Category: Political Pontifications

In This Case, I Say We Look to Britain

In This Case, I Say We Look to Britain

| July 25, 2010 | 1 Reply

This past weekend, the left’s best and brightest met in Las Vegas to discuss, among other things, how they can rush America pell-mell toward an NHS-style, single-payer, government-run health care system. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, surrounded by a friendly audience on his home turf, proclaimed the public option a fait accompli. Meanwhile, as Philip […]

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The JournoList Diaries, Day 3: JournoListers Discover Hentai, Fail at Geek.

The JournoList Diaries, Day 3: JournoListers Discover Hentai, Fail at Geek.

| July 22, 2010 | 9 Replies

Lest you think that the life of a JournoLister consisted solely of trying to fix the election for Barack Obama, attacking Sarah Palin to help Barack Obama, rooting for Rush Limbaugh to die, and cheering the election of Barack Obama with slightly less dignity than a bunch of 14 year old girls backstage as a […]

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Journolistes Agonistes, or The Reporters Who Didn’t Bark in the Night

Journolistes Agonistes, or The Reporters Who Didn’t Bark in the Night

| July 20, 2010 | 3 Replies

I’m pleased to see that The Daily Caller is finally living up to its hype. Today, it published a devastating story that shows how the 400-member JournoList conspired to spike the story that Barack Obama’s spiritual mentor is an America-hating bigot. For those of you who have not heard of the JournoList, let me explain. […]

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Eventually, Wile E. Coyote Read the Fine Print. Hopefully, So Will Republicans.

Eventually, Wile E. Coyote Read the Fine Print. Hopefully, So Will Republicans.

| July 19, 2010 | 3 Replies

This post by Stacy McCain ought to be in the hands of every member of the Republican Party establishment today, if for no other reason than this paragraph. The GIGO principle (Garbage In, Garbage Out) is as applicable to political discourse as to any other information system. If you let liberals like [TNR's Jonathan] Chait tell you which Republican […]

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Who Knows? Maybe the President Plays an Unusually Strenuous Round of Golf.

Who Knows? Maybe the President Plays an Unusually Strenuous Round of Golf.

| July 11, 2010 | 1 Reply

What was that thing the President told us he wouldn’t do until he had solved all our ills? Oh yeah, that. Ed Morrissey asked if the President was out playing his usual Sunday round of golf. As it happens, he certainly was. Perhaps he plays a more strenuous game than the rest of the golfing […]

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Another Whiny Loser Republican Calls Us Racist Demagogues

Another Whiny Loser Republican Calls Us Racist Demagogues

| July 9, 2010 | 5 Replies

Help me out here, soon to be unemployed Congressman Inglis. What you’re really saying is that demagoguery isn’t leadership when people you don’t like do it, but your demagoguery? Well that’s just fine. Does that about sum it up? [Bob Inglis] cited a claim made famous by Palin that the Democratic health care bill would […]

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Funny. Making Jeremiah Wright Happy Isn’t In the Oath of Office.

Funny. Making Jeremiah Wright Happy Isn’t In the Oath of Office.

| July 8, 2010 | 2 Replies

I must admit, I’m baffled by how this administration is using the Justice Department to uphold our Constitution. We have gotten a pretty confusing message in the past few days from what behaviors Eric Holder and President Obama have sanctioned and what they want to prevent. For example, it is quite all right with this […]

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Look Out, Eric! The Bus is Coming!

Look Out, Eric! The Bus is Coming!

| July 7, 2010 | 4 Replies

This is not a paragraph to inspire confidence. The White House has said the decision to challenge Arizona’s immigration law was out of its hands, left completely up to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the lawyers at the Justice Department. If the White House had any real confidence in its case, do you […]

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Too Often, Consensus Means Rubbish

Too Often, Consensus Means Rubbish

| July 5, 2010 | 4 Replies

Among the shibboleths of the left, there is none greater than “consensus”. Like Tolkien’s One Ring, it binds the left together with smooth promises of easy decisions gained by wielding the power of experts but in the end leaves them betrayed and bitter. We’ve seen this happen in the global warming debate where the “consensus” […]

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Sorry Michael, It’s Not You, It’s…Well, No. It Really Is You.

Sorry Michael, It’s Not You, It’s…Well, No. It Really Is You.

| July 2, 2010 | 2 Replies

Michael Steele: The only national committee chair to make Howard Dean look like Daniel Webster. In a speech caught on tape at a Connecticut fundraiser Thursday, National Republican Committee Chairman Michael Steele blamed the war in Afghanistan on President Obama and suggested it could not be won, leading to calls for his resignation. “This was a […]

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