How Much Support Did Barack Obama Find In Iraq For His Withdrawal Plan?
Not much, as it turns out:THE INITIAL MEDIA coverage of Barack Obama’s visit to Iraq suggested that the Democratic candidate found agreement with his plan to withdraw all U.S. combat forces on a 16-month timetable. So it seems worthwhile to point out that, by Mr. Obama’s own account, neither U.S. commanders nor Iraq’s principal political leaders actually support his strategy.Gen. David H. Petraeus, the architect | Read More »
Obama’s Losing Bet On Defeat In Iraq
Even after eight years in which every conceivable calumny has been hurled at President Bush, his advisers and his supporters, there are apparently some things you are not supposed to say in American politics, and John McCain has gone and said one of them:This is a clear choice that the American people have. I had the courage and the judgment to say I would rather | Read More »
It’s Not Going to be Jindal
Despite Rick Moran’s hopes, and those of others here at RS, Gov. Bobby Jindal reiterated that he will not be John McCain’s Veep choice.“Let me be clear: I have said in every private and public conversation, I’ve got the job that I want. And I’ll say again on air: I’m not going to be the vice presidential nominee or vice president. I’m going to help | Read More »
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ISSUED ORDERS TO ASSASINATE AMERICAN CITIZEN, LORI ZARLENGA-BLAQUIERE
6-7-08My name is Lori Zarlenga- Blaquiere. I was born on September 14, 1961 in the state of Rhode Island. I am writing to you for your immediate help. My life is in immediate danger from orders issued by President George W. Bush and Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri to assassinate/murder me.The Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies, among others, are engaged in cover up | Read More »
I don’t know that we should blame Robert Novak too much for his story this week about the Veep being named. It could happen, but I doubt it.Here is what actually happened, according to some pretty good inside information.The McCain camp has begun vetting their top picks. To initiate the vetting process, Rick Davis called the potential picks to ask if they would consent to | Read More »
PCMag.com: Attack of the Geeks on John McCain
Someone peed in Lance Ulanoff’s pocket protector and it must have been a Republican, because Ulanoff, one of PCMag.com’s chief geeks, unloaded on the “tech illiterate” John McCain in a July 16th article, insisting that McCain isn’t “tech savvy enough to run this country.” Ulanoff is filled with all sorts of assumptions and with faux indignation that John McCain dares run for president even though | Read More »
The Candidate For Change
When it comes to education, change doesn’t come from the person you might expect would offer it.
“Israel Is A Strong Friend Of Israel’s”
Indeed, it is. But need I mention anew that if John McCain said something like this, the senility jokes would flow as from a gushing stream?
Ridge for VP?
This afternoon on Special Report with Brit Hume, the panel, consisting of Bill Kristol, Jeff Birnbaum, and Charles Krauthammer discussed the rumors swirling around that Senator McCain will announce his vice-presidential pick this week. None believed that the announcement would come this week. Conventional wisdom lately is that Mitt Romney is the most likely pick when the decision is made. Krauthammer reiterated this belief, but | Read More »
Put the Cork Back in the Champagne Bottle
CNN’s Anderson Cooper called it a “stunning development” and his panel guest David Gergen characterized it as a “devastating blow to the McCain campaign.” The Liberal media are billing it as “Maliki Demands Timetable” and the Liberal bloggers are boldly proclaiming “Maliki Endorses Obama’s Plan.”
Mike Allen pushes a left wing smear against McCain and treats it as his own
Mike Allen at the Politico has an article that says all of McCain’s gaffes are raising questions about his age.The McCain campaign says Obama has had plenty of flubs of his own, including a reference to “57 states” and a string of misstated place names during the primaries that Republicans gleefully sent around as YouTubes. But the mistakes raise a serious, if uncomfortable question: Are | Read More »
Peter Wehner For McCain Ad-Man
This is an excellent refutation to the Obama campaign’s arguments concerning Iraq policy. The McCain campaign would be wise to incorporate it into its stump speech. Pronto.
Letting Go Of A President
The looming departure from Pennsylvania Avenue for George and Laura Bush finally affords me the opportunity for a little closure. I mean, I stood by him through so many travails that I came to learn what “my President” really felt like.The first Farm Bill…”but he’s my President.” Post 9/11 Airline bailout…”but he’s my President.” Harriet Miers, No Child Left Behind, Dubai Ports World, Social Security | Read More »
The Abortion Conundrum in Blue State America
This is my first diary posting after reading redstate.com for a while. I decided to create my own posting almost as a form of therapy. You see I am a conservative who was born in New York City, went to the most elitist liberal public schools, attended state universities, worked mostly with liberal non-profits (I was even a community organizer!!) and now live in New | Read More »