The new Consumer Protection Financial Bureau is Hiring – Pass this along
Maybe someone can explain to me why I’m working in the private sector, worrying about retirement, healthcare costs, etc. when the new bureau created by Dodd-Frank is willing to pay up to $102,900/year for an Invitations Coordinator. And if she/he is really qualified, they can get up to 5 weeks vacation, including sick leave. What a deal. We only have one more day to | Read More »
Cordray, NLRB Appts. = Obama’s Salvo #1 in the 2012 Campaign
So there’s an end run around the Senate by Obama for the “recess” appointments of Cordray and three NLRB members. According to a piece in the LA Times, Reid gave Obama his blessing, so don’t expect any, or if there’s hope, some Democratic Senators to join Republicans in voicing disapproval. The Cordray appointment was made in the Summer of 2011, when Elizabeth Warren went down in | Read More »
Iowa Giveth Lessons. Candidates, are You Learning?
Last night I watched the Caucus results flow in, and caught all the candidates’ addresses to their supporters. Listening to their speeches and reactions, I was more fascinated with the messages and lessons that the Caucus voters were sending to the candidates and to us. For what it’s worth, here’s my take: First, Rick Santorum: By far, he had the best night. Was his | Read More »
Channelling Lee Atwater …. ommmm
Obama reading the tea leaves? Obama Campaign Chiefs Meet Quietly with Clinton in Harlem spells the realization by AxelPlouffe that they are in deep kimchee. What most interested the Obama team were Clinton’s insights on heartland voting blocs that remain in the political middle: not the Republican-leaning independents who always end up voting for the GOP nominee, but the truly uncommitted who largely ended up supporting | Read More »
Tough Talk from a Big Spender
This is rich. ”Obama to China: Behave like a “grown-up’ economy. We owe them $10 trillion; he keeps spending. Talk is cheap (unless you’re BHO).
Why Foreign Policy Matters and CBS’ Anemic Debate
Yesterday evening’s debate was a first in the foreign policy arena, and showed, in my opinion, the lack of depth and understanding of this important area by the moderators and the candidates. Questions that should have been asked weren’t, and the answers given depict the insularity of thinking and lack of experience among some candidates. Questions that could have been asked, from my perspective: This past year, we have | Read More »
Perry gaffe … one more short take
Rick Perry made a big-time gaffe last night on the CNBC debate. So? Perry’s debate skills are keeping him from returning to Tier 1 candidate status. Oh? Do you think last night’s debate will hurt him long term? No. Do you think he should just pack it in and return to Texas? H–l, NO! But what I do think is that we witnessed one of | Read More »
Not happy with Mitt, Newt, Rick, Herman, et al? Who’s to blame … look in the mirror
Early this morning, I read Erick’s leading post, Mitt Romney as the Nominee: Conservatism Dies and Barack Obama Wins, and thought to myself, well, someone else has finally gotten that sick in the stomach feeling that I’ve had since I posted back in July, Reality Check – Obama Can Win Re-Election. I confess I’m not the typical RedState conservative who reads and opines on this site. While I am | Read More »
Chris Christie – Is he? Should he?
Over this past weekend, with the Florida straw poll upset victory for Herman Cain, I replayed the June 26, Meet the Press broadcast interview featuring Chris Christie. Christie is all over the media lately with stories of high-powered donors and other Republican heavy weights calling, pressuring, pleading with him to run. The word currently out on the street, according to MSNBC, is that the answer | Read More »
Herman Cain’s Important Win in Florida
No, it wasn’t a fluke. Herman Cain won the Florida 5 Straw Poll very decisively with 37% of the votes cast. And for the Republican hierarchy and more importantly, for the candidates, these results should serve as a wake-up call. The debates and the questions so far have been focused on the “front runners”, with the second tier candidates politely treated as afterthoughts. However, this | Read More »