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    Romney Never Met A Flip He Couldn’t Flop

    Last night in the debate, Mitt Romney went after Rick Perry over Perry’s characterization of Social Security as a Ponzi Scheme. I happen to agree with Perry. The payroll taxes of currently employed workers are used to pay beneficiaries and even the Social Security Actuary agrees that the current model is not sustainable more than 20 or so more years. Mitt Romney went on the | Read More »

    Ron Paul Is Crazy

    Until last night’s debate I’d never had the full Ron Paul experience. I’m not sure I want to again. Not only is Paul not very bright (no a dime at 2.268 grams is not worth $3.50, no the US is not spending $20 billion per year on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan) and exceedingly unpleasant (as a non-practicing MD who refused to take Medicare | Read More »

    House To Investigate Military Readiness

    Take some time to watch the video. It isn’t very often you’ll see one commissioned by the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. This one will make you cry with frustration. It is no big secret in the military. The force is worn down to nubs by a decade of war, the last two of which have been waged under the management of an | Read More »

    The Wadded Panties of Jonathan Capehart

    The kerfuffle over the scheduling of Obama’s re-election kickoff event continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. In the space of just a few hours on Wednesday, Obama demonstrated his pettiness and his weakness in a way the GOP could never have. What is so hilarious is watching the left change from cheering Obama on to whimpering in a dark corner as their | Read More »

    Krauthammer To Boehner: Give Obama The Time He Wants

    According to reporting by Allahpundit at Hotair, whom I have no reason to doubt, Charles Krauthammer believes Speaker Boehner should have acquiesced in Obama’s trolling of the GOP debate. Simple logic: When your opponent’s in the process of making a mistake, get out of his way. Krauthammer’s theory is that letting The One address Congress that night would have made him look petty (or rather, | Read More »

    Speaker Boehner Responds To Obama

    Kudos to Speaker John Boehner for his timely and appropriate response to a juvenile stunt pulled by the Obama White House. That the short notice demand for a Joint Session of Congress was anything other than junior high level one-upmanship was dispelled today when the zero gravity press secretary, Jay Carney, compared the scheduled GOP debate at the Reagan Library with a “wildlife show.” Speaker | Read More »

    Dana Milbank: Perry Is Not A Libertarian

    A few years ago NRO’s Jonah Goldberg coined the term Conservatives in the Mist to describe what happens when liberals set out to explain conservatives to liberals. Recently, we’ve seen The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza engage in egregious and hopefully painful self-beclowning while attempting to explain garden variety Christianity to his neo-pagan readership. Now the Washington Post’s one-man Fifth Column, the absurd Dana Milbank, undertakes | Read More »

    The Shame of Colin Powell

    There are few spectacles more sad than to see a man burn down his own integrity. Watching someone who has lived their life according to a certain ethos, in this case I will be referring to “Duty. Honor. Country.”, and callously cast that lodestar aside for no discernable reason other than to settle a score shames those who witness the act nearly as much as | Read More »

    Reining in the Regulatory Beast

    From House Speaker John Boehner Dear Mr. President: Last year, on August 16, 2010, I wrote to you about my concern that the Administration’s published regulatory agenda included a total of 191 planned new regulations, each of which had an estimated annual cost of $100 million or more, with some involving billions of dollars annually. In my letter, I noted that at public forums, private | Read More »

    More On Perry And Gardasil

    Yesterday I made a post that has created some waves in which I offered a defense of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to require girls in Texas to be vaccinated against the strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer. A couple of things have happened today which have convinced me to revisit that post. One is a report in Politico on Perry’s involvement in the | Read More »