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There He Goes Again: Jimmy Carter’s Thirty Year Old Wound

October 26, 2010

During his latest rounds on MSNBC, the former worst President in my lifetime Jimmy Carter argued that he would have defeated Ronald Reagan in 1980 if John Anderson had not run as a third party candidate.  How embarrassing. What Carter either forgets or chooses to ignore is that John Anderson was a Republican who Reagan [...]

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Welfare State Burns in France

October 18, 2010

The major issue all Western nations must deal with in the 21st Century is addressing the gap between what our governments (the “welfare state”, “social democracy”, or “big government”) have promised their constituents and those government’s ability to make good on their promises.  No country will be immune, and America’s moment is coming. Not everyone [...]

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Bush Would “Do It Again”

June 3, 2010

Sometimes I miss Dubya.  Yeah, his speech delivery made me wince a lot, and yes his “compassionate conservatism” sounded a lot like watered-down liberalism in retrospect, and yes the “Ownership Society” of universal home-ownership contributed to (he wasn’t alone in all that) the biggest economic bubble in human history, but I do miss the other [...]

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Happy President’s Day

February 15, 2010

Every year we take a day to pay homage to our 44 Presidents on the third Monday in February.  We used to have both Lincoln and Washington’s birthday off, but with the addition of the observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday as a federal holiday in 1983 we meshed the two birthday’s together into President’s [...]

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Jimmy Carter Joins the “Racist” Chorus

September 16, 2009

Jimmy Carter is a bitter old coot and much of what he says either makes most people roll their eyes or remind them bitterly of those dark years before Reagan.  However, sensing a kindred mess in Obama and feeling very comfortable with the Obamabots at NBC, Carter plays the race card as blatant as one can: [...]

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Labor Day Starting Line

September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!  As the official last day of Summer (from a cultural perspective), it’s time to get the barbecue and beer out one last time before closing up the pool and settling into weekends lost on the couch watching football. This is also the last day of Summer from a political point of view:  [...]

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I’m Not Listening to Another Bush

May 4, 2009

Some Republican leaders have been busy going on a “listening tour.”  I get it.  Our leaders need direction.  So, Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are among those trying to get their face out there between now and the 2012 election cycle, while those like elected representative Eric Cantor are trying to find real consensus to counter [...]

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Obama’s Logic in Latin America

April 19, 2009

What’s he getting at I wonder?  See, I’m trying to look passed the obvious — Obama wants other countries to like us so much he’s willing to throw away our long-held principles against left-wing dictatorships in our own hemisphere for temporary political gain.  Like his ideological predecessor, Jimmy Carter, Obama will undoubtedly learn that getting [...]

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Steyn on the Stimulus Bill

February 7, 2009

Mark Steyn, author of the funny yet eerie, America Alone, subbed for Rush Limbaugh for two days this week while Rush was on vacation.  He’s always entertaining on Rush and I wish he’d sub more often.  However, writing a piece in the OC Register, Steyn gives his take on the faltering view of Obama the [...]

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The Evils of Protectionism

February 3, 2009

Obama has pledged throughout the campaign to “renew our image throughout the world” through foreign policy. Yet now, as part of the Economic Stimulus bill, he will be engaging in economic protectionism, requiring all goods bought as part of the stimulus projects (such as steel, iron, and manufactured goods) be U.S. based. This will both [...]

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Obama’s Solution: “Only Government” Can Save Us

January 8, 2009

The One just gave us a not-so-cheery speech today on the nation’s economic situation and how He will fix our problems through obnoxious levels of government spending since “only government” can fix our problems. So, on the theme of Presidential Inaugurations, we just heard Obama assert his firm belief that the only thing we have to [...]

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Look Who Showed Up to Lunch

January 7, 2009

From right to left Jimmah, Bubba, Dubya, The Emperor Zero Most High Merciful and Beneficent Lord Barack Hussein Obama, and Bush 41 all had lunch together at the White House today.  This kind of lunch encounter hasn’t happened since Reagan had Nixon, Ford and Jimmah over to chat too back in the day.   Today, the President Club ate [...]

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Ryan’s Take on Last Night’s Debacle

November 5, 2008

For the record, I believe Sal is right on with his critique of the failures of Republicans to embrace the time-tested Conservative path to victory, and I also firmly agree with Mike that our innate happiness should not be determined by the outcomes of elections.  I can’t really add too much more to the discussion [...]

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Where Does Obama Stand on Gun Rights?

June 29, 2008

We’ve all seen the video from February where Obama agreed wholeheartedly with the 32-year-old DC gun ban, then when the Supreme Court interpreted the 2nd Amendment to mean what it says last week, he was for that too even though it overturned the 32-year-old DC gun ban. This incident recently reminded me of something my [...]

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McCain’s $300 Million Prize

June 23, 2008

John McCain, if elected President, would offer a $300 million prize for any company or individual that produces a car battery which leapfrogs over the current wimpy ones on the market.  I like the approach.  Here’s my take: Telling us that in order to eventually get away from gas, the government will encourage innovation by giving a [...]

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Historians: McCain’s Going to Lose

June 15, 2008

According to this Politico story, historians (mostly liberal ones rooting for Obama I sure) give McCain a small chance of winning in the Fall.  (The rest of this post may seem like a little inside baseball if you’re not an historian.) One historian compared this election to 1932, when FDR trounced Hoover.  Another compared it [...]

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Carter Gives Advice to Obama

June 4, 2008

Don’t do it, dude!  Just don’t do it!  That was the gist of Jimmah Carter’s advice to Obama.  “It” being Obama naming She Who Must Not Be Named as Veep.  However, others have a different point of view, saying that putting the She-Witch on the ticket could unite the party!  Or it could, as Carter [...]

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The Democrat Race… as of Right Now

June 3, 2008

Barack Obama is on the verge of officially claiming victory over She Who Must Not Be Named.  This morning MSNBC was reporting that insiders believed SWMNBN was going to effectively drop out tonight.  Then, denials from the campaign.  No shock from NBC, the media wing of Obama’s campaign, for running with the rumors. Later today, talk of a [...]

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An Early Wake Up Call For Republicans

May 6, 2008

Newt Gingrich issued this “wake up call” to national Republicans in an attempt to prevent electoral disaster this Fall.  Newt makes a series of great points in this article (even a shout-out to Boris Johnson!) about the impending train-wreck, but also offers 9 solutions to the Republican conundrum facing the party this Fall.  I believe [...]

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Despite Outcry, Jimmah Set to Visit Hamas Leader

April 12, 2008

By now most of you have heard that Jimmah Carter is going to Syria next week, where he’s most likely going to meet up with an exiled Hamas leader, Khaled Mashaal.  Jimmah, who has called Israel “an apartheid state” in the past and continues to be predictably on the wrong side of history, becomes the [...]

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Two Welcome Endorsements for Obama

April 3, 2008

Here are two endorsements that came out for Obama today that should make Republicans feel a little bit better about November.  With high-profile friends like these in today’s political climate, who needs enemies! “Hanoi Jane” Fonda (Fox News Photo): And Jimmah Carter (well, kind of… read the first link)! (AP photo)

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