Forget 2016! the 2014 election will determine if the Republican party deserves to survive. McConnell needs to start acting like the incoming majority leader.
Max Baucus is the latest, and probably not the last Democrat senator to retire, rather than face the voters in 2014. My intent here is not to do another thread reviewing the Senate races one by one. However, after blowing it in 2010, and far worse in 2012, nobody can dispute that the stars have once again aligned, and even more perfectly, for the 2014 | Read More »
About that FBI press conference: Why is no reward offered, and why hasn’t Eric Holder made any public statements?
The just-completed FBI press conference in Boston seemed more like a PR feel-good affair, with too much time spent on matters extraneous to the investigation, like caring and counseling for the victims. However, two things immediately jump out: WHY IS THERE NO REWARD BEING OFFERED? A casual acquaintance, or even someone on the fringes of a terrorist cell, is far more inclined to turn them | Read More »
Memo to W: There’s still time. Please, just get on a plane to London today…
Mr. President, there’s really no nice way to say it. I’m utterly dismayed at your bad judgement and yes, let me say it, compassionless and uncharitable decision not to attend Lady Thatcher’s funeral tomorrow. I mean, what could you possibly have to do this Wednesday that’s more important? We knew that Obama wouldn’t attend. We expected it. All living presidents were invited. Your dad’s not | Read More »
With the passing of Lady Thatcher, are we possibly to hear a final message from Ronald Reagan?
Among the most memorable moments of President’s Reagan’s funeral, are the image of Lady Thatcher laying her hand on Reagan’s flag-draped casket, a final, silent farewell to an old friend; and the magnificent eulogy that she delivered at Washington National Cathedral. The eulogy was pre-recorded, and amid the huge outpouring of affection and interest in President Reagan, that fact was barely noticed. A few years | Read More »
Can somebody PLEASE tell me exactly just how Republicans are supposed to “change the conversation?” (Hint: we can’t, and that’s why we are losing)
Towards the end of his excellent front page essay today. “Considering immigration,” Eric has this one line: “Republicans should change the conversation.” He is 100% correct, yet we never seem to figure out exactly just how to accomplish this. And until we do, we will continue to lose. We win on ideas, on the merits, on our core beliefs of small government, individual liberty, and | Read More »
So, which will last longer: Ashley Judd’s on-screen appearance in “Olympus Has Fallen,” or her putative Senate campaign?
I went to see “Olympus Has Fallen” the other day, primarily because I’d read that it got a pretty decent reception at CPAC. For me, the movie was less than OK..all the computer generated stuff looks very artificial, and there were far too many technical, and tactical, mistakes, and much of the plot strained credibility. But this is NOT a movie review. So, imagine my | Read More »
Hey, Rush!!!!: Time for a new “Operation Chaos.” Conservatives should support Ashley Judd. Or, I want a GOP Senate, I do NOT want Mitch McConnell as majority leader
So this morning, at 5 am, as is my usual practice, I go to Red State with my first cup of coffee, and get to start the week with TWO depressing articles from Erick. “House conservatives must be willing to change their minds”details how the House leadership has betrayed almost everything they promised before the 2012 election, even joining with House Democrats to ram through | Read More »
Ronald Reagan was “The Great Communicator.” So then, pray tell, what does that make John Boehner?
I watched NBC’s “Meet The Press” this morning, because I wanted to hear Speaker Boehner’s comments. (If you haven’t seen it, here’s a link. Boehner’s interview is the first 15 minutes.) There is really no kind way to describe how bad it was. Truly, a pathetic performance. Ronald Reagan was indeed “the Great Communicator.” A few years ago, on the 100th anniversary of Reagan’s birth, | Read More »
What Conservatives Read First: The Morning Briefing. Today’s brief: February 22, 2013?? Hello??
The headline is taken from the home page. Guys, what’s going on here? I mean, really. I’m not posting this to be snarky, but rather to suggest that perhaps the new format/layout needs tweaking. Prior to the change, the “Morning Brief” was the first thing I looked at on the home page. Now, it appears that nobody even bothers, let alone notices. ( including the | Read More »
If only certain members of the Senate and House possessed the wisdom and humility of Pope Benedict
The Holy Father has decided to step down from his office, because his abilities, due to an advanced age are no longer adequate to performing his ministry; that his duties require “strengths of both mind and body.” If only some of our elected officials had possessed the wisdom and humility of His Holiness. Robert Byrd, Strom Thurmond, and Daniel Inouye come to mind. There have | Read More »