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?
Four little words of advice for Michael Grimm: Charlie Rangel and Alcee Hastings
New York GOP Congressman Michael Grimm yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of felony tax evasion. It is inevitable that he will soon resign from the House. Speaker Boehner has wisely to date refrained from any public comment; allowing Grimm time over the holidays to contemplate his fall from grace and hopefully come to the correct decision as to his future. Let’s be clear here. | Read More »
Obama, executive orders….excuse me…”unsigned” memoranda, and razor blades
Those of us of a certain age recall that once upon a time shaving was almost always accomplished with a Gillette safety razor, using double edged blades. (Though for a while, Schick was the choice of conservatives….as they advertised in “National Review.”) In those antediluvian times, before ATRAs and other disposables, regardless of which brand you chose, you were faced with the problem of what | Read More »
Erick is half right…..
Erick penned a superb, powerful diary the other day: House Conservatives have the power, and should depose Speaker . He points out, correctly, that it will take only 30 conservative House members to deny Boehner the 218 votes he will need in the next Congress to be elected Speaker. He makes the case that by in effect vetoing Boehner, conservatives will throw the election back to | Read More »