Donald Rumsfeld: Obama’s Handling Of Libya “Embarrassing”
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech and Allysen Efferson are joined by Donald Rumsfeld to discuss the Obama Administration’s handling of the attack in Libya, the influence of partisan politics on their response to the attack, and the inherent tensions that exist between the State Department and the Pentagon.
Read More »
Small President Clings to Big Bird
Barack Obama, 2008: “If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.” Barack Obama, 2012: Big Bird! Big Bird! Big Bird! Today’s lesson in campaign implosions brought to you by | Read More »
The Big Bird Presidency
President Barack Obama has fought more for Big Bird’s job in the last week than he has fought for the jobs of 23 million unemployed Americans in the past three years. Political pundits have questioned the wisdom of Mitt Romney’s quip about Big Bird in stating he would like to cut federal funding for PBS. Democrats have reacted with glee, seizing on the statement as yet another | Read More »
There Are Two Paths
As we approach the finish line of what I think is one of the most fascinating periods in this great American experiment, a Presidential election, it is clear to me and the team at the Madison Action Fund that we are literally a country at the crossroads of history. We have the choice between two paths. And while some will complain that the distinction between | Read More »
Democrats Freak Out About Ohio
The Democrats are in a full on freak out over Ohio. Harry Reid is giving his Super PAC $250,000.00 to run ads attacking Josh Mandel.MoveOn.org is sending out emails rallying its members to support Democrats in Ohio.Now Senator Bennet of Colorado is sending out emails to his supporters with the subject line “Buckeye for a day.”In the email, Bennet writes: If special interest groups can | Read More »
The Obama Campaign Processed This Donation
Here now is the screenshot of what Barack Obama’s campaign processed as a donation to the campaign. This would not have happened had the Obama campaign taken basic steps to verify credit card information. But, as always, Team Obama relied on someone else to fix their mess — the bank. Had basic checks been implemented, this donation would have been rejected. Keep in mind that | Read More »
Despite What Pundits Say, Romney Still Has Underdog Advantage
From the diaries by Erick The past few weeks have been chalk-full of conservative pundits voicing their concerns with the Romney-Ryan campaign. Let’s review. It began with a POLITICO story citing numerous sources blaming the impending fall of the Republic on Romney strategist Stuart Stevens. Then came the holy trinity of conservative columnists – David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer, and Peggy Noonan – labeling Romney as | Read More »
I Donated to Barack Obama
The President has come under fire for the shoddy verification processing his campaign does for donations. In light of this Newsweek story about the Illegal-Donor loophole with Team ObamaA while back, among conservatives, it was even a story that he was doing this shoddy credit card verification for overseas donors.So, after talking with some lawyers about the process, etc. I donated to Barack Obama. Sort | Read More »
If The Election Were Held Today, Mitt Romney Would Win
Just under a month ago, I noted to much criticism that were the election held that day Mitt Romney would lose. The right did not like it, but it was the simple truth. At the time, Romney was flailing about badly without a coherent message. I wrote that he could turn it around, but at that time he had not. Well, who knew Mitt Romney’s | Read More »
RedState Roundtable: The First Debate
Longtime RedStaters might remember the old Roundtables we used to do (although in fairness, that was long before my time on the Front Page). For a while now, we’ve been trying to restart them. This election gives us a perfect opportunity, so we decided to do a Roundtable on the first debate and where we go from here. This covers our discussions before, during, and | Read More »
‘Shell-shocked’ team Obama whines and plays a blame game over debate loss
‘Shell-shocked’ team Obama whines and plays a blame game over debate loss Shell-shocked by Governor Romney’s terrific debate performance, especially juxtaposed to President Obama’s lackadaisical performance in front of a television audience of about 67.5 million, team Obama is flailing around whining and pointing fingers of blame at each other. Failing to convince any fair-minded person that Obama lost the debate because, as the Obama | Read More »
Open Thread: America Has Become A Society of Cannibals (aka the 47%)
With so much debate about the future direction of this nation, as we listen to Barack Obama, Democrats, union bosses, #occupiers, and Karl Marx’s other disciples from the Left make claims upon that which does not belong to them, among all that which has been written on the topic, one particular op-ed has always stood out as a beacon of clarity. American Has Become A | Read More »
Fact Checking CNN’s Fact Checkers
What is the value of fact checking if the fact-checkers don’t have a clue about the facts they’re checking? CNN’s fact checkers accuse Mitt Romney of playing fast and loose with the data. In reality, he displayed a masterful executive-level command of the issues. It’s President Obama they should worry about.
Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC forced to do the right thing on content; FTC all wrong on Google antitrust
Even the Obama regulators occasionally do things right. It was right for FCC to let the regulation die that forced cable companies to license original content to competitors. Though as The Hill points out, it may have done so out of a fear that the courts would force the issue anyway, not out of any desire to deregulate. Naturally House and Senate Democrats can’t abide the least bit of deregulation.
But don’t worry, they’re still making mistakes, too. They can’t free up spectrum until 2015, moving at a snail’s pace in a fast moving industry. And FTC’s antitrust attacks on Google are ludicrous. The standard for antitrust is high: if I recall correctly you have to show market power, being wielded, in a way that harms customers. I’m not sure that, relative to Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon, that such points can be made at all.
Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Sprint Nextel
, Tech at Night
The Books Weren’t Cooked. Obama’s Recovery Is Just Crap.
I don’t think it is healthy for conservatives to scream that both the polls and the jobs report are cooked. I think we can agree there may be statistical errors in both, but I think Phil Klein has the best take on why the jobs number may not be terribly off, but why it is not a good thing. And I think instead of screaming | Read More »