Republicans need to be — the Party of “HELL NO” not the Party of “SLOW”
How the Colin Powell, John McCain, Arlene (disre)Specter*, Snowe? (one of Senate “Gang Of Sicks”), and others, model of the Republican Party is wrong-headed. *yes, he’s gone – thankfully – hopefully others will leave too. (removerinos.com) This is not going to be a long drawn out Diary as the points are simple and straight-forward. The points are most easily illustrated by addressing current events as | Read More »
, Cash for Clunkers
, it's the policies stupid
, John McCain
, Sarah Palin
, US Senate
Why Senator McCain? Why?
Playing nice with the President, Mr. Senator? Respecting the Office of the President, Mr. Senator? I know the above are typical of you. But in this case, many of us will not forgive you. All the Republicans and conservatives are “unanimous” that the economy has been tanking and Pres_ent Obama is poorly performing his job. But not you. You had the courage to make a | Read More »
Nobody Boos a Nobody
To summarize baseball legend Reggie Jackson: nobody boos a nobody. That is definitely true in the case of Governor Sarah Palin. I don’t think I am going out on a limb here when I speculate that individuals who repeatedly attack her anonymously view her as a threat. And that includes members of the media hell-bent tearing down young Republican up-and-comers as well as some in | Read More »
Hey GOP: Stop Acting Like A Woman Defending Her Family AND Her Convictions is a Bad Thing!
As the GOP sits comfortably in its political grave, it still fails to learn its lesson. Like the loser kid at school desperately seeking the approval of the schoolyard bully, the GOP continues to apologize for itself, shrink up like a flower in the scorching desert sun, and take swipes at its own members in an attempt to deflect any incoming venom from the bully | Read More »
A friendly suggestion to former McCain campaign staffers.
Background: Hot Air (Allahpundit), Hot Air (Ed Morrissey), The Weekly Standard, ConsiderThisNews (Pat Hynes), The Politico Since everybody else is piling on, let me add my own comment to the fray. If you were one of the people who participated in that Vanity Fair hit piece, and we find out your name, you will be a net drag on any national campaign for the rest | Read More »
There they go again
The NY Daily News is promoting the August edition of Vanity Fair, in which a vicious hit piece full of lies, distortions and innuendo savagely attacks everything about Sarah Palin, not the least of which is her character. The author is the liberal magazine’s national editor Todd Purdum. If you don’t know where he’s coming from, consider that Purdum formerly hacked for the New York Times, | Read More »
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 »