(Open Thread) White House: We Have a Strategy But Don’t Start Until We Say GO!
Denis McDonough made the Sunday talk show rounds and sounded confident about the president’s strategy to defeat ISIS. It seemed his major purpose for his appearances was to cajole Congress into giving Obama authorization to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in order to prevent the need to send US troops into Syria. From The Hill: “Everybody believes there has to be someone on the ground, some ground force, | Read More »
Live Open Thread… This Is Your War Mr. President. Can We Talk?
I’m not a betting sort of person but it’s fun to play one when no money is on the line. Odds are that the president will be late to speak as usual. And I’m betting that he will not use the word war once. I could be wrong. He won’t use the word Islamist Extremist either but we will hear extremists. He won’t blame Bush | Read More »
The Twists and Turns of The Immigration Bluffers and The Bluffees.
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave: When first we practice to deceive!” Obama drew a red line on acting unilaterally on some type of immigration reform by the end of the summer with his pen and phone because Congress didn’t act to his likening. He likes drawing red lines and then pretending he never drew a red line, see Syria: “I didn’t set a | Read More »
Labor Day OPEN THREAD- Obama’s Problems on ISIS Crisis: Analysis Paralysis, Decidophobia and Pivot Bigot
Maybe Lucy is right about Obama at the 1:33 mark, maybe he as Pantiphobia: The Fear of Everything! Clearly everyone was anxiously awaiting to hear what the president’s plan to defeat ISIS was in his presser on Thursday. What we didn’t expect to hear were his now-famous six words that were heard around the world in less than 60 seconds: “We don’t have a strategy yet”. | Read More »
Open Thread: Obama on ISIS Beheading. No Questions Please…It’s My Tee Time!
In case you missed the brief statement by the president on the beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, by the evil doers ISIS, here is a recap: He had all the furor of losing a golf game, as in not much but a stern face, rather than a president that wants payback for an American that was butchered by the same militant terrorist group that he | Read More »
Obama to Honduras: No
Soup USAid For You, But Refugees Can Stay in Line
Lately, I keep hearing the words of my favorite Talking Heads song, “Well, how did I get here?” Many here on RedState are history buffs and for good reason. We have to know where we’ve been in order to chart a course forward. So yesterday, Obama admitted that he is considering a plan to grant refugee status for children in Honduras, as if that would | Read More »
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Sen. Ted Cruz Warns House of Senate Trojan Horse on Immigration
Yesterday, in a meeting with 20 House conservatives that make up the Conservative Opportunity Society, Sen. Cruz warned the House not to pass any immigration bill to fix the crisis at the border. He advised that the Senate would gut any House bill on fixing immigration and insert parts of S. 744, the loathed bipartisan Gang of Eight Immigration Bill from 2013. And here I thought | Read More »
The Out of Body President Hovers While Americans Are Murdered
Have we ever seen a president of the great United States of America more detached from reality as the one in office now? Why is that? How can he be so cold and callous to preface a speech on infrastructure and continue on like nothing in the world has happened, including the blatant murder of maybe 23 Americans and while our best friend in the | Read More »
When Illegals Don’t Think They’re Here Illegally, Chaos Ensues
PREFACE: This in not about the young children crossing the border. This is about adults and their thinking, not children. A very vocal and visible illegal immigrant, Jose Antonio Vargas, wrote about his visit to the border town of McAllen, Texas in Politico Magazine and the vigil he lead for the unaccompanied alien children: ….a crowd of about 30 people—mostly undocumented youth, a few citizen allies—started chanting something in | Read More »
WHERE’S BURWELL? Secretary of HHS Sylvia Burwell That Is.
You know, the new Secretary of HHS that breezed through her Senate confirmation 78-17 on June 5th. That was despite the unpopular Obamacare law and the botched rollout because many said she was smart, a proven manager, very capable and even trustworthy when she was the Office of Management and Budget Director for less than a year. So where is Sec. Burwell when Obamacare is a disaster still unfolding and we have | Read More »