Will NHGOP Flip a Congressional Seat or Two?

Just in case you think Democrats are talking through their hats when they predict a "blue wave" in November, let me give you a peek at my state's 2018 recent Congressional primary.  I admit that New Hampshire is a small sample size. This is a cautionary tale, not a prediction of anyone's "wave." Our entire … Continue reading Will NHGOP Flip a Congressional Seat or Two?

Seven Big Differences between the 2010 Big Red Wave and the expected 2018 “Big Blue Wave”

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams As we continue to see the GOP head for the hills while the left braces for what they believe is going to be a banner year … Continue reading Seven Big Differences between the 2010 Big Red Wave and the expected 2018 “Big Blue Wave”

A Polite Farewell to Niki Tsongas

Last week I wrote about the political reasons for Niki Tsongas' decision to not seek re-election in the 3rd district now let me say a few things about her. It's been my experience that people in general like her. My local paper the Sentinel and Enterprise which I quoted yesterday had quite few things to … Continue reading A Polite Farewell to Niki Tsongas

Nikki Tsongas Out in MA 3, Thank Nancy Pelosi

On the day I promised my wife I would abandon the internet until we got home from Hampton Beach my congresswoman decided to call it quits. Having imprinted the 3rd Congressional District with the indelible mark of her family's public service, U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas will step away from Congress at the end of her … Continue reading Nikki Tsongas Out in MA 3, Thank Nancy Pelosi

My Prediction for today: The Three Comeys

11th Doctor:  Hello, hello, Gallifrey High Command, this is the Doctor speaking. 10th Doctor:  Hello! Also the Doctor. Can you hear me? The War Doctor:  Also the Doctor, standing ready. The General:  Dear God, three of them. All my worst nightmares at once. Doctor Who The Day of the Doctor 2013 Here is my prediction … Continue reading My Prediction for today: The Three Comeys

What will it take to get abortion providers out of the budget?

Four years ago today, a jury was deliberating the fate of Kermit Gosnell. That trial ended with Gosnell serving life in prison for murder and manslaughter. Today, a GOP-majority Congress, with a GOP president looking on, can't agree on when or how to prevent taxpayer funds from going to abortion providers. What does the spine-snipping … Continue reading What will it take to get abortion providers out of the budget?

Defund Planned Parenthood immediately. No need to attach it to any other bills.

One of the strategies Speaker Paul Ryan used in attempting to sell the American Health Care Act was to include defunding Planned Parenthood as part of the deal. It was a good attempt to sugarcoat "Obamacarelite" with some conservative honey for positive press and leverage against right-wing opposition to the bill, but it obviously didn't … Continue reading Defund Planned Parenthood immediately. No need to attach it to any other bills.

The Girl Can’t Help It

by baldilocks An old, clueless congresswoman speaks for the millennials now? Very appropriate. Various publications have been revving up coverage of Waters as a millennial icon after the congresswoman abruptly left a confidential meeting with FBI Director James Comey, claiming he did not have any credibility. In late January, Elle magazine published an article titled, "Congresswoman Maxine Waters Will Read You Now." The article … Continue reading The Girl Can’t Help It

Lame-duck sessions should be for emergency legislation and transition only

It's the most dangerous time of an election year on Capitol Hill. It's neither rabbit season nor duck season. It's lame duck season, which means that crazy things may (and probably will) transpire between now and the first session of the new Congress in January. With a huge spending bill to pass before a government shutdown … Continue reading Lame-duck sessions should be for emergency legislation and transition only

Since Governors Can’t Stop Resettlement, Here’s What’ll Happen

by baldilocks At least half of the governors in the United States have refused to take the Syrian refugees and “refugees” or called for a halt to the resettlement which the federal government, meaning President Obama, is intent upon seeding in cities all around the nation. But, it appears that these governors have no legal … Continue reading Since Governors Can’t Stop Resettlement, Here’s What’ll Happen

Cause and Effect Kevin McCarthy Edition

This is the Effect: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abandoned his bid for speaker Thursday afternoon just minutes before the election, throwing the House of Representatives into chaos. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced during a meeting of House Republicans that elections were being postponed. Pandemonium broke out in the Longworth Office Building, where Republicans had … Continue reading Cause and Effect Kevin McCarthy Edition

Illinois’ now cancelled Hastert statue plans reveal spending addiction

By John Ruberry On Thursday a federal grand jury indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for breaking banking laws and lying to FBI agents. Prior to his entry into politics, Hastert was a teacher and a state champion wrestling coach at Yorkville High School 50 miles southwest of Chicago. The charges are rooted in a … Continue reading Illinois’ now cancelled Hastert statue plans reveal spending addiction

Why woo conservative voters when you can co-op GOP leaders?

I've always known how to count Tip O'Neill Given the educational standards advanced by Democrats in public school one might expect members of the party to have issues with basic skills such as math comprehension & Geography and problem solving. However the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representative is Nancy Pelosi who having … Continue reading Why woo conservative voters when you can co-op GOP leaders?

On Jews The Obama Tree is known by it’s Fruit

What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, 'Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.'  He said in reply, 'I will not,' but afterwards he changed his mind and went. The man came to the other son and gave the same order. He said in … Continue reading On Jews The Obama Tree is known by it’s Fruit

Let’s see what Harry Reid does Lame Duck

We've been getting a lot of advice from our media betters about how the GOP should act, about how they should reverse Harry Reid's rules and how they should now respect the sentiments of the new Democrat minority, that same minority that was willing to back the Reid rules when it worked to their advantage. … Continue reading Let’s see what Harry Reid does Lame Duck

Why haven’t you heard of Ann Wofford GOP candidate in MA 3 Update: Debate Video

Let me introduce you to Ann Wofford she is the GOP candidate running in the Massachusetts 3rd District for congress Yesterday I had the pleasure of watching her debate incumbent Niki Tsongas in Devens Ma. and if you following my livetweet of the debate you would realize she is something special. Tsongas is a practiced … Continue reading Why haven’t you heard of Ann Wofford GOP candidate in MA 3 Update: Debate Video

If you want to know what the Tea Party Stands for…

...this is it: I have an affinity who consider your prayers more important that your support.  He's on my prayer list. Via Stacy McCain who met the man and said this: Having met the man, I need no more persuading. That's good enough for me. CRAIG McCULLOCH for CONGRESS '

Hey GOP Call the Left’s Minimum Wage Bluff

The left continues to go all in on the minimum wage nationally The Republicans blocked a bill on Wednesday that could have increased the minimum wage. President Barack Obama and Democrats are furious, but Republicans are holding firm. The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour; with an increase over three years, the wage would … Continue reading Hey GOP Call the Left’s Minimum Wage Bluff

Who’s Abridging What (Updated)

by baldilocks Two recent “public outrage” issues in this year’s news have demonstrated that many people—even conservatives—have the notion that no one may abridge “free speech.” The Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson-A&E controversy The Donald Sterling-NBA Controversy The only law related to free speech is in the U.S. Constitution, specifically, Article I of the Bill of … Continue reading Who’s Abridging What (Updated)

Field Guide to CPAC 2014 Mike Steinberg (R) NC 9

The last Pol I interviewed at CPAC 2014 was Mike Steinberg who is running in the GOP primary against Congressman Robert Pittenger His web site is here. No Democrat has filed for the 9th district so baring something totally unexpected The May 6th primary will determine who will representing the 9th district in November.