Politically Speaking, Is There A Doctor In The House?
Great doctors do the impossible; they save the un-savable. Doctors innovate and create new procedures to cure patients at the risk of criticism from their peers, as well as the risks of lawsuits. Great doctors think beyond the known in order to save a patient because the immediate life of the patient is paramount above all else. So why can’t Washington politicians act like great doctors | Read More »
Delays At The Airport…So What?
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano trumpeted the alarm that slow downs are occurring at airports. Sorry, Jan, but the crying wolf bit is really getting old. Moreover, the squeaky wheel isn’t getting the grease this time around because the American people’s pocketbooks are tapped out. In the era of Big Government, it appears that Washington must finally learn how to do more with | Read More »
Hello, America. This is your gun speaking.
In response to the recent tragic deaths of innocent children and adults, there is a movement by liberals and moderates to increase gun regulations in order to decrease gun ownership. I encourage the liberals to clamor for more controls and regulations on guns. Let the knee-jerk reactionists demand the confiscation of private property. Please, let them because their endless diatribes are solely based upon emotion, devoid | Read More »
Beware: Collectivism Destroys Individualism
Today’s labor unions are the epitome of collectivism, and in light of current fights for individual liberty and the right to work law in Michigan, I think these words are extremely relevant: “The Only Path To Tomorrow” “The greatest threat to mankind and civilization is the spread of the totalitarian philosophy. Its best ally is not the devotion of its followers but the confusion of | Read More »
Obama: Over-promised. Under-delivered.
Suppose for a moment that you own a business that sells a product. Business is growing and you must hire a sales representative to sell your brand. Of course, you interview a multitude of people and finally settle on someone who has a fantastic resume, education, and promises you the moon if hired. Your newly hired sales rep hits the bricks with lofting goals of | Read More »
Obama Flexes Military Muscles Against The Weak
Under the premise of protecting the Libyan people, Obama inserted the United States into a foreign civil war, costing taxpayers nearly a trillion dollars. I believe that a flexing of American military muscle is needed from time to time because it keeps our enemies at bay. However, picking on a weak, third world country is simple bullying and Obama has a lot of explaining to | Read More »
Congressional Black Caucus Job Fair Ignores Reality
The Congressional Black Caucus ignores the reality that the number of available jobs for people willing to work is staggeringly small by comparison. They also ignore the political reality: government can’t create jobs. The CBC can hold a thousand job fairs, if they wish, but a fact remains: employers aren’t hiring. Until the CBC decides to end their objections to cutting business taxes and reducing | Read More »
Vogue.com Loves The CINO, Huntsman. Ask Yourself, “Why?”
The Vogue article on Jon Huntsman is the most recent attempt by the media to pick the GOP candidate for conservative. The 110% fluff piece is written by Jacob Weisberg, a writer for Newsweek and is editor-in-chief of The Washington Post’s Slate Group, and portrays the former Utah governor is a highly favorable light. Normally, when a GOP candidate gets favorable press, conservative fall to their | Read More »
GOP Shouldn’t Use Reagan Litmus Test To Choose Candidate
Republicans have longed for a conservative candidate; a real conservative. Not a campaign conservative. Not a fiscal conservative, social moderate hybrid. Republicans long for a new Reagan. But is America going to find the next Ronald Reagan to undo the years of creeping liberalism? Today, many conservatives believe that you must pass a litmus test to be a member of their club. To most, a conservative | Read More »
Obama Chooses Partisan Rebuttals Over Listening
After a town hall meeting in Iowa, the president missed a real opportunity to bridge a gap between liberals and conservatives. Instead of engaging in an honest conversation regarding his administration’s characterization of the Tea Party as being terrorists, President Obama dodged the point and strangely tried to invoked sympathy. When Tea Party activists asked about V.P. Joe Biden and Sec. Janet Napolitano calling the | Read More »
Uninspiring Ron Paul
Libertarian Republican candidate Ron Paul is a one-trick-pony whose lack of substance and a plan to implement his ideas (some of which are good, by the way) were highlighted in the Iowa debate. While followers of Ron Paul claim debate victory, they fail to say how or why. What did Ron Paul say or do that made him stand head and shoulders above everyone else | Read More »
The Bitter Irony To Obama’s Globalization
(To to jingle of “The Jeffersons”) “G.E. is movin’ on up. Movin’ on up. To a deluxe apartment in Shanghai…” Or so the song goes…well, kind of. Growing up as a kid, I loved “The Jeffersons”; it ranks in my personal top 10 sit-coms of all-time. However, G.E.’s X-Ray business moving to China isn’t funny, as it plans to invest nearly $2 billion dollars on foreign | Read More »
How Long Can We Tread These Economic Waters?
Everyday, each of us is faced with the reality of existing in today’s terrible economic climate. The costs of living are increasing daily but the president appears not to notice or be affected by the general outcry coming from Americans. Does the president live in the same reality we do, or exist in a bubble, oblivious to the many Americans treading water, as they to | Read More »
Are More Taxes The Solution Or Just Another Temporary Fix?
President Obama and the Democrats in Congress hold that increasing taxes will solve the debt crisis and fix the economy. However, gathering more and new revenues simply places a bucket underneath a broken pipe that is our economy. Eventually, the bucket will overflow and the problem reappears. What then? Increase taxes again? We continue to hear from the left, “Soak the rich!” To what end? | Read More »
Government Gridlock is Good
A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I visited our respective families in our home town as part of our summer vacation. Both of our families come from conservative backgrounds and they are politically outspoken on many issues. However, my mother-in-law made an interesting comment on the debt ceiling talks that made me take pause. As Fox News broadcasted the latest news on the | Read More »
I am Exceptional
Richard Cohen, of the Washington Post writes a convoluted article where he rails against the concept of American Exceptionalism (you can find it here). In it, Mr. Cohen suggests that America is in decline and that we should be a nation of compromise to fix our woes. Why should America compromise? I suggest that we are in decline because of a failure to stay true | Read More »
Don’t Call Me Anti-Union
The term “Anti-Union” is being flung around the news rooms, blogs, and Internet forums as if it were radioactive dog doo doo (Yes, I just typed that). If you don’t like the unions, then you’re <deep bellowing voice echoes from the mountains> ANTI-UNION! If you believe in right-to-work laws or a free and competitive business environment, then you’re anti-union. Screw that! I am simply for | Read More »