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    Biggest miscalculation yet?

    With his presidency losing so much altitude that he’s practically underground now, Captain B+ is about to ‘reconnect with’ the voting public by means of a Palin-style bus tour. Yes, I know – I’ll leave discussion of the irony of the Leftist in Chief following HER lead, of all people, to someone else. What I want to suggest is, what if the notion that this | Read More »

    What if they STILL don’t listen?

    The reviews of President Urkel’s presser yesterday are coming in, and they all seem to say the same thing we pretty much already knew: He doesn’t think he has to change. He doesn’t even think he did anything wrong. OK. As I said, we knew that in advance. Cpt. B+’s personality does not permit Clintonian triangulation. Clinton wanted, above all, to be popular, and would | Read More »

    It’s still getting worse

    I have been thinking lately about that political truism that pops up every time someone offers a prediction on any upcoming election based on information and polls as we have them at the time – ‘the election is not today’. This is, naturally, exactly as it should be.  Nothing stands still, least of all in politics. A lot can change, even at this late stage, | Read More »

    Ayotte certified

    She won.

    Economy all better.

    Jim Moran says so. Aren’t you relieved?

    Well, well…

    Someone else who agrees with what I have been saying since the middle of 2008 –   That Zero will not even complete his first term, much less run for and win a second one. Welcome to the club, Mr. Ferrara.

    The GOP SOTU Response: A Humble Suggestion

    I was reading this, among other articles indicating that the Dems may be planning to scale back their demands on health care, and trying to pass something on what they will then be able to call a bipartisan basis, by getting at least a few GOP votes: The second option calls for drafting a new, compromise bill more palatable to moderates, including some Republicans. I | Read More »

    Well roared, Lion

    Yet another postmortem on Martha Coakley race, this time from Reason. It has all pretty much been said by now, of course, but the following line was worth the look: Martha Coakley‘s resounding defeat in the Massachusetts Senate race is hardly the sort of anniversary gift President Barack Obama could have predicted. Yet there it was, wrapped in a bow and plopped on his doorstep | Read More »

    They STILL don’t hear us

    The White House still doesn’t get it, and will be moving forward with health care: “There are messages here, we hear those messages but there is a tendency in this town … to over blow things even beyond their importance,” said David Axelrod, a top adviser to President Obama, on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown.” Axelrod signaled that the White House is not giving up on health-care | Read More »

    Voters: “…And The Horse You Rode In On”

    It’s only the Grace of God that this thing got to happen at all. The Democrats had 60 votes, and a manifest willingness to ignore the clear will of the people. Many slipped deadlines (Summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, SOTU…) notwithstanding, there really wasn’t any reason to think they would not get what they wanted before ballot-casting voters had a chance to say anything about it. ‘Man | Read More »