Immigration: Rick Perry is Unfit for the Presidency
I have a lot of issues with Rich Perry, but his answer to the immigration question the other night in my mind completely disqualifies him for the nomination. Here’s the transcript: BLITZER: Governor Perry, I’m going to move on to Governor Huntsman in a second, but you did sign legislation giving some illegal immigrants in Texas the opportunity to have in-state tuition at universities in | Read More »
Is There a Conservative Case for Opposing Cuts to Social Security and Medicare Benefits?
This week from Rasmussen: Republicans hold a 10-point edge when it comes to voter trust on Social Security-related issues, 46% to 36%, up from a virtual tie last month. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/trust_on_issues That has to be pretty disturbing to Democratic strategists. If their Party is not even trusted to defend their most cherished and celebrated legislative achievement, what can they win on? But it also raises the | Read More »
Krugman: About those death panels . . .
Sometimes, these things just make your jaw drop: Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes. – Paul Krugman, This Week, November 14, 2010 Wow, so Sarah Palin was right after all? Well, maybe she’s wrong because she was talking about the health care bill, and he’s talking | Read More »
Daily Kos Blogger Eagerly Awaits the “Destruction” of White People
Tim Wise is a very popular author and Daily Kos blogger who writes wordy, pompous dribble about how everything that’s wrong with the world can be explained only in reference to “white privilege”. The Kos kids absolutely eat it up. There are apparently few things that “progressives” enjoy more than a good, daily dose of white guilt from someone like him. Conservatives would actually do | Read More »
Bush Tax Cuts
The Democrats find themselves in quite a bind in this fall of their discontent. With the economy on life support, the expiration of the Bush tax cuts looms January 1. Already, the liberal lie that Bush cut taxes only for the rich is being exposed as people begin to realize that everyone’s taxes (“Yes, that’s means you too, buddy, even if you do make $20,000 | Read More »
A conversation with a liberal buddy . . .
So, nearly all of my good friends are of the liberal-left. Not so long ago, I was right with them. The whole experience with Obama has really opened my eyes, though and now I find myself agreeing with them on almost nothing. So, a couple of my friends got together recently in my absence, and the subject of my current political views came up. Unfortunately, | Read More »
“We Are Not At War With Islam”?
Obama declares his support for the Ground Zero Mosque: WASHINGTON — After skirting the controversy for weeks, President Barack Obama is weighing in forcefully on the mosque near ground zero, saying a nation built on religious freedom must allow it. “As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country,” Obama | Read More »
Life on the Sherrod “Plantation”
In her interview with Anderson Cooper a couple of weeks ago, Shirley Sherrod made the following statement about Andrew Breitbart: I think he would like to get us stuck back in the times of slavery. That’s where I think he would like to see all black people end up again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwNBy… Shirley Sherrod and her husband Charles operated a farming cooperative (“New Communities, Inc.) in | Read More »
Anderson Cooper Apologies Re: Sherrod (VIDEO w/Transcript)
Anderson Cooper apologized on-air yesterday for not challenging Shirley Sherrod when she appeared on his show and called Andrew Breitbart a racist. Cooper said he erred by allowing Sherrod to deliver the remarks unchecked, and said that he’d handle the situation differently if he had the opportunity again: Here’s the transcript in relevant part: ANDERSON COOPER: I interviewed Shirley Sherrod last Thursday and in the | Read More »
Sharron Angle: “Personalize Social Security and Medicare”
I just saw the clip of Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle on Fox and Friends, and I heard her say something about Social Security and Medicare that I believe is a absolutely crucial to Republican and conservative hopes for upcoming elections. Here’s the video of the interview (starting at about 4:03): In the interview, Angle is asked about the rumors that she plans to dismantle | Read More »
The Desperation of the Left
Liberals are beginning to understand just how unpopular they are and they are becoming desperate because of it. Despite all of the talk of a permanent progressive majority in the wake of 2008, when you look across the American political landscape today, it quickly becomes obvious that in actual fact there is one and only one thing standing in the way of a permanent progressive | Read More »
Rand Paul’s Missed Opportunity
I have to admit, as an African-American who has spent a considerable amount of time and energy over the past months trying to convince friends and associates that the Tea Party is not actually a bunch of closet racists who just can’t accept that American has a black President, when I first heard that Rand Paul couldn’t bring himself to endorse the sections of the | Read More »
MSN Lies about the Arizona Immigration Law
The level of blatant misinformation about the new Arizona immigration law emanating from the media, politicians on all sides of the aisle, and the blogosphere has been stunning. It’s gotten to the point that on NPR I actually heard people interviewed at Saturday’s pro-amnesty demonstrations saying that the law was going to send Hispanic citizens to the “gas chambers”. Despite the mass hysteria about the | Read More »
The GOP’s Demographic Challenge (Part 2): Public Employee Unions
In Part I of this series, I promised, as a recent GOP convert who’s probably as demographically “blue” as it gets, to take a look at how the Republicans might be able to create a more favorable demographic alignment in American politics by capitalizing on the present window of opportunity created by the economic failures of Obama and the current leadership of the Democratic Party. | Read More »
The GOP’s Demographic Challenge (Part I): Amnesty
If I’m any indication, Barack Obama and the current Democratic leadership could be God’s greatest gift to the Republican Party. I’m probably about as demographically “blue” as one can get: young(-ish!), African-American, Jewish, coastal big city, public interest lawyer, product of liberal elite education, former Obama Kool-Aid drinker, etc., and yet, in all likelihood I’ll be voting Republican this fall, and I recently sent my | Read More »