Monday, October 24th, 2016

Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada set himself up as the judge of who can be a good Hispanic when he said, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. OK? Do I need to say more?” Well, yes, Reid needs to say a lot more, such as “I’m sorry I […]

Ugh. Sharron Angle won the GOP nomination in Nevada for Senator. She will be taking on Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Maybe Nevada is so badly hurting that the state will embrace the radical candidate. It’s also hard to take the expectations of what constitutes an electable candidate in your state and use that […]

“It’s good that Reid apologized, but at the same time you can’t really apologize for being the sort of person who’d be inclined to use the phrase “negro dialect” and it’s more the idea of Reid being that kind of person that’s creepy here than anything else.” – Matthew Yglesias When do we get to run […]

Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) in 2004 explaining the meaning of Sunday to his Senate colleagues, for whom the meaning of “weekend” usually begins on Thursday and ends on Tuesday. Because if we do not destroy 1/6th of the nation’s economy by Christmas, Harry Reid will get nuclear waste in his stocking or something. Print this […]

Well, it’s over. Senate Democrats are officially caving in and seating Roland Burris as the junior Senator from Illinois. In a statement issued after a 45-minute meeting between Senate officials and Burris’ lawyers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Burris is now the senator-designate from Illinois after […]

What was that principle again? Anyone appointed by Blagojevich would be too “tainted” to serve in the Senate. Unless, of course, they’re the right Democrats,and they don’t happen to be African Americans. Days before Gov. Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, top Senate Democrat […]

Uh oh. Max Planck in National Review Online believes the Senate Democrats may be powerless to stop the Blagojevich appointment of Burris to the senate. If state law does not (or cannot) stand in the way, can Harry Reid and the Democratic caucus make good on the promise not to seat a Blagojevich appointee? Article […]

Blagojevich had previously said he was not going to appoint anyone to replace Barack Obama, but the Illinois legislature failed to act on a bill to require a special election to fill the vacant senate seat. It was an abrupt about-face for Blagojevich, who had said after his Dec. 9 corruption arrest that he favored […]

Give Senator Harry Reid credit. Even he sees that seating Blagojevich’s pick for Senate is a bad idea. We’ll see if Democratic resolve holds. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said in a statement this afternoon that the Senate will not seat anyone Gov. Rod Blagojevich chooses to fill Illinois’ vacant Senate post, amid […]

The Wisconsin Club for Growth latest newsletter has this goodie: The Great Intergovernmental Heist In recent years, when Wisconsin’s Medicaid program started hemorrhaging cash, Governor Jim Doyle didn’t look for ways to make the program more efficient. Nor did he cut costs by eliminating fraud and abuse in the system. Instead, Doyle leaned heavily on […]