Aug
05
2014
7

When it comes to Rand Paul’s skipping the DREAMER/Steve King discussion…

…Come, I will conceal nothing from you.  I would have stood not on the order of my coming but gone at once, too.

Rand Paul: Whoa, Look At The Time. Yeah, I Have A Thing, So I Gotta Go. But Hey, Nice To Meet You. Oh And If You Want To Finish My Fries, Sure, They’re Yours.

Via @AppFlyer, not really news, just something a little amusing for the late morning.

Some will say this is cowardice. I’d say it’s excellent situational awareness. You see if you suddenly find your self at a table with Congressman Steve “illegal aliens are drug dealers with cantaloupe-calves” King and a young woman introduces herself as an illegal alien you want to be anywhere else in the known universe rather than serve as the backdrop for whatever comes next and is splashed across the internet.

Hell, I would have thrown down a smoke bomb, first.  Or maybe set off an EMP pulse. (more…)

Aug
05
2009
4

DNC to Blue Dogs: Sauve qui peut.

At this point, you’re probably wondering what the heck the DNC was thinking with running this ‘mob’ nonsense.

After all, it seems relatively harsh – not to mention, stupid – to categorize anywhere from 45% (adult votes, CNN) (H/T) to 52% (registered voters, Quinnipiac) (H/T) of the population who have problems with either the entire policy, or the way that the Democrats are presenting it, as a “mob.”  Mobs break things.  These folks are just ticked off voters – and judging from the age levels we’re seeing in the pictures and videos, they’re ticked-off older voters.  That demographic turns out for elections, and the Democrats are openly calling them names.  What gives?

What gives is that a lot of those ticked-off voters live in districts that do not normally concern Democratic strategists.  It’s one thing to have a town hall erupt in vigorous dissent in all of those swing districts; entirely another one to have it happen in areas that matter. With “matter” being defined as “have an impact on the Democratic leadership’s individual races.”  Those areas need to be shored up, and while demonizing one’s opponents doesn’t help you with moderate voters it’s an excellent way to reinforce your appeal to partisan Democrats.  As for the Blue Dogs… well, the Democrats do have got a really big padding in the House.  What does Nancy Pelosi care if she only has a, say, ten vote majority?  She still has the gavel and the title, doesn’t she? So let the ‘conservative’ Democrats eat cake.

Which was, by the way, the stuff that was left over when you baked bread: you rolled it up and shoved it on the baking pan so that the loaves didn’t get dislodged.  The metaphor actually works better that way, in fact.

Moe Lane

PS: Alternatively, you can listen to the critique of Senator Barbara Boxer, who thinks that… I’m not sure what she thinks, but it apparently involves clothing choices.  And Ronald Reagan!  And Al Gore!

I understand that the NRSC had some choice words in response; I look forward to reading them in full.

Crossposted to RedState.

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