Immigration: Rick Perry is Unfit for the Presidency
I have a lot of issues with Rich Perry, but his answer to the immigration question the other night in my mind completely disqualifies him for the nomination. Here’s the transcript: BLITZER: Governor Perry, I’m going to move on to Governor Huntsman in a second, but you did sign legislation giving some illegal immigrants in Texas the opportunity to have in-state tuition at universities in | Read More »
Is There a Conservative Case for Opposing Cuts to Social Security and Medicare Benefits?
This week from Rasmussen: Republicans hold a 10-point edge when it comes to voter trust on Social Security-related issues, 46% to 36%, up from a virtual tie last month. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/trust_on_issues That has to be pretty disturbing to Democratic strategists. If their Party is not even trusted to defend their most cherished and celebrated legislative achievement, what can they win on? But it also raises the | Read More »
Krugman: About those death panels . . .
Sometimes, these things just make your jaw drop: Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes. — Paul Krugman, This Week, November 14, 2010 Wow, so Sarah Palin was right after all? Well, maybe she’s wrong because she was talking about the health care bill, and he’s talking | Read More »
Daily Kos Blogger Eagerly Awaits the “Destruction” of White People
Tim Wise is a very popular author and Daily Kos blogger who writes wordy, pompous dribble about how everything that’s wrong with the world can be explained only in reference to “white privilege”. The Kos kids absolutely eat it up. There are apparently few things that “progressives” enjoy more than a good, daily dose of white guilt from someone like him. Conservatives would actually do | Read More »
Bush Tax Cuts
The Democrats find themselves in quite a bind in this fall of their discontent. With the economy on life support, the expiration of the Bush tax cuts looms January 1. Already, the liberal lie that Bush cut taxes only for the rich is being exposed as people begin to realize that everyone’s taxes (“Yes, that’s means you too, buddy, even if you do make $20,000 | Read More »
A conversation with a liberal buddy . . .
So, nearly all of my good friends are of the liberal-left. Not so long ago, I was right with them. The whole experience with Obama has really opened my eyes, though and now I find myself agreeing with them on almost nothing. So, a couple of my friends got together recently in my absence, and the subject of my current political views came up. Unfortunately, | Read More »
“We Are Not At War With Islam”?
Obama declares his support for the Ground Zero Mosque: WASHINGTON — After skirting the controversy for weeks, President Barack Obama is weighing in forcefully on the mosque near ground zero, saying a nation built on religious freedom must allow it. “As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country,” Obama | Read More »
Life on the Sherrod “Plantation”
In her interview with Anderson Cooper a couple of weeks ago, Shirley Sherrod made the following statement about Andrew Breitbart: I think he would like to get us stuck back in the times of slavery. That’s where I think he would like to see all black people end up again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwNBy… Shirley Sherrod and her husband Charles operated a farming cooperative (“New Communities, Inc.) in | Read More »
Anderson Cooper Apologies Re: Sherrod (VIDEO w/Transcript)
Anderson Cooper apologized on-air yesterday for not challenging Shirley Sherrod when she appeared on his show and called Andrew Breitbart a racist. Cooper said he erred by allowing Sherrod to deliver the remarks unchecked, and said that he’d handle the situation differently if he had the opportunity again: Here’s the transcript in relevant part: ANDERSON COOPER: I interviewed Shirley Sherrod last Thursday and in the | Read More »
Sharron Angle: “Personalize Social Security and Medicare”
I just saw the clip of Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle on Fox and Friends, and I heard her say something about Social Security and Medicare that I believe is a absolutely crucial to Republican and conservative hopes for upcoming elections. Here’s the video of the interview (starting at about 4:03): In the interview, Angle is asked about the rumors that she plans to dismantle | Read More »