January 30, 2009

Could the Dems have 60 Senate seats soon?

Maybe.  The word is that Obama is looking to tap Sen. Judd Gregg for Secretary of Commerce.  If he accepts, Democrat Gov. John Lynch would choose his replacement. 

Sweet Jebus, Gregg....please don't do it!

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Don't look now...

The Senate GOP is all set to sell us out*, just like I knew they would. 

*Complete with another Gang of (insert number of spineless sellouts here).

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January 27, 2009

Why I don't take lessons in leadership from the House GOP

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) takes the bait from The One, and assists him with his attempts to "pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

[doubleplusundead]  Looks like the Democrats are ahead in implanting spines in the GOP leadership race.

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January 26, 2009

A question, if I may?

Why is it that the oh-so-RINO-y Susan Collins can make the right call on the Geithner nomination, and Orrin Hatch can't?

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January 22, 2009

Believe the Politico: Bunning needs to go

Normally, I would pass a story like this off as another attempt by the MSM to build a meme for defeating a Republican.  Not this time, though.  It's true.  Jim Bunning needs to announce his retirement after this term:

While Bunning has shown no sign that he’s ready to retire, there’s little evidence he’s prepared for the tough, expensive campaign that looms ahead.

Bunning will need to raise millions to mount a serious defense of his seat, but he is already well behind pace with only $175,000 in his campaign account through September, the latest a report was available. Worse, he isn’t expected to hold his first fundraiser until April.

Bunning barely squeaked through in his 2004 re-election campaign against then state senator (and current lieutenant governor) Daniel Mongiardo.  Remember?  That was the election where Bunning stated that Mongiardo looking like one of Saddam Hussein's sons, among other things.  Embarrassing. 

His retirement would clear the way for some new blood in the Republican political establishment in Kentucky:

Still, there are signs that Bunning could face a serious primary challenge from Kentucky’s 36-year-old secretary of state, Trey Grayson.

Grayson has already heard from leading GOP fundraisers and supporters urging him to run, said spokesman Les Fugate, adding that Grayson wouldn’t rule out a primary challenge against Bunning.

“I don’t think he will ever close the door on any opportunity, and he’s not considering it right now, but you never say never,” said Fugate.

Trey Grayson won statewide election as a Republican in 2007 at the same time GOP Gov. Ernie Fletcher lost re-election by 20 points.  GOP Rep. Geoff Davis from Kentucky's 4th District (where I grew up) is also a potential challenger, but since I didn't get hired in his DC office after two interviews, I'm going to be spiteful and support Grayson instead.

If Bunning decides he's in this for himself, he's likely to face a strong, strong challenge from Attorney General Jack Conway.  And Conway will win.

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January 21, 2009

Looks like John Ensign got into McCain's Metamucil

The Senator has a fevuh, and the only prescription is more Hopenchangetm:

“It’s really not a time to be obstructionist,” Ensign, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, said on Fox News. “It’s a time where we as a party need to try to work with especially President Obama and try to solve some of the country’s problems.”

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The Republican senator, who praised Obama for having some “really good ideas” coming into office, said given the myriad of challenges facing the nation, it is time to “put the country before our party.”

The sad part is that they probably will be more helpful to President Obama than the Democrats in the Senate.  With few exceptions, Republican Senators are squishes who either lack or have severely misplaced principles.  Democrats, however, will (maybe) spend a good deal of time criticizing Dear Leader whenever he veers to the right of Lenin.  Depressing.

Oh, and just to remind everyone, Sen. Ensign was the head of the NRSC the last election cycle.  I wonder why we lost so many seats?

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Guess which "conservative" columnist was literally awed by the Obamanauguration?

I'll give you a hint: her name rhymes with "Rathleen Rarker."

Sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, extremities numb despite layers of wool, and seeing so many gathered to witness this thing they called "change" was, dare I say it, awesome. That most-annoying hipster term for anything remotely acceptable is suddenly useful for its intended purpose.

For awe is the truest word to describe what transpired and what was inspired.

Is there any way that we can excommunicate this gigantic fucking tool from the ranks of the conservative movement?  Because I'm getting really sick of her bullshit.  And I'm pretty sure I can get an "amen" from most of you.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go punch a wall.

(h/t)

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January 13, 2009

Worst Senator of the Week: Sen. Orrin Hatch

He won't challenge gun grabber/FALN pardoner Eric Holder or tax cheat Timothy Geithner in their Senate confirmation hearings. 

Grow a spine, dickweed.

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January 12, 2009

Who needs enemies when you have friends like this?

Orrin Hatch sells out on the Holder nomination, and engages in copious amounts of Obamic ass-kissing. I agree with Eddie that we can't let ourselves become too pessimistic, negative or fatalistic, but the fact that we can't rely on our own people at all (and we haven't been able to do so, even during the good times) is highly demoralizing.  The GOP elite need to do a hell of a lot better than this.

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Another one bites the dust

George Voinovich has officially announced he won't be seeking a third term.

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January 09, 2009

Get bent, Nanny Bloomberg

Keep your gun-grabbing, nanny authoritarian self out of our friggin' party, you left once already.  And of course, the NYGOP looks ready to sell out and give Nanny Bloomberg what he wants. 

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January 08, 2009

Move along, there's nothing controversial about Tom Daschle

After all, he was a Senator!  Just like us!  No need to upset him with any tough questions about his plans for socialized health care.

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January 04, 2009

Politician who really has fallen from grace

McCain (the bad one) begins to work on a new push for Amnesty, according to Harry Reid.  With the Democrats having the House, and are pretty damn close to a filibuster-proof majority, we're going to have one hell of a fight on our hands.  If you thought the previous amnesty fights were vicious and divisive, get ready, because this one is going to be twice as bad.  The only thing that might save our asses is if they decide to go after socialist health care first.  That one I think we can bog them down enough to make the Dems blink, and we're less likely to have as many sellouts...I think.  God only knows with the smacktards we have working for us in DC.

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