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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Did Harry Reid Threaten His Wife to Get Her to Work on His Reelection Campaign?

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-AZ) has a history of saying things that make you scratch your head such as when he asserted that then candidate Barack Obama could win the 2008 presidential race because he is light-skinned and only talks with a negro dialect when convenient. Well, yesterday he claimed: "I met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand," Reid said on the Senate floor. "Why? Men don't have jobs." He went on to say "Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive."

Is that code language to warn his wife that she needs to campaign hard for his reelection? Just asking. Heck, if the left can consider every other thing said by conservatives to be code language for racist intentions then we should be able to break the code of the nutty stuff the left is always saying.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Breaking News: Another Democrat Senator Decides to Retire

A month ago we were somewhat surprised when two Democrat senators, Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) decided to retire at the end of their current term rather than face the voters in November. Since then several Democrat congressmen have decided not to run for reelection signaling an understanding of how difficult an electoral environment Democrats face this year. The most notable announcement was Rep. Patrick Kennedy's last week. Now, this morning we get word that Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) is also retiring. Bayh's announcement would normally be pretty shocking. He is the son of a popular Indiana senator and considered to be well liked himself and remembered in Indiana as a successful governor. It is a sign of wide spread discontent that a senator like Bayh who would normally be a shoe in for reelection is not even bothering to run. He must be seeing some awfully poor internal polling numbers to make this decision. Bayh is not a left wing extremist like some Dems. He is fairly moderate and has been frustrated by the far left Chicago style tactics of the Obama administration. I don't think we've seen the last of Bayh. It would not be surprising to see him challenge for the Dem presidential nomination some time in the future.

This race just shifted from likely Dem retention to near certain Republican gain as former senator Dan Coats should coast to an easy victory now.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Breaking News: Rep. John Murtha Died

Suddenly the U.S. House of Representatives is slightly less corrupt.

Coincidence? I think not.

Not to dance at the man's passing, but he (as well as the voters who continued to vote him back into office) exemplified everything that is wrong with our political process.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Overheard on Groundhog Day

Just heard that Kanye West declared "Punxsutawney Phil doesn't care about cold people."

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