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 »
Obama EPA Rules Will Make Your Energy Bill Skyrocket
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Howard Schultz not running for president, Doug Domenech on the EPA’s newest hit your bottom line, and Jonathan Last on last week’s GOP debate.
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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 »
Status Quo Government Meddling and Cronyism Is…Progress?
It hasn’t been a great year from the perspective of shrinking government. In fact, it’s been terrible. Really awful, pork-and-cronyism-filled programs are being refunded, renewed – and even resurrected. Since November – when We the People delivered Republicans another historic landslide victory – what have they delivered us? Laura Ingraham Blasts Republican Leadership Over $1.1 Trillion CR-Omnibus Budget Bill “A 1,600 page bad joke.” Congress | 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 »
What Happens When You Rescind an Invitation to Trump?
What happens when you rescind an invitation to Donald Trump? Well, my RedState email is suddenly maxed out due to a flood of very angry emails. I’ve been called queer, an n-word lover, Megyn Kelly has been referred to as the c-word. My office phone line’s voicemail has also gotten maxed out with angry phone calls. Last night, people were leaving voicemails in my hotel | Read More »
The Most Interesting Thing About Trump’s Statements Today
When I talked to the Trump campaign on Friday night, the campaign manager only wanted to focus on the “blood in her eyes” part. When I brought up the “wherever” bit, he kept going back to the “blood in her eyes” part. So I asked for a clarification or apology and he said I needed to do it in writing. I put it in writing | Read More »
Donald Trump is not conservative but he is not fringe
(h/t Ace of Spades) There are many who view Trump as an unserious and a fringe candidate whose followers are little more than the 2016 version of Ron Paul’s goofs. National Review nearly has a collective aneurysm at the mention of his name and, contra The Federalist’s David Harsanyi, the debate on Thursday was far from substantive and the questions asked showed very clearly that | Read More »
Obama administration uses China, Russia to lobby Democrats
Nothing says the Iran nuclear deal is great for America like sending Chinese and Russian lobbyists to convince Democrats to vote for it. Some of Washington’s less reliable partners are worried too: Top diplomats from Russia and China joined a rare meeting of world powers’ envoys on Capitol Hill this week with roughly 30 Senate Democrats to tamp down concerns over the nuclear agreement. These people | Read More »
Failure Theater: Chuck Schumer edition
So Chuck Schumer has taken a lesson from Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% and has started playing Failure Theater with his constituents. The decision by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York to oppose the Iran nuclear deal has rattled the Democratic bulwark around the accord, emboldened the deal’s opponents in both parties, and set off a wave of condemnation from liberals for | Read More »