Friday, January 29, 2010
The resolution that passed is nothing like what was passed at the MN State Central meeting in December. The Evie Axdahl/Brian Sullivan (will he ever deign to attend a state central gathering?) attack on Chair Michael Steele has failed and failed abjectly. Click on the title of this post to read ABC News' take on the matter.
MC has been less than shy about the wisdom of any litmus test both on its merits as well as a behind-the-scenes bludgeon by bitter dead enders on the RNC. We are glad to be vindicated by the results this week in Hawaii and expect to hear from our friend and steadfast reader J. Ewing.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Wall Street Journal rightly says: "Litmus tests are for minority parties." We can't improve on this nor anything else they wrote on the issue. Click on the title of this post to read it.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The above-video illustrates a truth known for some time about Russia: it is literally a nation dying. The narrator is somewhat naive in tracing this human implosion to "capitalism" and the collapse of the USSR in 1991. The pathologies long predate the fall of the Evil Empire. Regardless, MC wanted to post it to bring this calamity to the attention of our readers. Unlike other disasters, there seems to be precious little that outsiders of good will can do to remedy the situation. Alas.
Post title: Jenna Zark
Friday, January 22, 2010
"A very out-of-rhythm speech was followed by some of the most obscure and unhelpful questions ever uttered at a town-hall meeting. I was left with a bit of sympathy for President Obama, as questioner after questioner asked about their own specific concerns, often way out of the president's duties, responsibilities, and realm of expertise: One guy was an inventor who wanted to give him a sales pitch, one woman lamented the impatience of the American people before complaining about a slow response from the state environmental agency over her toddler's lead poisoning, one guy wanted to read the president a poem; there was a woman who talked about the problem of finding students for her truck-driving school, an old lady who was upset that her Social Security didn't have a cost-of-living increase, and a guy who had the patent for some wind-turbine issue that he was in a fight with some company about. One poor soul raised his hand and just wanted to shake Obama's hand."
Hecka of a townhall, Axelrod.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The quote above, taken from the majority opinion in today's Citizens United decision, is both obvious and refreshing. Shockingly, four of our nine Supreme Court justices could not bring themselves to agree with it. They and their ideological allies in government know better than you, you see. The blood boils.
But let it boil another day. Today MC is celebrating Scott Brown's victory in the MA senate race and today's Supreme Court decision.
Click on the title of this post to read the Washington Post's aggregation of reactions from across the political spectrum. Alas, John McCain regrets the court's decision. For shame.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
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If you are not on Twitter, get there.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Shawn Steel, no relation to Michael Steele, has penned an accurate and deadly account of the sniping and backstabbing currently engaged in by a few dead enders on the Republican National Committee against the Chair. Evie Axdahl and Brian Sullivan, above, are two such dead enders.
Precious little communication from these two to State Central delegates or others has been forthcoming until lately. Axdahl engineered a dishonest resolution at the State Central meeting in December with which to bludgeon Michael Steele at the mid-winter meeting of the RNC later this month. Sullivan couldn't be bothered to attend that meeting or the previous one in June. The email communicatons, however, are too little and too late. Do they seriously think we are that stupid?
In the article, Shawn Steel lays out very plainly what has been going on behind the scenes. Click on the title of this post to read the article. We liked this:
"Steele’s critics fall roughly into three categories. The first group is the RNC dissident losers. Last year’s RNC battle for chairman was tough but historic. The dinosaur RNC ghosts, who once dominated key RNC committees, controlled the agenda and enjoyed exclusive invititations to private parties in the Bush White House, were isolated. There are about a half-dozen left; some have served on the RNC for more than 20 years. Today, they have little, if any, influence."
After we retire as many Democrats as possible in 2010, let's turn our attention to replacing the RNC representatives from Minnesota. Turning them out is long overdue!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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Friday, January 1, 2010
"History and its furies have their logic, and they have not bent to Mr. Obama's will. He had declared a unilateral end to the "war on terror," but the jihadists and their mentors are yet to call their war to a halt. From Yemen to Fort Hood and Detroit, the terror continues."