NRO: The Case For Hoffman: On the Right, an Upstate Upstart

The case for rallying around Dede Scozzafava, the liberal and nominal Republican seeking to represent New York’s conservative 23rd Congressional District, eludes us. Scozzafava was thrust imprudently into the nomination by upstate Republican grandees faced with a special election following Republican John McHugh’s leaving his seat to become secretary of the army. The Republicans once again have shot themselves in the right foot. more…..


Politico: Obama strategy: Marginalize most powerful critics

President Obama is working systematically to marginalize the most powerful forces behind the Republican Party, setting loose top White House officials to undermine conservatives in the media, business and lobbying worlds.

With a series of private meetings and public taunts, the White House has targeted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the biggest-spending pro-business lobbying group in the country; Rush Limbaugh, the country’s most-listened-to conservative commentator; and now, with a new volley of combative rhetoric in recent days, the insurance industry, Wall Street executives and Fox News. more…..


Chicago Sun-Times: Excuses wearing thin for Obama, media pals

Have you heard the news? President Obama inherited an economic mess from the Bush administration.

You say that’s hardly news? But it’s been the message sounded over and over by the White House. Top Obama adviser David Axelrod said on one of the Sunday news shows, “He walked in the door, we had the worst economy since the Great Depression.” In San Francisco, Obama talked of being “busy with our mop.” White House heavy hitter Rahm Emanuel used the worst-economy-since-the-Depression line on a public TV news show. more…..


Michelle Malkin: Obamacare doctor bribe fails in Senate, Reid whines

It looked like the fix was in. The “Doc Fix,” that is. As the Heritage Foundation has been reporting, the White House and Dem leaders scurried today to try and pass a $247 billion payoff to doctors groups as an enticement to support Obamacare.

Surprise: The fix failed. The cloture voted on S. 1776 failed by 47-53. more…..


Galveston County Conservative Examiner: Acorn supported Republican — WHAT?

Glenn Beck vetted Doug Hoffman, the CONSERVATIVE Republican candidate who is running for a Congressional seat in New York State, on his radio talk show this morning. He stated that Newt Gingrich has teamed up with ACORN to support Dede Scozzafava, who is also supported by the Daily Koz and the Working Family Party. Her conservative voting record had a high score of 15 out of 100. Hoffman said that 46 Democrats had a more conservative score than she, who is pro union and pro card check, among other things. A New York State Assemblywoman for eleven years, she is a career politician. Hoffman said the Democratic Candidate, supported by SEIU, is no better. Bill Owens is heavily supported by the DNC and would most definitely be a Pelosi puppet. more…..


American Thinker: DOJ forces town to put party labels on candidates for racial reasons

A small North Carolina city is getting a taste of what life is like now that the Justice Department is run by Attorney General Eric Holder. When the city voters decided to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections, the Justice Department came down on them like the proverbial load of bricks.

The Department overruled the decisions of the voters and decided that equal rights for black voters cannot be achieved without candidates being clearly labeled as Democrats. Ben Conery of the Washington Times reports: more…..