Look traffic cones!! Via Publius Forum While the media gorges itself on the story of Chris Christie shutting down a bridge one day last year, a real political scandal is brewing in New Jersey filled with corruption, millions in fraud and waste, and a Democrat appointed official pleading the Fifth and the media? Well, the […]
It would be immensely satisfying to watch Abbott crush Davis. Via Texas Tribune: After what are shaping up to be easy primary wins in March for the leading gubernatorial candidates, Republican Greg Abbott starts the general election race for governor with an 11-point lead over Democrat Wendy Davis, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Meanwhile, […]
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Poll: Greg Abbott Extends Lead Over Abortion Barbie To 11 Points…
Promoted from the Diaries You know the phrase “a diamond in the rough?” It’s simple – amid all the ugliness, there is one beautiful thing that stands out. It’s a romantic phrase, but consider it’s reversal, a tinge of ugliness hidden among all the beauty. Such is the case of the story of Wendy Davis, who is running as a Democrat for governor of Texas. | Read More »
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Rough among the Diamonds
Of course. What kind of land doesn’t allow folks like O.J. Simpson or Brett Kimberlin to vote? Note the way Holder phrases his objection: Disenfranchisement of the formerly incarcerated is unnecessary, unjust and counterproductive, Attorney General Eric Holder told an audience at the Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday. “At worst, these laws, with their disparate impact on minority communities, echo policies enacted during a deeply troubled period in America’s past – a time of post-Civil War discrimination,” Holder said. “And they have their roots in centuries-old conceptions of justice that were too often based on exclusion, animus and fear.” In case you missed the significance of the “disparate impact” language, let me explain: Holder is implying that he may not just be talking about this. He may mandate it, under the Voting Rights Act. It would be a new bloc of Democrat voters, of course, but that’s not the reason he would do it. Oh my no! It’s about fairness. But why wait for that? Why doesn’t Holder simply declare that he will not prosecute any election official who allows a felon to vote even though they are not on the voter rolls? Obama’s rewriting all the laws anyway. No, that sounds too voluntary. I have a better idea. Let’s have all state governors, legislators, and elections officials certify , through a self-attestation on their tax forms, that they are not discriminating against felons by preventing them from voting. Thanks to Dana.
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Holder: Give Felons the Right to Vote
With 86% of the vote in, Republican Kevin Faulconer looks to be the winner over Democrat David Alvarez in the special election to replace disgraced Democrat Bob Filner. San Diego goes back to having generally Republican mayors, and the results tonight were never particularly close. I understand that Big Labor poured something like $1.2 million into this race: congratulations, folks, it’s time for your theme | Read More »
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I believe that it is time for the Beck Song in the #sdmayor election.