Hot dogs in public, credit-taking in private: the White House’s search for an Iranian domestic strategy.
Question: What do these two stories have in common? Iran Unrest Reveals Split In U.S. on Its Role Abroad [snip] Obama’s approach to Iran, including his assertion that the unrest there represents a debate among Iranians unrelated to the United States, is an acknowledgment that a U.S. president’s words have a limited ability to alter foreign events in real time and could do more harm | Read More »
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Slated for Fall Action
According to the Hill, Congressional Democrats are planning to run up a trial balloon on comprehensive immigration reform in June, and then take a crack at passing a bill late this year or next: Senate Democrats may be close to 60 votes on a measure that would represent the first step towards immigration reform under President Obama. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors | Read More »
The Great Huntsman Hoax
It seems like the announcement came out of nowhere this weekend: Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. will resign and accept an appointment as ambassador to China, ABC 4 has confirmed. The official announcement came during a press conference held by President Obama Saturday morning at the White House in the Diplomatic Room. President Obama asked the people of Utah to forgive him for taking their | Read More »
Time Gets Taken By Fake McCain Adviser Unmasked Months Ago
Recently I have been messing around with Twitter, the social media site of the day (shameless plug: see me as warnerthuston on Twitter). So, checking out some of the Old Media to see what they were saying about Twitter, I ran across Time Magazine’s attempt to seem cool with the Twitterers, er Twitterists, er Twits, er whatever they are called. Time was following some “Tweets | Read More »
An Inconvenient Report
In April, New York Times reporter David Barstow received a Pulitzer Prize for his story on the Rumsfeld-era public affairs outreach program to former military officers then working as journalists (the so-called “military analysts). The thrust of the article is that Mr. Rumsfeld and his subordinates used seductive perks like lunch at the Pentagon and access to top officials to manipulate these men into providing | Read More »
McCain/Graham Are Right on THIS one, Anyway!
After several years of missteps and dunderheaded RINOist policy proscriptions, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham got one right for a change. The unctuous pair published an Op Ed in the Wall Street Journal on May 6 that is spot on in its analysis of the dangerous road down which Barack Obama and the Democrats are taking us as far as the war on terror | Read More »
The CRA & the Democrat deregulation lie
Glass/Steagall (aka:Glass/Steigal [sic]), the CRA – Community Redevelopment Act, Democrats, and the Mortgage Meltdown that ultimately made this Recession far worse than a natural down-cycle. Shh, don’t mention “Reverse Mortgage.” We’ve all heard it and we keep hearing it out of Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and other Democrats that are really responsible for pushing the Lending Institutions, via the CRA and private Democrat pressure groups | Read More »
, Barney Frank
, Chris Dodd
, Housing Crisis
, John McCain
, Mortgage Meltdown
The National Council for a New America Launches — Conference Call Report
This morning I listened in on Eric Cantor’s conference call concerning the launch of the National Council for a New America (NCNA) hosted by Congressman Cantor and Senator John McCain. One of the main points that the two men stressed is that this is “not a contract with America,” but a “conversation” with her. The GOP leaders also stressed that this is an “inclusive” effort | Read More »
McCain Doubles Down on Napolitano’s Canada Blunder….
Charging again to yet another Democrat’s rescue, with all his bi-partisanship and collegiality, John McCain doubled down on DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s diplomatic blunder by defending her assertion that the 9/11 highjackers reached the US through Canada. “Well, some of the 9-11 hijackers did come through Canada, as you know,” McCain, last year’s Republican presidential candidate, said on Fox News on Friday. The Arizona senator’s | Read More »
Challenging John McCain
I’m not a fan of John McCain. I was not a fan of his campaign for President. I think he tends to be a bully. But in the grand scheme of things, John McCain does not throw his own party under the bus as much as some of his colleagues in the Republican Conference.2010 is going to be a tough year for Republicans to rebuild | Read More »
Psst Want To Know The Real Reason We Lost To The One?
The nation’s economy is in tatters. The financial institutions have gone to Hell. Employment is fast approaching 10%. We have the Russians reinforcing their forces in South Ossestia. Iran is ratcheting up the rhetoric on Israel and getting ready to build the bomb. The Chineses are on the verge of saying “no mas” to any more loans. All of these going on in the world | Read More »
The Sleeper Must Awaken
The Hope for America caught Sen. John McCain’s recent appearance on Jay Leno’s show: Leno: Who is running the Republican Party? Is it Rush Limbaugh? I mean… McCain: We have, I’m happy to say, a lot of voices out there: Bobby Jindal, T… Pawlenty, Huntsman, Romney, uh… Charlie Crist. There’s a lot of governors out there who are young and dynamic. Uh… Mitt Romney did a great | Read More »
Why Didn’t John McCain Win, Can Someone Tell Me?
This man, despite his moderate to right leaning views, I mean in all seriousness how did he not wipe the floor with Barack Obama last fall? I venture to say, with pause but nonetheless, that this really shows you how gullible and I mean kind of inferior the average voter in America is. I mean no slight to anyone but I just, till this day | Read More »
McCain to Amnesty Backers: You’re On Your Own
Liberals had a lot of fun last year picking on John McCain for having a short temper. It’s poetic justice that he seems to hold a grudge: John McCain sounds angry and frustrated that, despite the risks he took in pushing immigration reform, Hispanic voters flocked to Democrat Barack Obama in last year’s presidential contest. McCain’s raw emotions burst forth recently as he heatedly told | Read More »
With the McCain Campaign: The Final Push
My last chapter in the campaign ended with our successful convention in St. Paul, MN. Both John McCain and Sarah Palin excited people across the country, and we came roaring into the general elections. Due to the enthusiastic crowds that Sarah was attracting, John and Sarah did a lot of campaigning together as a team. It was working, and John’s message and character, as well | Read More »