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  • just a conservative girl 10:32 AM on 12/17/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: demint, haley, , senate,   

    Senator Tim Scott – Gov. Halley Chooses Congressman Scott to Replace Senator Jim DeMint – Updates 

    I knew I liked Nikki Haley for a reason.

    Simply awesome choice.  He is great conservative, and does it without being a bomb thrower.  LOVE HIM

    See full press conference here.  


  • Jill 12:44 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Maureen Dowd, Salahi, senate, ,   

    Quick reads 

    Octomom advocates for PETA? Video here.

    Men of the people: What are these ‘ATMs’ you speak of?. Via Liberty Pundits.

    Initial jobless claims rise the only way they ever do, unexpectedly.

    How about a padded bra for your seven year-old single lady?

    There’s (almost) no stopping those publicity-crazy Salahis.

    From David Freddoso, lying weasels and the weasels who defend them.

    Maureen Dowd on Elena Kagan and the unfair distinction between single and unmarried. Doth Maureen protest too much?

    Sorta cross-posted at P&P, here and here.

  • Mary Sue 3:15 AM on 05/18/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Connecticut Senate, Richard Blumenthal, Rob Simmons, senate   

    CT Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal lied about service in Vietnam 

    Via Hot Air:
    The New York Times delivered a stunning blow to the candidacy of CT Attorney General Richard Blumenthal with a bombshell report he  lied about his military service during the Vietnam War:

    “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.”

    There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.

    The deferments allowed Mr. Blumenthal to complete his studies at Harvard; pursue a graduate fellowship in England; serve as a special assistant to The Washington Post’s publisher, Katharine Graham; and ultimately take a job in the Nixon White House.

    In 1970, with his last deferment in jeopardy, he landed a coveted spot in the Marine Reserve, which virtually guaranteed that he would not be sent to Vietnam. He joined a unit in Washington that conducted drills and other exercises and focused on local projects, like fixing a campground and organizing a Toys for Tots drive.

    Blumenthal responded with a weak attempt at spinning rather than refuting the allegations in The New York Times report.  He has been caught on several occasions either distorting or leaving a false impression he served in Vietnam without having the decency to correct the record.  He dishonors those who served in Vietnam in his failure to note his service fell far short of those who did indeed serve.  Nevertheless, Blumenthal intends on holding a press conference today with Veterans at his side.

    Nate Silver states he could not vote for Blumenthal in good conscience. While Silver seems to believe CT Democrats have a deep bench to draw from, those challenging Blumenthal for the Democratic nomination have not had the impact in polls Blumenthal enjoyed.    Blumenthal’s advantage in the polls may have all but evaporated tonight.  Prospects for Republican Rob Simmons may have just improved immensely.

    • Jill 6:45 AM on 05/18/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Incredible. Richard Brookhiser comments:
      This is a mystery of the human heart. How can anyone lie about his military service? It is surely one of the easiest biographical items to fix with certainty. And yet it happens time and again. Who is the Republican running against Blumenthal? Unless he’s Baron Munchausen, put “Senator” before his name.

    • Quite Rightly 9:02 AM on 05/18/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Truth obviously means nothing to Richard Blumenthal. In his mind, the people of Connecticut exist as objects for him to manipulate. And he’s got a lot of company in politics. It’s sickening.

      • Sherry 3:19 PM on 05/18/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Memo to Dems and Liberals: Don’t bother to carry water for this man; it’s an insult to your intellegence to give this serial decades old liar the time of day.

        • Sherry 3:21 PM on 05/18/2010 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry for the bad spelling. Ugh. Hate when that happens.

  • Mary Sue 2:00 AM on 04/16/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , NRSC, senate   

    Crist Campaign Source: Crist will announce independent run today 

    Via Dan Riehl
    All signs today pointed to the possibility on Thursday, now Fox News 35 is a reporting a source inside the Crist campaign has said Crist will announce on Friday he will run as an independent:

    Dr. Rick Foglesong is the President of the faculty at Rollins College, one of our political analysts who has time and time again predicted a run by the governor as an independent. And now, he says he has a source inside the Crist campaign staff.

    Dr. Foglesong said, “A person I know in the Charlie Crist campaign has told me Charlie Crist would veto the merit pay bill, and he did. Further, he said he would announce tomorrow, that’s Friday, that he would run as an independent.”

    Fox 35’s Tracy Jacim asked, “Where is this supposed to happen?” Dr. Foglesong said, “South Florida.” Jacim asks, “Miami?” Foglesong said, “Yes.” Jacim asks, “How reliable is this source?” Foglesong replied, “I trust the source.”

    Fox 35 contacted the Crist campaign staff by e-mail, and they would neither confirm nor deny this claim, and expressed surprise we were asking.

    But a new Quinnipiac poll of 1,250 registered republicans offers support to the theory. It shows the governor badly trailing former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in the GOP primary with only 33 percent of the vote to Rubio’s 56 percent.

    Fox News was not able to find a campaign event for Crist in Miami today, nor did that seem to be the most convincing portion of Dr. Foglesong’s statement.    Senator John Cornyn commented on the potential for a Crist independent run saying, I would think that would be the end of his political career as a Republican, so I doubt that will happen. Whether Crist will attempt a career-ending run as an independent remains to be seen. Senator Cornyn and the NRSC own this fiasco, however.   If Crist runs as an independent, he won’t be the only one facing the backlash of an angry mob.

    • fuzislippers 2:02 PM on 04/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Haven’t been following this one closely, but it sounds like polls show Crist winning as an indie? If so, and as he can’t win as a rep, it’s not that surprising that he’d go for it to keep his job. I still hope that the polls are wrong/things change and Rubio wins. The very last thing we need is a successful indie in 2010 giving stupid third party ideas to others and ensuring democratic majorities for the last days of our republic (ushered in, of course, by that very extended dem control). In other words, I could care less about Crist and wish he’d just go away quietly now that it’s clear reps don’t want him, like a decent human being and patriot. That he won’t speaks volumes.

  • Jill 7:30 PM on 03/10/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , senate   

    On notice 

    The Hill:

    All 41 GOP senators signed a letter to Reid pledging to uphold the “Byrd rule,” which requires that all elements of a bill passed using budget reconciliation rules be strictly related to the budget.

    The GOPers’ pledge amounts to a threat to block any changes sought by Senate Democrats on issues like abortion or immigration, or perhaps the reintroduction of the public option to the healthcare bill.

    “We wish to inform you that we will oppose efforts to waive the so-called Byrd Rule during Senate consideration of any reconciliation bill concerning health reform,” the senators wrote. “As it takes 60 votes to waive the Byrd Rule, we can ensure that any provision that trips the Byrd Rule will be stripped from the bill, which will require that the bill be sent back to the House for further consideration and additional votes.”

    More from Allahpundit.

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