Some Republicans Know When to Say When on the Budget

By: Friday April 8, 2011 2:17 pm

As we near the 11th hour before a government shutdown, the wavering on the GOP side is intense. I mentioned some of it this morning: Pat Toomey and Michele Bachman balked at shutting down the government over riders. Bachmann has expanded on that in a post at RedState with the title “Not a Big Enough [...]

Karl Rove’s Org Makes “Issue Ads” That Never Mention the Issue in Question

By: Thursday September 2, 2010 1:12 pm

Karl Rove’s money-laundering shop has ordered up a series of ads attacking Democratic Senate candidates. But despite them clearly being electorally focused, Rove’s team tries to make them “issue ads” by adding a bill unrelated to the spots in the end plate. You can see all four ads, backed by “American Crossroads,” the Rove/Ed Gillespie [...]

Don’t Believe the Hype: Rove’s 527 Not as Advertised.

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 11:19 am

I said a couple weeks ago to a friend that, as a general rule, liberals are by their nature a little neurotic, and conservatives by their nature are extremely smug and gullible. Therefore, liberals tend to think that things are worse for them than they may be, while conservatives tend to think that things are [...]

Abdulmutallab Indictment Calls Into Question Selective Justice

By: Tuesday December 29, 2009 6:47 am

While Pat Buchanan argues with FDL’s Spencer Ackerman about how we should “shmorture” the underpants bomber, Ackerman makes the obvious point that Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab has already been indicted in federal court for attempting to blow up Northwest Flight 253. But if you extend that out, the Obama Administration’s belief in the US criminal justice [...]

Alabama Party Switcher Steals Data On The Way Out The Door

By: Monday December 28, 2009 8:01 pm

This is a few days old, but it appeared to have miraculously escaped the news cycle. It seems that after Parker Griffith left the Democrats, but before he drew half of North Alabama as an opponent, he stole a bunch of voter data from the state Democratic Party. A US House representative from Alabama took [...]

Left/Right Afghanistan Reaction A Study In Contrasts, Strange Bedfellows

By: Tuesday December 1, 2009 12:09 pm

I’ve been trying to monitor some reactions from members of Congress and partisans on both sides of the aisle to gauge how President Obama’s “escalate so we can leave” strategy will go over. The responses are kind of interesting: • Jack Murtha spoke for many Democrats in expressing “nervousness” about the escalation and the strategy [...]