Profile in cowardice: My adopted congressman ducks constituents
As a former Nashville resident, I recently adopted (co-, actually) Rep. Jim Cooper, who reputedly said something fiscally conservative at some point in his life. My bet is this so-called Blue Dog Democrat is about to cast his lot with President Barack Obama’s scheme to nationalize our medical care. From a recent newspaper article emerges this profile in cowardice: “Health-care reform opponents hoping to give | Read More »
Per Erick’s request, I formally adopt Rep. Jim Cooper, TN-05
Before heading back up the mountain, I promote this diary and challenge the rest of you to start adopting Democrats to track, follow, target for action, etc. And more than one of you can pick the same scoundrel. But do it! — Erick once lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and many of my family members still do. It is a wonderful city with terrible politics. Among | Read More »
Obama avoided hard issues to curry favor
There is little doubt President Barack Obama gave a well-delivered speech to the Muslim world today. For that, he deserves credit. Where he ultimately failed was his avoidance of the tough issues. While his lofty rhetoric touched on some of the bones I am about to pick, it wasn’t specific enough to make a difference. Here is where he fell down and fell short: 1. | Read More »
Hey, Mr. President, does the U.S. deserve nuclear power like Iran?
President Barack Obama’s contradictions, idiocies, and blatant deceptions may have reached rock bottom today. He told the BBC that Iran has the right to nuclear power as long as it uses it peacefully. Obama says Iran’s energy concerns legitimate By NANCY ZUCKERBROD The Associated Press Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:24 AM LONDON — President Barack Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to | Read More »
Why I imagine the Left now will oppose leaked intelligence–and re-think torture show trials
Promoted from Diaries – Moe Lane. This is priceless: WASHINGTON – President Obama’s national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harsh interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists. “High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of | Read More »
Faculty lounge socialist Obama doesn’t have enough GOP cover. Rant warning.
As mbecker and Gamecock pointed out yesterday, there is no such an animal as a centrist Democrat. We just witnessed this fact as alleged “moderate” Ben Nelson, Socialist-Nebraska, announced a “bipartisan” compromise on Obama’s pork-laded spending orgy, also known as the “stimulus bill.” It was so bipartisan, in fact, that He Who Cannot Normally Be Mentioned, Joe Lieberman, Socialist-Connecticut, received a shout out from Nelson. | Read More »
Reid seeks GOP human shields for Dems’ economic stimulus boondoggle
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid advertised Sunday for GOP senators to act as human shields for a trillion dollar ripoff, errr, economic stimulus package Democrats want to shove down the throats of American taxpayers. Reid assured Meet The Press host David Gregory that the Senate and House Republican leadership had asked to be “part” of the trillion dollar belated Christmas present for president-elect Barack Obama. “This is | Read More »
Was that a lame Feed the Children parody?
Never has so much been spent so foolishly on so little. Barack Obama’s 30-minute mega television buy had been billed as his “closing argument.” Instead, what we just witnessed could have been a Saturday Night Live parody of a Feed the Children commercial. Unfortunately for Barack, he ain’t no Sally Struthers. No, she can display actual emotion. And not insult in the process.
Three easy things McCain can do at the last debate to stay viable
I didn’t support you in the primary, Sen. McCain. As a matter of fact, you were probably my sixth choice. In no small part, this was because you had shown too much comity in the past toward people who hate my guts. You have only realized in recent days they hate you as well. One thing I never doubted, though, was that you loved your | Read More »