Category Archives: republicans
Dr. Krauthammer says the interview was better than the game and the score was closer.
Dana Milbank says O’Reilly treated President Obama like a guest on the Factor. Which is to say, not well. O’Reilly’s interruptions were annoying but Obama would have verbally stonewalled him if he let him. Instead he blamed his problems on Fox.
Super Bowl Version XLVIII.2 Update:
Fox New’s Catherine Herridge nails the CIA for knowing the attack in Benghazi had nothing to do with demonstrations gone wild, yet the director changed talking points allowing Susan Rice to blame the attacks on protests about a video.
Back in June a House committee wanted answers about IRS efforts to indimidate and silence Tea Party Groups. Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Exempt Organizations took the fifth. There was very little Tea Party involvement in the campaign 2012 campaign. President Obama was re-elected.
The FBI has now declared “no harm no foul”, as Dan Henninger puts it.
Thus, two of the most powerful public institutions in the U.S.—the FBI and the IRS—have concluded no harm, no foul, and the memory hole swallows the Obama administration’s successful kneecapping of the GOP’s most active members just as they prepared to participate in the 2012 presidential campaign. Many—ruined or terrified by the IRS probes—shut down. Mr. Obama won.
Governor Chris Christie couldn’t sleep. He woke up to the nightmare that members of his staff had tied up traffic on the George Washington bridge because the mayor of Fort Lee, NJ. had failed to endorse him. He says he was completely in the dark.
Christie Bridges Differences with Mayor
If he runs for president, Christie is expected to campaign against just that sort of fat cat abuse of government power. He apologized to the little people and the mayor in a two your press conference.
The Obama administration got into the act by letting it be known a US attorney is investigating. Speaking of abuse of power the WSJ says:
compared to using the IRS against political opponents during an election campaign, closing traffic lanes for four days is jaywalking.
Rob Fornier has a story in the National Journal about a first time offender sentenced to 55 years in prison under federal mandatory sentencing rules for selling marijuana.
Harry Reid pulled the trigger on the so-called Nuclear Option on Thursday. The move changed a 200 year old rule that allowed filibusters against presidential appointments. Now the Senate can confirm nominees with a simple majority. That can happen with a straight party line vote – the same way ObamaCare was passed.
As usual, hypocrisy is non-partisan here. The Republicans threatened the same thing when President Bush was having trouble getting his judicial nominations confirmed in the Senate.
Here are some strong arguments against the Nuclear Option – from Harry Reid, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden.