What if the tables were turned?
Yesterday, members of the Afghanistan Taliban murdered ten Christian doctors in cold blood, execution-style. These doctors, from several countries and church backgrounds (including my own denomination) had been providing medical services to Afghan villagers. They hiked for more than 10 hours over rugged mountains — unarmed and without security — to bring medical care to isolated Afghan villagers until their humanitarian mission took a tragic | Read More »
The Obama Jobs Program: Ship ’em to Sri Lanka
In June, 2010, there were roughly 14 million unemployed Americans. President Obama has made much noise about saving or creating jobs, jobs bills, and extending unemployment benefits. My dad used to say “actions speak louder than words”, and Barack Obama’s actions belie his claims to care about creation of jobs. Case in point: training programmers in Sri Lanka to offshore American jobs. Despite President Obama’s | Read More »
George Santayana is oft-quoted for his statement “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. It seems that those in the Obama administration are serial abusers of this violation. If for some reason you doubted this, look no farther than this political cartoon from 1934: Read the sign in the lower left closely. Sound familiar? There is some question as to whether | Read More »
TARP, Roy, Robin and the Republicans
Things looked very grim for the financial markets in 2008. Things were occurring very rapidly and few really understood what was going on during those weeks (here is a reminder of the turmoil that went on during that period) I saw a number of articles and emails that indicated that there could be a massive collapse of financial institutions that made the 1929 Black Tuesday, | Read More »
The Restful President
I sure wish the RNC would run spots like this: I think he should be clear about it, too. This is your open thread for the day… UPDATE: Lookee here – now it seems that our Restful President is going to add basketball to his “We will not rest” arsenal. I’m thinking maybe this game won’t occur in Cleveland…
Roy Blunt’s ad campaign begins
MO Congressman Roy Blunt is running for the MO Senate seat currently occupied by Christopher “Kit” Bond, who will be retiring at the end of his current term. I’ve been fairly regular in criticisms of Blunt’s Dem opponent, Robin Carnahan, a typical leftist Obama acolyte. But today we’ll just stick (mostly) to a simple post of the spot that is kicking off Rep. Blunt’s advertising | Read More »
“ObamaCare – Three Months of Broken Promises”
A couple of weeks ago I gave the GOP a hard time about not paying close enough to the disastrous ObamaCare legislation and allowing Americans to forget about what has been rammed down our throats by the Democrats. Today, House Minority Leader John Boehner’s office published a thorough analysis of the “Three Months of Broken Promises” brought on by this abomination, and in doing so, | Read More »
Rep. Joe Barton: Right, but at the wrong time
By now we’ve all heard about Rep. Joe Barton’s apology to BP for the government’s “shakedown” of forcing them to fund a $20B slush fund to pay for the Gulf oil spill damages. On the surface, Barton’s statement was correct, and he should not have had to apologize for it. But, he should never have said a word in the first place. Sometimes it is | Read More »
Where has all the outrage gone?
The conventional wisdom during the health care rationing fight was that the Democrats wanted to pass their so-called “reform” legislation as quickly as possible so it could be swept under the rug and out of the eyes of the electorate, since they knew the American people didn’t like it (oh, but we’d learn to like it later, once we found out what was in it). | Read More »
Barack Lobster – Down, Down … goes his credibility
It was a joy to read this article from the UK Telegraph this morning. It illustrates just how low Barack Obama has sunk with the latest in a long string of bumblings and fumblings. His popularity continues to tank after a brief flirtation with recovery following his successful implementation of healthcare rationing. In the piece, the Telegraph’s Toby Harnden calls out Obama for his inept | Read More »
Reading is not a strength for the Robin Carnahan campaign
This past week, the campaign for Democrat Senate candidate Robin Carnahan released a hit video criticizing Republican Senate candidate Rep. Roy Blunt about his response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The video claims that “BP’s Bill for Cleanup is only $75M” and that supposedly, Blunt is OK with that. One problem: current law does NOT cap cleanup costs at $75M. | Read More »
Roy Blunt and Robin Carnahan on the Kagan nomination
Missourians are no doubt curious about what the two leading candidates in the 2010 Missouri Senate race think about President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. So what do the two key candidates have to say? Republican Congressman Roy Blunt, on what the GOP and the Senate should do: Judicial nominees should meet a substantially different | Read More »
Poor Robin Carnahan. It was *not* a good week for her.
After a week like this, Robin Carnahan was probably wishing she was a banking executive lawyer again, because running for Senate was not kind to her. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, Carnahan made reference to our dependence on foreign oil: “We’re swapping depending on foreign oil with dependence on Chinese-made wind turbans (sic) and solar cells,” she said. Um, Ms. Carnahan – | Read More »
Could Obama be girding for a healthcare repeal fight?
The NYT reports this morning that Barack Obama, like many presidents before him, is now seeking line-item veto authority. President Obama, in his latest effort to signal fiscal responsibility against the rising debt, plans this month to ask Congress to give him and future presidents greater power to try to delete individual items from spending bills. In doing so, Mr. Obama will join a long | Read More »
“Let’s hope their bombs don’t work” is not a strategy
The Times Square Bomber apparently didn’t pay too close attention at suicide bomber school while in Pakistan, as his attempt to detonate his SUV appears to have been somewhat “amateurish.” Likewise, the Christmas day pantybomber similarly seems to have missed out on some training. But eventually, one of these terrorists is going to blow something up and a lot of Americans are going to die. | Read More »