links for 2010-01-26

  • Carly Fiorina is a conservative and principled woman who has the know-how and the support to win in a head-to-head battle with the legendary and rough campaign tactics of Boxer.
    Carly Fiorina is high-contrast to the tolerated Boxer. She is easily one of the most accomplished women in America. She is campaigning throughout California to standing ovations. In San Diego this month, a last minute upgrade to a giant ballroom was required to handle the growing crowds that arrived to hear her. Fiorina is Barbara Boxer’s worst nightmare because she has actually done something. Senator Boxer has no answer to Fiorina’s blue chip preparation and training, her two MBA’s, and work history that spans a receptionist desk all the way to the top of AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Hewlett Packard.
    The Author, Sonja Brown was Deputy Communications Director and spokeswoman for Yes on Proposition 8 campaign to preserve traditional marriage
  • With no clear path forward on major health care legislation, Democratic leaders in Congress effectively slammed the brakes on President Obama’s top domestic priority on Tuesday, saying they no longer felt pressure to move quickly on a health bill after eight months of setting deadlines and missing them.
    The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, deflected questions about health care.

    “We’re not on health care now,” Mr. Reid said. “We’ve talked a lot about it in the past.”

    He added, “There is no rush,” and noted that Congress still had most of this year to work on the health bills passed in 2009 by the Senate and the House.

    Mr. Reid said he and the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, were working to map out a way to complete a health care overhaul in coming months. “There are a number of options being discussed,” he said, emphasizing “procedural aspects” of the issue.
    Obamacare or at least the Senate bill version has died with the election of MA Senator Scott Brown

    (tags: Obamacare)
  • Conservatism, an optimism grounded in great faith in each individual, rests on the fundamental principle that people will make better choices for themselves and their families than others can make for them.

    It is the belief that we can trust individuals to make better decisions about how to spend and invest their own money than any far-away government bureaucrat or professional politician can.

    Conservatism is really about a return to the basics that every responsible family understands. Don't spend what we can't afford; make the tough priority calls about spending and keep track of where the dollars go; invest in the security and unlimited potential of our children; don't burden them with our debts.
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  • At first glance, the seasoned observer of Golden State Republican politics is tempted to shrug and say “Who cares?” A Stanford University law professor and briefly state finance director under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Campbell represents the left-of-center of the state Republican Party that has been in decline for decades. He has already made two unsuccessful Senate runs. In losing nomination for the same Senate seat he now seeks to conservative Bruce Herschensohn in 1992, Campbell took decidedly liberal stands on abortion (his television spots almost always underscored he was the “pro-choice Republican”), gay rights, gun control, and the environment. He also was for abolishing the Strategic Defense Initiative and for the quota-laden Civil Rights Act of 1991.
    When CA voters are reminded of his past positions he will sink like a stone in the polls
    (tags: tom_campbell)
  • Ex-FL House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) announced this a.m. that he raised $1.75M in the 4thQ '09, nearly matching FL Gov. Charlie Crist's (R) total during the same period.

    The numbers are more good news for Rubio, whose campaign seems to be riding a wave of momentum bolstered by any number of conservative victories, from Doug Hoffman's candidacy in NY-23 to Sen.-elect Scott Brown's (R) win in MA to Rubio's own victories in straw polls across FL.

    Now, a new Quinnipiac poll out this a.m. shows Rubio leading Crist for the first time. And an endorsement by ex-FL Gov. Jeb Bush (R) could be a matter of "when," not "if," following the endorsement of Bush's son, George P. Bush, last week.

    Despite his impressive 4thQ haul, Rubio still lags far behind Crist in terms of CoH. Crist currently has a hefty $7.5M in his war chest, dwarfing Rubio's $2M. That means Crist is well-positioned going into the seven months remaining until the 8/24 GOP primary.
    Going to get down and dirty soon.

  • The Washington Post 1-25-10: President Barack Obama, under pressure from deficit hawks, will seek a three-year freeze on domestic spending in his 2011 budget that would save $250 billion by 2020, administration officials said on Monday.
    After spending America blind for the past year, President Obama now proposes a spending freeze?

    What about Obamacare?

    the largest increase in domestic spedning ever/