Counting on Low Info Voters in NH

As I've made clear for a long time my preference in the NH GOP senate primary is someone other than Scott Brown (If I had a vote it would go to Senator Bob Smith) but this piece at Talking points memo is absolutely ridiculous. Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), now a U.S. Senate candidate in … Continue reading Counting on Low Info Voters in NH

Senator Scott Brown, Granite Grok & Dancing the Little Sidestep in NH

Sir Humphrey Appleby: So we trust you to make sure that your Minister does nothing incisive or divisive over the next few weeks. Sir Arnold Robinson:  Avoids anything controversial. Sir Humphrey Appleby:  Expresses no firm opinion about anything at all. Now, is that quite clear? Bernard Woolley:  Yes, well, I think that is probably what he … Continue reading Senator Scott Brown, Granite Grok & Dancing the Little Sidestep in NH

As you might guess I don’t agree with Jane Hamsher much…

...but when it comes to the health care bill she is one of the few people on the left looking at the political consequences with open eyes: The DCCC was very good at getting not-so-savvy poll analysts to try and discredit the SurveyUSA polling. (Those same pollsters, ironically, didn’t see anything weird in the Research … Continue reading As you might guess I don’t agree with Jane Hamsher much…

Has Scott Brown spilled the Tea?

No question has produced more e-mail for me than Scott Brown's vote on the Banking bill. I personally think it is a huge mistake but I'm already on the record saying that my 80% friend is not my 20% enemy so I'm willing to give him a pass for now. Others in the Tea party … Continue reading Has Scott Brown spilled the Tea?

Another blow to the conventional wisdom…

If you do a search of stories on the Unemployment extension or lack thereof you will see a lot of stuff like this: Republicans are united against the extension House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander M. Levin (D-MI), a co-sponsor of the bill, said in a press release yesterday that "Republicans in Congress are … Continue reading Another blow to the conventional wisdom…

Answer: Because Scott Brown is constantly attacked in ads

Q: How do we know that this Boston Globe article showing Scott Brown is the most popular pol in Massachusetts is true? The ads keep coming more than two years before he stands for election because something has to be done to change the tone in the state or dramatic change might come. Meanwhile Brown … Continue reading Answer: Because Scott Brown is constantly attacked in ads

Lets not go overboard with the “Traitor” stuff

I dislike the financial bill as much as the next guy. I don't trust this administration at all and the attitude of trying to stifle business' that actually provide jobs in idiotic, but listen when a senator makes a vote against you it doesn't make him a "traitor". At normal times you will not get … Continue reading Lets not go overboard with the “Traitor” stuff

Examiner Column: Scott Brown Still their cup of Tea

My latest column for the Examiner is now available here. It's on tea party reaction to the Boston Herald article concerning Wall Street Contributions. It looks like Josh's reaction might have been an aberration.

Oh my God Scott Brown voted against us once!

The world has ended, whatever shall we do, dig up Ted Kennedy and put him back in the seat, send Coakley up here, let loose the hounds of hell etc etc etc... Let's be blunt, against the worst candidate of any type I've ever seen, who had promised to advance a health care plan that … Continue reading Oh my God Scott Brown voted against us once!

Hey Massachusetts votes Mika says you voted for “nothing”!

I was in the middle of writing another post when I heard Joe talk about the super-majorities and the nonsense of complaining about republicans. When the subject of republicans came up the words "Sarah Palin" came out of someone's mouth and the first words that came in the background was "wrote on her hand." Not … Continue reading Hey Massachusetts votes Mika says you voted for “nothing”!

The most dangerous thing to give your foes is hope…

...as the democratic party is now discovering: “People are coming out of the woodwork saying, ‘We’ve been Republicans in hiding and now we want to be out and help,’ ” said Jeffrey Hopkins, chairman of the City Republican Committee in the old Democratic union stronghold of Fall River. It's like the fall of communism, once … Continue reading The most dangerous thing to give your foes is hope…

I’ve learned two things today.

#1 If I don't make it to CPAC it won't be because No Sheeples didn't try to help: Having said all that, what the CPAC needs that it doesn’t yet have is a Sicilian blogger from Fitchburg, MA. The trademark Sicilian hand gestures. The ubiquitous fedoras. Trust me, says Robert Stacy McCain, we need Da … Continue reading I’ve learned two things today.

Live blog of Palin Speech.

9:03 p.m. Breitbart introducing her CNN & MSNBC ignoring him 9:05 p.m. Calls out the vets and salutes them. 9:07 p.m. "CSPAN you might not be welcome at the Heathcare negotiations but you are welcome at the Tea Party convention." ZING! 9:08 p.m. Gives a shout out to Scott Brown, in many ways he represents … Continue reading Live blog of Palin Speech.

My final election report comes after Scott Brown…

...has been sworn in. Just got back from the Alamo restaurant where I met a friend and mentor from my first computer job for lunch. The food is good, not as spicy as I'm used to, but the portions were generous and the people pleasant and the ambiance enjoyable particular for a history buff. The … Continue reading My final election report comes after Scott Brown…

Obamacare and Scott Brown compare and contrast…

Obamacare: In a congress with Democratic large majorities and a senate Supermajority; Bills rushed though unread by most of the people who vote on it. Entire bills replaced as amendments introduced behind closed doors containing rules that every citizen will have to follow under penalty of law. Scott Brown: Elected with 52% (100,000 votes) on … Continue reading Obamacare and Scott Brown compare and contrast…

SNL and Brown

Although everyone in the house found the Scott Brown SNL sketch funny the most amazing thing about it is Brown's reaction. Brown smiled as he watched it. “Thank goodness I like a good laugh,” he tells National Review Online. “That was pretty funny. I wish I could host SNL some day. I’ve been watching it … Continue reading SNL and Brown

“He has to follow through”

"The soldiers like the thin mints." said the girl scout when asked and the rest nodded. The thin mints joined the box on the side of the table where people buying cookies for the troops put them. As the girls took the money the two scout mothers, cold but uncomplaining, watched with approval as their … Continue reading “He has to follow through”

Please no Brown presidental polls yet

Has he even been sworn in yet? A Newsmax/Zogby poll shows the Massachusetts Republican within striking range of Obama in a hypothetical presidential matchup. The poll shows the pair statistically deadlocked if the presidential election were held today. And of course we have already established that Zobgy is less accurate than overweight Sicilians in Fedoras. … Continue reading Please no Brown presidental polls yet

Let’s say it again, if it was good it would pass

Some things are worth repeating. Particularly when you see stories like this: The White House is evaluating whether to take a breather on health care or try to push for passing legislation, but is not convinced Massachusetts voters were trying to block health insurance reform by voting last week to send Republican Scott Brown to … Continue reading Let’s say it again, if it was good it would pass