2022 Election

From the Annals of Leftist Hysteria

Featured image Remember last year how Georgia’s new voting law was decried in newsrooms and boardrooms from sea to shining sea, and caused Major League Baseball to move the All Star game from Atlanta to Denver? Remember what President Biden said? Pepperidge Farms (and the internet) remembers: Well that was then, and this is now: Nice to see the Post refusing to back down from the adjective “controversial” to describe a voting »

Feel Good Story of the Day

Featured image And it comes to us from the New York Times! Background: The left loves to caterwaul about how Republicans have an advantage in House elections because of gerrymandering, and how this is not merely unfair, but a “threat to democracy.” I observe merely that you never heard this when Democrats enjoyed the fruits of gerrymandering for decades when the New Deal coalition was riding high. This 230 year-old practice only »

Dem Midterm Wipeout Watch (6)*

Featured image • The latest Quinnipiac Poll is out, and it shows further erosion for Biden and Democrats. Biden’s general approval rating has slumped to 35 percent (down from 38 percent in the last Quinnipiac Poll). Most startling is the fact that Biden fares worst with hispanic voters on the question of job approval, with only 26 percent approving (down from over 50 percent last year) and significantly lower than white voters: »

Over the rainbow

Featured image I infer that Dr. Oz is going to emerge as the winner of the Pennsylvania when the initial tally is completed. With 99 percent of the votes counted as of Thursday evening, he led David McCormick by 1,100 votes or 0.1 percent. His lead has narrowed from about 2,600 votes or 0.2 percent as of late Tuesday evening. The final tally will land in automatic recount territory, but the recount »

Still counting in Pennsylvania

Featured image According to RealClearPolitics, 98 percent of the votes have now been counted on the Republican side of the primary election for Pennsylvania’s open senatorial seat. That’s up from 95 percent of the vote counted yesterday morning. Woo hoo! With the additional votes counted, David McCormick has cut Dr. Oz’s lead from over 2600 votes to 1241 votes — with well over a million votes having been cast. Oz’s lead computes »

In search of uncounted PA votes

Featured image Adapting a famous translation of one of the Roman poet Martial’s epigrams, I disclose in lieu of reporting the outcome of the Pennsylvania primary election for the Republican senatorial nomination: I do not love thee, Dr. Oz. The reason why? Well, because… Reasons — plural. I draw straws. I do not love thee, Dr. Oz. With this qualification. I would “love” Dr. Oz in preference to Democrat John Fetterman, if »

Abortion Theater In the Senate

Featured image Today the Senate voted down the Democrats’ “abortion for all” bill, 51-49. Joe Manchin joined all Republicans in voting against the bill, which never had a chance of getting the 60 votes needed for passage. Democrats hailed today’s vote as a political victory. “As Americans make their decisions in this year’s elections, this question will not go away. They will pay close attention from now until November to Republicans who »

Abortion Extremism

Featured image The abortion issue has been more or less a wash, politically, for decades. The Democrats believed that leaking the Dobbs majority opinion would help them in the midterm elections, but a great deal of polling since then suggests that abortion will continue to be a 50/50 issue, more or less, although Democrats may gain somewhat by distracting attention from their awful performance in Washington. But then there is the question »

Midterm Watch: Has the Dobbs Leak Changed Anything?

Featured image Polls taken since the Dobbs leak last week continue to be mixed, reflecting the long-time cognitive dissonance of public opinion about abortion, with a majority favoring basic abortions rights, but with a large majority also supporting some restrictions, especially in the third trimester. Above all, most polls find that abortion ranks far down the list of voter concerns, behind inflation, crime, health care, and education. It is ironically fitting that »

Latest from the Dump Feinstein Campaign

Featured image Looks like Dianne Feinstein isn’t taking the hint. So, New York Times, you’re up next! These days, however, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the trailblazing Democratic power broker who has served in the Senate for 30 years, is far from the towering presence she once was on the American political stage. At 88, Ms. Feinstein sometimes struggles to recall the names of colleagues, frequently has little recollection of meetings or telephone conversations, »

The Left’s Mother’s Day Spectacle

Featured image On the Ricochet podcast yesterday, I observed that for certain pro-abortion fanatics, it is not sufficient to defend a “woman’s right to choose” on the grounds that it is a sad and tragic necessity under some circumstances—a view that likely commands majority respect if not support. Rather, like the Southern slaveholders before the Civil War, the most radical leftist elements celebrate abortion as a positive good. You can even get »

Vance victorious

Featured image With Ohio Republicans split five ways in their primary yesterday, Trump-endorsed J.D. Vance emerged victorious with 32.2 percent of the vote. Aside from being endorsed by Trump, Vance is supported by Peter Thiel, who reportedly contributed some $15 million to support his candidacy. He also wrote the best-selling memoir Hillbilly Elegy. Democrat Tim Ryan skated to victory in the Democratic primary. I didn’t and don’t care who the Republican candidate »

For Dems, the Hits Keep Coming

Featured image Today’s fresh ominous election news for Democrats comes from the ABC News poll that came out over the weekend. While the poll surprisingly shows a narrowing of the GOP generic ballot lead, on the individual issues that matter most to voters, Republicans maintain a large lead: On inflation, it appears Biden doesn’t even get the backing of a large portion of Democrats: At this point in his presidency, Biden’s approval »

Dem Midterm Wipeout Watch (5)

Featured image Today’s doom scroll for Democrats comes courtesy of the NPR/PBS Marist Poll, which was out in the field last week with a survey of 1,377 voters. And it provides yet more indicators that Democrats are fast losing Latinos, which, if it comes to pass and becomes a real realignment of voting preferences, is, in the words of Ruy Teixiera, “an extinction level event for the Democratic Party.” First, let’s look »

The Dem Midterm Wipeout Watch (4)

Featured image Last week my pals at the Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research at Berkeley held a panel on “(Why) Are Democrats Losing the Latino Vote?” You may pick up the subtle aspect of the way the question is presented, as lots of progressives think there’s nothing to see in changing hispanic vote patterns—that the results in Florida, for example, are just those Castro-hating Cubans, who aren’t really Latino at all. »

Ask not for whom the Klain clangs

Featured image Chief Biden White House daycare minder Ron Klain tactfully observes — “just FYI” — that President Macron’s win over Marine LePen in France’s presidential election yesterday came with Macron’s bargain basement approval rating. He leaves us to make of it what we will. Just fyi, President Biden’s bargain basement approval rating — 40 percent in the Morning Consult poll (of adults) to which Klain links, 33 percent in the Quinnipiac »

Our Geriatric Political Class Needs To Go

Featured image Yesterday Joe Biden gave a speech that ended like this. He is a frail, elderly man obviously suffering from dementia: After Biden finished his speech, he turned around and tried to shake hands with thin air and then wandered around looking confused pic.twitter.com/ZN00TLdUUo — Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 14, 2022 Joe Biden had been, for decades, a corrupt and incompetent pol. Today, he is either an extreme left-winger or »