Archive for January 5th, 2010

Wonder what you would find if you frisked the stories online that I didn’t have time to cover on Frisk A Liberal today?


  1. The Carter Syndrome
  2. Obama’s Can’t-Do Style
  3. Video: They Stole Our Future, But They Cannot Break Our Will
  4. Great News: CIA Watching The Ice Melt

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the head of C-SPAN?

Answer: He wants Congress to open up the health-care talks on television.

Props to the man in charge of C-SPAN – CEO Brian Lamb – for finally attempting to take some action:

The head of C-SPAN has implored Congress to open up the last leg of health care reform negotiations to the public, as top Democrats lay plans to hash out the final product among themselves.

C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb wrote to leaders in the House and Senate Dec. 30 urging them to open “all important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings,” to televised coverage on his network.

“The C-SPAN networks will commit the necessary resources to covering all of the sessions LIVE and in their entirety,” he wrote.

Congressional leaders, however, reportedly are expected to bypass the traditional conference committee process, in which lawmakers from both parties and chambers meet to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of a bill. Instead, The Associated Press reports that top Democrats at the House, Senate and White House will figure out the final product in three-way talks before sending it back to both chambers for a final vote.

This format would seem ideal for closed-door meetings, which congressional Democrats have used many times to figure out sensitive provisions in the health care bill — though President Obama pledged during the campaign to open up health care talks to C-SPAN’s cameras.

Hmm… Will the Democrats comply with Brian Lamb’s request? Of course not! They much rather hide from the C-SPAN cameras and pass out hundreds of millions of dollars in favors/bribes to buy votes from fellow Democrats. This doesn’t sound like the type of transparency that the American people voted for when Barack Obama kept promising this:

Ugh… Are we allowed to say that he lied yet? 😕

Side-Note: If there’s one thing that President Obama has reformed while in office, it would be the definition of ‘transparency’. Here’s the new definition:

Votes in the dead of night, committee processes that produce strawman bills, and Senators scurrying from camera lenses to dole out favors and cash to one another.

Sounds about right.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked Lt. Gov. John Cherry’s gubernatorial campaign today?

Answer: Done.

The Detroit News reports:

Democratic Lt. Gov. John Cherry will make a major announcement about his political future around noon today. Party sources say he has decided against running for Michigan governor.

Longtime party fundraiser Faylene Owen confirmed today Cherry, who had not formally entered the race, won’t try to succeed Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, saying the tough economy and Granholm’s record have made it difficult for Cherry to raise money.


Cherry’s apparent decision to drop out makes House Speaker Andy Dillon of Redford Township the favorite for the Democratic nomination, Ferguson said. Dillon has said he’ll decide this month whether to run.

Other Democratic candidates who have launched campaigns or indicated an interest in the governor’s race include state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith of Salem Township, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, former Flint Mayor Don Williamson, former state Rep. John Freeman of Madison Heights and former Michigan State University football coach George Perles.

To be honest, if you were an individual keeping an eye on Michigan’s gubernatorial race, you probably saw this one coming. After all, it’s never a good sign when your trailing two of your potential GOP rivals by double digits and a third by five points. I think it’s safe to say that if John Cherry was the Democrat’s front runner, the shadow of Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s failed policies would lurk over his shoulders – similar to George W. Bush’s shadow over Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in the 2008 election.

Well conservatives… Is this a good thing or a bad thing for the up coming 2010 gubernatorial election?

*UPDATE* – January 5, 2009

Hours after Lt. Gov. John Cherry announced he wouldn’t run for governor, it appears that Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero (D) will make an announcement soon that he will be running for Governor of Michigan:

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says he plans to announce soon if he’s getting into the governor’s race, and made that move seem likely.

He said Tuesday in a statement that he’s “prepared to fight to restore Michigan’s economy” and noted many people “seeking bold and new leadership have urged me to run.”


Bernero filed the paperwork to start up an exploratory committee for governor two weeks ago.

Once again, another move by the Democrats that a lot of people saw coming – at least the citizens of Lansing, Michigan. Unfortunately for Virg, 81% of registered, active 2010 voters don’t even recognize his name. Here’s a description by the GOP of Michigan that basically sums up Virg Bernero:

A career politician, who bounced from county commission to state House to state Senate then to mayor to escape term limits.  He is referred to as “America’s Angriest Mayor.”  A major Granholm supporter, he has a near perfect voting record in support of the Granholm Administration.  Think Howard Dean meets Nancy Pelosi.

Not to mention, the guy jumps around easy, direct questions while talking faster than an auctioneer bidding away your house. Watch and see:

Whoa there Vrig. It’s called breathing… Take some deep breaths before you pass out. 😆

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest Rasmussen poll on the Massachusetts special senate election?

Answer: Scott Brown (R) might have a chance.

There’s some good news today, because the latest Rasmussen Reports gives conservatives and Republicans a little hope in Massachusetts:

State Attorney General Martha Coakley holds a nine-point lead over her Republican rival, state Senator Scott Brown, in Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate election to fill the seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Coakley ahead of Brown 50% to 41%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.

The special Senate election will be held on January 19 and special elections typically feature low turnout. That’s one reason the race appears to be a bit closer than might typically be expected for a Senate race in Massachusetts. Kennedy carried 69% of the vote when he was reelected in 2006.


Both candidates get better than 70% of the vote from members of their respective parties, but Brown leads 65% to 21% among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties. In Massachusetts, however, Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans and it is very difficult for the GOP to compete except in special circumstances. Eight percent (8%) of Democrats remain undecided while just 3% of Republicans are in that category.


Special elections are typically decided by who shows up to vote and it is clear from the data that Brown’s supporters are more enthusiastic. In fact, among those who are absolutely certain they will vote, Brown pulls to within two points of Coakley. That suggests a very low turnout will help the Republican and a higher turnout is better for the Democrat.

I give state Senator Scott Brown (R) a lot of credit on this campaign. Without much help from the RNC or NRSC, he’s worked his tail off traveling the state of Massachusetts and gathering constituent’s support. Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Martha Coakley went on a 20 day vacation before the January 19th special election:

Where’s Martha?  Why didn’t she put out a statement regarding the attempted terrorist attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab?  She is on vacation with 20 days to go until the election. Does Martha already need the rest or she just the most cocky candidate in the Commonwealth’s history?

Martha did make some time for a couple of campaign items such as refusing to debate Scott Brown one-on-one.  During this election, she believes that every candidate has a right to be heard.  That belief does not really cut it when Martha previously refused to debate her opponent in 2006.

A little cocky don’t you think!? Hopefully the enthusiasm for a conservative victory is largely underestimated in the state of Massachusetts, because it would be a great feat to frighten those Democrats and disrupt them from calling ‘shotty’ on Sen. Kennedy’s seat.

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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) endorses Scott Brown:

*UPDATE* – January 5, 2009

CLICK HERE – Listen to Scott Brown’s interview on Laura Ingram’s radio show.

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)

Wonder what you would find if you frisked Rep. Alan Grayson’s (D-FL) interview on MSNBC?

Answer: Apparently he believes that Satan should write former Vice President Dick Cheney’s book introduction.

This guy is just full of class every time he opens his mouth about the opposition. 🙄 Congressmen like Rep. Grayson are the reason why Americans don’t trust politicians – especially radical liberal Democrats.

Putting Rep. Grayson’s idiocy aside for a second… The most entertaining part was when MSNBC host Ed Schultz asked Rep. Grayson what he would say to Dick Cheney’s face if he had the chance, haha. I am pretty sure we all know that answer and it’s not any of the completely outrageous statements he’s been making on his television safe haven: MSNBC.

Watch Rep. Grayson (D-FL) hide in his office and run from FOX News’ Griff Jenkins:

Hmm, Rep. Grayson (D-FL) with guts? Pfff… What a joke. 😆

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