'Sunnis and Shiites don’t need guns from us. They need the truth.'
The first Morning Jolt of the week offers some eye-opening news about Hillary Clinton, an attempt to understand the appeal of the World Cup, and some terrific personal news, but it begins with this awful update from developments overseas:
'Carolina Conservatives United' Pledges to Take Down Graham
Bruce Carroll, friendly blogger, has a new project down in his home state of South Carolina:
Carolina Conservatives United launched today with a grassroots effort to Defeat Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican Primary. Carolina Conservatives United is a non-profit political …
To Beat Lindsey Graham in a Primary, You Need a Candidate
In the comments section, a reader laments:
I guess you guys are going to do nothing to stop Lindsey Graham from being reelected. Buckley Rule does not apply in Red South Carolina? Multiple jokey posts about Stephen Colbert’s sister …
What Benghazi-Related News Is About to Drop?
Well, this . . .
Expecting a bit of Benghazi-related news shortly.
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) February 12, 2013
. . . certainly seems intriguing, and the timing suggests that Senator Lindsey Graham’s threat to place holds on the confirmations of John Brennan and Chuck Hagel may …
Conflict-Hungry President Picks His Next Big Fight
From the first Morning Jolt of the first full week of 2013…
The Hagel Hullabaloo: Conflict-Hungry President Picks His Next Fight
It’s official: “President Obama plans to nominate former senator Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican and Vietnam veteran, …
Sen. Jim DeMint to Resign, Take Over Heritage Foundation
South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina’s junior senator in early January to take control of the Washington think …
Nikki Haley & Lindsey Graham, Teaming Up Against Obamacare
One of the favorites of South Carolina conservatives, Gov. Nikki Haley, and one of their least favorites, Sen. Lindsey Graham, are teaming up to promote legislation that would permit states such as the Palmetto State to “opt out” of Obamacare.
What's the Political Strategy Behind the Immigration Push?
Has anyone seen any polls of Arizonans that significantly contradicts the Rasmussen poll showing 70 percent of likely voters in the state support their tough new law on illegal immigration, and only 23 percent oppose it?
I see the Democrats beating the …
Good News for Jeb: 'No Republican In South Carolina Today More Popular than George W. Bush'
Jeb Bush might like to hear that his brother is the most popular Republican in South Carolina, the early primary state where George W. Bush won a key victory in his bid to secure the presidential nomination in the 2000 cycle.
Group Pushes for Delay in South Carolina's Primary Runoff
As noted in today’s Morning Jolt, Bruce Carroll, Ben Howe, and the guys at Carolina Conservatives United are challenging the existing schedule for the South Carolina primary.
Currently, South Carolina holds its primary election on June 10. If no candidate reaches 50 …
Okay, Fine, No Privacy for Anyone, Including the Elites!
The final Morning Jolt of the week examines whether pundits ought to be evaluated by their appearance, further discussion of what, if anything, the U.S. should do in response to a five-figure, soon to be six-figure, death toll in …
A New GOP Challenger for Lindsey Graham in 2014?
Bruce Carroll, who blogs at GayPatriot, is stepping down from GOProud to explore a primary challenge to South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham.
If Carroll goes forward with this, he will have to complete a Statement of Intention of Candidacy (SIC) …
Obama: Did I Say the Economy Recovered?I Meant I’m Still Working on It!
The first Morning Jolt of the week features the shocking news of Pope Benedict’s resignation, a discussion of whether our culture is even capable of the earnest valorization depicted in the Paul Harvey ad, and then these two developments …
The Contenders to Replace DeMint
Jim DeMint’s sudden resignation from the Senate to head up the Heritage Foundation makes a lot of sense for him (the preeminent position at one of, if not the, most preeminent conservative think tanks, his to enjoy for perhaps …
Don't Worry, World. Fire Marshal Reid Is on the Case.
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Don’t Worry, World! Harry Reid’s on this Koran-Burning Thing!
Ah. Swell: “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told CBS’s Bob Schieffer on Sunday that some members …
Just Win, Baby, and Be Careful With Your Draft Picks
I chatted with Will Cain of “Off the Page” this morning about the National Republican Senatorial Committee and its recent troubles — Murkowski, Specter, Crist.
He offered the question of whether you would rather have 60 Lindsey Grahams or 40 Jim DeMints. …