Shutting Down The Circus
I don’t know how many of you recall the Disney animated film “Dumbo,” but there is a scene that I think is really fitting. Dumbo, the little elephant with the big ears, is written into a brand new act that involves all the grown elephants balancing on a ball (how that ball held their weight, I’ll never know). Dumbo’s job was to launch himself to | Read More »
The Right Result, Achieved by the Wrong Process, is Wrong
Throughout the last century in particular, much evil has been done in the service of getting the so-called “right” result more quickly than the Constitutional process would otherwise allow. The Constitution recognizes that certain functions are best handled institutionally by certain parts of the government. Foreign policy, generally speaking, is best handled by the executive, as a single point of contact decision-making process is often | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Post Election Wrap, Cooking the Lame Duck & What Comes Next #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I are joined by Leon Wolf and Brandon Finnigan to discuss Tuesday’s election, the emergence of the lame duck, and what comes next for Republicans in Congress. We should be live just after 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links we | Read More »
I get it. We live in an eternal political cycle, so it only comes naturally that we should look ahead to who could or will run in 2016. Whether it is Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 73%, Megan McCain, Erick Erickson, or even Rick Santorum | Read More »
Out of Ignorance or Out of Spite?
On more than one occasion in the last couple of weeks (the most vital couple of weeks as we near election day), President Barack Obama has said things that are, simply put, strategically dumb. It’s more than likely that Republicans, barring a tremendous disaster, will take a majority in the Senate this year. The Democrats, even House ones, are struggling in key races, and groups | Read More »
Liberal Vs. Progressive: Reality Vs. Delusion On ISIS.
The Obama Fan Club Rests Safe From Reality I included the Youtube scene from the Movie Cloverfield for reasons other than the fact that I truly enjoy popping that DVD into my machine during a long flight. It also gives us a nice analogy to how America’s current Democratic Party reelection campaign of ineffective and symbolic airstrikes against ISIS has actually | Read More »
The Soft Bigotry of Democrat Voting Pitches
Someone named Maria T. Cardona, a self-proclaimed “veteran Democrat political consultant,” has a piece at RCP today urging Latino voters to get out and vote this fall. Wait, that’s not exactly correct, she’s actually engaging in some blandly offensive assumptions and hoping to drum up more Democrat votes. Her piece, which assumes that all Latino voters would prefer “comprehensive immigration reform,” offers two basic reaasons | Read More »
Leon Panetta: I told the White House Benghazi was a Terror Attack
My Front Page colleague streiff has already written about what Leon Panetta said about Iraq in his book, but the revelations don’t stop there. He also wrote about Benghazi, and his account does not paint a favorable picture of the rest of the White House. Yesterday, he appeared on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, where he discussed his book, including what he said about Benghazi. National Review gives | Read More »
Gee, How Could President Obama Possibly Have Underestimated ISIS?
In case you missed it, on 60 Minutes Sunday, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus by claiming that Jim Clapper, et al dropped the ball in assessing the threat that ISIS posed. This is not the first time Obama has tried to blame his subordinates for providing him with faulty information about ISIS. When confronted with the manifest error of his comment | Read More »
President Obama’s Asinine Abdication of Responsibility on Iraq
In case you missed it last night, President Obama acknowledged (sort of) that mistakes were made [by everyone but himself] in assessing the threat level that ISIS posed to the stability of Iraq and the entire region. Some low level employees in a rogue office in Cincinnati have once again conspired to create bad headlines for the President, but definitely no one should suggest that | Read More »
WaPo might be insinuating Obama’s strategy won’t work
I’ve been doing a lot of WaPo reading lately, and I’m starting to notice a trend there and in the rest of the liberal media – there is a definite wariness on the part of the journalism elite regarding the Middle East. They posted a story with a headline you might not expect to see from them, “As U.S. takes on the Islamic State, al-Qaeda | Read More »
World War Is The Danger of Pacifism.
Putin’s Flying Bad Will Embassador “Last guys rarely finish nice.”-Saul Alinsky. I can comprehend the temptation that tugs at both President Obama and Senator Rand Paul when they contemplate the difficult issues associated with foreign policy in the Post-modern world. The simple, old maxim goes “Don’t be a d—!” In many of the things we do in our daily life this | Read More »
Will the GOP Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory on Immigration?
For the first time in several years the GOP has opened a polling lead on who voters trust more to handle immigration, a clear reaction to President Obama’s overreach on the issue. However, the responses indicate a more nuanced view of immigration policy than this headline might suggest: Now, 34 percent of voters in the most competitive House and Senate races say they trust the | Read More »
Five More IRS Employees’ Emails “Lost” – It Is Time For An IRS Special Prosecutor
The IRS targeted conservative groups in order to silence the opposition during the 2012 election cycle. This isn’t really in dispute beyond the left wing progressives, the Obama Admin, and the media, but I repeat myself. Enough evidence, circumstantial and hard, has been presented, including the physical destruction of a government issued BlackBerry, that Republicans should demand a Special Prosecutor. Just today the IRS let | Read More »
Will Obama Throw Republicans Into the Briar Patch on Amnesty?
Brian Beutler, who is what passes for an intelligent thinker in today’s American left, wrote an article in TNR yesterday encouraging President Obama to immediately implement his plan to enact amnesty via executive fiat, instead of waiting until after the elections. More specifically, Beutler wrote that such a move would not only be good policy, but also good politics. The sole basis for this assertion | Read More »