From the category archives:

Election 2012

The Cochran/McDaniel Run-off Fiasco

June 26, 2014

This past Tuesday, Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran defeated insurgent Tea Party-favorite Chris McDaniel in a run-off election by about 6,700 votes.  While McDaniel defeated Cochran in the popular vote after the first primary election, McDaniel failed to get the 50% needed to avoid a run-off. McDaniel is obviously upset and is threatening legal action, which [...]

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New Benghazi Emails Emerge

May 1, 2014

And they aren’t too pretty.  Even as officers on the ground and at headquarters knew that the September 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks were perpetrated by a coordinated terrorist effort, the Obama Administration was making up and sticking to the ridiculous story that a video made the attackers do it. Hours after the attack the spin [...]

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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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Tea Party Turns Five

February 27, 2014

From September 2008 to February 2009 nearly $1.6 trillion America didn’t have had been spent by our government: TARP to bailout Wall Street ($700 billion), plus the auto bailouts ($80 billion), plus the Stimulus to bailout Democrat constituencies ($787 billion).  When would it stop?  Who would end up paying for it?  Anyone paying attention was [...]

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Slow Jam with Mitt

January 25, 2014

Mitt Romney recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to “Slow Jam the News.”  It’s pretty good, with a few good zings and tons of innuendo.  Check it out: H/T: The Blaze

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Obama Admits It’s Time for a Fix

November 14, 2013

After a month of taking hits across the political universe, President Obama finally offered a possible way to fix the immediate Obamacare disaster looming at year’s end:  insurance companies won’t be able drop people with coverage for a year.  This is to avoid the massive penalties uninsured or formerly insured people will have to endure [...]

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Rush Limbaugh’s Great Interview on Greta

July 31, 2013

Rush Limbaugh generally doesn’t like TV interviews, but seems to always make an exception for Fox’s Greta Van Susteren once in a while.  Yesterday, Rush sat down for over an hour for an interview, which essentially summarized what he’s been saying on the radio since February.  Here’s most of the interview on video. For those [...]

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Detroit Goes Bankrupt

July 19, 2013

The city of Detroit will file for bankruptcy, the largest American city to ever do so.  If this filing is approved, the city will liquidate what it needs to in order to pay off its debts, meaning that public employees (and their unions) will face a serious crunch. Detroit’s been in trouble since even before [...]

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Tea Party on Capitol Hill was Ready to Rumble!

June 4, 2013

It’s been nearly 240 years since that original “incident with the Tea” in December 1773, which was decades later called the Boston Tea Party.  Their modern-day namesake were being improperly targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs and today had a chance to have their voices heard.  It was marvelous! Here’s the much [...]

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Brazen: New IRS Obamacare Director Oversaw IRS Malfeasance

May 17, 2013

In the face of a growing IRS scandal related to the political targeting of conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 Election, Sarah Hall Ingram, the woman who oversaw all that malfeasance as it was happening, is getting a new job — running the IRS wing of Obamacare. Ingram should be dragged in front [...]

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Benghazi: Not Going Away

May 8, 2013

No one should be surprised that the Benghazi scandal dominates the headlines once again, this time with whistle-blowers.  The Obama Administration has stone-walled, subverted, intimidated, and just plain lied about that they knew and when they knew it. The outrage isn’t new and isn’t going away.  This isn’t Watergate or Iran-Contra or Zippergate.  Four people [...]

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How Free is Your State?

March 29, 2013

So, how free is your state?  Here are the latest rankings from an expansive George Mason University study (pdf) based on personal freedoms, as well as both fiscal and regulatory policies in each state. The top five most free states are:  North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. Rounding out the bottom five [...]

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Gun Control — Through the Eyes of an ex-Secret Service Agent

February 24, 2013

The conservative media has recently been filled with this patriotic speech from former Senate candidate and ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino.  It’s worth adding to the echo chamber: Two lines jumped out at me: There’s no such thing as gun control…. there’s only people control. Isn’t that where this all ends up from the ruling [...]

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Angelo Codevilla Takes on the Republican Establishment

February 23, 2013

On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, Mark read from an article by Angelo Codevilla during most of his first hour.  The article’s title,”As Country Club Republicans Link Up with the Democratic Ruling Class, Millions of Voters are Orphaned,” only hits the surface of the message Codevilla is trying to convey.  For those who don’t remember, Codevilla [...]

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Posturing on Sequestration

February 20, 2013

In August 2011, our leaders in Washington decided to kick the proverbial can down the road in order to not deal with our economic situation until after the November election.  The debt limit, the Bush tax rates, and potentially devastating spending cuts were all left on the table until that time.  How very brave of [...]

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US Economy as Bad as It Feels

January 30, 2013

Data was released today indicating that the economy contracted 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012.  This signals the first time the economy actually shrank since the second quarter of 2009.  If it shrinks in the first quarter of this year, we’ll be officially in a recession.  Regardless, I don’t trust much out of this [...]

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Stymieing Immigration Reform

January 29, 2013

A conglomeration of eight Senators, including Marco Rubio amongst the usual suspects of Lindsey Grahamesty, John McCain, Chuck Schumer, came out yesterday with a possible road map for comprehensive immigration reform.  Not to be outmaneuvered, President Obama offered his enthusiasm, but also a caveat tor two which should make the fledgeling sprouts of consensus wither [...]

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Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

January 21, 2013

President Obama gave his second inaugural address today — I only saw the last ten minutes of it.  Due to all the missed school days from Superstorm Sandy, I had work today. Ten minutes was enough.  Soaring, airy rhetoric, to be sure.  Delivered well, but the same ol’ horse manure.  In the mere ten minutes [...]

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The Obama Nation, Take 2

January 20, 2013

Today around noon President Obama will be sworn in for a second term as our President, while Joe Biden already took his oath this morning.  Tomorrow, the big party takes place — constitutionally, the official swearing in must take place on January 20, but given that today is Sunday the public ceremony has been moved [...]

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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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Secession Advocates Get Their Response From DC

January 13, 2013

I hope that all those secession petitions sent to the White House are merely symbolic, and that the people involved don’t think seriously about it.  If so, they are just as bad as the statists who want to ignore the constitutional process for their own ends.  In a re-airing of a 150-year-old settled argument, the [...]

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Sandy Victim Rant on Cavuto Nails It

January 5, 2013

This interview with Hurricane Sandy victim Scott McGrath aired on Neil Cavuto’s show yesterday — it really captures the frustration working people have with our dysfunctional government and administrative state.  Check it out: There’s really not much to add other than that there is a middle class protest movement railing against the government ruining our [...]

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GOP, Boehner Falling Off Their Own Cliff

January 2, 2013

What a mess! In a typical Obama Nation move, the Senate had three minutes to read and vote on a 154-page bill which was immediately sent over to the House and eventually voted on last night.  Obama didn’t even wait to sign it before he was on a plane back to Hawaii — he’ll likely [...]

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Happy 2013!!!

January 1, 2013

After that disastrous election, the uncertain fiscal cliff scenarios, and the impending Mayan apocalypse, we are still here! May your 2013 be a great year!

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On the Eve of 2013, Two Contrasting Views of America

December 31, 2012

While going through my routine Internet rounds this morning I needed only go to Hot Air to find two articles which so perfectly contrast the main philosophical struggle in America today. Here’s a New York Times editorial simply titled “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.”  It is modern progressivism in its essence. This article contains [...]

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Harry Reid is Cliff Jumping

December 27, 2012

While I’ve never been cliff diving from monstrous heights, I did jump off a bit of a cliff at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, RI, as a freshly minted high school graduate back in the day:  you get the guts, take the jump, float for a long second or two before smacking the water to loud [...]

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Ending the West’s Ponzi Scheme

December 26, 2012

Anyone who has been paying attention knows that the Western-style social welfare state which emerged after World War II is failing.  Simply, the problem is that Western governments have promised more goodies to their people than is possible to sustain over time.  The first folks in the mix got hooked up very well, but those [...]

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Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint

December 17, 2012

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley named conservative Congressman Tim Scott to replace the departing Jim DeMint in the Senate.  For those keeping track, Scott will be the seventh black senator in the history of the Senate and from South Carolina of all places!  Goes to show you how far things have come, if you care [...]

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Unemployment Drops to 7.7%

December 8, 2012

November’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.9% down to 7.7%, the lowest it has been since 2008.  The U6 unemployment figure is still much higher at 14.4%.  The economy added about 146,000 jobs, but labor participation still remains at a depressingly low 63.6%, which clocks in at the second lowest level since Obama took office — [...]

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Jim DeMint is Leaving the Senate

December 6, 2012

As if the situation for conservatives in Congress couldn’t get any worse, it just did.  Jim DeMint, South Carolina Senator and Tea Party bulwark in Congress, is resigning from the Senate in order to head the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.  DeMint should have waited until tomorrow, December 7, for this kind of bombshell [...]

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