Yes, Boehner must go. Here’s an idea: Jim DeMint for Speaker
There is an absolutely fascinating article at “Roll Call” today.. “Boehner takes heat from Club for Growth, Heritage Action” Definitely worth the read, it delves into the stress lines between GOP leadership and the caucus. I’ve written here often that Boehner needs to go, for multiple reasons, which need not be enumerated yet again. But the problem is, OK, he’s out, but now what…. who | Read More »
Will Obama’s “War on Coal” make McConnell’s job easier? Manchin to cross the aisle?
If Robert “Sheets” Byrd were still alive and kicking, and scheduled to face the voters of West Virginia in 2014, he would have a difficult time getting re-elected. Such is the state of utter despair that is the Mountaineer state Democrat party today. Obama’s just declared “war on coal” is part of his effort to build a legacy, and to appease the environmentalist wackos that | Read More »
How can a House-Senate conference committee possibly produce an immigration bill?
I’m getting more and more confused about where we go next with immigration reform. And I’m starting to feel that perhaps the Democrats have totally misjudged this, and overplayed their hand, and ultimately it will turn out to our advantage. Here’s what we know so far: Last night the Senate passed the border security amendment, by enough votes that both Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer | Read More »
Lindsey Graham’s epitaph: Nothing in his political life will become him like the leaving it
I suspect that Ted Cruz is correct. The “fix” is in on the Senate immigration bill. It will pass. And no one will more to blame than Lindsey Graham. And for that one fact, (though by no means am I ignoring a whole litany of other offenses) Graham must be primaried, and defeated next year. For unlike the other GOP members of the “gang of | Read More »
Irving Berlin was, well, absolutely 100% “right”….
Bill S. has an interesting front page diary…”Our New National Anthem…..” which most of your have hopefully read. And apropos of that headline, I thought you’d all enjoy this fascinating footnote about “God Bless America,” which many believe is our “de facto” anthem. Much of the story is well known. How Irving Berlin wrote it during WW I, didn’t think much of it, stuck it | Read More »
Understanding Syria: The enemy of my enemy is STILL, and will always, be MY enemy.
Well, since the Obama administration believes that all terrorist incidents are basically criminal activities, they now profess to have sufficient proof that the Assad regime has in fact used chemical weapons in the civil war in Syria. McCain and others are pushing for far greater US intervention and involvement, and while Obama’s nature is probably to avoid getting involved, it may be a perfect storm | Read More »
Erick..if you’re still looking for some good candidates..invite Becky Gerritson to Red State 2013, then have her announce for the Senate race in 2016.
We all sat spellbound watching the testimony of individuals who were harassed by the IRS, as the agency targeted conservative groups. The most compelling comments came from Becky Gerritson, the self described “born free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen,” who heads the Wetumpka, Alabama Tea Party. She eloquently told the House panel that tens of millions of Americans believe that government has “forgotten its | Read More »
The pros and cons of allowing the House committees to continue to their investigations, vs. a Select Committee, vs. a Special Prosecutor(s)
As the Obama scandals continue to unfold, almost every article or broadcast segment now seems to included some politician calling for a Special Prosecutor. I’ve followed events closely on Red State, and elsewhere, but I’ve yet to see a cogent discussion of the merits, and pitfalls of each approach. I am NOT a lawyer, and no expert on these matters, but I thought I would | Read More »
Hey MSM, here’s a thought: Demand that the meetings with Holder be open, broadcast on C-span
We learn today that AG Eric Holder, acting on instructions from Obama, will, over the next few days, meet with news media chiefs to discuss the DoJ’s policies for issuing media subpoenas. These meetings will be a precusor to more in depth discussions over the upcoming weeks. Which MSM willl be participating has yet to be announced. Well, since it appears that the administration has | Read More »
An open letter to George Will: Time to save your reputation, and possibly your soul, and quit “This Week”
Dear George, I like you. I really do. I’ve long admired your intellect, your historical perspective on current events, your superb gifts as a writer. And the bow-ties. And of course, your passion for baseball, the one truly great American past-time. I know that you occasionally ( or perhaps more often than that) exasperate many of my fellow conservatives, but I’m inclined to cut you | Read More »