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Dispatches from the #WarOnWomen: Democrat-endorsing corporation sending a party bus full of shirtless models to get out the vote

Cosmo's Bus Model GOTV Effort

Perhaps the worst, least sexy thing one can do is politicize the normal sexual tension that exists between heterosexual men and women. That is to say, short of criminal and/or deviant activity, men and women expressing sexual desire for one another — even in a public way, assuming it’s respectful of societal norms — is healthy.

Which is why it’s always so strange when the more rabid of the feminist stripe freak out over what is essentially a biological pull. The magazine Cosmopolitan knows this. They’re famous for it, in fact. So their party bus full of models they intend to use to shuttle voters from North Carolina State University to the polls next week makes sense. They’re that kind of outfit.

The bus is part of a contest won by the university, and the latest in Cosmo’s foray into political coverage. This year, the magazine endorsed candidates in 10 races — all Democrats — based on their views on abortion, contraception, and equal pay.

“On Election Day, a bus decked out with snacks, swag, and models (hi, this is Cosmo) will roll up to North Carolina State University, the winner of Cosmopolitan.com’s first-ever party bus contest,” the magazine said. “The bus will shuttle students back and forth to a nearby polling location so students can vote.”

Nobody really remembers the government shutdown

Government Shutdown

Remember the partial government shutdown last year? Good times, at least for the people that wanted to know exactly what would happen if even a fair amount of government money went out of play. You know, what would happen if we had even a slightly smaller government?

Well, in spite of the Democrats claiming that it would lead to the end of all the things, that didn’t exactly happen. In fact, with the exception of the dramas created by Obama himself (remember the barriers they paid employees to put up in the National Mall?), things really didn’t change all that much. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, the shutdown really didn’t bother very many people at all:

Just after the shutdown was over last October, 67% said it had a negative impact on the economy, and only 19% felt it had no impact.

But in terms of their own lives, 82% of voters view the impact of the shutdown as small at best, with 37% who say it was minor and 45% who say the shutdown had no impact on them at all. Only 12% say the shutdown had a major personal impact. This is unchanged from a year ago.

Still, 72% think the shutdown never should have happened. Three percent (3%) say it lasted too long, while 20% say it didn’t last long enough.

Democrats have found their scapegoat, and it’s not Barack Obama

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is falling faster than Usain Bolt can run. The latest poll from The New York Times and CBS News shows his foreign policy numbers in the tank, dropping to the lowest point of his presidency. His numbers on the economy haven’t really moved much this year, either. Meanwhile, the GOP’s favorability rating — once in the cellar — has almost pulled even with Democrats.

Yet, Democrats seem to be looking for a scapegoat who isn’t named Barack Obama. Sure, many party faithful will concede that this White House is a drag on Democratic House and Senate candidates. And they acknowledge that President Obama’s approval ratings could cost them control of the upper chamber.

But, in politics, everything rolls down hill. And, according to a recent report from Politico, it appears that a scapegoat has been identified in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who has led the Democratic National Committee since May 2011:

Montana Democrats nominate a really weird new Senate candidate in a last ditch effort to help Harry Reid

Sen. John Walsh’s (D-MT) decision to end his campaign amid allegations that he plagiarized an academic paper he turned in while attending the U.S. Army War College left Montana Democrats scrambling to find someone to run against Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT), the Republican nominee in the U.S. Senate race.

Well, with less than 80 days until the election, Democrats selected their replacement nominee over the weekend, choosing state Rep. Amanda Curtis (D-Butte) to go up against Daines, who is viewed as the favorite in the fall:

Curtis, 34, was chosen Saturday as the Democrats’ replacement candidate for Sen. John Walsh, who withdrew from the race earlier this month over plagiarism allegations. She is a high school math teacher from Butte whose political experience amounts to a single term in the Montana Legislature, but she is touting her relative inexperience and blue-collar roots as assets, not liabilities.

She framed her campaign as one that will champion the interests of the working class against those of the wealthy and of corporations, and she put her Republican opponent, Rep. Steve Daines, squarely on the side of the latter.

“This is the fundamental difference between Steve Daines and me,” Curtis said. “He seems like a nice guy with a wonderful family, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t understand what life is like for the rest of us.”

Here are 8 fundraising emails the DCCC sent on Monday referencing Boehner’s lawsuit and the nonexistent threat of impeachment

Monday was another busy day at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). They sent out another round of fundraising emails that use Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) threat of a lawsuit and the White House’s fake concern about the “threat” of impeachment to motivate the Democratic Party’s base into sending them money.

Between Friday morning and Sunday night, the DCCC sent out, by our count, 11 fundraising emails that mention the “I” word. On Monday, they blasted out eight more emails to their list. Though not all of them mention impeachment (most of them do), the emails are part of the same fundraising campaign.

We keep emailing

Barack Obama just emailed me!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

We keep emailing

As you can see, this from DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-NY) and he cares so much that he just wants to “make sure” you’ve seen that email from “Barack Obama.”

 

CRUSHING blow

Here’s the 11 fundraising emails the DCCC sent invoking the nonexistent threat of impeachment

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has been really busy over the last few days. As noted in a separate post, the White House and Democrats really want Americans to think that House Republicans are seriously considering impeaching President Barack Obama.

The DCCC did this in June, too. The House Democrats’ campaign arm sent out several emails after Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he planned to file a lawsuit on behalf of the lower chamber over President Obama’s extraordinary abuse of executive power. The fundraising push worked. The DCCC boasted a $10.9 million haul in June, while the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) raised $9.6 million.

House Republican leaders are, of course, not serious about impeachment. They know that it’s not a smart political strategy, especially in an election year. But you wouldn’t know that from the 11 fundraising emails the DCCC has sent out since Friday morning.

7/25 — BREAKING: IMPEACHMENT

ZOMG. PANIC!1!!

Desperation: The White House and Democrats really want you to think House Republicans are going to impeach Barack Obama

Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way right now: House Republicans are not going to make a serious effort to impeach President Barack Obama. Sure, there are some prominent conservatives, including Sarah Palin, and a handful of House Republicans who’ve floated the idea. But it’s just not going to happen.

The White House and senior Democrats, however, are talking about impeachment like it’s a “thing.” White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer told reporters on Friday at House Republicans are opening the door to impeachment. “I think Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment in the future,” said Pfeiffer. “I would not discount that possibility.”

The “I” word was used again later in the day by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee told Fox News Sunday that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) “made it clear that impeachment is absolutely on the table for House Republicans.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) really wanted to talk about the House lawsuit and possibility of impeachment on CNN. After the end of an appearance on State of the Union on foreign policy crises around the globe, Pelosi had a sad because she didn’t get a chance to talk about the false narrative Democrats are trying to set.

Here’s the Republican presidential contender who could be a complete nightmare for Democrats

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) outreach efforts to millennials and minorities as well as his focus on issues that aren’t typical of Republican politicians have not gone unnoticed by one of President Barack Obama’s closest political strategists.

White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer says that Paul, who is actively building up a campaign-like structure in early primary states, may be the biggest threat to Democrats’ hopes to keep the presidency in 2016:

Speaking to reporters, counselor to the president Dan Pfeiffer said the Kentucky Republican is “one of the most intriguing candidates” in the field because of his appeal to younger voters of both parties.

“He’s the only Republican I think who has articulated a message that is potentially appealing to younger Americans,” Pfeiffer said at a breakfast organized by the Christian Science Monitor. “Every other Republican running is basically just Romney-lite when it comes to younger Americans.” Rand has made reaching out to non-traditional voters a signature component of his political agenda, most recently delivering a speech Friday to the National Urban League.

Pfeiffer also noted that Paul faces a tough Republican primary, a preview of which has been offered by way of attacks from his likely opponents, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who are trying weaken him before the 2016 horserace begins.

These people are begging Leftist heroine Elizabeth Warren to run for President, and they’re terrible

The same sort of creepy cult of personality that Barack Obama was able to build among his core supporters is beginning to take shape around Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Because crazy. Or something.

Basically, the Left views Warren as some sort of heroine and they want her to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, even if that means taking challenging Hillary Clinton. And drafting Warren apparently her involves a horrible song and footage of her cult from last weekend’s Netroots Nation conference:

Everything is terrible. This so freakin’ awful that the immediate reaction is: “Wait, this has to be a parody of how creepy and weird the Left’s personality cults can be.” Nope. It’s a thing, and it’s the worst.

Oh, look, phony populist Elizabeth Warren backs the Export-Import Bank’s brand of corporate welfare

So, something hilarious happened. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who staked her claim in politics as anti-big business, anti-bank populist, was invited to join Heritage Action to take down the crony Export-Import Bank.

Well, Warren turned down the offer. Why? Because, despite her populist rhetoric, the Massachusetts Democrats is, apparently, totally down with the Export-Import Bank’s corporate welfare ways (emphasis added):

The Tea Party-aligned group sent a letter today to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat known for taking populist stands against corporate America, inviting her to speak about  ending the lender “and the political favoritism it engenders.”

“We, like you, are frustrated with a political economy that benefits well-connected elites at the expense of all Americans,” Heritage Action Chief Executive Officer Michael Needham wrote. “Your presence will send a clear signal that you are going to fight the most pressing example of corporate welfare and cronyism pending before Congress right now.”

Alas, it doesn’t sound like the former Harvard law professor will be lecturing to Heritage audiences any time soon.

“Senator Warren believes that the Export-Import Bank helps create American jobs and spur economic growth, but recognizes that there is room for improvement in the bank’s operations,” Warren spokesman Lacey Rose tells us in an e-mail. “She looks forward to reviewing re-authorization legislation if and when it is introduced.”

 


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