Beating an Empty Chair
We’ve all been critical of Mitt Romney from the beginning of the primary and throughout the general election for his lack of core principles, pale-pastel ideas, flaccid attacks on Obama, and lack of specifics. I have not shied away from pointing out that the Romney convention along with his acceptance speech was a disaster. So what about his debate performance? To paraphrase Michele Obama, this | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama is dangerously wrong on Cybersecurity; T-Mobile to buy MetroPCS for the Spectrum
Everyone else is talking about the debate, but I’m going to touch on cybersecurity tonight. There was a great overview of what the issues and stakes really are on Monday’s Coffee and Markets. Francis Cianfrocca doesn’t post as much as he used to at RedState – he, not government, is building his business – but he sure knows what he’s talking about when it comes to government, military, and critical infrastructure cybersecurity. And he and I are in agreement that the Obama plan is wrong.
Kay Bailey Hutchison is also saying that a new Senate report on the topic also makes the case. “For months now I’ve been saying that it would be a mistake for the Administration to give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) control over our nation’s cybersecurity. This report affirms my position, and I urge the Administration to take the report into account and not issue an Executive Order that significantly expands DHS’s role in cybersecurity.”
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Bam! Slam! Pow! Crash! BOOM!
There was a surreal moment after the debate last night. On CNN, the polling went overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney among debate watchers. Basically two-thirds of the American public who watched the debate claimed Romney won. A majority claimed Romney was with them on taxes, the economy, healthcare, their views of government, etc. He dominated. A CBS poll of undecided voters who watched the debate mirrored | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s operating system has clearly been updated to ass kicker mode. He drew out Barack Obama’s thin skin and petulant side. He wouldn’t look at Romney. He stumbled. He took more time than Romney because he stumbled over his uh’s and um’s. The professor got beat by the Governor. Where the heck did that come from?! James Carville says Romney looked like he wanted | Read More »
Obama wouldn’t deserve re-election even if economy boomed today
Would a President Bill Clinton have been incapable of saying yes to the Keystone Pipeline? We tire of the narrative foisted upon us by the Media faction of the Democratic Party that suggests signs of an uptick in economic activity, and especially jobs created, should portend an increase in expected votes for President Barack Obama’s re-election. Weeks ago we tired of the “Bill Clinton convention | Read More »
Obama’s Talking Points About Tonight
Remember that story the other day about Romney and the “zingers” for the debate? It struck me as more the Obama campaign pushing a story than anything real from the Romney camp. Below are the talking points the Obama camp is circulating this morning to get their surrogates ready for the media discussion. Note their use of the “zingers” bit among other things. Also, let’s | Read More »
The debate tonight: will Obama have a Mitt-fit or will Republicans have a misfit?
The night we’ve all been waiting for, all of us, that is, for whom this election’s outcome meets the criteria of a “matter of life or death.” With all the run-up to the debate rhetoric of what Romney must do, the question now turns more to the debate itself and its aftermath, courtesy of the Thursday morning quarterbacks. Between the released 2007 film of | Read More »
The Mushroom Treatment
If arrogance were a capital crime, Barack Obama would be on death row. I’m still reeling from the news that the Leader of the Free World rarely attends his own daily intelligence and national security briefings. He gets the briefings on his I-Pad and calls it good. (How arrogant is it to refuse to avail oneself of the intelligence resources available to the man in | Read More »
Trent Lott Was Unavailable for Comment
I think this Tucker Carlson exclusive is damning. But it is damning not of Barack Obama. Conservatives already knew who he really was and is. The video is damning of the media. The media created the post-racial narrative of Barack Obama. The media invested its energies in it. Sure, they got an assist from the Obama campaign, but it was the media. Tonight, Tucker Carlson’s | Read More »
Obama: ‘protecting’ American lady-parts. Egyptian ones? …Well, not so much.
Let’s connect the dots: One. This is from the official Tumblr of the Obama re-election campaign (click it fast, because it won’t be there soon): [UPDATE: Well, that was fast.] Two. We are giving aid to Egypt. Which is to say, we are giving Egypt $450 million of your tax money. Three. Egypt, of course, is run by the Muslim Brotherhood. This is what | Read More »
Tech at Night: Reformist regulators are needed to undo the Obama damage
I don’t think it’s ever too soon for conservatives to start pressuring Mitt Romney to appoint reformist regulators, because the Obama regulators are bad news, retarding innovation and growth. Per Fred Campbell, “If the FCC had adopted the eligibility restrictions proposed by PISC in 2007, the United States would not have achieved the LTE leadership touted by current FCC Chairman Genachowski.”
Also remember, the same White House talking about a power-grab of a Cybersecurity executive order can’t even secure itself. If Barack Obama issues the EO, that’s another thing Mitt Romney must repeal DAy One.
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Tags: Barack Obama
, Jerry Brown
, Julius Genachowski
, Mitt Romney
, Tech at Night
The Law Means Nothing
It is the law that sequestration will happen at the first of the year. It is the law. It is not a hypothetical scenario. As of right now, it is absolutely, positively the law. Defense contractors will be seriously impacted by the sequestration cuts. No one doubts this. It is the law. It is also actually, absolutely, and positively the law that certain employers, including | Read More »
Everyone Knows Something That Isn’t True
don’t know when I learned that everyone has false beliefs. But I see it all the time, both in myself and in others. I’d hate to have my fate decided by some fact I got wrong. Wouldn’t you?
More details about tomorrow’s Univision expose of Operation Fast & Furious.
I’ve looked at that second paragraph three times and I don’t know which is the worst revelation. That the Obama administration enabled the murder of innocent children? That it indirectly participated in a targeted assassination of the family of a Mexican law enforcement official? That it’s going to be pointed out that the Obama administration was in full Ugly American mode when it came to the Mexican government? Or that our actions emboldened Mexican narco-terrorists to continue their destabilization campaign against our southern neighbor? Any one of those would be a scandal; taken collectively, and you have to wonder just how many more people have to die before Barack Obama and Eric Holder will take any kind of accountability for their actions.
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Tech at Night: Potentially promising FCC moves on Spectrum and the Spectrum Screen
Top story: the FCC is moving forward with spectrum auctions, providing incentives for television stations to auction off their spectrum for wireless Internet use. We could see the auctions completed by the end of 2014.
Everyone admits there’s a spectrum crunch, and on the right and left of the FCC they say it’s a difficult question of how to transfer spectrum to alleviate it. Greg Walden is right though that this is good “if implemented well.” Bruce Mehlman of iia calls it “a terrific start” and that’s also true.
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, Executive Order
, Google Fiber
, Greg Walden
, Incentive Auctions
, Kim Dotcom
, Mitt Romney
, New Zealand
, Spectrum Screen
, Sprint Nextel
, Tech at Night