Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics Republicans

Cold hard truth re: social security

    While most all of Barack Obama’s prospective Republican opponents are busy pandering to the media over social security, one columnist, Michael Walsh of The New York Post, is telling it like it is: Social Security was long known as the “third rail” of…

Posted in Congress Howard Coble Media Politics Republicans Walter Jones

9/11: Why we should never forget. Why we should keep fighting.

The alleged mainstream media (MSM) is beside itself — pretending to be patriotic — as it commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/01 mass murders in New York, DC and Pennsylvania.  They talk about the event like it was a terrible storm, like Hurricane Katrina….

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government

The N&O stands up for The Ruling Class

  The N&O’s Rob Christensen is at it again — going to bat for Ruling Class bureaucrats and politicians against those EVIL , know-nothing taxpayers and voters. Rob wants us to believe that the legislature’s efforts to end involuntary annexation will “stifle” North Carolina’s cities:…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

Is it Bo, Moe, Joe, or “No, this really isn’t my dog” …

Gaffes and scandals pop up from time to time in campaigns.  Like the changing of the seasons or the rising and setting of the sun.  They just happen.  But it is truly a shame when a candidate produces and distributes something that leads to embarrassing…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Obama Palin Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

Give me something to believe in …

    (Believe me, it hurts to have to start off a post quoting lyrics from 80s “hair” band Poison.)  The latest column by Fox News contributor and political columnist Michael Barone , entitled “GOP Needs a Front-Runner Stronger Than Candidate X’‘,   should provide some…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics Republicans

Meet “The Donkey Whisperer” …

I’m a big fan of Cesar Milian, The Dog Whisperer, and his show on The National Geographic Channel.  I’ve picked up a few tricks from Cesar to help keep my favorite pooch in line. Well, a Texas Republican congressional candidate, Roger Williams, has put out…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Mitt Romney Politics Republicans

Rethinking Romney ….

I know I gave major props to Mitt Romney in an earlier post about “job creation” and the silly season.  An editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal has me rethinking that praise: Mitt Romney rolled out a major chunk of his economic agenda yesterday, and…

Posted in Congress Economy Media Obama Politics

Job creation and the political silly season ….

“Job Creation” is THE buzz moving through the media and the political class as the 2012 campaign season starts to gear up.  Barry-O is giving us a speech on Thursday about how he will create jobs. Candidates are attacking each other over who has the…

Posted in Economy Media Obama Politics

A big ZERO for Barry O ….

That’s right.  Official economic reports indicate that no new jobs were created for August.  That’s the first time since World War II: The US economy created no jobs and the unemployment rate held steadily higher at 9.1 percent in August, fueling concerns that the US…

Posted in Congress Media Obama Politics

He wants your money AND your TV time ….

First, President Barry wants to speak on television Wednesday — at the same time as a GOP presidential debate.  That idea gets nixed — so he tries to get some TV time on Thursday.  The problem with Thursday — that is the night that NFL…