Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

Erick Erickson: “Get on the phone ASAP” and Call Dennis Moore. Keep up the pressure. We’re close to beating the Dems!

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

From Erickson:

Get on the phone ASAP. The vote has not happened and it looks like it won’t until next week. Why? Because we are bringing pressure to bear and the Democrats are having a very hard time keeping a majority on the legislation.

We absolutely cannot falter on this. We must keep up the continuous pressure headed into the weekend. See the list of names below and call, call, call. (more…)

NRO’s Bench Memos on political connections of judicial nominees: ‘Federalist Society, No! La Raza, Si?’

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

NRO:

A commenter at the Weekly Standard Blog reminds us that the Democrats were very, very concerned about the association of John Roberts and Samuel Alito with that well-known extremist group, the Federalist Society.  So we know they’ll be equally interested in Judge Sotomayor’s past (and present?) association with La Raza, right?

Rhodes Cook — CALIFORNIA: THE KEY TO THE ELECTORAL LOCK

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Rhodes Cook:

For Republicans to have any real hope of a comeback in the next presidential election, that will have to change. Over the last few decades, whichever party won California was highly competitive nationally, and the vast majority of the time also won the White House. Meanwhile, whichever party lost California had to struggle hard to cobble together an Electoral College majority that left them little room for error. (more…)

A key constituency for Democrats

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Rasmussen:  “23% Fear Global Warming Will End World – Soon”

Nearly one-out-of-four voters (23%) say it is at least somewhat likely that global warming will destroy human civilization within the next century. Five percent (5%) say it’s very likely.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 66% say it’s not likely that civilization will be destroyed by the year 2100. That includes 27% who say it is not at all likely.

Republicans and unaffiliated voters strongly reject the notion that global warming will end human civilization, but Democrats are more evenly divided—38% think that disastrous outcome is likely while 46% disagree.

Overall, voters are evenly divided over whether there’s an immediate need to take action on global warming. Forty-one percent (41%) believe there is, but the same number (41%) say we can wait a few years to see if the problem is real. Sixty-two percent (62%) of Democrats say we must take immediate action, but 64% of GOP voters say it’s all right to wait a few years. A plurality of unaffiliated voters give the edge to waiting.

Kraske rallies for Democrats

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The Star’s Steve Kraske is the go-to guy for Democratic talking points in Kansas and Missouri:

On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, who will succeed Sebelius, said again that he wouldn’t run for governor in 2010.

So much for the party’s best-positioned candidate for that office.

Sebelius spoke for many Democrats last weekend at the party’s annual Washington Days banquet in Topeka.

“I know there’s a lot of angst among some of you tonight, angst about what’s going to happen … in 2010,” she said. “Are we at the edge of a cliff?”

The answer, the governor insisted, is absolutely not. The party holds four of six statewide offices and a congressional seat.

Democrats have rebounded before, she said. In 2001, the party couldn’t pay its bills. The next year, she won governor.

Republican hypocrisy on budgeting

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

McClatchy: “GOP hates earmarks – except the ones its members sponsor”

WASHINGTON — Republicans are expected to deliver a daylong rant Wednesday against Democratic spending legislation, yet the bill is loaded with thousands of pet projects that Republican lawmakers inserted.

Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, included $142,500 for emergency repairs to the Sam Rayburn Library and Museum in Bonham, Texas. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., joined state colleagues to include $1.425 million for Nevada “statewide bus facilities.” The top two Republicans on Congress’ money committees also inserted local projects.

In all, an estimated $3.8 billion worth of specific projects, called “earmarks,” are in the $410 billion spending bill that the House of Representatives is to vote on Wednesday. Easy passage is expected. The Senate is expected to act soon, too, since federal agencies will run out of money a week from Friday unless new funds are enacted.

House Democrats estimate that Republicans inserted 40 percent of the earmarks in the bill. An independent budget watchdog group, Taxpayers for Common Sense, said the 60-40 Democratic-Republican ratio followed historical patterns.