What happens if the Saudi regime collapses?
Watching the news reports this morning about the Yemeni president fleeing the country, as well as the escalating border violence in Israel, I suddenly realized that no one has been talking about largest of all unforseen possibilities: that the Saudi regime falls? Could it happend, what would be the effects, and what would the US do, if anything? The “Arab spring” has dominated the news | Read More »
The GOP messaging is getting much better, but is still lacking the overall theme
After the fiasco, when hundreds of billions in budget cuts turned out to be, well…..nearly nothing, I am pleased with the way the GOP, especially the House leadership, has adressed the key issues, and attempted to convey them to the American people. Consider the following: 1. We don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem in Washington. 2. Paul Ryan’s deficit reduction proposal, including | Read More »
Weiner reminds us of the answer to the age-old question: “How do you tell when a politician is lying?”
Was just over at NationalReviewOnline. They’ve posted the ENTIRE 18+ minute interview that Weiner did yesterday with Wolf Blitzer. So I watched it. It’s remarkable…a tour de force of baldfaced lying. His nose already gives him a leg up on Pinocchio, but this is a truly bravura performance. We’ve all heard the adage repeated endlessly..the coverup is worse than the crime. Weiner lies and lies | Read More »
Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” tour: taking the MSM for a ride on a modern day “snipe” hunt
In the 50′s and early 60′s I spent nearly ten idyllic summers in NY ‘s Catskill Mts, first as a camper, then as a counselor. It was a wonderful experience for a kid from the hot, steamy Bronx: a whole new world of woods, lakes, streams. One of the joys was the weekly cookouts. Sitting around the fire, with hotdogs, hamburgers, Kool-aid, and s’mores. And I | Read More »
In case you missed it: Bob Beckel: GOP has a “good chance of taking the Senate in 2012.” (Hint: secret message revealed!)
I’m posting this only because I haven’t seen it anywheres. A few nights ago, on Hannity, Dem Strategist Bob Beckel, as a preface to his comments on the NY 26 special election, said that “The Republicans have a pretty good chance of taking the Senate” in 2012. It’s not quite the “shot heard ’round the world”…but it’s an interesting statement. Beckel’s a realist..it’s always easy | Read More »
Republicans should REFUSE any vote on debt ceiling increase until Senate Dems produce a budget, and let’s forget all about a balanced budget amendment.
I often wonder if the Republican leadership in Congress has any clue whatsoever. Let’s review the current state of the nation’s fiscal matters. The two big, and intertwined issues, are the next budget AND a vote to increase the debt ceiling. So, briefly, here’s where are we to date, a “scorecard” if you will: On the budget, House Republicans have produced a serious effort led | Read More »
Win or lose, the NY 26th CD special election is no big deal.
Six months ago, NY’s 26th CD was viewed as a reliably red district. The incumbent had won comfortably. It wasn’t on anyone’s radar. Then, he decided to take “constituent service” to a whole new level, and was forced to resign. The GOP nominee, Corwin, was expected to win easily, until a Dem faux Tea Party wannabe threw himself, and several of his millions, into the | Read More »
Sen McConnell: Introduce a Senate resolution OPPOSING Obama’s call for a return to the 1967 Israeli borders
In his speech today, Obama effectively cast his lot with the Palestinians, and Muslim terrorists in general. In addition, he managed to spit in the eye of the Israeli PM, who arrives tomorrow for face to face talks. Sen McConnell needs to introduce a sense of the Senate resolution OPPOSING this call for the return to the 1967 borders. Let’s force Sens Schumer, Boxer, Feinstein, among | Read More »
George Mitchell resigns as the president’s Special Envoy to the Middle East a few days BEFORE Obama’s BIG speech on…the Middle East? Hint. It’s NOT good news.
This has been puzzling me for some time. I was originally going to wait until after Obama’s speech tomorrow to comment, hoping that the speech will provide some insight, but since that’s not going to happen, why not delve into it today? The story is curious is that it has pretty much been a “non story” at as far as the MSM, and even the | Read More »
Why the Democrats may fear Herman Cain most of all, ( or what % of the black vote could he peel away from Obama?)
If you are coming for the story on Lee Fang and Center for American Progress, due to a bug in this morning’s briefing, you come here. To go to that story, please CLICK HERE. ———————— The field for the GOP nomination is starting to take form. We have several serious, viable candidates. Herman Cain is one of these. And over the next year, they will | Read More »