Joe Scarborough: 'At some point, I may feel the need to run for office again.'
For all of you who have been yearning for the chance to vote for Joe Scarborough, look at these comments in Parade…
Have there been moments—say, during the tax debate in December—when you wished you were back in ...
How Will Bloomberg Deal With a Union Snowplow Slowdown?
If New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is the tough-minded, results-oriented pragmatist that his fans in the media keep telling us he is, here’s his moment to shine:
Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their ...
What Is Joe Miller Resolving to Do in 2011?
I guess you could say Joe Miller will give us his New Year’s Resolution tomorrow night:
Joe Miller, the Republican Nominee for the U.S. Senate, will hold a Press Conference & Availability at 2:00 pm Friday, December 31, 2010.
What: Miller will ...
Dennis Kucinich: 'Where Is My District? Seriously.'
Just think: we may be on the verge of a Congressman Dennis Kucinich-free world.
He writes his constituents:
The New York Times, Newsweek, and Fox News have all recently headlined stories that I may lose my Congressional seat, ...
What Are You Finished With After 2010?
A moment ago, I appeared on Michael Graham’s radio program, where his theme of the day is “Things that you are done with in 2010.”
After 2010, I am finished with hearing President Obama, at some event outside the nation’s ...
Poll Respondents Weigh In on Decision They Won't Influence
I’m… rather surprised that anyone is polling this:
Results released Tuesday of a CNN/Opinion Research poll shows Cleveland, the largest city in Ohio’s most populous county, leads three other cities as the preferred location for Democrats to ...
A Chicago Obama Campaign Headquarters! Unprecedented! Daring! Yawn.
Of course. “Unprecedented!”
Never in modern history has a U.S. president attempted to win reelection with a campaign operation based beyond the Potomac.
But that’s what President Barack Obama is apparently proposing to do.
It’s a daring ...
7 a.m.? What Was I Thinking?
How am I enjoying my break from writing the Morning Jolt? Well, tomorrow morning, at the 7 a.m. hour, I’ll be joining my friend Cam Edwards in studio as he guest hosts America’s Morning News. Groggy hilarity to ...
Carol Shea-Porter: The Chinese Beat Me in the Midterms!
The important thing is, the Democrats who lost in the 2010 midterms are going out in a classy manner…
Outgoing Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter implied the Chinese cost her re-election in November and secretly funneled money to help her Republican opponent Frank ...
13 of 14 Grandchildren Appear to Endorse Mitt Romney 2012 Bid
It’s an adorable Christmas card, and it certainly suggests that a Mitt Romney 2012 bid is going to happen…
A Christmas Poem From the
The good folks at No Labels… er, wait, if they oppose labels, I guess I shouldn’t call them “good,” then… those folks send along a message:
It’s tough to be a doubter in December, but many pundits and ...
Good Folks at No Labels
Hey, That Other Governor Elected in 2009 Isn't Too Shabby, Either
You know who has a nice approval rating? Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.
According to a survey by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College, 57 percent of Virginians approve of how McDonnell’s handling his duties as governor, ...
Washington Policies Finally Catch Up With Santa's Operations
Okay, now this is funny…
This is a satire, of course; in real-life, the administration’s environmental policies would be seeking to ban lumps of coal.
Haley Barbour: 'The 'Citizens Council,' is totally indefensible, as is segregation.'
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour issues a statement about the recent controversy:
Dec. 21, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR’S STATEMENT REGARDING WEEKLY STANDARD ARTICLE
“When asked why my hometown in Mississippi did not suffer the same racial violence when I was a young man ...
How the 2012 GOP Field May Be Shaped By... Becky Skillman.
If you live outside Indiana, you probably have never heard of Becky Skillman. But she could end up having a far-reaching impact on the 2012 Republican field, through a fascinating domino effect.
Skillman is the Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, and she ...
Ben Smith of Politico finds an old comment from Haley Barbour that will, I suspect, come to define him:
The context is a 1982 New York Times article on Barbour’s challenge that year to the octogenarian incumbent Democratic Senator, John ...
Haley Barbour Faces an All-Too Familiar, All-Too Exhausted Accusation
Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi, is increasingly mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012.
The Weekly Standard profiles him this week, and liberal bloggers are spotlighting one section where Barbour discusses segregation and racism in Mississippi in his ...
The RNC Chair Endorsements Continue to Dribble In...
Will RNC Chair endorsements slow down during the holiday week? Apparently not.
Politico reports this morning:
Former Missouri Republican Party Chair Ann Wagner will pick up a pair of key endorsements in her bid to lead the RNC today, from ...
Daily Kos Founder 'Long Ago' Cut Off Contact With White House
On page A3 of today’s Washington Post:
Another liberal movement leader, Daily Kos blog founder Markos Moulitsas, said he “long ago” cut off contact with the White House. “It’s clear that they want to double down on their ...
Democrat Officeholders Switch to GOP in N.J., Kansas
You remember last week, when we talked about Democrat officeholders switching to the GOP in Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Indiana, right?
The trend continues…
Kansas Senator Chris Steineger — who was elected as a Kansas City, Kan., Democrat — announced this ...
A Christmas Present to the GOP: Tuesday's Census Report
This is the most campaign and election-related item in today’s Morning Jolt, the first of Christmas week…
Demography Is Destiny, Which Can Be a Pain for a Democrat
The AP notices something we had mentioned a while ago, and ...
How Much Should Grassroots Republicans Care About the Next RNC Chair?
There’s been a bit of hubbub about how much the postition of Republican National Committee chair, or the RNC itself, matters.
Liz Mair, an online strategist with Hynes Communications and former RNC online communications director, who’s done a ...
Only Eight Shopping Days Left Before Christmas!
Over on the home page, I and a few other NRO contributors offer some gift ideas for the holidays.
Among my suggestions the Creative Labs Vado HD 720p Pocket Video Camcorder, which I thought I bought at an astonishingly low ...
A Thin Reid Finally Snaps
In the last Morning Jolt of the week:
Harry Reid Finds Himself Omnibusted
We’re not used to watching the good guys win in spending fights very much. But last night, that’s just what happened: “Speaking now on the ...
An Iowan on Santorum: 'Very Presidential in Stature'
The closing item in the Morning Jolt mentioned Rick Santorum’s event on a cold night in Davenport, Iowa. A Campaign Spot reader, Meredith, was at last night’s meeting. Her take:
LOVE love love The Morning Jolt. It’s ...
I Think That's Just the Way Davenport Folks Are, Rick
Today’s Morning Jolt is a long one, but here’s the wrap up . . .
Obama to Democrats: Somebody Save Me!
Allegedly the President is telling Congressional Democrats he needs them to save his presidency. Hey, pal, who’s going to ...
Now Three 2012 Presidential Debates Are Scheduled (UPDATE: FOUR!)
Day by day, the schedule for 2012 presidential debates is being set. Fox News announced its sponsorship of a debate today.
Spring: Politico and NBC News, the Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California. The sponsors have pledged that this will be ...
Really Early, Really Subjective Grades for the 2012 Contenders
Brad Phillips, a former ABC News and CNN journalist who now runs a media training firm and who writes “Mr. Media Training,” a blog on that subject, offers an assessment and grades of each aspiring presidential candidate.
He has evaluated ...
The Democratic Congress, Determined to Go Out With a Bang
From Wednesday’s edition of the Morning Jolt . . .
An Abominable Obamnibus
Boy, it wouldn’t be the last gasps of the Democrat-run Congress without one more last-minute avalanche of runaway spending, huh? The Hill sets the stage: “Senate Democrats have ...
NRSC to PPP: We LOL at Your CW
The survey firm Public Policy Polling reports today that Wisconsin Democratic senator Herb Kohl “would begin in a pretty solid position if he did decide to seek reelection. 50% of voters approve of the job he’s doing to 35% who disapprove.”
Dallas Mayor Running for Senate in 2012?
Tom Leppert, the mayor of Dallas (an officially nonpartisan position), is being mentioned as a possible Senate candidate in 2012.
It’s no secret that the mayor wants to run for Senate in 2012, and that his most loyal supporters are on ...
Michael Moore: Maybe WikiLeaks Could Have Prevented 9/11
Michael Moore, while explaining why he’s putting up $20,000 in bail money for Julian Assange, asserts that had WikiLeaks existed 10 years ago, it might have prevented the 9/11 attacks:
I ask you to imagine how much different our world would be ...
Eventually, Every Prediction About Michael Steele Turns Out Right
I’ll have much more on this as the day progresses, but for now, the Steele-y portion of this day’s Morning Jolt . . .
Make No Mistake: The Man Has Nerves of Steele
The good news about any prediction about Michael ...
Reports: Steele Will Seek Another Term at RNC
This morning, Michael Steele was not expected to seek another term as chairman of the RNC. Late this afternoon, RNC members are now saying they have been informed that he will indeed seek another term. The official decision is expected ...
Is Virginia Sen. Jim Webb Going to Run for Reelection?
A former Virginia Democratic-party chair and a GMU professor take to the pages of Politico to contend that Sen. Jim Webb (D., Va.) is certain to run for reelection. And they cite . . . er . . . North Korea?
One unintended result of the ...
Get Ready For One More Round of 'I'm Not a Witch' Stories
It may not have won her the election, but Yale University’s associate librarian has deemed the opening line of Christine O’Donnell’s first television ad the most memorable quote of the year. She and Sarah Palin made the ...
Obama: The First Billion Dollar Presidential Campaign?
I guess you could say Obama has found his stimulus package; by 2012, we will be an Obama campaign-ad based economy.
Will President Obama be the first billion-dollar man?
He raised and spent $750 million in the 2008 campaign, and there is already ...
From the Monday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Republican Leaders, Tough as Gangsters? We Wish!
I’ve mentioned in the past that when I was a cub reporter, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, an extremely liberal Democrat, was one ...
Yes, the 2012 Attack Ads Are Beginning Already.
The Agenda Project is running an attack ad against Scott Brown, declaring him “full of it” and suggesting he violated a pledge to lower taxes . . . by supporting the Bush tax cuts. You see, in the mind of the Agenda Project, ...
With '[Bleep] the President,' the Left's Profane Rage Comes Full Circle
“[F-word] the president.”
That’s what was said at a closed-door meeting of the Democratic caucus by an unnamed Democratic member of Congress.
Many of us on the right have argued for a while now that there’s something foul ...
Does a Democrat Quack-Up Make Obama the Lamest Duck?
Over in the last Jolt of the week, a discussion of the House Democrats’ rebellion against Obama’s tax deal:
Earlier in the day at Red State, Dan McLaughlin wondered if Obama was on the verge of becoming “the Lamest ...
The House Democrats reject the tax deal in a non-binding caucus vote.
This is another sign of Obama’s diminished influence, leverage, and power after the midterms. Several dozen of these House Democrats are out of work in January (and ...
Mike Huckabee Says He'll Decide 'Later, More than Earlier'
We can expect almost a year’s worth of speculation about whether Mike Huckabee is running for president; he says he won’t decide until late 2011.
He’s on a book tour right now for his Christmas book . . . and he ...
Who's Better Off Now Than in 2008?
The 51 percent who say they’re worse off now than they were two years ago is bad for Obama . . . but I think the 35 percent who say they’re better off is worse. Considering the state of the economy — 9.8 percent unemployment, ...
Between a Rock and a Hack Place
There’s plenty of Obama and Bloomberg talk in today’s Morning Jolt, as well as this:
Oh, By the Way, All-Out Cyberwar Is Breaking Out
Shortly before I wrote this idiosyncratic article — arguing that while most of Obama’s “...
Within 24 Hours, the Double-Dip Recession Threat Returns
At the White House, yesterday:
Q Thank you, Mr. President. Back in July, your budget office’s Mid-Session Review forecast that unemployment would be 7.7 percent in the second — in the fourth quarter of 2012. Will this package deal lower that projected ...
Will Deval Patrick's 2010 Strategy Save Obama?
A fascinating look at the strategic thinking in the White House right now, over at The New Republic:
Of all the historical analogies urged on Obama following November’s drubbing—Truman in ’48, Reagan after ’82, Clinton after ’94—the one the White ...
Did the GOP Compromise Too Early?
In today’s Morning Jolt, equal time for an argument contrary to my own views:
Did the GOP Concede Too Early?
A few moments of equal time here, for a theory that I’m not quite on board with, but ...
So Obama Actually Thinks He's Done a Good Job of Keeping His Promises.
“Take a tally, look at what I promised during the campaign,” Mr. Obama said, displaying a rare flash of emotion as he wound up the question-and-answer session. “There’s not a single thing that I have said that ...
Traffic Nirvana: Julian Assange Notices Sarah Palin's Criticism
Julian Assange notices Sarah Palin’s reaction to his WikiLeaks.
Yet it is WikiLeaks, as the co-ordinator of these other groups, that has copped the most vicious attacks and accusations from the US government and its acolytes. I have been ...
25 Democrat State Lawmakers Have Flipped Parties
The good folks at GOPAC provide a list of the 25 members of state legislatures who switched from the Democrat party to Republicans since Election Day:
2010 State Legislative Party Switchers
(as of December 30, 2010)
1. Representative Allan Boothe – Alabama House
2. Representative ...
After O'Donnell, Recalling that Forgotten, Fruitless Investigation of Steele
It is quite possible that absolutely nothing will come of the reported FBI investigation of Christine O’Donnell’s campaign finances. We have a recent, quite comparable example, in a neighboring state.
Back in spring of 2009, almost immediately after Michael ...
Redistricting Isn't on the Empire State Republicans' Minds
If you read between the lines of this New York Times article on redistricting in New York, you can see that if the process were guided by population shifts, it probably would eliminate two Democrat seats. But the partisan divide ...
Three Governors Races This Year? Or Four?
The coming year features three gubernatorial races, and perhaps a fourth. The first three are in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi. In Kentucky, incumbent Democrat Governor Steve Beshear is expected to seek a second term and is likely to face off ...
Two Challengers to Obama from the Left! Eh, Not Really.
The “Rent Is Too [Darn] High” guy, who briefly added some humor to the 2010 New York governor’s race, is talking about challenging President Obama in 2012.
He would join former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel in the Gadfly Primary.
UPDATE: Alvin ...
Coming Attractions for 2011
My contribution to the 2011 NRO Predictions:
President Obama’s job approval numbers neither bounce back nor plummet, but meander along in the current meh-to-disappointing range, mirroring an economy that is neither recovering strongly nor slipping much further.
One of Oprah ...
Bill Richardson for SecState: Because Foggy Bottom Needs More Gaffes
Oy. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State?
The investigation into a pay-for-play allegation in New Mexico that derailed Richardson’s bid to be Commerce Secretary is resolved with no indictments. (Although the AP ...
Obama to Eagles Owner: Thanks for Signing Michael Vick
President Obama found time to call up Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie recently:
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was surprised to hear the president’s voice on the phone. Barack Obama had two things to discuss with Lurie: the redemption of ...
And You Thought Miller Time Was Over
Meanwhile, up in Alaska…
Miller Will Not Oppose Certification of U.S. Senate Race
Federal Case to Move Forward
Fairbanks, Alaska. December 26, 2010 — Joe Miller, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, will not oppose state certification of the U.S. Senate ...
Santa's at the Door, He Wants Us to Vote for Him in the Special Election.
Virginia will see two special elections January 11, to fill seats by lawmakers who were elected to Congress in November.
In the Salem area, Republican attorney Greg Habeeb and Democratic businesswoman Ginger Mumpower will face off in a special election to ...
AP: Yeah, Obama Had a Thoroughly Miserable Year as President
President Obama ends this Congressional session by signing a tax deal, a Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal, and probably the START treaty, but the Associated Press’ assessment of his past year is pretty brutal:
Barack Obama’s terrible, ...
Gallup: Americans See U.S. as Exceptional; 37% Doubt Obama Does
An interesting poll from Gallup; reading it, I was reminded of Marco Rubio’s successful Senate bid in Florida, and how the theme of American exceptionalism seemed to drive a deep emotional connection between the candidate and audiences…
Americans widely ...
Arlen Specter Avoids an Uncharacteristically Classy Exit
This morning’s edition is the last Morning Jolt of 2010 – a pleasant surprise for me from the editors, and hopefully not too unpleasant a surprise for you. Regular morning updates will resume January 3, 2011. But in the unlikely chance you find ...
Reapportionment Bites Obama and the Democrats, Hard
The new Congressional reapportionment numbers are out.
States gaining Congressional seats: Arizona (1), Florida (2), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1).
States losing Congressional seats: Illinois (1), Iowa (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1).
You’ll notice John ...
The Ultimate One-Party Town
The editors of the Washington Post would prefer that their local governing class act like the District of Columbia Democratic Party and their local government were distinct. Alas, that seems to be too much to ask:
NO ONE WOULD think ...
Quinnipiac: New Jerseyans Increasingly Split on Chris Christie
Quinnipiac finds New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie experiencing a bit of an end-of-the-year slide:
New Jersey voters give Gov. Christie a split 46 – 44 percent job approval rating and also divide 47 – 48 percent on whether they approve of his governing style, according to ...
Obama Rebounds... to Even.
CNN finds Obama’s approval rating rebounding to even, at 48-48.
His lowest point appears to have been in September 21-23, with 42 percent approving, 54 percent disapproving.
The poll also finds that when asked, “Do you think the policies being proposed ...
Checking In On the Political Leader Closest to the North Pole...
Last night on Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC, the Palins ran into a crusty old prospector up in the far north country…
… no, not that one. Although Yukon Cornelius seems like a Palin voter, doesn’t he? He carries ...
Finish Your Christmas Shopping with NRO
In my off-hours, I tend to want to get away from the world of politics. Folks on the NR cruise may have spied me reading Priceless: How I WentUndercover<...
Americans to Gallup: Bah, Humbug!
Merry Christmas, America, from Gallup:
Seventeen percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time, the low point in a year when satisfaction levels generally have been in the 20% ...
Mitch Daniels: 'My Duty Is Here. My Heart Is Here.'
Campaign Spot reader Ben calls my attention to this exchange between Indiana governor Mitch Daniels and an Indiana television reporter, which could be interpreted as a sign that his heart isn’t really in a presidential run, at least at ...
Ordinary Folks vs. Rahm Emanuel in Chicago
With the holidays approaching, it might seem that the campaign season has slowed. But it is quite a temporary respite.
Chicago has its mayoral-election “primary” on February 22; if no one gets 50 percent (a possibility with the crowded field,) the top ...
Why Did Illinois's Defeated Democrats Vote to Extend the Tax Cuts?
An Illinois Republican observes:
Interesting to see that all four of the ousted House Democrats from Illinois voted “yes” on the extension of the tax cuts. Rumors are going around that all four — Melissa Bean, Bill Foster, Debbie Halvorson and ...
Obama's Approval Rebounds in Pennsylvania . . . to 44 Percent.
New polling numbers for Pennsylvania, from Quinnipiac:
Pennsylvania voters give Sen. Robert Casey Jr. a 39 – 29 percent job approval rating; by 43 – 35 percent they favor him over an unnamed Republican for re-election in 2012 and by 40 – 33 percent they say he deserves another term, ...
Joining Sean Hannity Tonight . . .
Blogging will be light today, as earlier today I taped an appearance for the Tom Sullivan Show on Fox Business Network, and tonight I will be on Sean Hannity’s Great American Panel on Fox News Channel . . .
Despite the snow ...
The War on Christmas Takes an Ominous, Literal Turn
Sigh . . . Merry Christmas:
(AP) Iraqi authorities have obtained confessions from captured insurgents who claim al Qaeda is planning suicide attacks in the United States and Europe during the Christmas season, two senior officials said Wednesday. Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani ...
Just Who Is 'About as Qualified to Lead as Sarah Palin'?
The head of the Pennsylvania Democratic party has an interesting standard for who is qualified to lead in his state:
Over the past few weeks, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party has sent out press releases blasting Governor-elect Tom Corbett for naming ...
Twitter Inventors Look Like Lock for Time's Persons of the Year in 2012
In their lamest pick since “YOU,” Time picks Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as its Man of the Year.
Some will rejoice that it’s not Julian Assange. But the pick suggests the magazine was flailing around, looking for a pick ...
Pennsylvanians Oppose Raising Taxes by a 2-to-1 Margin
Pennsylvania is a cheerier place, at least for now, when residents think about their new governor, according to Quinnipiac polling:
Pennsylvania voters say 59 – 27 percent they are optimistic about the next four years with Governor-elect Tom Corbett at the helm, and 66 – 26 ...
Mike Pence: 'I Will Not Vote for This Deal.'
Rep. Mike Pence, an Indiana Republican and a man increasingly mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, appearing on Sean Hannity’s show moments ago:
“I’ve been fighting since last summer to extend all the tax rates . . . We needed to ...
Linda McMahon vs. Joe Lieberman in 2012?
I think a lot of Connecticut Republicans ended up impressed with Linda McMahon as a Senate candidate; her effort ended up to be a lot more than a well-funded celebrity vanity campaign. She lost by 12 percentage points, but that gap ...
Local Democratic Lawmakers Keep Realizing They're Republicans
Will the last Georgia Democrat to leave the state party headquarters please turn out the lights?
The Democratic defections continue in the Georgia Legislature.State Rep. Bubber Epps on Monday became the latest Democratic state lawmaker to switch his allegiance ...
Ken Cuccinelli, an Attorney General With a Bright Future
Conservative web sites are already full of web ads for Cuccinelli.com, the non-office web site of Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, citing today’s decision declaring Obamacare unconstitutional. Cuccinelli filed suit arguing that the mandate violated the Constitution.
Does Michelle Bachmann want to run for Senate? Public Policy Polling finds the numbers pretty favorable for her, at least for the primary:
Michele Bachmann is by far and away the first choice of Minnesota Republicans to take on Amy ...
If You've Had Trouble With the Morning Jolt...
Quite a few folks have e-mailed in, saying they haven’t received Morning Jolts for a few days. I’m told that there’s some issue between Roadrunner and Comcast and the e-mail distributor, and they’re working on the ...
No Labels: No Specifics, No Coherence, No Point.
If I didn’t know better, I would think the whole “No Labels” movement was a giant, self-parodying prank.
I tuned in to the webcast of the group’s kickoff to hear a woman saying, “You just have to look ...
Steele Not Seeking a Second Term? (UPDATE: Apparently He Is.)
I’m not sure whether this is a scoop for Politico or they’re just guessing: “On a 7:30 p.m. conference call, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is expected to announce he won’t seek reelection when the committee ...
The Projected GOP Delegate Breakdown by State for 2012
The good folks at the Green Papers have projected the likely number of delegates from each state for the 2012 nominating process and GOP convention:
Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to the State Legislatures, Governors ...
Paterson: Bloomberg Is Running but Can't Say It
It’s unlikely he would be in a position to know, but departing New York governor David Paterson is convinced Michael Bloomberg is still thinking about running for president:
Gov. Paterson isn’t backing away from his belief that Mayor ...
Tim Pawlenty Has the Courage to Stand Smelly Meat Hooks
I wonder if Tim Pawlenty, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Mike Huckabee will run across each other on their book tours.
Here’s the first excerpt from Pawlenty’s, Courage to Stand:
I think I was about twelve when my ...
Where Are the Aspiring GOP Presidents on the Tax Deal?
A reader writes in:
Question: What do Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, John Thune, and Rick Santorum have in common?
Answer: Apparently, all have been moved to a secure undisclosed location ...
Defeated Democrat Calls Anti-Deal Liberals 'Petulant Children'
Awesome: “Liberal Democrats and others who are howling at President Barack Obama for dealing with the GOP on taxes should stop acting like ‘petulant children,’ outgoing Rep. Michael McMahon said yesterday.”
George LeMieux, the Once and Future Senator from Florida?
When Sen. Mel Martinez retired suddenly, Florida governor Charlie Crist appointed George LeMieux to fill the rest of Martinez’s term; key to LeMieux’s appointment was his disinterest in running for a full term for himself in 2010. Now LeMieux ...
The Beltwayification of Obama Is Nearly Complete
Great news for every orange-hatted former Deaniac who put his faith in Obama, for every earnest hipster who donated money and time, for every aspiring community activist who knocked on doors and downloaded the will.i.am “Yes, We Can” ...
Keep Your Eye on Michigan's Senate Race Next Cycle
This site, back on November 8:
This year’s Michigan Republican gubernatorial primary pitted several of the state’s top Republicans against each other . . . Well, gentlemen, one door closes, and another door opens. Public Policy Polling finds incumbent Democrat Sen. Debbie ...
So Close, Yet So Far, for Randy Altschuler in NY-1
The last House race of 2010 is resolved.
Randy Altschuler, Republican/Conservative candidate, this morning conceded the hard-fought race for New York’s 1st Congressional District seat. With approximately 977 absentee ballots left to be counted, unofficial numbers showed four-term ...
Obama's Approval Hits New Low in New York
A detail at the bottom of Quinnipiac’s release this morning:
By a 48 – 43 percent margin, New York State voters approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his lowest approval ever in the Empire State. Democrats approve of the ...
RIP, Elizabeth Edwards.
There will be many days ahead to discuss the egregious actions and judgment of her husband. But today and tomorrow are not that day.
Watching Barack Obama in a press conference discussing the tax deal, it feels like we’re watching his presidency lose all coherence.
In his opening statement, Obama talked about how much he wanted to fight on this issue, but then ...
Hey, Remember High Gas Prices?
In the summer of 2008, particularly August, the dominant issue in the presidential campaign was high gas prices; one might argue that the pain at the pump back then was the first major sign of the economic trouble to come. It ...