Racism Running Rampant in Senate Democratic Caucus
I have long maintained that the Democratic Party in America views minorities in a fundamentally racist way, and that this racism is clearly expressed in the policies they support. Just to give one example, there is quite a bit of merit to the notion that children who come from financially disadvantaged homes and neighborhoods deserve a leg up when it comes to, say college admissions. | Read More »
Dick Durbin (D-IL): It is Not in my DNA to Understand the Plight of Minorities
Sanctimonious oaf Dick Durbin (D-IL) is apparently afflicted with the same disease that afflicts most race-hustling privileged white male liberals. I’m not sure what the disease is, but the most notable side effect is that it causes those infected with it to forget that they are privileged white males. “When we asked questions of the white male nominees of a Republican president, we were basically trying | Read More »
Burning the Fig Leaf
For years, the plight of the ardent pro-lifer has been fully understood by precious few political analysts and policymakers. Unlike other policy questions that touch on matters of the pocketbook or matters of liberty, abortion is a policy question that strikes at a much more basic and fundamental issue: when and under what circumstances human beings are entitled to protection from being killed from their government. | Read More »
Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Day 2 CoveritLive
Let it all hang out. Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Day 2
Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings CoveritLive
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David Obey (D-WI) Wants You to Know that He is Using the Government to do the Work of Jesus.
UPDATE: Although not very Google-friendly, Sean Duffy appears to have a website up and running. Check it out and donate if you can. I just got a press release from David Obey’s office concerning the 2010 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill. Underneath the title of the press release and the date was the following line, in huge, bolded, and italic print: ” . . . whatever you | Read More »
DIAF Mark Sanford
I have been involved in politics literally since I was 3 years old, so in my time I have seen some pretty low-life behavior on the part of politicians. I have, in fact, become so cynical about politicians in general that I thought I was no longer capable of being shocked at the behavior of any elected official anymore. I was wrong. It turns out | Read More »
Barack Obama: Unitary Executive Theorist
Others on this site and elsewhere have done a marvelous job of exposing the fact that Obama almost certainly broke the law in his dismissal of Gerald Walpin (and perhaps other IGs). This story is not concerned with what Obama has done, it is concerned with what it reveals about Obama’s view of executive power. What Obama’s firing of Walpin reveals is very simple: Obama | Read More »
House Democrats Trying to Cover up for Dodd and Conrad
Ed Morrissey reports that the House Democrats are doing their best to block further investigation into the sweetheart deals that certain Senators (including the embattled Chris Dodd (D-CT)) received from Countrywide. Dodd’s re-election chances have been severely damaged by the partial revelations concerning the favors he got from Countrywide, especially in light of the fact that, as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, he is | Read More »
CBO: Kennedy-Dodd Will Cost $1 Trillion to Insure 17 Million for 10 Years.
The Congressional Budget Office has released their preliminary estimate of the cost of the Kennedy-Dodd healthcare bill, and it is not pretty. The bottom line is that the CBO estimates that a) the bill will result in a net decrease of uninsured of somewhere between 16-17 million, and a net cost over a 10-year span of $1 Trillion: According to our preliminary assessment, enacting the | Read More »
Has Anyone Checked to See if the Holocaust Museum Shooter had a DailyKos Account?
Yesterday, a deranged man named James W. von Brunn shot and fatally wounded a security guard at the American Holocaust Museum. American leftists, still giddy after the murder of George Tiller, are at this moment attempting to chalk von Brunn’s actions up to “right-wing extremism”; apparently, von Brunn was a white supremacist, and typical leftist projection, they have assumed that anyone who is a racist must also be | Read More »
Maybe Running a Presidential Campaign Wasn’t “Executive Experience” After All
Comes now the latest in a long line of muddleheaded and contradictory decisions by the Obama administration that illustrates that Barack Obama really has no idea what the heck he is doing, except to the extent that he realizes that he can’t do most of the things he promised to do on the campaign trail: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing plans to detain | Read More »
“Safe, Legal and Rare”
After all the ink, digital and real, that has been spilled by both sides of the waterboarding debate, it has become obvious to me that the two sides of the debate will never reach a perfect agreement. In the spirit of bipartisanship, then, I humbly offer the following compromise solution: we conservatives will work to make sure that waterboarding remains safe, legal, and rare. Now, | Read More »
Ann Coulter Wins.
(H/T Jill Stanek) I have become a non-fan of Ann Coulter over the last couple of years, but there is no doubt she got the better of this particular exchange: Joy Behar’s floundering response, “That’s quite a jump,” is entirely without merit. Joy Behar’s entire “point,” such as was, was to point out Coulter’s alleged hypocrisy in that she supports waterboarding being done to others, | Read More »
KY-Sen: Scavengers Circling Bunning
In yet another sign of Jim Bunning’s weakness, another potential candidate who swore to not enter the race unless Bunning decided to retire is making noise about entering the race: FRANKFORT, Ky. — Republican Rand Paul, son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, said Friday he is poised to enter the race for U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning’s seat if the 77-year-old sports icon decides to | Read More »
Seriously, Glenns Greenwald Are a Moron.
Yesterday, I took a whack at the nonsense idea that asserting sovereign immunity as a defense to a lawsuit represented some kind of power grab by the Obama administration. As I was talking with a colleague about this ridiculous story, we had a good chuckle over the clueless folks who were bothered by the fact that government lawyers even raised the legally valid defense in | Read More »
“Something Called ‘Sovereign Immunity’!”
My better judgment counseled against writing this post, because I usually don’t find that defending the Obama administration from rabid, ignorant leftists is a productive use of my time. However, my colleagues have prevailed upon me to address it, and so address it I shall. The background here is relatively technical and involves the oft-discussed “warrantless wiretapping” program implemented by the George W. Bush administration. | Read More »
Joe Biden is Still a Fabulist
Some things apparently never change. As it has been pointed out before (language warning) Joe Biden has had a problem, going back to his law school days, with the truth. Sometimes, that problem takes the form of dishonestly claiming others’ work as his own. Sometimes (more often), it takes the form of just making up false claims on the spot. As Dan Spencer and Ace | Read More »
Bill O’Reilly Needs to Learn Some Journalistic Integrity.
Several days ago, liberal blogger Tommy Christopher interviewed Helen Thomas and posted a clip on YouTube of her drawing moral equivalency between the United States armed forces and the terrorists. As is fairly typical, Christopher embedded a logo for his site (dailydose.us) in the video so that even if his clip were used without attribution, it would still give some credit in the source video: The video | Read More »
Arlen Specter Leading the Charge Toward Republican Capitulation
We are hearing two things from reliable sources. The first is that Arlen Specter is the ringleader of a group of four Republican Senators (including Snowe, Collins, and Voinovich), that have struck a compromise with the Democrats to vote for a “stimulus” bill that is *even bigger than the ridiculous pork-fest that passed the House*. The second is that Pat Toomey’s office is being deluged | Read More »