Has the House GOP leadership ever been as detached from the caucus as it is on Syria? And BTW, why wouldn’t the House want to vote on the resolution.
Immediately after a conversation with Obama, Speaker Boehner rushed to the microphones to announce that he supported the president’s idea of bombing Syria. Majority Leader Cantor soon followed with his own endorsement. (James Lankford, 4th in the leadership, is opposed) With upwards of 90% of House Republicans opposed to the idea, I can’t recall a comparable instance of the leadership ever being so out of | Read More »
Gen. Martin Dempsey: Take away the four stars..give him four “*” instead
We fully expect that most of our political leadership will lie, cheat and steal,and then try and pass the buck and blame anyone and anything except themselves. The US military is today the most respected institution in this country, primarily for the gallantry and sacrifices of our troops. But as many a general officer rises in the ranks, he or she becomes far more concerned | Read More »
On being Lindsey Graham: His support for Obama’s Syrian policies (among other things) all but guarantees a primary defeat.
One of the nice, warm, fuzzy, comfortable beliefs about how our government works is that “politics stops at the water’s edge.” Propounded by Sen. Arthur Vandenberg in 1947, we could long pretend that the common cause of America’s best interests would overcome any crass political concerns. The despicable behavior by most Democrats towards the Iraq war, during the Bush administration finally buried that idealistic notion. | Read More »
Pop Quiz: Guess when Hillary will say something about Syria, and what will she say?
The one person who’s having a really, REALLY, REALLY bad weekend as the Syrian mess unfolds has yet to utter a peep. If you think that Obama, or perhaps Kerry, or heck, even Assad, is having a rough week, well…Hillary’s $100k rental for a week in the Hamptons is $$$ down the drain, because she sure isn’t enjoying it. Just think: Sec of State Hillary | Read More »
Should conservatives completely ignore MSNBC? (why even bother to waste the time?)
The best advice that anyone can give a person who receives harassing phone calls..you know, the “heavy breathing” type, is to quickly hang up..not say a word, don’t give them the satisfaction of annoying you. Most likely they’ll soon stop..as they get no gratification from being ignored. I’m beginning to wonder if it’s time to start treating the MSNBC universe the same way. Most every | Read More »
“Pour encourager les autres!! (Why we must hunt RINOs to extinction!)
The full quote is from Voltaire’s “Candide” (1759) and refers to the court martial, and execution of the British Admiral Byng in 1757: “Dans ce pays-ci, il est bon de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres!” “In this country (England) from time to time it is good to kill an admiral, to encourage the others.” Indeed, after Napoleon was captured and exiled | Read More »
What do Tiger Woods and Hillary Clinton have in common?
Actually, quite a lot. OK..I’ll cut to the chase early. It’s the gosh-darn inevitability thing. In 2008, when Tiger Woods won the US Open, it was his 14th “major” golf victory, and already they were attempting to guess just when he’d win his 19th major, and break the career record held by Jack Nicklaus. Indeed, back then if you were inclined to place a bet..the | Read More »
Pigs fly!!! Media Matters’ David Brock supports Reince Preibus; calls on CNN and NBC to drop plans for miniseries on Hillary Clinton
Pigs do fly! A stopped clock is right twice a day! Even a blind pig can find an acorn! This week’s sign that the apocalypse is NOT upon us as yet? I truly don’t know what to think, let alone say about this. I’m well and truly gobsmacked. Yesterday, conservatives were generally cheering RNC head Reince Preibus’ demand that CNN and NBC scrub heir planned | Read More »
Tom Cotton for Senate in 2014, and then for President in 2016
I thought I’d let my fellow Red Staters in on a little secret. British bookmakers have for years offered odds on American elections. Right now, it is actually possible to place a bet with a UK bookie that one of the following persons will in fact be the next president of the United States: Clint Eastwood, Eva Longoria, Chelsea Clinton, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Karl | Read More »
If Riley Cooper is getting a time-out from the Eagles, then why wasn’t “Sheets” Byrd “suspended” from the Senate?
Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper is having a really, really rotten week. A while back. while attending a Kenny Chesney concert, a very drunk Cooper was caught on camera saying the dreaded “N” word, while referring angrily to a black security guard. The video has since surfaced, and Cooper has become the left’s new poster boy for all that is supposedly wrong in evil, racist, | Read More »