The racist flames licking at the political discourse in the Trayvon Martin shooting needed no fanning, but President Barack Obama fanned them anyway when he waded in and claimed: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
The self-serving attempts by some to insert race into the Trayvon Martin tragedy (and it IS a tragedy—for everyone involved) is particularly odious. A young black man is dead, killed by a Hispanic man who may or may not have been acting in self-defense. That’s ALWAYS terrible; for the shooter and the “shootee” alike. What everyone seems to forget when they turn these cases into public referenda is that both are PEOPLE; with families and friends.
The Republican Presidential primary race is a joke, and Barack Obama will have four more years to continue to radically reshape the United States. Mitt Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom summed up why Republicans are poised to lose: The guy who will most likely be the GOP’s choice in the general election has the conviction of an Etch A Sketch.
Responding defensively to the Democrats’ baseless charges that the GOP is fighting a war on women is a colossal waste of time. For conservatives to guide Team America to pay dirt, we must get the offense on the field. Touchdowns are hard to come by if you never leave the shadow of your own goalposts.
The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank had both given the go-ahead for higher gold prices… until Ben Bernanke’s testimony before Congress and a key announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee brought about a swift reversal.
I’m fairly surprised the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke/Bill Maher/Democrat hypocrisy “scandal” still has legs. Not that I expected the Democrats were any more likely to give up on this Cirque de la Stupidité, but getting Democrats to understand their own folly is a fool’s errand, like wresting a bone away from my dog.
Ron Paul supporters get a bad rap, especially from establishment Republicans. They are often branded as a raucous bunch who obnoxiously disrupt order at conventions and gatherings and are accused of disrupting the entire 2012 primary process. When did it become so out of line to be passionate about a political cause?
A bill of impeachment is irrelevant political theater, just as it was during the Bill Clinton Presidency. Congress is a criminal enterprise and a good ole boys club. No bill of impeachment will go anywhere, because the fox is guarding the henhouse.
“Game Change”is a two-hour character assassination of Sarah Palin. Interestingly, the thinking viewer can detect an unintended subtext: If Palin is as far out of her depth as she is portrayed, then she is actually a hapless dupe victimized by callous politicos. While most liberals might cheer such a characterization, she can’t be a victim and the glowering monster they usually describe.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) appeared stunned during a March 7 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing when first Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey and then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the Administration of President Barack Obama needed only an international legal basis to go to war, and Congress would be an afterthought.