Is there any reason why Boehner should not allow the House to debate a bill giving Obama authority for military action against ISIS?
I’ve tried to live my life by adhering to a few simple rules: to love God, always tell the truth, be polite to women. These last few years, I’ve added one more: Anything that Nancy Pelosi is for, I’m against. You really can’t go wrong following that maxim. However, this might just qualify under the “even the broken clock is correct twice a day” exception: | Read More »
Read my lips: We don’t have a strategy yet….
**Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron** There are misspeaks…there are gaffes..there are cases of political foot-in-mouth disease, and then there are monumentally self-destructive comments like Obama uttered yesterday: “We don’t have a strategy yet….” for dealing with ISIS The WH scrambled to try and dismiss this as just a verbal gaffe…Obama paying an “aw shucks” homage to Harry Reid. Maybe they should invoke Joe Biden instead, | Read More »
Your thoughts. Who will be the Democrat minority leaders in the next Congress?
Watching “Special Report” last night, in a discussion about the senate races, Democrat strategist Joe Trippi actually used the “w” word…as in “wave”…the first time I’d heard that from someone connected, and in good graces, with Democrat politics. ( thus discounting Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen) I personally think it’s going to be a very good year for Republicans in Congress. Democrats seem already resigned | Read More »
How soon before Obama takes the ice bucket challenge?
The ice bucket challenge, to raise awareness and funds for ALS research, is sweeping the nation. It’s been wildly successful in raising money. For those who have spent the last few weeks in hibernation and/or Rio Linda, it involves : a) filming yourself getting doused with a bucket of ice water b) writing a check to help fund research to defeat ALS c) challenging friends(s) | Read More »
Obviously, no one inside the Obama White House has ever heard of “Operation Eagle Claw”
Ah, the plight of all those oh-not-so-smart people inside the Obama White House. The ones in charge of our national security. The ones who write, and then redact, emails and talking points. The types whose qualifications include an MFA in creative writing ( which is in and of itself a sad comment) Seems the WH felt, in light of the release of the horrific video | Read More »
Reflections on James Foley, Daniel Pearl, Lee Rigby, Theo van Gogh, Fabrizio Quattrocchi, and the next person to call for closing Gitmo
Upon reading of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, I immediately thought of Daniel Pearl, the WSJ reporter killed in the same horrific manner in 2002. Yet curiously, in all the coverage about Foley, I didn’t see one reference to Pearl. We forget. Sometimes we choose to forget; other times we do so purposely, because the truth is far to painful to contemplate. And | Read More »
Let’s take a moment to contemplate the exquisitely delicious tableaux that will be the 2016 Democrat convention.
Remember how Bubba upstaged Gore’s moment in 2000..that excruciatingly long walk through the bowels of the Staples Center….the entire stroll aired on national TV….Clinton’s monumental ego on display… Here’s a brief clip ( scroll down the page) http://cltampa.com/dailyloaf/archives/2012/09/04/revisiting-bill-clintons-classic-walk-to-the-podium-at-the-2000-dnc-in-la#.U_R5GRtOMt4 Let’s assume that in the summer of 2016, Hillary has secured the Democrat nomination, and Obama has continued to plummet in the polls, as the situations at | Read More »
A suggestion for the “Democrat wing of the Democrat party” on how to handle Hillary’s putative candidacy
Democrats and the MSM have long been fond of telling we Republicans what we need to do..nay MUST do..in order to keep our party viable. So I thought I’d return the favor with a simple, modest suggestion on how Democrats should handle Hillary..the 800 lb gorilla in the room…will she or won’t she run? Right now, she’s frozen the race…sitting back..giving speeches for big $$..hawking | Read More »
Should the US Constitution be amended to raise the age of eligibility to be President?
The Framers in their wisdom decided that having attained 35 years of age ( and hopefully, experience) was sufficient to be elected president. This is a non-partisan analysis…but OK..before I get to the core of my thesis, let’s state the obvious. If the age of eligibility had been changed to, say, 50, the nation would have been spared Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. To paraphrase | Read More »
Does Ted Cruz have a better chance to become Speaker of the House than President?
Please note that I didn’t ask in which office you would prefer to see Cruz serve. For 99.99% of Red Staters, the answer is a given: we’d all love to see him as our next President. I myself signed up several months ago to draft him, paid my $25, and have the bumper sticker on my car. But happily watching how Cruz has defended, motivated | Read More »