From the category archives:

Election 2008

Russia to Invade Ukraine

March 1, 2014

Events are moving fast in Ukraine:  violent protests, parliament removing their leader, an interim government trying to catch its breath, etc.  Complicating the situation is the ethnic makeup of Ukraine — 17.3% are Russian, most of whom live in the eastern part of the country. After making plenty of noise about possibly sending troops, the [...]

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Republican Buzz — Adjusting the Electoral College

January 19, 2013

While I am a defender of the Electoral College, there is no denying that most Americans don’t like the system.   However, alternative national popular vote schemes are unconstitutional on many levels.  Seizing on this, some Republican-dominated state legislatures and governors in blue states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, among others, want to alter the EC [...]

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Ryan’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 5, 2012

It’s almost go-time America!  Tomorrow, there’s a major fork in the road staring at us all.  Neither direction fully solves our problems, but one leads us to the abyss a lot faster.  A President Romney will try to take on the big issues and maybe get us pushed in the right direction.  A re-elected President [...]

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It’s Getting Late in October… Get Ready for a Surprise!

October 20, 2012

The October Surprise:  sudden game-changing event or charge which occurs so close to an election that the targeted candidate doesn’t have time to respond, and therefore changes the election’s dynamic within days of voting.  It’s a real d-bag move, no matter which side is doing it. Today is October 20, seventeen days left until we [...]

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“New Party” Obama Revelations

June 7, 2012

Stanley Kurtz, writing for National Review Online, expanded upon a period in Obama’s past when Obama openly supported, and apparently joined and sought the endorsement of, the “New Party,” a European-type socialist-leaning ACORN-affiliated group.  The New Party was so outside the mainstream back in the 1990s, they had to work through the front-group “Progressive Chicago” [...]

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Walker Wins: “This is What Democracy Looks Like”

June 6, 2012

Last night, the “too close to call” Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election ended up not being so close.  Here’s what happened: Governor Scott Walker’s recalled failed 53-46% — 7 points… the same margin as Obama-McCain.  Not a landslide, but definitely decisive. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch also survived with a similar percentage: 53-47%. One of the four [...]

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Romney Clinches the GOP Nomination

May 30, 2012

Making it official, Mitt Romney crossed the 1,144 delegate threshold last night with his win of at least 88 delegates in Texas, ostensibly becoming the GOP nominee to battle Obama in the Fall.  Apparently, this is the latest a Republican shored up the nomination since conventions mattered, yet still about a week sooner than Obama [...]

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EPA Enforcement Tactics Inspired by Crucifixion

April 26, 2012

Some think that the environmentalists are so intense, it’s kind of like they’re in a fringe religious cult.  I agree some of them are kind of cult-like in their devotion to the cause.  On that theme, Al Armendariz, the head of the EPA’s Region 6, compared his EPA enforcement methods to the pagan Roman practice [...]

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Two (Possibly Nonsensical) Observations on SCOTUS and Romney

April 4, 2012

Two things dawned on me that I think no one’s really talking about (possibly because they may make little sense): First, what if Obama did get a tip from someone about how the Supreme Court is going to rule on Obamacare?  His actions of late indicate that he knows it doesn’t look good.  But, what [...]

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Obama Debt Trumps Bush in Half the Time

March 21, 2012

The numbers don’t lie — Obama is the debt champion! George W. Bush, with the dot-come bubble, 9/11 and its aftermath, two wars, a new prescription drug entitlement to Medicare, along with everything else which goes with a two-term presidency, amassed a national debt of $4.9 trillion under his two terms. Barack Obama broke that [...]

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CNN Panel Loses It Over Breitbart Video

March 8, 2012

Last night on Hannity, Andrew Breitbart’s legacy expanded a bit with the release of a video showing a young Barack Obama introducing radical Law Professor Derrick Bell, then moving to one of Obama’s friends admitting that the video was hidden.  So, Obama cheered on a radical in college (no news there), BUT (more importantly) people [...]

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Depths of the Fed’s Bailouts Revealed

August 23, 2011

The scope of the Fed’s bailouts are revealed in this Bloomberg article from Sunday.  Be warned though, it elicits more nausea the longer you read it. Essentially, the bailouts were considerably more far-reaching than we were told, and despite nearly three years of new regulation, legislation, inconsequential hearings, and litigation, the fundamental reasons for the [...]

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“Fast and Furious” Set to Explode

July 12, 2011

In 2009, the Holder Justice Department (too busy to deal with the most obvious example of voter intimidation I’ve ever seen) expanded the on-going Project Gunrunner in what has become known as “Operation Fast and Furious”.  In order to obtain evidence against Mexican drug cartels, undercover ATF agents sold weapons to those cartels hoping to [...]

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The Birth Certificate Cometh

April 27, 2011

I was shocked to see Obama’s long-form birth certificate, long awaited by the tin-hat conspiracy crowd.  Why?  Because I thought Obama would allow Trump and crew to keep making asses out of themselves for as long as possible!  Maybe this was just long enough — these things can backfire. In 2008, this kind of thing [...]

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Schoen and Caddell to Obama: 1 Term is Enough

November 15, 2010

I’ve learned that whenever Dems speak out of step with convention, always read between the lines. Former Clintonista Doug Schoen and recovering Carterite Pat Caddell, both pollsters, have caused quite a stir with their Washington Post op-ed yesterday:  Obama should do the right thing and announce he’s not running in 2012 because they argue he [...]

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Obama’s Asia Trip, Bush’s Book Tour Offer Contrast

November 14, 2010

President Obama is on his way home from his $200 million to $2 billion trip to Asia (no one’s coming forward with trusted ballpark figures so those are the generally accepted bookends).  There were lots of photo-ops of him and Michelle dancing, having a great time, Obama giving speeches to interested audiences, glad-handing lots of [...]

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Ruling Class Echoes in Delaware Senate Race

September 14, 2010

So you know, this is a cathartic Republican’s suck post written before today’s election results are in… Today is primary day in a number of states, including Delaware:  Tea Party-backed Christine O’Donnell versus establishment pro-choice Democrat-friendly RINO Mike Castle is the marquee match-up. The O’Donnell/Castle race symbolizes major issues which I think need to be [...]

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Millennials Yawn While Nation Slips

August 13, 2010

Here’s an article by Nicole Russell writing for the American Spectator that smacks Millennial’s* political apathy around a bit.  An under-30 crowd being more interested in trendy fluff than substantive issues that affect them is hardly news, but I love picking on Millennials, especially since they were all sorts of “hopey changey” in the 2008 [...]

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Former Senator Ted Stevens Dies in Plane Crash

August 10, 2010

Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was killed in a plane crash today at age 86.  Authorities at this moment are still not releasing info regarding who else on board this single-engine plane was killed, but we do know that some survived. Stevens was the longest serving Republican Senator in American history with a long and [...]

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Proposition 8 Struck Down by Judge

August 5, 2010

Proposition 8 in California was a ballot initiative in 2008 which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.  It passed with 52% of the vote and got about 7 million Californians to vote for it.  Yesterday, in a 136-page decision, a District Judge Vaughn Walker believed that the proposition violated both [...]

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Whispers of Hillary 2012 Get Louder

July 15, 2010

The key moment in this saga happened in early June when loyal Clintonite James Carville openly bashed Obama’s handling of the oil spill in front of the MSM.  This was a sign to those loyal to the Hillary faction to buck up because it’s not over yet — there might be a chance in 2012.  [...]

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Voter Intimidation Doesn’t Count if You Wanna Kill White Babies

July 7, 2010

At least that’s the message coming out of the Holder Justice Department about the most clear-cut case of voter intimidation since the 1960s!  Have you seen the video from the 2008 Election at a polling place in Philly?  Heck, even I could prosecute that one! Slam dunk case, right?  Well, under Eric Holder’s Justice League, [...]

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Obama: Let’s Drill!

March 31, 2010

Tomorrow, the Obama Administration is set to reverse a 20-year ban on offshore drilling because: “The bottom line is this — given our energy needs, in order to sustain economic growth, and produce jobs, and keep our businesses competitive, we are going to need to harness traditional sources of fuel even as we ramp up [...]

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The Astroturfing of the “Coffee Party”

March 13, 2010

I heard a little buzz a few weeks back about some people who are upset with government who want to organize to get this country moving in the right direction by breaking the gridlock in Washington and get our representatives to be more representative. Sounds great, right?  Kind of sounds like the Tea Party Movement, [...]

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New Democrat Strategy — Divide Republicans

January 26, 2010

We already know that one 2010 Democrat strategy is to blame Bush for everything, even though the Dems have had more power to yield this past year than any President/Congress combo since the Great Society.  Yet, a memo released today also indicates another prong in the Democrat attack:  divide Republicans ideologically between the weak-kneed moderate [...]

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McCain-Feingold Gets Beaten Up By SCOTUS

January 21, 2010

Today the philosophy behind McCain-Feingold got beaten up by the five members of the Supreme Court who can still read the Constitution! Campaign Finance Reform was supposed to take the money out of politics.  It has not.  CFR was supposed to get the special interests out of political campaigns.  Ha! (I was even laughing at [...]

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Was Hillary Right?

December 11, 2009

One of Hillary’s campaign mantras in the 2008 Democrat Primary was that Barack Obama lacked the experience necessary to govern.  Liberals are now wondering if Hillary was right: It is the unforced errors that raise the question of whether Hillary Clinton was right back in 2008 when she argued that the White House was no [...]

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Huckabee 2012 Campaign Unlikely to Receive Clemency

November 30, 2009

When the story of the four police officers who were ambushed and murdered in a Washington state coffee shop broke yesterday, few could have imagined that the story would have a newsworthiness beyond the intrinsic horror of the event.  Today, we learned that the crime may have an impact on the 2012 Presidential election. It [...]

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The Fabricated Obama Persona

November 16, 2009

The Obama campaign was heralded for its use of Twitter in the 2008 campaign cycle.  Many of his supporters followed his Tweets, feeling that it was a connection that they had to him.  Yet as with much of his persona during the 2008 Presidential campaign, Obama’s Twitter account was actually a scripted fabrication. While in [...]

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“Quarter-Life Crisis” Hits Young People

September 27, 2009

I am generally not a fan of the Millennial Generation (born c. 1982-1999) because they’ve mostly been coddled by their helicopter parents, they’ve had the bar lowered in regards to failing in school, and they expect success and rewards simply for showing up.  Their sense of entitlement is a little scary.  Glued to the Internet and feeling that [...]

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