60 Minutes Interview Marks a Terrifying Shift in President Obama
From demonstrating leadership through climate change and the Iran Deal to clear disdain for insinuations that Russian President Vladimir Putin was challenging him, President Obama’s interview with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes demonstrated the shakiest he’s sounded since the first debate with Mitt Romney. Republicans are fist bumping each other over the embarrassing moments in the interview, but we definitely shouldn’t be.
Some Thoughts on Pitcher Wins
Thoughts on Pitcher Wins I got involved in a semi-heated discussion with my friend Brent Cochran (aka @BrentCochran1) on Twitter about the “Win” statistic for pitchers. While we both agreed that it is an overrated statistic that for too long has held unreasonable sway over Cy Young voters, we disagreed over whether the statistic had any value at all. I maintain that it | Read More »
Shouldn’t the New Speaker Oppose Cronyism?
In many ways, conservatives are now in the drivers seat in the House of Representatives. Despite nearly 200 members quietly pledging support for the ascension of House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy 58%, conservatives essentially vetoed the move. Some are demanding a new leadership team. Others are demanding that the new Speaker oppose amnesty. Still others want budget and tax issues to | Read More »
Rep. Adam Kinzinger Takes His War Against The Freedom Caucus To Fox News
[mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ](R-IL) Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger was on a whirlwind tour on our favorite cable channel Fox News Monday where he continued his attacks against the Freedom Caucus and to slurp for the GOP establishments new it guy Wisconsin congressman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 55%. On Outnumbered Kinzinger said of [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul | Read More »
Amnesty is the Deal-Breaker for the Next Speaker
America’s Open and Undefended Border Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58% and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 55% have all fought for amnesty and against real border security. In the campaign for House Speaker, support for amnesty must be a genuine deal-killer by all conservatives. The Speaker wields tremendous power, | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast: The Guns of Oregon
Episode 120 of the Consider This Podcast (one of the Top 50 Conservative Podcasts according to Newsmax) has been released; conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. A few hours after the shooting at the UCC campus, President Obama, after his consoling words, broke out the fightin’ words. Gun control was the issue, even before we knew all the facts. And if you know all the facts, | Read More »
The Secret Transcript Of Obama’s UN Meeting With Putin
When Presidents Obama and Putin talked privately at their tense UN meeting a couple of weeks ago Yours Truly had a microphoned robo-roach scurrying underfoot, able to pick up, record, and transmit their otherwise very private frank and blunt exchange of views. I now publish the record of that conversation that no other human being or agency, earth-bound or extra-terrestrial, including Jack Black, has been | Read More »
Marita Noon: Beyond the bickering, bill lifting oil-export ban wins bipartisan support
The split in the GOP, as has been on display, is basically between the new legislators—many of whom are part of the Freedom Caucus—who have been elected since 2010 and who have never had to govern in a world where the Republicans haven’t been in the majority in the House, and the others. These newbies are fighting over ideological tactics. Their voters sent them to Washington to stand strong and don’t want them to compromise. Those who have been there longer, often called: “the establishment,” better understand “the art of the deal”—which requires give and take.
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The Obama Administration and the gutting of our military
From RedState: Throw the Book at Bowe Bergdahl Leon H. Wolf (Diary) | October 12th, 2015 at 04:00 AM Justice, at its root, is a word that means fairness. It means that bad behavior is punished – to a reasonable degree – and good behavior is rewarded. There’s been a lot of focus lately on folks who have been punished by our justice system to | Read More »
Could Jim Webb “pull the pin” at the Democrat debate?
In case you hadn’t noticed, the Democrat candidates for president have a debate tomorrow night in Las Vegas. This event is being followed with as much anticipation and excitement as is generated by the WNBA finals ( which, if you weren’t aware, are going on at the same time) Indeed, despite repeated bleats from the leftmost fringe of the Democrat party for MORE debates, odds | Read More »
Obama Foreshadows Biden’s Entry and Hillary’s Exit
Here comes Uncle Joe, driving the bus over Hillary Clinton! Of course, Vice President Biden won’t announce until he’s coming in on a white horse, smile and all. He’s already hitting his stride, approaching the margin of error in Iowa and climbing in New Hampshire, while Hillary tumbles. I’ve been predicting for a while now that Biden will enter the race the day after Hillary’s | Read More »
As Rush Limbaugh Routinely Demonstrates: The Media’s Lockstep Leftist Talking Points
We’ve time and again seen the media receive their messaging orders – and then march off all mouthing the Leftist talking point(s) of the day. Washington, D.C.-based talk radio host Chris Plante quotes a military friend of his describing the media not as a gaggle, but as a centipede. Multitudinous legs in coordinated movement – all headed in the same direction. Talk radio impresario Rush | Read More »
Obama’s Secular Left are Hypocrites: ‘Judge as I say, not as I do’
The left has a favorite Bible verse, one that even President Obama can’t resist. Jesus said it in the Sermon on the Mount: “Judge not.” Of course, Obama is wont to misquote the Bible whenever he pleases, making up stuff that “the good book says” like “don’t throw stones at glass houses.” (Hint: they didn’t even have glass in Biblical days.) But judging is exactly what the | Read More »
The People’s House… A Historic Opportunity To Lead Should Not Be Squandered On A Squish
First there was Eric Cantor. Then there was Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%. Now there’s Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58%. But somehow conservatives are once again being encouraged to grab defeat out of the hands of victory. This time by electing amnesty advocate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 55% as Speaker of the House. We’ve been told | Read More »
Addressing College Debt, Part 1: The Broad Issues First
No one on either side of the political ideological divide denies that over $1 trillion in accumulated college debt is a bad thing. The differences are in the solutions regarding what we can do now about the existing debt and what we can do about the cost of higher education going forward. Further, we both agree that a high school education can increase a person’s | Read More »
Why Donald Trump is right on tariffs and China
Donald Trump has received much criticism and derision on his desire to raise tariffs. Many of the pseudo intellectuals on the right believe that tariffs are a detriment to profits and will wreck the economy. The historical facts paint a different picture. “Free foreign trade gives our money, our manufactures, and our markets to other nations to the injury of our labor, our tradespeople, and | Read More »
Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s War On The House Freedom Caucus
Since conservative opposition to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% forced him to resign, and with the subsequent withdrawal of his anointed successor Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58% from the Speakers race, Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger has stepped forward as a leader for the moderate establishment wing for the Republican Party in their assault against the House Freedom Caucus, | Read More »
Proof of concept: They are all afraid of Obama.
It was a bad idea for Boehner to “resign” in the way he did. He wanted to damage the Republicans. Otherwise he could have handled it differently. But for people like Boehner it is all about their personal power. He could have just as easily called for a vote of confidence and accepted the results. Better process. But then that is the other problem with | Read More »
Democrats Lecturing Republicans on Civility are Hypocrites
By now, I am sure that most people are aware of what has transpired with President Obama’s visit to Roseburg, Oregon on Friday when he arrived to engage in PR and politicization under the guise of caring for the families of the victims of the terrible tragedy. Short version: He was greeted by crowds that he wasn’t used to seeing. Over 300 protesters greeted him. Almost | Read More »
House Conservatives: Introduce motion to vacate the chair, NOW…
The media failed to cover an important development that took place in the House of Representatives on Thursday. In his zeal to bide time until the establishment hand-picked successor is in place, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% did not allow a vote to take place for House Speaker on Thursday after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58% dropped out of | Read More »
A Quick Note on, “BUT SEE AUSTRALIA!!!”
In the aftermath of the unspeakable recent tragedy in Roseburg, Oregon, many on the Left have invariably made odes to the purported crème de la crème of all possible “gun safety” policy proposals — namely, Australia’s national gun confiscation program instituted as a direct result to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre. For prospective gun-grabbers, Australia’s mass confiscation represents something of a utopia (never mind the | Read More »
A President for All Women
Josh Kraushaar, the political editor of the National Journal, spent ten paragraphs today kicking around the subject of Hillary Clinton’s rather wide and deep unpopularity among Male-Americans. I say “kicking around” because Kraushaar accidentally stumbled upon the reason why it’s happening, but he didn’t notice it. Pretend you are surprised to hear that a new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll… shows her favorability rating with men at a | Read More »
Paul Ryan: Being Speaker would cut into time with my family, but VP, hey..no problemo
There’s one thing that doesn’t ring true about the story being spun of Ryan’s Hamlet-like vacillation about whether to accept a virtual draft for the Speakership. Ryan has given two main reasons for his so-far-as-yet-publicly saying no to the job: 1. He feels that he can be of more value to the country as head of Ways and Means. There’s some merit to that argument. | Read More »
What Is in Store for the 2015 Supreme Court Term
This article is less about specific cases and more about general trends in the cases the Supreme Court has thus far granted for review this term which started yesterday. I divided the cases into 14 broad categories. There may be overlap between cases (for example, Snyder vs. Phelps was both a civil torts and First Amendment case), but it’s category was determined by the final opinion and | Read More »
Bill Clinton is Running for Hillary’s First Term
Re-posted from WND.com Hillary Clinton “feels the Bern” as she slogs through a campaign field laden with self-buried land mines on her way to an ephemeral coronation. And soon she could also be “feeling the Biden” (or even the more painful Biden-Warren.) So, naturally, the reflexive response of her campaign is “field the Bill.” This earlier than expected deployment of the “Big Dog” (as former President Bill | Read More »
John Kerry: The Most Incompetent Secretary of State Ever
John Kerry has once again proven just how incompetent he is as Secretary of State. Here is an excerpt from a Washington Examiner article earlier today: “Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday told Russia that the U.S. has “concerns” that most of Russia’s military actions in Syria are not targeting the Islamic State, and instead are defying U.S. policy by targeting groups that | Read More »
The Republican Field: Prioritizing National Security
The recent California Republican Party convention featured foreign policy presentations by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) 66%, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and John Bolton, George W Bush’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Both discussed the mess that is Syria, Russian resurgence, the “no strategy” confrontation with ISIS, and the Iranian nuclear agreement. Both concluded that strong, competent foreign policy | Read More »
Should we take a second look at Christie?
I know most conservatives hate Christie’s guts, but as this campaign goes on I’m starting to like him more. I never really hated him to begin with. So I’m just curious, why do my fellow conservatives hate him so much. Give reasons other than the “hug”, which wasn’t really a hug. I’m aware of his record and some of the things he’s done as governor | Read More »
Why The Speakership Matters
Why the Speakership Matters As you may or may not have heard, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% announced that he would resign as Speaker of the House at the end of October and it was speculated that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58% was favored to take over the position. However, McCarthy announced that he was not going to seek | Read More »
McCarthy’s Withdrawal: Too Early for Conservatives to Rejoice
Many conservatives across the land are rejoicing today over the withdrawal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58% from the Speaker election. They shouldn’t. House Republicans are largely a collection of phonies. In my view, there are only two who have earned the Speakership: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 95% and [mc_name name=’Rep. Steve King (R-IA)’ | Read More »
Unless Jordan/Hensarling reverse course, stick with Webster. No Paul Ryan.
Two names consistently pop up among serious conservatives who want to snatch the Speakership away from Boehner & Co. And after Boehner’s latest ploy of postponing the election, conservatives need to be more serious than ever. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) 81% is not one of the names. I am speaking of Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) 82% and [mc_name name=’Rep. Jim | Read More »
More Wars for Peace Will Not Bring Peace
When Hamid Karzai, the man we installed and the leader of a land that is a nation in name only was the president of Afghanistan he accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban to keep the war going. According to his spokesman, “The people of Afghanistan ask NATO to define the purpose and aim of the so-called war on terror… (They) consider this | Read More »
Fred Thompson for Speaker. Because, why not?
Now that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58% has dropped out of the Speaker’s race, we are left at the same place we were the day before Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% dropped out. We have a House in disarray. Conservatives want a force to be reckoned with, especially where the Senate is concerned. Everybody wants someone who understands enough about rules and procedures | Read More »
Memo to House Conservatives: Don’t quit! Blow it up! Move the Motion to Vacate the Chair NOW!
House conservatives claimed their second scalp today, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58% dropped out of the race for Speaker. The sudden announcement took everyone by surprise, and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% took advantage of the opportunity to arbitrarily shut down the election. Nobody is really focusing on this point as yet, but that is the real stunner | Read More »
Congressional GOP Grows Spine Before Texas House
Who would have thought Republicans in Congress would grow a spine faster than Republicans in Texas? Well, they did. And, to the Lone Star State’s shame, we still have Joe Straus as speaker of our House.
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The post presidency of Obama
Obama’s post presidency (How to be a billionaire by 65) President Obama is going into his last year as POTUS and like most 55 year old men, looks forward to how best to capitalize on his life’s experience. He looks at Al Gore and sees how a second rate politician like Gore has capitalized on his notoriety and has amassed a personal fortune of more | Read More »
Being on the Right Side of Immigration does Not Make Trump a Conservative
From anywhere in the country, one could practically feel the glee that conservatives like Ann Coulter and millions of Americans felt when Donald Trump came out and said that illegal immigrants were raping and murdering citizens. It was the type of straight talk that many in the Republican party have craved after years of “tough” politicians tiptoeing around the issue.
Tweaking Capital Punishment
Recently, the state of Georgia executed Kelly Gissendaner while Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a stay in the execution of Richard Glossip who lost his appeal before the Supreme Court in the 2015 term. Thus far, there have been 22 executions in the United States this year and 1,416 since the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead to resume executions in 1976 after a brief moratorium. | Read More »
Gun Education over Gun Control
In the aftermath of the horrific shooting in Oregon, the President and the press jumped into action demanding more gun control. Politicize it! More expansive background checks! Limit availability! Hold gun manufacturers accountable! Something must be done! But honestly, to address the problem of gun violence, we only need to do one thing. Encourage more Americans to protect themselves. Only about one-third of Americans own | Read More »
Rep. Adam Kinzinger(RINO-IL) You Are Not And Never Have Been A Tea Party Conservative
[mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ](R-IL) As the only reporter, blogger, or political commentator that is regularly critical of the things said by Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger(Mark Levin and AM560 The Answers Joe Walsh are occasionally) it is incumbent upon me to set the smug jerk straight. In an op-ed that ran late Tuesday in Crain’s Chicago Kinzinger wrote about | Read More »
Primary Challenge Alert: IL 15th District Rep. John Shimkus (R)
IL State Senator Kyle McCarter to Challenge Rep. John Shimkus in the GOP Primary.
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Hillary: “I was for the TPP before I was against it..”
You’d think she’d learn by now. A short while ago, Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership. The TPP is the crown jewel of Obama’s agenda…the same Obama who was her boss for 4 years, who rescued her by giving her State, and yes, the same TTP that she herself not to long ago hailed as the “gold standard of trade deals.” | Read More »
Is there an embarrassing skeleton in Kevin McCarthy’s closet?
A recent congressional letter has me putting two and two together. First, let me post an article excerpt from The Hill out today: Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) 89% (R-N.C.) wants to avoid the possibility of a member of the new House GOP leadership resigning from office because of a scandal. In a letter to House GOP Conference Chairwoman [mc_name name=’Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)’ chamber=’house’ | Read More »
Reaching out to the Black Community
An article by Jason Riley got me thinking about outreach. I personally believe that conservatives have the best solutions for the nation, all of the nation, including African Americans. Thinking about how to present it, I may be wrong and this may not resonate with anyone anywhere, but if any of our candidates wants it here you go. Start– Thank you for having me here today. I | Read More »
American Competitiveness Could Get Much Worse Without Congressional Action
When it comes to creating a competitive business environment, the United States already faces an uphill climb thanks to our outdated corporate tax policies. What many Americans may not realize is that things are about to get much worse. The United States corporate tax rate of 35 percent is the highest among developed nations, and has prevented many American companies from bringing their international earnings | Read More »
2016 – An Outsider’s Handicapping – Part IV
I originally was not going to post another entry on this until right before Iowa, with a final prediction, but the past month has been so interesting that I thought I would revisit this topic. We have had two strong, conservative, former governors drop out. That was a surprise. Perry might run for the Senate, as may Walker, but I think for both their Presidential | Read More »
With Friends Like These: George Soros-Part 2
In part 1, I outlined the basic tenets of Soros and his Open Society Institute (OSI). They revolved around the denial of American exceptionalism, world governance, and wealth redistribution. Nothing so changed recent American history than the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Although the plan had been in the making for years, Soros led the call that the attacks were | Read More »
Minimum Wage Hikes Kill Businesses & Jobs
Remember earlier this year, around April/May when there seemed to be a discussion about the minimum wage on every news channel? Since that time, focuses have shifted to other important issues. But the minimum wage still remains an important issue in this country that should be discussed, along with the truth of the issue: minimum wage hikes continue to kill businesses & jobs. | Read More »
So, is it just wicked reich-wing Republicans saying that President Obama’s foreign policy shows no leadership . . .
From The Wall Street Journal: Iraqis Urge Russia to Strike Islamic State Moscow’s intervention would rival U.S. influence By Matt Bradley and Ghassan Adnan | Updated Oct. 6, 2015 4:00 p.m. ET BAGHDAD—Iraqi Shiite lawmakers and militia leaders are urging Russia to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants in their country, a sharp reproach to the U.S.-led air campaign targeting the extremist group. Since Moscow | Read More »
Surprise! Prescription Drug Spending Soars Under Obamacare
With the Affordable Care Act here to stay, courtesy of Chief Justice John Roberts and company, Americans are reaping the benefits(not really). Under Obamacare, Americans are now expected to pay 46 percent of drug costs out of pocket, as opposed to 20 percent for those on employer-sponsored plans. The findings were published by Emory University researchers Kenneth Thorpe, Lindsay Allen, and Peter Joski in | Read More »