Category: Political Pontifications

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Mistah Osama, He Dead Tuesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Mistah Osama, He Dead Tuesday Edition

| May 3, 2011 | Reply

I agree with Stephen Green’s assessment of Sunday night’s Abbottabad raid in every detail. His second point, especially, sums up my delighted surprise. The second surprise? That President Obama sent in SEAL Team Six instead of jets, a UAV, or a cruise missile. Obama usually prefers his wars a little more antiseptic, but he made […]

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Osama bin Laden is Now an Ex-Terrorist

Osama bin Laden is Now an Ex-Terrorist

| May 2, 2011 | Reply

The President finally made the announcement at about 11:30 PM, 90 minutes after the White House announced it would do so, and it is official. We have killed the murderous monster Osama bin Laden. According to the President’s statement (video link), we received intelligence last August about bin Laden’s location and worked the intelligence until […]

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Sources: Osama bin Laden is Dead. President: Still Trying to Organize a Press Conference About It

Sources: Osama bin Laden is Dead. President: Still Trying to Organize a Press Conference About It

| May 1, 2011 | 5 Replies

At about 10 PM Eastern, I caught the breaking news on Twitter that the White House had called a 10:30 PM Press conference that would involve major national security news. Speculation (and more than a few jokes) ran rampant for a half hour. I caught tweets that intelligence personnel had been recalled and the military […]

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It's Looking an Awful Lot Like the Deck of the Titanic Around Here

It's Looking an Awful Lot Like the Deck of the Titanic Around Here

| April 27, 2011 | 1 Reply

I’m completely baffled by this move. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama plans this week to name CIA Director Leon E. Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, and Gen. David H. Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, would take the CIA chief’s job in a major shuffle of the country’s top national security […]

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Watch the MSM Build Their Election Narrative in Real Time

Watch the MSM Build Their Election Narrative in Real Time

| April 26, 2011 | 2 Replies

I endorse every word of Moe Lane’s blog post to ABC News. It is April of 2011.  We do not actually need to have everybody and his/her brother/sister declaring for the freaking Republican nomination, simply because Barack Obama needed to declare as early as possible that he was running so that he can get a head […]

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Think Progress Wants to Point Out the Rand in Ryan's Eye While Ignoring the Sanger in Their Own

Think Progress Wants to Point Out the Rand in Ryan's Eye While Ignoring the Sanger in Their Own

| April 20, 2011 | Reply

One of the most effective political attacks one can make is to chain an opponent to someone the general public doesn’t like, or wouldn’t like when they found out more about that person. Progressives cry to high heaven when conservatives note the mutual admiration society that existed between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Benito Mussolini or […]

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Tax the Rich? Well, Okay. Let's Start with Peter Orszag and His Revolving Door Friends

Tax the Rich? Well, Okay. Let's Start with Peter Orszag and His Revolving Door Friends

| April 11, 2011 | Reply

I’m not fan of tax increases, but I think I can get behind Glenn Reynolds’ plan. A 50% surtax on anything earned within five years after leaving the federal government, above whatever the federal salary was. Leave a $150K job at the White House, take a $1M job with Goldman, Sachs, pay a $425K surtax. […]

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Another Reason to Like the Boehner Budget Deal: DC Kids Win

Another Reason to Like the Boehner Budget Deal: DC Kids Win

| April 9, 2011 | Reply

My what a wonderful little surprise I found this morning! On Friday night, before the details of the final deal became clear, [D.C. Representative Eleanor Holmes] Norton said, “We are in great danger of becoming bargained as we feared, despite my conversation with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a few days ago, and the many […]

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Are The Clintons Sabotaging Barack Obama?

Are The Clintons Sabotaging Barack Obama?

| April 4, 2011 | Reply

If I was a suspicious man, I’d think that Bill and Hillary Clinton have spent the past three months diligently working a campaign to destroy Barack Obama’s presidency. Consider the following three events: In December, Bill Clinton essentially ‘jacked an impromptu press conference from the President in full view of the entire country, then dismissed […]

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Barack and Hillary Sitting in a Tree. P-U-N-C-H-I-N-G!

Barack and Hillary Sitting in a Tree. P-U-N-C-H-I-N-G!

| March 31, 2011 | 2 Replies

Have you ever played Pinochle, or some other bidding card game with a bad partner? Every time you toss in a bid, your partner’s bid either undercuts you or they over bid of, God forbid, you find yourself bidding against them. Well, that’s what appears to be happening lately in the Obama administration. consider their […]

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