Category: Political Pontifications

Who's The Likely Nominee in 2016? No One, that's Who. Now Stop.

Who's The Likely Nominee in 2016? No One, that's Who. Now Stop.

| December 9, 2012 | Reply

No. We are not going to do this now.

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The Lay of the Land, A Week After the Election

The Lay of the Land, A Week After the Election

| November 14, 2012 | Reply

Compare and contrast. This was House Speaker John Boehner’s post-election move. On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose. Their party lost, badly, Mr. […]

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Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

| November 12, 2012 | 5 Replies

Less than a week after winning a second term, President Barack Obama has unveiled his first true priority — higher tax rates on “the wealthy”.  House Speaker John Boehner quickly adopted a supine position, which he only hemi-demi-semi-repented after a sharp kick in the caboose from the Republicans he, in theory, represents. Let me lay […]

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One Small Point About Social Conservatives and the Election

One Small Point About Social Conservatives and the Election

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

I don’t have a huge point here, but I want to leave one little fact on which we may want to gnaw like a meaty thigh bone for a few days. Erick Erikson wrote a post at Red State in which he said this: It is time to throw the social conservatives out of the […]

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Well, I Was Wrong

Well, I Was Wrong

| November 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

I wrote this post not long after I finished recording this week’s episode of The Delivery when the election returns were pouring in like a flow from a backed-up sewer. I admit right up front it’s not carefully-edited and I didn’t plan any of it out. I simply wrote and hit the “Publish” button. That’s […]

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Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

| November 2, 2012 | Reply

Maybe it’s not fair to say that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become so much like a crazed Roman Emperor that he’s going to put his horse on the city council, but he does have the whole “give them bread and circuses” thing down pat. He stood up today to defend his decision to hold […]

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Mr. President, Let Me Introduce You to the Men Who Fought the Taliban from Horseback

Mr. President, Let Me Introduce You to the Men Who Fought the Taliban from Horseback

| October 23, 2012 | Reply

Monday night, Mitt Romney noted that our Navy is at its smallest strength since 1917. The President responded thusly: “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916…Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military’s changed. We had these things […]

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The Word You Want Here, Mr. President, Is "Capital".

The Word You Want Here, Mr. President, Is "Capital".

| October 17, 2012 | Reply

For the life of me, I do not understand what Barack Obama’s economic philosophy is, even when he comes right out and says it. President Obama: “We can’t grow this economy from the top down. We’ve got to grow this economy from the middle class out.” — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2012 What in […]

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Days After the Debate, Confusion Reigns in the Ivory Tower

Days After the Debate, Confusion Reigns in the Ivory Tower

| October 6, 2012 | Reply

Normally, when a mere mortal like you or me launches an endeavor and fails in an early part of it, we do what Nat King Cole suggested — pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again. Sometimes, though, you find one of the petulant few, the person who believes their own BS, […]

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It Wasn't "Down Goes Frazier", but It Was Close

It Wasn't "Down Goes Frazier", but It Was Close

| October 4, 2012 | Reply

I won’t recap the entire 90-minute curb-stomping Mitt Romney put on President Obama in last night’s debate; plenty of other people have already done that (see Jay Nordlinger, Andrew Malcolm, Byron York, Our Still Future Ambassador to Vanuatu, Pete da Tech Guy, and Ace). I do have a few quick thoughts, though. 1) Mitt Romney […]

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