Chicago thug culture rises yet again.
Imagine, just imagine, if similar protests had disrupted Obama campaign rallies.
What’s the murder rate in Chicago these days, anyway?
Stay classy, protesters.
Fear is a big motivator in Republican circles these days. Fear of being labeled obstructionist is one of the primary .
Rather than stand on principle, and fight the continuing tilt into statism, too often Republican officeholders have been more concerned with how they are perceived and portrayed.
Included among these fools are Sen. Thom Tillis of Mississippi and the leader of the Colorado Senate, a fella named Bill Cadman.
Speaking of cads, there are way too many to list here. Most have been in Washington too long.
The latest round in the culture wars is the fight to fill Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. And the Establishment Republicans wonder why Trump is doing so well on the campaign trail.
If they refuse to stand and fight against the leftists, then more and more folks will abandon the GOP and embrace populists such as Donald Trump, even with his many flaws and inadequacies.
It’s such a sad state of affairs that Trump is apparently the best candidate in the Republican field.
Republicans must remember the lessons learned and taught by Bill Buckley:
“A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.”
That well-worn comment that a picture is worth a thousand words may need to be updated for the oft long-winded Obama. Is it wrong to think that the President of the United States — I don’t care who it is — shouldn’t be using a selfie stick?
Is anyone else creeped out by how self-absorbed and narcissistic the president is?
“If you want to get called on, wear the president’s face on your shirt.”
This one is just the latest example in a long parade of comments and behavior.
Madness is an interesting word choice.
The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward attacked President Barack Obama on Wednesday, saying the commander-in-chief’s decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier because of budget cuts is “a kind of madness.”
Most in the media are clearly uncomfortable with Woodward challenging Obama. Attacking their own, one of the Old Guard and a bona fide Nixon enemy, is truly a sign of strange days. Woodward is merely telling the truth, which is dangerous for your career and reputation in these times, particularly for the younger, less experienced reporters who don’t have emeritus status.
Was Woodward referring back to Nixon and Watergate?
“There is something very wrong in this town.”
Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina is incensed after meeting with Obama at the White House.
“I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was “no.”
“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget. This is not rocket science.”
Haley didn’t spare fellow Republicans either.
“There is no leadership. There is no confidence. There is nothing that shows us that they actually care about what they’re doing. What they’re doing is playing games . . . ”
The sequester, modest across-the-board cuts to federal government spending, is looming large on the horizon, and I couldn’t be happier. I just hope it happens. We must get the federal budget under control. Sadly, the money saved ain’t much. The spending orgy continues, climbing by $2.4 trillion during the next decade rather than the $2.5 trillion Obama wants. Much deeper cuts are needed.