Archives for: October 2009
By Carole on Oct 31, 2009
Republican state Assemblywoman Dierdre Scozzafava suspended her campaign today for New York's 23rd District's congressional seat. Since this removed the probability that the Republican vote would be split between Ms. Scozzafava and Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, a Hoffman victory is all but certain over Democrat Bill Owens in the strongly conservative district. But if you blinked, you missed the liberal media's coverage of today's development.
By Carole on Oct 30, 2009
In these final days of the campaign for the Virginia Governor's office, Democrats have dropped all pretense of the race having anything at all to do with the state of Virginia. Standard procedure at this stage of a modern campaign calls for volunteers to span out to every neighborhood leaving a pamphlet or flyer or some other promotional item at every door. Democrat Creigh Deeds' campaign workers are doing exactly that but the promotional material with which they are papering the state of Virginia barely mentions the actual candidate while prominently featuring the man this election is really about for their party.
By Carole on Oct 29, 2009
There has been plenty of talk about next week's gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia; how victory by either or both of the Republican candidates would be a rejection of the Obama administration and its policies. But there's also a special election in New York Congressional District 23 being held on Tuesday that may send that same message even if the Democrat wins.
By Carole on Oct 28, 2009
Republican Chris Christie has called his last week of campaigning to defeat incumbent New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine (D) his 'Countdown to Change' tour. He also called his opponent's final week the 'Save me from Myself' tour as Corzine's final events feature President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden. (source) The Democrats seem to be throwing anything and anyone into the mix who might distract voters from the state the state has fallen into during Corzine's time in office.
By Carole on Oct 27, 2009
It hasn't been a good day for Team Obama today. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) just announced that he would back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill. According to the Senator, "We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now." (source) In case there was any doubt, Senator Lieberman's statement guarantees that Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) will not have the votes he needs to get his health care reform bill passed.