For and Against Trump, February 10th, 2017

Trump is no fascist. He is a champion for the forgotten millions John Daniel Davidson On Tuesday, just before the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee and Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions kicked off, an MTV News reporter demonstrated … Continue reading

Obama Lies and Whoppers, January 21st, 2017

Obama’s biggest whoppers Media’s scrutiny of president resumes after 8 years Only hours into his new job, White House press secretary Sean Spicer attacked the media for what he called ”dishonesty” and ”deliberately false reporting.” He specifically challenged the … Continue reading

VIDEO – Trump can not win…, January 15th, 2017

…And were the 2016 election held again today, it shows Trump would avenge his popular-vote loss. What we do know is that Clinton based her entire campaign on the notion that Trump was socially unacceptable and dangerously unqualified. We … Continue reading

What Putin is up to…, January 11th, 2017

A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was smoking a cigarette while we watched Southeast DC hipsters … Continue reading

Steve Bannon racist, December 3rd, 2016

Combative, Populist Steve Bannon Found His Man in Donald Trump Steve Bannon racist

Bill blames Hill, November 16th, 2016

To be sure, these hidden supporters make up only a small portion of Trump voters, but they were the critical group that defied predictions and helped propel Mr. Trump to victory. President Obama suggests Hillary Clinton is to blame … Continue reading

Putin wants revenge and respect, November 2nd, 2016

Putin’s goal is both stealthy and simple: the end of the West as a coherent cultural and political entity. Russia loathes the idea that the rich democracies of North America and Europe should run the world. Their rules-based international order … Continue reading

USC 18 pants on fire, October 26th, 2016

disqus_v4rgPK0pzT  • 34 minutes ago At this point, anybody who can still support Hillary Clinton has the same mental problems as a woman who stays with a wife beater. Hillary and her rapist husband are criminals who should already be in … Continue reading

Obama the Great, October 9th, 2016

ed honolulu 7 hours ago Obama’s superficiality as a leader is reflected in his self-consciously cool comic delivery. He’s always standing to the side and commenting, never jumping in, never getting his hands dirty, never engaging the common run of man, but … Continue reading

Trump US, October 6th, 2016

That’s not to say all this will come to pass, only that at this point that Trump has managed to squander — through self-inflicted wounds — whatever assets he seemed to have before his latest descent began. He has run … Continue reading

MORE Divided than Ever, June 1st, 2016

Trump is a nominal Republican. Sanders is a nominal Democrat. Obama is a nominal president. Jos Callinet 10:11 PM EDT [Edited] It is remarkable how greatly the divided nature of the American electorate has come to dominate the Democratic Party … Continue reading

Crooked Hillary, May 28th, 2016

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal Ferdelance 5/26/2016 10:59 PM EDT Sorry, Hillary. There are many voters like me who will not overlook your misdeeds, lying and incompetence. I voted for Obama twice and would probably … Continue reading

Trump according too…, May 4th, 2016

Ex-Trump workers describe egocentric micromanager: ‘Donald loves Donald’ Interviews with former employees point to detail-obsessed boss with little regard for diversity or low-level staff: ‘His identity is wrapped around being a winner’ Trump according too…

Paying for Illegal Immigration, April 16th, 2016

Half of immigrant-led households collect welfare as admission rules go unenforced Victor Davis Hanson commentary: ‘Ethnic ‘elites’ favor loose immigration policies Friday May 13, 2016 5:00 AM Support for, or opposition to, mass immigration is apparently a class … Continue reading

RICH fAt an’ stoopid, April 4th, 2016

Erick Erickson A lot of Trump voters have failed at life and blame others for their own poor decisions. They’re using Trump as a vehicle for revenge. 7:08 AM – 1 Apr 2016 Donald Trump is a flawed candidate. … Continue reading

Ted Cruz le douche televangelist, March 13th, 2016

Who Is The Real Ted Cruz? Vladimir Lenin said, “There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.” I can’t think of a better description … Continue reading

The essence of Trump, February 17th, 2016

“People here don’t necessarily believe Trump or Sanders is the best candidate to actually be president, but they are the best antidote to the main problem, which is the political parties,” said Ottumwa’s state senator, Mark Chalgren, who calls himself a nominal Republican and chooses not to make his own choice for president public. Continue reading

Trump speech in Arkansas, February 3rd, 2016

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State of the Union, February 1st, 2016

For the vast majority of those who make their living in politics, most notably those in Washington, it is nothing more than a path to personal riches. Our system is so completely dominated by moneyed interests there is no room for honest, decent people looking to improve things. Continue reading

Desperate Democrats Trash Trump, January 30th, 2016

Scapegoats? Illegal immigration is related to many of the problems we face, if not their cause, ranging from unemployment and depressed wages to access to healthcare to overcrowded underfunded schools to environmental degradation to national security to corruption at every level. Illegal aliens get their share of the blame. Continue reading

bimbo eruptions, January 7th, 2016

As we revisit the exploits of Saturday Night Bill and listen to biographer Taylor Branch’s taped private rumination after his series of interviews with the former president, the obvious question arises: Was the 42nd president a sociopath? Sociopaths are often … Continue reading

One Party of the rich, by the rich and for the rich, December 11th, 2015

var sharebutton_is_horizontal = false; document.write(”); document.write(” “); social share buttonsdocument.write(“”); Democracy and the Policy Preferences of Wealthy Americans The richest 20 Americans are as wealthy as half of the entire U.S. population combined Wealthiest 20 Americans, with combined net … Continue reading

ISIS Isil daeSH poliTics, November 21st, 2015

var sharebutton_is_horizontal = false; document.write(”); document.write(” “); social share buttonsdocument.write(“”); ISIS is not a social issue. You don’t kill 130 people in Paris because you lost your job or never had one. It is ideological. It must therefore be fought … Continue reading

What is wrong with our politicians?, November 17th, 2015

var sharebutton_is_horizontal = false; document.write(”); document.write(” “); social share buttonsdocument.write(“”); Clinton’s debate performance leaves trail of fodder for political adversaries It was not a tricky question, but Hillary Rodham Clinton found a way to make it so. Toward the end … Continue reading

Hillary pinned down, November 8th, 2015

If there was a place where Clinton’s message of building on the Obama legacy might click, might make converts, it was surely Minnesota, where unemployment had sunk below 4 percent and health-insurance coverage had reached 95 percent. It was surely … Continue reading

1965 blame the Democrats FACTact, October 8th, 2015

How a 1965 immigration reform created illegal immigration From 1980 to 2010, the Border Patrol budget rose 16 times, despite the fact that the number of attempted undocumented entries was not itself rising. Faced with the significant risks of crossing … Continue reading

Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad, October 1st, 2015

Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad SEPT. 25, 2015 Steven Rattner HER silver tongue honed by decades in corporate marketing, Carly Fiorina has used two debates, and a steely determination on the campaign trail, to climb near the top of … Continue reading

Hillary Unclassified, September 13th, 2015

Not exactly a packed house for @HillaryClinton women’s event in Columbus. Why Are Women Ditching Hillary? Earlier this year Hillary Clinton seemed to have the female vote locked down, so why is she now having to work so hard … Continue reading

Jebuardo and George, September 5th, 2015

One good thing about Donald Trump’s campaign: it’s ruining Jeb Bush Joe Francis 3d ago Trump is an a##ehole, but he’s also what you get in political systems completely controlled by “progressive” people of a liberal disposition with a “white … Continue reading

Dick Cheney and other LIARS, August 28th, 2015

Cheney ’94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire onebluenine 4 months ago (edited) He actually did a fine job of explaining precisely what would happen when he and his colleagues in the GW Bush admin turned around and ignored all that … Continue reading

Iran nuke deal yes no, July 16th, 2015

“He [Jacques Audibert], basically said, if Congress votes this down, there will be some saber-rattling and some chaos for a year or two, but in the end nothing will change and Iran will come back to the table to negotiate … Continue reading

Vote for John Kasich, June 10th, 2015

The 2016 campaign’s new straight shooter: John Kasich Continue reading

All Bozos on the Clown Bus, May 20th, 2015

“Agents say that it’s a business relationship. It’s not a marriage at all. It’s a total fake, like everything else about Hillary. It’s just a big show and a scam.” PopFisher 5/21/2015 11:46 PM EDT I am a life-long … Continue reading

Phony Bulloney, April 16th, 2015

Hillary Clinton Wrong On Family’s Immigration History, Records Show Continue reading

Where is Obama?, September 27th, 2014

Nonetheless, it was Obama who set himself the task of becoming a transformational political figure in the mould of Ronald Reagan or JFK. “I think we are in one of those fundamentally different times right now where people think that things, the way they are going, just aren’t working,” he said. It was he who donned the mantles of “hope” and “change”. Continue reading

You got what you voted for, August 23rd, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, an early Obama backer, noted that “for him, eating his spinach is schmoozing with elected officials.” Continue reading

Don’t bet on the Democrats, August 11th, 2014

Dana Milbank: Obama vacations as the world burns This doesn’t mean the Democratic Party can’t win in 2014 or 2016. Its technical operations and ability to vilify its opposition are second to none. But as a political force it … Continue reading

Don’t bet on the Republicans, August 10th, 2014

The GOP’s amateur hour By Richard Cohen, Published: April 14 Not to put too fine a point on it, but what has Rand Paul ever done? Oh, sure, he’s a member of the U.S. Senate, but only a freshman, and … Continue reading

Don’t bet on politicians, August 6th, 2014

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. To lodge all power in one party and keep it … Continue reading

The Know Nothing President-cy, October 29th, 2013

Rob Reiner aka Meathead: ‘Obama Is Right Around Where Reagan Was’ Politically Obama out of credibility — on domestic and foreign policy As many as 80% of people who don’t have a company-hosted plan or insurance through the Medicare … Continue reading

Explaining the Tea Party, October 3rd, 2013

Shutdown crisis ignores the real problems Continue reading

Gridlock Corruption Bureaucracy Politics, September 24th, 2013

The calls and e-mails from top executives came toward the end of each month, former managers at USIS recalled. The company needed to swiftly complete investigating security clearances for the government in order to reach its monthly revenue goal, the … Continue reading

Forward with Obama, August 19th, 2013

Losing the Room 6 budget fights fail to shake old spending habits The root of Washington’s ills By Fareed Zakaria, Published: August 1 The hottest political book of the summer, “This Town” by Mark Leibovich, is being read … Continue reading

Honest Abe Savior and Martyr, April 4th, 2013

The chair in which Abraham Lincoln was shot has been on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, for 85 years. On April 15, it will be removed from its encasing to be displayed for the 150th anniversary … Continue reading

Four More Years, January 22nd, 2013

The country needs a president who can do more than advance, incrementally, a partisan agenda. An Obama who could somehow rally the country to restructure Medicare and Social Security so they can endure through the 21st century might be a … Continue reading

Why Romney Lost, January 2nd, 2013

From doubts to confidence to defeat Mitt Romney, with his wife, Ann, and son Tagg, does a walk-through before a debate in New Hampshire in October 2011. When 12 members of the family voted on whether Romney should run for … Continue reading

Fiscal Cliff is here, December 31st, 2012

Originally posted: 10/25/12 Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, more than 26 million households will for the first time face the AMT, which threatens to tack $3,700, on average, onto taxpayers’ bills for the current tax year. … Continue reading

The Connected Class con, December 29th, 2012

In Congress, relatives lobby on bills before family members Labor big a real heavy sleeper Just another doze at the office for union’s ‘scarf-&-snore’ prez IT’S A DREAM JOB: Mark Rosenthal, who pulls in $156,000 a year as head … Continue reading

Dick Morris predicts the election, November 20th, 2012

Prediction: Romney 325, Obama 213 By Dick Morris on November 5, 2012 Published on on November 5, 2012 Yup. That’s right. A landslide for Romney approaching the magnitude of Obama’s against McCain. That’s my prediction. On Sunday, we changed … Continue reading

Fiscal Cliff Cometh, October 25th, 2012

Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, more than 26 million households will for the first time face the AMT, which threatens to tack $3,700, on average, onto taxpayers’ bills for the current tax year. Because those people … Continue reading

What Does Romney Stand For, October 21st, 2012

None of the analyses do what Romney’s campaign says: show that his tax plan is sound. Continue reading

State of our Democracy, September 11th, 2012

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. A. Lincoln Continue reading

Fact Check, September 2nd, 2012

Alexis de Tocqueville observed: “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.” Every four years … Continue reading

What you think about Romney, August 6th, 2012

Romney’s penchant for remarks and behaviors that are false, dumb, tone-deaf, ill-advised, pandering, implausible, awkward, regressive, out of touch or some blend of the above… Continue reading

Grover Norquist, July 28th, 2012

Grover Norquist, GOP ayatollah, is losing his grip on the party,0,7052403.story “Anyone who has followed the debate about how to reduce our debt and deal with with the tough issues of entitlement reform has likely heard the name Grover … Continue reading

Romney and His Record, July 7th, 2012

Dude, not releasing your tax returns is a super boring way to rebel against your dad. Continue reading

Obama and His Record, July 6th, 2012

Because almost everything Obama said in his speech was false. Continue reading

Arab Spring update, July 5th, 2012

Egyptian Sociologist Saadudin Ibrahim: The Muslim Brotherhood Is Hijacking the Revolution, More Dangerous than the Salafis Egypt’s Islamists Tread Lightly, but Skeptics Squirm By ROD NORDLAND Published: July 28, 2012 Egypt: Presidential loser Ahmed Shafik leaves as graft … Continue reading

Egypt Spring Election, June 16th, 2012

Egyptians voted on Saturday in the first free presidential election in their history that for many poses an unpalatable choice between a military man who served deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak or an Islamist who says he is running for God. Continue reading

Obama supports gay marriage, May 10th, 2012

President Obama’s long, tortuous metamorphosis on same-sex marriage finally reached its evolved state right in between stinky cheese and “General Hospital.” Continue reading

Romney and Afghanistan, May 2nd, 2012

Mitt Romney’s position on the war in Afghanistan will be familiar to those who have followed him, or tried to, on health-care reform.

In both cases — two of the biggest domestic and foreign policy issues of this year’s election campaign — he criticizes President Barack Obama for essentially having the same policy as Romney himself.

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Opinion about Romney, April 27th, 2012

Among the attributes I most envy in a public man (or woman) is the ability to lie. If that ability is coupled with no sense of humor, you have the sort of man who can be a successful football coach, a CEO or, when you come right down to it, a presidential candidate. Such a man is Mitt Romney.
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Facts about Mitt Romney, March 19th, 2012

Mitt Romney is like a comedian without a joke or a punch line. Continue reading

Declaration on Iran, March 4th, 2012

Hormuz is the largest gateway to oil, controlling access to one fifth of the world’s oil supply When Christopher Columbus (1492) sailed across the Atlantic and Vasco da Gama (1497) sailed around Africa into the Indian Ocean, both explorers held … Continue reading

Facts about Rick Santorum, February 22nd, 2012

In his 2005 book, “It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good,” he lectured women who choose to work outside the home, writing that “the purported need to provide things for their children simply provides a convenient rationalization for … Continue reading

Opinion about Newt Gingrich, January 26th, 2012

Pat Buchanan: Reagan White House saw Newt as ‘something of a political opportunist’ Joe Scarborough On Gingrich: ‘This Guy Is Not Fit To Be President Of The United States’ Winnowing the Field 12/14/11 22:32 ROOK: DECEMBER 14, 2011 … Continue reading

Ron Paul, January 20th, 2012 Ron Paul reminds me of some 30s character actor in black and white. The Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate in 1988 has dveloped a fervent cult following that perhaps has developed into a lasting movement. His small government goals are … Continue reading

Romney no military service, January 17th, 2012

Top conservative activist Richard A. Viguerie in a Saturday statement scoffed at Romney’s description of his own tenure as Massachusetts governor as “severely conservative” in a Friday speech to CPAC. Viguerie insisted that in 50 years of work in Republican … Continue reading

Obama abandons white working class, December 9th, 2011

GROWING INFLUENCE: HOW RACE AFFECTED THE 2012 ELECTIONS How does the total number of votes break down by race in 2012? White 72 per cent of voters African American 13 per cent Hispanic 10 per cent Asian 3 per cent … Continue reading

Supercommittee FAILure, November 28th, 2011

Based upon what I’ve read and heard, common sense and intuition, it’s clear that the “super committee” failed to reach a deal for the good of the country because the Publicans continue bleating their same lame reason for refusing to … Continue reading

Chronology of Failure, November 21st, 2011

When was the last time you heard a politician announce: “I don’t care if I get re-elected!” “Let’s do what’s right for the country…” Career politicians are more concerned with keeping their job rather than doing their job. . In … Continue reading

Flavor of the month Herman Cain, November 18th, 2011

Herman Cain unwittingly takes lie detector test and PASSES… after private investigator examines his speech with $15,000 software Remember when the Chris Matthews crowd painted the Tea Party with their ideological tar brush of racism? Support for Herman Cain proves … Continue reading

Chris Christie don’t bet on it, October 4th, 2011

John Wisniewski, chairman of the New Jersey State Democratic party, said he would be a very flawed candidate. “He carries a particular liability,” he said. “If you look at all of his town hall meetings, all of his public appearances, … Continue reading

Egypt in reality, October 3rd, 2011

According to the Athenian, ideal (Pericles), democracy is a form of government whereby power is exercised in the common interest of the many rather than the few. In our own day, this democractic ideal has waned until now all citizens … Continue reading

Facts Rick Perry cronyism etc, September 16th, 2011

Have To Admit I Was Wrong – thought Perry would do better. 1-4-12 / 1:10 AM The following are facts about the (un)known quantity from Texas. Mark it down, he’ll survive to run spots against Mitt Romney; it ain’t over … Continue reading

SAD Obama, September 7th, 2011

Robert Redford disappointed in Obama Obama’s approval rating in the Post/ABC poll is 43 percent, the lowest in this survey. But that of Republicans in Congress is 28 percent. Obama’s approval rating in the WSJ/NBC News poll is 44 … Continue reading

Arab Spring Reality, August 29th, 2011

Heat-Seeking Missiles Are Missing From Libyan Arms Stockpile Among the missiles taken away were 480 Russian-built SA-24s, designed for use against modern warplanes, which the US had been attempting to block from falling into Iranian hands, and the older … Continue reading

Facts about the debt deal, August 2nd, 2011

In the opinion of this Washington Post columnist, our representatives in Washington have accomplished the following: Assuming no hiccups in the House — and that might be a big assumption — we’ve got a deal. The deficit-reduction side includes $1 … Continue reading

Wisdom about Fools, July 19th, 2011

In a previous post, this blog stated: Peggy Noonan has written recently that the country has reached an “existential challenge” regarding the debt ceiling, yet our leaders in Washington choose to dither instead of engaging in order to resolve this … Continue reading

Comment on the debt limit crisis, July 4th, 2011

Observing the made for TV drama this summer, The Perpetual Campaign, will they or won’t they raise the debt limit in time, is not exactly like waiting for Godot. Eventually, a deal will be made, a compromise has to be … Continue reading

Truth to power The People, April 22nd, 2011

Truth to power – The People Poll: 78 percent of Americans oppose Medicare spending cut to reduce U.S. Debt The Medicare Monster An entitlement problem too big to ignore SEP 26, 2011, VOL. 17, NO. 02 • BY YUVAL LEVIN The … Continue reading

Likely Libya Outcome, April 6th, 2011

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan rebels want to install a parliamentary democracy in place of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, one of their top leaders said Sunday, dismissing Western fears that their movement could be hijacked by Islamic extremists. …”Libyans as … Continue reading

Arab Spring in April, April 1st, 2011

WEAKest President in History, March 23rd, 2011

BARACK OBAMA: THE WEAKEST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY? Friday March 18, 2011 By Anna Pukas INEFFECTUAL, invisible, unable to honour pledges and now blamed for letting Gaddafi off the hook. Why Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we … Continue reading

Obama Scorecard, January 13th, 2011

The thrill is gone A Return to Normalcy By ROSS DOUTHAT Published: December 26, 2010 Over the past three years, American politics has been dominated by a liberal fantasy and a conservative freakout. The fantasy was the idea that Barack … Continue reading

Bush Book Decision Points, November 18th, 2010

Bush Book Decision Points Unprecedented recession, endless wars, unrestrained spending with the result the federal debt more than doubled from 2001 – 2009, George Bush has already been judged by history. George Bush believes that he will be decedent, dead, … Continue reading

Republican Mandate?, November 10th, 2010

Republicans assume they have a knockdown mandate due to the result of last week’s election. They are prepared to force their cut at any cost agenda upon President Obama while Democrats stand aside as the loyal opposition. In reality, Republican … Continue reading

More of the Same?, November 5th, 2010

Uncertainty upsets markets and consumers, who become cautious. Wage-earners who have become worried about losing their source of income save money and don’t spend as freely as before 2008. They try to pay down debt which eats into disposable income. … Continue reading

Obama no sense of humor, November 3rd, 2010

Disappointment on the Left concerning President Obama’s performance in office is palpable. In column after column, the president of change is criticized by those who most likely voted for him. The transformational post-racial president who could inspire on the campaign … Continue reading

Broken Government Serves Politicians, October 25th, 2010

Columnists, through their travels and with their contacts, command a more detailed perspective on current affairs than the general public. The following is an important column written by Robert J. Samuelson. It spells out in detail why the government is … Continue reading

Tea Party Hearty, October 21st, 2010

During the current election cycle, cultural anger and frustration over the flaccid economy has produced anti-incumbent fervor among conservatives, libertarians, evangelicals and independent voters. This anti-tax and spending discontent has been directed primarily against the party in power, incumbent Democrats. … Continue reading

Zero Some Game, October 14th, 2010

No question. No political science degree is required. Common sense recognizes that the political mechanism governing our country from the District of Columbia is broken. The problem is not Democrats who spend too much or Republicans who tax too little, … Continue reading