Another post-mortem and Obama’s first look at the national diaper
Republicans are now evidently in their second month of moping, gnashing, and wringing about what went wrong with their Presidential ticket in November. Why – tell me! – WHY did McCain-Palin lose that race to Obama-Biden? McCain pollster Bill McInturff tells us. Well, he tells USA Today’s Paul Bedard, who, in turns, tells us: Topping McInturff’s list: Obama was the first black presidential nominee and | Read More »
John McCain and Joe Lieberman have written a very good editorial on Iraq policy, in which they point out that thanks to the implementation of the surge and the counterinsurgency strategy–again, let us note that the President-elect and Vice President-elect opposed both of these policies and have not yet admitted error–there is an opportunity for bipartisan consensus to be created at long last when it | Read More »
President Barack Obama Victorious in Iraq!
Look for that headline, or a close cousin in February or March. Now why in the world would I say that? Maybe because, as I’ve been accused lately, I suffer from BDS and simply refuse to give George W. Bush credit for anything. Well, while I suppose I could be accused of that (and probably will be, but I really don’t care), that’s just not | Read More »
Persons of the Year
As John McCain’s running mate in the election of 2008, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was the GOP sacrificial lamb. McCain never really had a chance of winning the White House. Bamboozeled by Barack Obama into accepting public money for his campaign, the Arizona senator was outspent seven to one by the Democrat, who had agreed to also take public funding, but in the first of | Read More »
Ready for Another Helping of McCain-Feingold?
Did the headline put your stomach in knots? I thought so. But after McCain-Feingold (I), McCain-Lieberman, and McCain-Kennedy, it was inevitable that eventually Senator McCain would engage in a bipartisan reform effort that would make conservatives happy, right? Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) are putting their band of reformers back together and hitting the halls of Capitol Hill in pursuit of their | Read More »
Senator McCain being “McCain.” Offers another strong case for term limits
Go ahead and say it…Maverick. Will there be any primary opposition for his Senate reelection bid? If so, please inform me. I plan on donating my life’s savings towards his or her campaign. In a surprising rebuke to the warriors who fought for him through tough times, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday sided with President-elect Barack Obama and scolded the Republican National Committee for | Read More »
McCain may not support Palin in presidential bid
Most will read entirely too deep into this but it can not help but to raise questions about the whole McCain-Palin affair. At any rate, he is entitled to his choice just as much as the rest of us, I suppose. I guess the most appropriate question would be: Where’s the love Mac? Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” McCain was asked whether Palin could count | Read More »
McCain rewards Palin’s loyalty with a shrug
Today on ABC’s This Week, when asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether he would support Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin if she runs for president, Sen. John McCain punted: “Oh no. Listen I have the greatest appreciation for Gov. Palin and her family and it was a great joy to know them,” McCain said. “She invigorated our campaign and she was just down in Georgia and | Read More »
Report accuses Rumsfeld of responsibility for detainee abuse
The Senate Armed Services Committee released a “bipartisan” report accusing former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his deputies of being the responsible for the plan to use harsh interrogation techniques on captured fighters and terrorism suspects, According the Washington Post, the Committee report, released by Senators Carl Levin and John McCain, rejects the Bush administration’s contention that the policies originated lower down the command | Read More »
McCain appalled Joe the Plumber
Who cares, Joe. Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame and move on.
I’m not criticizing Joe because he is speaking ill of McCain. I’m sure he is telling the truth.
My only point is,who cares what he thinks. I mean to listen to him about his “education on politics” as he says in his interview is like taking business advice from someone who one a $million on a scratch off.
Like I said, enjoy your fame, save the newspaper clippings and move on.
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I Hate and I Mean HATE The “RINO” Label.
Since when did we become the party of ideological purity and personal destruction? I am discouraged when I see good conservatives tag Republicans with the “RINO” label, in fact, it makes me fear that we will fall into the same trap the Democrats did throughout the first half of this decade. In 2006, Joe Lieberman was effectively tossed out of the Democrats. This proud liberal | Read More »
Social Conservatism is Conservatism
The Only Effective Strategy: Social Conservatism is Conservatism Every member of Redstate understands what is at stake – we are fighting for the very soul of this nation. Debates between factions of Right leaning groups are healthy. They can also destroy a much needed and previously strong coalition. Believe me our nation has been systematically deconstructed by her enemies within and without – and if | Read More »
Star Trek: The Vexed Generation
Cross-posted from AOL’s Political Machine It is the third day after seeing the new Star Trek trailer. I still have a slight ringing in my ears and some dizziness, but I think I’m finally coming down. In light of the buzz surrounding the new Trek flick (woohoo!), which recasts our favorite old characters with new actors, Tommy Christopher and I have been doing a little | Read More »
Was Palin the Worst VP Pick Ever?
We have gone through the first round of internal recriminations with the recent excoriation of Governor Palin by those “unnamed” McCain staffers. But, as we all know, Gov. Palin was the subject of heated debate even among Republicans long before the election. One common complaint was that she was the “worst” VP candidate pick “ever.” But, was she really? A look at recent history can | Read More »
Bush should have never been pulled into the picture
If we’ve finally learned to cool our heels and drop the fingers, conservatives are beginning to realize that we have sucked it up this decade. But one thing is certain. The accumulation of frustration that has been building up since ’07 was pretty clear in the loud of chorus of boos during John’s concession speech on the night of the fourth. But wait. Are we | Read More »