What are some examples of times when GOP presidents shirked their duty to execute the laws?
Greetings Redstate nation. I see a strong argument developing for our side—President Obama’s willingness to casually ignore the Constitution, by not faithfully executing the laws. I expect that Dems and the media will try to blunt that argument, and sway low-information voters, by claiming that the GOP has done the same thing when it was in the White House. I’m sure they’ll cite a few | Read More »
To what extent can we excerpt a newspaper article that’s behind a subscription firewall?
I think we’ve all seen the WSJ article that tells the inside story of the House GOP’s dealings with the Obama White House on the fiscal cliff discussions. That article contains powerful stuff, that Americans need to see, about President Obama’s arrogant attitude. Key quote (but not the only good one): “You get nothing. I get that for free.” Wow. 800 billion dollars of our | Read More »
Who wrote this?
Someone presumably draws a paycheck at the FoxNews website to write stuff like this: Republican Rep. Peter King has officially announced he will step down as chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The New York congressman must resign because of party rules that limit committee chairmanships to six years, and King has already had a one-year extension that he is now finishing. He | Read More »
Is the entitlement debt bomb really that deadly…
I, like many of us, have been thinking about how to improve our message. One thing that struck me: millions of Americans apparently voted with little or no concern to our entitlement crisis. Voters aren’t stupid. I’m sure many, if not most, knew that a second Obama term and a Democratic Senate would lead to continued runaway spending. Yet they didn’t care. Why? Then, I | Read More »
Is anyone seeing the “I will have more flexibility” open-mic episode in campaign ads?
Obama: “This is my last election,” Obama is heard telling outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “After my election, I have more flexibility.” Russian President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir,” an apparent reference to incoming President Vladmir Putin. http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/11538889-418/obama-on-hot-mic-after-my-election-i-have-more-flexibility.html That episode made my blood boil. I’ll bet that it would make many American’s blood boil. Yet, I haven’t seen it in | Read More »
Could Benghazi Be Our Bush DUI Story?
The MSM is downplaying the Benghazi story…even as more and more sordid details come out. Only ONE of the 5 Sunday shows discussed Benghazi in any great detail. How many people know what Tyler Woods’ dad has said about Joe Biden’s shockingly-insensitive comment about his son? The beginning of this week is a bad time to try and make a huge story out of this, | Read More »
I Hope That Hugh Hewitt Doesn’t Go Easy On Candy Crowley Today…
…or the next time she’s on his program. Candy Crowley is a regular Friday guest on The Hugh Hewitt Show. Today, Hugh is asking conservatives and Republicans to ““go easy on Crowley.” Some conservatives are upset that Romney didn’t deliver a second obviously crushing series fo blows to the president, but Romney did turn in a confident, assured performance that did not show a bit | Read More »
It’s Time For The Todd Akin Pity Party To Stop
(Emphasis added). From Politico, hat tip to HotAir Akin is now mounting a populist-tinged campaign, where he’s stoking anger among the party faithful toward his GOP “bosses,” a shot at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn — all of whom called on Akin to end his bid before the Tuesday drop-out deadline. In | Read More »
No funding for Akin—blame triage.
I’ll bet a bunch of you have received the same e-mail I did this morning, from the Senate Conservative’s Fund. “Need Your Input On the Missouri Senate Race.” Matt Hoskins, the fund’s executive director, is asking people if the fund should support Akin’s reelection bid. I find it mildly troubling that the Senate Conservatives Fund is asking people that it doesn’t know whether the FUnd | Read More »
Thoughts on—OK, worries about—the political TV ads in central Virginia
I’ve had a chance to watch a bunch of the TV ads airing on Richmond (VA) stations. Here are some concerns I have, FWIW 1. I do not see Romney/Ryan hammering home the debt issue. IMO that’s our most powerful weapon, because Team Obama can’t really counter that. Both sides are running ads that seem to send the same general message: “My plan is better | Read More »