Obama to attend Mandela’s funeral; but couldn’t spare the time to attend Lady Thatcher’s.
It’s funny how putting words to paper helps clarify one’s thought processes. As you can tell by the headline, when I started to write this, it was born of some disgust at the endless outpouring of praise for Nelson Mandela. Actually, it’s more at the rewriting of history, the complete ignoring of his radical, terrorist roots. Mandela, in the period of less than a week, | Read More »
Every Democrat candidate for the senate MUST be made to answer one simple question: Will you support a bill to repeal Obamacare? Period!
Well, Harry Reid says that “Obamacare will be a good thing for Democrats running in 2014.” OK Harry, let’s find out. It is always dangerous to make any race a one-issue contest. The Middle East may be in flames within a year. However, it is apparent that Obamacare will be a crucial issue in the 2014 campaigns. There is one simple thing that the GOP | Read More »
With the nuclear option invoked, if the Democrats win the WH in 2016, conservatives can kiss the Supreme Court goodbye for the next 20 years.
There are two key immediate implications from Reid’s decision to go nuclear and end the filibuster: 1. Democrats figure they will lose the Senate in 2014, so they will try to push through as much “hope and change” as they can in the next year. 2. Justice Ginsburg is now a lock to retire before the end of the current term. Her announcement will come | Read More »
Time for House Republicans to introduce another bill to repeal Obamacare?
The bad news for all things Obamacare continues; including last night’s stunning revelation that at the same time Obama was (sort of) apologizing to Americans for (sort of) misleading them about whether or not they could (sort of) keep their policies if they (sort of) liked them, lawyers from the Justice Dept were telling a federal judge that the administration fully well (NOT “sort of”) | Read More »
Harry Reid to refuse to call up Landrieu’s bill on the grounds that it is unconstituional.
Mary Landrieu, in a desperate attempt to first cover, then save, her tuchus, has introduced a bill in the Senate, the aptly named “Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act” or KACAPA..which unfortunately for her sounds like “ca-ca.” Several other Democrats, mostly those up for election next year, have co-sponsored the bill, which would be a major blow to Obamacare. The bill demands/requires/forces/mandates ( take | Read More »
Obama: “I said the Obamacare website would be fixed by ‘the end of November.’ However, I didn’t say which year, though. Would you believe 2015?”
Valerie Jarrett, the “Madame DeFarge” of the Obama administration, gave voice to the obvious yesterday. She admitted that the White House would not meet its promised goal of fixing the website; rather she lowered the bar to say that “they hoped for substantial progress by the end of the month.” Video here:http://www.livestream.com/dealbook/video?clipId=pla_b1444a7d-7e42-4279-b5f5-5b36c5a107bc Look for lots of people to pick up on this trial balloon soon, | Read More »
Happy 238th, USMC!!!
Today, November 10th, is the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. I just noticed that the day hadn’t yet been mentioned on RS, and it surely deserves recognition. In many ways, it was the best 4+ years of my life.., in some the worst, but definitely, the most formative and defining. To all my fellow Marines, past, present and future: keep the faith, | Read More »
Rick Perry for Senate?
Just reading an article about a new poll http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/john-cornyn-ted-cruz-texas-conservative/2013/11/07/id/535469 which restates the obvious; that a majority of Texans don’t think that Cornyn is conservative enough for them. It mentions David Barton and Rep Louie Gohmert as possible opponents. There has been some speculation about them on RS and elsewhere, though yesterday Barton said he would not enter the race, and Gohmert hasn’t decided either way. But to | Read More »
The last days of NYC……Occupy Wall Street gets to well, “occupy” Gracie Mansion
New York City has been nothing but resilient over its long history. It’s survived John Lindsay, Abe Beam, a bankruptcy in all-but-name, subway strikes, garbage strikes, David Dinkins, a three-day pogrom against Hasidic Jews, squeegee men, hordes of homeless sleeping and defecating on the city streets, and of course, 9-11. It took Rudy Guiliani about a year to really start to turn things around, and | Read More »
Carney, you jackass, that “measly 5%” you so cavalierly ignore is about the same number of uninsured that Obamacare was supposed to “help”
At the end of the panel on Special Report last night, Steven Hayes sort of tossed out was is an absolutely brilliant, and total refutation of all the BS we have heard lately from Obama and his henchmen. As reports continue to come out about the millions of people ( for now, those who have individual medical policies) who are receiving cancellation notices, despite all | Read More »
If Obama was in charge of automobile insurance………..
NYPD studies have shown that more than 50% of the cars in the Bronx are uninsured.Estimates are that 1 in 7 drivers in the US operate uninsured motor vehicles. This is a greater number than those that lack medical insurance. Surely, this can’t be allowed to continue. Only the federal government has the ability, skill, and resources to solve this growing problem. Most uninsured | Read More »
Any thoughts on how House Republicans should handle Sibelius on Wednesday?
Dana Perino, W’s former press secretary and current FOX talking head, posted a piece on FOX News.com about how the GOP should handle Sibelius when she testifies on Wednesday: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/28/five-tips-for-republicans-questioning-secretary-sebelius-about-obamacare-this/ Most of it is common sense pablum, but after watching most of the House hearings on Benghazi and the IRS, I think that the GOP has to come up with a totally different strategy. They | Read More »
A question for Senators Cruz and Lee: Do we have the right to expect that you will both soon endorse the primary opponents of McConnell, Graham, Alexander, and Cochran?
Dear Senators Cruz and Lee; This is an issue that must be addressed; a question that you, and others must soon answer. The Senate has voted, and 16 other Republican senators joined with both of you in opposing Obama and the Democrats. Sadly, 27 of your colleagues did not support you. And now, several of them will face primary races in 2014. Sarah Palin stood | Read More »
“Dynastic politics.” Should conservatives oppose political “primogeniture” even if the prospective candidate merits consideration.
First, I want to apologize in advance to those who may find this diary somewhat rambling. It’s probably because I’m still working through the problem, and there are several overlapping issues. Note: I’m well aware that the precise definition of “primogeniture” refers to the medieval right of the first-born son to inherit the throne. I’m adopting the term here to describe how long serving politicians | Read More »
House and Senate last month approved a $174,000 tax-free gift to Lautenberg’s widow. Yet the families of US troops KIA can’t receive the death benefit
Somewhat surprising that others haven’t noted the vast disconnect here. No wonder Congress is now viewed as the 2nd lowest life-form on earth. Last month, both the House and Senate voted a $174,000 tax-free gift to the widow of Sen. Lautenberg. This is a time-honored perk for the families of members of Congress who die while in office, equal to their annual salary. Lautenberg was | Read More »
Texas Conservatives: Here’s an idea; run Rafael Cruz in the primary against Cornyn
John Cornyn seems to be getting nervous. Perhaps he’s watching the challenges being mounted against Lindsey Graham, and noting the retirement of several GOP senators, who decided to forgo very difficult primary races. In any case, Cornyn is attempting to convince the good people of Texas that he is, in fact, a staunch, strong, reliable conservative. Good luck with that. He has yet to draw | Read More »
FYI, Politico profiles Dana Loesch: “Not Afraid to Fire Away”
I thought Red Staters might find Politico’s profile of our own regular contributor, Dana Loesch of interest: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/dana-loesch-profile-97915.html I guess she’s starting to: a) make a name for herself b) piss off people BTW, I learned that she studied ballet for 17 years. So maybe she and Rahm Emanuel should sit down and figure out how to end the shutdown?
A winning strategy for the shutdown: just “rebrand it” call; it something else.
The worlds of advertising and public relations have shown that there are several strategies that the GOP can employ to challenge the constant opprobrium they are receiving in the MSM due to the shutdown. The first is “rebranding.” If you have a product or name that isn’t doing well in the marketplace, just give it a new name. One successful example can be found in | Read More »
There are not enough “pinocchios” in the entire universe to do justice to Obama’s comments today. Goebbels and Hitler would be proud.
I watched Obama’s comments today about the government shutdown, and it is absolutely staggering, the sheer depth of the lying, the arrogance that oozes through the screen. There are not enough pinocchios in the entire universe to begin to dissect his remarks. I will l leave that to others. But one comment especially jumped out, and it is valuable to analyze, and understand, for it | Read More »
Sign up here to be Lindsey Graham’s “enemy for life.” ( Trey Gowdy..are you paying attention??)
Well, well, well……. Seems like old Lindsey’s getting his knickers all twisted up. Faced with growing opposition at home, including three already announced primary opponents, the senator is instead doubling-down; blasting Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and saying that anyone who causes a government shutdown will be his “enemy for life.” His use of the word “enemy” is rather curious, BTW…but that’s for another time. | Read More »
It is time for Trey Gowdy to step up, do the “right” thing, and enter the primary against Lindsey Graham. It is time to “cleanse the temple.”
The battle for the hearts and minds of the Republican Party in Congress is heating up. The just-completed shameless display staged by RINOs and so-called establishment Republicans; their total failure to support the efforts of Ted Cruz to defund Obamacare; their willingness, nay, eagerness, to attack conservatives, as opposed to fighting Obama’s agenda – it clearly shows that we have a truly Herculean task ahead | Read More »
What’s the story with the lone House Republican, VA’s Scott Rigell, who voted against defunding Obamacare?
The House just voted to defund Obamacare, by a nearly straight-line party vote. Two Democrats voted with the GOP majority. One of those is Utah’s Jim Matheson. There are two words that readily explain his vote: MIA LOVE. He narrowly beat her in 2012, and she’s running hard again for the seat. I assume that the other Democrat apostate, NC’s Mike McIntyre, is attempting to | Read More »
A Tale of Two Comments: Obama on Benghazi, and on the Navy Yard shooting..
Wow!! Talk about a tone-deaf White House. Apparently nobody realized the dissonance that can be created. But I guess it’s harder and harder to pen trite, banal phrases bereft of any semblance of the truth. Obama, 9/16/2012: As the remains of the 4 Americans killed at Benghazi returned home: “…We will bring to justice those who took them from us…..” Obama, 9/16/2013: comments | Read More »
The implications of the GOP failure to defund Obamacare: long term, it could be a really good thing
It appears now that the GOP leadership in Congress lacks the cojones to defund Obamacare if it requires shutting down the government to do so. They are paralyzed by the fear that the voters will blame them for the shutdown, and then toss them out of office. Erick describes their behavior as “head pats and seal slaps.” True, but for me it’s a far more | Read More »
Who will remain in power longer: Assad or Boehner?
Events in and around Syria, and the proposed strike continue to unfold like a classic British farce. It’s going somewhere, but right now the audience hasn’t a clue as to the denouement. But if we pick at a few threads among multitude, there are indeed some interesting data points to examine: 1. Assad is evil. After happily slaughtering over a hundred thousand Syrians, including many | Read More »