The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

#NV04 Gets Interesting

My friend Niger Innis declared himself a candidate for Congress in Nevada’s 4th District today. Niger faces a GOP primary contest against a good conservative, and I’ve got some issues on his immigration policy, but (a) he’s my friend and (b) his candidacy may raise the profile of this key 2014 House race: Republican Niger […]

Big Senate, Little House

by Smitty A quaint notion I had in my youth was that wisdom and age were proportional. The older you got, the wiser you got, the further up the food chain you got. Thus (I was a young squid at the time) by the time one made Admiral, one must really Know. What’s. Up. The […]

‘Cracker!’ Says Mendacious Swindler Charlie Rangel, Who Should Be in Prison

Behold, the antonym of honesty speaks! In an interview with the Daily Beast published Friday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested Tea Partiers are the “same group” who fought for segregation during the Civil Rights movement. “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t […]

#SC01 UPDATE: Mark Sanford Cites His Vote for DOMA in Local TV Roundtable

Campaign signs outside Thursday’s debate venue CHARLESTON, S.C. Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford cited his vote for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) during a TV appearance with Republican rival Curtis Bostic, three days before their runoff in the 1st District special congressional election. Appearing in a televised half-hour debate Saturday morning on Charleston […]

#TrustCurtis @Bostic4Congress Campaign Has Eight Days to Stop Sanford in S.C.

The South Carolina runoff is a week from Tuesday and time is of the essence: If South Carolina Republicans nominate disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford in the First District special election, it would be “an off-year election gift” to “the late-night comedians and political press,” Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics wrote Friday. And given […]

S.C. Primary: Will Tea Party Rally Behind Curtis Bostic Against Mark Sanford?

Family values: Curtis Bostic with his wife and five children Dana Loesch this morning expressed disappointment that disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford finished first in the South Carolina GOP congressional special-election primary. But it’s a runoff state, and Sanford only got 37 percent of the vote, while former Charleston City Councilman Curtis Bostic was second with 13 percent […]

The Fight Begins Now: Mid-Term 2014

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland The big headlines out of CPAC this year, as usual, were focused on main-stage speeches by potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016, but that’s still three years away and conservatives cannot afford to look past next year’s mid-term election. So, to me, one of the most important events of this week’s conference was this: […]

What Difference, At This Point, Does It Make Whose Idea The Sequester Was?

by Smitty Oh, the high-minded tones of the apologists, e.g. Mataconis: Therefore, President Obama is incorrect to attempt to place sole responsibility for the sequester on the Republicans. At the same time, though, it’s true that the negotiations that led to the sequester would not have been necessary if Republicans had not insisted in the […]

Congressman @SteveStockmanUS Exposes Obama’s Anti-Gun Spambots

Finally, at least one Republican is getting tech-savvy: A Texas Republican on Monday said President Obama’s gun control campaign is a fraud based on fake messages over Twitter. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) accused Obama of trying to make support for his position look stronger than it really is by flooding Twitter with messages from people […]

GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!

That’s right, folks. Another corrupt Chicago Democrat — but I repeat myself — is on his way to federal prison: With moist eyes and soft voices, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday related to years of using campaign funds for personal expenses that included purchases […]

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife in Court Today

William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has the bulletin: Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. is scheduled to appear in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia at 10:30 a.m. . . . Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Sandra Stevens Jackson is scheduled to appear at the same courthouse at 2:30 p.m. . . . Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. […]

Is ‘Corrupt Democrat’ Redundant?

William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection reports on a congressional ethics investigation that has found “there is substantial reason to believe that Representative Owens accepted payment of travel expenses for an officially connected trip to Taiwan from an impermissible source, resulting in an impermissible gift, in violation of federal law and House Rules.” And by “substantial […]

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