What would we be saying today if Ron Paul had managed to bring two more busloads (153 voters) to Ames?
I’m thrilled that Michelle Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll yesterday. Not because I’m already committed to her candidacy ( I’m not); rather, it’s because Ron Paul didn’t win. Think about it. Had Paul’s loyalists managed to drag 153 MORE supporters to Ames, it would be Ron Paul today doing the “Ginsburg tour” of all the Sunday talk shows, and we’d be seeing ad nauseum | Read More »
Memo to Pawlenty: The last presidential candidate to have his picture taken mowing a lawn was Mike Dukakis
Note: I’ve search in vain for the pic, but no lick. Maybe someone else can find it and attach to this diary. The Dukakis campaign is best ( or perhaps “worst” is more appropriate) remembered for the following: 1. The picture of Mikey in the tank, with the ill fitting helmet atop his head. 2. The “Willie Horton” story 3. His response to the question of, | Read More »
Perry tells Mark Halperin that he wants to be president
In advance of his speech at the Red State forum this Saturday, where he is widely expected to announce that he’s running for the WH, Rick Perry in a just-released interview with Time’s Mark Halperin, says that he “wants to be president.” OK, it’s not that we didn’t know that already. But consider..there are hundreds of political journalists who would have loved this “get”..the first big national | Read More »
$$$$ ain’t necessarily everything. If $8 million couldn’t buy a state senate seat in Wisconsin, can $ 1 BILLION buy the WH?
Well, it’s GOOD news this morning. The Wisconsin GOP won 4 of the 6 seats on the recall ballot, and held the Senate, thus enabling Scott Walker to continue reforming the state government. It’s estimated that $15 million + was poured into the recall drive by the Dems, ( and that’s not counting the value of countless union boots on the ground.) The lion’s share, | Read More »
Thoughts on the crash in Afghanistan; and other equally sad dates we must never forget.
It was a shock to awaken this weekend and learn of the helicopter crash in Afghanistan, and the loss of life of so many of America’s best and bravest. Death is inevitable in war, and I mourn, and pray for each and every American and their families, who has paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Here in Tampa, whenever possible I stand watch along the roadside with | Read More »
How many more Benedict Arnolds ( er..Ray LaHoods) are left in Congress?
Primary is a verb. Never forget that. Watching the news this morning, we were treated to the spectacle of Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood totally carrying water for Obama and the Democrats. He can’t even be called a RINO anymore ..he’s so way past that. I’m not here to waste time complaining about LaHood’s incessant whining. Rather, we need to remember that this was a | Read More »
It’s RED STATE contest time: Be the first to guess the names of the 12 members of the congressional “superpanel”
Ok..the bill is passed. And now we’re going to have this new supercommittee of Congress..composed of 12 members, who will decide (hopefully) on where the additional spending cuts will come from. Good luck with that. Congress, for years, was unable to decide on which unneeded military bases to close..they had to have a special commission to decide. But I digress. Now, Boehner, Pelosi, Reid and | Read More »
James Bond (007) explains the debt ceiling deal…
Retired British secret agent James Bond was enjoying his 3rd martini ( shaken, NOT stirred) of the evening, when prompted by his dinner companions, he recounted one of his exploits that his good friend, Ian Fleming hadn’t had time to put on paper before he died. “I had been captured by a unit of SMERSH, and condemned to death. They took me aboard a small | Read More »
The as-yet unanswered (heck, not-even as-yet asked question): What will be the size of the NEXT debt ceiling increase in 2013?
Everything that’s wrong with the current debt ceiling deal has already been said here, many times over. However, to all those who proudly state that: 1)The GOP won, 2) It’s the best deal we could get, 3) we’ve changed the culture of spending in DC, or some combination of the above, I’d like to hear what you have to say to the following query? What | Read More »
Here’s a REAL shocker: If Congress actually passed the BBA, there’s a pretty good chance the states would ratify it within 4 years.
One of the comments Democrats have been making ad nauseum about GOP efforts to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment is that even if the states were to ratify it, it would take years to actually do so. I was curious, and decided to dive into the numbers. Surprisingly, if the BBA could get out of Congress, there’s an excellent chance that it could be ratified | Read More »