Category Archives: Politics

Is Obama Really Leading?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that political polls are open to interpretation and, therefore, sometimes unreliable. Presidential campaign polls can be particularly misleading because, unless one candidate leads the other by an overwhelming margin, a national popular vote poll tells us very little. No, the real meat on the bonesRead MoreRead More

Linda Gets Smacked

Another great takedown today of Linda McMahon by Chris Powell of the Journal Inquirer. McMahon has always been a world-class phoney, as embodied by her career in sleaze and smut. But her campaign against “career politicians” is especially offensive. Turns out that even as she rails against lifetime pols like the recently vanquished Chris Shays and —Read More

It’s Going To Be A Long Night

No, the primaries aren’t necessarily going to be squeakers. But I will be laboring long into the night regardless of the outcomes. First, I’m going to Falls Village to report primary results for the Associated Press. After filing the results by phone, waiting for the head moderator’s return and faxing it in to AP inRead More

Ronald Reagan: The Original Class Warrior

Got into an exchange on Facebook about this photo on a previous post. I have to laugh at the Tea Party Patriots sticker opposite the Reagan Conservative sticker. If a young Ronald Reagan burst on to the scene today, he would be denounced by the Tea Party. Don’t forget that for all of his accomplishments,Read More

Yes, Even Here!

I’m keeping my word. I have a habit of posting photos of vehicles that have political bumper stickers plastered all over them. But alas, all of them in my neck of the woods seems to be lefties. This is the first right-wing specimen I have seen in ages here in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner. This one wasRead More

What The Ryan Pick Tells Us

Updated: It now turns out that Ryan will also run for his congressional seat while running as Romney’s veep. In other words, he will be pulling a Joe. Shame on him. The sentence is question has been corrected below. * * * * * * * The reaction on Facebook and Twitter to presumptive RepublicanRead MoreRead More

CT05 Snoozer Perks Up At The End

The 75 or so campaign staffers and media types who crowded into the Oliver Wolcott Library community room could be forgiven for falling asleep for the first 45 minutes of the hour-long debate late Saturday morning. After all, the League of Women Voters has a habit of imposing strict ground rules that inhibit interaction betweenRead MoreRead More

Stickin’ With Chris Donovan

No, the headline doesn’t echo my sentiments because I’ve been a Donovan critic all along. But the faithful in the left wing of the Democratic Party is standing by its man. Even after the recent arrest of Josh Nassi, one of Donovan’s closest aides, union bosses and liberal activists continue to insist that nothing uncoveredRead MoreRead More

Will Organized Labor Go Kaput?

If organized labor were an animal species, Congress would surely declare it threatened, if not endangered. That’s because labor took a thumping earlier this week in Wisconsin when union-hostile Gov. Scott Walker easily beat back a recall election precipitated largely by Walker’s move to take away the lion’s share of state workers’ collective bargaining rights.Read More

The Donovan Disaster

It’s difficult to know where to begin in assessing the news that late last week the FBI arrested and charged a senior Chris Donovan congressional campaign official with trying to conceal the identity of donors. In part, that’s because the tentacles of the case are spreading almost daily. But it’s also because Donovan himself isn’tRead MoreRead More