Obama Endorses Cao’s Opponent
So this was interesting. Anh “Joseph” Cao, certainly the furthest-left Republican in the House, who voted for ObamaCare, …eh, enough said. Having been elected in a heavily (and I mean heavily) Democratic district in NOLA, beating out ethically starved incumbent William Jefferson, John Boehner declared triumphantly at the time that “the future is Cao.” His election came a mere month after Mr. Obama’s being elected president, | Read More »
Alleged “Thrill Kill” Sergeant
Of course we’re still in the “alleged” phase, but a few poignant questions do arise: 1. Does the media do a disservice to the military by highlighting stories like these (good TV), while as is often lamented, not bringing much attention to all the good being done in Iraq/Afghanistan/elsewhere (“boring” TV)? 2. How much does this jeopardize the Allied forces’ relationships with Afghan civilians? 3. | Read More »
Sweet Social Justice: Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Fox News, as part of its “Florida Retiree Morning” series detailing endless cases of hummingbirds given priority over human safety, is making a big deal out of the Harris Neck story. It’s the case of a once “thriving” community (in one of the poorest counties in Georgia), whose landowners were kicked off their land during WWII to allow for the construction of an airstrip. Several decades ago, it | Read More »
Legislating From the Bench
This is a very common quip from those on the right, usually following any ruling involving something to do with gay rights*. And it’s a great case of crying wolf. I was under the impression that by having three branches of government, the executive, legislative, and judicial, rights would thus be guaranteed and defended one way or another. If one branch overstepped its bounds, or in | Read More »
Christine O’Donnell. Ugh.
There are few sane voices out there right now concerning this candidacy. If I were in a position where my voice carried weight, I would certainly caution–strongly–against going all-in on this candidacy. There’s a reason the heavyweights (save Mark Levin, alas) aren’t putting any stock in Christine O’Donnell, but there’s also a reason many grassroots conservatives are slowly and blindly lining up behind her, and | Read More »
Muslim Cab Driver Attacked — By Leftist
A drunk “social justice“ filmographer allegedly stabbed a NYC cab driver multiple times after asking “are you Muslim?” reports the NY Daily News. He recently returned from filming in Afghanistan, and his group has actually endorsed the Park 51 Ground Zero mosque proposal. The details, as reported by NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (whom I once lived kitty-corner to, as a totally unrelated sidenote) are a bit | Read More »
A Palin- and Paul-endorsee, Clint Didier is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge the incumbent U.S. Senator from Washington, Patty Murray. I say he’s got a real chance. An interesting three-way interview with Ron Paul can be found here. Paul mentions some of the very recent primary victories for his own endorsees, referencing the “amazing political climate” this election year; Didier, like Ron’s son Rand, | Read More »
“Sorry, Shirley Sherrod!”
That seem to be the going meme in conservative circles since, oh, about yesterday. The Obama administration apparently thought they ought to apply the lesson of the Van Jones incident and “throw [X] under the bus before Glenn Beck plasters it on cable for 6 weeks” but they were wrong…now they (esp. their Secretary of Agriculture, who is incidentally a big ‘biofuels’ guy–but no matter) | Read More »
Ken Connor on John Stossel
I have to agree with Ken Connor here: Stossel is dead wrong. The Constitutional ideal simply cannot work without the accountability that the legal system affords claimants (and the defense in a given case, of course). One oft-presented example is that of pollution–without the ability of individuals or groups to bring a case against a polluter, we would have to rely solely on potentially outdated | Read More »
In Defense of Ann Coulter In Defense of Michael Steele [Closed]
Coulter’s taking heat for standing up for Michael Steele (or is it for standing up against Irving Kristol’s son?): Michael Steele was absolutely right. Afghanistan is Obama’s war and, judging by other recent Democratic ventures in military affairs, isn’t likely to turn out well. No problem here, right? Wrong. Neocons are clamoring in propagandistic harmony that this is everybody’s war–America’s war–that we’re in it for | Read More »
Kagan Record on Military Recruitment…priorities?
The insinuation (mostly by the likes of Sen. Sessions) that Elana Kagan hates the military is not only unfounded, but is just the sort of non-issue, knee-jerk politics that continues to plague the Republican party. What is meaningful in bringing to light the obvious choice of a Harvard Law dean to restrict recruiters on the basis of DADT’s conflicting with the school’s anti-discrimination policies? She | Read More »
South Carolina’s Unlikeliest Candidates
Tim Scott and Nikki Haley, if you must, are both minorities. One is Asian Indian, a woman, the daughter of Sikhs and is accused of adultery (a crime punishable by stoning in some parts–being accused, that is). The other, a black man, beat the son of one of South Carolina’s most infamous (segregationist) politicians, Strom Thurmond. So, why (did they win)? The obvious answer is | Read More »
Marco Rubio: From Principled to Partisan
Don’t get me wrong: his campaign up to this point has been rather brilliant, taking an established politician and selling him not only to the Florida GOP but to national conservatives (grassroots and establishment alike) as the true, “outsider” principled conservative choice for Florida and the Tea Party. Which he is, I trust. But something’s shifted. The awkward grammar of his ubiquitous web ads are | Read More »
American Wind Farms Sound Like Freedom? (O.M.F.G.)
The international president of the steelworker’s union ends with, and consequently ruins, my favorite phrase, carpe diem, in this ridiculous column or whatever it is praising Obama for being like Carter [!], selling botched and thoroughly debunked “government creates good-paying jobs” economics, and worst of all declaring windmills to be a glorious achievement (whooping-crane killing, apparently, notwithstanding). Time to go nuclear, in my estimation. Like | Read More »
NY-19: Nan Hayworth and the GOP Comeback
You see, we lost big in ’06, but we didn’t lose by much. There are opportunities literally everywhere for the Republican party to take back and in many cases capture for the first time in a long time, Congressional seats that swung just a little bit Democrat in the last few cycles. The 19th Congressional district of New York is a prime example of this: | Read More »
Did God Err in Creating Wolves?
From time immemorial, that’s generally been the consensus. Nevertheless, thoughts on the subject range from this: ‘We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes-something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full | Read More »
Rand Paul Has Republican Jews Nervous?
It was only a matter of time until Rand Paul’s totally undramatic and unsurprising CRA-’64 “comments” coalesced with memories of Ron Paul’s non-support for Israel-no-matter-what-when-or-why, and produced this. When the anti-black racism smear doesn’t quite sink in, there’s always one, more powerful card to play. Funny how these two “constituencies”–blacks and Jews–are the two that Republicans so tenuously caress and go out of their way | Read More »
Establishment Libs Shying from Rand Paul
That’s Libertarians, not liberals. As I wrote about here, Brink Lindsey, a Cato “scholar”, borderline betrays the libertarian brand in an NRA-type move, going for what’s popular (remember V-Tech?) rather than upholding the unabashed principles he’s (supposedly) there for in the first place. Whether you agree with Paul’s premise or not, we can agree that giving the federal government one exception theoretically (especially in the | Read More »
Global Warming Fanatics Clash With Environmentalists
Further proving my consistent point that “global warming” and the deranged ‘alternative energy’ crowd have destroyed environmentalism, a recent controversy in Palo Alto highlights a rift between “wow we can capture gasses and power homes with alternative fuels” and “wow we have about ten square inches of parkland, several square miles of housing developments, and it would be nice to keep preserving this mere eight | Read More »
The Green Energy Scam (again)
I’m sure that you’re not all tree-huggers like I am, but we all agree on the basics: global warming is a scam, the modern environmentalist movement is a political movement, “justice” means the erasure of any and all basic American principles, and…anything the government subsidizes ought to be examined with extreme scrutiny. This is basically a ping, retweet, response, or +1 to Vladimir’s post “Big | Read More »
Is Ron Paul Right on Earmarks?
Republicans love to hate earmarks, and as articulated so brilliantly [heh] by John McCain o’er the years, they are the ultimate evil of government spending–eliminating them will…you know…it’s the culture of corruption or some such thing. Ron Paul, one of three Republican congressmen to request earmarks this year, defended his position (through a spokeslady): Paul spokeswoman Rachel Mills said he thinks Washington already extracts too | Read More »
Left’s Attacks Against Pope Benedict
I certainly understand that through this crisis, the real victims are those who underwent the horrors of sexual abuse (and other abuses) at the hands of clergy, and I understand that the Church’s practice of shuffling suspected criminals is not only itself suspect, but misguided and in dire need of rethought. But the Left (its media, at least) seems all to eager to jump to | Read More »
McDonnell, Christie, (Hoffman), Brown…Djou!
Obama’s renewed Democratic supermajority has taken some major hits since his taking office. A chance for Republicans to deliver another big one lies in Hawaii to fill the seat of Neil Abercrombie, who’s at least a 7.5 on the Ted Kennedy 10-scale of legacy Dems still in the progressive consciousness. Competing in a May primary against two Democrats in a winner-take-all three way, Charles Djou | Read More »
Peter Schiff: Happy Medium?
Before we deride anyone attempting to defend or promote Peter Schiff as a “Paulite” (yes, I have considered the history of this website), let’s take a look at a few of the facts. 1. Far from a non-interventionist when it comes to foreign policy, Schiff has on numerous occasion (angering many a Ron Paul supporter) voiced his support for first strike against Iran based on | Read More »