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 […]

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