The Health Care overhaul – it’s all about the “O”
Presidents generally start thinking about their legacy in the months before their terms end. In the case of Barack Obama, his self-absorption began shortly after his election (well, it actually probably began shortly after birth, but I have no information about that period of his life…). He has thrived on the cult of personality that developed around him during his campaign and thereafter. He’s addicted | Read More »
Claire McCaskill’s staff shows their profound concern for Missourians
…by flipping them off, locking them out, and calling the police on them. As Gateway Pundit reports, this past Friday a Tea Party protest outside Democrat Senator McCaskill’s offices in St. Louis was received by her staff with obscene gestures and a refusal to hear their concerns. The protesters were voicing their objections to socialized, government-controlled healthcare and the inevitable (and already-proposed) tax increases and | Read More »
What is this obsession Democrats have with transforming their heroes into religious icons?
First it was the messianic depictions of Obama’s head surrounded by a halo or pasted onto pictures of Jesus or depicted in a white, glowing robe…a quick search of “Obama Jesus” on Google Images finds numerous examples of this (of course some of these are mocking the messianic complex the Left has about their hero). Now a prominent Democrat has decided that President Obama’s Supreme | Read More »
Does Obama have to serve a penalty for lying to the Pope?
Last week during his visit with Pope Benedict XVI, Barack Obama made the ludicrous claim that he “wants fewer abortions” and “would work to limit how many abortions take place each year in the United States”. Now I suppose that the Pope doesn’t spend a lot of time paying attention to United States politics or he would have realized that Obama was telling a bald-faced lie, | Read More »
*Another* stimulus? Well, folks, remember – it’s OBAMA’S deficit
There’s talk in DC about how the current stimulus isn’t working, so we really need another stimulus to really get the economy going. In yesterday’s Kansas City Star, columnist E. Thomas McClanahan commented about the thought of another “stimulus”: Former Clinton Treasury man Roger Altman had a troubling piece the other day in The Wall Street Journal, saying that quite soon we’ll be facing a big | Read More »
The polls are turning on Sotomayor
I’m not particularly sold on Sonia Sotomayor one way or the other, other than to believe that nothing good could ever come from Obama. My lawyer colleagues here on Redstate are much better versed on the merits of her rulings and arguments in the courtroom, but they are not necessarily free to pass judgment on them, as there could be conflicts of interest in the | Read More »
Schizophrenia: A form of psychosis marked by a strong tendency to dissociate oneself from reality. Schizophrenia is often characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and inappropriate reactions to situations. The word schizophrenia is often used informally as well as scientifically to indicate a split personality. (from The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition) One thing I’ve always agreed with was the title of Michael Savage’s book “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder,” as | Read More »
Steelman out of the race for the MO Senate seat?
The Hill is reporting tonight that it is looking more and more like Sarah Steelman may decide to forego a challenge to MO Rep. Roy Blunt in the primary for Kit Bond’s Senate seat. Instead she may try to run for Blunt’s current 7th District House seat in Missouri. Former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman appears increasingly less likely to run against Blunt, and she acknowledged | Read More »
Barack’s Jesus talk
For several years now the Democrats have sought to overcome the GOP’s advantage with Christian voters. But their attempts to use “Jesus talk” have not been taken seriously by Christian conservatives, as their policies have largely flown in the face of their words. There are some on the so-called “Christian Left” who have taken up with the Democrats, much like they have accused Christian conservatives | Read More »
The Conservative Continuum
There has been much discussion around these parts of late about “50%ers,” “squishes,” “moderates,” and all manner of other adjectives to describe those who do not appear to be “strict” conservatives. But what does that mean? As I’ve stated here several times, conservatism isn’t binary. There is no on- or off-switch that magically turns one into a conservative. And although there are philosophers, authors, etc. | Read More »
The impact of a book (open thread…)
As I was surfing my various regular web haunts this morning, I ran across an entry at NRO’s The Corner that resonated significantly with me. John J. Miller cites a couple of reader inputs to a blurb about Bruce Catton’s classic “Golden Book of the Civil War“. This reference sent me back, as that book was probably THE thing that triggered my interest in the | Read More »
A new face in the 2010 Missouri Senate race?
Several sources are reporting today that a new name has emerged on the Republican side of the quest to replace Christopher “Kit” Bond in the U.S. Senate. Thomas Schweich, a law school professor at St. Louis’s Washington University and an attorney with Bryan Cave, is apparently being recruited by former MO Senator John C. Danforth, former Hungary ambassador and Bush cousin Bert Walker, and former | Read More »
The votes are in: No Gitmo terrorists in our backyards
Brothers Dan and Brian wrote earlier this week about the pushback the Obamanauts are encountering in their efforts to shut down Gitmo and ship the terrorists into the US. It seems that unbelievable assertions such as Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) blathering that terrorists should get the “same due process as our own troops” and that somehow trying to keep terrorists out of America is a | Read More »
What was that about a 60th vote in the Senate?
When Senator Arlen Specter made the jump from Republican to Democrat last week, the buzz was that the Dems were ever so much closer to that “crucial” 60th vote in the Senate. Well, apparently Arlen isn’t going to be so cooperative. From today’s MTP: GREGORY: It was reported this week that when you met with the president, you said, “I will be a loyal democrat. | Read More »
A brief Missouri Senate 2010 update
A couple of items on the forthcoming US Senate race in MO for retiring Senator Kit Bond’s seat Sarah Steelman filed her 1Q2009 disclosure report for the Missouri Ethics Commission this week. There’s a big glaring number in there: a $770,000 debt from the 2008 gubernatorial race. That is one whopping big hole to start with if/when she decides whether or not to run. But | Read More »
On restricting the franchise
A few days ago, several RS contributors discussed how and why the U.S. should consider restricting the “franchise,” i.e. the right to vote. This semi-unserious discussion was triggered by a recent Rasmussen survey showing that only 53% of Americans believe that capitalism is preferable to socialism. In fact, this survey shows that for those under 30, it’s almost a dead heat – 37% prefer capitalism, but | Read More »
The Eunuch-in-Chief shows his ineptitude by negotiating with terrorists
The Somali “pirates” are at it again, and this time they’ve provided the United States with that foreign policy crisis that VPOTUS Biden predicted would occur. The pirates terrorists are now targeting US-flagged and manned vessels, and that puts our Eunuch-in-Chief in a position where he must (heaven forbid) make a real decision. To no one’s surprise, he and his administration have decided to play | Read More »
Someone must have kicked the TOTUS’ plug out of the wall
It was inevitable that the foreign press would eventually catch on to the buffoonish nature of Obama’s non-teleprompted persona. And so it has. The Guardian’s John Crace updates us on what the POTUS is thinking when functioning sans TOTUS. Here’s an excerpt: Barack Obama: ”I, I, would say that, er … pause [I HAVEN'T A CLUE] … if you look at … pause [WHO IS THIS NICK ROBINSON JERK?] … the, the | Read More »
The American public discovers that (gasp) Obama is a LIBERAL
Opinion polls ratings for the Prez continue to dive. All the major polling groups are showing a shrinking approval-to-disapproval ratio. Today Pew Research, Gallup and CNN all published new numbers, and all showed significant slips. The Pew polling showed a rather amusing result: Pew attributes Obama’s slippage in its poll to a change in public perception about his political leanings, with respondents saying by 44 | Read More »
Obama tries to kill charities
We are all aware that Barack Obama is on the path to move the USA towards his vision of a socialist paradise. Hidden in Obama’s budget proposal is another plan to raise taxes – but this time it’s being done on the backs of those who are trying to help the needy and unfortunate: charities. His budget proposal calls for reducing the deductibility of charitable | Read More »