Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The visual of the Justices sitting as the crowd (dare I say "mob") of Democrats around them jumped to their feet in exultation of Obama's prevarication was a low point in this already lowly presidency.
Leftists who don't like "conservative" Supreme Court Justices are pretending to be shocked by Alito's dismay:
...the behavior of Justice Alito at last night's State of the Union address...was a serious and substantive breach of protocol that reflects very poorly on Alito and only further undermines the credibility of the Court....The Court's credibility...has — justifiably — declined substantially over the past decade, beginning with Bush v. Gore...
...Justice Alito's flamboyantly insinuating himself into a pure political event, in a highly politicized manner, will only hasten that decline.
To say that Alito's sotto voce behavior was flamboyant is utterly ridiculous.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
- Voted for Nancy Pelosi's radical Cap & Tax Bill
- Voted against new oil drilling in ANWR for energy independence
- Has earned an "F" from the NRA for being "a true enemy of gun owners’ rights...and a consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights."
- Voted against the final surge in Iraq.
- As a supporter of partial birth abortion, he gets a 100% rating from NARAL.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Any Republican who votes for Cap and Trade is a complete sellout because Cap and Trade is big government industrial policy that reaches into everybody's home...
Kirk knew that, he was the one of the ones who was getting all these calls. And he defied the people.
Unfortunately, Kirk's record of recklessness is not limited to his support for Cap and Trade. Let's review who Kirk really is, via Free Republic:
If conservatives come out early next week in an organized fashion, throw a pile of targeted money into Illinois, and rapidly drive up Pat Hughes’ name identification, the polling in Illinois suggests Hughes will win.
He is not polling well against Kirk right now, but then he has significantly lower name identification. All the polling suggests Kirk’s support is very weak and once people find out about Hughes, they break overwhelmingly for Hughes.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
While Facebook and blogs were important to fundraising and messaging, Twitter is what allowed pro-Brown activists to stay in contact with each other, to feed each other news links, and generally to keep up each other's spirits at a time when the radar was showing that Brown had no chance.
I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that this was the first American Twitter revolution.
Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) told us this was coming:
We could move heaven and earth when the American people understand the power of social media, and everybody is simultaneously, of their own free will, asking their elected representatives to take action. There's not an elected official in the nation who could withstand that. And we the people, we'll take back our government — once people understand how easy this is.
The results of the Twitter revolution have been amazing, but the GOP should not take credit:
January 19 was an amazing day for grass-roots conservatism. But the Beltway GOP should be warned against unjustified triumphalism. They were late to the game. Activists still haven’t, and won’t, forget the massive amounts of money Washington, D.C. Republicans wasted on Dede Scozzafava. And Scott Brown quite noticeably didn’t mention the word “Republican” once during his prepared remarks...
The Brown victory was very clearly a strike against machine politics of all kinds and business as usual in Washington. That includes top-down meddling by tired old GOP operatives. The party bosses have tried to install their preferred Senate candidates in Florida, Colorado, and California. They will use Brown’s win to argue for more “mooooooderation.” As I wrote yesterday in my analysis of how Brown unified a center-right-indie coalition, that is not the lesson of the Massachusetts miracle.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Editorially, it’s pretty simple: We’re featuring sites we dig, such as RightKlik and The Other McCain. And sometimes we will highlight lesser known blogs to call attention to new voices (check out Amy Proctor). So we have some content that shows up only in our Tag features (check them out – there’s a topical Tag feed on every page), and other content that we feature under the site’s masthead. We’ll rotate some of these features in and out over time.
Ui2 showcases exceptionally good conservative content (e.g., Hot Air, RedState, American Thinker, Instapundit). Naturally, I'm quite pleased to be featured on the site.
A lot of cool stuff is still in development, so we’ll be changing some things up over the next few months. This weekend we’ll be bringing on a few new feeds, including Legal Insurrection and SCOTUSblog.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I have two reactions to the election in Massachusetts. One, I am disappointed. Two, I feel strongly that the Democratic majority in Congress must respect the process and make no effort to bypass the electoral results.
When did Barney become such a reasonable guy?
I wondered if Scott Brown had carried Barney's district, but I could not find hard data specifically pertaining to Barney's gerrymandered neck of the woods. Just for you, I chased down the data and crunched the numbers.