Nice. Here's the story.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Erick Erickson reports on Obama's dirty work in Florida, handled by his old standby fixer, Bill Clinton. This is to keep the hands of Obama―who is half black―clean of pressuring a black democrat, Kendrick Meeks, out of a senate race. All so a white, half Republican guy named Charlie Crist has a chance at winning. I really liked Erickson's analysis and his 3 take-away points:
But there are three really important points to make here. They are major points:
1. The only group the Democrats have left that will turn out in sizable numbers is the black voting block. This, the second time the White House has colluded to drive a black man out of a statewide election, does not help turn those voters out.
2. Bill Clinton has worked very hard to patch things up with black voters after the 2008 Democratic primary and now here he is trying to force a black man out of the race. So much for rehabilitation.
3. And this is the most important point: This clearly shows the White House is only interested in the short game. Alex Sink needs black voters to turn out for her to push her over the line. Florida is picking up congressional seats and a Democratic Governor would help tremendously. But the Democrats were willing to sacrifice black voter turnout to get a Senate seat for maybe six years instead of a Governor’s mansion that would impact congressional races for at least a decade.
Bonus take away point: Kendrick Meeks has run the classiest campaign by any Democrat in 2010.
I'm thinking: first black president was white, second black president is half white. Maybe the next black president will only be a quarter white, then one eighth and so on, and so on.... But if he's Republican, he won't get the black vote at all, and will be deemed totally un-black. It's a frickin' Zen thing,
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Joy Behar is Pavlov's dog. Sharron Angle rings the bell and she comes out spitting. Isn't reality TV great?
TV talk show co-host Joy Behar referred to Senate candidate Sharron Angle with a slur, but the Nevada Republican replied with flowers after the on-air swipe boosted her fundraising.
Behar was railing about an Angle ad on immigration Tuesday on ABC's "The View" when she taunted the candidate to run the commercial in New York.
Behar referred to Angle using a vulgarity, then repeated it in saying that "she is going to hell, this bitch."
On Wednesday, there was a large bouquet on the program's set. Behar said it came with a note from Angle that claimed the candidate raised $150,000 online Tuesday and added, "Thanks for your help."
But Behar aimed at Angle again, suggesting the flowers were picked by illegal immigrants and "they're not voting for you, bitch."
Love, baby.... it's a bitch. So is hate.
"You got to fix it baby."
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Democrats whine about corporations being allowed to pay for political ads. But they obviously don't mind when machines are allowed to cast votes for Harry Reid.
Since early voting started, there have been credible reports that voting machines in Clark County, Nevada are automatically checking Harry Reid’s name on the ballot.
Now there’s absolutely no independently verified evidence of chicanery with the voting machines (yet), but it is worth noting that the voting machine technicians in Clark County are members of the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU spent $63 million in elections in 2008 and is planning on spending $44 million more this election cycle — nearly all of that on Democrats. White House political director Patrick Gaspard is formerly the SEIU’s top lobbyist, and former SEIU president Andy Stern was the most frequent vistor to the White House last year.
I guess ACORN's high-tech replacement has arrived.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Good recent article on Kucinich versus Corrigan. Here's the conclusion:
People who bought years and years of his rhetoric about profiteering insurance companies just knew he'd show Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi how a person of real integrity behaves.
Instead, he caved. He voted for a bill he had vilified as an eternal guarantor of insurance company profits.
In doing so, he finally found a way, for one brief, tarnished moment, to be relevant.
Against all predictions, he did some damage.
Repairs could begin as early as Nov. 2, but the people of Ohio's 10th Congressional District need to take a good look at themselves and their congressman.
The district still leans Democratic, but it has never, ever leaned as far to the anti-military, anti-business, capitalism-hating left as Dennis Kucinich.
On that basis, the candidate who is representative of the district is Corrigan. The oddity is the incumbent.
Emphasis mine. That is what really defies logic and baffles us all.
Here is some more praise of Jimmy Dimora from Dennis Kucinich to go with the backbone comment. This remark was made in the United States House of Representatives. It was made back in 2001 when Dimora possibly wasn't quite as corrupt and may even have weighed under 400 pounds. Excerpt:
Commissioner Dimora is a man I hold in very high regard for he has greatly touched the Cleveland community. He has dedicated his entire life to public service and enjoys working with his constituents. He is people-oriented, kind-spirited, hard-working and dedicated to his work and community.
Mr. Speaker, please join me in honoring a very fine man and wishing him a happy birthday. Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is truly a man of the people, and has served the Cleveland community selflessly his entire life.
Har, har, har.
“I never asked for President Obama’s endorsement, you know, he can take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I’m concerned,” Mr. Caprio said on air. “Now he’s coming into Rhode Island and treating us like an ATM machine.”
ATM Machine. That really just grated on my ears when I heard it. ATM machine. That is so redundant, man. Bad grammar involving the misuse of abbreviations like this example is one of the main things that drives people away from participation in the political arena.
Maybe if Caprio loses he can become a blogger.