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Rush Limbaugh Endorses Kean Jr.

Posted by Mike on October 25, 2006

Rush Limbaugh just extended an olive branch to Tom Kean Jr. by endorsing him in his bid for the Senate. According to Rush, NJ voters should vote for Kean because “We need another Lincoln Chafee.” Heh.

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Levin May Have Elected Menendez. Does it Really Matter?

Posted by Mike on October 25, 2006

Last night, I listened to Mark Levin on WABC. Responding to a press release for Republican Senate candidate Tom Kean Jr. slandering Rush Limbaugh, Levin stated that he couldn’t vote for Kean. What followed was call after call from conservatives who intend, among other things, to stay home, write in Santorum (my favorite response), or simply leave the paradise that is New Jersey. Kean needs to reach out to the political center if he wants to win, but he also needs support from normal Americans. Levin may have convinced enough normal Americans to stay home. Menendez should be thrilled.

Levin acknowledged the bind in which NJ conservatives find themselves. The Democrat is a partisan, liberal crook. The Republican is RINO scum who obviously has no problem running to the nearest camera in Chuck Schumer fashion to criticize conservatives (falsely in this case) in a pathetic attempt to win the fawning admiration of the liberal media. New Jersey pubbies are in a difficult position. I’d probably stick with Kean because he supports tax cuts and the war in Iraq. That said, I understand Levin’s frustration.

Several in the leftist media claim that Rush Limbaugh mocked Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease on his program. This did not happen. Limbaugh simply argued that like so many others, Fox was being exploited as a victim and infallible human shield for a libeal point of view. Limbaugh was sympathetic. There was no mocking. For Kean to parrot this leftist line is despicable. Kean does not deserve to be a United States Senator. The trouble is, niether does Menendez.

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Michael Barone’s Projections (House)

Posted by Mike on October 25, 2006

Predictions are a difficult business. This is especially true in politics. This is especially true when it comes to the House of Representatives. This is especially true in a year when you have an avalanche of Democrat-oversampled media push polls designed to depress conservative turnout.

I’ve been told many times that I have a pretty good track record when it comes to predicting the outcomes of elections, but I will not even venture a guess when it comes to this year’s House races because I have been fairly inattentive to the big picture. Rather than pontificating on something I know little about, I’ll provide a link to Michael Barone’s projections.

If you choose to follow only one political prophet, follow Barone. His track record on political fortune telling is second to none. In 1994, Barone was the first pundit to suggest that Republicans could win control of the House for the first time in 40 years. He was also the first pundit to comment on President Bush outperforming exit polls on Election Night 2004. No one can predict the future, but no one comes closer than Michael Barone.

Using a combination of polling data, trends, and his own experience, Barone estimates an outcome of 219 seats for Democrats to 216 for the Republicans. Basically, it’s too close to call. Conservatives, make sure you vote!

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Germany Steps up under Merkel

Posted by Ryan on October 25, 2006

Angela Merkel’s government has decided that needs a military of theater/global caliber to be able to join international peace-keeping and stabilization forces in conflicts around the world. It’s about time another member of Old Europe step up besides the Brits!

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