October 23, 2009

GOP elites, base at odds

Filed under: General politics — Alexander Omega @ 6:18 pm

Rasmussen has a new poll:

Just 15% of Republicans who plan to vote in 2012 state primaries say the party’s representatives in Congress have done a good job of representing Republican values.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 73% think Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters from throughout the nation. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

I’m guessing that 15% is the left-wing/blue-blood GOP, while the 12% are the moderates.



Filed under: General politics — Alexander Omega @ 9:16 am
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From James Taranto:

Once–until, oh, a year or so ago–the left used to insist that dissent was patriotic. Now that they are in power, they are indignant at the discovery that their power is not absolute. What a strange and insular bunch they are.

October 22, 2009

A Hoffman endorsement?

Filed under: Sarah Palin — Alexander Omega @ 3:57 pm
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I haven’t commented on the Doug Hoffman/Dede Scozzafava race in New York because (1) I’m not anywhere near there, (2) it hasn’t had a lot to do with the main topic of this blog, and (3) “GOP establishment pushes incompetent leftist/moderate over solid conservative” is sort of a dog-bites-man story these days.

That being said, NRO’s Campaign Spot has an interesting rumor:

Don’t take this to the bank, at least not yet. But somebody who seems to be in a position to know what’s coming down the pike in New York’s special election tells me that he’s hearing Sarah Palin will publicly endorse Conservative Doug Hoffman over Republican Dede Scozzafava.

Palin, at least, seems to understand the problem with the GOP is not that it’s not leftist enough. Does any other national figure?

UPDATE: It’s true.

A kindergarten mentality

Filed under: General politics — Alexander Omega @ 3:51 pm

Yes, the Obama administration actually said this:

We kept ourselves from … responding, `I am rubber, you are glue,'” Dunn said.

UPDATE: Shut up, they explained.

October 21, 2009

Bogus poll alert: Gallup

Filed under: General politics — Alexander Omega @ 1:26 pm

Gallup has a new poll that purports to show Sarah Palin’s popularity has undergone a “slide,” according to the headline.

As always with all things Gallup, though, it pays to pay attention to the poll internals. They note that this is a poll of “


Filed under: General politics — Alexander Omega @ 11:04 am

Turns out the Energy Star rating is given to most applicances on the honor system.

But don’t worry: the government will be much more careful when they oversee your health care!

October 20, 2009

Sarah to appear on Oprah

Filed under: Sarah Palin — Alexander Omega @ 6:02 pm
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Hope this works out better than granting appearances to other Obama-supporting leftists (Couric, Gibson) did.

October 19, 2009

A “calm critique”

Filed under: Sarah Palin — Alexander Omega @ 10:06 pm
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Amazingly, pointing to the emergence of “death panels” is “incendiary” – but actually proposing them somehow isn’t.

And is it just me, or does the unflattering photo look Photoshopped? Nah. The leftist major media would never do that…

October 16, 2009


Filed under: Sarah Palin — Alexander Omega @ 10:06 pm
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Sarah has a new article up at National Review:

Given that we’re spending billions of stimulus dollars to rebuild our highways, it makes sense to think about what we’ll be driving on them. For years to come, most of what we drive will be powered, at least in part, by diesel fuel or gasoline. To fuel that driving, we need access to oil. The less use we make of our own reserves, the more we will have to import, which leads to a number of harmful consequences. That means we need to drill here and drill now.

Read it all here.

October 12, 2009

Spot the fool

Filed under: Sarah Palin — Alexander Omega @ 12:32 pm
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This is rich.

Sarah Palin, the former vice-presidential Republican candidate, on Wednesday sought to link the dollar decline to rising US indebtedness and dependence on foreign oil. “We can see the effect of this in the price of gold, which hit a record high today in response to fears about the weakened dollar,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

“The dollar has always been a testosterone issue among America’s political classes,” said Norm Ornstein, a veteran analyst at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

“This time there may be a legitimate debate to be had over the dollar’s reserve status, but Sarah Palin is not qualified to participate in it.”

Link here.

The AEI may be nominally conservative, but Ornstein certainly is not. He’s best known for either skits on leftist “comedy” shows (Stewart, Colbert, Franken) or for drafting parts of McCain-Feingold. Neither were as entertaining as he apparently thinks.

Of course, what’s really funny is that Ornstein’s not qualified to have a voice in an economic discussion, either, by his standard. He’s no economist; he’s a political scientist.

What Ornstein is saying is that those of us without advanced degrees from Ivy League institutions should sit down, shut up, and open our wallets while our betters tend to everything. How’s that worked so far, Normy?

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