What Would Cause President Obama to Cancel a Fundraiser?
Re-posted from PJ Media What “tragedy” would be horrific enough for President Obama to cancel his usual schedule of speeches, lunches and fundraisers? A commercial airliner shot down over Ukraine with Americans aboard? No. How about a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11, killing our ambassador and three others? No. Perhaps news that Israel has begun a ground offensive | Read More »
Why I Declared War In My Condo’s Mail Room
To what degree are Americans politically polarized? How does the battle between Republicans and Democrats play out in our everyday lives? Here to help answer those questions is a first hand report from the “front lines” – in this case, the community mail room in our condominium. It all started when a friend who is a Republican political consultant asked if my husband and I | Read More »
Will Hispanic Voters Prevent Republicans From Winning the White House?
Re-posted from National Review Recently Steve Schmidt, a well-known GOP strategist who was John McCain’s 2008 presidential-campaign manager, said that Republicans need to capture at least 40 percent of the national Hispanic vote if the GOP is ever going to win back the White House. Is the current political environment making it even more difficult for the GOP to achieve that 40 percent benchmark | Read More »
Is America REALLY Becoming a Third World Nation?
Recently, I happened to read three articles on different websites about three completely different topics. Later I realized how these unrelated pieces, together, weaved a dark tapestry of seemingly insurmountable challenges for a nation about to celebrate its 238th birthday. Here are the three headlines: 1. More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn’t Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says (Wall Street Journal) 2. In Fairfax County | Read More »
Where Is the Democratic Howard Baker?
Re-posted from National Review June 27, 2014 With the passing of former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee, Democrats have a chance to rise above partisanship and get serious about the IRS scandal. As many sources from all over the political spectrum have pointed out, Republican Baker set an example as a leader who put the nation first and politics second while attempting to discover | Read More »
Is America Over?
Re-posted from National Review Recently, my 91-year-old father-in-law and I were talking about the dire state of our nation, and he said, “I am sure glad I will not be around to see the end.” My father-in-law is a great American patriot, who, as an Albanian immigrant, was processed through Ellis Island at the age of six. He often says the greatest gifts of his | Read More »
How Big Will the GOP Wave Be in November?
Recently as part of a media symposium on PJ Media I was asked the question, “How big will the GOP wave be in November?” To help me answer this difficult and presumptive question in a constantly changing political environment, I called a leading Republican strategist (name withheld by request) whose clients include prominent senators, governors, congressmen/women and candidates vying to win one of those | Read More »
How Can the GOP Attack Hillary?
Author’s Note: This piece was re-posted from National Review so all my RedState friends can weigh in. Karl Rove got caught up in a media frenzy after his recent suggestion that Hillary Clinton may have suffered brain damage as a result of her 2012 concussion, but his controversial statement did open up a pressing question for Republicans: What is the best way for the GOP to oppose Clinton, the | Read More »
They Saved Hillary’s Brain
Re-posted from National Review Author’s Note: I look forward to my RedState friends weighing in on this one! Be nice, be nice we are all on the same team. Raise your hand if you are already sick of Hillary Clinton and the 2016 presidential campaign. Wow, that’s a lot of hands. So that means you will enjoy my latest political idea. By popular demand, let’s | Read More »
Run, Lizzy, Run!
Re-posted from National Review Online, April 30, 2014 Whenever two or more Republicans gather together at their exclusive country clubs and polo matches, two questions invariably come up. First, who will be the party’s nominee in 2016? Second, will Hillary run? But now there’s a new question so intriguing it causes Republicans to do champagne spit-takes and gag on their caviar. Will self-styled populist heroine | Read More »
Is America Ready For Another “Two-Fer” Clinton presidency?
Re-posted from National Review April 22, 2014 If the 2016 presidential election were held today the voting results would be the following, according to recent Fox News and McClatchy/Marist polls: Hillary Clinton defeats Rand Paul by 51 to 42 percent (Fox) or 54 to 40 percent (McClatchy/Marist); Hillary Clinton defeats Chris Christie by 50 to 42 percent, or 53 to 42 percent; Hillary Clinton defeats Jeb Bush by 51 to 42 percent, or 55 to | Read More »
Everything You Hate About D.C. is in the Podesta Divorce
It is well-established that Americans do not trust the federal government and believe that government itself is the nation’s top problem. Naturally, much of that ill-will is focused on Washington, D.C., with its partisan elected officials, inept bureaucrats, bloated government, corruption, and those influence-peddling Washington lobbyists. The Podestas’ “lobbyist vs. lobbyist” divorce provides the perfect platform for the average American to justify why they harbor such | Read More »
Five Reasons Why the Shroud of Turin Could Be Authentic
Today, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ commonly known as Easter or, less commonly, Resurrection Sunday. If it were not for this event Christianity, the world’s largest religion, would not exist and Jesus, instead of being the most significant person in history, would have been just another forgotten Jewish man crucified by the Romans around 33AD. For those who are truly celebrating Christ’s | Read More »
Is John Kasich The Most Formidable 2016 GOP Candidate You Don’t Know?
Authors Note: This piece was posted today on The Daily Beast. Unless you live in Ohio, or are a political junkie, chances are you have never heard of its Republican governor, John Kasich. But that will likely change after November’s mid-term election if Governor Kasich wins his reelection bid by a respectable margin – setting the chattering class off yapping about his increased 2016 presidential prospects. | Read More »
Ten Reasons Why The GOP Should Say No To Jeb
It has been widely reported power brokers are anxiously waiting for Jeb Bush, a former two-term governor from one of the nation’s most important swing states, to decide if he is going to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. They wait because Bush is well-respected and presidential in stature. He has many positive attributes that would help the GOP attract Hispanic voters, so desperately | Read More »