Will Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and Chuckie Schumer, support, or oppose, Obama on Iran sanctions? And whither Hillary?
Gotta give Bob Menendez a big hat tip. Out of deference for his principled comments, I will resist the obvious “even a stopped clock is right twice a day” reference. The ranking member of the Foreign Relations committee called out Obama’s stooges yesterday, saying that “the administration’s comments on sanctions sound like talking points straight from Tehran.” OUCH!!! That’s gotta smart. Tough talk, and from | Read More »
Is it just possible that Obama doesn’t want Hillary to be President?
I have believed for some time that after two more years of Obama it will be impossible for ANY Democrat to be elected president in 2016. All of Obama’s recent actions…basically ignoring the 2014 election results, challenging the new Congress at every opportunity, and defying the will of the American people seems calculated to diminish Hillary’s chances. The conventional wisdom is that Obama is now | Read More »
Forget about letting Turkey into the EU; Turkey must be expelled from NATO
Turkish president Erdogan must have a Jewish ancestor somewhere. Otherwise, how else could one explain Turkey’s over-the-top display of chutzpah in recent days. Europe comes together, in a near spontaneous outpouring of revulsion against the terrorist attack by Islamic radicals in Paris, and what does Erdogan do? 1. He sends his Prime Minister to Paris to march in the demonstration, yet he accuses the “West” | Read More »
Boehner and McConnell should have been marching in Paris today
Just back from Mass, and I’m watching the millions assembled in Paris protesting against radical Islam, and yes, some are actually daring to publicly call it exactly what it is. Heads of state from all over the world, including Netanyahu, and the King and Queen of Jordan (and they have to be especially nervous) are in the forefront. And from the US,somewhere in the crowd, | Read More »
Remember back when all those liberals threatend (promised??) to move to Europe if Bush was elected?
Europe is indeed showing us the way…leading by example. We can now in all its glory observe the full effects of unfettered immigration, open borders, the embrace of multi-culturalism, the failure to assimilate immigrants, and a welfare state. It’s what liberals here in the US would like to see America become. But back in the days, 2000, and 2004 to be precise, remember all those | Read More »
Could the 2016 election hinge on whether or not to close Gitmo?
Elections are quirky, and often unpredictable. Sometimes there are broad themes that shape races. Bill Clinton had “it’s the economy, stupid!” as his mantra. Ronald Reagan promised us the vision that “it’s morning again in America.” Less remembered today, but very effective then, was Dick Cheney’s refrain during his 2000 acceptance speech at the Republican convention, “Help is on the way!” And sometimes it’s one | Read More »
Podesta: Clinton to draw differences with Obama IF she runs: “I pee sitting down, he pees standing up”
Sort of a weird story on Reuters:“Podesta: Clinton to draw differences with Obama if she runs” John Podesta, long-time Clintonista, and now an adviser to Obama (though he’s leaving next month) is expected to head up Clinton’s WH campaign if and when she decides to enter the race. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. Obama snatched the nomination from Hillary in | Read More »
Sabermetrics, the vote for Speaker, and why we’re going to need a new party
Sabermetrics is the empirical analysis of baseball, especially baseball statistics that measure in-game activity. Bill James, who pioneered sabermetrics, defined it as “the search for objective knowledge about baseball.” It gained great acceptance with the general public after the publication of “Moneyball.” About the closest thing we have to sabermetrics in politics are the various scorecards that different organizations use to track how members vote. | Read More »
Taking the “measure” of Obama: 208, 24, 20
As we near the end of Obama’s 6th year in office, we can take the measure of the man by looking at three numbers. Though they are in fact disparate, when viewed in context, they provide a true insight into his soul, or rather, a lack of: 208: The number of times Obama has played golf. Does he get a mulligan for the times his game | Read More »
What’s wrong….very, VERY, wrong….with this picture?
From FOX News this past Sunday: H/T to Mississippi Conservative Daily. Click on the link to read what Chris McDaniel has to say about it. BTW, has anyone seen or heard of/from Thad since the run-off?