Tuesday's links and comments
Thomas Sowell compares the potential Dem takeover of the House of Representatives to the 1994 election where Republicans led by Newt Gingrich gained a majority by clearly laying out a plan of action called "Contract with America." He refers to the Dems lack of a plan as "Blank Check from America?"
The telling statement in this article's first sentence is what isn't said.
Control of the U.S. Senate may come down to who wins in Virginia and TennesseeNotice that Ohio is written off and it is assumed that DeWine has already lost.
Something that jumped out to me today was how many of the senate incumbents in trouble are part of the infamous "Gang of 14."
Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island trailing badly in polls
Mike DeWine of Ohio trailing in polls
Joe Lieberman of Connecticut already lost in the primary and forced to run as an independent. He is expected to win the general election.
To me the lessen to be learned here about playing the moderate card is those who try to please everyone end up pleasing no one.
Sunday night on the unpaid Democratic tv ad titled 60 Minutes Nancy Pelosi declared that impeaching the president was off the table in an attempt to fool gullible people. Byron York of National Review Online looks at likely House Judiciary Committee chairman John Coyners' past actions and comments and finds ample evidence that the Democrats will pursue impeachment if the voters screw up and elect 218 Democrats to the House of Representatives this November.
Lastly, to paraphrase our 38th president, our long regional nightmare is over.