The “Gimli Glider”: Lessons applicable to both Malaysian Air and Obamacare
We continue to wonder how, in this day and age, a modern commercial airplane could just somehow vanish? 30 years ago, an Air Canada 767 managed to somehow run out of fuel at 41,000 feet. Only the superb skill of the pilot, who was able to glide the plane to a safe landing at an abandoned Canadian forces base, averted disaster. For those interested in | Read More »
Kathleen Sebelius: “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”
Mark Twain would have just loved Obamacare, and likely swooned over Kathleen Sebelius. If anything would have proved the accuracy of his observation that “there are three kinds of lies: ‘lies, damned dies, and statistics,’ ” it’s the delusional numbers that occasionally emanate from her office regarding the “progress” of Obamacare enrollments to date. We’ve just been told that “enrollments” in Obamacare “surged” to 4.2 | Read More »
Whoa!! Pat Caddell channels Erick Erickson at CPAC, and other observations.
Don’t know how many of you caught Pat Caddell’s address at CPAC, but it was fascinating. He excoritated the GOPe, the money men, the Roves in our midst. And then he went after Boehner. He all but called for the House GOP caucus to toss him overboard. Powerful stuff. Note: I’ve looked for a video of Caddell’s talk, but couldn’t find a link. If anyone | Read More »
If she runs, how does Hillary avoid the Obamacare quagmire in 2016? Is she doomed?
Obama continues to kick the Obamacare can down the road, in a last ditch effort to save control of the Senate. It probably won’t work, and he’ll be forced to spend the last two years of his administration dealing with a GOP controlled Congress, who, if they’re smart, ( I know, I know, spare me the snide comments) will send him a bill every week to | Read More »
If Hillary is the Democrat nominee, who might her VP be? And would it have to be a black or Latino?
The speculation about Hillary continues. Her supporters are attempting to make her nomination seem inevitable ( again) And we all know how that turned out last time. She’s raising gazillions for the campaign, yet she hasn’t announced. Many think she won’t run, for a variety of reasons. I’m of that persuasion, and laid out my reasons why in an earlier diary: http://www.redstate.com/gawken/2014/01/17/what-if-hillary-doesnt-run/ For a great | Read More »
The Supreme Court is failing to uphold the Constitution: Have Obama and the left found a near fatal flaw in the Framer’s blueprint?
Note: I am not a lawyer, let alone a constitutional scholar. I am, however, an avid student of our nation’s history, and I do not understand what is happening within the federal court system today. I post this diary more to pose questions, and in the hope that those here more learned in these matters will comment. In early 1952, the United Steelworkers of America | Read More »
Senate Conservatives Fund calls for Boehner’s ouster next year. WHY WAIT? ( and exactly how does one take down the Speaker?)
In the wake of yesterday’s complete cave to the Democrats, in passing a clean debt-ceiling bill, the Senate Conservatives Funds has said that Boehner must go. Matt Hoskins, the groups’ executive director, said that Republicans should block him from the position at the beginning of the next Congress. To which point I would like to ask: WHY WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT CONGRESS? The reasons for | Read More »
OK, let’s pass immigration reform now, but delay implementing it until Chuckie Schumer leaves office
When I first heard this absurd proposal, I thought that some news outlet had somehow picked up a piece from the Onion, and thinking it was for real, ran with it. After all, we’d just spent the past week pondering Tom Sizemore’s “revelation” of a year-long affair between Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Hurley, so Schumer’s idea, by comparison, had a ring of plausibility. The fact | Read More »
Wendy Davis: Proof positive the Democrats are irrevocably, and above all other factions, tied to the pro-abortion forces
Will Rogers once said ” I am not a member of any organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” Those words are truer than ever today. The Democrat party is basically a loose coalition of disparate special interest groups; joined together in common cause to enable them to achieve political power and feed at the public trough. The list is well known: Labor unions, the NEA, | Read More »
It’s time to start thinking about who will be the next Senate Majority Leader. (Big hint: it ain’t John Cornyn)
On the front page this morning, Erick explains why Mitch McConnell’s USE BY day is about to come due. If he doesn’t lose the GOP primary to Matt Bevin, he’s more than likely to lose the general election. Either way, he’s a goner, which is great thing for both the GOP and the nation. As politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum, one must assume that | Read More »