Ashley Biden is a Cokehead. So was Barack Obama. Big Deal
By now you’ve all heard that Ashley Biden is a cokehead . . . or at least was caught on video snorting coke. Just like Barack Obama. In the process of writing about the Vice President’s daughter, the media just can’t help drag Barbara and Jenna Bush into this or Bristol Palin. Let’s catch up: Barbara and Jenna were underage drinkers. Their father allegedly snorted | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Health Care Model: EPIC FAIL
Details here. The London Daily Mail: “Dehydrated patients were forced to drink out of flower vases, while others were left in soiled linen on filthy wards.” Ah, welcome again to the National Health Service in England, where not only is the 5-year survival rate for prostate cancer 74% (vs. 99% in the USA) but some of the hospitals are “Third World,” according to the London | Read More »
Want Obama to Fail? Bobby Jindal Defended You Last Night
Fantastic! Have you heard about the speech? As CNN writes about it: Jindal described the premise of the question — “Do you want the president to fail?” — as the “latest gotcha game” being perpetrated by Democrats against Republicans. “Make no mistake: Anything other than an immediate and compliant, ‘Why no sir, I don’t want the president to fail,’ is treated as some sort of | Read More »
Did Rahm and Valerie realize the President was blowing the presser?
Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett appeared to get a “he’s blowing it” email from someone during tonight’s press conference.
The Doldrums During Fighting
I’ve been in a funk these past couple of weeks. RedState is in my full time job and sometimes the behind the scenes goings on keep me from writing. Inevitably, as well, I also get something akin to writer’s block, though it is more like writer’s cramp — stretching out my fingers on the keyboard generally gets the cramp gone. But it also takes some | Read More »
Obama Hacks Off France In Latest Foreign Policy Blunder
We would like to think that this is a joke. Sadly, the French media is reporting as true that Barack Obama sent a letter to the President of France pledging support and friendship. His actual words were “I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the coming four years, in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world.” | Read More »
Citigroup Inc., one of the companies we’ve been forced to bail out, is losing its chief economist, the guy who should have seen this coming, to the Obama Administration
If you aren’t embarrassed, you haven’t been paying attention. Citigroup Inc.’s chief economist is leaving the company for a job at the Treasury Department, according to an internal Citigroup memo. Lewis Alexander, who has been at Citigroup since 1999 and before that worked at the Federal Reserve, will head to the Treasury “to work on domestic financial issues,” said the Citigroup memo, which was sent | Read More »
Bernie Madoff:Billionaires :: Barack Obama:Everyone Else
Welcome Andrew Sullivan readers! Remember: PETA likes pleather, not leather. I am sitting in a Dean & Deluca enjoying a café au lait (hey, I’m from Louisiana, deal with it) looking out at the scrolling news sign at NBC News. The headline that just scrolled past read “Bernie Madoff Spends First Night in Jail.” We have a guy who ran a ponzi scheme that stole | Read More »
The Man Who Would Be King Starts to Bleed
Well, well, well. Now that Captain Cowpatty’s manure is starting to stink up the place and the American people have decided it is starting to smell a hell of a lot like socialism, his poll numbers are dropping. Polling data show that Mr. Obama’s approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data | Read More »
The Politics and Science of Healthcare. Yet Again Hoping Obama Fails.
I’m having some trouble roping around all this stem cell and healthcare nonsense from Barry the Black Jesus. Obama says, “Our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values.” “It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda — and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not | Read More »
The RedState Response to Barack Obama’s Weekly Address for March 7, 2009
This is a fun week. We had technical difficulties. So I left the podcast in Derek’s capable hands. It’s a great show this week taking on, yet again, the Amazing Adventures of Captain Cow Patty as he spreads his manure across Washington and fly over country. Here’s a hard link to the podcast. or listen here:
Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. What about Ted Kennedy?
UPDATED: Hat tip to all the commenters and Caleb who suggest if the Dems are offended, we just call it the Mary Jo Kopechne Memorial Health Care Act. After all, she is already dead. — Erick We can objectively conclude this morning that the Democrats are trying to distract attention from their failures by pointing fingers at Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday afternoon, it reached a level | Read More »
The Ownership Society Becomes Obama’s Collective Society
Jenn Rubin brings to my attention a curious comment by Barack Obama. What I’m looking at is not the day-to-day gyrations of the stock market, but the long-term ability for the United States and the entire world economy to regain its footing. And, you know, the stock market is sort of like a tracking poll in politics. You know, it bobs up and down day | Read More »
No, Robert Gibbs, We Just Know Barry’s Policies Will Fail
Today, speaking to reporters, Barack Obama’s future former press secretary Robert Gibbs said “It would be charitable to say he doubled down on what he said in January in … wishing and hoping for economic failure in this country. I can only imagine what might have been said a few years ago if somebody might have said that on the other side relating to what | Read More »
McConnell on GTMO
Brian covered a lot of what Mitch McConnell said here at CPC in an earlier post, but there was one very commendable thing he said. He took on the administration’s policy related to GTMO. Hopefully this signals a fight. “Conservatives also believe that the government has no more solemn duty than to protect the people who established it. And on this last point, let’s be | Read More »
Obama Declares War on Churches and Conservative Institutions
The Wall Street Journal reports on Obama’s tax increase rather innocuously. The tax increases would raise an estimated $318 billion over 10 years by reducing the value of such longstanding deductions as mortgage interest and charitable contributions for people in the highest tax brackets. Households paying income taxes at the 33% and 35% rates can currently claim deductions at those rates. Under the Obama proposal, | Read More »
They can no longer blame the GOP
From ABC News: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reports: The House Appropriations Committee just posted its $410 billion 2009 Omnibus spending bill. It’s a doozy. This is the bill that will fund the government’s operations until the end of the fiscal year. It’s larded with thousands (so many, I can’t count them all yet) of earmarks and adds up an increase in overall discretionary spending of | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Gets It Right
The Hill reports Mitch McConnell said two things worth commending him on: “When our good friends on the other side of the aisle say raising taxes on the wealthy, they really mean small businesses,” McConnell said on CNN’s “Late Edition. and “I think nationalizing the banks is an absolutely wrong thing to do.” Good for him. While I’ve got serious disagreements with some of things | Read More »
So the contact email address is getting inundated by people sending links to Drudge’s top story — the CNBC call for a modern Boston Tea Party over Captain Bull Crap’s crap mortgage plan. People respond viscerally to this. They might not had Porkulus not overreached. But it did. And now there is this. Most people bought their homes responsibly. They bought what they could afford. | Read More »
The Fairness Doctrine Returns. It Just Won’t Be Called That.
Here we go folks. The Fairness Doctrine is going to make a comeback under the Obama administration. It just won’t be via Congress and it won’t be called the “Fairness Doctrine.” It’ll come via the FCC, involve restrictions on media ownership and content, and it’ll apply to the internet too. As Brian Darling noted, the administration and leftists in Congress will be using the Center | Read More »