RedState Interview: Jonah Goldberg (The Tyranny of Cliches).
(For RedState’s review of The Tyranny of Cliches, please see here.) We had the opportunity to talk with Jonah recently about his new book The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. You can download or listen to it below; the interview mostly involves a basic look at the book and what went into writing it, but there’s at least one | Read More »
RedState Review: The Tyranny of Cliches.
Jonah Goldberg has a new book out coming out tomorrow – the full title is The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas – which will be seen by many to be a sort of sequel to his previous (and very useful work Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. I say | Read More »
Did Elizabeth Warren (D CAND, MA-SEN PRI) actually claim minority status for her own benefit, after all?
I hate to admit being wrong, of course, but I’m pretty much stuck here. You see, last week I RedHotted a post where in passing I more or less indicated that I didn’t think that it was particularly fair to ding MA senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren for her claims of Native American ancestry. When I read the story, it seemed that she had merely repeated | Read More »
A not-friendly reminder to the Activist Left about Gitmo.
In three parts: The current President of the United States campaigned on a platform that included the closing of the prison for international terrorists at Gitmo. Gitmo is, in fact, still open. But they’ll get to it Real Soon Now (SPOILER WARNING: they won’t). The Right noted at the time that Gitmo was going to remain open. On more than one occasion. We, in fact, | Read More »
Politico: excusing in 2012 their lack of foresight about 2010?
I need to push back on this cover-their-rear statement by Politico on the ‘surprise’ flipping of the House of Representatives in 2010. [House Speaker John] Boehner doesn’t play political prognosticator often. But when he does, those close to him say, there’s usually a calculated reason. In April 2010 — almost two years ago exactly — the then-House minority leader said in a radio interview that | Read More »
Mitt Romney is Batman. And knows kung fu.
This is an old story – one that Jim Geraghty (via the Morning Jolt) reminisced about while noting the time that Mitt Romney saved a bunch of people* from drowning – that relates the time that Mitt Romney had somebody take a swing at him on a flight. Supposedly, Romney had asked the guy in front of him to put his seat up before takeoff | Read More »
Where was the push-back on the Paul Ryan Georgetown speech?
(H/T Instapundit) Let me show you this picture: it’s from House Ways/Means [Budget**] chair Paul Ryan’s speech this morning (04/26/2012) at Georgetown. Specifically, it’s the protest at Georgetown: Picture via John McCormack (via Twitchy): John is also noting that there weren’t many protesters inside, either, and that things went off without a hitch. Which is, of course, the way that these things should go; and | Read More »
President Obama: ‘encouraging’/planning to tax into oblivion start-up businesses.
Never mind the fact that Obama got yoghurt splashed on him last night – that’s just an ongoing hazard of being a politician running for re-election in this country. The real story here is this: the President went to Colorado to, essentially, lie to a bunch of kids about how they can get themselves out of this mess that they’re in. And it is a | Read More »
Mia Love’s (R CAND, UT-04) Saturday convention speech.
Below is the speech that Mia Love made Saturday, prior to winning the Republican nomination for UT-04 with 70% of the delegate vote. It’s pretty affirmative stuff: it highlights Mia’s life experience as the daughter of immigrants, affirms her American and Utahn values… and rips into Jim Matheson for his refusal to stand up for either, when in the clutch. Well worth watching.
Barack Obama: coming up short among female voters.
There’s a lot of interesting stuff going on under the hood of this Hill poll showing that more voters believe that Romney & the GOP respect working women than voters believe that Obama & the Democrats respect stay at home parents. Especially since the same poll is giving the edge to Romney on who understands women’s issues better, and a tie on which party is | Read More »
Martin Bashir demonstrates the First Media Truth for Conservative/Republican Legislators.
In light of Martin Bashir’s somewhat… alarming foray into full-contact comparative religion (short version: Bashir attempted to consign Mitt Romney to hell, on-screen, because Bashir thinks that Romney is lying and lying is supposedly grounds for immediate damnation in the Mormon faith*), it’s probably time to revisit my old checklist on conservatives and the media. Romney campaign? This is more or less for your benefit, | Read More »
WaPo’s Steven Pearlstein wants to get Democrats, political terrorists together to solve problems!
Steven Pearlstein, April 20, 2012 (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) …something fundamental seems to have changed in the political marketplace. The winning strategy is no longer to be more moderate than your opponent, to offer a bigger tent. Instead, it is to be more zealous and committed to your party’s ideology. Steven Pearlstein, August 7, 2009: The recent attacks by Republican leaders and their ideological fellow-travelers | Read More »
Is the Department of Justice sanitizing its connection to Media Matters for America?
OK, here’s the background. CJ Ciaramella is a reporter at the Washington Free Beacon, and he emailed the Department of Justice to find out if they had any response to the allegations being featured in Kate Pavlich’s latest book on the Operation Fast & Furious scandal (Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up). Specifically, the allegation that there was a third | Read More »
Yet one more reason why the Democrats will lose Virginia.
Shad planking. To summarize the video: every year this event goes on in Virginia where people get together at the Wakefield Ruritan Club and eat shad that’s been smoked on wooden planks (thus, ‘shad planking’). This is one of those big-time political social events for Virginia, and usually it’s pretty bipartisan because, you know, shad on wooden planks. Anyway: according to the video, the organizers | Read More »
Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D, MT): having a polygamous family history is bad! …if you’re a Republican.
Via Hot Air comes this… I’m not sure what it is, besides pathetic. Anyway, Brian Schweitzer is apparently reveling in the curious freedom of being term-limited as the (Democratic) Governor of Montana; he decided to give The Daily Beast an earful, and I’m not entirely certain that Schweitzer has realized yet just how badly he stepped in it. Certainly badly enough that if he was | Read More »