Tag Archives: election

Christie: I am not a bully

Chris Christie called a special Senate election for his own benefit. Or did he?

The airwaves, blogs, and newspapers have been filled with Bridgegate, the label given to the questionable political activities of Governor Christie. Highlights of the story being reported are as follows:

Chris Christie bridge scandal – review

Chris Christie of New Jersey: did he learn anything?

The Chris Christie bridge scandal drew more attention last week than any other story. The attention did not last. New Jersey Democrats have not yet found any order from Chris Christie to create “traffic problems in Fort Lee.” (And not for lack of seeking have they not found it.) But the mainstream media, and the Fox News Channel, never asked all the questions they should have asked. These questions deal with more than who gave the order to slow down traffic. They strike at the heart of the role of government in transportation. They also go to the real agenda. And that agenda is far more dire than a mere fit of pique.

New York Times: Walter Duranty Syndrome

James Risen writes for this paper. He told them what he thinks, and it is not pretty.

How does one diagnoses Walter Duranty Syndrome? A news organ publishes a report at wild variance with the facts as others understand them. When those others challenge that report, the editors hiss back, “We s-s-stand by our s-s-story!” Such an organ suffers from Walter Duranty Syndrome. That disease afflicts The New York Times. How appropriate! After all, Walter Duranty worked for The New York Times. And today, the Times has another Walter Duranty as a bureau chief.

Impeachment: a viable option?

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

Editor’s Note: Over the weekend of December 28-29, 2013, the Democratic National Committee sent out an e-mail to its mailing list. In it they quoted several Republican Members of Congress who, they say, talked openly of impeachment of Barack Obama. They sought to use these quotes to move their base to flip the House. But Nicholas E. Purpura, below, makes the case for impeachment. For real.

Benghazi report: Walter Duranty redux

What difference does it make to her?

Yesterday The New York Times released another Benghazi report, in six parts. David D. Kirkpatrick wrote a book on Benghazi. This six-part Benghazi report consists of excerpts from that work. In it Kirkpatrick tries to revive the Hillary Clinton/Susan Rice narrative. He blames “The Video,” and denies that Al Qaeda operates in Libya. But this new Benghazi report brings back the ghost of another infamous writer for The New York Times: Walter Duranty.

No fools on our ticket? Excuse us?

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.

The United States Chamber of Commerce just out-Obama’d Obama. They will spend fifty million dollars on an anti-primary campaign against Tea Party upstarts in the 2014 election season. And why will they do this? Chamber point man Scott Reed told The Wall Street Journal why: “No fools on our ticket.” (See the quote here at The Hill online. You have to subscribe to the Journal to read it there.)

Second Amendment: winning issue

Constitution Day meme. Can Liberty Amendments serve that purpose?

Yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) boasted about her favorite Christmas gift: a 9-mm Beretta PX4 Storm handgun. Supporters and opponents, both of Haley and of the Second Amendment, reacted quickly. The two sides obviously set the tone for her rematch against State Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden, S.C.). But it also spoke volumes about the Second Amendment and what the people think of it.

Obamacare meltdown? Dems very afraid

This shill for Obamacare might find himself cut off.

Kathleen Sebelius delayed the individual mandate for some (not all) who buy insurance for one person or one family. She might have thought she’d calmed the fears of her co-factionalists in the Senate. She didn’t. One Democratic Senator on Sunday forecast an Obamacare meltdown. He said it to Candy Crowley, she of the Obama-Romney foreign-policy debate. And the Democrats have good reason to fear an Obamacare meltdown.

Tea Party and GOP: implacable foes

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.

Anyone who still doubts the need for a new or “third party” in American politics, has another reason to lay aside all doubt. The Republican Party does have an “establishment,” with all the inertia all establishments have. That establishment declared war against the Tea Party and all real conservatives last week. They did this for an absurdly simple reason. Reason enough for true conservatives to find or found a third party.

United Nations v. the American family

Benjamin Netanyahu gave them hell at the UN today, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan did nearly fifty-nine years earlier.

The current United States leadership begs the question. Are they suicidal, simply brain dead or worse, traitors? For once again the progressive Marxists media lap-dogs are silent concerning the up-coming United Nations Treaty that the Islamic-Marxist Chief is pushing. Its name: “United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” (UNCRPD).