Block John Brennan’s nomination
Senate Republicans are moving to force Senate Democrats to garner 60 votes to bring Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of State to the Senate floor. This is Lindsey Grahamstanding at his finest. While Hagel may not be the ideal candidate for Secretary of State, this is a Cabinet position for the President and we should by-and-large defer to the President on his cabinet picks, except | Read More »
Should Americans be given the chance to surrender before they are killed?
Yesterday, in John Brennan’s confirmation hearing for the position of Director of the CIA, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), asked Brennan whether an American citizen that has met the CIA’s test for assassination, may be given the opportunity to surrender before being killed. Brennan stated that all Americans who have joined with, Al-Qaeda (for example) have been provided notice that the United States will kill them | Read More »
Is Karl Rove’s war on LIFE candidates, rather than the Tea Party?
As the New York Times recently reported, Karl Rove’s Crossroads Super PAC is beginning a project to take out Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries around the country in favor of establishment moderates, or as Karl Rove would say – more electable candidates like Mitt Romney. If I was a liberal, I would be enjoying a good laugh as conservatives will now have to defend | Read More »
Virginia Republicans move to raise taxes!
Following Governor McDonnell’s lead, Virginia republicans are moving quickly to raise the gas tax on all Virginians. The Governor, in an attempt to better VA transportation in the congested northern and eastern portions of the Commonwealth, proposed dropping the 17 cent per gallon gas tax and replacing it with an across the board tax increase of almost 1% on every item sold in Virginia. He | Read More »
Finally, the assassination of American citizens takes center stage
An official Justice Department “White Paper” has been released to the media detailing (or failing to detail) the White House’s justification for drone strikes on American citizens. While this is not an official legal memo, the actual memos remain classified, it represents the official logic used by our government in hunting down American citizens and killing them without trial, after concluding they are senior Al-Qaeda | Read More »
Pants on Fire = Politico hit job on VA Conservatives
Many fact checking websites claim to tell the citizenry when news stories have been dishonestly relayed or are flat out hit jobs. Unfortunately, most of these sites are left leaning and do not always live up to their claims. Today, Alexander Burns of Politico, who has a long history of creating positive narratives for Barack Obama, is at it again. This morning, with a hit | Read More »
Negotiations are under way for a bipartisan, grand immigration overhaul plan. The goals of both sides are clear. Democrats have two. They want more Democratic voters now and in the future. They want amnesty for everyone here right now but they also want open borders so that the Hispanic influx continues to bolster their voting rolls going into the future. Republicans seek to minimize | Read More »
The Obama economy
Well, it looks like the Obama double-dip Recession has turned out to be more than Republican rhetoric or anti-Obamamunism. The numbers are out. The economy shrunk at a rate of .1% GDP, adjusted annually. What is most shocking is that this occurred during the Fourth Quarter – during the Christmas season when the economy typically grows the most. The third quarter showed a 3.1% increase | Read More »
Losing faith in our government
In the beginning days of the American Republic, citizens had a healthy dose of skepticism regarding government. They knew the dangers of government but at the same time they trusted their leaders. Those days ended generations ago. But what used to be a healthy skepticism of government has begun to take on a feeling of all out distrust of government. More and more, this | Read More »
Marco Rubio is exactly what the GOP needs on immigration
The immigration reform debate is coming whether we want it or not. Obama has become a political heavyweight, steamrolling the weakest Speaker of the House in modern history and the impotent GOP caucus at every turn. But he won’t stop there. His stated objective is guns, debt ceiling and immigration. If Obama can handle the immigration debate as masterfully as he has handled the past | Read More »