Monthly Archives: February 2010

Desperate Sob Stories

Via Ann Althouse, my own former Congresswoman reels out a desperate sob story in a desperate attempt to desperately pass anything. I didn’t like her back in the day when I lived in her district, I still don’t. But she … Continue reading

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Backfire

I had to work today, so I was unable to watch the “summit”. But I knew it did not go as expected when I heard NPR’s reporting on it.  They are desperately spinning the result as “nobody really expected it … Continue reading

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For Your Own Good…

…We’ll poison you. To sell the stolen industrial alcohol, the liquor syndicates employed chemists to “renature” the products, returning them to a drinkable state. The bootleggers paid their chemists a lot more than the government did, and they excelled at … Continue reading

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The Rasputin Bill

Is it undead or merely Rasputin? Hard to tell. Like Rasputin, the plan nevertheless remains evil and crazy. It treats 21st-century Americans like the subjects of Middle Ages monarchy, telling them what they must buy; could prolong the recession by … Continue reading

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Ramming Speed

The Wall Street Journal has a concise opinion of the “bipartisan” summit Obama is going to conduct: A mere three days before President Obama’s supposedly bipartisan health-care summit, the White House yesterday released a new blueprint that Democrats say they … Continue reading

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Kabuki

McQ over at QandO is thinking right along the same lines as I am about the so-called health care summit Obama has called. Obama gets his moment recorded by the TV cameras no less. And mournfully he pronounces the Republicans … Continue reading

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Graveyards

The independent voters in Iowa are deserting Obama. This is a big deal since Iowa made Obama during the run up to the 2008 election: A sharp drop in approval for President Barack Obama from Iowa’s political independents has pushed … Continue reading

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The Undead Are Restless

The Chicago Tribune: There’s one way for Democrats to start restoring trust. They could formally swear off using the legislative trick called “reconciliation.” Right now, they’re clinging to it as a back-door way to shove their much-maligned health care plans … Continue reading

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Cooked

Wow. Really. Cook: I sort of reject the notion that there is a communications problem with President Obama. I think it’s just fundamental, total miscalculations from the very, very beginning. Of proportions comparable to President George W. Bush’s decision to … Continue reading

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Perfectly Safe In Your Room

Mark Steyn: It’s a mistake to think that the infantilization of once-free peoples represented by the microregulatory Nanny State can be confined to pancakes and hot tubs. Consider, for example, the incisive analysis of Scott Gration, the U.S. special envoy … Continue reading

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Just Say No

With this revelation, Congressional Republicans must say no to attending Obama’s photo-op this week. Because it is all for show – there will be no negotiation, the fix is already in – according to Harry Reid: Democrats will finish their … Continue reading

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There’s That Word Again

Unexpectedly: The number of newly laid-off workers filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly surged last week after having fallen sharply in the previous week. The gain dampened hopes about how quickly the labor market may improve this year. The Labor … Continue reading

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The Gathering Darkness

Pete Du Pont: Or as Sen. Judd Gregg, top Republican on the Budget Committee, put it the other day, this huge deficit spending “is a death certificate to the American dream for our children. Their lives will be mortgaged by … Continue reading

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Burning Both Ends And The Middle

Dick Morris: One of my favorite quotes about politics comes from Henry Kissinger in his book Years of Upheaval, his memoir of the Ford presidency: “A statesman’s duty is to bridge the gap between his vision and his nation’s experience. … Continue reading

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How To Make Carter Look Good

Jimmy Obama with a blast from the past. Carter on steroids strikes again. Tweet

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