Gosnell & Newtown: mirror-image tragedies show media hypocrisy
This is a tale of two tragedies, but three stories. 1. Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT The first is when a madman went on a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and killed 20 children. It was shocking, and within two days, President Obama was politicizing it, using the children’s deaths to call for gun control. A nation was horrified, battered with | Read More »
It Takes a Liberal to Ban a Book
Remember when controversial books used to be banned by religious zealots? Those were the days. Nothing helps a book like a good old-fashioned book banning. First, the liberal press would report it gleefully: “Those right-wing nuts are at it again!” Then, there would be a countermovement, where the forbidden fruit would be smuggled, sneaked, snuck. (by the way, I know that “sneaked” and “snuck” mean | Read More »
Where We Go From Here
Well, that was fun. My ride this past election cycle was much like Erick Erickson‘s. And by “ride,” I mean being strapped to the front of a locomotive that was heading into the side of a mountain. From the beginning, Mitt wasn’t the candidate I wanted representing our party. As a conservative, he didn’t have a sterling record, being pro-choice and all before he became | Read More »
Today, Finally, Obama is on the Ballot. VOTE.
Today is the day you’ve been waiting YEARS for. Obama is on the ballot. VOTE Remember how you felt when Mr Bipartisanship said “I won.” Today, Obama is on the ballot. VOTE. Recall the guy who said he was a deficit-cutter trying to spend his way out of debt. Today, Obama is on the ballot. VOTE. Remember the town halls expressing anger at Obamacare and | Read More »
My Election Predictions
Tomorrow is the big election (finally!), and we’re at that point where everything’s been said and re-said, analyzed and turned over and examined again. And what are we being told? “It’s too close to call.” Really? Enthusiasm is sky-high for Republicans. Mitt Romney is packing people in the Red Rocks in Colorado and got 20,000 people to turn out in the cold in Pennsylvania. Early voting | Read More »
Some thoughts about the debate
President Obama and Governor Romney squared off last night for Round Three of their debate showdown series. If you’re a Mitt Romney fan, you wanted blood, and may think the Republican was “too polite.” This was a debate on foreign policy. Let’s face it: the big issue right now in the world is the situation in Libya. Not just the fact that we were attacked | Read More »
Debate Number 2: The Autopsy
Last night, Obama and Romney went at each other for the second time this campaign. After the dismal performance in the first debate, Obama just needed to show up and be less polite. He just needed to give the media anything — ANYTHING — so that it can claim victory. He did, and victory has been claimed. Not that the truth matters or anything. Mitt | Read More »
Liberal hypocrisy: Shoot first, ask questions later
It’s been about two weeks since the death of Trayvon Martin broke into a national news story. From the outset, liberals and minorities have screamed for “justice for Trayvon,” resulting just this week in George Zimmerman being charged with murder for the death. The narrative has been that Zimmerman did racial profiling, was prejudiced against blacks, shot first and asked questions later. Martin had no | Read More »
Haikus for Departing Politicians: ByeKu
Rick Santorum exits the race for the Republican nomination. This leaves a barely relevant Newt Gingrich struggling to explain the purpose of his dwindling campaign, and a dominant Mitt Romney consolidating support. So, as I’ve done in the past, this leads me to a ByeKu. What is a byeku? Just as it sounds, it’s a haiku used to say ‘bye’ to a candidate as he | Read More »
Abbott & Costello on Unemployment
And now for something completely different… I got the following in email of what Abbott and Costello would say if they tried to understand how Obama measures today’s joblessness. There’s enough truth in it to be amusing. ================= COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. ABBOTT: Good subject. Terrible times. It’s about 9%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? | Read More »
Why Mitt Romney was embraced by some in 2008, who’ve since let go.
It always surprises me when Republicans I know and respect — smart people, I tell you — ask, “If Mitt Romney was acceptable in 2008, then why isn’t he tolerable to those same people now?” The short answer is: we’re not in 2008 anymore, Toto. Next in Line It’s axiomatic that Republicans nominate whomever is “next in line.” Meaning, if someone fails in one election | Read More »
Birth control is NOT how we beat Obama. It’s the economy, stupid!
Imagine: you’ve been dealt 4-of-a-kind in your weekly poker tournament (never actually betting on it, since that would be illegal). You’ve got four jacks, and are feeling pretty good. Even better, you find out your opponent, by reading his ‘tell,’ has a busted hand, and is desperate. Now, with this scenario, do you: a) lure him in with a long, steady series of betting rounds | Read More »
Let’s Elect Newt the Unelectable Debater!
So, Newt won South Carolina! By a ton! Newt is da bomb! Actually, instead of a ticking time bomb, I envision Newt as more of a airship. Better yet, a dirigible, only because no one uses the word “dirigible” anymore. Sure, we see them on Fringe in the other universe, but does Olivia ever *say* to Peter, “where am I? oh look, a dirigible!” No. | Read More »
A recent satirical post wrote the GOP should vet Mitt Romney’s past dealings with Bain. Romney’s opponents shouldn’t do this because they hate capitalism (does anyone really believe that they do?). No, his foes should do it because if there are skeletons in that closet, we need to know about it now, before Mitt’s sealed the nomination. Was the Occupy Wall Street movement just a | Read More »
Let Obama Vet Mitt on Bain!
[The following is satire, written in the ironic tone. All candidates should be vetted on all issues before the general election. We apologize for any confusion. --The Mgmt] Why is everyone criticizing Mitt Romney all of a sudden? Even worse: Mitt Romney is being attacked for being a capitalist. And worst of all: by fellow Republicans! Leave Mitt alone! Clearly, this issue should not be | Read More »
Support the Troops with a Parade
For years during the long Iraq war, we heard from liberals that they support the troops. It was just the war they didn’t support. But darn it, don’t you even think about questioning their patriotism. Finally, after nine years of deployment, the last of our troops finally left Iraq last week. Yet, the Obama administration had planned no parade to welcome home our brave soldiers, | Read More »