davidl on January 27th, 2015

From Jeff Zeleny. ABC News: Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said Tuesday he still intended to summon former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify as part of the investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya that killed four Americans. “Every witness who has […]

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davidl on January 15th, 2015

She had me at hello. from Weekly Standard: WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Will Joni make em […]

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davidl on January 3rd, 2015

Two political campaigns, albeit both losing, two political icons, one national and one partisan. and two speeches. Up first Mario Cuomo at age 52 in 1984, video: Next, Ronald Reagan at age 53 in 1964, video: Compare and contrast, funny Cuomo’s speech is the singular speech for which is noted In contrast, Reagan’s speech was […]

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davidl on December 29th, 2014

I don’t get to pick the next President.  Rather all I can do it to support the best alternative.   Such is life.   I am not now, nor expect to be a Jeb Bush fan.   That said, Bush’s emergence been encouraging Washington (CNN) — Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front […]

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davidl on October 22nd, 2014

Video: As a candidate Chris Christie has much, very much, (too much?) for which to account and atone.  Yet as a republican, at least he is firing back at the democrat and media mythology.  Bully for Chris.

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davidl on August 26th, 2014

I agree with Professor Glenn Reynolds that our police are too militarized, both in hardware and mindset.   However, I’d think twice before lauding his supporters on this issue, from Useless Toady: Often, if you wait long enough, an idea comes around. Back in 2006, I wrote a piece for Popular Mechanics on how the federal […]

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davidl on August 22nd, 2014

Truth be known, I am not a fan of republican congressmen named King, but a stopped clock is right twice a day, from, Mediaite: Most elected officials have been extremely hesitant to condemn the people of Ferguson, Missouri, who have been protesting for nearly two weeks over the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown […]

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davidl on August 15th, 2014

Sir Robert Peel: The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties Source. Mary Katherine Ham: Hot Air: We ask more of police in a free society than creating militarized zones out of tough situations. […]

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davidl on June 14th, 2014

Chris Christie may or may not be too fat to be president, he however is too stupid to be president, via ABC News: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denouncing comments by fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry comparing homosexuality to alcoholism in which people can choose to change their behavior. Perry said earlier this […]

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Eric Cantor wasted to be Speaker of the House.   In the process, he forgot to  represent Virginia District 7, from Erick Erickson, Redstate: Cantor lost his race because he was running for Speaker of the House of Representatives while his constituents wanted a congressman. The tea party and conservatives capitalized on that with built up […]

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davidl on May 23rd, 2014

So what besides being the daughter of a genuine war hero and political traitor has Meghan McCain ever done to deserve the media spotlight?   From Politico: Meghan McCain was sharply critical of Karl Rove during an interview with Larry King, going so far as to say she hates him and that he needs to apologize […]

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davidl on May 20th, 2014

Snark of the Day by Sarah Palin: Hey! Hillary’s brain is off-limits! Leave her health records alone! Democrats are right – scouring records of a female candidate is just politics of personal destruction, and for the media to engage in it would be unfair, unethical, and absolutely UNPRECEDENTED. You can’t probe a woman like that […]

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davidl on May 16th, 2014

Professor Jacobson must remember the joker we elected governor of New York. so he links excerpts from the Idaho primary debate, video: Reax and regale defense, Clayton Cramer: The May 15, 2014 Daily Mail covers the Idaho governor’s Republican primary debate, and has great fun feeling superior to us.  You might get the impression that […]

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davidl on April 12th, 2014

Forty Three shows a deft touch. video: Hat tip:  Nice Deb. I think that George W. Bush would do a better job on the Late Show than Colbert.   Bush is funnier.

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davidl on April 1st, 2014

Is a Bush v. Clinton grudge match looming?  From Politico: Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush may not agree on much, but they surely recognize they need each other in 2016. Only the nomination of both for president by their respective parties makes the dynasty issue go away. While Clinton has long led her party’s 2016 […]

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