The last stand of the old line civil rights establishment: Ferguson as Selma
Virtually all of the black leadership in the country today came of age in the civil rights movement of the 60’s. From Jesse Jackson to , this was their launching pad as they began their ascent into national prominence. Simply put, it made them. For decades since, they have defined their importance in the civil rights hierarchy by their proximity to Dr. King. And they | Read More »
BIG Oopsie! Mary Landrieu’s chief of staff tells a black audience if re-elected she will “continue to vote 97% of the time with Obama”
Just came across this little gem from the Black Conservatives Fund: Let’s see now. Romney’s “47%” comment may well have cost him the presidency. This one should bury any slim/nil chance Mary thought she had. Seems conservatives, after “macaca” are finally learning how to play the game.
Ben Carson is getting really, REALLY bad advice
I adore Ben Carson. He is a good and decent man; honorable and truthful. He is, by all accounts, very close to deciding to run for the White House in 2016. And he is getting very, very bad advice. Dr. Carson was a guest panelist today on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” Stephanopoulos is a notorious Clinton sycophant. He will do everything he can | Read More »
In praise of Rep Joe Wilson (R-SC); to date the only elected Republican to call Obama what he is: a liar
Remember when the “L” word which dared not be uttered was “liberal.” Back then, Democrats, after getting shellacked at the polls, decided to reinvent themselves as “progressives.” For Republicans, it seems that their “L” word – that which they dare not speak is “lie.” As in, Obama lies. Period. Gruber? Who? Never heard of the guy. Never met him. He had nothing at all to | Read More »
Hillary’s REALLY big problem: Who to pick for her running mate? ( Hint: a surprise choice!!)
The HIT (Hillary Inevitabilily Tour) proceeds anew. Sometime in the next few months she’ll announce formally that she is running for the White House. I think there’s now about a 20% chance that she won’t run. And despite multiple attempts by the MSM to paint the Clinton Restoration as a done deal, a foregone conclusion, ( and with apologies to Red Stater Myra Adams…) she’s | Read More »
Forget the Dec 6th runoff; Landrieu is running for 2016
Other than having the same color hair as Cameron Diaz, for Louisiana voters, this year there is definitely NOTHING about Mary that appeals to them. Yet Landrieu is running an aggressive (actually a dirty campaign) in the run-off against . The big question is why? She’s going to lose, and big. Her one hope was that control of the Senate might hang on the outcome. | Read More »
Veterans Day open thread
Today is Veterans Day. It is celebrated on November 11th, to commemorate the end of WW I. The holiday has changed greatly over the years. Now, there is nary a parade, and the paper poppies are hardly ever seen any more. Yet America does have a new found appreciation, and respect for its Veterans, especially those of the wars in the Middle East. This is | Read More »
OMG!!! Is McConnell actually going to let a senile old fool, Thad Cochran, chair the Appropriations committee?
With Republicans taking control of the Senate, and increasing the size of their caucus by 20%, the biannual game of musical committee chairs ( and membership) just got a whole lot more interesting. Let’s take a close look at the Senate Appropriations committee. The current GOP members are: ( ranking member) Lindsay Graham Dan Coats Shelby will take the chair of the Banking Committee, | Read More »
A question for Dem senators: Why must Obama get congressional approval for 1,500 more troops to Iraq, but it’s OK for him to amnesty millions by executive order?
Friday afternoon, when Washington was still digesting the shellacking the Democrats had received on Tuesday, came word that Obama was sending 1,500 more troops to Iraq. It’s obvious why he is doing this. The news from Iraq is bad, and getting worse. Obama was told months ago by his generals that about 10,000 more troops were needed to stabilize the situation. He refused to send | Read More »
Congratulations to Ken Buck: Nice guys DO finish first!!!
Amid all the really good news from Tuesday, one happy result hasn’t gotten all that much attention: Ken Buck is the newly elected Representative from the 4th District of Colorado! Nice guys do finish first! And there’s an extra special joy in Buck’s win. Buck, who is a solid conservative, a strong voice for the unborn, and a Tea Party favorite, entered the GOP primary | Read More »