Considering Senatorial pot odds.
With the defeat of Richard Lugar in Indiana, Republican’s have once again decided to play double or nothing with a senate seat. I am agnostic on whether this is a good idea or not because I am simply not smart enough to know. In poker the odds are implacable. If you can bet 10% into a $300 pot and your cards give you a 15% | Read More »
The American Prospect needs our help.
For some reason now obscured by the passage of time I once signed up with The American Prospect. (Probably so I could comment on a particularly inane article.) Now I get periodical emails from them pushing one issue or another. Today I got a plea from the editor himself Kit Rachlis. It seems The American Prospect has seen its prospects dim of late. Around for | Read More »
Carville again reveals intellectual bankruptcy of the Democrat Party.
The Washington Examiner has a note on a fundraising letter sent out over James Carville’s name. After Mitt tried to steal my line, you know I have to call him out. In Romney’s speech bashing President Obama last night, he said, “It’s still about the economy, and we’re not stupid.” Yeah, it still is about the economy, stupid. It’s about how hucksters like Mitt crashed | Read More »
It’s the narrative, Stupid.
Jonah Goldberg has a great piece today at NRO about the media’s situational dependent judgement on what constitutes a “distraction”. But a larger point must be made that these “distractions” are vitally important to election outcomes. Many conservative apparently don’t understand that “the narrative” is what national politics is all about. Every four years each party pushes a storyline and the winner is the one | Read More »
John Boehner owns Charlie Rose, says Obama “lost his courage”.
John Boehner gets a lot of flack from some quarters but he does an excellent job here in an interview on CBS. I love the look on Boehner’s face and the tone of his voice about a minute in as he explains life to Charlie like a parent talking to a child. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505271_162-57415624/boehner-obama-checked-out-last-labor-day/ This is what we need to see from Mitt Romney and all | Read More »
As Joe Biden might say, this Secret Service breakdown is a BIG %&*$#@ DEAL!
Plenty of attention needs to be aimed at this developing Secret Service mess. The SS through history has been one of the tightest ran and most reliable agencies. Its of rather great importance that they be punctiliously professional given that they are the guys protecting the POTUS and maintaining the credibility of our money by staying on top of counterfeiting world wide. This is not | Read More »
Life is like a long drive on the interstate.
I have an inordinate fondness for analogies and my family could tell you I come up with some strange ones. But I do so because analogies are ever so helpful in communicating ideas to other people (dogs and cats not so much). It occurred to me recently that life in these United States is much like a long drive along a major interstate. Meal breaks | Read More »
President Romney: It can happen
Now that virtually everyone including Newt Gingrich believes that Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee it is time to pivot toward the general election and cast an eye on how Romney matches up with Barack Obama. While many conservatives are quite glum about our prospects, in recent weeks I have become more hopeful as it appears the macro factors are increasingly in Romney’s favor. | Read More »
Why is Wolf Blitzer shocked?
I’m beginning to suspect that the unfolding GSA scandal may be a REALLY BIG story that causes Barack Obama no end of problems. Major political scandals often start quietly and build drip by revelatory drip until too late the people at the epicenter realize the “Oh crap” alarm should have sounded weeks ago. But today’s diary is inspired not by the latest revolting information contained | Read More »
VARTELAS v. HOLDER,
Unless you’re an attorney who specializes in immigration issues its likely that you didn’t recognize the Supreme Court case I used for a title. In brief Panagis Vartelas was born in Greece, came to the U.S. in 1979 on a student visa, became a permanent resident in 1989, started a business in 1992, was convicted of a non-violent offense in 1994 and served four months. | Read More »