Comedy Central Daily Show more trusted for news than MSNBC
As I’ve long suspected, MSNBC is a failed comedy that takes itself too seriously. Its trust rating as a news organization has been surpassed by Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. Here we have Comedy Central, a real comedy network, trusted more than MSNBC, a fake comedy network posing as news.
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Man Claiming to be Meriam’s Brother Says “Potions” “Bewitched” Her Into a Christian but Must Die
In a bizarre interview, the Sudanese man who claimed to be Meriam Ibrahim’s brother and accused her of apostasy (becoming a Christian) at her trial tells CNN that “potions” turned her into a Christian. He also claims that she is “bewitched.”
Nevertheless, he says that “if she refuses [to recant her Christian faith and return to Islam,] she should be executed.”
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National Seersucker Day comes back to Congress, thank God.
No, I am not joking about either half of that title. Today, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that National Seersucker Day has been formally reinstated. A bipartisan Capitol Hill tradition, Members of the House of Representatives typically wear Seersucker on Wednesdays and Senators wear it on Thursdays. The tradition started in 1996 by Trent Lott, and continued until 2012. That year ninnyhammers in the Senate | Read More »
Obama’s terrorist catch-and-release program is a success
We posted earlier about the unspooling tragedy that is the Obama-Clinton foreign policy in the Arab world. Perhaps the only thing in competition for the political equivalent of the Darwin Awards is the administration’s policy of releasing terrorists known to be both dangerous and committed to their cause. We all know about the five Taliban commanders handed over for American deserter Bowe Berghdahl. Now we | Read More »
The Stupid Party
Less than twenty-four hours after the shockwaves of Eric Cantor’s defeat, the House Republican Party has decided to ignore the results as a meaningless anomaly. They will expedite a leadership election to affirm the status quo with Cantor’s right hand, Kevin McCarthy, picked as Majority Leader. McCarthy is squishy on a host of issues, bad on immigration, and not a friend of conservatives. House Republicans | Read More »
The Man Who Makes it Possible
This morning, I made clear I think Ted Cruz needs to get involved in the Mississippi runoff. The outcome may be set with McDaniels winning, but none of us should underestimate the very powerful signal it would send if Ted Cruz got involved. Rand Paul has said he would sit it out. Cruz going in would be a very bold move. For a number of | Read More »
House Republican leaders are lining up quickly behind Kevin McCarthy to replace Eric Cantor. If they go that route, the House leaders will be signaling they’ve learned nothing from Cantor’s defeat. Jeb Hensarling is a better choice and they should reconsider. McCarthy is not very conservative and, for all of Cantor’s faults, lacks Cantor’s intelligence on a number of issues. Lest we forget, McCarthy had | Read More »
The Obama-Clinton foreign policy is a smashing success
Blowback. That was the term the left, Ron Paul fans, and conspiracy theorists (to the extent these are different groups) used to explain 9-11. The idea that the attack on the Twin Towers as a direct result of US actions. While this is pretty much a fantasy in the case of 9-11, we are seeing a textbook case of blowback underway in Iraq. Since U.S. | Read More »
The Toxicity of Immigration Rhetoric
This is not a post about being right. Politics is not just about being right and it never has been. The way things work in a representative democracy is that you not only have to BE right, you have to convince a critical mass of other people in this country that you are right, otherwise being right will do you no good. Is it right | Read More »
Eric Cantor to resign as majority leader
Via the Washington Post House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) plans to step down from his leadership post by the end of July setting off a weeks-long scramble for the number two leadership post, according to three Republicans familiar with his plans. Cantor will formally announce his plans later Wednesday in a meeting with his House Republican colleagues in the basement of the U.S. | Read More »
@NRSC shoots self in foot and complains about the pain
It would be refreshing if the latte-Machiavellis at the NRSC would forget about playing political chess and do something they are really good at: sitting in the corner, making motorboat noises and befouling themselves. The best example of this, of course, comes from Mississippi where those who allege to be the GOP Senate campaign masterminds have been trying to haul the doddering, semi-lucid porkmeister, Thad | Read More »
There They Go Again
Not even twenty-four hours after Eric Cantor’s defeat and the Establishment that made huge coin off his loss is daring conservatives to celebrate David Brat’s defeat or fundraise off of defeating Cantor. In other words, they made millions in defeat and don’t want the internal opposition to make a penny in victory. I bet today they’d trade the Senate Conservative Fund’s wine room for the | Read More »
Gun Owners of America Backs Rayburn Over Lamborn in Colorado’s CD-5
While everyone was focused on the shocking election results in VA-07, an email hit my inbox that could lead to another comfortable conservative being unseated in a Republican primary.
This time in Colorado.
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Ted Cruz, It Is Time for You To Listen
We here love Ted Cruz. He is a friend. He has been to every RedState Gathering. He is just an awesome guy. But it is time for him to listen. For the past two years he has been telling America to make DC listen. It became a clever hashtag. He got his picture with that hashtag at a RedState Gathering. At the Texas Republican Convention | Read More »