The Other McCain

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

Why I’m Not A Campaign Manager

by Smitty I’m a huge Ted Cruz fan. I like the fact that he is willing to admit that the ethanol mandate is bogus and needs to go. I’d love to see him do this, but it would probably be a Bad Move: He won't do it, but if Cruz walked on dressed as Jake […]

Sympathy For The Prodigal Chief Justice

by Smitty That leaves Chief Justice John Roberts, who was uncharacteristically quiet. If I had to guess, Roberts is less than pleased to find this political hot potato back in the lap of a court he devoutly wants the public to see as nonpartisan. Further, having been identified, and assailed by conservatives, as the late-deciding […]

Answer: Her Majesty Hath Decreed Him ‘Jebalicious’ To Her Chamber Pot Media

by Smitty Question: Why does the MSM so love Jeb Bush? . . .newspapers failed to see the big picture: At a conference [CPAC] that brings together conservative leaders from around the country, Mr. Bush was soundly booed and heckled. A packed room booed his stance on immigration — he called for “a path to […]

Elections Have Consequences, But Not “Consequences” Consequences, You Revanchist Tea Party Short-Bussers!

by Smitty Just a side note in a Hot Air post, . . .Republicans in the Senate have been pressing for the interpretation of a rules governing budgetary reconciliation that would allow the upper chamber to pass a full repeal of [ObamaCare] with a simple majority vote rather than with the support of 60 Senators […]

Renee Ellmers’ Incoherent Logic

Do we want rapists to be prosecuted for their crimes? Yes. How can rapists be prosecuted, if their victims don’t report the crime? They can’t. It would seem logical, therefore, that anyone who wants to prevent rape would be in favor of incentives that encourage victims to report these crimes to police. But good luck […]

Seven 2015 Predictions

by Smitty I don’t know how much insulin Stacy is going to need to recover from the Sugar Bowl–he could be in shock for a while. I predict he’ll root for Oregon with me on the 12th, vengeful bloke that he is. We’ll savor Boehner’s tears for the Buckeyes together. The NRO has a lengthy […]

Ah, So: Normalize Relations With Cuba, Import A Few Legions Of Doctors

by Smitty Over at Hot Air, Morrissey points out what a despicable [redacted] liar Harry Reid is/was during ObamaCare’s quest for stillbirth: The “doc fix” dodge had been going on for some time, but Reid took it to a new level in order to fool the CBO into scoring ObamaCare as deficit-neutral. He submitted the […]

#ObamaCare’s Past Schadenfreude, But The Democrat Wreckage Is Still Good

by Smitty The cumulative damage the Democratic Party has suffered, as well as the casualty rate — half of the 60 senators who supported the bill are since deceased, defeated or retired — has brought its leaders to an unhappy inflection and reflection point. Two years ago, President Obama was reelected to the surprise and […]

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