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More of This, Please

Or perhaps I should say, "Less of this one, please." Or how about just, "None of them. Ever again. Please....For the Love of God." Sunshine State Poll: Grayson In Trouble The latest Sunshine State/VSS poll shows controversial Democratic incumbent Alan Grayson trailing former state Senator Dan Webster by seven points, 43 percent to 36 percent. A majority of respondents -- 51 percent -- disapprove of the job that Grayson is doing. Independents have an unfavorable view of him as well, by a 36/47 margin. Grayson has ignored the conventional wisdom that a freshman should be a quiet member who carefully tends to the home fires. The latest controversy involves his " Taliban Dan " advertisement, where he explicitly compares his opponent to the Taliban, and shows a clip of Webster paraphrasing Ephesians 5:22 -- "wives, submit to your husbands." An unedited version of the clip shows that Webster was actually suggesting that hu

FLASHBACK REPOST: March 18, 2009: New Castle County Executive Chris Coons : A Rich Little Tax Raising Democrat

Lest any New Castle Countian or Delaware voter forget, Chris Coons has made quite clear there is no such thing as an excess of government, only a shortage of taxation. ------------------------------------------ Well, it looks like another domino is falling in the chain of tax-raising Democrat autocracy that is government most anywhere in Delaware, with city, county, state, and federal government all solidly in the hands of tax more, borrow more, spend more Democrat politicians. (Sorry, folks, but when you show me a government official from the Republican or any other non-Democrat political party in Delaware, or nationally, who is looking to raise taxes on the struggling citizenry I will gladly blast them just as forcefully). On the heels of Wilmington Mayor Baker's promise that the city government will raise "taxes, fees, and anything we can" , now comes blow # 2 to the double-taxed Wilmington residents, as well as a blow to all other home and property owners in Ne

In Her Own Words: Christine O'Donnell 2006 U.S. Senate Radio Commercial

You be the judge. Transcript: My name is Christine O'Donnell, write-in candidate for U.S. Senate. The biblical first fruits principle proves that, as the first state of our nation, Delaware has a unique responsibility to elect godly leaders. There are two issues facing America next year that could force lawsuits on churches who refuse to ordain or marry homosexuals. Neither of my opponents are pledging to protect the church body. There's legislation that would make Delaware the global hub of embryonic stem cell research. This expands our state's abortion tolerance and opens the door to human cloning in our backyards. My opponent also wants to surrender our sovereignty to the United Nations. The Washington Post once described Christians as poor, uneducated and easy to command when it comes to elections. By writing me in on November 7th the body of Christ would come together and reclaim the authority we are given in government. Delaware can elect a God-fearing U.

Direct from the Twilight Zone...

“On Nov. 3 … there will be in Washington, D.C., a Democratic majority in the House and a Democratic majority in the Senate. That will be the case. If it weren’t illegal, I’d make book on it." - Vice President Joe Biden - August 20, 2010 Ummm. Yeeeeeah. *inching backwards* Oddly, Joe's statement is technically true but not as he intended it. The massive new Republican majorities on the way will not actually be seated until January 2011 so on November 3rd the lameass lameduck economic-wrecking-ball Democrat Congress will still haunt America. Good Lord, these people are so out of touch with reality it almost casts doubt on their mental stability. Joe's ridiculously wishful statement that Democrats will even retain the House makes the "Recovery Summer" fantasy and the bogus "jobs saved" metric actually seem reasonable by comparison. But, please Joe, by all means keep going.

CPAC: This Ain't Your Daddy's "Conservative" Movement No More

Perhaps another hopeful sign that conservatives, especially young ones, have increasingly had it with pseudo-moral social crusading bigots masquerading their prejudicial ideologies as conservatism: CPAC crowd boos homophobe off stage WASHINGTON -- Turns out CPAC isn't quite the place for insane jeremiads against homosexuality. During a lightning round of two-minute speeches by young activists, Ryan Sorba, of the Young Conservatives of California , decided to bash CPAC organizers for inviting GOProud (a gay Republican group that's splintered from the Log Cabin Republicans) to have a booth at the event. His rant began: I'd like to condemn CPAC for bringing GOPride [sic] to this event. Civil rights are grounded in natural rights. Natural rights are grounded in human nature. Human nature is a rational substance in relationship to the intelligible end of the reproductive act of reproduction. Do you understand that? But t

CPAC Surprise: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll

Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC Ron Paul has ended Mitt Romney's three-year run as conservatives' favorite for president, taking 31 percent of the vote in the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual straw poll. Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas known for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but was never a serious contender for the GOP nomination. Romney, former Massachusetts governor and also a 2008 GOP candidate, has won the last three presidential straw polls at the annual conference. This year, he came in second, with 22 percent. Sarah Palin, who didn't attend the conference, was a distant third in the straw poll, with 7 percent, followed by Tim Pawlenty, the Minnesota governor, and Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana. Perhaps it's not such a surprise since Congressman Paul represents the type of consistent constitutional conservatism that opposes over-reaching invasive government as much as a tool of religious

News Roundup on the Decline of Union Muscle and the Rise of Its Wreckage

The poor downtrodden unions just can't seem to catch that next break to further burrow themselves into an inordinate undeserved place at the top of the workforce heap, with no other justification than their use of raw political muscle and patronage. Boo. Hoo. Now that "card-check" is thankfully a fading memory from early 2009 Democrat unitary government over-reach, the defeat of the union shill Craig Becker to head up the NLRB pretty much closes their backdoor route to this and other power grabs afoot from the union bosses. Senate stops Craig Becker nomination Labor lawyer Craig Becker's nomination for a seat on the National Labor Relations Board failed on Tuesday afternoon, as a few Senate Democrats joined a unified Republican front to block a key Obama White House nomination. The vote was 52-33 — 60 votes were required to proceed on the nomination. The stalled nomination is a blow to labor unions and showed fractures in the Senate Democratic Caucus, which

Liberal Condescension? Whatever couldst though mean??

In the Washington Post Professor Gerard Alexander of the University of Virginia handily breaks down the near-universal phenomenon of liberal condescension and contempt for anyone daring oppose their premises, presumptions, and/or grand designs for us all. Why Are Liberals So Condescending? By Gerard Alexander Sunday, February 7, 2010; B01 Every political community includes some members who insist that their side has all the answers and that their adversaries are idiots. But American liberals, to a degree far surpassing conservatives, appear committed to the proposition that their views are correct, self-evident, and based on fact and reason, while conservative positions are not just wrong but illegitimate, ideological and unworthy of serious consideration. Indeed, all the appeals to bipartisanship notwithstanding, President Obama and other leading liberal voices have joined in a chorus of intellectual condescension. It's an odd time for liberals to feel smug. But even

Happy Hour With Mike Castle

The campaign for U.S. Senate is now joined. New Castle County Executive Chris Coons has decided to take on Congressman Mike Castle. As an alumnus of Tower Hill School, it is nice to know the Senate seat will go either way to a Hiller. I believe it will be Castle ('57) rather than Coons ('80). I will be giving every effort I can to the Castle Campaign, which was the first campaign for which I volunteered as a very young person in 1984. Castle's record of service to Delaware is simply unparalleled. For those who would attempt to make an issue of age or health in this race, think again. Mike Castle is as mentally sharp and physically spry as I have ever seen him. He is in excellent physical health and, from all I can see, truly fired up for this challenge. He's also only 4 years older than our esteemed Vice-President. But don't believe me. See for yourself.....please join us in the Young Republicans of Delaware this Friday evening from 6-8 pm at Dead President&

Obama/Biden's Big Government Crony Capitalism

All those evil capitalists! Except of course for the special ones in the back pocket of Obama and big government Democrats, all giving each other financial back rubs...of course paid for by the public. John Stossel's got the goods on these self-dealers, hiding behind a masquerade of public interest: Big Government's Cronies by John Stossel Many window-making companies struggle because of the recession's effect on home building. But one little window company, Serious Materials, is "booming," says Fortune. "On a roll," according to Inc. magazine, which put Serious' CEO on its cover, with a story titled : "How to Build a Great Company". The Minnesota Freedom Foundation tells me that this same little window company also gets serious attention from the most visible people in America. Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the opening of one of its plants. CEO Kevin Surace thanked him for his "unwavering support." "Without

I Knew Obama Had at Least One "Jobs Program" That Works

The untold story of this is the excessive Cadillac gorging-at-the-trough-for-life benefits that public employees unions have managed to impose on governments from local to federal. They are bankrupting California as we speak. The era of big government has returned with a vengeance, in the form of the largest federal work force in modern history. The Obama administration says the government will grow to 2.15 million employees this year, topping 2 million for the first time since President Clinton declared that "the era of big government is over" and joined forces with a Republican-led Congress in the 1990s to pare back the federal work force. Most of the increases are on the civilian side, which will grow by 153,000 workers, to 1.43 million people, in fiscal 2010. The expansion could provide more ammunition to those arguing that the government is trying to do too much under President Obama. ..... Mr. Obama says the civilian work force will drop by 80,000 next ye

Some Unsung Heroes of the Massachusetts Miracle

Here's a little honor roll of just the House Democrats who have ruled and continue ruling the Democrat roost on the Hill....and appear poised to rule it right back into political oblivion. From the WSJ: The Message of Massachusetts : A crisis is a terrible thing to exploit. George Miller; David Obey • Ed Markey of Massachusetts, first elected in 1976 , helped to ram the cap-and-tax bill through the House and has pushed relentlessly for the EPA to declare carbon a pollutant under the Clean Air Act that didn't mention carbon. • Wisconsin's David Obey, elected in 1969 , is the House Appropriations chairman who steered the $787 billion stimulus to focus on Medicaid expansion and other transfer payments that have done nothing for economic growth. • Henry Waxman, first elected in the Watergate class of 1974 , deposed John Dingell in 2008 as too moderate to run the Energy and Commerce Committee. The Hollywood liberal is co-author of the cap-and-tax vote that will cos

Thank You, Democrats!

Ahhh, so many people to thank this morning, on this sunny one-year anniversary of the coronation of Him. Where to begin. Of course, Him Himself - Barack. And then there's Harry, Nancy, Joe, Barney....heck, too many to name here.....THANKS(!) to every one of you rabid ideological 20%ers who are leading the Democrat party and its denizens of national statism into defeat after ignominious defeat. Your arrogance, tone-deafness, self-righteousness, smug paternalism, and smoldering megalomania are paying off in droves for the country with every race the voters have a chance to weigh in. My advice to you: FORGE AHEAD! (The cliff awaits.) By all means, force feed the country more of your grandiose schemes to save us all from all those millions and millions of silly misguided fools clinging to their constitution and their quaint out-dated notions that America is the "Great Republic", as President Kennedy once called it, rather than a test tube for the dictatorship of libera

What's At Stake In Massachusetts

From Richard Dunham at the San Francisco Chronicle's politics blog a tidy breakdown of what could be the fallout from tomorrow's election, averted or realized : It's almost impossible to overstate the political significance of tomorrow's Massachusetts Senate election. Here are ten reasons why the election is so important nationally: 1. Massachusetts is one of the most Democratic states in the nation. It's the only state that voted for George McGovern over Richard Nixon in 1972 and it hasn't elected a Republican senator since 1972. Its entire congressional delegation is Democratic. A GOP win would shock the liberal Democratic establishment that dismissed the 2009 gubernatorial setbacks in Virginia and New Jersey as mere flukes. 2. Health-care reform is at stake. A victory for Scott Brown would deprive the Democrats of the 60 votes they need to push their brand of health-care reform through the Senate without any Republican support. That would be a huge def

Two Most Ignorant Fantasy-Based Comments of the Week

(And the week has barely just begun.) #1 "As long as I have served ... I've never seen, as my uncle once said, the constitution stood on its head as they've done. This is the first time every single solitary decisions has required 60 senators. No democracy has survived needing a supermajority." - VP Joe Biden I guess our "constitutional professor" VPOTUS forgets all those supermajorities that, for example, impede tooling with the very document that makes us a constitutional republic and not a democracy based on pure majoritarian tyranny. Clue : Not all majorities have to be just 50% + 1 to be valid and desirable in a careful system of laws, checks, and balances - especially as the stakes get higher and the impact broader and deeper on the most numbers of citizens, especially if ALL citizens. UPDATE : Some follow-up idiocy to Biden's comment comes from the American Prospect (subtitled, oxymoronically, "Liberal Intelligence"). "It

Massachusetts Senate Race : Scott Brown Surging in the Polls

Despite certain wishful proclamations of delusional leftists that his "campaign is over" and similar mentally-disjointed tangential attempts to tie him in to their anti-tea party derangement , Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown is actually surging ahead in the polls, with Democrat candidate Coakley's own polls showing a potential upset victory for Brown. Poll shocker: Scott Brown surges ahead in Senate race [Boston Herald] R iding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new poll shows. Although Brown’s 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News survey’s margin of error, the underdog’s position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos. “It’s a Brown-out,” said Paleologos, director of Suffolk’s Political Research