Yes He CA(I)N

Georgia businessman Herman Cain is at or near the top of every poll of GOP presidential candidates, yet political pundits continue to dismiss his chances of winning the nomination.

Not since Ronald Reagan, have Republicans had a candidate who has created this much voter enthusiasm. He is smart, witty, plain spoken and likable. Yet those “in the know” continue to tell us he has zero chance of being elected. Continue reading “Yes He CA(I)N”

Whom do You Trust?

The question for voters in the 2012 election is not, “Whom do you trust?” but, “What do you trust?” It’s not about Obama versus a Republican candidate, regardless of who he or she may be. It’s about your basic philosophy of government.

Do you put your trust in the free market or do you trust the government to give you a better life?

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That Giant Sucking Sound

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress to reveal his plan to put America back to work, but you may not be able to hear his words. They will be drowned out by a deafening roar.

No, it will not be from hysterical laughter on the GOP side of the aisle.

No, it will not be from a rush of economic activity just outside the Capitol because the savior of the planet has come up with a new idea.

No, it will not be from the throngs of union workers bowing down outside on the sidewalk in worshipful adoration.

No, it will not be the emanations from overcrowded cell towers due to the sheer volume of calls placed by investors to their brokers. Continue reading “That Giant Sucking Sound”

Outrage over Planet Washington

Congress has been so busy trying to ram a bill masquerading as health care reform down our throats that it hasn’t had time to take care of its primary responsibility, the federal budget.

The new fiscal year began on October first and, to date, the nation’s lawmakers have passed only one of the 12 appropriations bills that make up the federal budget.  Continue reading “Outrage over Planet Washington”

Sotomayor Bests Clinton in Game of Word-dodge

In 1998, Bill Clinton tried to convince a grand jury – and the nation – that his guilt or innocence in the Monica Lewinsky affair depended on “what the definition of ‘is’ is.”

In her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor has bested the former president.   In defending the radical remarks she made to the ACLU in Puerto Rico on the use of foreign law as a basis for making judicial decisions, Sotomayor told the members of the Senate Judicial Committee, that there was “no conflict” between that speech she gave in April and her statements to them.  It’s all about a “misunderstanding” of the word “use.” Continue reading “Sotomayor Bests Clinton in Game of Word-dodge”

The Price of Haitian Lies III

In 1962, in the thick of the Cold War, the late Haitian dictator Francois Duvalier effectively blackmailed  the United States into supporting his government in a speech in which he said this: “Today there are two poles of attraction in the world; if we are not drawn to one, we will gravitate to the other.”

History has a funny way of repeating itself. Continue reading “The Price of Haitian Lies III”