Rassmussen reports shows that when we celebrate the 98th birthday of the late President Ronald W. Reagan,we should remember that that his values still live. While President Obama would like the GOP to forget about listening to Hannity and Limbaugh, their core message of getting back to Reaganism has support from 85% of Republicans. What is even more interesting is this phrase. Ronald Reagan isn’t just a Republican thing anymore. No wonder the Democrats fear Michael Steele and those who would get the GOP back to basics. Fifty-six percent (56%) of U.S. voters say the Republican Party should return to the views and values of the iconic 40th president of the United States to be successful, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say the GOP should move away from the Reagan legacy, and 15% aren’t sure which is the best course to follow. Eighty-five Read more
Note: The Press has asked for my reation to the election of Michael Steele as the GOP Chairman. “I am enthusiastic as an early supporter of his. This party has new life.” David Anderson Dear Team Steele: How about that? You did it! The grassroots leadership of the Republican Party has ignited a revolution – and we’ve got change at the top! Forty-thousand Republicans banded together at the grassroots level and we did it. You have worked hard for this party for years, and today you were heard! Now, I have to prepare you for something: I’m gonna put you to work. Your ideas, your energy, your principles, your spirit, your innovations – that’s how YOUR RNC will take back our majorities from the courthouse to the White House. I can’t thank you enough for your support. I’m humbled and honored – and like you, I’m ready for the challenge. Michael Steele
NH Sen Judd Gregg, a Republican, is being considered for the Sec of Commerce job. I’ll give credit to the Dems for their effort to get to a 60 vote majority in the Senate. Given the fact NH as a Democratic Gov, it will be interesting to see if he takes the bait. Read about it Here
In Congress and the boardroom, failure to recognize a new era. - Peggy Noonan"It looks like a win but feels like a loss. President Obama could have made big history here. Instead he just got a win. It's a missed opportunity. But do you know anyone, Democrat or Republican, dancing in the street over this? You don't. Because most everyone knows it isn't a good bill, and knows that its failure to receive a single Republican vote, not one, suggests the old battle lines are hardening. Back to the Crips versus the Bloods. Not very inspiring. The president will enjoy short-term gain. In the great circle of power, to win you have to look like a winner, and to look like a winner you have to win. He did and does. But for the long term, the president made a mistake by not forcing the creation of a bill Republicans could or should have supported. What was needed? Not pork, not payoffs, not eccentric Read more
Blago is gone! It’s only a matter of time before the voters realize that the Lt Gov was willing to ride the meal ticket and looked the other way up until the point the FBI got involved. This should be an easy GOP pick off. Ditto the Senate seat – yeah they’re gonna re-elect the Blago pick…not. New York just installed a junior Senator who is ripe for the old switch-a-roo as soon as we get near the majority. She’s the best Republican in the senate and she’s a D! One at a time folks. One at a time. BTW, does anyone know when the new GOP Gov of AZ gets sworn in? I love the fact they gave it up unchallenged. My fellow GOPers only one direction we can go (and don’t forget it)…it’s up!
Now this guy is a real fan. A mooch, yes, but I’d say all is forgiven. Face it, I’m jealous of this guy’s oomph!
The Stimulus bill before Congress includes $360 million to potentially be used to put on transsexual beauty pageants and erotic art shows. The Democrats understand Stimulus, but you have to wonder if they have a clue about economics.
UD leaders take pay cut Kudos to President Harker, Provost Dan Rich and Executive Vice President Scott Douglass for recognizing that every little bit helps.
The Congressional Budget office reported that a significant part of the Stimulus package won't hit the economy for more than 2 years. Some of these programs are worthy and some may be of questionable worth, but it is not the merits of the programs which I will question. In the greatest of ironies, the government is being hampered by regulation. Why do we have so many regulations that urgent projects take years to start? This entire recession has been called a paper recession. We are not here because of a lack of regulation, but as a result of poor regulation. Energy, banking, and mark to market rules were seen as problems years ago, but we were so slow to change even when we saw the problems that we were slammed. We could see the mortgage crisis building in 2002. Changes were recommended but blocked. We saw a credit crisis and made it harder to clear debt in bankruptcy. We saw that Read more
All (Bloggers, traditional Journalists, any Delaware publication with a story of interest and even just commentators) please join the following "community". I just created: http://www.reddit.com/r/DelawarePolitics/ Please submit your stories here once you write it and post it. This will allow us to "vote" stories up or down (click on the arrows next to each story). I just submitted a few tonight to get it going, but you will have to be responsible for your own submissions from now on. I had a couple of issues as I tried to go to a few blogs, because the individual posts did not have links (I hope I'm wrong). If that is in fact the case, please find a work around so that we can have everyone participate. Lastly the site is for Delaware centric stories, so as moderator, I will remove posts that do not have a nexus to Delaware. I hope we can kick this off the ground and I appreciate Read more
Delaware Rep. Greg Lavelle who sponsored the transparency package and led the fight to protect the mentally ill in our state hospital. It took a little while to get enough votes back, but it is official. The runner up is Governor Ruth Ann Minner in the for good or ill category. It is nice when the good guys win.
America is the greatest nation in two thousand years. No one nation has advanced the cause of human dignity more in that time. It is the place where human rights such as life, liberty, and universal right to own property emerged as central governing principles. It has served as a beacon to the world. Unfortunately, there have been times where we have allowed some portion of our government to undermine our core principles. One such time was the Roe v. Wade ruling. It is bad enough that Roe pretended not to know what is self obvious in science, logic, and religion, that life begins at conception. The ruling pretended not to know when life began at all. The ruling violated legal reasoning, precedent, constitutional restraints on the federal government, the 5th and 14th amendments, and the laws of all 50 states. Even the 5 states which disgracefully declared they would close Read more
I can't believe I'm writing this, but I have to come to this conclusion because there is no other explanation for Obama to have re-taken the oath. I know it sounds crazy, but it is an indisputable fact that he re-took it, so I have to conclude that Obama knew he was not sworn in properly and therefore called Chief Justice Roberts back to re-administer the oath! In Section 1 of Article 2 of the the US Constitution states that that the President must take the oath to become president. "Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." . The 20th Amendment; however states "the terms of the President and Vice President shall end Read more
As reported on FoxNews Rep John Murtha has offered his district in PA as the place they should transfer the detainees now located in GITMO. I’m sure our neighbors are really excited about this development. Full Story
Cool site - The Obameter: Tracking Obama's Campaign Promises PolitiFact has compiled about 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign and is tracking their progress on our Obameter. We rate their status as No Action, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken. - PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in American politics. Tracking Obama’s promises Promise Kept 6 Compromise 0 Promise Broken 0 Stalled 1 In the Works 14 No Action 489 Read more
NY Post reports Caroline Kennedy withdraws her name. Full Story Update: She found out she was not going to be chosen.
Lt. Governor Matt Denn gave a clarion call of sacrifice today during his address. That is usually Democrat code for a legal mugging is coming. Especially when combined with his gratuitous blasting of Ronald Reagan. I found it unsettling at best. Asking if you are better off is not corrosive. It is basic. Is government really working? Is what we are doing giving us results? I understand that people expecting to control their own destiny, money, families, and lives would be offensive and corrosive to the values of the left wing. This budget crisis should call us back to rugged individualism since we realize that government cannot provide all things to us. Instead, the honorable Matt Denn wants us to sacrifice what we have left for his collective. If we have other ideas, we are corrosive. Read more
From my Twitter update today:
Bailout America: Since taxpayer money has been used to bailout creditors, why do taxpayers still owe them unsecured debt?
It's starting to get ridiculous. Baltimore Mayor Sheila A. Dixon was charged in a 12-count indictment. Her former boyfriend and developer Ronald H. Lipscomb was also charged earlier this week. Note: She was not fortunate enough to have prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald pull the plug on the investigation (her's went on for three years!). "Dixon, a Democrat, has been the target of a nearly three-year probe by State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh into corruption at City Hall, an investigation that has centered on allegations that Dixon has used her office to award lucrative contracts to various people including her sister, her then-boyfriend and her former campaign chairman." This week, a Baltimore City grand jury indicted two others in the City Hall probe. Councilwoman Helen L. Holton, 48, a West Baltimore Democrat, was charged with accepting a bribe and with perjury, and malfeasance Read more
Roland Burris is the junior senator from Illinois, period. He was appointed legally and now you have a bunch of buffoons acting like they don't understand the law. 1. The Secretary of State MUST certify the selection (he doesn't get a vote); that's the law. He HAS to sign, seal, deliver and file ALL documents sent to him by the Governor as spelled out in the duties of the Sec of State. 2. Senator Burris is fully qualified to serve in the chamber. Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution sets three qualifications for senators: 1) each senator must be at least 30 years old, 2) must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past nine years, and 3) must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they seek to represent. Where it states the Senate (not the judiciary) is the sole judge of a Senator's qualifications, they are referring to reviewing ONLY Read more
Obama's pick to head the CIA might have a hard time getting confirmed. “I was not informed about the selection of Leon Panetta to be the CIA Director. I know nothing about this, other than what I’ve read,” said Senator Feinstein, who will chair the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 111th Congress. “My position has consistently been that I believe the Agency is best-served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.” Hearings should be interesting. Note: His pick for Deputy has local ties having graduated from St Andrews in Middletown - Retired ADM Dennis C. Blair Read more
It seems we can’t play the part of the loyal opposition without being called names on his site. Here is my gift to Jason and gang, so all he needs now is a uniform and a salute.
New Mexico Governor cites pending investigation of business dealings Full Story I guess Carville is on the money – “Math and history suggest Dems will get caught up in more scandals, Carville says” “With two big Democratic elections in a row, Democrats now hold a larger majority — 340 U.S. representatives, senators and governors. Simple math and history point to the fact that the more elected officials a party has in office, the more likely its politicians will get caught up in some sort of scandal.”
Seems like Senator-designate Roland Burris thinks so. Harry Reid doesn't think an African American male can hold the seat in 2010, so he wants to pick the candidate himself. FYI, white women only need apply (Asians are ok). The following excerpts from a a recent call - "But Reid’s office isn’t backing down on its plan to not seat Burris — and top advisers to Burris are suggesting that Reid doesn’t want an African-American to succeed Obama. “It’s interesting that all those who are viable are white women and the ones who are unacceptable are black men,” Prince Riley, a senior consultant to Burris, told Politico. Riley was alluding to a Chicago Sun-Times story Saturday indicating that Reid called Blagojevich on Dec. 3, shortly before the governor was arrested on corruption charges, including the allegation that he'd tried to sell Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder. In Read more