Are We There Yet? Victory in Iraq and the 2008 Election
“Events, dear boy, events.” –Former British PM Harold Macmillan on the greatest threat to any government’s plans. “In chaos there is opportunity” –Variously attributed. It’s time for Republicans to decide: are we willing to stake the election on the proposition that we have won the war in Iraq?
Dan beat me to the McCain Editorial thing, so here’s a bit on an Obama orgy.
Hey, that was the actual title and everything. Obama orgy By JOSEPH W. MCQUAID New Hampshire Union Leader Publisher The blatant bias of the major national news media toward Barack Obama is now so overwhelming that it would not be worth noting, except that the election of a President of the United States is involved. It is a propaganda blitz that would make the Kremlin | Read More »
The New York Times rejects John McCain’s reply to Obama
John McCain has been given a failing grade by New York Times opinion editor Dave Shipley, who quickly vacated the premises for his vacation but told McCain that he could have a do-over. Drudge reports that John McCain submitted an editorial to the lefty New York Times last week, only to have it be rejected as not Obama-esque enough by Times opinion editor David Shipley: | Read More »
How to Win/Lose an Election
John McCain is a man of exceptional honor, impeccable integrity, and one who holds strong convictions toward his principles and core values. Those are marvelously-wonderful character traits for any human being to have – especially the President of the United States of America. The sad reality is – that won’t win elections.
MSNBC Airs Video of Ledger’s Joker After McCain Intro
Nope, there isn’t any leftward tilt at MSNBC, is there? How could there be when MSNBC was introducing a John McCain clip during a “news” story and instead of the video of John McCain, up popped Heath Ledger as “The Joker.” Our old pal Johnnydollar captured the video. Of course, it is equally as possible that it was just plain incompetence in the control room, | Read More »
Slow Down There, Marc Ambinder
Three days and three translations later, the shock waves from the alleged Nuri al-Maliki “endorsement” of Sen. Barack Obama’s timeline for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq have been tempered by a statement from the Prime Minister’s office making clear that the German magazine Der Spiegel got it all wrong. In their rapture at the thought that their golden boy had conquered Sen. John McCain | Read More »
Book Review – The Last Centurion, by John Ringo
Normally I wouldn’t post a book review of a fiction book on RedState, but bear with me here. It is topical. Some of you here, whom I’ve argued with repeatedly, know that I was one of the last people to get on, albeit very grudgingly, the McCain bandwagon. And I’m still furious about having to make the choice between a socialist and someone that a | Read More »
“Judgment To Lead”
To the extent that national security plays a role in this election–and unlike many observers, I am not convinced that it will not play a significant role–it should be recalled over and over and over again that when it came to discussing and analyzing the prospects of the troop surge in Iraq and the implementation of the attendant counterinsurgency strategy, one side got it right | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Judgment Means Longer Wars
The McCain campaign has been showing signs of life, as Moe deftly points out. There is one issue that we know motivates McCain enough to go on the offensive, and that is national security in general and the war in Iraq in particular. Barack Obama is set to travel to Iraq to view firsthand the success of the troop surge strategy that he opposed. And | Read More »
TV ad in the making?
This 10 reasons “real men” vote for McCain is funny. But number 10 gives me some vague ideas for a kick butt ad: “McCain is endorsed by Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.” Tell me you can’t think of ad with those 4 men that would kick butt.
McCain Giving Obama the Business over Iraq*. (Fixed.)
One: ….aannnnnnd then Two: http://www.redstate.com/static/redstate/doc/2008/07/18/OBAMATRAVELPACKET.doc I don’t know which is going to tick off Obama supporters more – and truth be told? I can’t say that I remotely care. Hey, it’s not my fault that the Democrats seem ready to nominate a candidate who, if they had cut Hillary Clinton in half, would have ended up being the third most qualified national security choice among | Read More »
Bob Barr is Helping Barack Obama
Former Republican Bob Barr is the Libertarian nominee for President. He had a column yesterday in the Wall Street Journal titled “Judges Are No Reason to Vote for McCain”. I wish I had time to list all of the fallacies in Barr’s column. Let’s start with this one: “Mr. McCain has endorsed, in action if not rhetoric, the theory of the ‘unitary executive,’ which leaves | Read More »
How Popular Is Abortion? Listen To The Candidates
So, what position on abortion is a greater asset in a national election? Well, you could look at history – abortion wasn’t really a sharp distinction in 1976, the first election after Roe, but since then the four candidates to win popular majorities all did so as pro-lifers. Assuming that the candidates’ rhetoric on the trail is some indicator of where they think popular sentiment | Read More »
Message To The Judicial and Executive Branches
On July 17th I read the two articles quoted and referenced below, and that infuriated me. I can imagine how frustrated some people in the DOJ must be as well. I have been living with a time table that has been withheld from me. I have been waiting, not knowing the ‘when’. But first, allow me to simply quote another article. This from the Democratic | Read More »
, Civil Rights
, fourth circuit
, Harry Reid
, John McCain
, Lindsey Graham
, michael mukasey
, Nancy Pelosi
, national security
, ninth circuit