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A More ‘Proportional’ Response than Impeachment?

Add First Lady Michelle Obama and various members of the Democratic Party to the chorus of politicos discussing the possibility of impeaching President Barack Obama.

The First Lady warned a group of donors that, “If we lose these midterm elections, it’s going to be a whole lot harder to finish what we started because we’ll just see more of the same out in Washington – more obstructions, more lawsuits, and talk about impeachment.”

A series of fundraising email blasts was then sent on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee begging immediate donations to thwart a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate. “ALL GIFTS TODAY ARE TRIPLE-MATCHED!” blared the emails.

Despite all this, impeachment is still seen in most quarters as far-fetched. Simple math says…[more]

July 28, 2014 • 08:11 pm

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31 Big Government, Eroding the Founders’ Design

Imagine for a moment if a modern politician wrote something like this: “Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have…

32 Want to Reduce Corruption? Reduce the Size of Government

The worst thing that ever happened to the United States of America was dependable air conditioning and central heating. Sure, it’s made life hospitable for those who live in climates that are less than temperate, but it’s had this regrettable consequence:  It’s made it that much more tolerable to live in Washington, D.C. We&…

33 Fifty Years Later: JFK Conspiracy Theories Rightfully Erode

According to a new Gallup poll, the number of Americans who believe that the assassination of John F. Kennedy resulted from a conspiracy has declined to a low not seen since conspiracy theories began infecting the public arena in the late 1960s.  And according to Rasmussen, the public is now evenly split on the matter.  That is a positive…

34 Mr. Obama’s Utter Destructiveness

Oliver Cromwell was a nasty piece of work, but one of his most famous lines should be resurrected and aimed at Barack Obama. “Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!” If only The One would listen…. The reality is that Obama has been a plague on the American body politic since his first days in the…

35 Is Obama Even Interested in His Job Anymore?

The presidency is a trying job. We’ve all seen the iconic black and white photograph of John F. Kennedy leaning over his desk in the Oval Office, head bowed as if the weight of the world is literally upon his shoulders. Whatever the historical circumstances that precipitated that photograph, its real value is as a metaphor. As our current president…

36 Can Cuccinelli Continue?

The best news from Ken Cuccinelli’s hugely disappointing loss in Virginia’s gubernatorial contest yesterday is that Cuccinelli is now free to run for U.S. Senate against Mark Warner. Not that Cuccinelli will want to hear this now. He has a large family, and his day job as state attorney general will end in the new year, and he will need…

37 In Defense of American Exceptionalism

All you need to know about the political inclinations of film director Oliver Stone is the following: He’s currently busying himself by publicly advancing Vladimir Putin’s agenda. In September, Secretary of State John Kerry, in an attempt to emphasize American resolve against Bashar Al-Assad’s regime in Syria, said that the only…

38 Room on the Right for Middle Ground

In the wake of conservatives’ abject surrender in this month’s budget talks, the sniping between “moderates” and “Tea Partiers” has reached epic proportions. In public print (or cyber-print) and in private conversations and chat-rooms alike, it seems as if far more energy is expended politically cannibalizing each…

39 Obama’s Meanness Can Be Delayed

Sometimes it’s really hard to know where to begin. The sheer scope of the meanness, the petty viciousness, of Barack Obama and his minions is astonishing. So we all have read by now of the park ranger who said his superiors ordered his team to make the government shutdown as painful as possible for the public. We know about the park service…

40 In Televised Interview, Increasingly Desperate Obama Encourages Markets to Panic

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933:  “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!”  Barack Obama, 2013:  “We are in trouble.”  An interesting thing occurred on Tuesday of this week, the first day of the federal government shutdown:  All three major U.S. market indexes went up, not down.  The Dow Jones…

41 Government Shutdown Reveals Extent of Federal Waste

You’d be surprised at how much government you’ll never miss. That seems to be the takeaway from this week’s partial shutdown of the federal government after Congress and the president were unable to come to an agreement on a continuing resolution to keep government’s doors open. First, let’s get some straw men out of…

42 Poll: Obama Has Driven Americans’ Confidence in Government to Record Low

“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem.  Government is the problem.”  Ronald Reagan, January 20, 1981  “The era of big government is over.”  Bill Clinton, January 27, 1996  “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.&rdquo…

43 Scenes from the Biden Administration [Satire]

October 10, 2016 – In the first debate of the 2016 presidential election, Democratic nominee Joseph Biden takes to the stage at Fordham University in New York City to debate Republican nominee Chris Christie. Initially facing long odds against prohibitive favorite Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, the incumbent Vice President won…

44 From “You Didn’t Build That!” to “I Didn’t Set a Red Line,” a Deepening Crisis of American Leadership

The rhetorical tic, “Let me be clear” infects nearly every statement that Barack Obama makes.  Yet then he turns around and disavows earlier statements in which he was abundantly clear.  This was Obama one year ago on August 20, 2012, when asked about Syria:  “I have, at this point, not ordered military engagement…

45 America’s Fascist Moment

In an age prone to political overstatement, words have a tendency to lose their currency. How many times in the 21st century have we heard words like “tyranny” or “totalitarian” thrown around in reference to the essentially stable world of American politics? When the rhetoric clearly outpaces the reality, such pronouncements…

46 MLK, Obama, Biden and the Miniaturization of Language

“WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…”  -The Declaration of Independence, 1776  “I still have a dream…  It is a dream deeply rooted…

47 Australia Might Not Even Exist Without U.S. “Guns on the Ground”

“90% of white ppl are nasty.  #HATE THEM” That was the racist April 29 tweet of James Edwards.  Today, Edwards sits in a jail cell, charged with first-degree murder in the wanton shooting of Australian Chris Lane this week in Duncan, Oklahoma.  To date, Barack Obama has yet to interrupt a round of golf to proclaim as he…

48 For Obama Analogies, Look Deeper than Carter

There was a time early in Barack Obama’s first term when armchair analysts thought they had an analogy all worked out for the new president. Obama, by this telling, was the second coming of Jimmy Carter, another figure swept from relative obscurity to the commanding heights of the presidency in a short period. Like Carter, Obama is an unrepentant…

49 Obama Gripped by Intellectual Exhaustion

There are certain surefire signs that you’re losing in politics. Foremost among them: You spend a lot of time talking about the difficulty you’re having with “communications issues.” When politicians see their popularity decline, they like to tell themselves they just haven’t packaged their ideas correctly; that they just…

50 Why Character Still Matters

In economics, they call it the principal-agent problem. When someone else is entrusted with carrying out a task for you – say an employee, a financial advisor, or even a doctor – how do you get him to act in your best interest rather than his? The more complicated the responsibility, the more difficult it is to monitor the behavior. In…

51 Obama Ties Nixon for Lowest Public Approval at This Point in Presidency

In 2008, Barack Obama immodestly cited Ronald Reagan as the type of “transformative” president he intended to become.  “Ronald Reagan,” he said, “changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not, that Bill Clinton did not.”  Bold words, but what’s equally notable is that Obama…

52 After Zimmerman: In Defense of “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Since its earliest days, the Obama administration has been guided by the mantra, “never let a crisis go to waste.” At the time, the phrase helped explain why President Barack Obama and his advisors used the economic crisis he inherited to ram through a costly and completely unrelated overhaul of the nation’s health care system. Now…

53 The Next President: Who Best Compensates for Obama’s Failings?

The American electorate has a reliable propensity to behave like a spurned lover. Just as a heartbroken individual is prone to search out precisely the traits their previous partner lacked, Americans disappointed by (or, in some cases, simply bored of) their outgoing president tend to look for candidates who compensate for their predecessor’s…

54 Obama NSA Files Revealed [Satire]

After pledging a new era of transparency, the Obama Administration has been rocked by a string of scandals involving government secrecy and malfeasance, with the most recent being the revelation that the National Security Agency has been collecting information on the telephone calls and Internet usage of private citizens. In order to live up to its…

55 In Media Probe, Holder Violated DOJ Rules

It looks like the First Amendment isn’t the only stricture Eric Holder violated when he targeted Fox News reporter James Rosen for unprecedented secret surveillance. According to official Department of Justice guidelines, the Attorney General failed to apply federally required rules explicitly designed to protect members of the media from government…

56 Congress Has the Right – Perhaps the Duty – To Impeach Eric Holder

As House Republicans ramp up their investigations into the Obama administration’s growing number of scandals, no one should be quick to dismiss the possibility that impeachment might be the only way to reassert accountability in the executive branch. That should include GOP pollster Frank Luntz, who told a closed door meeting of House Republicans…

57 Background Checks, Anyone? IRS, AP and Fox Scandals Confirm Potential for Bureaucratic Injustice

The dovetailing IRS, AP and Fox News scandals expose the shockingly routine contempt that federal bureaucrats show toward Americans’ Constitutional rights.  By what logic then, applying each day’s new revelations, would we choose to grant even more government discretion over those rights?  When it comes to the Second Amendment…

58 Fast and Furious: Who Is Dennis Burke?

With three big scandals enveloping the Obama White House simultaneously, and multiple other outrages already shunted aside, it is hard to remember that a fourth major scandal still remains not only unresolved but actually updated just this week. The scandal concerns the Fast and Furious gun-running operation, and observers were reminded again this…

59 Death in Benghazi, Dishonor in Washington

Liberals, whose faith is the state and whose catechism consists of vapid slogans, have grown fond in recent years of declaiming that, “Government is simply the name for the things we do together.” If you’re playing along at home, please note that list now includes being improperly audited, being secretly surveilled and being left…

60 Obamite Thuggery Has Long History

It was Michael Barone who first wrote that Barack Obama was a practitioner of “gangster government.” Barone was right. The plethora of scandals now engulfing the administration, combined with all sort of prior scandals that a lapdog media largely ignored, show that this regime is thuggish beyond repair. As they say in the game of bridge…

 
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