Thursday, January 28, 2010

Flashback: The Pelosi Blink Count

Watching Nancy Pelosi clap like a seal throughout the State of the Union last night reminded me of this:

Cheney v. Pelosi: The Blink Count

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

White House on American Anger and Frustration ...

Gibbs: Obama to explain in his SOTU address why "... the American people are angry and frustrated." (video)

I'm quite certain that Americans don't need Gibbs or Obama to tell them why they are "angry and frustrated".  The spin from the White House is summed up succinctly by Obama's comments last week after the stunning Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts ...
"People are angry and they're frustrated.  Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years."

Translation, of course, "Blame Bush".

From the White House spin, to Howard Dean's polling data, to Obama's remarkable ego, they really don't get it.  Obama and his team actually believe that they are the solution to the aforementioned "anger and frustration" rather than the cause of it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

VDH: Obama in Free Fall

Victor Davis Hanson on "B+" Obama:

"On every issue — more bailouts, more stimuli, more deficits, higher taxes, statist health care, cap and trade, diplomatic apologetics, the shunning of natural gas, oil, and nuclear in favor of "millions of green jobs" subsidized by billions in federal "stimulus" — the Obama position polls 5-15 points below 50 percent."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Semper Fidelis

US Marine Corps completes mission in Iraq:
"The few thousand who remain — except for U.S. Embassy guards and advisers in Baghdad — are expected to ship out in a matter of weeks."
But the war in Iraq must be ending in defeat, right Harry Reid?
... no, not exactly.  

But the surge in Iraq couldn't have succeeded, right Obama?
... no, not exactly.

But surely, the evil, imperialist Americans plundered Iraq's oil, right? 
... no, not exactly.

Dow loses 500+ in 3 Day Span

Thanks Obama!

... and on a related note.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Air America Off the Air

If a radio station falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Not anymore ...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Is Obama Already a Political Liability?

Again and again, Obama has presumed that he could accomplish his goals on the power of pure charisma.  Eh, not so much...

- Copenhagen, supporting Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid (fail)
- New Jersey, supporting gubernatorial candidate Jon Corzine (fail)
- Virginia, supporting gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds (fail)
- Massachusetts, supporting Senate candidate Martha Coakley (epic fail)

My, how quickly "B+" Obama's glow has faded.


Martha "Marcia" Coakley is drowning and Ted Kennedy has left the scene ...

Here are the latest polls.

Friday, January 15, 2010

VDH on Unspoken Truths

Victor David Hanson covers a range of topics in 'Truths We Dare Not Speak', including "five propositions that simply have become taboo"...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Massachussetts Senate Race

It would be deliciously ironic if, after calls to name this health care bill after Ted Kennedy, the Democrats lost their super-majority by losing Kennedy's former Senate seat.  The seat is apparently (and quite remarkably) up for grabs in the special election to be held January 19.  Losing that seat could potentially cost the Democrats their bill.

Republican Scott Brown, who trailed Democrat Coakley by over 30 points as recently as November, has steadily cut into that number.  One recent poll showed Brown up by 1 point last week, though that poll seems to be the outlier.  Brown still has to be considered a long shot. 

There should be little doubt though, that even if Brown wins, the Democrats will tie up his confirmation with recounts and other legal delays to give them time to ram through the health care bill with the current majority.

Update: Seating Mass. Senate winner could be delayed.  Secretary of State William Galvin in the past made a very specific exception to accelerate the seating of a Democrat in time to override a Bush veto.  That isn't going to happen this time around - assuming, of course, that the outcome of the election is unfavorable to the Democrats.
"Massachusetts's top election official [Galvin] says it could take weeks to certify the results of the upcoming U.S. Senate special election."

Monday, January 11, 2010

Stossel on Rand

John Stossel discusses Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" in the context of the current political environment:

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