The Left’s Outrage over Giuliani Rings False
Does anybody really buy the Left’s faux outrage over former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s opinion, offered at a private event for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker last Wednesday, that President Obama does not love America? After all, …
Iowa GOP Donors to Christie: Please Run!
Well, here’s a development sure to irk backers of every Republican not named Chris Christie. A group of Iowa Republican donors is traveling to Trenton to, in effect, beg him to run for president:
Some of Iowa’s top …
Rob Bluey sends along some interesting news: The Heritage Foundation is about to become much more than a think tank.
Heritage’s board of trustees today approved the creation of a 501c4 grassroots advocacy group to actively encourage lawmakers …
Oh Yeah, This Guy's at the Top of His Game.
Speaking at Penn State University, Sen. Arlen Specter said how proud he was to get the endorsement of the state’s College Republicans.
Ha-ha, everyone chuckled. He meant “College Democrats,” obviously.
Eh, except that they hadn’t endorsed him.
Democrats, Republicans, endorsed, …
Glenn Beck: 'I really like Rick Santorum . . . This guy gets it 110 percent.'
A few moments ago in the car, I heard Glenn Beck, talking about the 2012 prospects, declare, “I really like Rick Santorum . . . This guy gets it 110 percent.”
This is Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and occasional NRO contributor.
Maybe I'm a Niche Audience
No sheep that ran into Dante on his journeys through the underworld? No giant floating head of the Democratic incumbent? Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is now advertising on television in California, and there’s bad news for those of us …
Does Hawaii Want a Congressman Who Opposes Tax Hikes? Well, Yeah.
Wow, this is lame. The DCCC is getting involved in Hawaii’s special House election, except that the Republican candidate, Charles Djou, is about as menacing as a Care Bear. So their line of attack is . . . for signing a pledge not …
Nice Sales Pitch, Democrats: 'Where do we get the free Obama care?'
Periodically I’ll hear a fan of Obama argue that the health-care plan’s critics don’t know what’s in the bill, thus their opposition is meaningless, or irrelevant, or based upon ignorance, or likely to wither, etc.
Yes, we’ve all heard the …
Bart Might Ride Off Into the Sunset
Not long ago, I laid out how Bart Stupak’s chances for reelection had shrunk from near-certain to significantly challenged. Now it’s possible he might not even try:
With just a few days to go before the end of this recess, …
What, No Questions for Gibbs From Carville or Begala?
Mediaite offers the summary:
At today’s White House press briefing, liberal radio host Bill Press asked Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about recent comments by CNN’s Erick Erickson. Specifically, he asked if Erickson’s threat to &…
Rudy 2012? Better Bring a Different Strategy Than Last Time!
I really like Rudy Giuliani — too much for some readers in 2007-2008 — but I’m not sure what he, or the GOP, gets out of another presidential bid, as he’s hinting this morning.
If he …
Rudy and Buddy and Gary, Oh My!
A reader writes in:
It’s getting exciting out here. You and I may be the only two people who haven’t acknowledged interest yet. Rudy is weighing another run. Yeah! If he gets two delegates, he’…
Conventional Wisdom Pulls a Knife, Reality Pulls a Gun
I mentioned Mark Kirk’s $2.2 million haul in the last quarter, the second-best quarterly number I’ve seen, next to Marco Rubio.
But hey, it’s not like Kirk’s Democratic rival, Alexi Giannoulias, has to worry about money. I mean, his family owns …
Even Mao Would Say, 'Hey, Pal, Leave Them Wanting More'
Since becoming president, Obama has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman, taped a question-and-answer promoting Conan O’Brien’s transition to The Tonight Show, taped a promotion for George Lopez, taped a video …
Why Are Ohio Voters Leaving the Democratic Party?
Hmmm. Over in Ohio . . .
In what could be a worrisome sign for the party that controls the White House and Ohio governor’s office, substantially more Democrats than Republicans are switching parties this year in early absentee-ballot requests from Ohio’s largest …
GOP Governors Shouldn't Be Lincoln Themselves to Confedera-philia
As I mention in the introduction, today’s edition of the Jolt arrives later than usual, not because of Chaka but by my writing ability’s near-obliteration by an 11-hour car ride. North Carolina flew by, but I …
Hermann's No Hermit When It Comes to Fundraising
The other day I mentioned Connecticut Democrat Jim Himes’s GOP challenger, Dan Debicella. Another Republican running in this district, Tom Herrmann, first selectman of Easton and businessman, is off with a bang, too: He announced his campaign raised $383,409 (and retains $365,344 …
Since When Is Filling House Vacancies Optional?
This sentence makes no sense:
Multiple Democratic sources now confirm that party chairs decided Monday night that Matthew Zeller is their candidate should a special election to replace Rep. Eric Massa take place.
“Should”? How about “when”?
If they don’t …
He Can Hold His Head and Hair Up High
This year may bring many sweet and unexpected turns in politics; one of them is the strong possibility that Illinois Democrats may cease running the president’s home state:
Democrats thought they received a break when Bill Brady surprisingly won the …
Jumping off this tweet by Chuck Todd, an arrangement of data:
Amount of money raised this quarter by Harry Reid: $1.5 million.
Amount of money raised this quarter by Mark Kirk: $2.2 million.
Amount of money raised this quarter by Pat Toomey: $2.3 …