Ya gotta love Bernie!!! Sanders may well be the GOP’s secret weapon for 2016
It’s long been axiomatic in American politics that in the primaries, you run hard (left or right) to your base, then move to the middle for the general election. Right now, Hillary Clinton is pivoting hard to her left, attempting to lock down her base. There are many problems with her candidacy, and many flaws with her campaign, but right now she is driven by | Read More »
A new criteria for any GOP presidential candidate: an unequivocal pledge to abolish HUD
Obama yesterday released proposed new rules that would enable HUD to virtually dictate zoning and housing policy for nearly every local government. HUD would use housing grants to coerce wealthier cities and towns to construct affordable housing in their midst; harkening back to the tired old liberal shibboleths that everything is a function of race, and we can somehow eradicate poverty by redistributing income, and,oh | Read More »
Does Obama’s outburst against SCOTUS mean that the Obamacare decision has been leaked to the White House?
It’s been pretty much a universal article of faith in the country that Supreme Court decisions are absolutely secret until they are announced. No one knows the result, except for the justices, their clerks, and the few staff people who input the text of the decisions. And it needs to be that way, because advance knowledge of a particular decision can be a tremendous advantage | Read More »
Why is the GOP leadership rushing to a vote on the trade deal WITHOUT forcing Hillary Clinton to state her position?
Sometimes, you just want to go bang your head against the wall. The Democrat Party is engaged in an all-out civil war….or if you prefer, a major intramural dispute over the TPP legislation, with most House Democrats strongly opposed to granting Obama, who just happens to be the head of their party, the fast-track authorization to negotiate a deal. The GOP, ever the party of | Read More »
Chairman Priebus: Where is Donald Trump’s financial disclosure statement?
Reince, can we talk? You like to post here occasionally, so I assume that one of your staffers keeps an eye on Red State. By and large, I think you’ve done a decent job as RNC chair; definitely much better than your predecessor, who has gone on to luxuriate in his role as the token black Republican on MSNBC, and happily bashing the GOP at | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren continues her near-perfect campaign for the White House
Much is being made in the MSM today that “Run Warren Run,” the group that garnered some 350,000 signatures in its online petition to convince Liz Warren to run for president, is shutting down. However, instead of viewing this as the end of an ill-fated-from-the-beginning action; instead Warren supporters should secretly be rejoicing, and polishing their granny glasses and birkenstocks for the upcoming massive GOTV | Read More »
Dumb. DUMB!! If Republicans think that Hillary’s finances are a scandal, just wait until we get a look at Trump’s.
Follow the money. Always. Follow the money. It holds true for the Clintons, Boeing, FIFA, and also, especially so, for Donald Trump. The GOP is about to shoot itself in the foot yet again by confusing name recognition with popularity, and give Donald Trump a slot on stage for the first debate, on FOX, while likely excluding a Carly Fiorina, a Bobby Jindal, and a | Read More »
What if Obama decides to ignore the courts, and move ahead on amnesty?
Success in politics, as in war and chess, requires the ability to plan several moves ahead. As Obama awaits court decisions on several of his key policy initiatives, it’s surprising that there has been little or no speculation as to just what exactly was he thinking? 22 times previously Obama, that noted constitutional layer, said that he lacked the authority to take the very actions | Read More »
What if, for 50 years AFTER Columbus discovered America, there had been no more expeditions to the New World?
June 3rd is the 50th anniversary of Ed White’s space walk during Gemini 4. White, who was tragically killed a few years later during an Apollo training exercise, along with Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, became the first American to perform an EVA. If you’ve forgotten, or weren’t born then, enjoy the video: A few years later, we landed on the moon. The entire | Read More »
UPDATED: A suggestion for the 6-10 Republicans who are about to be excluded from the FOX debate: hold you own debate the next day
Note: Jay Cost at The Weekly Standard as a column out today, 5/23, “Ten is too few” which discusses many of the points I raised below. Well worth reading. And note his comments about the recent epic fails of polls. We’re just getting reports about how FOX, which is hosting the first GOP presidential debate, is going to handle the “problem” of having too many candidates. | Read More »