All Posts Tagged With: "Republicans"

The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace

The Wall Street Journal states the bloody obvious:

According to recent Gallup polls, the president’s average approval rating is below 30% — down from his 90% approval in the wake of 9/11. Mr. Bush has endured relentless attacks from the left while facing abandonment from the right.

This is the price Mr. Bush is paying for trying to work with both Democrats and Republicans. During his 2004 victory speech, the president reached out to voters who supported his opponent, John Kerry, and said, “Today, I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent. To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support, and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do


What Conservatives Stand For

Thursday morning’s Wall Street Journal featured an opinion piece from Karl Rove titled “The GOP Must Stand for Something“.  The piece is well focused on the most critical battleground we face this year: Congressional seats.

In the midst of watching the melee within the Democratic Party, the scant attacks by the MSM against McCain, and the vain attempts by Ron Paul and others to disrupt the Presidential Election process, largely unfocused are we yet on the 35 Senate seats (23 currently held by Republicans) and the length and width of the House of Representatives whom we will be voting for this November.

My angst over the lack of attention to the branch of government that actually makes law in this country grows each …


Republicans Try To Make Things Right – Not So Much

What a day. I’m sorry, but politically, not one that I’m proud of:

1) Alphonso Jackson resigns as HUD secretary (effective April 18). Few doubt there is something to allegations of favoritism. See my previous posting on the temptations of power.

2) Henry Paulson presents a plan to overhaul the Fed that is not well received. Criticisms run all over the map. My criticism remains simple: the Government cannot save everyone from their mistakes. This looks like the beginning of the end of free markets to me. I need to review the content before I make any more detailed assessments, however, you should watch your wallet and your Constitution. It’s perhaps positive that Paulson recognizes that this kind of change cannot happen quickly, but the …


The Democrats Are In Disarray

This had been a disconcerting election year so far, and certainly we still have a long road ahead, but the state of the Democratic Party, and the latest Gallup Poll, are giving me reason to smile today.

Democrats really don’t know what they want any longer.  They’ve found themselves stuck with either a chronic liar, or worse yet, a huge unknown.

Hillary has now found herself in the position where many party leaders are finding it difficult to back her up on her “misstatement” about running from sniper fire while visiting Bosnia as First Lady (Peggy Noonan has a great assessment of Clinton’s current political state of affairs).  It’s interesting to watch the party suddenly stare in shell-shocked disbelief.

And although Obama is …


No-fault Credit

Today we got to see some of the substance of Barack Obama’s plan for solving the current economic crisis.  Both Reuters and the Wall Street Journal have good write-ups.

Obama’s approach includes:

  • More power to the Federal Reserve over non-bank investment firms that borrow from the central bank
  • A ‘financial oversight commission”
  • $30 billion in aid for financially stressed borrowers
  • A $1,000 tax credit for all working families
  • Eliminate the income tax.  But only if you are retired and making less then $50,000 a year
  • $10 billion for refinancing home loans or to help see a house

He also made some noise about raising the capital gains tax.  There’s a nice surprise.

We can agree with the first two items.  Except the second item sounds …


Lieberman Explains Support for McCain

Joe Lieberman, Independent Senator from Connecticut (although, oh, he does still caucus with the Democrats in the Senate) explains his position supporting John McCain today in the Stamford Advocate. Lieberman says McCain is “really a reformer” who is not bogged down by partisan politics.

You’ll recall that in January Lieberman and McCain co-authored a well-written piece that was published in the Wall Street Journal regarding the success of the troop surge in Iraq. Lieberman is co-chair of McCain’s Connecticut campaign along with US Representative Christopher Shays (R-Connecticut).

At this point in the election process, it is important, in my opinion, for conservatives to support the Republican Party, including the candidate for President. I support McCain in this election, while I will still continue to …


Obama Might Bring Republicans To Cabinet Posts?

white-house-west-wing.jpgI take it back… suddenly Obama is getting scary. I’m starting to have nervous flashbacks to the final season of The West Wing. Remember how the last two seasons were all about a non-white congressman (played by Jimmy Smits) running for President as a Democrat (with the early talks focused on Education, too!), against a not-so-conservative Republican (played by Alan Alda)? At the end of the series, I seem to recall the new Democratic president appointing Alan Alda’s character to Secretary of State (and in doing so, admitting his knowledge of foreign affairs was weak).

Now, there’s talk that Obama will appoint some Republicans to Cabinet positions:

As Barack Obama enters the final stages of the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, he


Super Tuesday

Not surprisingly, Obama and Clinton are now neck-and-neck, with Obama slightly ahead.

McCain definitely has a commanding lead now, and Huckabee would be doing everyone a favor by dropping out now and bequeathing his delegates to Romney.  There’s still a chance for Romney, but Huckabee would have to do the almost impossible… once Romney and McCain pick up another 215 delegates between them, Huckabee is out for good.  In this case, it should be downright embarrassing to stay in that long.

See the MSNBC leader board in the side-bar for more details… you can roll-over the bars for state-by-state delegate totals for each candidate.…


The Captain tosses Coulter Overboard

Ann Coulter wants to campaign for Hillary if McCain is nominated… geez.  She’s out of line, but that’s like saying Michael Savage is a little extreme.  Really, this is nothing more than a lot of self-aggrandizing noise. 

What’s really painful is how the MSM sees people like Coulter and Savage as reps for the conservative movement… that too is off the mark and we need to find appropriate ways to show what conservatism really means.

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Ed Morrissey nails this one, and credit to Sister Toldjah for pointing me there early today.  Blue Crab Boulevard is ont it as well.…


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