Is John Brennan a Muslim? Should we care? Dare we ask?
Surfing the net a short while ago, I came across a link to this just-posted piece on Salon, “John Brennan is a secret Muslim,” http://www.salon.com/2013/02/10/john_brennan_is_a_secret_muslim_says_anti_islam_activist/ I’d never heard this before, but found it curious that a left leaning website would post this. It’s an obvious attempt to discredit former FBI John Guandolo, who made the charge on a radio broadcast this past Thursday? (Note: The | Read More »
Background checks for illegals MUST include DNA and fingerprints.
The Devil is always in the details. The Gang of 8 statement of principals on immigration reform actually provides for the immediate legalization of the 11 million, or more, of those now here illegally in this country. While I am strongly opposed to this plan, I want to point out one flaw that is so glaringly obvious; that surprisingly it has yet to be mentioned. | Read More »
Red State Challenge: Guess the date that Bob Menendez resigns from the Senate
Sen. Menendez is toast. Burnt toast. It’s just a question of when, not if he goes. The rapidly developing scandal is moving in several different directions: 1. Reports of numerous sexual encounters with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. 2. Flying on the private jet of a major supporter who, oh yeah, just happens to have a $ one million plus IRS lien ( Question: | Read More »
So, is Saxby Chambliss retiring because he’s afraid that Erick might change his mind and run against him in the primary?
So, Saxby Chambliss is retiring because he has “grown frustrated with the gridlock in DC.” Well, boo-hoo. If anybody believes that, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn you can buy, on the cheap. Nope, ole Saxby probably read the tea leaves, and realized that he was more than likely to get primaried, and faced an uphill challenge for the nomination. But instead of retiring | Read More »
Well, now we know what Huey Long’s Inaugural address would have been ( Obama channels “the kingfish?”)
In 1935, Huey Long was running for President, planning to challenge FDR for the Democrat nomination. These are the highlights of his “Share The Wealth” plan: *Cap personal fortunes at $50 million @ ( $600 million in today’s dollars) Later on that would be reduced to $5-8 million.($60-90 million) *Limit annual income to $ 1 million @ ($12 million) *Guarantee every family an annual income | Read More »
If Reid uses the “nuclear option” to end the filibuster, it means that the Democrats have already conceded the Senate in 2014 ( and an early look at the Senate races)
Update: Two big changes a few days after I posted this diary: Saxby Chamblis announced that he’s retiring. The seat will remain GOP, but with a much more conservative Republican in it. Several GOP congressmen may run, especially Tom Price. Could Herman Cain, or Newt, try a comeback? Stay tuned. Tom Harkin announced his retirement. As I discussed below, this makes the seat wide open, | Read More »
Will Boehner cry when he hands Pelosi the gavel in January 2015?
Just reading the news that the House GOP is considering a short term hike to the debt ceiling. Paul Ryan, as quoted in “The Hill” this afternoon: “We’re discussing the possible virtue of a short-term debt limit extension so that we have a better chance of getting the Senate and the White House involved in discussions in March,” Ryan told reporters gathered at the pricey | Read More »
Scott Rasmussen: “Republican Establishment Declares War on GOP Voters”
The link below is to a column by Scott Rasmussen from 1/11/2013. It clearly, and succinctly, states the problem that we conservatives face with the GOP establishment in Washington. It is a must read. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_scott_rasmussen/republican_establishment_declares_war_on_gop_voters The message is not new; we are all aware of the problem. What is rare, and a pleasant surprise, to see somewhat like Rasmussen clearly define the problem. The parameters | Read More »
Connecting the dots: The Hagel nomination, attacking the filibuster, and Obama’s two (or more) upcoming Supreme Court nominations.
I suspect that Obama would like for Chuck Hagel to be his SecDef. Hagel is Obama’s type of Republican, and their views on Israel, and the US-Israeli relationship, are probably in sync. But it’s still hard to understand why, WHY, given that GOP opposition is near-unanimous, that Obama is going to try and force Hagel through the Senate. Or not really so hard after all. | Read More »
The House MUST demand Regular Order: Understanding the Democrats use of the “deadline” strategy, and how the House must overcome it in the debt ceiling negotiations.
John Boehner has stated that he will no longer negotiate directly with Obama, and that the House must and will return to regular order in considering future legislation. We shall see. Remember, it was just after the GOP took control of the House in 2010, that they adopted the “three day rule,” which mandated that no legislation could be passed by the House until three | Read More »