The Other McCain

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BOB MENENDEZ AND HOOKERS?

Dominican hookers, to be specific. This is what we’re hearing about the sex scandal involving a “powerful senator” in a headline being touted by Drudge, with a story by the Daily Caller promised late tonight. UPDATE: Shortly after the Drudge Report headline went up, my associate Ali Akbar got a tip that the story involved Sen. […]

Unborn People With An Interest In Life May Have A Conflict With Eric Holder

by Smitty Workin’ hard, tryin’ to muster some surprise: Just cleared in the “Fast and Furious” gunrunning debacle, the nation’s top lawman now faces allegations that his connection to Dr. Tyrone Cecil Malloy is a conflict of interest that helps explain Holder’s failure to prosecute abortion providers who run afoul of federal law. Critics say […]

@bobby_knuckles Brings The Funny

by Smitty Some lefty weenie named ‘Bobby Knuckles’ (after that which he drags?) bethinks himself a comic: @smitty_one_each twitter.com/bobby_knuckles… — bobby knuckles (@bobby_knuckles) October 31, 2012 (Click for full size–UPDATE: or, indeed, to view it, as somebody has their laundry in a bunch over what amounts to pure piffle.) As a part of this blog’s […]

BREAKING NEWS FROM OHIO: REPUBLICAN WOMEN ARE HOT

Ann Romney (center) with Jane Portman and Cindy McCain HAMILTON, Ohio At the Vinylmax window factory here, about 150 Republicans — mostly women — gathered for an event with Ann Romney, who was joined by Jane Portman (wife of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman) and Cindy McCain (about whose senator husband and celebrity daughter, we will politely say nothing). […]

FROM OHIO: POLLS, POLLS, POLLS

CINCINNATI, Ohio Pete Da Tech guy disassembles a Quinnipiac Poll that has samples of D+7 in Florida and D+8 in both Florida and Ohio, so that while Mitt Romney handily wins independent voters in both states, he nonetheless trails Obama by 1 point in Florida, 2 points in Virginia and 5 points in Ohio. These […]

Shorter Gingrich: ‘Benghazi Fertilizer On Collision Course With The Air Circulator’

by Smitty   “There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 10.31.12

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS East Coast Looks To Rebuild After Sandy Millions without power, NYC flooded Preference Cascade In Effect, Y’all: Romney Heads Into Democratic Strongholds Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania in play Disney Buys LucasFilms For $4 Billion Star Wars VII in production POLITICS Globe Poll: Dead Heat In Massachusetts Senate Race Brown leads […]

FROM OHIO: GROUND GAME REPORT

George and Rosemary Cullen of Clermont County, Ohio CINCINNATI, Ohio For the past two days, Ali Akbar and I have been talking to Americans for Prosperity about their grassroots organizing effort here in Ohio. We visited their Columbus office Monday night, talked today to AFP’s Ohio state policy director, Seth Morgan, and drove down here to […]

‘Benghazi Story’, A Tea Party Protest

by Smitty Retired General Norwood gathers some Tea Partiers in Florida to protest CBS 10, demanding the media do their jobs and investigate the Benghazi attack: Barack Obama had better hope he loses next Tuesday. You can’t sit behind the Resolute Desk with this much albatross hanging from your neck. via Bluegrass Pundit Update: Instalanche! […]

Ladd Ehlinger, Jr. Hanging It Up?

by Smitty The latest Ladd Ehlinger continues to delight: It’s with sadness that I read his retirement post there. His edgy work put a great deal of zip into the often boring political discourse, while keeping it rational. Unfortunately, it sounds like the effort to make things boring and predictable has filtered out true creative […]

Raaaaacist, Sexist Republican Cuts Ad For Female Minority Candidate In Utah

by Smitty You can tell the depth and vigor of a candidate’s commitment to Thought Crime by their willingness to compensate for their perfidy: See how a candidate papers over his misogyny and xenophobia with kind words? Don’t believe your lying eyes and ears. Listen to what Uncle Dave Axelrod says: Republicans hate all non-rich, […]

‘We Leave Nobody Behind’

by Smitty Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Top 10 signs you may be Nobody: 10. You have blasphemed the Holy Narrative. 9. You have poked fun at #OccupyResoluteDesk on Twitter. 8. You have attended a Tea Party event. 7. You live in a red state. 6. You are […]

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