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He knows what he’s doing, “he got bin Laden”

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2011
I knew this was coming.  It only was a matter of time. During a Great American Panel on Hannity tonight John Fund and Hannity were hammering the point that Obama doesn’t know how to negotiate in good faith.  One of them mentioned Donald Trump’s criticism that Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing…
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Jane Hamsher is right about S&P playing politics

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2011
Not often that I praise Jane Hamsher, but she is right that S&P improperly has injected itself into the political process: Standard and Poors is evidently meeting with high-stakes gamblers and letting them know where to place their bets as they manipulate the global economy. But they are also playing a much more…
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Pence – Keep open mind on Boehner plan

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2011
It would be very hard to call Mike Pence a RINO or a sellout, so when he says to take the Boehner plan seriously, I think it’s worth a listen: Remember, it’s the end game that matters.
 

Debt Ceiling Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2011
The day is young, but I think this one by Jazz Shaw is going to be hard to top: Looks like it’s time for @iowahawkblog to man up.
 

Our Obama problem far exceeds our spending problem

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2011
Mitch McConnell had it right a couple of weeks ago when he made the following statement: A “real solution” to U.S. fiscal problems isn’t possible as long as President Barack Obama remains in office, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, heightening the rhetoric surrounding the debt-ceiling debate…. “But after years of discussions…
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How long can Romney wait?

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2011
Wait? He hasn’t waited, you say, he’s declared and raising more money than anyone else.  He’s simply playing the role of presumptive nominee, which explains his seemingly low-key public strategy.  Let other lesser contenders gain TV face time for now, the primaries are a long way off. But as reported by Byron York, that strategy has…
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Female bumper sticker humor

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2011
I guess. Thanks to reader Cat who sent this photo and message: Not political but funny–turnabout is fair play I suppose?  Instead of nekkid lady mudflaps we get nekkid trucker on minivan!!!
 

CBO Score – Boehner Plan Falls Short

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
This actually is good news.  It gives Boehner a chance to reconfigure his plan to give confidence that there really will be $1.2 trillion in cuts. Via National Journal, the CBO scored the plan as written at only $850 billion in savings: House Speaker John Boehner’s debt-ceiling plan would cut $150 billion less…
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Norwegian Ambassador makes a terrorism distinction without a difference

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
These statements by Norway’s Ambassador to Israel are deeply troubling, particularly at this time (via Israel Matzav): Norway’s ambassador to Israel drew distinctions between the Oslo and Utoeya massacres and Palestinian terrorism. Svein Sevje said in an Israeli newspaper interview Tuesday that while the Norwergian bomb and gun rampages that killed 76 people…
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Obama’s base is trapped

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
Because they have no where to go, and will hold their noses, lean forward, and give the lever a pull (or more likely, push a button). So I discount the ultimate importance of this report that Obama is losing his base: With the 2012 presidential election just over 465 days away, President Obama…
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Two-step program

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
Here’s the analysis by James Pethokoukoukis (via @irishspy): Now is not time to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Neither the Reid budget plan nor the Boehner budget plan packs the fiscal wallop of Cut, Cap and Balance. But significant progress on cutting debt can still be made before…
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They will convince no one outside of their small circle of friends

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
The past several days have seen a feeding frenzy by the mainstream media and left-blogosphere trying to blame Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for the murder of dozens of innocents in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik.  It was a horrific crime which deserves universal condemnation. The theory goes that because Geller and…
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The newest of the great religions

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
I don’t usually post bumper sticker photos that have appeared elsewhere, but this one was sent by blog friend Bruce at Where Are My Keys and seems particularly ironic in light of Obama’s speech last night. Which of the world’s great religions depicted on this version of the iconic Coexist bumper sticker seems…
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Obama Debt Crisis Speech In One Sentence

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
….  I’m not going to be ignored, John, or blamed.
 

Another Obama speech tonight

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
Or is it a press conference, not that there’s much of a difference. Via NY Times: President Obama, continuing to make use of his unique White House bully pulpit, will address the nation on Monday night on the “stalemate over avoiding default and the best approach to cutting deficits,” Jay Carney, the press…
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A crazy thought

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
Charles Gasparino, writing in The NY Post: Obama’s crew loves chaos What a crazy thought.  Never crossed my mind.
 

A media bias trade

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
While journalists at mainstream media publications regularly tout their professionalism and lack of bias, the people who consume their services see the bias for what it is: Likely voters hold a dismal view of the news media, generally regarding reporters as biased, unethical and too close to the politicians they purport to…
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