Why Does McCain Regret Palin, because it is to her that the GOP owes their victories

Below you will find a piece I wrote while on jury duty back in 2010.  It came to mind when I heard reports that McCain noted in his book that he regretted picking Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008.  Palin has stated McCain has told her otherwise but I tend to believe the … Continue reading Why Does McCain Regret Palin, because it is to her that the GOP owes their victories

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”

Ted Cruz and the Simple Power of the Truth

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. C.K. Chesterton   We've talked a bit lately on how Ted Cruz is the only viable alternative to Donald Trump (Marco Rubio's Puerto Rico victory notwithstanding) as we've seen time and time again him demonstrating the ability … Continue reading Ted Cruz and the Simple Power of the Truth

Voices from the YAF Russell Taub RI-at large

I briefly spoke with GOP candidate Russell Taub who is running for the House At large seat in Rhode Island at the YAF Nashua conference Remember even in a blue state like RI half the battle is being willing to make the fight

The 16 days of Sarah Palin at CPAC: Day 10 2010 Again

This is the 10th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them: Day 1: The Crowd Day 2: The Entrance Day 3: Dr. Seuss Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good Day 5: Playing Prevent Day 6: Sinking Ships Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin Day 8: Anticipation Day 9: … Continue reading The 16 days of Sarah Palin at CPAC: Day 10 2010 Again

Abortion Barbie and the Say Anything Party

Jim Hacker: Nobody knows it's not true. Press statements aren't delivered under oath. Yes Prime Minister A Victory for Democracy 1986 Do you remember when Wendy Davis because a hero to the left when she stood tall and strong in favor of the a woman right to knock off her 20 week old baby in … Continue reading Abortion Barbie and the Say Anything Party

What a Difference Three Years makes

I remember the first Scott Brown campaign. The crowds were incredible, the excitement was contagious, people in Massachusetts really believed it was a sign that the direction that had led us to ruin for decades might actually be ending. And the Grass Roots that had been silent for years, the people who were sick of … Continue reading What a Difference Three Years makes

A Reminder: The Left’s Obamacare Fears are not new: UPDATE: Scheduling Conflict

Lee: ´´Have no fear´´? My very words. 10,000 times a day. Villager: Senor, don´t punish yourself. Villager: A man who has fought so many times...You must have great courage. Lee: Until the day you lose your nerve. You feel it. And then you wait, for the bullet in the gun that is faster than yours. … Continue reading A Reminder: The Left’s Obamacare Fears are not new: UPDATE: Scheduling Conflict

The Mass GOP and the Fable of the Mythical Land of “Hispanica”

Mandy: You sound Scottish. Amy: I am Scottish. What's wrong with that? Scotland's gotta be here somewhere. Mandy: No. They wanted their own ship. Amy: Good for them. Nothing changes. Doctor Who: The Beast Below 2010 Once upon a time there was a political party in Massachusetts called the GOP that regularly lost elections for … Continue reading The Mass GOP and the Fable of the Mythical Land of “Hispanica”

The Hagel/Scozzafava effect: Yates Walker gets it

"What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something?" President Grover Cleveland 1887 One of the most important pieces I've read in the last week is Yates Walker's piece of Christine O'Donnell. He takes on that most cherished of anti-teaparty conventional wisdom,  Christine O'Donnell victory in the GOP primary in … Continue reading The Hagel/Scozzafava effect: Yates Walker gets it

Demoralized as Hell, The poll the media isn’t talking about edition

For the last two weeks we have been treated to the narrative that Barack Obama is surging at the polls, Mitt Romney is in trouble and unless there is a massive change in direction it is all over. Simply put this is a lie. Of all the polls you have seen, there is one poll … Continue reading Demoralized as Hell, The poll the media isn’t talking about edition

They all look alike to the press

Glenn Reynolds and Steve Den Beste are both commenting on the press' and Obama, Den Bestie whose long essay's I've missed says the forbidden word What I found particularly interesting about Murphy’s article was the word that wasn’t there. It’s the word that no one wants to say. But I don’t give a damn, and … Continue reading They all look alike to the press

Paul Newman, Sarah Palin and short division

Yesterday I found myself after I got home surfing through the free movie channel from Comcast and noticed The Verdict a movie I remembered from 1982. It was a great picture with Jack Warden as Newman's friend who arranged an easy settlement case for the down and out drinking lawyer played by Newman. There is … Continue reading Paul Newman, Sarah Palin and short division

Peter Durant the final drop of the big red wave

As Roxeanne pointed out yesterday Peter Durant won YET AGAIN in the Worcester 6th district this time by practically a landslide, 56 votes! If I was a more cynical man I'd say this was the the deciding factor: With observers from the U.S. Department of Justice in Southbridge looking to ensure the integrity of the … Continue reading Peter Durant the final drop of the big red wave

The Democratic Machine still works Durant’s victory voided

Well it took a lot of lawyers, cracked and broken election boxes, and some interesting handling of ballots during a recount but the Democratic machine managed to get the result they were looking for: A Worcester Superior Court judge is ordering a new election for a contested Massachusetts House seat after ruling the November contest … Continue reading The Democratic Machine still works Durant’s victory voided

So let me get this straight on Durant…

According to this fellow something that he accuses of Durant doing 10 years ago (that has no basis in reality) proves that Durant is trying to steal an election that he has been ahead of in every single count. This is even though in every city where Mr. Durant won, the recounts were held in … Continue reading So let me get this straight on Durant…

Barone misses Fitchburg’s Finns

Michael Barone is always worth reading but something this week caught my eye: Around 100 years ago Finnish immigrants flocked to the mines and woods of the country around Lake Superior, where the topography and weather must have seemed familiar. They've been a mostly Democratic, sometimes even radical voting bloc ever since. No more, it … Continue reading Barone misses Fitchburg’s Finns

Sixty Three Seats? Sixty Four Seats? No the midterms are about Lisa Murkowski…

...at least that's what David Broder thinks: Palin has conducted a vendetta against the Murkowski family, and she became governor four years ago by upsetting Lisa's father, Frank Murkowski, in another low-turnout GOP primary. I understand the political class feels privileged and entitled but I didn't realize that running again Frank Murkowski and defeating him … Continue reading Sixty Three Seats? Sixty Four Seats? No the midterms are about Lisa Murkowski…

Polls aren’t elections: Ann Marie Buerkle vs McClatchy Newspapers

My first meeting with Ann Marie Burekle was the day that Syracuse Post-Standard declared that she was down double digits. The poll itself was suspect but as my friend Robert Stacy McCain often says Polls aren't elections. (this is what I constantly remind those who say Palin can't win due to a poll that the … Continue reading Polls aren’t elections: Ann Marie Buerkle vs McClatchy Newspapers