Tag: Thom Tillis

Join Jim and Greg as they close the week with three very crazy martinis! They begin with the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Whitmer immediately blaming it all on President Trump. They also hammer Nancy Pelosi for trying to give Congress the power to declare a president medically unfit to stay in office. And they get a kick out of Democrat Cal Cunningham trying to blame his sex scandals on North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis.

Join Jim and Greg as they chronicle the media meltdown over President Trump’s return to the White House and the genuinely concerning commentary from Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin. They also discuss the revelations of another extramarital scandal involving Cal Cunningham, the Democrat running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. And they dissect Joe Biden’s latest cringe-inducing racial statement and explain how it’s not really a gaffe as much as it is a window into the very different ways Democrats and Republicans look at minorities and the poor.

A Wave Election?

 

In two recent posts — here and here — I drew attention to straws in the wind suggesting that the bloom is finally off the rose for Democrats and that neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton nor the upcoming midterm elections are eliciting from them enthusiasm. There were, as I pointed out, no panels at the recent meeting of the American Political Science Association celebrating the accomplishments of the Obama Administration, next to no panels on the 2014 midterms, and — at a convention in which almost 4,000 papers were to be delivered — next to no papers dedicated to examining the achievements of “The One” and his party. It was almost, I suggested, as if the Obama Administration did not exist.

This indication of disillusionment might be taken as a sign that that another wave election like the one in 2010 could be in the offing. The latest polling data is consistent with such a presumption. As Guy Benson reports at Hot Air, the Republican Senatorial candidates are up 16 points in Montana, 14 points in South Dakota, and 24 points in West Virginia. David Perdue has a comfortable lead over Michelle Nunn in Georgia, and Mitch McConnell is well ahead of Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky.

As the GOP Primaries Draw to a Close, a Word of Thanks to the Tea Party

 

shutterstock_182901161The last important GOP primary will take place tomorrow in Kentucky, where Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to defeat — no, to bury — his Tea Party opponent, Matt Bevin. In the Nebraska Senate primary, Ben Sasse, who was generally viewed as the candidate most acceptable to the establishment, defeated three other candidates, at least two of whom presented themselves as Tea Party candidates. And in the North Carolina Senate primary, Thom Tillis, Speaker of the Republican-controlled House, defeated Greg Brannon, a Tea Party firebrand. And so it has gone across the country, with so-called establishment candidates defeating Tea Party candidates.

Even so, the Tea Party won — and won in a sweep.

To see what I mean, look at this excerpt from a an article on the North Carolina primary in the Economist:

Charlotte Democratic Mayor Arrested on Corruption Charges — DC McAllister

 

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested today on theft and bribery charges after a four-year FBI sting operation. According to the Charlotte Observer, the FBI is alleging “he took tens of thousands of dollars in bribes – including $20,000 in cash delivered in a briefcase last month to the mayor’s office where he also solicited $1 million more.”

In return for the money, vacations, access to a luxury apartment, and other goodies, Cannon promised to help undercover agents posing as real estate developers with zoning, planning, and permitting. According to the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI first learned that he might have been involved in illegal activities several years ago, leading them to open an investigation in 2010.