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 »
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 »
Re-electing Obama – The Axelrod Roadmap
On July 9, I posted, Reality Check – Obama Can Win Re-election at my other non-Redstate blog. In this post, I mentioned a number of key strengths Obama had that could propel him to victory, the first being, the Chicago machine. Strength #1: Chicago Machine-style politics — gloves-off, “they bring a knife, we bring a gun” that will prove brutal for any of the Republican | Read More »
Republicans – Failing at Communication 101
In spite of which poll you read or hear about, the perception of Republican intransigence on the debt ceiling may result in the end most feared, the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012. Reading through the comments in various publications and websites following the President’s speech and the ongoing debt battle, there are many, many Americans, voting Americans, who are buying into the President’s pablum. | Read More »
“you must hold the freaking line!” No!
I read Erick Erickson’s post this morning, Dear Republicans, This is “Your Time for Choosing”, and unfortunately, I can’t sign on for the choice he’s offering. In an earlier post from this week, I wrote, keep your eyes on 2012. THAT is of the utmost importance, not 2010. 2012 is the END GAME, and we’re losing sight of that. We are in a situation now | Read More »