Archive for August, 2006

Wictory Wednesday Turns Blue

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

This week Wictory Wednesday is highlighting the candidacy of Michael Steele.  It is a closely watched race that is in contention for a GOP and conservative pickup in the Senate.  Currently there are two main contenders for the Democratic nomination, Kweisi Mfume and Ben Cardin.
Michael Steele is something of a mythical candidate to the left; […]

More Allen Negatives

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

People make mistakes.  Some are worse than others.  Some are regretted; others are not.  Some are “youthful indiscressions”.  Some are in the heat of the moment.  Some are one time instances; others are repeated regularly.  All can be forgiven, but some cannot be forgotten.
Yet another story about now-Senator George Allen has surfaced.  This time, he […]

Smokin´ Him Out

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Porkbusters has done an excellent job of narrowing the list of suspects for S.2590, a bill that would make federal spending transparent.  The bill is being sponsored by the most liberal and most conservative members of the Senate, Dr. Tom Coburn and Barak Obama.  They have narrowed the list to eight, including Sen. Ted Stevens, […]

Macaca Comment Hurting Allen, But How Much?

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Two polls from different organizations have now come out since Sen. George Allen´s unfortunate Macaca comment.  Both show the same result: that Allen’s once large lead has evaporated.  That the comments have hurt him is not really debatable.  How much they have hurt him, though, is.

For starters, those who are primarily concerned with the racial […]

Far Out Friday, Minnesota Edition

Friday, August 18th, 2006

If it is true that you can judge a woman by the friends she keeps - and given Amy Klobuchar’s well documented aversion to talking about important issues, what choice to Minnesotan’s have? - Amy Klobuchar simply does not seem the right fit for the state in which she is running.  First there is EMILY’s […]

Nevada Republicans in Lock Step

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Yesterday, Nevada Republicans gave Sen. John Ensign a resounding victory in his primary.  Whether Ensign would win was never in doubt.  When an incumbent faces a weakly contested primary, though, it is sometimes a test of just how strong he is.  Normally, 80-85% of the vote in an uncontested primary is acceptable.  Ensign took about […]

Crimson Tide

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Amid all the doom and gloom that has been readily apparent in Republican chatter for months, a funny thing happened on the way to November.  A crimson tide started rising.  With the puppet masters of the Democrat Party more and more excited about their prospects, they have made the mistake of actually showing people what they´re […]

Aloha Means Goodbye

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Realistically speaking, we never had a shot at stealing the Hawaii Senate seat currently held by dinosaur Senator Daniel Akaka.  How, then, can chances of taking the seat get worse?  Leading Republican candidate Jerry Coffee has suspended his campaign due to heart surgery.
While we dpn´t have a snowball´s chance in Hell of taking this seat, it […]

Same Race, Different Numbers

Monday, August 14th, 2006

A recent Rasmussen poll showed the Nevada Senate race to be highly competitive.  But Mason Dixon tells a different story.  They have Ensign up 21 and at 54%.  This more closely resembles where people thought the race stood.  While the actual state of the race is probably somewhere in between, the Mason Dixon numbers seem much […]

Burns Bounces Back

Friday, August 11th, 2006

In spite of a recent spat over Burns’ comments to Virginia firefighters, Sen. Conrad Burns is now tied with far left rival Jon Tester.  This is significant because it is the best Burns has faired since January, the last time he was tied with Tester.  Burns’ negatives are also down, as it is now only […]