Kay Daly’s Primary Campaign Against Renee Ellmers Is Textbook Absurdity (VIDEO)
Renee Ellmers is going to face two primary challengers in 2016. Kay Daly, a former North Carolina GOP spokesperson is one of them in addition to former county GOP chair Jim Duncan. I like primaries for the most part. I think they keep incumbents on their toes and there are times when primary challenges bring about healthy results, with ‘s win over incumbent Eric Cantor being | Read More »
How Obama Let the NSA Spy On Congress To Pass the Iran Nuclear Deal
On the one hand this is pretty incredible, on the other hand this is totally to be expected. When a president presumes the authority to tell Congress when it is and is not in session, then it is only a short step to spying on the members of Congress in order to subvert the functioning of the Congress. And that is exactly what has happened. | Read More »
Chipotle’s Food: So Progressive It Might Make You Sick
Chipotle, that fast-food-with-a-twist restaurant, has been plagued with a contamination scandal. Restaurant chains must always be careful with their food preparation, or they run the risk of infecting customers and severely hurting future profits. This is obvious. But Chipotle’s plight is a different circumstance, for they are well-known to promote the idea of “food integrity” most of all. So is their progressive and feel-good, social | Read More »
Rand Paul is missing the point as Obama spies on Israel
So we’ve got an Obama administration scandal going on, as some inappropriate behavior has come out with respect to the “deal” with Iran. I put deal in quotes because Iran isn’t actually committed to anything. But regardless, the administration’s behavior around this deal is suspicious… but is ranting about some tangential matter. He misses the point when it comes to American and global security. What | Read More »
How the Coming War Between Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Is A Win For the GOP
Donald Trump picking another fight. This one is supremely important and all candidates, regardless of what they think about Trump, should pitch in. This one is with Hillary Clinton and it is a fight that Trump is very likely to win. Last week I posted on the first salvo Trump has fired at Hillary Clinton over her decision to bring Bill Clinton on board to help | Read More »
Ted Cruz as “Too Conservative to Win” and the Goldwater Talking Point
“History doesn’t repeat itself. The media does. So too does a Republican Establishment that has seen all its more winnable moderates from Dole to McCain to Romney lose.” The media typically begins any Presidential campaign with comparisons to Harry Truman. The Reagan re-election in 1984 had the comparison. The Bush re-election in 1992 had the comparison. The Clinton re-election in 1996 had the comparison. Humorously, | Read More »
Head’s Up. California Starts No Notice Gun Confiscation On January 1
The left has always claimed that they were interested in “commonsense” gun safety laws, not in confiscating weapons from law abiding citizens. When they get enough power, you learn in very short order that their real agenda is actually ensuring that no private citizen is able to possess a firearm legally. What no one said would or could happen is coming to pass in California. | Read More »
So Long, Erick. Thanks for All the Fish.
I guess as the new guy in charge, the unenviable task of bidding goodbye to the man who made this site what it is falls to me. In that respect, I feel probably much as John Adams must have felt when he heard George Washington was going to call it quits, or maybe how Aaron Rodgers must have felt when he heard that Brett Favre | Read More »
I’m Filling in for Rush Limbaugh Today
Just a reminder that I’m in filling in for Rush today from noon to 3pm ET.
This Anti-Gun ‘Evangelical’ Can’t Be Pro-Life Because He Just Murdered Logic
Of all the sureties on this earthly plane, there is no more fundamentally, solidly certain than this: liberals have no use for God, unless they have a use for God. So it is of no surprise whatsoever that the Washington Post has this week an editorial that relies heavily and distinctly on scripture and Biblical law rather than judicial philosophy or constitutional law. Because in | Read More »
George Pataki Fades Away
Former New York Governor George Pataki has ended the suspense and announced that he is suspending his campaign to be the GOP nominee for president. He was sort of the big government, socially liberal, technocrat that the Republican parties in the Middle Atlantic states and the Northeast churn our by the thousand. This was his video introducing himself and laying out his candidacy. In 2012, he might have been noticed. In the climate of 2016, his ideal of making big government work better and just being nice to everyone never quite gained traction.
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Martin O’Malley’s Quixotic Quest for Iowa Relevance
Martin O’Malley is a condescending, not very astute blowhard who fell backwards into power in Maryland basically by having executive hair and skin that borders on being translucent. Like so many other politicians of this type, he erroneously believed that his ham-sandwich-on-white-bread persona and bland looks would carry him all the way to the top. Also like most of fellow Roger Goodell clones, he has | Read More »
Ted Cruz Is Not the Social Conservative Rick Santorum Is Looking For
Rick Santorum has to be wondering why the voters who came out for him in 2012 aren’t even listening to him. The obvious reason is that the battles are different. The battlefield has changed. And Santorum’s social conservatism, never an easy fit with traditional social conservatism, it is simply not viable today.
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Watercooler (12/29) Open Thread: BlackberryGate, Voting Games and Ad Wars
BlackberryGate National Security and Hillary Clinton are words that should not be used in a sentence together. As if we needed more proof of her total disregard of handling sensitive information, Judicial Watch managed to pry more than 50 emails from the State Dept. on the use of unauthorized electronic devices. Shortly after Clinton became SoS, the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security warned her and her staff | Read More »