Our Focus Must Be This: WHO Ordered Our Forces To Stand Down?
Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee famously boiled down the Watergate probe to a double-edged question: What did the president know, and when did he know it? Our question about Benghazi is even simpler: WHO ordered our forces to stand down, rather than attempt a rescue? Some nice articles about Benghazi are being written, but some tend to orbit around this one simple, salient question, rather | Read More »
Pontius Pilate Says “Hi!” To Boehner, McConnell, and All Those Practical Republican Politicians Out There
Pontius Pilate Says Hello to John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham, et al. As an expert on practical politics, I have been asked to comment on the current controversy about you and certain other Republican politicians “caving” in to their apparent enemies, betraying their principles, etc. etc. etc. First of all, as a practical politician, I offer you my basic philosophy distilled down to three | Read More »
The Majority, Christmas, and The Resident in Our White House
While in my local Catholic Church on December 23rd, I again contemplated the mystery of the Suffering God, a God Whose creation demanded the logic of free will, which therefore demanded the logic of allowing evil. The mystery of the Creator humbling Himself to show us the necessity of suffering also came to mind. Recently I have reviewed some parts of Saint Augustine’s The City-State | Read More »
Krugmoron Wants 91% Tax Rate Like In the Good Ol’ Days!
Truly, a Nobel Prize has become meaningless, at least in Economics. Krugmoron has an article called The Twinkie Manifesto where he calls for bringing back confiscatory class-warfare tax rates imposed by the Dems. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/opinion/krugman-the-twinkie-manifesto.html?ref=opinion He uses an article from Fortune magazine to claim that top executives in the good ol’ days were forced to live like real middle-class Americans without yachts and mansions. Sorry, but | Read More »
Epitaph 2012: “Obama Cares About Me.”
The litany continues: Romney is a Mormon, which fact alienated Evangelical Christians, and perhaps Catholics, who again gave a majority of their votes to a supporter of infanticide. Romney is almost a generation older than the Kool slam-dunkin’ Afro-American dude, and therefore Romney did not attract the 18-35 group, who are more than happy to hear that MAObama might cancel their college debts. Romney is | Read More »
Why I Remain Fearful of the Future, But Must Stay Optimistic!
I read articles and stories every day about how Romney is slowly inching to a lead here and there, that the election is still a toss-up, that states in a miserable economic condition are still voting for MAObama. How is this possible? Unfortunately the answers are not good, even if they seem to be. Answer I. The election will not be close, because the MSM | Read More »
Rod Serling and BIG BRObama’s Anti-American Foreign Policy
And so… BIG BRObama says that the murder of an ambassador and 3 other embassy staff by Islamofascists is a “bump in the road.” His minions claim that it was nothing big, and that Romney is blowing it out of proportion to create “a campaign issue.” But we expect such an attitude from someone who “leads from behind,” the stupidest phrase ever uttered in American | Read More »
NY Times Readers Drunk On MAObama’s Kool-Aid: Big BIrd’s Unemployment and Mental Illness Experts
I was absolutely fascinated by the delusional – and therefore absolutely scary – comments on an article in the New York Times about BIG BRObama’s post-debate attack on Romney. By somebody from New York: If Romney is already threatening to take away Big Bird, just imagine what he’ll do to you once he’s elected. It takes an idiot go on live national television and threaten | Read More »
Opinion Polls and October 12th: Israeli D-Day for Iran, Rather Than Columbus Day?
Those with and without military expertise are expecting the middle of the October to be the best time for an Israeli strike against Iran. The most moonlight of the month will occur with the full moon on October 12th, which would aid any night-time raid on Iran’s nuclear weapons bases. I suspect that the catalyst may be an assumption by the Israeli government that MAObama | Read More »
Signs and Wonders From Ohio
One would think that my state, Ohio, would not be considering retaining MAObama at all. It voted for a Republican governor in 2010 and is making a small comeback as a result. And yet today, September 30th, the Columbus Dispatch runs a front-page story about a poll with BIG BRObama leading by 9 points, 51-42. “Fire Obama” signs, however, were quite visible during a two-day | Read More »
BIG BRObama Answers The Question: “Who Is Mitt Romney?”
After watching ads about Romney (and occasionally Ryan) from MAObama and his minions, here is what America knows about Mitt Romney. 1. He is rich! And it is bad to be rich, because apparently you become rich only by being a crook. 2. He has rich friends. And it is bad to have rich friends, because they are all crooks too, and apparently have a | Read More »
Remembering History in the Shadow of September 11, 2001
Recently I was gently, but quite properly, chastised for a comment here at RedState, wherein I assumed that the Stalinian/Hitlerian technique of “The Big Lie” would have been known to all who were not “aliterate” or “illiterate.” The comment was harsh, and led me to meditate on the passing of Time and the passing of the knowledge of History to new generations. My present 6th-Grade | Read More »
Small-Town America: Our Last Hope?
Delphos, Ohio was founded in the mid-19th century by a German Catholic priest, and boasts a large number of Catholics descended from German immigrants. Other religions have their churches there also, but the skyline is dominated – much like medieval cities during an era of faith – by the Catholic church of the parish of Saint John the Evangelist. Recently a young sailor named John | Read More »
An 8th Grader Philosophizes Against BIG BRObama
As the new school year starts throughout America, let me take you back to a speech given by one of my 8th Grade students, a top Latin student, at her graduation. Certainly the speech was not political, yet the philosophy behind her words showed a mentality about Life much more admirable than that evinced this summer by the current resident of the White House. Her | Read More »
A Conservative Response To The Colorado Massacre
First: I am not a gun owner, and have not had an interest in spending one cent on a weapon. Second: I believe the Second Amendment has already been abridged quite enough by legislation. Third: As people have pointed out, it is obvious that, if people with concealed-carry permits had been present at the theater, the shooter may not have killed or wounded quite so | Read More »
Using the Whole Brain: Republican Establishment/Romney Campaign In Need Of Advertising Ideas
It is time for RedStaters to come to the aid of the Romney Campaign: I have sensed the frustration building through various topics and through people on Talk Radio. For example, here in Ohio, for weeks now, we have been bombarded on television with “Bain Capital” ads from either MAObama or his minions. Even small cable networks (e.g. SPIKE) carry them. The only response so | Read More »
The Real – and Simple – Reason For Finding MAObamaCare Unconstitutional
In the April 5th 2012 Wall Street Journal, writer Daniel Henninger gave readers a salient excerpt of the mandate section of BIG BRObama’s Hell-th Care bill, also known as “ACA.” The ACA calls the act of purchasing insurance a “required contribution.” Naturally, many will wonder if they can get out of this. That depends on the meaning of “required contribution,” as defined in “Chapter | Read More »
The Left Knows How To Create and Sustain Outrage…Where Is Conservative Outrage?
It is happening again: the Left takes an incident that can match their distorted views of AmeriKKKa and push it on a daily basis to foment outrage and sympathy for their distorted views. The Left has taken the Trayvon Martin case in Florida and pumped it into a myth symbolizing – in their opinion – “everything that is wrong with America.” Protest rallies thousands of | Read More »
How To Create An OBAMA Voter From Your Own DNA!
Looking at the cloudy crystal ball of the future known as “American children and their parents,” I offer now a primer on the possibility that our future may be doomed to become a Leftist future, given what too many parents – wittingly or unwittingly – are teaching their children in word and by example. The following guidelines have been deduced from the last 20 years | Read More »
Events of August to October 2012: The Political Necessity of an Operation Against Iran
Opponents of The One True Leader in his first term (2008-2012) often lamented his lack of action against the Iranian government. This paper will show how – as usual – these near-sighted enemies of The People misunderestimated The One True Leader. Brilliant as always, The One True Leader played the weakling for years, biding his time, waiting for the right moment. While Jews and the | Read More »
To Lukewarm Catholics, the 54% Who Voted For MAObama, and Their Bishops: Wandering in the Economic Desert of Abortion for 40 Years
A few weeks ago I was initially heartened by the reading of a letter at Sunday Mass here in Ohio from the Catholic bishop of my diocese: the letter attacked the mandate in the so-called HealthCare bill forcing churches to pay for abortion services in their insurance contracts. It was unusual to hear the local bishop, or any bishop, attack the U.S. government for a policy. About | Read More »
“America Hates Newt Gingrich!” So, What Is To Be Done, If He Is Our Nominee?
The Washington Examiner on January 20, 2012 ran a “Beltway Confidential” article called America Hates Newt Gingrich. The article lists several surveys showing negative reactions to Gingrich vs. BIG BRObama and vs. Romney. http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/america-hates-newt-gingrich/326161 Well, I do not care for him either! However, I immediately began thinking of certain successful presidents who were not very likable, and of course Richard Nixon came to mind. Here | Read More »
A Curious “Conversation” With Iran’s Ahmadinejad On The Future of Iraq
Using the Cloak of Invisibility and Sigmund Freud’s pocket watch, I was able to enter Iran and hypnotize Ahmadinejad to see exactly what he has in mind for Iraq. I: So tell us how you were able to effect a U.S. withdrawal with no troops left behind to ensure stability in Iraq. A: As you know, we have funneled money into Iraq to opponents of | Read More »
Ohio Republicans Show America How To Lose In 2012
First, I hope things do not turn out the way they seem to right now, i.e. with a loss in an important election. I do try to be an optimist! In 4 weeks, Ohioans will vote to preserve or cancel a bill called Senate Bill 5, which limits the negotiating power of public-worker unions, so that costs for local governments can be brought down from | Read More »
What Will We Say To The Ghosts of Valley Forge, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima?
Is the America of MAObama the kind of country for which they sacrificed their lives? What will we tell them, when they see their Land of Liberty becoming less free, as it – unbelievably! – most willingly sells its future to the banks of Chinese Communists ? To the ghosts of our most recently lost soldiers, what will we say, when they want to know | Read More »