Really, Mr. President?
The White House yesterday responded to Dick Cheney. From the White House blog (emphasis added): “Second, the former Vice President makes the clearly untrue claim that the President – who is this nation’s Commander-in-Chief – needs to realize we are at War. I don’t think anyone realizes this very hard reality more than President Obama.“ Really? Not anyone?
Michael Moore To Boycott Constitution
On Twitter today, Jake Tapper points to a Michael Moore tweet, screencapped below: Certainly there is some humor in the idea of a Michael Moore-led boycott of an entire state as being anything the state would notice, but it gets even funnier when you realize how ignorant the outrage industry on the left really can be. For example, take at look at this excerpt from | Read More »
Another Czar Bites The Dust
In the flurry of news this week, you may have missed another body tossed under the insatiable Obama bus: Internet Czar Susan Crawford. The Obama administration has faced a vocal and growing opposition to the radical so-called net neutrality advocated by folks like Crawford and FCC Chair Julius Genachowski. Bi-partisan opposition, I hasten to add. The radicals in the administration, whose views are shared by | Read More »
Barbara Boxer’s Bipolar Bipartisanship
As Moe foreshadowed on Tuesday, SENATOR Barbara Boxer decided to make an end-run around Republicans on the Senate Enviromental and Public Works Comittee by voting on cap-and-trade legislation with no republicans present. The Briefing room reports today on the SENATOR’s rule-breaking: Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today on Fox News said that committee rules dictate that at least two members of the minority must be present | Read More »
The Internet is a Frikkin Valuable Thing
USA Today this week ran a shocking story which revealed just how easy it was to buy one’s way into cherry appointments, reporting that 40% of his top bundlers have been awarded administration posts. Moe Lane highlights all the other perks and benefits being showered on “the money” as well. Today Big Government highlights something worth reiterating. USA Today goes on to report that one | Read More »
Governator Sends a Message
Reading the story posted here, the sourcing seems a little thin. Still, it’s moving very fast on Twitter and I thought I’d post a quick mention. The blog has a picture of an official letter that was reportedly sent by Governor Schwarzenegger to Assemblyman Ammiano of San Francisco regarding the Governor’s veto of a bill. However, close inspection of the first letter of each line | Read More »
Forget Fox: White House vs Treasury Department
“Of course we requested an interview.”Fox News Senior VicePresident Michael Clemente Over the last few days there has been an explosion of stories regarding a Fox News report that claimed Fox was, initially, deliberately snubbed by the Treasury Department. Only after other networks in the press pool objected to the exclusion was Fox added to the list of participants, with Major Garrett eventually conducting the | Read More »
Evolution of the Obama Message II
Earlier this year I outlined the phases of the evolution of the Obama “message.” Here they are again, with another update. Throughout the campaign and on into January of this year: February’s phase II: March and April “World Apology Tour” theme: . So now we come to the latest stage in the evolution …October’s “Fox isn’t news” love us or else media assault: . Consider | Read More »
John Ziegler Offers Keith Olbermann $100K
Last night on Countdown, Keith Olbermann covered the WCPAC confrontation between John Ziegler and David Keene. Amid the obligatory and well-worn “chuckling about the end of conservatives as we know them” routine Keith likes to trot out 9 or 10 times per episode, he suggests that perhaps Ziegler is just “defending his own crush.” You get that? See Palin is a woman. So people who | Read More »
Ziegler Makes Waves Left and Right
There has been no small amount of buzz on the right the last few days in the wake of Western CPAC. There were two dramas this weekend, one decidedly more dramatic than the other, which are both symptomatic of some deep problems with the conference and, generally, with the state of activism on the right. The less dramatic of the two involved my friend Ed | Read More »
The Totally Real And Not Fake Stupid Quotes Shenaniganza!
RRRAAAACCCCIIIIISSSSSSTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s what the MSM had to say in comments about Rush Limbaugh’s recent bid to purchase the St. Louis Rams. According to some guy I overheard at the mall, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs suggested that Limbaugh owning the Rams “is exactly the same as slavery, but fatter.” And then there’s what Helen Thomas probably said, “Rush to what window? With a ram? | Read More »
Open Thread: Nobelympics
This is an open thread so you can talk about anything. And if you can’t think of anything, well … I’ll give you a topic: Obama was denied the Olympics, then he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Each is hilarious and terrible in different ways. Discuss. Bring the funny, but keep it clean (cough speciallist cough). If you choose to post an image or | Read More »
Obama’s Snark Czar
“.. it’s a very intimidating kind of thing” – Anita Dunn on attacking the press. Over the course of the last year, the Obama administration has taken on an increasingly hostile tone towards critical press. During the campaign, of necessity, it was more muted (although not nonexistent, as conservative reporters discovered). Since the inauguration, however, the practice has become more frequent and more sophisticated. Time | Read More »
Whereas The House Has No Honor …
The House voted today to block a resolution to remove Charlie Rangel from his chair on the Ways and Means committee. With 6 complicit Republicans, House Democrats prevented both a vote and any further debate by sending it to die in committee. The resolution, brought by Rep. John Carter (R-TX), essentially vanishes now, because, as Rep. Carter pointed out via parliamentary inquiry, the committee has | Read More »
Boy Are People Upset About The Olympics
. Consider this an open thread. (Oh, and if you aren’t familiar with the genre, here you go.) Update: See also here.
Violent Protests are Neat-o!! … now.
I love these little now and then moments, don’t you? HuffPo Now: Protesters have taken to the streets of Pittsburgh in opposition to the Group of 20 summit taking place Thursday and Friday. The protests have turned violent, the AP reports, with demonstrators rolling trash bins towards police, and officers firing tear gas back. Read more here. Check out this slideshow of protesters and vote | Read More »
Crossing America For Liberty
Last week I flew to Oakland, California. I’ve been to Cali before, but never that far north. In Oakland, I met up with the American Liberty Tour, which consisted of two RVs, ten people, and one message, diffuse though it may be. As we headed north to Sacramento, my first tour stop, I saw the Golden Gate Bridge away in the misty distance. One more | Read More »
Where will you be next week?
This year has seen a surge in conservative activism like I’ve never seen in my adult life. Many of you here at Redstate have been a part of that. We’ve been to tea parties. We’ve donated money to candidates and to causes. We’ve spoken up at the town hall meetings. We gathered in Atlanta. We emailed and called capitol hill. We acted. Next week, for | Read More »
Don’t Drink the Skool-Aid
“Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.”-White House suggestion for post-speech activity for students. Keep ‘em home.That should be the motto of every conservative with children in public school on the 8th of this month. That’s the day | Read More »
Respect The Dead
When a polarizing figure dies, there is sometimes an impulse to ignore courtesy and to instead viciously attack. The glowing tributes can create a visceral push-back instinct. But upon the day of a man’s passing, respect for the pain of his loved ones, and yes, even his ideological fellows and followers, is a proper thing. There is no shame in allowing a day for the | Read More »