Money-Spinners and Mountebanks.
“Not proposing anything bold and not trying to do something to definitively deal with our problems would mean that we’re going to have another year and a half like the last year and a half — and then it’s awfully hard to get re-elected.” Christine Romer (HT: NYT) I’ll fess up. I was totally taken in by Dr. Romer’s resume. I could have sworn she | Read More »
You Know The Left Truly Fears a GOP Candidate When…
Some on the Left have begun to fear Texas Governor Rick Perry. He has increasingly dropped not-so-subtle hints about a run for the White House. This has caused the usual and predictable sources to start unloading the smears. The second a leftist fears a Conservative politician; they immediately whip out either the race card or the class warfare card. Texas Governor Rick Perry doesn’t have | Read More »
Leaders Solve Problems. Cowards Affix Blame.
I’m not exactly a a charter member of The Senator John McCain Praise and Adulation Society. However, this Sunday’s appearance on “Meet The Press” featuring Senator McCain and the funny, funny man we know as Senator Kerry was a useful study in contrasts. It was a study of contrasts that played to Senator McCain’s good side.
The Funny, Funny Man, We Know As Senator Kerry.
SEN. JOHN KERRY: “And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it’s exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.” (RealClearPolitics.com) People | Read More »
So Who’s Up For A Round Of Messenger-Shooting?
“My guess is that once the US loses its triple-A, it’ll be gone forever.” – Felix Salmon Izvestia in Atlanta (CNN) We now suddenly receive a recent history lesson abouthow S&P financially rated Lehman Brothers prior to its collapse. Why would this be any more relevant to today’s problems than Paul Krugman’s cheerleading for a big housing bubble back in 2002? Because S&P could still | Read More »
This is Martin Frost. He Exemplifies the New Tone™
We now have a group of U.S. politicians seeking political purity, who seem to have much in common with the Taliban. They are tea party members; and because of blind adherence to smaller government, they seem intent on risking destroying what American political leaders have constructed in more than two centuries of hard, often painful work. Like the Taliban, they see compromise as an unacceptable | Read More »
The Twittering Machine
“Thanks @BarackObama for pushing @RoyBlunt over 11,000 followers today!” tweeted Amber Marchand, communications director for Sen. Roy Blunt, (R-Mo.). (HT: New York Post) So much for the old canard that the Dems own cyberspace. The Dear Leader took to his Twitter Account to generate pressure on members of the GOP Senatorial and Congressional caucuses that he viewed as easy marks. People like Senator Lisa M-U-R-K-O-W-S-K-I, | Read More »
It’s The Wrong Way or The Highway With Senator Harry Reid
Sen. Reid: “The only compromise that there is, is mine.” – (Via RealClearPolitics.) Apparently, Senator Reid has been re-reading the Brezhnev Doctrine. What belongs to Senator Reid belongs to Senator Reid. That which other people are allowed to own is negotiable. Reid is essentially threatening to kill the Boehner Bill over a few billion dollars of cuts and the requirement that the debt ceiling be | Read More »
ObamaCare: The Ultimate Economic De-Motivator.
The most obvious features of recent political and financial “solutions” are their staggering complexity and their failure to fix what’s broken. The first leads to the second. Consider the healthcare “reform,” thousands of pages of mind-numbing complexity which slathers on thick layers of bureaucratic control on a system which already costs twice as much per capita as competing developed-world systems. – Charles Hugh Smith Of | Read More »
Could The Left Toss Obama Under The Bus?
“I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.” – Sen. Bernie Sanders (HT: New York Times) Sometimes I’m masochistic enough to wonder what Leftists think. There is some logic to that. The Left, like the poor, will always be with us. The obvious way to ascertain what Leftists think is to talk to an unabashed leftist who speaks | Read More »
The Opposite of Pro-Life Is What Just Happened In Norway
The great plague of our times is repudiation of life. Not since late antiquity, when Hellenes and then the Romans exposed their children rather than bothering to raise them, have so many nations eschewed the task of raising a new generation. – David Goldman, Asia Times. The world now sadly knows far more about an evil man from Norway named Anders Behring Breivik than we | Read More »
Buyer’s Remorse In Sin City. Steve Wynn Regrets His Support For Obama.
Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn held a corporate conference call. Seeking Alpha did the thankless work of listening in and then blogging the transcript. It was the typical cheer-leading sales event until Mr. Wynn was asked the following by an analyst from Deutsche Bank Securities. …back to Las Vegas, does it not make sense to expand your meeting square footage? – William Lerner – Deutsche | Read More »
Can Jeff Sessions Disband The 800 Club?
In what may have been a historic vote, forty Republicans voted today to sustain Senator Jeff Sessions’ point of order objecting to the Democrats’ violation of the Congressional Budget Act by passing an appropriation bill when there is no federal budget in place. John Hinderaker Jeff Sessions wants a very obvious and logical outcome. He wants the US Senate to do its fundamental duty and | Read More »
The American People Are Fast Becoming More Furious.
“Can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same FfL and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks Mark R. Chait Assistant Director Field Operations.” – Townhall.com The ATF went statistic-shopping in support of a proposed rule to limit the freedoms of firearm owners and dealers. Operation Fast and | Read More »
The US Senate Can Make Obama Into Nero
Anyone who is not in power in American politics fears the potential havoc that could be wrecked by an Imperial Presidency. Simply by declaring “I am the decider,” George W. Bush put the fear of Dog Almighty into the Godless left. “I won.” Had a similarly galvanizing effect on Conservative opposition to Barack Obama in the United States. While logical people, both Right and Left, | Read More »