Chuck Schumer and the Litmus Tests of the Democratic Party
Go back to the second half of the second term of the Bush Administration. Really in 2005, but then after 2006, there was wide spread disagreement between the base of the party and President Bush on a host of issues. Bush’s appointment of Harriet Miers and immigration reform had begun it. But into 2007, the war effort was a subject of concern, TARP was a | Read More »
Are Republicans Finally Brave Enough to Fight This?
In 2010, 2012, and 2014, Democrats pounded the GOP on the “war on women.” It did little good, but the Democrats have kept it going. Within the Republican Party, the leaders and candidates, scared of another Todd Akin moment, have run from the issue of abortion. But that might be changing thanks to Hillary Clinton. Clinton yesterday tried to attack [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Obama administration wants to criminalize retweets
Yeah, terrorism is terrible, and we need to run Islamic State folks into prison, but the idea that a retweet is criminal, given the nature of how Twitter works, is kind of silly. It’s clear to me the Obama administration is just out of touch, as much as its FBI under James Comey is ridiculously power hungry.
Slate Hates Robots
After all of the excitement from the RedState Gathering this weekend, I thought I could take a night and just relax, watch some professional wrestling, and not worry about the end of our society as we know it. Slate had other ideas. A New York Times op-ed published shortly after the Supreme Court’s same-sex decision said that the court’s logic could eventually lead to recognition | Read More »
Bernie Sanders campaign rendered impotent by #blacklivesmatter fanatics.
Bernie Sanders is remarkably easy to be pushed around by the #BlackLivesMatter fanatics, no?
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A Trump Education for the Establishment
Promoted to the front by Erick Like clockwork, in recent years, The Wall Street Journal editorial page has lectured conservatives about the imprudence of their frustrations and need to fall in line with the orders of the Washington establishment. It is to be expected then that they view Donald Trump’s rise in the polls as a creation of those of us who have been trying | Read More »
What the Ohio Democratic Senate primary tells us about the state of their state parties.
How can Ohio Democrats have a rebuilding year when they refuse to rebuild? (Spoiler: they can’t, thank goodness.)
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Hillary Clinton running from label of “third Obama term”
Just a couple of weeks ago, Barack Obama boasted that were it not for that pesky Constitution, the vestigial legacy of a bunch of dead white patriarchal slaveowners, that he would easily win a third term. The Clinton camp isn’t so sure that being looked at as a third Obama term is a great selling point. For instance: Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, said | Read More »
Is Barack Obama An Anti-Semite or Just A Poseur?
If we called our President Mein Obama, would he feel insulted? Rhetorical, and perhaps a wee tad unfair. Yet after being told I favor war with Iran for not supporting his deal, I felt inclined towards a spot of et tu quoque. He offers us one of those false choices he supposedly ran for President to get rid of below. So let’s not mince words. | Read More »
Regarding Jeb Bush and Me
A whole lot of people seem to think I endorsed Jeb Bush this weekend because I noted both that he is a friend and that he was the most conservative Governor in the country when he was there. Or at least in the late 90’s. I was not working from a script, but a lot of people before Bush spoke thought I was endorsing Perry | Read More »
“Black Lives Matter” is Inconsistent with Big Government
Obama stenographer Charles Blow had some rare moments of insight in his latest New York Times column on the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the GOP. As usual, however, Blow confused the cart for the horse and thus offered the complete wrong solution for the problem he is attempting to solve. Blow noted, correctly, that a large driver of hostile interactions between police and black | Read More »
Rating The Top 8 GOP Contenders on Electability
In the next few days I’ll rate the 8 leading GOP candidates for the 2016 Nomination as reported by RealClearPolitics on 6 August 2015. I will rate four criteria; potential to change our nation, electability, personal integrity, and past performance. I will score them from 0 to 3. The ratings will be color-coded as follows. Blue = Excellent (3 pts) – Implies candidate is solidly | Read More »
The Focus Must Be on Hillary Clinton
Since Thursday night’s debate, and for obvious reasons, the name many people have been discussing is Donald Trump. Because of his comments regarding Megyn Kelly (which he won’t apologize for), his invitation to the RedState Gathering in Atlanta was rescinded. I believe this was, without a doubt, the right move by Erick Erickson. Since then, the selective outrage from Trump supporters has gone off the | Read More »
The August Doldrums and Donald Trump
August is the doldrums of political season. The winds stop and one story can stick around and take up attention. August is the season of Monica Lewinsky, Chandra Levy, Cindy Sheehan, the Obamacare protests, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, etc., etc., etc. The President is on vacation, the congress is out of Washington, and the political press is in search of a story. Politicians | Read More »