The Watercooler ~ Senator Cruz Too Hot to Handle
“I rise today in an effort to speak for 26 million Texans and for 300 million Americans…” Opening statement from Senator Ted Cruz as he begins his filibuster/speech (whatever) on the Senate floor. I’m amazed that so many political pundits are unable to grasp the significance of what Senator Cruz is doing. Most are so stuck in the D.C. bubble that they can only mock | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement
Time for me to delve into my musically creative side again. Today’s Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement and I couldn’t resist putting something together for the Watercooler. Always cautious about delving into too much theology at RedState, all I’ll say for now is that I’m so grateful for God’s faithfulness and longsuffering. Without Israel, we would have no scriptures, no hope and no | Read More »
A New War Paradigm: Hawks, Doves and Owls
I just read this analysis by Newt Gingrich and feel it so clearly describes where Americans stand with respect to our attitude toward getting involved in wars that I decided to print it in its entirety. In a way filled with irony, there is something refreshing about nearly the entire nation being opposed to getting involved in Syria’s civil war. One of the things I | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ I Just Gave Karl Rove a Standing Ovation…!?!
Once again, before I watched Fox News Sunday this morning, I was feeling overwhelmingly disgusted with Washington, D.C., actually fantasizing about how we could oust not Assad of Syria, but Obama of America. Not accustomed to feeling completely powerless to do anything about a president who, in the private sector, would have been fired about three years ago, the thought of having to tolerate three | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ House Committee Hearing on Syria [Update] Watch this powerful video of Rep. Duncan confronting Kerry
Ed Royce, U.S. Representative from California’s 39th district (R-Fullerton) and Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, is presiding over the House’s counterpart to yesterday’s Senate hearing considering President Obama’s request for authorization to attack Syria. Fox is providing this live stream of the hearing. The same players are on the hot seat: Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Senate Hearing on Syrian Conflict Open Thread*
I couldn’t resist watching the Senate hearing regarding President Obama’s request for Congress to authorize a “limited military operation” to attack Syria. General Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and John Kerry, Secretary of State are on the hot seat doing their best to defend their CiC’s recent burst of interest in atrocities occurring in Syria. Penny for | Read More »
Responsibility to Protect Doctrine = Syrian War via Global Socialism
Of all of the rationales being given for why the U.S. should take military action in Syria in response to the August 21 chemical weapons attack on its own people in Damascus, the one that is the most troubling is the so-called “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) doctrine. Promoted at the United Nations, this doctrine compels nations to intervene to prevent atrocities. James Carafano, one of | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ California Dems Obsessed with Killing Babies
Just when I was really getting my hopes up as I read this piece by Ron Robinson announcing the formation of the Tea Party California Caucus, I woke up to the news that the California Senate passed a bill to make it much easier for women in the state to get abortions. It would be easier for California women to get abortions under a bill | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Free the Markets!
In case you missed this video that’s gone viral, I thought I’d give you the chance to see that in spite of the progressive’s all-out push to stifle free markets in favor of a bloated regulatory governmental regime, the spirit of entrepreneurs is alive and well in our youth. Nick Selby — a sophomore at Georgia Tech who was a guest on the Neil Cavuto | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ More Iron Ladies?
Remember Elizabeth Emken? She was the dark horse here in California who challenged U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein for her senate seat in 2010 and has now announced her run for Congress’ 7th district in 2014. She’s written an interesting piece challenging the Republican Party to provide more support to women who run for office. And for those women who dare to take the plunge, she | Read More »