The last days of NYC……Occupy Wall Street gets to well, “occupy” Gracie Mansion
New York City has been nothing but resilient over its long history. It’s survived John Lindsay, Abe Beam, a bankruptcy in all-but-name, subway strikes, garbage strikes, David Dinkins, a three-day pogrom against Hasidic Jews, squeegee men, hordes of homeless sleeping and defecating on the city streets, and of course, 9-11. It took Rudy Guiliani about a year to really start to turn things around, and | Read More »
Carney, you jackass, that “measly 5%” you so cavalierly ignore is about the same number of uninsured that Obamacare was supposed to “help”
At the end of the panel on Special Report last night, Steven Hayes sort of tossed out was is an absolutely brilliant, and total refutation of all the BS we have heard lately from Obama and his henchmen. As reports continue to come out about the millions of people ( for now, those who have individual medical policies) who are receiving cancellation notices, despite all | Read More »
If Obama was in charge of automobile insurance………..
NYPD studies have shown that more than 50% of the cars in the Bronx are uninsured.Estimates are that 1 in 7 drivers in the US operate uninsured motor vehicles. This is a greater number than those that lack medical insurance. Surely, this can’t be allowed to continue. Only the federal government has the ability, skill, and resources to solve this growing problem. Most uninsured | Read More »
Any thoughts on how House Republicans should handle Sibelius on Wednesday?
Dana Perino, W’s former press secretary and current FOX talking head, posted a piece on FOX News.com about how the GOP should handle Sibelius when she testifies on Wednesday: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/28/five-tips-for-republicans-questioning-secretary-sebelius-about-obamacare-this/ Most of it is common sense pablum, but after watching most of the House hearings on Benghazi and the IRS, I think that the GOP has to come up with a totally different strategy. They | Read More »
A question for Senators Cruz and Lee: Do we have the right to expect that you will both soon endorse the primary opponents of McConnell, Graham, Alexander, and Cochran?
Dear Senators Cruz and Lee; This is an issue that must be addressed; a question that you, and others must soon answer. The Senate has voted, and 16 other Republican senators joined with both of you in opposing Obama and the Democrats. Sadly, 27 of your colleagues did not support you. And now, several of them will face primary races in 2014. Sarah Palin stood | Read More »
“Dynastic politics.” Should conservatives oppose political “primogeniture” even if the prospective candidate merits consideration.
First, I want to apologize in advance to those who may find this diary somewhat rambling. It’s probably because I’m still working through the problem, and there are several overlapping issues. Note: I’m well aware that the precise definition of “primogeniture” refers to the medieval right of the first-born son to inherit the throne. I’m adopting the term here to describe how long serving politicians | Read More »
House and Senate last month approved a $174,000 tax-free gift to Lautenberg’s widow. Yet the families of US troops KIA can’t receive the death benefit
Somewhat surprising that others haven’t noted the vast disconnect here. No wonder Congress is now viewed as the 2nd lowest life-form on earth. Last month, both the House and Senate voted a $174,000 tax-free gift to the widow of Sen. Lautenberg. This is a time-honored perk for the families of members of Congress who die while in office, equal to their annual salary. Lautenberg was | Read More »
Texas Conservatives: Here’s an idea; run Rafael Cruz in the primary against Cornyn
John Cornyn seems to be getting nervous. Perhaps he’s watching the challenges being mounted against Lindsey Graham, and noting the retirement of several GOP senators, who decided to forgo very difficult primary races. In any case, Cornyn is attempting to convince the good people of Texas that he is, in fact, a staunch, strong, reliable conservative. Good luck with that. He has yet to draw | Read More »
FYI, Politico profiles Dana Loesch: “Not Afraid to Fire Away”
I thought Red Staters might find Politico’s profile of our own regular contributor, Dana Loesch of interest: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/dana-loesch-profile-97915.html I guess she’s starting to: a) make a name for herself b) piss off people BTW, I learned that she studied ballet for 17 years. So maybe she and Rahm Emanuel should sit down and figure out how to end the shutdown?
A winning strategy for the shutdown: just “rebrand it” call; it something else.
The worlds of advertising and public relations have shown that there are several strategies that the GOP can employ to challenge the constant opprobrium they are receiving in the MSM due to the shutdown. The first is “rebranding.” If you have a product or name that isn’t doing well in the marketplace, just give it a new name. One successful example can be found in | Read More »