Sen. Lemieux: “It’s not just oil washing up on the shore Mr. President, it’s failure.”
Via The Right Scoop: Unlike President Obama, Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) has no confusion about just whose ass needs kicked. For more from Senator LeMieux, check out his excellent appearance on the Ed Morrissey show just after delivering said kicking. (embed below the fold.) Please consider this an OPEN THREAD.
Fisher leads Portman despite Ohio rejecting the PPACA
We have two new polls to look at on the Ohio Senate race, one from Quinnipiac University and the other from Public Policy Polling. The results are very similar, so I think it’s pretty safe to say that for the moment, Lee Fisher leads Rob Portman, though by a hair.
On the Obama cybersecurity bill
So, the Cybersecurity bill is back, fully formed as the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA). When I first highlighted the bill in August of 2009, I summarized it like so: S. 773, a bill by West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Democrat, would create new “emergency” powers for the President, a ‘cybersecurity’ Enabling Act of sorts, that would give the President the authority | Read More »
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, Cybersecurity Act
, Emergency Powers
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, Joe Lieberman
, Kill Switch
, North Korea
, Susan Collins
Arizona Needs Help. Obama’s Answer? Signs, Lawsuits and More Incompetence
Well, at least Obama can likely take credit for creating or saving one job: that of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Once floundering, she is now enjoying a 55% approval rating and is likely to be re-elected. This is partially based on the fact that she, like many conservative women in the forefront these days, actually has a spine and is willing to speak out and | Read More »
Wal-mart Moms: This year’s catch phrase?
Wal-Mart decided to do its own generic ballot poll, so it’s no surprise that the cutesy demographic group that’s coming out of it is ‘Wal-Mart Moms.” But if they’re real, they’re real, right? So who are they?
Free Press: Too radical even for Obama officials
Some were skeptical when the idea was raised of a split between FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and the Communist organization known as Free Press. We’re so used to the President being the furthest left holder of his office since the Carter years at the earliest, that we forget sometimes there are real unabashed hammer and sickle wavers out there. Just look at what Robert McChesney | Read More »
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, Julius Genachowski
, Media Access Project
, Neo Marxists
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, New American Foundation
, Public Knowledge
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, Third Way
, Title II
In Obama’s skin-deep understanding of policy, 30k troops + Petraeus = Automatic Victory in Unwinnable War
By now, you’ve heard or seen the news: President Obama (D-IL) has accepted the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who had until now been in charge of the coalition’s erstwhile efforts in Afghanistan, and is attempting to demote General David Betray Us Petraeus from CENTCOM commander to czar of the eastern front of the Global War on Terror Isolated Effort to Diplomatically Prevent Man-Caused, Non-Islam-Related | Read More »
New Audio: In 2004 Obama Advocated “Trading” Border Security for Amnesty
Who’s telling the truth, Jon Kyl or Barack Obama? Following up on Jon Kyl’s remarks, which I broke here at RedState this weekend, (that President Obama told him in a private, one-on-one meeting, in the Oval Office, that he would not secure the border because if he were to do so then “you all” would have no reason to support “comprehensive immigration reform”) and what | Read More »
Mexican Drug Cartel Threatens Nogales Police
Via Gateway Pundit: “Our officers have received threats from the cartel that they are to look the other way if they are off duty, or they will be targeted by a sniper or by other means.” Relatedly, in the news today: Mexico is suing over Arizona immigration law. Wonder where they got that idea. Priorities.
Rep. Joe Barton: Right, but at the wrong time
By now we’ve all heard about Rep. Joe Barton’s apology to BP for the government’s “shakedown” of forcing them to fund a $20B slush fund to pay for the Gulf oil spill damages. On the surface, Barton’s statement was correct, and he should not have had to apologize for it. But, he should never have said a word in the first place. Sometimes it is | Read More »
Mort Zuckerman dismisses Obama.
Ouch. Obama clearly wishes to do good and means well. As I’ve mentioned in the past, that’s pretty much the worst thing that you can say about a person in English. It’s what you fall back on when you can’t credibly claim competence or experience for somebody. Via Riehl World View. Read the whole thing, although with a title like “World Sees Obama as Incompetent | Read More »
Even the New York Times Notices
When even the New York Times notices Barack Obama’s ban on all offshore drilling is unreasonable, he has a serious problem. More troubling, Barack Obama wants British Petroleum to pay for the losses rig operators are suffering because of his imposed ban. Does anyone really think they are reasonable for that? Seriously? More importantly, will the trust operator? Probably not. Obama is promising a bag | Read More »
Joe Barton, Honesty, and Shakedowns
Let’s be honest. The White House meeting with British Petroleum was a shakedown. The White House threatened criminal prosecution of BP, the President gave a miserably received speech, then he hauled BP into the White House and put the Attorney General in the room with the CEO to stare at him, then the President demanded $20 billion. It was a shakedown. Had British Petroleum affiliated | Read More »
Could Hillary Return in 2012?
Rob Long uses two datapoints — the stunning decline of Barack Obama’s popularity, and the rise of Hillary Clinton’s — as the basis for a timeline of the unthinkable: could Hillary Clinton challenge Obama in 2012? There’s certainly space for a McGovernesque movement here — I think the important datapoint here is the activist left’s fundamental rejection by the White House, borne out in the | Read More »
We Should Not Be Surprised By Barack Obama’s Speech
“Mr. President, windmills will not clean up this mess and windmills will not fuel my car and get me to work. It is that simple.” While conservatives have had a marvelous time laughing at Barry O the Butt Kicker who can’t plug the darn hole, none of us should expect anything else from him. Whether conservatives, independents, and liberals want to admit it or not, | Read More »