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 »
“It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low, and the soundest way to raise revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.” Who said it? Also, it’s time to fix the CBO.
President John F. Kennedy, in a December 1962 speech to the Economic Club of New York. Obama and the Democrats consider any tax cut as a reduction in government revenue. Obviously that implies that ALL income belongs to the government..and the government will decide how much it’s willing to let us keep. If the Democrats can still view the decade old Bush tax cuts as | Read More »
It’s all going to come down to what the definition of “really, really, big” is…
OK, it appears we have a budget deal….subject of course, to the fine print. Some conservatives are happy, some are not. Red Staters tend, for the most part, to fall into the latter category. Whether you are pleased, or not, the amount of the cuts that we left on the table is a “rounding error” in the entire budget. Like Biden’s vice presidency, just a “warm | Read More »
Dems: Gov’t shutdown to cause HUGE environmental disaster. Worried women, minorities, poor, gays, disabled will suffer nervous sphincters, loose bowel syndrome.
From the Congressional Record, April 1, 2011 In members’ morning speeches today in Congress, several Democrat Senators and Representatives denounced the looming government shutdown, saying that if the GOP failed to act, it would cause one of the largest man-made environmental disasters in the nation’s history. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee: ” Women, especially poor women worry about where they’ll go for needed medical services, like mammograms. | Read More »
I donated $25 today to help defeat Obama in 2012 (I filled up my gas tank)
As conservatives, because we believe that technological marvels of the last decade have made it far harder for the MSM to shape the news, we still don’t realize how much influence they still possess. Let’s consider perhaps the single greatest unreported news story of 2011…The rapid jump in gasoline prices….. pretty soon we’ll be north of $ 4.00/gallon across the board. And nary a whimper. | Read More »
Donald Trump, and the upcoming GOP “circus”…..er, debate May 2nd (and what we can do about it)
Gawd, we really are the “STUPID PARTY” Just on case anyone’s forgotten, less than 5 weeks from today, on Monday, May 2nd, the first GOP presidential debate will be held at the Reagan Library. It’s jointly sponsored, and exclusively broadcast, by NBC ( including their friends at MSNBC) and Politico. I’ve posted on Red State several times that Republicans are out of their collective minds to have agreed | Read More »
Sec. Gates: Time to do the honorable thing: Resign!!
“Nothing” in his life became him like the leaving it” “Macbeth” Act I, scene 4 History will, I believe, view Robert Gates’ time as Secretary of Defense in a favorable light. But as he prepares to leave the Pentagon, there is one last action that he can do for the greater good of the troops, and the country, that he loves; and that is to | Read More »
Could Muammar Qadaffi possibly end up in (*gasp*) Gitmo?
The Obama administration, over the last 6 days, has backtracked multiple times on our strategy/plans/endgame for Libya. Various spokespersons are even proffering different scenarios at the same time. “He must go!” is the mantra de jour. But go where? Will he hunker down and hold out. Will he die in a bombing raid; or be assassinated? Or, perchance could he be captured? By whom? Maybe | Read More »
Now that we’re engaged in Libya, hopefully we can finally retrieve the remains of USAF Capt. Paul F. Lorence, KIA in the 1986 attack on Qadafi
Background: In April 1986, Pres. Reagan ordered an attack on Muammar Qadafi’s compound in response to his involvement in the Berlin nightclub bombing earlier that month. The operation was code-named “El Dorado Canyon.” One US aircraft, an F-111F, was lost, along with the aircrew: the pilot, USAF Capt. Fernando L. Ribas-Dominici, and the weapons system operator, USAF Capt. Paul Lorence. It is ironic, given | Read More »