Netanyahu’s win causes the New York Times to have a cow
One nearly needs a face shield to protect you from the rage-fueled spittle-fest that is this New York Times editorial: An Israeli Election Turns Ugly. Israel’s election has done a lot to reveal the challenges facing the country and the intentions of the men who seek to lead it. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s outright rejection of a Palestinian state and his racist rant against Israeli Arab voters | Read More »
Obama Administration’s Justice Department Refuses to Seek Justice for Targeted Americans
The Obama Administration’s IRS targeted Americans for their political beliefs. Former top IRS official Lois Lerner abused the power of her office and refused to answer any questions from congressional oversight committees after proclaiming her own innocence.
The House Oversight Committee recommended specific action be taken to prosecute her criminally and voted her in contempt of Congress, yet the Obama Administration’s Justice Department has done nothing to pursue justice.
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Mother Jones botches investigation into private prison
Winnfield, Louisiana, is not home to much. The Louisiana Political Museum is housed there and that’s about it. Well, I take that back. It’s also got a correctional facility, and one it appears Mother Jones was interested in reporting on. Courtesy Charles Crain of the Winnfield Enterprise… A reporter for a San Francisco-based international publication was arrested in Winn Parish over the weekend for trespassing | Read More »
Just Saying . . .
1. The drumbeat started on Tuesday, when RedState editor Erick Erickson issued his papal bull from Macon, Ga. Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) 39% had to go. (Source) 2. Conservative media outlets like RedState and National Review tell Schock to resign. “His lack of responsibility with the funds of others shows him to lack the necessary integrity to handle the power of | Read More »
Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Christian Whiton to discuss the U.S. relationship with Israel, how Obama’s foreign policy has failed and Putin’s itchy trigger finger.
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A response to “Why GOP ‘Insiders’ Thwart Conservative Reformers
The inestimable Jay Cost has a piece at RCP today titled Why GOP ‘Insiders’ Thwart Conservative Reformers. He makes this observation: This has been a persistent pattern. Conservatives come forward with bold proposals to reform the way government works — or at least stop some egregious abuse — and GOP insiders warn of dire consequences. We’ve seen that on the farm bill, on the Export-Import | Read More »
Governor Christie’s Big NJ Pension Problem/Opportunity
This Crowd Hates It When Gov. Christie Keeps Promises New Jersey is not able to pay enough into its state pension plans to pay public workers what they were promised when they signed on the bottom line. New Jersey workers currently receive a defined benefits plan, which Governor Christie would like to convert into a defined contribution one instead. A New | Read More »
This Is What It Comes To
I was an elected Republican official. Before that I was a Republican political consultant and campaign manager. I have been a lawyer for a number of Republican candidates. Today, I see Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% collaborating with Democrats to line up votes to expand government. I see Republicans in Congress waffling on Obamacare and thinking of fixing it. I see Republican | Read More »
Exit Polls say Likud tied or better in 2015 Israeli Elections [Updated: Likud up 23-19 with 95% in]
Click here to see the bottom of post for the update. The exit polls are breaking as the the 2015 Israeli elections to the Knesset have finished. While pre-election polls predicted the left-wing alliance, the Zionist Union, was set to be the leading party and form a coalition, the exit polls say that didn’t happen.
Battleground Israel Turns Out Like Battleground Texas
Team Obama poured amazing resources into Battleground Texas to help Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis, win and to turn Texas blue. Arguably, the Obama team had so many resources directed at Texas that they weakened themselves elsewhere. But they had a tremendous media operation and their acolytes in the press wrote hagiographic story after hagiographic story on how awesome Battleground Texas was. The media even lumped | Read More »
Dear @ScottWalker, Liz Mair Is a Friend of Mine
Liz Mair works for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. She has been hired to do communications outreach. She is very good at her job. She is also a friend of mine. I have known Liz for a number of years. In 2012, Liz worked for Governor Rick Perry. I am very saddened to see an organized effort by conservatives to have Governor Walker fire Liz Mair. | Read More »
Most Transparent Administration in History Ceases Honoring FOIA Requests
Score another one for the Most Transparent Administration in History, as the Obama Administration’s White House Office of Administration has declared (on National Freedom of Information Day) that they will no longer be honoring FOIA requests: According to USA Today: Unlike other offices within the White House, which were always exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, the Office of Administration responded to FOIA requests | Read More »
The Hastert Rule is dead; Nancy Pelosi runs the House
Below, my colleague Leon Wolf has a run down on what Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% is giving away is the “doc fix” legislation. This is not to say that something doesn’t need to be done because right now the “doc fix” is simply and end run around the deficit accounting process. What is more unsettling is the way this piece | Read More »
Reuters Vox-splains the Iran negotiations
Vox-splaining, for those who don’t know, is what the doofs at Vox.com engage in. Allegedly, they are the “smartest thinkers” dealing with the “toughest questions.” They are the people who were puzzled by why Miami hasn’t expanded westward: “I’d been interested to know what, if anything, is legally or practically preventing the city from just expanding further and further west if anyone happens to know.” | Read More »
Georgians, Casey Cagle Wants to Raise Your Taxes by $1 billion
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has long been a foe of conservatives in Georgia. Today, he is going to demonstrate why yet again. In his post earlier today, Erick alluded to the fact that Speaker David Ralston just pushed a transportation tax increase through the Georgia House of Representatives. HB 170, as the bill is known, is now moving on to the Georgia Senate, where Cagle | Read More »