The Other McCain

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

Never Let a Crisis, Etc.

Democrat shamelessness is highly contagious: After [ABC “This Week”] host  George Stephanopoulos highlighted how “Nate Silver’s team at FiveThirtyEight gives the GOP a 59% of retaking the Senate” [former Obama administration official] Van Jones shamefully urged Democrats to use Ebola as a talking point in 2014: We can’t let the Republicans get away with some […]

Senate Poll Wars

Less than seven weeks before Election Day 2014, the epic struggle to control the media narrative continues: Democrats are now (very slightly) favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab, The Post’s statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. Election Lab puts Democrats’ chances of retaining their majority at 51 […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 09.11.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Obama Promises No Long War Against ISIS; Some Legislators Skeptical Dem Senators Begich, Udall skeptical that president can keep that promise Saudi Arabia to host “train-and-equip” program against Islamic State Obama orders airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State Plan poses test for Democrats, Republicans alike EU Delays Sanctions As […]

Nate Silver: Almost 2-to-1 Chance Republicans Win Senate Majority

The poll guru himself phrases it as a percentage — 65.1% — but the overall situation looks very good for the GOP: The bottom line is not much has changed. The FiveThirtyEight forecast model gives Republicans a 65.1 percent chance of winning the Senate with the new polling added, similar to the 63.5 percent chance that […]

Can Mitch McConnell Survive?

Sam Youngman of the Daily Beast has a feature-style article about the annual Fancy Farm barbecue in Kentucky that is the traditional kickoff of the campaign season there, focusing on the Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell rolled up his sleeves and walked to the podium […]

Millionaire Transsexual Bankrolls PAC for Son’s Florida Democrat Campaign

Martine Rothblatt (left); Gabriel Rothblatt (right). Next time Democrats claim that Republicans are “the party of the rich” or complain about millionaires using PACs to funnel big money into politics, just mention this weird story about the Democrat candidate for Congress in Florida’s 8th District: A congressional candidate in Florida is getting a boost from […]

Ditch Mitch?

Who was ultimately responsible for the evil Mississippi primary campaign that smeared supporters of Chris McDaniel as racists? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, that’s who. The GOP Establishment Incumbent Protection Machine and the big-money donors who fund it have been determined to eradicate the Tea Party movement in the 2014 campaign cycle. This is McConnell’s […]

Democrats Dump Obama

Hope and Change have become a campaign liability: Obama’s approval ratings are in the basement and show no signs of improving, so Democrats are keeping their distance. On the stump, in campaign ads and at fundraisers, Obama’s absence is increasingly conspicuous. Democrats are voicing their displeasure with his policies and campaign advisers are telling candidates […]

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