I spoke to Tom Weaver candidate for the GOP nomination in MA-3. He gets to the nitty-gritty of election 2012 simply by using two lightbulbs.

Simple isn’t it? His web site is here.

Update: Missed the link, now there.

Today at the Supreme Court and at the Americans for Prosperity event, Andrew Breitbart was in clear evidence:

I interviewed one of them

Why do I think Andrew would be pleased?

Update: Instalanche Thanks Glenn, I have a post up with shots and video from the protests in front of the Supreme Court here, I also have several posts in the works with photos and videos from the day including the AFP event, my group’s meeting with Senator Scott Brown, my meeting with some of the J-Street people, a quick tour of the inside of the Supreme Court and exactly how good IS the food there. Those links will be added as they become available.

Yesterday at the monthly Twin City Tea Party event Mary Z Connaughton (affectionately known around here as Mary Z) former candidate for State Auditor spoke about her work at the Pioneer institute.

After her speech Connaughton took questions from the audience for quite a while fielding inquiries on topics on spending and judicial conduct to casinos and healthcare when talking about business she stressed “You don’t cut the pie into smaller pieces you make a bigger pie”.

I interviewed Mary before her speech:



The Pioneer institute
is a good place but I’d like to see her on the trail sometime in the not so far future

Stacy McCain notes the large gender gap in the occupod movement and comes up with a simple explanation (emphasis mine):

There are probably women who aren’t bothered much by poor hygiene, and there may be women who aren’t bothered by a lack of toilet and bathing facilities. But I think you’ll have a hard time finding women who aren’t bothered by the kind of bad stuff that happens to women when they’re constantly surrounded by a bunch of scummy, predatory cop-haters: Rape, sexual assault, sexual assault, rape, sexual assault, indecent exposure, sexual assault, gang rape . . . You get the picture.

He has a point, and Verun Serum elaborates:

Which brings me to the subject of the occupiers stance on snitching. First hand reports (by women) indicate that reporting of assaults is discouraged. One woman at Occupy Wall Street told the New York Post “We don’t tell anyone…We handle it internally. I said too much already.” My own original reporting on the situation at Occupy Baltimore indicated that sexual harassment was a common complaint, but organizers didn’t want word of it leaking to the media. One feminist who recently visited Occupy Edinburgh found it was sexist and reports that women were told not to discuss a rape that allegedly occurred at Occupy Glasgow.

Any conservative group with such a record toward women would be denounced as misogynistic troglodytes. But because OWS is progressive, Dupuy minimizes the problems at the camps as “a couple of alleged rapes.” She spends more time focusing on how women might be better represented in the general assemblies than the actual record of assault and harassment toward women in the camps. Dupuy is at pains to suggest a statement of zero tolerance toward assault (which shouldn’t really need to be stated, should it?) is a way to address the problem:

Personally I suspect a belief in the 2nd amendment would make a huge difference for women uncomfortable in the occupy camps.

Getting back to Stacy’s statement I think he’s wrong. There is apparently at least one woman who is not bothered by these things. It’s the same woman who declares that the budget would be balanced if only women were running it. It’s the same woman who for weeks has ignored the danger to women at these camps and is only outraged by actions of the police to counter them.

You can find this woman every morning at 6 a.m. on MSNBC, but judge her not too hard, she lives in her opaque plastic bubble and can not see out of it. She certainly can’t see the occupod rap sheet.

The logical suggestion would be to have her daughters (who she claims are doing school work on the occupy movement) to camp overnight to prove me , Verum Serum and Stacy wrong. But there is logic and political advantage and there is right and wrong. I’ve said before I’m more Catholic than Sicilian. and the Occupy Movement’s Ometra not withstanding, I could not countenance any such act. No amount of political advantage would be worth exposing them to the dangers of the occupy camps for even a single night.

Tonight at The Twin City Tea Party there was a straw poll of the attendees. Here are the Results:

President:

1st Herman Cain 33.3%
2nd Mitt Romney 30.3%
3rd Rick Santorum 18.2%

VP

1st Herman Cain 27.3%
2nd Newt Gingrich 21.2%
3rd Rick Santorum 15.2%

Note no ballot had the same person for Prez & VP

Ballot Penetration (appearing on a ballot for prez or VP)

1st Herman Cain 60.6%
2nd Rick Santorum 33.3%
2nd Mitt Romney 33.3%

Fitchburg Mayor

1st Blank 39.4%
2nd Joe Solomito 33.3%
3rd Lisa Wong 18.2%

Show ID to Vote

1st Yes 97%
2nd Blank 3%

I wonder what Stacy will say about that.

Update: I guess the Twin City Tea Party was a foreshadowing of this poll

Rick Perry has tumbled by more than 20 percentage points over the past month among Republican presidential primary voters and is now second to Herman Cain, who leads the field with 28%.

Mitt Romney received little benefit from Perrys fall, garnering 17% of the vote for third place.

As for President Barack Obama, both his job approval (42%) and the percentage who believe he deserves re-election (37%) are little changed from recent polls, but he does seem to be winning back some supporters who have been disappointed in his job performance.

via Kerry Picket and Sunshine State Sarah who comments:

Note the dates of the Zogby poll. It just finished today, so this is a direct reaction to Cain’s earth-shattering Florida straw poll win and many of the voters were sampled before Cain’s incredibly powerful speech to the Presidency 5 delegates.

Morning Joe Hardest hit.

Via this tweet by Byron York:

…comes this very funny headline from the NYT:


A Campaign Challenge: Defining Obama

Defining Obama?. Hasn’t that game already been played?

The mainstream media helped smooth the way with the questions not asked, the history glossed over, the records sealed, the voices silenced by loyal Leftist Democrats. All had a hand in the deliberate cover-up. The American people were told how wonderful Barack Obama was, how articulate and educated, and just the remedy for an ailing nation, a nation that the Democrats said was scourged by the Republicans, so we had to get rid of them, and elect this anointed individual.

Everyone forgets that nobody knew who this guy was less than 10 years ago when he was embraced by the Democratic Elites alas even for that crowd the shine has worn off of it.

Over the Labor Day weekend, I went to a number of events in the Hamptons. At all of them, Obama was discussed. At none of them — that’s none — was he defended. That was remarkable. After all, sitting around various lunch and dinner tables were mostly Democrats. Not only that, some of them had been vociferous Obama supporters, giving time and money to his election effort. They were all disillusioned.

As a commentator said:

The only people defending Obama these days is the Secret Service.

But at least he’s not a Gauche tea partier like Rick Perry.

All this seems familiar somehow:

the GOP seems to be doing all it can to make itself unelectable, veering far to the right and embracing a tea party movement that, at its extremes, preaches the need for revolution.

That was E. J. Dionne in JUNE 2010 scoffing at GOP prospects in 2010. Right now when I see people saying Obama will trounce Perry or Bachmann or any tea party favorite I’m reminded that losing 39 seats (they lost 63 in 2010) was a pessimistic projection.

To such folks who watch MSNBC regularly the solution to the democratic political crisis is just a PR move away, but unlike 2008 the electorate knows what they’ve had, and no matter how they choose to define it, they just don’t like the dog food.

and you all know what that means:

“Ride right through them, they’re demoralized as hell”!

Update: Shirley you can’t be serious?

This morning I talked to Andrew Breitbart about his trip to Madison and what he saw:

DaTechGuy:
Why did you decide to go to Wisconsin?

Andrew Breitbart: The Democratic Party has used public sector unions as a weapon to intimidate. It’s a formula used state by state (Such as in searchlight) I’ve sensed that any time when Obama’s Organizing for America gets involved they are up to no good. So when I see them go up against the people I try to be there.

DTG:
How “managed” were the union crowds?

Breitbart: OFA was on their best behavior this time, in the past we’ve seen things such as the egging in Searchlight, the assault on Ken Gladney and more, but this time they are now noticing us with the camera and like Wile E. Coyote they are heading back to the Acme factory to find a new way to do things.

The vulgarity was present for all to see but they tried to be their best for the cameras which were everywhere. At yesterday’s rally there was a sea of double soy-latte Caucasian rage against fox news, “tea baggers”, and “Koch suckers” (referring to the Koch brothers). So were the signs comparing Scott Walker to Hitler and Mubarak.

DTG:
I see you mingled with the crowd on the left, I found it odd that you weren’t recognized

Breitbart: I wore a hat and glasses, walked about 300 yards with the crowd to where I was going as they chanted: Hey hey ho ho; Scott Walker has got to go!” This was actually after my speech; I was on the way to where I was going that when I ran into the doctors giving out the notes.

DTG:
Were you surprised at how open the docs were about writing those sick notes?

    Breitbart: First I want to give a Hat tip to the MacIiver institute that did the initial videos, but my mind is no longer blowable. I don’t think they understand how disturbing their letters were. They really believe that If their hearts are in the proper place they can do what they want. Remember we are coming off Lyla Rose’s Planned Parenthood videos. When you start looking at ACRON and Planned Parenthood and the rest they are considered and painted as the crown jewels of the left, but every office except for 1 you had employees turning a blind eye to immorality.

DTG:
What was your reaction to the left’s attempt to call your video “fake”?

Breitbart: The idea that our independent efforts to expose the left for what they are a sign that there is a market for people for it. I’m conspiring with any American truth teller or videographer who wants to expose the left, if they call it a conspiracy so be it.

DTG:
The unions and the left are going “all in “in Wisconsin why do you think that is the case?

Breitbart: It was a good place for them to do this, because of the template that can be replicated elsewhere because of the existing progressive organizations in the state. That’s why it was so important for the tea party and new media to show up to help show things for what they are

DTG:
I’ve suggested that the events in Wisconsin are a living breathing GOP/or tea party ad for 2012 do you agree.

Breitbart: I agree I think that the visuals, the Hitler stuff, going after the democratic process the way they do, when they call (Gov Scott) Walker a dictator when he was democratically elected, when they do this the protesters are trying to say their minority status trumps the majority. The visuals alone for the ad campaigns are a strong message against this.

DTG:
That being so how long can the MSM cover it up?

Breitbart: The acorn videos never played on ABC, NBC etc yet the America people where able to find out about it and Acorn is done. The more they deny the stories like the doctors slowly but surely the average American recognizes that they are not getting the truth. The MSM’s entire edifice is imploding. We’ve shaken the cage and the American People will see there is another way. There is a check and balance against them and it’s the new media

Update: Thanks to the Lonely Conservative for the link. The fair Miss Attila link also links and comments on the phony doctor notes and more. American Glob includes us in headlines and asks some questions.

BTW not to sound greedy but if you like the work, As I mentioned this morning I’m a couple of hundred short this month if you have an interest in kicking in I’d much appreciate it.

When I look at the situation I can’t really believe that people are actually acting in this way.

If it was 20 years ago the media would be able to spin this differently, but in an internet and social networking age there is no possible way for people on social networks to see this for anything other than what it is.

Robert Stacy McCain keep updating and each one is as unbelievable as the last

And of Course it will be hard to hide the DNC’s role in this:

OfA Wisconsin’s field efforts include filling buses and building turnout for the rallies this week in Madison, organizing 15 rapid response phone banks urging supporters to call their state legislators, and working on planning and producing rallies, a Democratic Party official in Washington said.

The @OFA_WI twitter account has published 54 tweets promoting the rallies, which the group has also plugged on its blog.

And after all the self-righteousness of the left they will be hard pressed to explain away the Hitler stuff.

I asked the woman if she thought Scott Walker was like Hitler, and she said “Yes.” So I said, “Are you saying that you think fascism could come to America,” and she said, “It’s what’s happening.”

Jimmie Bise believes the game is over:

At this point, the teachers’ union and their Democratic supporters have conceded the argument. They could not defend their refusal of Governor Walker’s relatively small demands and so they launched into ridiculous ad hominem, violent rhetoric (shudder!), and, eventually, cowardly flight. We should take instruction from what has happened in Wisconsin over the past two days. Public sector unions are, as I have said before, a blight on our states and nation. We should do everything in our power to rid ourselves of them entirely and make sure, by law if necessary, that they can never come back again. It would make me very happy if Governor Walker fired every single teacher who called out sick over the past two days. They let down the taxpayers of Wisconsin and, more importantly, taught their students that it’s okay to lie, cheat, and steal in order to get what you want.

This is not a test of the union, it is a test of the voters. If the voters let this pass then they deserve everything they get in the future from these and the other unions. I can’t see rationally how they can fail to decide that these parasites are not worth a damn.

This is a real wild card, it shows that in the political world you never know.

Update: Forgot to add this excellent point from America is Conservative:

…watching this play out in the news and comparing it to the other headlines where people are fighting for basic liberties really paints a strong contrast to our pampered existence.

Bingo!