The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Question For An Office Holder

Dear @BarackObama: If it's OK for you to say ISIL is not Islamic, does that justify those who say you're not Christian? R, C @instapundit — 'Teahadist' h/t@DMat (@smitty_one_each) September 11, 2014 Spake Bobo: I think a president should always be saluted when they go against their natural inclinations. His inclination is not to use military force. It’s certainly […]

Violence, Foreign and Domestic

Americans demand that action be taken to deal with two grave threats, radical Islamic terrorism and NFL running backs: The N.F.L. remained on the defensive Tuesday as questions mounted over its handling of the domestic abuse case involving one of its star running backs, Ray Rice. Commissioner Roger Goodell went on national television to address […]

Obama Is All: “Ha ha, Holland! I Got A 35% Approval Floor, And I’m Not Even Named After A Foreign Country”

by Smitty Via Instapundit, the excellent Daniel Hannan, emphasis mine: Snobbery is not confined to any party or faction, of course. What seems far more common on the Left, though, is the need to find some inert, subjugated, grateful mass to champion. At first, that mass was supposed to be the industrialised proletariat. But, when […]

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) There seems to be some confusion about President Obama’s “foreign policy.” At times, it has been alleged that he actually has a policy, but these allegations have never been substantiated. My perception, after watching this administration’s actions for the past five years, is that the […]

Don’t Even Bore Me, Webb

by Smitty Via Breitbart: Democrat Jim Webb, the former Virginia Senator who has been coy about a potential 2016 presidential run… Given the debacle that the VA GOP has become with the McDonnell trial, I’m about a third of the way toward forgiving Webb for switching parties in ’06, and the whole macaca-quiddick debacle. However, […]

It’s Almost As Though They Have A Script Sitting In Wait, Or Something

by Smitty Larry2 at Instapundit There seems to be a pattern: unarmed young black guy is shot, there is a vast media outcry over the young “honor student’s” death, family provides photos of the dead guy taken when he was 11 years old, well before he had opted for the ghetto thug look, it comes […]

Texas Democrats vs. the Rule of Law

Even a liberal like Jonathan Chait can see it: They say a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and this always seemed like hyperbole, until Friday night a Texas grand jury announced an indictment of governor Rick Perry. The “crime” for which Perry faces a sentence of 5 to 99 […]

Jay Cost, At Least, Agrees With Me

by Smitty Emphasis mine: What, then, is the best response for the GOP? It is simply this: The party must wrap itself unabashedly in the garb of reform. If Hillary Clinton offers herself as the wise and learned hand who will rely upon her decades of experience to guide the ship of state, Republicans have […]

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