The Other McCain

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

Marsha Blackburn, Steel Magnolia

The suggestion that Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee might consider a 2016 Republican presidential campaign is encouraging. One does not wish to see the GOP play a “Me, Too” game of identity politics with the Democrats, yet conservatives must be realistic and practical in our approach to electoral marketing strategy. The reality is that Republicans […]

War to the Knife, Knife to the Hilt

Maybe the National Republican Senatorial Committee thought it was a smart move to play the race card against Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel, but the backlash was overwhelming and it comes at exactly the wrong time for the NRSC’s doomed effort to protect septuagenarian Senator Thad Cochran. Glenn Reynolds, William Jacobson and Vinnie the K […]

NRSC Uses Left-Wing Race Attack Against GOP Senate Challenger Chris McDaniel

You know the Republican Establishment is getting desperate when they stoop to cheap guilt-by-association smears in a GOP primary. That’s National Republican Senatorial Committee “strategist” Brad Dayspring tweeting out a story from (wait for it) Talking Points Memo that is one of the flimsiest guilt-by-association attacks in the history of flimsy guilt-by-association attacks. A moment’s […]

Republican Party Staring Victory Right In The Face, Wetting Itself

by Smitty It isn’t really that difficult to summarize, people. The country is on the wrong course. Technology is being used to enslave, not liberate. You want liberty, and Progressivism is producing legislation/regulation combinations that look like this, printed out: Once more, with feeling: “managed” liberty is not liberty. So, the GOP is all over […]

Let’s Slut-Shame @WendyDavisTexas!

Report: Wendy Davis's real ‘Texas Story’ http://t.co/b1q0gzu3v9 via @dailycaller — Leslee Andersen (@bookgirl8) January 20, 2014 “Over time, the Davises’ marriage was strained. In November 2003, Wendy Davis moved out. Jeff Davis said that was right around the time the final payment on their Harvard Law School loan was due. ‘It was ironic,’ he said. ‘I […]

#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 […]

Joblessness at Record Levels; So Why Does @BDayspring Still Have a Job?

People Not In Labor Force Soar To Record 91.8 Million; Participation Rate Plunges To 1978 Levels – Zero Hedge U.S. job growth weakest in three years – Reuters With such grim economic news in the headlines, you might think that Brad Dayspring, communications director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, would try to avoid doing […]

Arkansas Democrat’s Re-Election Ad: ‘Jesus Told Me to Vote for ObamaCare’

OK, it’s a little more subtle than that, but when Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor voted for ObamaCare four years ago, he knew this Day of Judgment was coming and now he says he’s seen the light: Sen. Mark Pryor is out with a new TV ad offering a Biblical solution to the already heated 2014 […]

Shorter Obama: ‘It Sucks to Be Me’

It’s an endless tsunami of political pain for Obama nowadays. When your signature issue goes sideways, there’s really nowhere to hide when you’re the Leader of the Free World. Has anyone else noted the irony that ObamaCare now is basically “Bush’s War” circa 2006? Everyone is now realizing that this massive failure is an electoral […]

ObamaCare: Death Panels for the DCCC

Democrat 2014 campaign slogan: "Now That We Totally Fucked Up Your Health Insurance, Give Us a Chance to Fuck Up Everything Else, Too." — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) November 14, 2013 Oh, what a difference a week can make! After the unfortunate result in the Virginia gubernatorial election, liberal pundits (and some Republicans) were declaring […]

Dougherty’s Law and the Blame Game: The Truth About Cuccinelli’s Loss

In 2006, Michael Brendan Dougherty described the habitual lament of digruntled Republicans: “If it were more like me, the Republican Party would be better off. It’s failing because it’s like you.” Whenever Republicans lose, we are forced to witness the ugly spectacle of this sectarian internecine blame game re-enacted, a tradition that dates back at […]

When Virginia Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin, The Victim Can Blame Itself

by Smitty UPDATE: Mis-attribution fixed. Sorry, Adjoran. Blame Robert Sarvis. Stacy put about the best possible spin on matters last night. As with Lonegan in NJ, saying the candidate “beat the spread” is thin gruel. I disagree with Adjoran['s responder]: Nope, you can blame Robert Sarvis of the Libertarian Party for Cuccinelli’s defeat. He and […]

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