Santayana, Schlieffen, and Moltke on the current state of the Republican party.
Anyone familiar with the writings of George Santayana might well believe that he was a latter-day Nostradamus whose particular area of expertise was the state of the current Republican Party. Consider, if you would, these especially relevant comments: “Sanity is madness put to good uses.” “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” “Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” | Read More »
This month’s sign that the apocalypse is indeed upon us: Black Caucus wants Sheila Jackson Lee to head Homeland Security
Red State’s often unappreciated, and greatly underpaid moderators constantly remind us NOT to post diaries diaries consisting of just a few words, but there are in fact times when WORDS JUST FAIL This is one of those times. Just in case you missed it, from The Daily Caller: “The Houston Chronicle reported that Black Caucus chair Marcia Fudge wrote to Obama, asking that he appoint | Read More »
About that Wyoming GOP primary: Liz Cheney already has a big win!
As Democrats and the MSM rejoice in GOP intramural politics, attempting to convince themselves that the Republicans are replicating the rift between Henry VIII and the Pope; one fascinating fact is being completely overlooked: Liz Cheney already has points on the board. Consider the timeline: Cheney makes her formal announcement on July 16, not mentioning Enzi by name, but instead talking about the need for | Read More »
Could Detroit’s bankruptcy lead to the eventual privatization of Social Security?
Nothing happens in a vacuum, especially Detroit’s bankruptcy. If we apply a Richter scale-like measurement to the aggregate condition of the fiscal state of our governments at all levels (local, state, and federal) and define the maximum shock to the system as a 9.0, then what happened in Detroit last week is at best a 1.0 tremor. But it is most definitely a precursor, of | Read More »
Ed Koch: “How’m I doing?…….Anthony Weiner: “Who’m I doing?”
Anthony Weiner should immediately drop out of the race for Mayor of NYC, and move his family to Detroit, and run for mayor there. It’s a perfect campaign slogan: “Motor Mouth for the Motor City.” The citizens of Detroit will embrace Weiner, because he has succeeded in deflecting public attention from their problems. But alas, Weiner won’t drop out (for now)…which is too bad, because | Read More »
The as-yet-to-be-stated-obvious: Two reasons (among many) why Detroit can’t be saved. Ever.
OK, Capt. Obvious finally surfaced in Detroit. The city filed for bankruptcy this week. Kevyn Orr, the Emergency Manager appointed by the governor, threw in the towel, after failing to reach any agreement with the city’s multiple creditors. First, two observations: I do think that Orr will be successful in his restructuring, because the Federal Bankruptcy judge appointed to the case won’t suffer any legal | Read More »
Which will happen first: Holder’s DoJ indicts Zimmerman, or Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline?
That’s the problem with perpetually kicking the can down the road. You’ll either eventually run out of road, or cans. Last year, before the election, Obama yet again put off a long promised decision on the Keystone Pipeline, to avoid antagonizing either the unions (who wanted the 25,000+ jobs it would create) or the environmentalist groups who are a key core constituency. He accomplished this | Read More »
With Sarah Palin and Liz Cheney in the Senate, the GOP conference may actually grow a pair ( or two)
OK, now that I’ve caught your attention with my snappy headline (which does have a large degree of truth in it, BTW) let’s briefly discuss some exciting, and unexpected scenarios for the Senate after the midterm elections. Since even Nate Silver (the one pollster conservatives especially love to disparage), has all but called it for the GOP, it does seem that the third time’s gonna | Read More »
“Gray’s Dichotomy”: DC Mayor must decide this week to veto anti-Walmart “living wage bill”
Well, those wonderful folks who gave us Detroit are poised once again to display the same blinding stupidity, and mind numbing devotion to far left orthodoxy, and blow-up the chance to provide their constituents with much needed retail outlets, and, oh yeah…. thousands of desperately needed jobs. The saga is well known..no need to dwell at length again on the details. DC Mayor Vincent Gray | Read More »
The chickens are beginning to come home to roost: MSNBC can’t fire Al Sharpton
When, in 2011, Al Sharpton was given the gig as host of a 6PM show, “Politics Nation” there was considerable comment, in even the MSM, as to what possibly were the suits at MSNBC smoking, let alone thinking? Sharpton is the consummate race hustler. Among his many “accomplishments,” he is a tax cheat, and responsible for the Tawana Bradley hoax that racially inflamed the nation. | Read More »