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Monthly Archives: November 2009

It’s a Power Grab, Pure and Simple

November 5th, 2009 - 11:02 am

I’m pro-choice and I find Nancy Pelosi’s latest gambit repugnant.

Honestly, is there nothing from the far left wishlist that Pelosi won’t hide under the banner of “health reform?”

2010: The Year We Break Congress?

November 5th, 2009 - 10:02 am

Has the White House surrendered [ahem: "preconceded" -ed.] in its War Against Fox News? Probably not, but –

David Axelrod, an ex-newspaper reporter but one of the lead Obama attackers against the Fox News Channel in recent weeks, actually granted an interview to the Fox News Channel.

And later in the piece:

Virginia’s Gov. Tim Kaine, who’s also the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, spent extra national money there and still can’t deliver his own state against a tide of voter dissatisfaction.

Also, they’ll note that Gov. Corzine couldn’t even approach winning New Jersey with that state machine, all the money in the world, a mediocre, overweight Republican opponent, a third-party guy to siphon GOP votes and five presidential appearances in an historically Democratic state that went big for Obama in 2008.

Ouch.

Gentlemen, Start Your Engine

November 5th, 2009 - 9:31 am

Busy morning here — I’ve got two radio segments to record and a TV show to write and tape. So if you’re looking for something to read, check out Pulp Engine. It’s a new magazine from my buddy Will Collier and his partner-in-crime, Lein Shory.

It’s good stuff.

First of Three

November 4th, 2009 - 7:44 pm

KFTK’s Dana Loesch sits in Bill Whittle’s chair, and hosts her first-ever Trifecta.

What are we talking about? Tuesday’s elections, of course. And we give it to the GOP a helluva lot better than the Democrats did yesterday.

They’re not Democrats. They’re the Terminator party. Read:

Undeterred by Republican election triumphs in Virginia and New Jersey, Democratic leaders put the U.S. House on a path to vote as early as Saturday on the most sweeping overhaul of health-care policy in four decades.

The election of Republican governors in New Jersey and Virginia won’t affect how the House proceeds on legislation to extend insurance to 36 million people and create a government- run program to compete with private insurers, lawmakers said.

Win? Lose? It doesn’t matter to these power-grabbing bastards.

You still don’t get it, do you!? They’ll pass a giant bill! That’s what they do! It’s all they do! You can’t stop them!

Going, Going…?

November 4th, 2009 - 12:01 pm

From The Hill:

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who serves as deputy GOP whip, told The Hill that the number of Republicans supporting the sweeping legislation will be “very, very close to zero.”

“I don’t know of a Republican out there advocating it,” the lawmaker said.

Meanwhile, on the Senate side, Harry Reid is hinting he hasn’t got the Democratic votes to pass a bill.

Delay of Game

November 4th, 2009 - 10:56 am

Usually we tape PJTV’s Trifecta on Tuesday afternoon, and get the first segment up that evening or early on the next day — but not this time. We’re shooting this afternoon, now that the election results are in. It would’ve been silly to sit on a story like that for a week.

Also, Bill Whittle is “on assignment” this week, so we have a special guest star sitting in his chair. I’m not telling who it is, but you won’t be disappointed.

Also also, I’ve been assured that “on assignment” does not mean “shuttered up in a Vegas motel with two or three hookers and a jacuzzi full of malt liquor.”

It Ain’t Over Yet

November 4th, 2009 - 10:46 am

Another protest turns violent in Iran.

Going Up?

November 3rd, 2009 - 6:25 pm

Results won’t start coming in for a while yet, but here’s where you can track results for Scott “Scrappleface” Ott’s race for Lehigh County Executive. He’s got an uphill battle tonight, but here’s to hoping…

Going Down?

November 3rd, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Also from New Jersey:

I want to preface this by noting that all of this is based only on the early voting, and is based on about a half-dozen polling places in every county in New Jersey; some known as historically Republican districts, some known as historically swing districts, and some known as historically Democratic districts.

A trusted source tells me that as of noon, total turnout in the GOP the swing districts in NJ is significantly outpacing turnout in Democrat districts. The turnout ratio is not quite two to one, but it’s not that far from it.

Now, this should NOT be interpreted as ipso facto evidence that Chris Christie is going to win. Democratic districts may have more voters show up later in the day. This isn’t an exit poll, and we have no idea how the folks in any of these districts are voting; we just know that they’re showing up and voting.

That’s Jim Geraghty at NRO. The reason you might want to stay on top of NJ today is this: It’s going to be perhaps the hardest win for a conservative candidate today, what with Corzine digging deep to buy himself an election. Again.

Garden State Polling

November 3rd, 2009 - 8:58 am

Remember, undecideds typically break for the challenger.

A Bit of What Bit Ya

November 2nd, 2009 - 7:51 pm

TIme for this week’s Hair of the Dog on PJTV, where I play Monday morning quarterback to the Sunday morning chat shows. We’ve got:

Speaking truth to short people.

The secret connection between weasel words and Groucho Marx.

It’s nice to be right these days.

Plus, Rush Limbaugh gives Obama ye olde single finger salute.

Check it out.

Tell-All Some

November 1st, 2009 - 5:28 pm

Lamest. Political memoir. Ever.

Slamming the Door on Her Own Ass

November 1st, 2009 - 1:54 pm

Now that’s a sore loser:

Republican Dede Scozzafava, who unexpectedly backed out of a tough, three-way House race on Saturday, announced this afternoon that she was endorsing Democrat Bill Owens for the job.

Her decision not to back Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the contest to fill former Rep. John McHugh’s open seat is likely to enrage party leaders, who rallied around Hoffman almost immediately after Scozzafava announced she would suspend her campaign.

If the GOP has a future, it’s with genuine conservative/libertarian types like Hoffman — not with DIABLOs like Scozzafava. And judging by the polls, the folks in NY23 may already know that.