While I, of course, think her silence on the MoveOn ad is despicable and that she should have been first out of the box to condemn it over a week ago, what was she going to do today? If she voted to condemn the ad, what would it look like? Like Republicans (and Darth Vader’s president!) shamed and harassed her into it. Now she can say, “The MoveOn ad was awful. But it was just an ad. I’m certain General Petraeus has handled worse attacks. And I know the Senate has more substantive things to do that make symbolic – largely political – points.” MoveOn certainly has something right. Let’s “move on,” there’s work to do here for our troops.
Attention, journalists of America: Time is running out! You have under three weeks left to publish your last batch of over-the-top pre-election puff pieces on Texas Democrat/cross-country liberal sensation/wing-and-a-prayer Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke! It is here that we must face the difficult truth: ... Read More
Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More