Not quite a “Sherman-like” statement: Did Huckabee leave the door open?
“I can’t know or predict the future, but I know for NOW my answer is clear and firm. I will not seek…” I’ve been somewhat surprised that there has been little or no discussion of the possibility that Huckabee might decide to jump back into the GOP presidential process, even as late as the end of this year. His statements haven’t really been parsed. A | Read More »
So why did McConnell give the Finance seat to Burr ( who didn’t really want it) instead of to DeMint ( who really, really wanted it, and said so publicly)?
It was announced early this afternoon that the vacant seat on the Senate Finance committee would go to Sen Burr (NC) instead of to Sen DeMint, who publicly had stated his desire to serve on that committee. The decision is at the absolute discretion of McConnell, the GOP caucus leader, and DeMint has graciously accepted the leader’s choice. Normally, seniority is a key factor in | Read More »
What’s the price of a slightly damaged tail rotor assembly from a stealth helicopter? How about $ 3 billion, give or take.
We’ve all seen the pictures of the tail rotor assembly outside Bin Laden’s compound. It’s from a secret, stealth, special ops chopper that made a hard landing during the raid. The helo was blown up, but unfortunately the tail assembly survived intact. The Pakistanis picked it up, carted it off, and supposedly the US is now in “negotiations” with Pakistan for its return. Pakistan is | Read More »
So, who had a WORSE weekend, Bin Laden or Trump…..????
Osama’s dead, Khalid. Sorry . He sleeps with the fishes. Finally. Yippee!! Death was near instantaneous, and most likely, almost painless. Based upon the reports we have to date, he probably had no more than a few seconds to ponder the ratio of blondes to brunettes in the 72 virgins awaiting him. Unless, of course, some of those in charge of tossing him overboard had the | Read More »
Is Ryan’s Medicare proposal a “bridge to far?” Should we instead offer a two-track plan?
One of the key components of Paul Ryan‘s blueprint to save America from bankruptcy involves changing Medicare to a modified voucher system. Despite continual affirmations that the plan will NOT affect anyone currently enrolled in Medicare, nor anyone currently within ten years of eligibility for Medicare, the Democrats have already begun to demonize it. This will be the centerpiece of their campaign strategy. What is astonishing are recent | Read More »
The innate wisdom of the conservative base..or why, to the consternation of the MSM, we haven’t already picked a favorite for the nomination
I want to step back for a moment today, and rather than focus on any one particular issue, to speak of a more general theme. This country is more conservative than liberal. We on the right were thrilled at our successes last November, have been somewhat disappointed and frustrated at what has transpired since, and are fiercely committed to continuing to reverse the current course | Read More »
Maybe the GOP should take a tip from the NCAA, and have a national ‘ by golly, I’m an official candidate now’ day.
Anyone who follows college football and/or basketball is well aware of National Singing Day. For those not privy, it is the FIRST day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent to play at a NCAA member school. Each national signing day has become wildly popular. It generates tremendous interest in the fans, schools, players, and the media. It’s a phenomenon. | Read More »
Why Trump will never run. Three little words. ( OPM – Other people’s money)
In the last week, Trump has been on a mini-media tour. He’s risen to the top in GOP polls, he’s spoken at a Tea party rally, and he’s implied that if the GOP base isn’t smart enough to nominate him; then, by golly, he’ll run as an independent. And if he does, it will all but guarantee that Obama will be re-elected, and guess what..if | Read More »
The House GOP caucus: Bloodied (yes)….but unbowed?(perhaps)…. and recalling the wisdom of Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.
From the dawn of armed conflict, through the Vietnam era, every general recognized that any military unit, be it a regiment, battalion, or an entire army, needed to be “bloodied” the first time it went into action and confronted the enemy, before the unit could evolve into an effective fighting force. Yesterday, in the House, the GOP caucus, along with the leadership, was bloodied by | Read More »
Last night, on Greta’s show, Rick Santorum announced that he was pretty much committed to running for the WH. He’s assessed the personal and family considerations, and now, what’s holding him back is whether or not he can raise the money to be viable in the primary process. Well, let’s be honest..he can’t. That’s not a critique. I think he knows that he has no | Read More »