The Era of the Senator

      The esteemed Dan McLaughlin among others has promoted the idea that Governors are better choices for President than legislators are. And for years, the parties and the electorate seemed to agree. But with cable news and the Internet creating a perpetual conversation about national political issues, we’re now seeing the rise of the Senator as Presidential candidate. I’m not saying Governors are finished, but the | Read More »

      Did ISIS Just Destroy the EU?

      As an idea, the EU has always depended for its survival on the internationalism of Europeans – western Europeans especially. Generally speaking, especially since the fall of the Soviet Union, that’s an idea you could safely bank on – that most French/Spaniards/Germans would consider pride in their national identity to be a rather gauche consideration, especially in comparison to the promise of shared European prosperity. | Read More »

      Semi-Retired President Plays Internet Troll on Syrian Refugees

      President Obama has decided that he would like to allow more Syran refugees into the country. Generally speaking, I don’t disagree with this policy and I think that an administration with even basic competency could make sure that they aren’t, you know, bringing automatic weapons or grenades with them or anything. This is one of the benefits of not being connected to the Middle East | Read More »

      Government Choosing Businesses for Preference or Punishment is Always Wrong

      President Barack Obama has dramatically ramped up the Washington, D.C., giant Crony-fest. Where economic sectors and companies Obama and his Democrats like get the gold mine – and the rest of us get the shaft. For instance, there was $80 billion for “green energy” in the awful 2009 “Stimulus” bill – 80% of that coin went to Obama donors. And since the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) | Read More »

      Bobby Jindal Goes Home

      A couple of years ago I was out in California for a meeting and ran into Bobby Jindal and his wife. They were in the same hotel. I’ve know the Governor of Louisiana for a number of years. I’m a native of Louisiana. We caught up on life and I mentioned I had not been home in quite a while to see my parents. We | Read More »

      The Democrat Bench Is Shallow And Aging

      The Democrats’ extensive losses in the 2010 and 2014 midterms (as well as other off-year elections in 2009, 2011, 2015 and the Governors races in 2012) have left their party hollowed out beneath the White House, which is one reason why the top two contenders in their presidential primary are a 68-year-old who arrived in Washington in 1993, and a 74-year-old who has never held | Read More »

      The Refugee Rejections Are Ultimately a Failure of Leadership

      To gain entry into the United States as a refugee, a person must wait it out in a refugee camp abroad for a minimum of six months and upwards of two years. The person or family is screened for health, connections, investigated, etc. Or at least that is how it is supposed to be. But under the Obama Administration we have seen government fail across | Read More »

      President Obama Says GOP Acting As Recruitment Tool For ISIS

      It takes a particular level of gall to be on foreign soil and criticize your political opponents. It is even worse when one is on foreign soil and openly treats political opponents with a level of contempt and anger that would be better served directed at terrorists. President Obama went there and after calling the terrorist attacks in Paris a “setback” and getting pissy with the | Read More »

      Pro-Life Leaders in Washington May Be the Stupidest People in America

      Hey! Guess what?? Republican Leaders in the Senate are going to ditch language on Planned Parenthood from reconciliation. Note that some pro-lifers are saying the provision is still there. True, but it cannot be stripped until it gets to the floor. If it gets there it will be stripped, but it may not even get there. So pro-life groups in DC blew up a bunch | Read More »

      New National Poll: Trump 31%, Carson 22%, Cruz 13%

      A new national poll out from University of Massachusetts confirms what we are seeing in other polls. The contest is a four-man race but a race with two distinct levels of candidates. The top level are the two outsiders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Between the two of them they claim 53% of GOP primary voters. The second tier is [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ | Read More »

      Take it from Obama: There’s no more need for Refugees

      According to the UN, “Migrants, especially economic migrants, choose to move in order to improve the future prospects of themselves and their families. Refugees have to move if they are to save their lives or preserve their freedom.” So the good news is, according to President Barack Obama, the war in Iraq and Syria is contained. There should be no more refugees, as the war | Read More »

      “My Christianity is Better Than Your Christianity”

      Imagine a scenario where a Christian watches arsonists burn down a neighbor’s home, then demands that you house the neighbor as their house is in smoldering rubble. That is basically why we have a Syrian refugee crisis. A group of Christians and secularists demanded we do nothing while ISIS sacked, raped, and pillages across the Middle East, displacing millions of Syrians. Now, we are supposed | Read More »

      If You Thought You Could Never Agree With Dianne Feinstein, Think Again

      On Friday morning in an interview on Good Morning America, President Obama proclaimed to George Stephanopolous that ISIS was “contained.”  He went on to state: “I don’t think they’re gaining strength.  From the start, our goal has been to contain and we have contained them.  They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave.  But you don’t see this | Read More »