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 »
Jim Hinch and the Politico Get Off On Another Evangelical Fantasy
Evangelicals are beginning to support gay marriage. That is what Jim Hinch claims in the Politico. His evidence? A liberal Methodist church, the declining mainline Presbyterian Church (USA), and a lady who left a Methodist Church for a UCC Church. Anyone who knows anything about Christianity in America knows the Methodists, PCUSA, and UCC are not evangelical churches. Oh, but there is that one preacher | 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 »
Colin Kahl Pens a CYA Op-Ed on Iraq
Colin Kahl, according to his little bio on his Politico op-ed, “is an associate professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program…. From February 2009 to December 2011, he was the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East.” In other words, during the time Joe Biden was hailing Iraq as some sort of success story for Barack Obama, Colin Kahl was one of | Read More »
You won’t BELIEVE just how furiously Politico spun this #DCCC #Obamacare memo!
Background: Politico has acquired a memo (which they did not share, shockingly*) from presumably the DCCC that describes the strategy, for lack of a better word, of the Democratic party with regard to Obamacare. Essentially, they’re going to: …[t]ell voters Republicans would make the problem worse — raising prescription drug prices, empowering insurance companies and even endangering domestic violence victims. The battle plan, details of | Read More »
Douglas Ruskkoff And The Luddite Left
Wow! I thought I was the political reactionary. When did Archie Bunker register as a moss-backed Democrat and start work at some predictably Lysenkian font of mainstream media bed-pan wisdom? This apparently took place because Progressive jet-fuel geniuses have just now figured out that a free-flow of information will make it harder for them to control what people are currently thinking or what they say.
I’ve just read an example of this Progressive Neo-Reaction in a Politico Magazine article entitled “How Technology Killed The Future.” Author Douglas Ruskkoff, like the PTSDed space marine in the movie “Aliens” tells us its game over. He explains the nature of our ineffable damnation below.
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The result for institutions—especially political ones—has been profound. This transformation has dramatically degraded the ability of political operatives to set long-term plans. Thrown off course, they’re now often left simply to react to the incoming barrage of events as they unfold. Gone, suddenly, is the quaint notion of “controlling the narrative”—the flood of information is often far too unruly.
Obama at DreamWorks in La La Land Today Speaking About (Fairytale) Economy
Credit: Drudge Report Politico reports: Obama is set to speak on the economy at DreamWorks’s Los Angeles-area headquarters on Tuesday. Which leads me to ask: Is Obama living his own fairytale today? Consider this: We have a president created by the media and funded by Hollywood who is speaking at DreamWorks headquarters in La La Land. He is expected to talk about how | Read More »
Can We Have A Rational Discussion About The Virginia Governor Race?
The Virginia Gubernatorial Race Proves the GOP is Suicidal If a national election were held in a test kitchen, it would resemble Tuesday’s Virginia gubernatorial election. The race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli is a rich stew of national personalities and issues, consumed by Virginia voters with “tastes” similar to voter groups nationwide. That’s why the media will see this off-year election | Read More »
Obama is America’s First AWOL President — Blame the Mainstream Media
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden enjoying the White House putting green in the spring of 2009. Credit: UK Telegraph Is Obama our nation’s first AWOL president? The answer is painfully obvious. While researching this piece I Googled, “Obama is AWOL president” and over one million results popped up in 0.33 seconds – overwhelmingly from conservative-leaning media. AWOL stands for “absent without | Read More »
Hillary to Publicly Endorse Terry McAuliffe on Saturday — Which Means Ken Cuccinelli Has Lost the VA Governor Race
If you need of some hard evidence proving that Hillary Clinton is running for President in 2016 — look no further than the Northern Virginia suburb of Falls Church on Saturday, October 19. There, Hillary Clinton will formally endorse her “good friend,” Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at a “Women for Terry” event. So why is Clinton’s late endorsement of a long-time friend for governor | Read More »
‘Obama was running for president even as he was still getting lost in the Capitol’s corridor.’ Criticizing New Senators Demonstrates Obama’s Hypocrisy
On October 4, President Obama gave a widely reported interview with Julie Pace of the Associated Press that reads like political satire from The Onion. During the interview, Obama was highly critical of freshman Senator Ted Cruz for his role in the government shutdown. Then, Obama went on to slam Cruz and other freshman Republican senators for their high media profiles that called to mind then-Senator Obama’s behavior during his | Read More »
Is the White House Big Latin Music Party Still On For Tonight?
Photo Credit: AP Politico reports: First Lady Michelle Obama said that the president “will shake his groove thing” at a Latin music concert being held at White House on Monday. Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Romeo Santos are among the artists lined up to perform. But are today’s horrific events leading to 13 dead at the Washington Navy Yard serious enough for | Read More »
Where Is The Outrage Over ‘ObamaNation’ Flag?
While thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial this past weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, an American flag was waved with President Obama’s image in place of the 50 stars. Photos of the “Obama flag” were included in the galleries of numerous prominent web sites such as Politico and USA Today. But was the Obama flag just another news photo of the event? | Read More »
Why It Looks Like Donald Trump Is Really Running For President in 2016
Donald Trump speaking at the Road to Majority conference June 14, 2013 All signs point to “The Donald” making a run for the White House in 2016 and in a nutshell this is his message, “Republicans need to pick the right person for the next cycle.” So expect his bumper sticker to read something like, “Trump is right,” and let’s examine | Read More »
A Historic News Week In Washington From An Eye Witness Perspective — Past, Present and Future
Last week my husband and I were back in our hometown of Washington D.C. where we both had business and events to attend. Normally I do not write about my personal travel adventures but this trip had a rather unique “historical time capsule” element that makes it worth recounting. My husband, a retired State Department Foreign Service officer is now an executive with an international | Read More »