From The “If John McCain Said Something Like This, The Senility Jokes Wouldn’t Stop” Files
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The McCain campaign has been showing signs of life, as Moe deftly points out. There is one issue that we know motivates McCain enough to go on the offensive, and that is national security in general and the war in Iraq in particular. Barack Obama is set to travel to Iraq to view firsthand the success of the troop surge strategy that he opposed. And | Read More »
I salivated as usual as I clicked on my Friday weekly email cap from the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Senator Inhofe’s award-winning ranking-committee-member site always informs and entertains. Today’s was no exception. The EPW Press Bloghad an even greater offering of excerpts and links to the most recent scientific dissention of the global warming debacle. This was especially tantalizing due to Al | Read More »
Image courtesy: tonight’s dinner. You need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about how can your child become bilingual. We should have every child speaking more than one language. Sigh. DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP More at: Commodore Perry
Fred Kagan, Kim Kagan, and Jack Keane of The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday about The New Reality in Iraq, via IraqStatusReport.com. After reading it, I decided to see how Senator Obama’s newly changed stance on Iraq matches up with their view of the situation there. As things seem to get scrubbed off the Obama website, this will be time sensitive and relevant only until | Read More »
This 10 reasons “real men” vote for McCain is funny. But number 10 gives me some vague ideas for a kick butt ad: “McCain is endorsed by Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.” Tell me you can’t think of ad with those 4 men that would kick butt.
The easiest way to measure the overall partisan makeup of the country is to ask people. Many pollsters do this with regularity. Rasmussen does this on a monthly basis with a massive sample. Here are some of those numbers: DATE YEAR: R% D% I% Diff%Nov 2004: 37.1 38.6 24.3 -1.6Nov 2006: 31.4 37.5 31.2 -6.1Nov 2007: 32.5 37.4 30.2 -4.9 Jan 2008: 33.1 38.7 28.2 | Read More »
They are broadcasting this sound:Obama saves! Obama saves!Squelch his flip-flopping around:Obama saves! Obama saves!Bear the news throughout the land,Across papers and TV waves;The MSM now doth command;Obama saves! Obama saves! The liberals now agree:Obama saves! Obama saves!Druids rub their hands in glee:Obama saves! Obama saves!Sing, Pelosi, Harry Reid;Oprah, Gore and Hillary?!;McCaskill joins in accolades:Obama saves! Obama saves! Sing above the battle strife:Obama saves! Obama saves!of | Read More »
Barack Obama has apparently given up on the idea of attempting to draw parallels between himself and John F. Kennedy by going to Berlin. (Not to say there aren’t obvious parallels: unprepared and feckless to be sure but too early to have the Bay of Pigs.) He’s still going to Berlin. And we’re informed that he will bring his HOPECHANGE carnie act to the Siegessäule. | Read More »
I thought that I would create an 11-part series of information on all 53 congressional districts within the state of California. I will look at who the incumbent is, their ACU Rating* and the rating that CQ Politics gives the district, as well as information regarding how the district has voted in the past two Congressional and Presidential Elections, as well as the geography of | Read More »
**From Carl Mumpowers email On Monday Congressional Candidate Carl Mumpower told the 11th District Republican Committee that his campaign was officially on hold until at least half of the counties in Western North Carolina got behind a “Principles First” proposal. Moving beyond their initial shock, Committee members went back to their home counties with a unanimous recommendation for approval. That effort was rewarded Thursday evening | Read More »
One: ….aannnnnnd then Two: http://www.redstate.com/static/redstate/doc/2008/07/18/OBAMATRAVELPACKET.doc I don’t know which is going to tick off Obama supporters more – and truth be told? I can’t say that I remotely care. Hey, it’s not my fault that the Democrats seem ready to nominate a candidate who, if they had cut Hillary Clinton in half, would have ended up being the third most qualified national security choice among | Read More »
Obama Official Travel Packet:Click here for lager, clearer version “Troop Funding” TV Ad: H/T to Marc Ambinder
Not if, but when Israel attacks Iran’s nuclear sites is the premise of the Op-Ed piece by Benny Morris in the New York Times: ISRAEL will almost surely attack Iran’s nuclear sites in the next four to seven months — and the leaders in Washington and even Tehran should hope that the attack will be successful enough to cause at least a significant delay in | Read More »
Take this with a huge grain of salt from the usual corner: No Quarter. New Yorker Cover Cartoon NOT a Satire? It is being reported today that Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has in his possession a tape recording of an interview he once had with Barack Obama that may be very damaging to the latter’s campaign for the presidency. The tape (and | Read More »
At first glance you are inclined to think that Obama may really have a shot at flipping Virginia into the Blue column for the first time since 1964. Juicy headline; fresh new politician; Hope (at least by the Post) . . .. You get the picture. From the Washington Post. Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign announced Wednesday that it is adding 20 offices across Virginia, an | Read More »
Former Republican Bob Barr is the Libertarian nominee for President. He had a column yesterday in the Wall Street Journal titled “Judges Are No Reason to Vote for McCain”. I wish I had time to list all of the fallacies in Barr’s column. Let’s start with this one: “Mr. McCain has endorsed, in action if not rhetoric, the theory of the ‘unitary executive,’ which leaves | Read More »
I want to congratulate Redstate for its four year anniversary and the launch of this great new iteration of the website. Redstate has proven to be an essential way for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and Erick Erickson and his team deserve praise for creating such a forum. It is ironic, then, that on the fourth anniversary of Redstate’s launch, some in Congress | Read More »
These are stories in the news that have much more significance than they’ve received. These stories should have been the leading news items of their day. Their significance extends beyond just a particular area and beyond just a particular news cycle. – – – – – Summary: Libel suits in America are limited by the First Amendment of the US Constitution so people have taken | Read More »
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As much as we all have wanted to string speculators up by their thumbs (and they do have it coming), the drop in oil over the past three days has been because of downward pressure being placed on the market by fundamentals. Remember my post a few days ago discussing the main pillars to what is proping up oil prices? Well a couple of them | Read More »
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has accomplished nothing positive in her tenure on top, is perhaps stewing over her ineptitude, looking for something… anything. They asked her why her Congress has failed to pass a single spending bill. Pelosi shot back in unusually personal terms.”You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the | Read More »
Susan Estrich’s latest op-ed gives a bunch of reasons — some more valid than others — why this ought to be a Democrat Year and the Democrat Presidential candidate ought to win in a landslide. But she’s concerned. Very concerned. So how can Newsweek have the race at a dead heat? How come, even in the polls where Obama is leading, his lead is in | Read More »
Promoted from RedHot to the front page because Moe kept goading me. 2002: Martyr to scurrilous Republican attacks 2004: Absolute moral authority 2008: Under the Obama bus.
Barry Obama will not be boasting at the Brandenburg Gate that he deserves a share of the credit for ending the Cold War and tearing down that wall. It won’t be from there that he outlines his steps to pick up history where it left off when the wall came down. Instead, he will speak at the Victory Column in central Berlin, with the Gate | Read More »
A Public Opinion Strategies poll declares the WI-08 Congressional race between John Gard and Rep. Steve Kagen a statistical dead-heat. Kagen leads Gard 46%-42% with a 4.9% margin-of-error. Pollster Gene Ulm [PDF] pointed out a few interesting tidbits from the numbers: Undecided voters are “pre-disposted to vote against Kagen.” Sen. John McCain leads Sen. Barack Obama in the district 46%-41%. Gard has great name recognition | Read More »
Here’s the quote – yes, of course it’s Barack Obama and his apparent Natsec Ignorance Field. You had to ask? Throughout our history, America’s confronted constantly evolving danger, from the oppression of an empire, to the lawlessness of the frontier, from the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor, to the threat of nuclear annihilation. Americans have adapted to the threats posed by an ever-changing world. | Read More »
This explains a lot. I thought Obama was just a flip-flop wearing effete metrosexual. No, his sister says Obama is a feminist who “lives surrounded by women.” But here is the really interesting part. She said he taught her to ride a bicycle, made her practice harder math problems and start an exercise program, took her on college visits and even *gave her her first | Read More »
So, what position on abortion is a greater asset in a national election? Well, you could look at history – abortion wasn’t really a sharp distinction in 1976, the first election after Roe, but since then the four candidates to win popular majorities all did so as pro-lifers. Assuming that the candidates’ rhetoric on the trail is some indicator of where they think popular sentiment | Read More »
I saw this and it cheered me up instantly. This doesn’t have anything to do with politics. This is just an example of the one thing that every person on the planet has in common. Laughter is contagious I get a little freaked out once in a while when I read about some of the things happening in our country. Sometimes it seems like I | Read More »
It seems to me that part of the message is getting lost. The Republican part is getting effectively portrayed as believing that drilling and oil exploration is the only action to undertake. This is only possible because in the rush to embrace the correct position of dramatically increased domestic production capacity, we forgot to address a key point. A very large majority of this country | Read More »
I’ve been out of work for the calendar year so far, and haven’t had much free time to blog here. I spent it preparing a plan on doing the counterintuitive and starting a new small business, a single-person LLC, even in the face of the possiblity that Obama could become the next President. My skills as a chemist have gone to waste on bad ideas | Read More »
“Each day, as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, I promise to fight for our conservative principles in the House of Representatives.” Rep. Jeb Hensarling – Rep. Hensarling, With all due respect sir, your “fight” has all the appearances of one fighting off a charging tank with a BB gun. It’s time to bring out the heavy artillery and put a stop to the Liberal | Read More »
Apparently, our dear incompetent Nancy Pelosi believes President Bush…personally…is a complete failure: “You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject,” Pelosi replied. She then tsk-tsked Bush for “challenging Congress when we are trying to sweep up after his | Read More »
On July 17th I read the two articles quoted and referenced below, and that infuriated me. I can imagine how frustrated some people in the DOJ must be as well. I have been living with a time table that has been withheld from me. I have been waiting, not knowing the ‘when’. But first, allow me to simply quote another article. This from the Democratic | Read More »
In our super-secret Contributor’s Conclave, we were discussing a certain Presidential candidate of notorious metrosexual proclivities, who had the bald effrontery to wear flip-flops with a blazer and slacks. And the question quite logically was asked: “This guy is supposed to bring culture and civility back to the White House?” To the best of my knowledge, Obama has promised Hope and Change, rather than culture | Read More »
Flip Presidential candidates during the primaries must cater to their party core positions in order to win the nomination. They can move closer to the center once it is secured. But..When a candidate in a primary election says one thing, then says the opposite in the general election campaign, that’s a Flip. It’s really, Pandering for votes and Lying, rather than taking a position. It’s | Read More »
More, including pictures (check out the new one of Blago, haha), at Commodore Perry The recent New Yorker cartoonis all the rage, and Obama’s response was to call it insulting to Muslims and “tasteless and offensive.” Let’s contrast this to:Andrew Jackson. As the story goes, Jackson’s opposition labeled him “Jackass” during the 1832 campaign for President. But instead of either buckling to or ignoring the | Read More »
Teddy Roosevelt impressed the nation with his focus on conservation and while he was president was responsible for pushing to conserve our nation’s wilderness in the form of sundry national parks, mostly in the western U.S. This was a worthy enterprise, few can deny. But what is the true purpose of these conservatories but to set aside tracts of land away from developers so that | Read More »
The San Diego Union-Tribune published a story last week that typifies the lack of perspective and a refusal to give a more full account of the facts in the illegal immigration debate common from too many media outlets. The Union-Trib was all worried that “22 migrants have died in S.D. sector” but didn’t seem too interested in all relevant information, leaving only a vague feeling | Read More »
It’s amazing to see how a Democrat so warps the word “right” these days. Last week California Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman was only the latest Democrat to take the word “right” and misuse it for his disgusting, partisan ends when he decided that it was a “right” to unionize, but NOT a “right” to eschew a union. Sherman proposed last week that Section 14(b) of | Read More »
109 DaysUntil Election DayJuly 18, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: McCAIN FUNDRAISER ABIG SUCCESS…at Ambassador Peter Secchia’s home on LakeMichigan. The final numbers aren’t in, but this maybethe largest fundraiser ever held in West Michigan for a Republicancandidate. As always, Peter and Joan Secchia were gracioushosts. MACKINAC CENTEREXPOSES…who’s behind the Reform Michigan GovernmentNow proposal and why it’s really just a ploy to take over thecourts and legislature | Read More »
As you may recall Barack Obama refused the offer from John McCain to share a trip to Iraq. This proffer came from a man who has visited the country and our forces 8 times now. While in my mind, it is facile to explain most events which a politician undertakes as “political”, Mr. McCain has done his best to keep the trips focused and meaningful. | Read More »
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. (Feigning my best Dwight Schrute) Question: What’s the difference between liberals in the mainstream media and liberals in the regressive online “new media?” Answer: The mainstream media doesn’t like getting lied to and taken for a ride. The regressisphere thinks a personal kick below the belt from their “betters” is just part of the job. Bears, Beats, Battlestar Galactica. | Read More »
Dear Obama Girl,With all of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s recent position changes, I’m sure you’re feeling hurt. I wrote the following new lyrics to the tune of ”I Got a Crush on Obama” to help you through your crisis: Please read on… VERSE 1You made me hot, then left me coldWith that gutter ball you bowled.Won’t face a 70-year oldIn the town hall.Wooed me with | Read More »
(Via Hot Air Headlines) The above being the title of a New York Times piece by Clyde Haberman that suggests that hey, maybe some of the folks from the Other Side are getting a little tired, too of their largely self-imposed gag order. You know, they even get it in Dubuque. Better delete the word “even.” Some might find it patronizing. You don’t want to | Read More »
The Short answer is “Whatever the Politics Demand.” Watch the following video documentary released by the McCain’s presidential campaign entitled “The Obama Iraq Documentary: Whatever the Politics Demand.” The documentary examines Obama’s multitude of inconsistent statements on Iraq and presents a timeline of Obama’s political positioning on Iraq, including Obama’s incorrect judgment that the surge would fail. Obama sounds as consistent as John Kerry.