Archive for June, 2006

Wictory Wednesday Whistles Dixie

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

This week Wictory Wednesday is supporting the reelection of Virginia Senator George Allen.
Sen. Allen is a fiscal conservative and introduced legislation to require a balanced budget.  He also supported a law that would dock Congressional pay if members failed to produce a budget by October 1.  The idea that legislators should be penalized for failure […]

Chafee: Congress Doesn´t Matter

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Today, Sen. Lincoln Chafee cast the deciding vote to defeat an amendment that would have restored to Congress one of its authorities that has been revoked by the Supreme Court.  Nearly two decades ago, the Supreme Court ignored the text and intent of the Constitution, defining the freedom of speech to include the burning of […]

Another Reason to Keep Barbara Boxer in the Minority

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

With tensions boiling over in the Middle East and a possible military conflict between Israel and Egypt in Gaza, it is worth asking whether the United States can afford to take a craps shoot on Democrat control of either house of Congress.  The Democrats´ “solution” to the current fiscal responsibility in Washington is to downsize, […]

Dean to Help Conserve Republican Majority

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Howard Dean will offer his own contribution to the effort to maintain the Republican Senate Majority this Thursday when he makes an appearence in Tuscon, Arizona.  The liberal Democrat will be there to rally the ten liberals in the state as they try in vain to unseat conservative Sen. Jon Kyl.  Dean’s trip will remind […]

Laffey Gains on Chafee

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Daring to poll a race that few others have, Rhode Island College last week asked Republicans for whom they plan to vote in the Senate primary. Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey now leads incumbent Sen. Lincoln Chafee.  The news comes as the uncumbent must decide whether to continue to run as a Republican or to petition for […]

Wictory Wednesday: Diana Irey Edition

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Diana is running against Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania.  This race began as what seemed to be an uneventful race against an incumbent who not only didn´t expect competition, but is planning on making a run to become House Minority Leader.
Diana Irey served for ten years as commissioner of Washington County and served on a […]

Casey Creates Daylight

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

RS´s sole endorsed Democrat, Bob Casey, Jr., has reopened daylight between himself and incumbent Sen. Rick Santorum.  His lead now stands at 18 points, and he comes in just over 50% himself.  The lead in the new poll is notable because it confirms a recent Rasmussen poll that showed Casey reopening a wide lead.  The […]

Administrative Note

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Apologies for the lack of updates lately.  While I will attempt to resume updating the blog at least daily, I am currently traveling, meaning that access to internet cafes will be hit or miss.  I shall do my best, but please bare with me.

Thompson Opts Out of Senate Race

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Having remained undecided on a possible Senate bid long enough to ensure that he was the only viable Republican in a potential race against incumbent Sen. Herb Kohl, Tommy Thompson announced Monday that he would not challenge the incumbent Senator.  This is yet another instance in which a politician’s ego has gotten in the way […]

Wictory Wednesday: Flag Day Edition

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Yesterday, Rhode Island’s conservative Senate candidate called on the liberal incumbent to do something that he has not done in the past: defend the American flag.  Siding with the nearly 100,000 veterans in the state, Laffey made the case that those who have fought bravely to defend the nation should not be subject to having […]