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Image source: AbsoluteMichigan.com Prepare for a long night. In the Arizona GOP 2012 primary, Mitt Romney has an overwhelming lead. But polls close between 8 and 9pm EST in the hot spot of the night, Romney's "home state" Michigan. Exit polls indicate that despite lower turnout, there was an increase in BOTH conservative voters and... Read More
Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell is giving a terrific counter-response to Obama's spend-all, do-all State of the Union address. He is drawing on the Founding Fathers and talking about the need to restrain government. "The federal government is simply trying to do too much." Speech excerpts here: McDonnell tipped his hat to Scott Brown, quoting his... Read More
South Carolina GOP Rep. Joe Wilson will bring his truth-telling to Facebook tonight. He's going to respond to President Obama's State of the Union Address online via video: Go tell 'em, Joe.
How ya like these red apples? (h/t Mary Katharine Ham) January 19 was an amazing day for grass-roots conservatism. But the Beltway GOP should be warned against unjustified triumphalism. They were late to the game. Activists still haven't, and won't, forget the massive amounts of money Washington, D.C. Republicans wasted on Dede Scozzafava. And Scott... Read More
DLTDHYOTWO.
DLTDHYOTWO!* Democrat Sen. Byron Dorgan sees the writing on the wall: “For the past year, I have been making plans to seek another six-year Senate term in next year’s election. Those plans included raising campaign funds and doing the organizing necessary to wage a successful campaign. “Even as I have done that, in recent months... Read More
Getting unhinged over military officials calling her ma'am. Getting unhinged over minority conservatives challenging the cult of global warming. Getting unhinged over people calling her unhinged. That's Babs Boxer for you. And she says her moonbat constituents love her theatrics so much, it's filling her campaign coffers. Via Politico: Alas, even fellow Democrats on the... Read More
Team of Tax Slobs.
Knock me over with a feather. Another Obama nominee made "unintentional" errors, meaningless goofs, nothingburger mistakes on her tax returns. It's HHS nominee Kathleen Sebelius. Via Brian Montopoli of CBSNews: Hey, where's that stamp? Oh, yeah. There it is.
Here's the roll call vote on Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. Seventeen GOP Senators voted no: Bond (R-MO) Bunning (R-KY) Burr (R-NC) Coburn (R-OK) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Ensign (R-NV) Inhofe (R-OK) Kyl (R-AZ) Risch (R-ID) Roberts (R-KS) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA) Wicker (R-MS)
The costs of "compassion."
The House will vote later today on its borrow-and-spend rebate deal. The Senate is pushing the inevitable lard-up. Democrats and Republicans alike want an extension on federal unemployment benefits. Regular state unemployment insurance covers 26 weeks. A program intended to be a safety net has become an excuse for people to remain unemployed once they... Read More
A movement is born. South Carolinians are fed up wth Senator Hissy: Here. And here. And here's a "Lindsey Graham Countdown Clock."
Washington Post goes A1 this morning with a story about a possible Michael Bloomberg presidential candidacy: Gag. Aren't there enough pro-abortion, anti-gun, open borders candidates running for president? Endorsed by Al Sharpton. Faaabulous:
William Jefferson, Dennis Hastert, assphants, cluebats: Thwap. Update: Bush orders Jefferson documents sealed. Un-freaking-believable. Glenn Reynolds asks:
***scroll for updates, questions for ABC...Dan Riehl says ABC's story is four months' old...*** ABC News's Blotter blog reports: But House staffer Krista Cole e-mails the following statement from the DOJ: Instapundit also got that e-mail and writes: Perhaps the bizarre bipartisan reaction to the [Rep. William] Jefferson search -- and the lack of cooperation... Read More
They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Today's example of craziness: New Orleans reelecting Ray Nagin mayor. They're stuck on stupid. In AP-speak, incompetent = "colorful." Reader Jim K. writes: Paul Mirengoff observes: *** Previous: Apartheid in New Orleans When is it ok to talk about... Read More
Charleston (WV.) Daily Mail columnist/blogger Don Surber reports on a GOP ad campaign against Sen. Robert Byrd. *** Previous: The vulnerable Bobby Byrd The life and times of Robert "Sheets" Byrd Bobby Byrd's klan of "upstanding people"
I just got off the phone with Sal Sirabella, Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll's chief of staff. They are in the midst of drafting a letter of apology to Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich's family, which I will post as soon as Sirabella faxes it over. Sirabella read parts of the letter on the phone,... Read More
**updating and bumping** The disgraceful conduct of Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll, who crashed a Marine's funeral and poisoned the somber event with her anti-war lecturing, continues to rock Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which broke the story over the weekend, updates today: This is not enough. Where the hell is Knoll to apologize publicly to... Read More
Milbloggers and e-mailers are buzzing about this story of how Pennsylvania's moonbat Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Catherine Baker Knoll, reportedly showed up uninvited at a Marine's funeral and voiced her anti-war views: The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his... Read More
Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey. *** Related: In defense of Boston Soros, sports pork, and stupid Republicans No, you tone it down The GOP's anti-Gitmo squad What do you call a squishy Republican? Shame on President Bush
Read this extraordinary piece in the Washington Post about Sen. Robert Byrd's continued attempts to downplay his membership and activism in the KKK. Just read it. *** Previous: The vulnerable Bobby Byrd The life and times of Robert "Sheets" Byrd *** Update: Jayson at Polipundit on Byrd's voting record.
Apropos of Charlie Rangel's Holocaust hyperbole, McQ and Jon Henke at Q and O respond, and Henke raises an excellent point over the disparate treatment of Santorum vs. Rangel. One of my blog faves, Jeff Harrell at Shape of Days, rips Rangel into itty-itty-bitty pieces. And the New York Daily News' Lloyd Grove adds more... Read More
Lots of political blogs buzzing about new poll results showing that Sen. Robert Byrd's re-election bid won't be smooth sailing: Don Surber fills us in on Capito. Daly Thoughts provides more polling background and says "if the poll is spot on (or if sampling error is actually in Byrd’s favor) then, ladies and gentlemen, there... Read More
I haven't forgotten this GOP abomination . Neither have a group of young Ohioans who have launched a website and campaign to provide their blubbering U.S. Senator some, uh, emotional support. It's called Console George and they're asking people to send tissues to Sen. Voinovich. Hah! The site will post photos of the tissues you... Read More
There's a new documentary on Sen. Robert Byrd's life story "of strength and fortitude" debuting this week. It's called "The Soul of the Senate" (website to be launched soon here). The Sunday Gazette-Mail reports: The film will be distributed to every secondary school and library in West Virginia, alon
145pm. Her main concern is the "polittle-ization" of intelligence. "I can never say that right." And Bush gets the dumb rap...
Tim Lambert has the goods. *** Related: -The other Lott controversy -Lott's response to Michelle Malkin's op-ed
Just wanted to post that for posterity as the President makes his entrance. Update: Lovely speech. God bless America!
The liberal media has wholeheartedly embraced young Democrat Barak Obama, son of immigrants and new member of Congress. They've paid less attention to another dynamic son of immigrants, Republican Bobby Jindal--who also won election to Congress handily tonight. Don't expect the New York Times editorial board or like-minded media elites to give Jindal a fair... Read More
Slimeball Rhodes Scholar Brad Carson loses to conservative Tom Coburn. Sweet! And in case you missed the desperate left's last-ditch dirty trick trying to link Coburn to a white supremacist group, check this out: The man alleged to be the author of an article, circulated in Indian Country, about a white supremacist group endorsing Tom... Read More
According to the New York Post, Jim McGreevey is enjoying an out-of-the-closet bounce in the polls. (Do note, however, that the sampling error margin is plus or minus 5 percentage points.) No wonder he was so giddy at the press conference last week.
The lefty mayor of St. Paul endorses W. (Hat tip: Captain's Quarters.)
If you got the impression last week that Joe Biden has a son in the military on active duty in the Gulf, that's exactly the impression he wanted to give. While hissing at Attorney General John Ashcroft last week about the so-called "torture memos" and the Geneva Convention, Sen. Biden made a grand stand of... Read More
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Our Reigning Political Puppets, Dancing to Invisible Strings
The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.