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November 6, 2014

Obamacare cuts a swathe through Democrats

November 5, 2014

Which was the most surprising election result of 2014?

November 5, 2014

Click Comments and discuss. Some suggestions (RCP has all the results in concise form):

Ed Gillespie within a point of Mark Warner in Virginia
Mitch McConnell won by 15
Paul LePage remains Maine’s governor
The polls in Colorado leaned Democrat for a change
Rick Scott held on in Florida
Scott Walker won by 6 in Wisconsin
John Kasich won by 31 points (!) in Ohio
Republicans picked up at least 3 governorships
Republicans picked up 9 Senate seats
Republicans likely won 248 House seats, the most since 1930
Michael Grimm won his House seat by 13 points in New York
Republicans set more records in state legislative races than I can list here
My state senator, Andy Hill, easily overcame millions of attack dollars from hyper-liberal billionaire Tom Steyer

We Predict, They Comply

October 27, 2014

PoliPundit, March 26th: There are election cycles – 2006, 2012 – when some Republican candidates’ big mouths ruin it for everyone. They say the wrong thing, a la Todd Akin, and give the Lying Liberal Media the material it needs to elect Democrats nationwide. But, this year, luck seems to be with the Republicans....

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Another politician done in by immigration?

October 27, 2014

And the latest potential addition to the long list of politicians done in by their support for amnesty is… Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Brown trailed by twelve points in the WMUR Granite State Poll, released on July 1. Two weeks later, he became the first Republican Senate candidate to release an...

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Out, Damn Scot!

September 19, 2014

William Wallace is turning over in his grave. Whatever happened to freeedoooommm?

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I will celebrate Scottish independence

September 8, 2014

Because England will finally be free from the Scottish yoke.

Scots already get to have their own parliament, and substantial autonomy. They decide English matters in the British parliament, while the English have no say in the Scottish parliament.

Moreover, today’s Scots are hard-left socialists who’re almost entirely responsible for the Labour party’s successes in Britain. What would happen if Scotland declared independence on the 18th of this month? Well:

Scottish independence would also transform the electorate in U.K. elections, with only the remaining 59 million Britons eligible to vote. Scottish voters are currently much more hostile than the U.K. electorate overall to free markets — Scots view capitalism as the basis for the Thatcher government’s decision to close unprofitable Scottish industries in the 1980s. Currently, Scotland sends only one Conservative member of parliament to Westminister. The departure of Scottish MPs from Westminster would be dramatic: If 59 Labour-party and Scottish National MPs from Scotland leave Westminster, Tories in the current House of Commons would go from being 21 seats short of a majority to having an outright 20-seat majority. “It is unlikely that without Scotland the rest of the United Kingdom would elect a majority Labour government anytime soon,” says Eamonn Butler of the Adam Smith Institute.

Prime Minister Cameron insists he would not resign from office should Scotland vote itself out of its 300-year-old union with Britain, but there would be enormous public pressure for the “man who lost Scotland” to leave.

That would be an added bonus to Scotland’s independence, since increasingly Cameron — with his milquetoast views on the EU and his enthusiasm for climate-change regulation — has less and less of a claim to being a true ally of liberty. His departure would give British conservatives a chance to elect a new leader who might have a chance of limiting the number of votes lost to the thriving United Kingdom Independence Party and keeping Labour out of office. That could be a so-far-unexplored silver lining of Scotland’s “yes” vote for independence.

PoliPundit regulars might remember that I’ve been beating this drum for some time.

The hour is near. Freedommmmm!

What amnesty does to incumbent Republican senators

August 7, 2014

Here are the vote percentages of Republican senators in contested primaries this year:

Mitch McConnell: 60.2
Lindsey Graham: 56.4
Thad Cochran: 51
Lamar Alexander: 49.9
Pat Roberts: 48

Compare with this chart of recent history:

If GOP senators want to keep surviving by the skin of their teeth in primaries, then they should continue to support amnesty for illegal aliens. If not, they need to mend their ways.

America is now officially the world’s policeman

August 7, 2014

Obama’s flimsy reason for intervening in Iraq:

Obama said he had authorized the strikes because militants from ISIS, which recently renamed itself also known as ISIL, were approaching the city of Erbil, where the U.S. has a consulate.*

“To stop the advance on Erbil, I’ve directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move towards the city,” he said. “We intend to stay vigilant and take action if these terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in Iraq, including our consulate in Erbil and our embassy in Baghdad.”

Since the US has a diplomatic presence in just about every nation on earth, does that mean we will intervene when any city with an American diplomatic presence is threatened?

If only Obama had just come out and told the truth – that we can’t allow a group that’s too extreme for al Qaeda (!!) to gain control of one of the most important countries in the Middle East – who would that have offended?

This is what happens when the president just wants his presidency to end already.

Ad of the Day

August 4, 2014

The Old York Times is good for something after all

July 26, 2014

They have this nice graphic of ultra-liberal Montana Senator John Walsh’s plagiarism. If you’re going to write just 14 pages for your Master’s thesis, surely you can be bothered to write at least half of it yourself…

Amnesty claims another victim

July 23, 2014

To the long list of politicians whose careers were ended by amnesty, we can add Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston. Kingston never actually came out for amnesty, but his primary opponent David Perdue firmly tied him to it in this final ad of the campaign:

Math is Hard – Five Thirty Eight Edition

July 20, 2014

Why more immigration is NOT compassionate

July 13, 2014

Ad of the day

July 1, 2014