Paging Doctor Carson
Re-posted from National Review Online “What do you think about Dr. Ben Carson as the GOP candidate for president in 2016?” Republican friends frequently ask me, to which my response is: “Did he win World War II?” In 1952, General Dwight David Eisenhower became the last president of the United States to be elected without first holding a lower elective office. Carson’s path from a very | Read More »
Hillary owns ALL of Barack Obama’s failures
Re-posted from National Review In June, before the stunning, gaffe-generating disaster of Hillary Clinton’s book tour, Senator Claire McCaskill (D., Missouri) said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state is the “piñata that everyone loves to hit” because she is the “dominant candidate” for president in 2016. The 2016 Real Clear Politics’ general election match-up polls support | Read More »
What Would Cause President Obama to Cancel a Fundraiser?
Re-posted from PJ Media What “tragedy” would be horrific enough for President Obama to cancel his usual schedule of speeches, lunches and fundraisers? A commercial airliner shot down over Ukraine with Americans aboard? No. How about a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11, killing our ambassador and three others? No. Perhaps news that Israel has begun a ground offensive | Read More »
Why I Declared War In My Condo’s Mail Room
To what degree are Americans politically polarized? How does the battle between Republicans and Democrats play out in our everyday lives? Here to help answer those questions is a first hand report from the “front lines” – in this case, the community mail room in our condominium. It all started when a friend who is a Republican political consultant asked if my husband and I | Read More »
Will Hispanic Voters Prevent Republicans From Winning the White House?
Re-posted from National Review Recently Steve Schmidt, a well-known GOP strategist who was John McCain’s 2008 presidential-campaign manager, said that Republicans need to capture at least 40 percent of the national Hispanic vote if the GOP is ever going to win back the White House. Is the current political environment making it even more difficult for the GOP to achieve that 40 percent benchmark | Read More »
Is America REALLY Becoming a Third World Nation?
Recently, I happened to read three articles on different websites about three completely different topics. Later I realized how these unrelated pieces, together, weaved a dark tapestry of seemingly insurmountable challenges for a nation about to celebrate its 238th birthday. Here are the three headlines: 1. More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn’t Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says (Wall Street Journal) 2. In Fairfax County | Read More »
Where Is the Democratic Howard Baker?
Re-posted from National Review June 27, 2014 With the passing of former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee, Democrats have a chance to rise above partisanship and get serious about the IRS scandal. As many sources from all over the political spectrum have pointed out, Republican Baker set an example as a leader who put the nation first and politics second while attempting to discover | Read More »
Is America Over?
Re-posted from National Review Recently, my 91-year-old father-in-law and I were talking about the dire state of our nation, and he said, “I am sure glad I will not be around to see the end.” My father-in-law is a great American patriot, who, as an Albanian immigrant, was processed through Ellis Island at the age of six. He often says the greatest gifts of his | Read More »
How Big Will the GOP Wave Be in November?
Recently as part of a media symposium on PJ Media I was asked the question, “How big will the GOP wave be in November?” To help me answer this difficult and presumptive question in a constantly changing political environment, I called a leading Republican strategist (name withheld by request) whose clients include prominent senators, governors, congressmen/women and candidates vying to win one of those | Read More »
Pope Francis Hosts Mideast Peace ‘Prayer Summit’ with Israeli and Palestinian Presidents Tomorrow
Re-posted from PJ Media When Pope Francis visited the Middle East for three days last month he extended a rather unusual invitation to host a weekend prayer summit for Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his Vatican apartment. These two leaders, usually at odds with each other, stunned the Pope by accepting his offer. Now, on Sunday, June 8, Pope Francis | Read More »