Category: 2012 Elections
Some Obama Background
There has been much criticism from conservatives that the media did no due diligence on Barack Obama leading up to the 2008 election. Or since. Perhaps that is just beginning to change; hereis an instructive article by Howard Kurtz on Obama's membership in the socialist New Party, as recently as 1996. But of course, he isn't a …
Hudgins Gets An Award – But What For?
According to the Renton Reporter, 11th District representative Hudgins received an award from Washington Conservation Voters. Reading the blurb, , its not immediately apparent what the award was for, other than something trivial. This environmental group must think Hudgins' re-election bid is in trouble. Could that be because Hudgins gave the finger to the 11th …
Does The Market Speak?
Wow! The best day on the market in quite a while, and it comes the day after a big defeat for Obama in Wisconsin. Is it a coincidence? Or is the market speaking?
In the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election - described as the second most important election of 2012 - common sense has triumphed over union thuggery. In a heavy turnout, the voters overwhelmingly gave governor Scott Walker the chance to continue his outstanding work. We can only hope that Washington voters will show the same perceptiveness later this …
Barack Obama And Jimmy Carter
You have to love this: the UK's Daily Telegraph is comparing Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter, and looking at their relative strenth in the polls.
Michael Barone On Obama’s Vanishing 53%
The always worth-a-look Michael Barone has a piece about Barack Obama's 53% vote tally of 2008, and why that may no longer be an accurate benchmark.
Thompson For Washington State Senate
Kristin Thompson has announced that she is running for the vacant 11th Legislative District Senate seat. This is a great opportunity for the 11th district to get some genuine representation in Olympia for all of us, not just for union members. Here is Kristin's web site.
The Upside For Biden
When Barack Obama announced he was running for president, I thought maybe he was joking. What convinced me Obama was unserious was when he picked Joe Biden for his running mate. Even Al Qaeda has sussed Joe out, and thinks he's not worth much. For Joe, that's about the extent of the upside. Here is a …
The Party Of Civil Rights
There's an excellent - if long - article in the National Review, describing the Republican party's long record of support for civil rights; and the Democratic party's equally long record of bitter opposition.