Obama’s choice: Spend $ 900k for a study about the size of gay mens’ penises, or send 750 retirees their Social Security checks?
Obama is attempting to present the current debt crisis as a Hobson’s choice. If he doesn’t get a clean bill to raise the debt ceiling, then checks won’t go out next month. We have to change that perception, make the SAmerican people realize that Obama does in fact, have chocies. The problem is, all the ones he’s making are wrong, and bad for the economy | Read More »
Obama’s Libyan adventure: Longer than the battle for Okinawa, coming up on the time line for Guadalcanal
In case you weren’t paying attention, tomorow, July 19th, will mark the FOUR MONTH anniversary of Obama’s little excursion into Libya; to remove Qadafi, but NOT to remove him…or..whatever. By comparison, the battle for Okinawa lasted 82 days. Libya’s now just about 120 days duration. Guadalcanal was 190 days. Warfare today is different, vastly different. That’s a given. But what is unchanged is that warfare, the | Read More »
What happens when the BBA fails to pass the Senate? Or are the Dems very afraid of the vote? Anyone done a Senate Dem headcount? Let’s “whip” the vote count.
Other than McConnell’s so-called “Plan B,” all the various permutations of the GOP plan to deal with the debt ceiling call for PASSING the Balanced Budget Amendment in the House and Senate. In addition, we will have spending cuts at levels yet to be determined ( spread over a number of years.) In return, Obama will get some increase in the debt ceiling. I very much | Read More »
Meet Obama’s latest political guru: Harold Camping
Harold Camping’s notoriety largely comes from predicting, and predicting, and prediciting, and yet again predicting, the End of Days, the date the world as we know it, ends. First time, it was 5/21/1988, then 9/7/1994, then 5/21/2011. The last predicition garnered huge public attention. Many of his followers prepared for the end, gave away their possessions, spent their fortunes. And then..a REALLY BIG OOPSIE!! After | Read More »
WWMT? ( What Was Mitch Thinking?) Why didn’t McConnell run his plan by the GOP Senate caucus BEFORE going public with it?
Like most here, I’m opposed to Mitch McConnell‘s Plan B. For a whole host of reasons. But what I can’t understand is why he decided to put it out there WITHOUT first talking to his caucus, to gauge their reaction. That makes absolutely NO sense. It wouldn’t be hard…just call a meeting..everyone’s in town..explain his idea, and get comments. How hard could that be? From | Read More »
Words DO have meaning, so why is it that we hardly ever hear anyone talk about a “government shutdown?”
As the negotiations over the debt ceiling, taxes and spending approach a critical deadline, more and more we hear Obama and the MSM talk about the consequences of failing to reach a deal ( on their terms) We hear of “catastrophic consequences” for Americans, in the form of higher interest rates on mortgages and credit cards. The fate of the entire US, if not the | Read More »
Boehner’s REAL problem: If there is in fact a deal, will the GOP presidential candidates support it? ( I don’t think so..which is why there won’t be a deal)
I have no idea what’s going to happen tomorrow in the negotiations over the debt ceiling. I hope that Fred Barnes is wrong; that conservatives are not going to get screwed again. Boehner is going to have problem with his caucus. It’s estimated that there now are 50 HARD votes against ANY debt ceiling increase, and possibly as many as 25 more who will also vote | Read More »
Would the nation be better served if the president were limited to ONE term?
It is universally understood that from now on, whenever a new president is inaugurated, a good portion of his administration’s efforts, and actions, are focused on the date, four years hence, when he or she will again face the voters to seek a second term. It is therefore reasonable to ask if whether we, as a nation would be better off were our presidents limited | Read More »
The REALLY BIG question about the 2012 nomination: If Palin does NOT run, who would she endorse, and when? Could it be game, set, match ( for Bachman) early on?
I have absolutely NO idea if Sarah Palin intends to run for the WH. Not a clue. But it’s really intriguing to consider what happens if she chooses NOT to run. Palin will continue to maintain her high profile. She was very successful in backing candidates in 2010. No doubt she’ll continue to do so. She wants to be a major force in GOP politics, | Read More »
What does Rick Perry’s probable candidacy tell us about the current state of the GOP, and will the entire party UNITE behind a REAL conservative nominee? Has THAT much changed in less than a year?
Up front, I don’t know that much about Rick Perry. Most of what I’ve read, I tend to like, but figure I’ll wait until he officially announces before starting to do my homework. However, there is ONE aspect to his candidacy that confuses me, and I wonder what, if anything, it portends for our nominee, whoever it is, in 2012. Normally, when I write a | Read More »