I’d Guess That Mark Udall’s Internal Polling is Troubling
News broke yesterday that President Obama will be coming to Colorado to campaign with Senator Mark Udall. The campaign for the U.S. Senate seat in Colorado is in full swing with Cory Gardner having cleared the field before the primary later this month.Both candidates have been trading barbs for a month or so now, and Gardner has been landing consistent blows which seem to have | Read More »
Was Immigration Important in Eric Cantor’s Loss? Yes and No
Was immigration the biggest factor in Eric Cantor’s loss? Much of the post mortem analysis of the primary election in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has focused on immigration as the issue that allowed political neophyte Dave Brat to beat the House Majority Leader. But was it really the most important issue in the race? Actually, no, it was not.
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Top 10 Reasons Worcester High Grads of 2014 Will Remember President Obama Was Their Commencement Speaker
This last Wednesday our President, Barack Obama, was the commencement speaker for the Worcester Tech High School graduation. As always, this President really rose to the occasion. He ventured down a path most are too frightened to travel.
The first Hipster President took it upon himself to shake off the pomp and circumstance that comes with not only a high school graduation, but a visit from the President of the United States.
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Gun Grabber Michael Bloomberg Spends $250,000.00 to Get Thad Cochran Re-Elected
Hey Mississippi. You know Michael Bloomberg right? He’s the guy who wants to take your guns away. He’s the guy who created a non-profit group to agitate against the second amendment. He’s the guy spreading lies about the number of school shootings in the country. Michael Bloomberg is also the guy who just gave a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC $250,000.00. Gun grabbing Michael Bloomberg is | Read More »
Al Qaeda On The Run – From People Even More Savage Than Themselves
During the electoral silly-season that was 2012, Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney predictably clashed on Foreign Policy. Candidate Romney felt compelled to argue that America should keep troops in Iraq and trust the Russians about as far as we could throw them. Barack Obama disagreed with this assertion with his customary dismissive arrogance. His flunkies at OFA* expressed this sentiment on Twitter in | Read More »
Social Conservatism and Poll-Driven Values
Social conservatism has long been considered one of the three “legs” of the 3-legged stool of conservatism (along with fiscal and defense conservatism). There are a number of facets of this “branch” of conservative thought, including how we think about and set policy around issues involving marriage & family policy, abortion, education, crime & punishment, and other related topics. The Republican party has long held | Read More »
Thad Cochran loves him some pork… in a Biblical kind of way
Any doubt that doddering, semi-somnolent Thad Cochran was a true lover of pork was put to rest yesterday. According to the Hattiesburg (MS) American, Cochran said: he grew up playing in the country, picking pecans and doing “all kinds of indecent things with animals” in the area. That is one helluva an admission, even in this day and age. Assuming, arguendo, that Cochran was being | Read More »
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 »