Category Archives: Elections
After what Rep. Gohmert (R-TX) calls “years of broken promises” by Republican leadership in Congress, fiscal conservatives and Tea Party Republicans in the US House of Representatives may finally have a chance to get a more like-minded Speaker of the House. The vote in the US House will happen on Tuesday, and many conservative leaders, like FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe, quoted Sunday by The Hill, are strongly encouraging Republican voters to call their representatives and ask them to vote for an alternative to Boehner, like Gohmert or Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), who has also announced his candidacy:
Speaker Boehner has kicked fiscal conservatives off committee positions for voting against his wishes, caved on numerous massive spending bills at the eleventh hour, and abused the legislative process to stomp out opposition by holding surprise votes and giving members little time to actually read the bills before they vote.
I’ve been spending time tonight emailing my representative, and I plan to call tomorrow, as well. If you don’t know who your representative is, please go to the Congressional Website HERE and click on your state. Please make your wishes known.
But there is one Senate race still undecided in Louisiana and that’s our man Bill Cassidy against Mary “I live in Washington, D.C. but I list my residence as my parents’ basement in LA so I can vote here” Landrieu.
A runoff means more campaigning, more advertising and more expenses. While it is true that the DSCC has officially withdrawn their ad buys for their dubious candidate, I’m sure there will be a host of surrogates trying to raise money for poor Mary, so she doesn’t have to go out and get a real job. (And maybe really move in with her parents this time!)
So, I’m sure there will be tons of breathless fundraising emails about how Republicans eat babies and that’s why the want to ban all forms of birth control, and, BTW, did you know they want to replace the national anthem with Tony Orlando’s “Knock Three Times”? Crazy!
All of the sudden, after sitting on her hands for six years, Mary Landfill is a crusader for the Keystone XL pipeline. Not for getting it passed necessarily, but for bring it to a vote that she hopes will not sustain her president’s veto.
Let me congratulate all of you for kicking Harry Reid’s keister to the curb. Well done! And, unlike most politicians, I hate to keep coming back to you for money, so I promise, this is the last time!
Think of the nice warm schadenfreude feeling you got when Harry Reid was demoted. Now think of how warm and fuzzy you’ll feel going into the holidays, if we give Mary Landrieu her just deserts as well?
Let’s go the the well one last time before the holidays start taking up our time and energy, before the December runoff, and give an early present to Bill Cassidy (and yourself) of a larger majority in the US Senate.
Think how much happier Barack Obama will be at the prospect of governing in a bi-partisan manner. Actually, think of how much damage from the last six years needs to be undone over Barack Obama’s vetoes and objections.
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There’s no better way to carry our celebrations into a new week than with a fun hashtag game! Here are my faves:
Gone With the Win
Saving Private Healthcare
The Hunt For Red November
Harry Reid & The Goblet of Fail
When Harry Met the Door
Bridge Over the River Cry
The States of Wrath
There’s Something about Barry
Who’s Afraid of Voter ID?
The Way We Won
Lots of Americans believe service, honor, and country should be top priority for every single U.S. elected official. Iowa’s newest Senator, Republican Joni Ernst, shows how it’s done.
Joni Ernst for Iowa
Lt. Col. Joni Ernst, a combat veteran in Operation Iraqi Freedom, has been juggling her civilian and military lives since joining the National Guard in 1993. She was on duty every Thursday and Friday during her tenure as a State Senator and throughout her campaign for U.S. Senate. And she does it without fanfare. She has told the Guard she wants no special treatment. She even stepped away from the campaign for a week to drill over the summer.
Coach Dave Daubenmire thinks something is definitely wrong with Barack Obama. (Is this the first time you’ve noticed, Dave?)
I’ve lived my entire life in a world of athletic competition. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat brings with it emotions. But the human drama of competition seems to have no outward effect on Barack Obama. He got his butt kicked. Every talking head on the tube is pointing the finger at his unpopularity. His party rejected him. The American people rejected him. His fawning media has turned their affections in a different direction, yet he shows no emotion. He does not react like a normal human being.
In fact, what he does act like is a sociopath. He has destroyed his party. His friends are running for cover. But he acts as if he has just won. Sociopaths are dangerous. You can laugh at me, but what kind of man plays golf after a young man’s head is chopped off? What kind of man disappears for hours while some of his “employees” are being killed overseas? What kind of man permits a deadly disease to be freely introduced into a society? President Obama is a dangerous man. Will anyone stop him?
Is the man in the White House mentally ill?
By Coach Dave Daubenmire – November 6, 2014
Louisiana’s Senator (for now) Mary Landrieu faces a tough Dec. 6 runoff election against a guy who only came in 2 points behind her … when he had another Republican who took 12 points of the vote. So ummmmmmm … let me see … 12 – 2 = Landrieu go home?
On Wednesday, somebody tweeted something campaign-y on Landrieu’s campaign account. I say “somebody” because she’s apparently tweeting in the third person these days, which is either a sign that she has a mental illness involving delusions of royalty or else somebody besides her is using the account. Come to think … it could also be a combination of the two.
The tweet racked up Zero Retweets, which is kinda weird, since she is still a U.S. Senator … sort of … and only one Favorite from someone named JJ the Purple Twitter Egg, which is kinda weird, cuz Purple Twitter Egg?
Never let it be said that Conservatives never did nothing for ol’ Mary. Once they discovered the lonely tweet by her schizo-royal-ness’ imaginary handmaiden, they boosted its circulations via some well-deserved mockery. My fave:
@MaryLandrieu It’s like you already don’t matter. A lot like that. As your attorney, my advice is to drink heavily.
The Big Question in everyone’s mind today is not whether or not Mary Landrieu has become irrelevant. It is WHO is JJ the Purple Twitter Egg and why did s/he Favorite Mary’s lame-o tweet?
- A highly empathetic tweeter who can’t bear to see anyone suffer from Twitter Egg-itis (zero favorites).
- The last intern left at DSCC headquarters making sure all the lights are turned out.
- Mary’s other imaginary court handmaiden.