David Brat defeats Eric Cantor
I don’t know what else to say.
I don’t know what else to say.
With 57% of precincts reporting, David Brat leads Eric Cantor by 15 points. Barring a deus ex machina of galactic proprotions, Eric Cantor will lose his primary race.
An Administrative Law judge in Colorado named Robert Spencer has issued an extraordinary rule in the case of Masterpiece Cake Shop which refused to help two homosexuals make a mockery of marriage. A Colorado baker found guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple must go through sensitivity training as part of his penance and rehabilitation. In December of | Read More »
Eric Cantor has released the summer legislative agenda for the House and it is as notable for what is not on it as what it includes: Majority Leader Eric Cantor laid out a busy legislative agenda for the remainder of June in a memo to House Republicans sent Friday, scheduling floor time to address issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs, three appropriations bills, three | Read More »
Most everyone is familiar with the infamous Operation Fast and Furious wherein the boneheaded Obama Justice Department decided along with the equally boneheaded Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives that letting people buy weapons illegally and transfer them to Mexican narco-cartels was just a jim-dandy way of generating public outrage at gun ownership. Now we’re seeing another phase of this come to light. The | Read More »
One of the favorite sports of the GOP establishment these days is predicting the end or the inevitable irrelevance of independent conservative candidates for the House and Senate. The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin takes up the cudgel in a story call Where can the tea party win? The tea party we have seen this primary season is outmatched easily when it takes on mainstream, | Read More »
Thad Cochran’s senate campaign is shrinking before our very eyes. Despite burning through millions of dollars and the credibility of the NRSC, the geriatric, though apparently still randy, Cochran finished behind challenger Chris McDaniel. Without the large scale expenditure of funds by go-along-get-along groups like the Chamber of Commerce and Haley Barbour’s “conservative” PAC and scurrilous attacks from the NRSC and the clownish Brad Dayspring | Read More »
On the day of the Mississippi primary election, The Atlantic’s Molly Ball published a profile on septuagenarian Senator Thad Cochran called Thad Cochran, the last of the naïve Republicans. Great piece. I encourage you to read it. It gives a good profile of the pathetic nature of Cochran, his campaign, and his supporters. What is most interesting is the way Ball revealed his severely | Read More »
If you ever had any doubt we are now being ruled by a classless yobocracy you can stop. Barack Obama couldn’t attend the D-Day ceremonies with something like a sense of dignity. Nope. He has to smack away on a cud of chewing gum (I hope) like he was trying out for the cast of Jersey Shore and then spit it into his hand for | Read More »
Lindsay Graham surprised a lot of us earlier in the week when he said that if Obama persists in releasing Taliban, and presumably al Qaeda, prisoners in contravention of the law then many in the GOP would push for impeachment: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for President Obama’s impeachment if he released more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional | Read More »
Just about every hour a new revelation is made about the facts and circumstances of the terrorist-leader-for-deserter swap engineered by our commander in chief. We’ve known for a while that Barack Obama had agitated for the release of these five particular prisoners since 2011, I don’t know if they are distant relatives or what. Now FoxNews is reporting that that there were active negotiations for | Read More »
Pathological liars. We’ve all met them. The kind where you ask them what they had for breakfast and they’ll tell you bacon and eggs when you were there when they ate that bowl of Cheerios. The type of guy who lies for no reason other than to stay in practice. Now we have one in the White House. And yesterday he was in full roar: | Read More »
As the scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to metastasize we have written about an effort by Senator John McCain to give veterans greater autonomy over their own health care decisions. Unfortunately, the septuagenarian John McCain partnered with the septuagenarian socialist Bernie Sanders and the resulting bill should be rejected by any sane person: The agreement would allow veterans who live more than | Read More »
Via AP: President Barack Obama’s choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle. Jeffrey Murawsky, health care chief for the VA’s Chicago-based regional office, was nominated last month to be the department’s new undersecretary for health care, replacing Robert Petzel, who resigned under pressure. Petzel had | Read More »
Medical research on human subjects it is an area of science that is fraught with ethical peril. Patients must be fully informed of all benefits and risks through a process of informed consent. But all human subjects are not alike. An educated person suffering from a relatively mild condition can probably make a solid choice for their own treatment. A person with a life threatening disease will | Read More »