Archive for the ‘U.S. House’ category

You want a Hot Dog?

November 3, 2008

This is possibly one of the funniest video’s I have ever seen.  Priceless…

I have been laughing myself to tears all morning at the pure absurdity.

Hattip: Yall Politics

-ROM

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New DCCC ad against Greg Davis in MS-01

October 15, 2008

Is this all they have on the guy?  Is this really an issue with the financial crisis and Childers D.C. voting record?  They must think we are pretty stupid.

That said, Davis’ campaign has not shown the strength it had in the special,  he may be able to sneak in but will have to fight back to win.

-ROM

Nathan Bedford Forrest involved in another Congressional race

August 7, 2008

Alan has the video and story here

Y’all Politics

The main stream media refused to weigh in when we broke the story about the DCCC “KKK” flyer in support of Travis Childers but was happy to cover this story.

To our knowledge Travis Childers has yet to denounce the racist flyer used on his behalf.

When will they learn?

-ROM

Stu Rothenberg column on Gregg Harper

July 9, 2008

This column is old but I though it was very good, We are big fan’s of Rothenburg and find him to be a pretty fair political columnist.  -ROM

Good Candidates for House Come in All Shapes and Sizes

June 19, 2008 – By Stuart Rothenberg
Editor of The Rothenberg Political Report and
contributing writer to Roll Call Magazine

Every election cycle, I meet a lot of candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Some, in fact many, have more liabilities than assets. But some actually impress me. This column is about four of them, and I’d advise keeping an eye on each at least until November.

Gregg Harper (R), Mississippi’s 3rd district. An attorney and former Rankin County Republican chairman, Harper, 52, did what many candidates promise to do but, in fact, don’t. He put together a successful grass-roots campaign.

With one of his primary opponents flush with money and the other a well-known state Senator who had the governor’s media consultant at his disposal, Harper was the long-shot Republican hopeful with little cash and no district-wide recognition.

But his years toiling in Republican political vineyards — whether working in phone banks for a Mississippi GOP candidate in 1978, serving as a Republican observer of the Florida recount in 2000 or working as a legal volunteer for President Bush’s campaign in Ohio in 2004 — paid off.

Harper is straightforward, astute and earnest. It’s clear that he is an extremely hard worker, and that people who meet him are willing to go to work to help him. That’s a very good sign.

In a rarity these days, Harper refused to use negative information about one of his opponents. But don’t think Gregg Harper is politically naive. He isn’t. And he will win the open seat in November.

Rothenberg is the very respected editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report, a non-partisan political newsletter covering U.S. House, Senate and gubernatorial campaigns, Presidential politics and political developments. He is also a twice-a-week columnist for Roll Call, Capitol Hill’s premier newspaper.

Interesting article about Rep. Kanjorski and the Democrat controlled Congress

May 29, 2008

We dont cover national news here at ROM very often but we thought this article was interesting: -ROM

Exactly how would a donkey spell the word F-R-A-U-D?
By Cal Thomas
Fox News
Thursday, May 29, 2008 2:30 AM EDT

Fraud: “deceit, trickery … or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.”

The HBO movie “Recount” tells the story from the Democratic Party point of view that the 2000 presidential election was improperly won by George W. Bush because of the trickery of his fellow Republicans and the Supreme Court. That has been shown to be untrue by no less a source than the reliably liberal and pro-Democratic New York Times, but facts rarely influence propaganda.

Here’s a better example of fraud straight from the donkey’s mouth that you can bet will never be told on film. It comes courtesy of 12-term Congressman Paul Kanjorski. During a town meeting last August in his Pennsylvania district, Rep. Kanjorski made a remarkable statement about the 2006 election in which Democrats recaptured the majority. Rep. Kanjorski acknowledged that he and his fellow Democrats “sort of stretched the facts” about their intention to end the war in Iraq and bring American troops home.

A video of his remarks, now on YouTube, shows Kanjorski explaining that Democrats pushed the rhetoric about the war “as far as we can to the end of the fleet — didn’t say it, but we implied it — that if we won the congressional elections we could stop the war.” Democrats also promised to bring down gas prices if they won a majority. That worked out well, didn’t it?

“Now anybody who’s a good student of government,” continued Kanjorski in a condescending manner, “would know it wasn’t true.” I wonder how non-students of government felt about that insult? “But you know,” he said, “the temptation to want to win back the Congress — we sort of stretched the facts.”

Kanjorski would have done well to reflect on that part of the Lord’s Prayer that asks that we not be led into temptation.

Many politicians “stretch the facts” at some point in their careers, but this was more than that. While Republicans do the same thing on another level — like campaigning for spending cuts and then outspending Democrats when they become a majority — what Kanjorski has admitted to is outright fraud. Those who don’t believe in the war, which includes some Republicans, had a right to believe that if they cast their votes for Democrats in the 2006 election, a Democratic congressional majority would end the war. Instead, while huffing and puffing about it, Democrats have continued to approve funds for Iraq and Afghanistan, attaching numerous pet pork projects. Pork covers a multitude of sins.

Some Democrats have made their careers by lying about Republicans and their attempts at necessary reforms of Social Security. My Democratic friend, Bob Beckel, likes to tell the story of his mother who lived in Florida and called him after seeing campaign commercials, which he produced, that claimed Republicans were about to eliminate Social Security. Beckel says he told her, “Mom, don’t worry about it. You vote for Democrats on Tuesday and come Wednesday, your Social Security will be back.”

Kanjorski has taken cynicism about Washington and politicians to a new and lower level.

No wonder the disapproval rating of Congress is higher than it is for President Bush — 76 percent disapprove of this Democratic Congress, according to both the latest Quinnipiac and Gallup surveys; 67 percent disapprove of President Bush.

In cases of fraud, the victim usually has redress in the courts. With political fraud, voters must seek redress at the polls.

They should start — but not stop — with Rep. Kanjorski, who is faced with his first competitive race since 2002. But he has a lot of co-conspirators and even one who is not a “good student of government” ought to know when they’ve been duped by fraudulent political practices.

Cal Thomas hosts “After Hours” on Fox News Channel. Readers can e-mail him at CalThomas@tribune.com.

DCCC Tries To Launch An All Out Race War In MS-01

May 12, 2008

Now THIS is Racial Politics at it’s absolute worst. The DCCC should be Ashamed of themselves.

From the Article that the DCCC cites:

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis said Thursday he would be willing to display the Jefferson Davis statue, which is in Downtown Memphis, near City Hall at the end of Northwest Drive.

Horn Lake Mayor Nat Baker also said he would take the statues of Davis and of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest “in a heartbeat, even if we’d have to find some privately owned land to put them on.”

Davis said he isn’t “pushing” for the statue of Davis, despite some news reports saying otherwise.

“All I said was we’d be willing to give the statue a home,” Davis said. “That’s as far as my conversation with Gary Roper went.”

Davis said he hasn’t talked with any public official in Memphis about acquiring the statue.

He also said he doesn’t know what the exact process of obtaining the statue would be.

“I don’t even know if Memphis is even going to move it or not,” Davis said. “We were asked if we could give it a home and we said ‘yes.’ We’re not going to pay for it.

So “wanted to honor” and “try to honor” is’nt just a stretch it is complete and total bullcrap. They are talking about the WRONG STATUE!!!! This is FEAR BASED, RACIALLY MOTIVATED AND FALSE.

***Update*** Confirmed This is completely false because Davis was referring to the JEFFERSON DAVIS STATUE, NOT THE NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST STATUE. THIS IS A FLAT OUT LIE AND FABRICATION IT WAS THE MAYOR OF HORN LAKE THAT WANTED THE STATUE IN QUESTION.

Now that “Flyergate” has become national news we remind all you big boy bloggers that you saw it here first.

-ROM

Senatobia Democrat Endorses Davis

May 8, 2008

This should help get the Tate County Vote out. -ROM

Too close to call
An Editorial May 08, 2008

In this wild and crazy election year, even Mississippi’s First Congressional District is getting national attention.

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The stakes are high – so high that even the Vice President scheduled a trip to boost Southaven Mayor Greg Davis. To counter, Democratic candidate Travis Childers has been selling gasoline at several north Mississippi service stations for $1.25 a gallon.

The television ads have been poor quality and low down on both sides, though technically the ads were not paid for by the candidates but by their national affiliates.

Davis is the best option. He has been a good mayor for one of the state’s fastest growing cities.

The district was heavily gerrymandered by the Mississippi House of Representatives to produce a Democratic winner, so we’ll just have to see how it comes out.
©The Democrat 2008