Category Archives: 2012 Election

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) is Retiring But GOP Needs Quality Candidates by Gregory Hilton


Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) is announcing his retirement today, which means the awful Russ Feingold could come back to inflict more damage on our national security. Continue reading

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New York Special Election: Jane Corwin Will Make a Difference by Gregory Hilton

It was a sad day for conservatives in 1989 when then Rep. Donald Lukens (R-OH) was involved in a sex scandal, but new leaders emerged. The Congressman’s former legislative assistant is now Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) and the man who defeated Lukens in the 1990 GOP primary is now Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Continue reading

The Verdict of History: Comparing The Bush and Obama Records by Gregory Hilton

April 29, 2007: The National Day of Impeachment was organized by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Daniel Ellsberg and Cindy Sheehan.


The Bush Economic Record
President George W. Bush came into office with a recession and left with one, but his overall record is admirable. For 24 quarters we had steady growth, a record not matched by any other President. The Bush tax cuts rescued the economy and provided the nation with low unemployment and continued growth for 5½ straight years. The Dow Jones reached an all time high, and the tax cuts got America out of the dot com recession. Continue reading

Tax Hike Passes By One Vote: Illinois is Nation’s Worst Credit Risk by Gregory Hilton

Illinois is the worst credit risk in the nation because for years its lawmakers have refused to adequately address its budget gap.


The Illinois legislature voted last night to increase the state personal income taxes by 67 percent and business taxes by 46 percent. Illinois now has the highest effective corporate tax rate in the industrialized world, and prior to the vote Illinois ranked 48th in job creation. All Democrats voted yes, and all Republicans in both the House and Senate voted no. The Senate passed the measure at 1:30 am by a 30 to 29 vote margin. Continue reading

The End of the Pelosi Era by Gregory Hilton


At noon on Wednesday this sign will be replaced. After a four year absence, open rules and amendments will return to the House of Representatives. The Senate will no longer be run by a series of cloture motions to cut off debate. Continue reading

Reapportionment: Mapping The New Congressional Districts by Gregory Hilton

New York has lost two seats and it is likely there will be some combination of the districts of Democratic Reps. Joseph Crowley, Carolyn Maloney and Gary Ackerman. The last time New York had 27 House seats was in the early 1820s, when the chamber had 181 seats. The two upstate districts with the heaviest population losses are in the western part of the state and are represented by Democratic Reps. Brian Higgins and Louise Slaughter. With a Democratic Governor and state Assembly and a GOP Senate, expect each party to lose a district.


Yesterday’s release of the Census Bureau data allows the 2012 Congressional reapportionment process to begin. Drawing the new maps will be the subject of considerable speculation for the next six months. The GOP will gain at least six seats, and they are practically assured of pickups in Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Utah. Also, several vulnerable Republicans will see favorable territory added to their districts.
The liberal Huffingtom Post does not agree with this assessment. Their current headline article is “Reapportionment Not Necessarily Good News for Republicans” by Robert Creamer. He is the same author who wrote their analysis explaining why Democrats would keep control of the House. Continue reading

2012 Redistricting: Liberals Release New Software Which Greatly Benefits Conservatives by Gregory Hilton

The GOP could gain anywhere from 10 to 25 Congressional seats through redistricting and reapportionment in 2012.


Political junkies similar to myself will enjoy an outstanding new redistricting application which was updated yesterday. A link to this free program appears below, and users will be impressed with the wide variety of current data which is already available. I have spent many hours playing with this application and I highly recommend it.
It is a lot of fun, but the serious point is that the GOP could gain anywhere from 10 to 25 Congressional seats in 2012. The gains would come through reapportionment and redistricting alone, and this would not involve defeating a single Democratic incumbent. Continue reading