Quinnipiac Poll

There is a recent poll from Quinnipiac University that’s trying to scare Tea Partiers into not running for office. They say that Republicans have the advantage (44% to 39%) over democrats in the next election unless there’s a Tea Party candidate. Then the democrats win with 36%, the Republican would get 25%, and the Tea … Continue reading

Sarah’s a Stand-Up Gal

Apparently there have been some recent accusations about Sarah Palin’s stand-up appearance on the reboot of the Jay Leno Tonight Show. An audio engineer in the audience said that he believed that the audio track had been modified, or sweetened,  before the show was broadcast to change the apparent audience reaction. Well, so that you … Continue reading

The Stubborn Majority

As I said recently, there’s a lot to learn from the lessons of the past. Mahatma Gandhi and Bartleby the Scrivener are powerful historical figures, and the subject bears a little more study. One of Gandhi’s lessons was that oligarchies are inherently unstable. A small minority of people simply can’t govern the majority if the … Continue reading

The New Know Nothings

Sarah Palin said last week in Little Rock: “Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this Tea Party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party. Which party reflects how that smaller, smarter government steps to be taken? Which party will best fit you? And then … Continue reading

Political Baraminology

I got an angry email from a reader saying that I was “talking in circles” in my previous explanation of the Congressional approval ratings. From the email: “If you’re saying that Democrats approve of the obstructionist policies of the Republicans, and the approval rating is higher among Democrats because they like this standstill, then why … Continue reading

Congressional Approval

I posted before that Gallup shows an 18% approval rating for Congress right now. Well, that’s true, but it’s only part of the picture. If you split the rating by party affiliation you find that only 30% of democrats, 13% of Independents, and 11% of Republicans approve of their performance. You can glean a lot … Continue reading

2010 is the New 2012

The importance of the elections this November cannot be overestimated. Voters will go to the polls and vote, city by city, state by state. They’ll cast their ballots, and the results will creep back in, east to west, and by the end of the night we’ll know (by and large) who has won and who … Continue reading

Poll: Who should be Sarah Palin’s running mate in 2012?

Run, Sarah, Run!

Sarah Palin has again shown why she would be a better President than President Barack Hussein Obama. In a recent interview with Fox News she said a whole slew of things that are obvious to clear-headed Conservatives, but that you can’t often say without hearing a bunch of whining from the left. About Attorney General … Continue reading