Cartoon via Theo Spark
Sorry, I have to do this again…my computer is running slow because I have too many tabs open, and some of these stories I really want to get out there.
Like Sharron Angle’s voter intimidation complaint against Harry Reid.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid looked like toast a few days before the Nov. 2 election, trailing his Republican challenger Sharron Angle by three or more points in the campaign’s concluding polls, according to RealClearPolitics. But when ballots were counted, Reid had somehow converted that deficit to a nearly six-point margin of victory. Most observers attributed the phenomenal success of Reid’s last-ditch comeback to the Nevada Democratic Party’s highly polished get-out-the-vote “ground game.” But an internal e-mail from a Reid campaign operative to a Harrah’s executive strongly suggests the Reid ground game depended at least in part on breaking the law.
As former Federal Election Commissioner Hans A. von Spakovsky explained Friday in The Examiner, federal law makes it illegal for officials with a Senate campaign to coordinate with corporate or union officials: “Both the Reid campaign and Harrah’s may have violated federal campaign finance law that prohibits in-kind corporate and union contributions to, and coordination with, political campaigns. Corporations and unions may spend money to run ads in support of or opposing a candidate, but they are not allowed to make direct or in-kind contributions to federal candidates. Federal criminal law also prohibits intimidation and coercion of a person exercising his or her right to vote (or not to vote).”
The Justice Department is reviewing a complaint from failed Republican Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle after allegations that Sen. Harry Reid’s campaign engaged in voter intimidation and broke campaign finance law in his re-election campaign.
Laura Sweeney, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, told FoxNews.com on Friday that the department is reviewing the complaint filed by an attorney for Angle that followed a National Review report about internal e-mails among Harrah’s casino executives and a campaign staffer for Reid. The e-mails appear to show the group orchestrating an effort to push Harrah employees to get out and vote for Reid.
Sweeney would not comment further on the status of the review.
So I guess we’ll see where that goes. I can’t imagine it going anywhere given the political nature of Holder’s Dept. of Justice.
Listen up, California. The other 48 states—your cousin New York excluded—are sick of your bratty arrogance. You’re the Lindsay Lohan of states: a prima donna who once showed some talent but is now too wasted to do anything with it.
After enjoying ephemeral highs and spending binges, you suffer crashes that culminate in brief, unsuccessful stints in rehab. This cycle repeats itself every five to 10 years, as the rest of the country looks on with a mixture of horror and amusement. We’d feel sorry for you if you didn’t constantly flip us the bird.
Instead, we’re making bets on how long it will be before your next meltdown. Oh, wait—you’re already melting down.
You’ve racked up nearly $70 billion in general obligation debt, and that doesn’t include your $500 billion unfunded pension liability. Your own analysts predict you’ll face a hole of at least $80 billion over the next four years.
Your government’s run by a brothel of environmentalists, lawyers, public-sector unions and legislative bums. When they’re not taxing or spending, they’re creating regulations and commissions like the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and the California Blueberry Commission. Many businesses would leave if it weren’t for your sunny climate.
Which may explain why you’re so obsessed with climate change. If your climate changes, no one, including your Hollywood friends, would tolerate you anymore. So you’ve created a law to tax carbon emissions—no matter that it will kill jobs.
We’ve tried to help you, California. Some spent millions on campaigns to entice you to change your reckless behavior. And you told them to kick rocks.
So here’s our final warning: When you inevitably crash and burn, don’t count on us to bail you out.
Okay….psssst. Come-ere …… Closer…*looks around* Not sure I should be mentioning this, but……..many of you are probably already following these “White House insider” reports from “Ulsterman”… The Dem insider is anonymous, as is the blogger, Ulsterman, (who claims to be acquainted with the WH insider). Whether these reports are true, or just a figment of Ulsterman’s overactive imagination, they make for very entertaining reading, and they. all. ring. true….Here’s the latest:
How about some feedback on the midterms? Last time we talked you said the Democrats were going to lose up to 60 seats. It was more than that. A pretty tough night for Democrats? Do you think? Christ, it was about as bad a night as it could possibly be. Yes, I said we would lose up to 60 seats. I think at last count it was…65? That is almost too much to comprehend. I knew things were going to be bad for us, but…this was…deplorable. The party is in such a mess right now. My god…it’s just so bad. So incredibly bad.Deplorable? Deplorable that the Democrats lost or that the Republicans won? Both! It didn’t have to be like this – that is what is so sickening about it all. Roll it back to early 2009. We had such an opportunity. With just a little bit more legislative moderation, a more unified tone, some damn common sense – we…the Democratic Party just pissed it all away. Flushed it gone. The president strutted around like some political peacock, the Congressional leadership basically told the opposition to go to hell – numerous times. Attack after attack on the business community…did they really think the American people were going to allow them to get away with mistake after mistake after mistake? Yeah, it’s deplorable the Republicans won so decisively, and it’s deplorable the Democrats made it so easy for them to do so.
Ulsterman’s interviews with the WH insider have supposedly been taking place since September. A full review, here. Again, all of it should be taken with a grain of salt, because it could well be that Ulsterman is just a traffic whore. Or not.
Smug alert: Rachel Maddow is saying stupid things, again…video at iOWNTHEWORLD.
More Maddow smug hackery taken down by Johnny Dollar:
Media Matters owes that poor thing an apology.
See also: Newsbusters: Rachel Maddow’s Claim MSNBC Isn’t A Political Operation Exposed As Nonsense
Okay, Drew says pass the popcorn, Hoyer wouldn’t be running unless winning was a sure thing…
The “Washington Insider” says if Pelosi loses, she’s quitting. No if, ands or buts. We shall see.
Oh, who am I kidding?………..bwahahahaha!
Excellent cartoon by Bosch Fawst at NewsReal: There’s Arrogance, Then There’s Obama