Patrick Kennedy (D, RI) cutting and running.
That’s the word that’s going down on the street: A Democratic official says Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election for his seat representing Rhode Island in the U.S. Congress. The official spoke to The Associated Press only on the condition that his name not be used because he was not authorized to speak ahead of the official announcement. [snip] Patrick Kennedy has | Read More »
Barack Obama: GOP PLANT?
The heck of it is, how can you tell an agent provocateur assigned to the task of driving a political party into the wall from a sincere party man doing it all on his own? Better aim? A taste: Upon taking office President Obama had to further enrage the Republican base, so he quickly and publicly rescinded some of the effective policies of George W. | Read More »
Quote of the Day, James Taranto edition.
In this respect, at least, the country would be better off if Obama really did have brilliant oratorical skills. – Taranto, in discussing the President’s West Point speech (H/T: Instapundit). Truth of the matter is, while the President is great at inspiring people who want to be inspired, he’s not that good at persuading people who don’t want to be, or who are going to | Read More »
POTUS visits Objective Reality on Gitmo.
(Via Hot Air) Took him long enough: President Obama acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that his administration would miss a self-imposed deadline to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by mid-January, admitting the difficulties of following through on one of his first pledges as president. [snip] On Guantánamo, Mr. Obama said that he now hoped to shut down the detention facility | Read More »
‘The ‘Fortunate son,’ with malice aforethought’ open thread.
And if you’re wondering: why, yes. I enjoyed every second that I spent making this video. It was fun. Open thread. Crossposted to Moe Lane.