Next public sector union battleground: Illinois

By John Ruberry Four years after Wisconsin became the chief battleground in the war of taxpayers versus public sector unions, a new front is developing south of the Cheese Curtain in Illinois. With the possible exception of California, no where else in America are government unions so powerful. And of course it should be no … Continue reading Next public sector union battleground: Illinois

Hey Politico, WHO won in Kansas?

There are two things that never cease to amaze me. First that the left keeps telling the right this: Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Republican governor are delaying big dreams of nixing the income tax as they face … Continue reading Hey Politico, WHO won in Kansas?

Dem $ in Kansas, Good Story Wrong Conclusion

Jazz Shaw at Hotair brings up an election story that should surprise nobody: Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic super-PAC run by former political advisers to Majority Leader Harry Reid, sent about $1.5 million to two super-PACs that promoted businessman Greg Orman, who was running as an independent and refused to identify with which party he … Continue reading Dem $ in Kansas, Good Story Wrong Conclusion

I’m Old Enough to Remember when Shutting Down the Gov meant Doom in 2014

I wish we could sell them another hill at the same price General Nathanael Greene referring to the Battle of Bunker Hill 1775 Yesterday morning the cry went up again bout how the GOP is trying to make deals with democrats to foil their own caucus. Republican leaders on Wednesday also considered changes that would mollify … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember when Shutting Down the Gov meant Doom in 2014

Two questions concerning the 2014 Occidental “Let’s Elect Democrats” program

After seeing this article concerning Occidental College's involvement in the political process for school credit The results were the first for Occidental's biannual program, in which students spend the beginning of a semester working in the field and then return to campus, studying campaign tactics and political theory, discussing their experiences and the results of … Continue reading Two questions concerning the 2014 Occidental “Let’s Elect Democrats” program

Why Obama is (Politically) Right & Mary Landrieu is wrong

I had to laugh when I saw this at Twitchy: Haha, Mary Landrieu is running faux pro-life newspaper ads in Louisiana. #LAsen pic.twitter.com/dYXk0MjYGE — Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) November 15, 2014 It produced some interesting exchanges such as this one: @karlschott @Opinionatedcath @JimmyPrinceton the ad is designed to suggest she is pro-life but her 100% NARAL rating … Continue reading Why Obama is (Politically) Right & Mary Landrieu is wrong

A Election Day Loser you might have missed

It's been a week since election days which produced a lot of big losers in Election 2014 on the left.  In all the noise here is one that you might have missed: Political candidates backed by the controversial Middle East advocacy group J Street were trounced at the polls on Tuesday, with J Street’s endorsees … Continue reading A Election Day Loser you might have missed

The #UNEXPECTEDLY Chronicles: Boston Bridget & Granite Grok in New Hampshire

The latest in our series of posts that will not surprise any person who has been paying attention. Today’s installment comes a post from Granite Grok & a tweet from Boston Bridget on the Elections in NH. While the GOP was winning Governorships in Illinois, Maryland and even Massachusetts and Republican Senate Candidates were winning … Continue reading The #UNEXPECTEDLY Chronicles: Boston Bridget & Granite Grok in New Hampshire

To NAACP Carlos Henriquez > Tim Scott & Mia Love

On Tuesday two historic events took place involving black running from office. In Utah a land where over 60% of the population is Mormon (a religion that has an ahem, interesting history with black Americans) elected Mia Love to congress. She becomes the first black republican woman ever elected to the house of representatives. Meanwhile … Continue reading To NAACP Carlos Henriquez > Tim Scott & Mia Love

Pieces of the Dream

by baldilocks I'm guilty of many things, but one is talking about race and Things Black too much. The reputational demise of public astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson elicited a great deal of Schadenfreude, but it depressed me for one reason: I liked seeing a black person talk about something other than race, being black, or … Continue reading Pieces of the Dream

The Ultimate Pro-Life Ball Spiking in Texas

Sheldon: All the non human apes are classified as "great apes" except one, That means taxonomists created the entire category of "lesser ape" just to single out the poor Gibbon as the weird kid on the playground. Now there's a hairy little fellow with a genuine beef. Leonard: But the gibbon doesn't know what it's … Continue reading The Ultimate Pro-Life Ball Spiking in Texas

Mass GOP Free Agency vs Building the Farm

As a Massachusetts conservative watching the national media go wild about the election of a Republican Governor completely ignoring the lack of coattails (hell the lack of coat) is a source of frustration. Charlie Baker is a nice guy and he means well but his election is not likely to have more than a cosmetic … Continue reading Mass GOP Free Agency vs Building the Farm

GOP I give you Harry Reid the Founder of the Feast

Remind me @EricBoehlert how many bipartisian bills were passed by the house in the last 2 years that Harry Reid never brought for a vote? — Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) November 4, 2014 Today there are a lot of high fives going around in GOP circles celebrating Stacy McCain style and a lot of spin being … Continue reading GOP I give you Harry Reid the Founder of the Feast

Stacy Provides The Most Important Message On Election Day

Today is election day and a lot of pixels will be used by plenty of people including me concerning what will happen and what it means. But no Matter how the vote comes out this evening, whether Conservatives are treated to the sequel to the Big Red Wave or liberals take glee at the defeat … Continue reading Stacy Provides The Most Important Message On Election Day

Wisconsin The Race Democrats Want to Win Above All

Today is election day and our friends on the left have a world of worry in states all across the county. A lot of Democrats are in sheer panic.  We will see plenty of dishonest and dishonorable tactics used by professional Democrats to keep their pols in office, to keep their staffs in comfortable jobs , to keep … Continue reading Wisconsin The Race Democrats Want to Win Above All