Today Barack Obama Meets His Inner Richard Nixon in Libya
I half expect Benjamin Netanyahu to come to the United States today and demand the U.S. cede all territory gained from the 1848 Mexican cession back to Mexico. It, like Obama’s Middle East speech of yesterday, would be a key distraction from a date and duty Barack Obama has had 60 days to get ready for. Under the War Powers Act, today is the day | Read More »
President Obama Again Demonstrates his Utter Ignorance of the Israel-Palestine Situation
President Obama addressed the nation – nay, the WORLD! – today on the subject of the “Arab Spring” events in the Middle East and North Africa, on the death of Osama bin Laden (has it yet been mentioned what a GutsyCall™ that was on Obama’s part?), and, above all, on the Israel-Palestine “peace process” that in reality is no such thing. In his remarks on | Read More »
Boston Herald shut out of press pool.
Let us set the scenario. On March 8, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed for the Boston Herald. Title: “Obama Misery Index hits a record high:” it’s about jobs, unemployment, and how this is lousy at encouraging the former and good at encouraging the latter. The Boston Herald decides to put said op-ed on the front page. Again: former governor. The Boston Herald | Read More »
Obama’s Oil Drilling Subterfuge
Many liberals in the media are expressing shock over Obama’s apparent willingness to increase oil production. We all know that he is full of …, I mean ethanol, and they do too. Those of you who were befuddled at the news that Obama will ‘expand drilling’ in Alaska are not missing anything. Obama has pulled this political chicanery a number of times. Whenever a specific | Read More »
Do Victory Laps and Spiking the Football outweigh Operational (and Personal) Security?
This month’s successful kill/capture mission in Abbottabad, Pakistan, which resulted in the death of the World’s Most Wanted Terrorist and in the recovery of a treasure trove of intelligence (and of pornography – gotta love those radical fundamentalists’ aversion to hypocrisy!) has naturally increased national and media interest in the elite special operations professionals who carried out this operation. While the information being reported by | Read More »
Joe Walsh’s Smackdown of Obama on Immigration
Like no other president in American history, President Obama supports the domineering use of government over every facet of our lives. Yet, when it comes to one of the few core functions of government, like border security and the regulation of immigration, he is suddenly tepid about asserting power. Worse, he uses the power of executive agencies to disregard and subvert immigration laws that were | Read More »
Is Jon Huntsman a Political Traitor?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth Blackney to discuss whether Jon Huntsman’s plotting to run for President against the man for whom he serves as Ambassador is dishonorable and disloyal. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email | Read More »
The Rise of Grassroots Conservatism Among Hispanics
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Trevino to discuss Barack Obama’s trip to El Paso, Texas, immigration reform and the rise of conservatism among many of America’s Hispanics. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so | Read More »
John Boehner’s Line in the Sand
Last night, Speaker John Boehner addressed the Economic Club of New York and drew a line in the sand in the debt ceiling fight. It was a monumental game changer for the GOP and puts them back on offense. Let me back up briefing and note that the Washington Post’s own left leaning editorial board came out swinging on Sunday against the Democrats’ opposition to | Read More »
Notes From “The Food Stamp Recovery”
In case you missed it, Jay Cost had a great piece on Friday on “the Food Stamp recovery”, laying out the ways in which the currently-underway “recovery” is the weakest in memory. His bracing conclusion? [I]f the economic recovery does not begin to show substantial improvement, the likes of which we have not really seen in the last two years, and if the GOP nominates | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC, USDA, Net Neutrality, Competition
Hello. Yes, I’m late again. But I’m genuinely starting to have fun with OpenGL ES 2. So Tech at Night got to wait a bit. Sorry! Anyway, as I usually do when I have a link to a RedState article, I’ll start tonight with it. RedState Insider suggests cutting the budget while implementing better policy by eliminating the Agriculture Department’s venture into tech subsidy, the | Read More »
, Agriculture Department
, Andrew McLaughlin
, Barack Obama
, Julius Genachowski
, Net Neutrality
, Rural Utilities Service
, US Cellular
Permit me to correct the New York Times.
A few days ago, the New York Times made the following (somewhat bitter) comment, in the process of trying to pretend that we’re all racists over here on the Right: [Obama's] administration took too long to find its footing on Egypt’s transition and in Libya, but it was not because, as the popular conservative blog RedState said, he is a “trainee president.” (H/T: James Taranto) | Read More »
Craig Becker is a Natural Fit in a Socialist Administration
Last night in the Luntz panel after the Fox debate, Luntz seemed taken aback that his panel of voters largely viewed the Obama Administration as socialist. Only effete intellectuals keen on nuancing socialism could disagree at this point. As socialism is commonly understood, i.e. spreading the wealth around through government intervention, Barack Obama is a socialist and his administration is a socialist administration. So it | Read More »
An Interesting Coincidence?
A week ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a big story about major hedge fund managers jumping to the GOP from Barack Obama. One of the big jumpers is Steve Cohen. Business Insider notes Cohen … has “previously been a big Democratic supporter, regularly giving the maximum allowable to Democratic legislators in his home state of Connecticut,” and spent $500,000 on Democrats in 2008. But | Read More »
Some Thoughts on Inheritance
“Inheritance” is a neutral word–it can be bad and good depending on the circumstance. You don’t get to pick what you get any more than you can pick your parents. On the one hand, you have things like photo albums and trusts funds. On the other you have the lasting repercussions of bad behavior, the sins of the father if you will, that can reach | Read More »