links for 2010-03-11

  • Yesterday, Tom Campbell’s campaign announced that they had surpassed the $1 million fundraising mark in his bid to win the GOP senatorial primary in California. This news though can be spun both positively and negatively.

    On the one hand, the numbers vindicate Campbell’s decision to leave the California gubernatorial race. In the two months since switching to the senatorial primary, he’s raised as much as he did in twelve months running for governor.
    Campbell’s campaign announced in February that they had raised $700,000 in one month. It’s taken them an additional month to raise the remaining $300,000 needed to hit the million dollar mark, which means that fundraising dropped by more than half in February.

    The Campbell campaign has tried its best to address the anti-Israel allegations head-on……..

    The true measure of Campbell’s success in fighting off concerns about his record will be whether he reaches his fundraising goals
    Fiorina will bury Campbell with negative ads

  • The Slaughter Solution is a plan by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the powerful House Rules Committee and a key ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to get the health care legislation through the House without an actual vote on the Senate-passed health care bill. You see, Democratic leaders currently lack the votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill through the House. Under Slaughter’s scheme, Democratic leaders will overcome this problem by simply “deeming” the Senate bill passed in the House – without an actual vote by members of the House.
    How quickly can a suit be filed in SCOTUS?
    (tags: Obamacare)
  • For the first time, Democrats admit what Americans already know about their health care bill: it would raise premiums, it's a windfall for drug companies and insurance companies, votes were secured through backroom deals, it cuts hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare, and it raises taxes.
    Well, yeah
    (tags: Obamacare)
  • A group of Hispanic lawmakers on Thursday will tell President Barack Obama that they may not vote for healthcare reform unless changes are made to the bill’s immigration provisions.

    The scheduled meeting comes as Democratic leaders and the White House are struggling to craft a final bill that will attract 216 votes in the lower chamber.
    If illegal aliens are given government financed health care, there will be a revolt.