White House does an about-face on Bush hit job
If you recall, shortly after the inauguration the Obama team completely replaced whitehouse.gov and gave it the O treatment. Many of us on the right excoriated them for bashing President Bush on various pages on the site. Well, it seems they’ve had second thoughts. In a very clever move, web site ProPublica.org turned on a change tracking system aimed at several key administration web sites, | Read More »
MO Senate 2010 – Roy Blunt to Announce Candidacy Today
To virtually no one’s surprise, today MO Congressman Roy Blunt (MO-7) officially enters the race for Christopher “Kit” Bond’s U.S. Senate seat.. Blunt will be the first GOP candidate to officially enter the race. On Feb. 2nd, MO Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced that she would seek the Democratic nomination for the seat, and as of right now it appears that she may not | Read More »
Gibbs hallucinates – Porkulus is ‘bipartisan’
As we’ve made pretty clear here at RS, The O’s actions thus far have been anything but “a new kind of politics.” And, as expected, the Dems have now embarked on a mission to perpetrate the biggest snow job since winter started – attempting to convince the electorate that the so-called “stimulus” somehow gained “bipartisan” support. On CNN’s “State of the Union,” White House spokesdrone | Read More »
Robin Carnahan may want to move to Australia
In the children’s book “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day”, young Alexander decides that he wants to move to Australia because he was having such a bad day. Perhaps now-U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan might wish to consider a similar strategy…it was a no good very bad week for her this past week. Things were going so swimmingly – she declared | Read More »
MO Senate 2010 – It won’t be Talent
One of the leading GOP contenders for Christopher “Kit” Bond’s Senate seat – former U.S. Senator James Talent – removed his name from contention today. “There are other qualified Republicans who are seriously investigating the race, and it is vital to prevent the kind of dissension that hurt my party’s ticket so greatly in 2008,” Talent said. “In addition, I have family and public obligations | Read More »
So much for “Drill, Baby, Drill”
Let’s put aside for the moment that this story is from PMSNBC and “Bush era” refers to the long-past times of approximately six months ago. In the latest in a series of panders nods to the desires of his Leftist supporters, the President has overturned President Bush’s offshore drilling plan.
The only “catastrophe” we’ll see comes right from Capitol Hill
The President this week stated that there would be a “catastrophe” if the so-called “stimulus” bill isn’t passed immediately. But the only “catastrophe” I see coming is the bill itself. Yesterday the WSJ referred to “The Stimulus Tragedy,” and it seems an apt descriptor for what we’re seeing emerge from Capitol Hill. From the WSJ: …Mr. Obama chose to let House Democrats write the bill, | Read More »
They might as well be using a Magic 8-Ball
Well, the N00b-in-Chief has a couple of weeks under his belt, and the track record ain’t good. Cabinet nominees are dropping faster than the approval rating for the economic “stimulus” package, despite their numeric disadvantage, the GOP in Congress is gaining momentum, and America’s Mother-in-Law is struggling with the concept of numbers. Could it be a conspiracy, or are the Dems just that dumb?
All In The (Liberal) Family – MO Senate 2010, Democrat Edition
Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday I posted a diary on the upcoming 2010 race for the seat of retiring Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond. In that article I mentioned that MO Secretary of State Robin Carnahan was likely to be the Democrat front-runner. Lo and behold, today Mrs. Carnahan released a video announcement stating that she does indeed run for the seat. Interesting, but not | Read More »
The Missouri Senate race in 2010
On January 8th, GOP Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond of Missouri announced that he would not seek re-election. Bond has a long, distinguished career in Missouri and national politics and has held his current Senate seat since 1986. He’s a fairly dependable conservative vote, with an 82.5% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union. He disappoints hard-core conservatives on occasion, as with his recent support for | Read More »
AP speaks super-secret code words: “divisive stands”
As fellow contributor Warner Todd Huston has demonstrated several times, the Associated Press is hardly the textbook example of an unbiased media source. Today the AP again showed their Obama-slanted bias with an article titled “Obama breaks from Bush, avoids divisive stands”. But unsurprisingly, in the AP’s alternate universe, “divisive stands” is defined as “conservative positions”. The AP piece begins: Barack Obama opened his presidency | Read More »
Obama Administration Alien Watch – Open thread
Today we receive some helpful hints and tips from the Weekly World News on recognizing aliens in the workplace. As we ponder some of the nominees that President Obama has put forth for his cabinet and some of the folks that they will no doubt bring with them to the White House as aids and assistants, it is imperative that we be on the lookout | Read More »
Rush seems to have irked our Overlord
If you weren’t convinced that the Dems weren’t really serious about re-instituting the “Fairness Doctrine,” then take a gander at The O’s latest: “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package. One White House official confirmed the comment but said he | Read More »
In the World of O, everything is beautiful
There are so many metaphors to use to frame the discussion of the treatment of Barack Obama’s pre- and post-inauguration performance. To a parent, everything their kids do is cute, creative, or beautiful. In the case of President Obama, to the mainstream media everything he does is beautiful. How else can we explain the reaction to a decidedly mundane inauguration speech, not to mention the | Read More »
Join, or Die
I was going to title this diary “Let’s Get Together, Yeah Yeah Yeah” but I figured the allusion to “The Parent Trap” would a) date me, and b) be a little lame. So I went with something a little more macho – Benjamin Franklin’s political cartoon from 1754. The cartoon is much more appropriate for a serious topic – how do we “join” (or “get | Read More »
That’s how fast Ronald Reagan was spinning in his grave yesterday as The One delivered his speech on the economy. When President Reagan entered office in 1981, he was faced with an economic problem brought on by four years of Carter ineptitude. Did he call for massive government intervention? No. Let me refresh your memory, in case you need it: In this present crisis, government | Read More »
The Jewish/Democrat/Obama relationship – I just don’t get it.
Exit polls from the 2008 Presidential election showed that Obama received around 77% of the Jewish vote. I’m at a loss to understand why. Guys like this claim that Obama “represents the values of (their) community” but fail to describe what those “values” are. And now we see that support for Israel’s action against Hamas is coming largely from the GOP side. Per Rasmussen: Sixty-two | Read More »
RNC Vice-Chair throws down the gauntlet on bailout socialism
On Tuesday, James Bopp Jr., RNC vice-chairman, submitted a resolution to the RNC that labels the recent “bailouts” of the finance industry and the Big 3 as “socialism”. This is a bit different for the RNC, as the organization normally does not involve itself in policy-oriented activity (past establishing the party platform). Fox news reports: The statement says the rescue packages are “moving our free-market | Read More »
Have we turned the corner on illegal immigration?
One of the hot buttons of the Bush presidency and the 2008 presidential campaign was illegal immigration and how to slow or stop it. Bush’s plan was decried as amnesty, and many conservatives have excoriated McCain over his softness on illegal immigration. Some interesting developments have occurred in this area over the last several months: “Self-deportations” have begun to take place as individual states have | Read More »
A Tuesday Open Thread for Christmas week
And I really like this video, especially considering that the guitarist is playing a Taylor: (ht: Between Two Worlds) So here’s an open thread for today. Enjoy the week and remember who Christmas is all about. Oh, and in case someone wants to buy me a Christmas present, this would be interesting.