Denver ICE agent Cory Voorhis -- whom federal prosecutors tried to punish after he blew the whistle on sweetheart deals for criminal... Read More
Received this statement from a group of conservative Colorado Republican legislators who are lending their support to NY-23 conservative candidate Doug Hoffman. They tell me they "hope the effect will be to energize other Republican state legislators around the country to do the same:" Colorado Republican legislators Sen. Scott Renfroe, Sen. Kevin Lundberg, Sen. Greg... Read More
A CNN anchor, of all people, called out senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett for her disingenuous Fox News attack and attempted backtracking. Hot Air has the priceless video. You'll especially love the spectacle of the Obamas' consigliere/Chicago real estate mogul/Daley crony claiming to represent the underdog "speaking truth to power." Transcript via Noel Sheppard... Read More
My syndicated column today (reprinted below) probes the FCC/left-wing church alliance to silence conservative critics of illegal immigration through "hate speech" regulation. Tip of the iceberg. Jeffrey Lord at the American Spectator first broke the story of how United Church of Christ officials met with kindred spirit/FCC Commissioner Michael Copps earlier this month before launching... Read More
Organizing for America, Team Obama & the DNC's perpetual campaign arm, is holding a health reform video contest. They've chosen 20 finalists. Continuing the human stage prop theme plied by the White House over the past year and trotted out again by Michelle Obama and David Axelrod over the weekend, many of the video finalists... Read More
The White House etiquette czar gives its seal of approval to Alan Grayson's verbal diarrhea. President Obama was in Florida last night and praised Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson as an "outstanding member of Congress." But even Democrats are embarrassed by Grayson's crude rhetoric: Well, it shouldn'
RedState has the scoop. It's way past time for the spoiler radical leftist Republican Dede Scozzafava to get out of the race. Dana Loesch is keeping tabs on all the latest NY-23 developments at Dump Dede.
FNC's Major Garrett tweets that Democrat Sen. Evan Bayh is "uncommitted" on Harry Reid's "public option" plan announced yesterday. Politico's Manju Ranu reports that Joe Lieberman supports a GOP filibuster: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday that he’d back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill. Lieberman, who caucuses... Read More
Newt Gingrich continues to "Alinsky" his conservative critics and hide behind straw men. He took to the airwaves last night to decry what he called a "purge" of the GOP by opponents of his chosen candidate, radical leftist Republican congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava, in the NY-23 special election: 100 percent unadulterated nonsense on a stick.... Read More
Soon to be the new mascot of the Democrats' cap-and-tax push, Disney's Tinker Bell was tapped by the United Nations this week to serve as an "Honorary Ambassador of Green." This is not an Onion parody: Tinker Bell edged out Wendy and Captain Hook for the position. Can't beat a microscopic carbon footprint.
Doug Powers takes a closer look at Harry Reid's state opt-out sop. There's no there there: Some states are girding their loins: Utah House Speaker Dave Clark (R) told the (Salt Lake City) Deseret News that “we already have a health-care system in Utah that is bottom three in cost for the nation. As I... Read More
The Working Families Party, an ACORN front group whose ballot line Newt Gingrich-endorsed radical leftist Dede Scozzafava has embraced on multiple occasions, is up to no good again. The NYPost reports: The labor-backed Working Families Party has engaged in "an audacious scheme to violate the law" to help the party's favored political candidates get elected,... Read More
Two helicopter crashes in Afghanistan took 14 American lives earlier today. In Colorado Springs today, Staff Sgt. Glen Hale Stivison Jr. was laid to rest. He was killed on Oct. 15 when a roadside bomb exploded, killing him and three other soldiers: Remember the Combat Outpost Keating Relief Fund that so many of you contributed... Read More
You'll love the excuses being made for the abysmal Jeopardy! performances of CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer and Soledad O'Brien, including: "They are reporters, not trivia experts. And the buzzer is complicated." They forgot to add: Alex Trebek hogs the teleprompter. Wah! *** Flashback - Weird Al's "I Lost on Jeopardy:"
Capitol Hill awaits a 3:15pm Eastern press conference from Harry Reid, who is reportedly set to announce his public-option plan amid uncertainty over Democrat support: Democrat Sen. Blanche Lincoln is "non-committal."
Newt and Dede sitting in a tree, erasing lines between "R" and "D" (TobyToons via RedState): The latest Club for Growth poll on NY-23 shows conservative candidate Doug Hoffman continuing his surge over the liberal Democrat and the radical leftist "R" in the race. (Caveats: Sample size is small and CfG is pro-Hoffman. Still. Hoffman's... Read More
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, desperate for cash to prop up his bankrupt and broken city, will lease anything. Parking meters. Airports. Now, water. A constituent asks: "Why are we having a fire sale on everything in the city?" Because everything's for sale in the city...
In Chicago, there are no coincidences. In Chicago-on-the-Potomac, there are no coincidences, either. In the desperate push for Obamacare, the White House spin doctors are pulling out all the stops to distract from the disastrous numbers by ginning up emotions. FLOTUS is playing the the concerned parent card. So is White House senior adviser/Astroturf master/Big... Read More
Here's the First Lady's latest video pitch for Obamacare aimed at women: Nope, still no mention of the mother of Dontae Adams, one of the minority patients on Chicago's southside shipped out of the University of Chicago Medical Center under the patient-dumping program spearheaded by Mrs. Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and David Axelrod. FLOTUS skates again.... Read More
The most prominent GOP endorser of radical leftist NY-23 congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava is openly musing about running for president in 2012. No, thanks: "They" shouldn't bother. The conservative base is wising up and pushing back. And constantly invoking Reagan isn't going to erase the damage Gingrich has done to his brand over the years... Read More
At the annual American Banking Association conference this weekend in Chicago, the SEIU army spearheaded an angry mob protest against major financial institutions who have taken federal bailout funds. It was the usual left-wing Kabuki theater. If the protesters were sincerely mad about the government bailouts, they'd be yelling on Capitol Hill and in front... Read More
On ABC News this morning at George Stephanopoulos's This Week roundtable, fellow Fox News contributor and conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham took Charlie Gibson to task for his ignorance of the ACORN scandal (which, you'll remember, a condescending Gibson said he thinks the MSM should "leave to the cables.") Brava. Keep calling them... Read More
Check this out. Newt Gingrich is on his latest book promotion tour -- and his embrace of radical leftist Dede Scozzafava (whom he champions as a "moderate Republican") is getting heated pushback from movement conservatives in the heartland. Earth to Newt: There is nothing "mooooderate" about radical leftist Dede Scozzafava. Here are video clips of... Read More
Hey, just what we and future generations of taxpayers need: Vast new opportunities for out-of-control government health care fraud! Philip Klein at the American Spectator reports: Guillermo Denis Gonzalez was released from prison in Florida in 2004 after serving 12 years for murder. By the end of 2006, he owned a health care business officially... Read More
So, the GOP leadership is waking up to Team Obama's "Chicago-style politics." Here's GOP leader John Boehner condemning the White House heavy hand. I was in the Windy City last night for the United Republican Fund's 75th anniversary. URF is committed to electing conservatives to office and I was impressed with the number of fresh,... Read More
The bogus death statistic that won’t die by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2009 Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida has found his calling: Death demagogue. First, he accused Republicans of wanting sick patients to “DIE QUICKLY.” Next, he likened health insurance problems to a “Holocaust in America.” Now, he’s unveiled a new website entitled... Read More
Whenever I have noted illegal alien mortgage fraud over the years, I've been smacked with the RAAAAACIST card. Wonder if the Inspector General for Tax Administration is going to get mau-mau-ed by the open borders lobby, too. Shhhhhh: The rush to implement a tax credit for first-time home buyers opened the program up to potential... Read More