Ed Koch: “How’m I doing?…….Anthony Weiner: “Who’m I doing?”
Anthony Weiner should immediately drop out of the race for Mayor of NYC, and move his family to Detroit, and run for mayor there. It’s a perfect campaign slogan: “Motor Mouth for the Motor City.” The citizens of Detroit will embrace Weiner, because he has succeeded in deflecting public attention from their problems. But alas, Weiner won’t drop out (for now)…which is too bad, because | Read More »
The as-yet-to-be-stated-obvious: Two reasons (among many) why Detroit can’t be saved. Ever.
OK, Capt. Obvious finally surfaced in Detroit. The city filed for bankruptcy this week. Kevyn Orr, the Emergency Manager appointed by the governor, threw in the towel, after failing to reach any agreement with the city’s multiple creditors. First, two observations: I do think that Orr will be successful in his restructuring, because the Federal Bankruptcy judge appointed to the case won’t suffer any legal | Read More »
Which will happen first: Holder’s DoJ indicts Zimmerman, or Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline?
That’s the problem with perpetually kicking the can down the road. You’ll either eventually run out of road, or cans. Last year, before the election, Obama yet again put off a long promised decision on the Keystone Pipeline, to avoid antagonizing either the unions (who wanted the 25,000+ jobs it would create) or the environmentalist groups who are a key core constituency. He accomplished this | Read More »
With Sarah Palin and Liz Cheney in the Senate, the GOP conference may actually grow a pair ( or two)
OK, now that I’ve caught your attention with my snappy headline (which does have a large degree of truth in it, BTW) let’s briefly discuss some exciting, and unexpected scenarios for the Senate after the midterm elections. Since even Nate Silver (the one pollster conservatives especially love to disparage), has all but called it for the GOP, it does seem that the third time’s gonna | Read More »
“Gray’s Dichotomy”: DC Mayor must decide this week to veto anti-Walmart “living wage bill”
Well, those wonderful folks who gave us Detroit are poised once again to display the same blinding stupidity, and mind numbing devotion to far left orthodoxy, and blow-up the chance to provide their constituents with much needed retail outlets, and, oh yeah…. thousands of desperately needed jobs. The saga is well known..no need to dwell at length again on the details. DC Mayor Vincent Gray | Read More »
The chickens are beginning to come home to roost: MSNBC can’t fire Al Sharpton
When, in 2011, Al Sharpton was given the gig as host of a 6PM show, “Politics Nation” there was considerable comment, in even the MSM, as to what possibly were the suits at MSNBC smoking, let alone thinking? Sharpton is the consummate race hustler. Among his many “accomplishments,” he is a tax cheat, and responsible for the Tawana Bradley hoax that racially inflamed the nation. | Read More »
Rick Perry should not run for a 4th term….an anathema for conservatives
Gov. Perry has been in the news a great deal of late, for calling back the Texas Legislature to an emergency session to pass the legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks. Perry deserves praise for this principled, and prompt response to attempts by a pro-choice mob to disrupt the legislative process. Several articles have commented that the controversy seems to have “energized” the governor, and | Read More »
Yes, Boehner must go. Here’s an idea: Jim DeMint for Speaker
There is an absolutely fascinating article at “Roll Call” today.. “Boehner takes heat from Club for Growth, Heritage Action” Definitely worth the read, it delves into the stress lines between GOP leadership and the caucus. I’ve written here often that Boehner needs to go, for multiple reasons, which need not be enumerated yet again. But the problem is, OK, he’s out, but now what…. who | Read More »
Will Obama’s “War on Coal” make McConnell’s job easier? Manchin to cross the aisle?
If Robert “Sheets” Byrd were still alive and kicking, and scheduled to face the voters of West Virginia in 2014, he would have a difficult time getting re-elected. Such is the state of utter despair that is the Mountaineer state Democrat party today. Obama’s just declared “war on coal” is part of his effort to build a legacy, and to appease the environmentalist wackos that | Read More »
How can a House-Senate conference committee possibly produce an immigration bill?
I’m getting more and more confused about where we go next with immigration reform. And I’m starting to feel that perhaps the Democrats have totally misjudged this, and overplayed their hand, and ultimately it will turn out to our advantage. Here’s what we know so far: Last night the Senate passed the border security amendment, by enough votes that both Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer | Read More »