Democrats admit in fundraising email ‘We are completely out of ideas’

dccc_150With under two weeks to go until Election Day, Democrats are seeing the writing on the wall. The conservative blog Jammie Wearing Fools shared a fundraising email — subject line, “Accept Defeat” — from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the content is equal parts hilarious and pathetic:

We are completely out of ideas.

After President Clinton emailed you this morning to ask for help, we really thought we would be in a better place.

But we aren’t. The Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, and the other Republican outside groups are spending millions against us. It’s the biggest spending spree of any midterm election EVER. So big — it doesn’t even look like President Clinton’s email can dig us out of this hole.

There is still time, though. Things are rough, but we’re not ready to accept defeat. If we can bring in 5O,OOO donations before tomorrow’s ad buy deadline, we can get back on track. Will you answer President Clinton’s call-to-action today?

As commenter Jay Guevara pointed out, those are indeed capital “Os” rather than zeros in “5O,OOO.” No wonder they can’t get anyone to open their checkbooks.

Voter fraud EXPOSED in Colorado

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 2.22.17 PMDemocrats want you to believe that voter fraud simply isn’t an issue. In fact some Democrats, such as Donna Brazile, Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, even want you to believe that it doesn’t exist at all:

Thanks to a little undercover work from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas, however, Brazile is serving herself up a big bowl o’ crow:

Today, [O'Keefe] is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship. When he raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS.: “That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.” She then brazenly offered O’Keefe, disguised as a middle-aged college instructor, a job with her group.

The video also shows an encounter with Greenpeace employee Christen Topping, who encourages O’Keefe to seek out unused ballots, such as those that may have been left behind by people who recently moved out of college fraternity houses. According to Topping, “I mean it is putting the votes to good use. So really, truly, like yeah, that is awesome.”

Oh yeah — it’s truly awesome to commit voter fraud.

Watch the video below:

Tom Coburn’s final Wastebook highlights rampant misuse of funds

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 12.22.40 PMSen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his fifth and final “Wastebook” on Wednesday, and it tells a tale of rampant federal misuse of American taxpayer dollars. Coburn lists 100 projects in which funding has been inefficiently spend, including $371,026 spent by the NIH on a study to determine how much moms love their dogs.

Couldn’t that money have gone toward oh, I don’t know — developing an Ebola vaccine?

The list, unfortunately, only gets worse:

  • $1 billion to destroy $16 billion worth of ammo.
  • $2 million for a “Facebook for Fossil Enthusiasts” page and $3 million for a “Think Again, Turn Away” Twitter account aimed at discouraging terrorists from carrying out attacks.
  • The Department of Transportation neglected to fix a bridge in order to spend $200,000 on a Gateway to the Blues music museum on Mississippi’s Highway 61.
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program spent $3.5 million on building water parks instead of housing for the poor.
  • Half a million for a luxury spa and gym for Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.
  • $40 million paid during the first six months of the year to Social Security Administration employees who were on administrative leave for ten days or more.
  • $350 million for a rocket tower in Mississippi just because one of the state’s senators wanted it, even though it serves no purpose for NASA.

Troublingly, that last egregious use of taxpayer money is the fault of Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican. This of course begs the question: If Republicans take control of Congress in two weeks, will they do everything they can to look out for American taxpayers’ best interests? Coburn is, unfortunately, retiring. Will anyone step in to take up his mantle of exposing government waste?

Watch a video of the Wastebook below:

AP-GfK poll: Women most likely to vote want Republicans

What was that about a war on women? According to a new AP-GfK poll, women most likely to vote now prefer Republicans to Democrats by a margin of 44% to 42%:

Women have moved in the GOP’s direction since September. In last month’s AP-GfK poll, 47 percent of female likely voters said they favored a Democratic-controlled Congress while 40 percent wanted the Republicans to capture control. In the new poll, the two parties are about even among women, 44 percent prefer the Republicans, 42 percent the Democrats.

Women aren’t the only ones, however. All likely voters both want and expect the GOP to win a majority in Congress:

Among all adults, 38 percent say they’d like the Democrats to wind up in control of Congress, to 36 percent for the Republicans. But the GOP holds a significant lead among those most likely to cast ballots: 47 percent of these voters favor a Republican controlled-Congress, 39 percent a Democratic one. That’s a shift in the GOP’s favor since an AP-GfK poll in late September, when the two parties ran about evenly among likely voters.

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In all, the poll finds that 55 percent of likely voters now expect Republicans to win control of the Senate, up from 47 percent last month. Democrats have grown slightly more pessimistic on this count since September, with 25 percent expecting the GOP to take control now compared with 18 percent earlier.

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Furthermore, Americans trust the GOP on seven out of nine top issues, including the economy and foreign affairs.

It’s going to be a good Election Day.

Cato Institute opens research center to challenge Federal Reserve

cato-logoThe libertarian think tank Cato Institute on Tuesday opened the Center for Monetary & Financial Alternatives, a research center which Cato President John Allison says will provide “checks and balances, even if just intellectual” to the U.S. Federal Reserve:

The Center for Monetary & Financial Alternatives, boasting two Nobel Prize-winning economists among its academic advisers, will aim to shape the debate around Fed policy in the short run while influencing the academic debate about monetary policy and the existence of the Fed in the long run. It will be directed by former University of Georgia monetary economist and historian George Selgin, who gave up his academic tenure to join Cato.

Cato scholars will weigh in on the topics confronting monetary policy makers, such as how the Fed should move back toward normal monetary policy after amassing a $4.5 trillion balance sheet while trying to boost the economy in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

They also will work in their capacity as a libertarian think tank to affect legislative efforts relating to the Fed, such as a recent effort by House Republicans to require Fed officials such as Chairwoman Janet Yellen to compare their monetary decisions to those that would have followed from a simple monetary policy rule.

Over time, Selgin hopes the research center will persuade mainstream economists to consider alternatives to the Fed, and perhaps even work toward abolishing the central bank altogether. However, Mark Calabria, Cato’s director of financial regulation, stated the research center will not be committed to radical change. Instead, it will seek solutions to the underlying problem of the Fed, which they see as its discretionary power to set the price of money while also regulating the banking system.