Tagged: Politics

What do you expect from the next president?

Click here to listen to the You Tell Me segment broadcast on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 on Newstalk 600 KTBB. My wife has more than a few liberal friends. She was on the phone with one named Doris that lives in Florida the other day and the subject of investments came up. Doris opined that she was certain that her investments would do better as soon as Bush is out of office. Memo to Doris....

Religious bigotry has no place in America

Beginning last week, as the headlines included coverage of Mitt Romney’s speech regarding his Mormonism, I received the following e-mail from a man named Frank. He said, “I will no longer be listening to your station between the hours of 8 and 11 AM. I was not aware that Glenn Beck was a Mormon.” Here is how I answered Frank. I waited 24 hours to answer your e-mail so that I would not overreact to...

In 2008, it’s likely we’ll be voting on us.

In 2008, it’s likely we’ll be voting on us.

It’s a bit less than a year to the 2008 presidential election. Anything can happen. As proof of that statement, anybody you asked on January 1, 2007 would have said that the Iraq war will be the dominant issue in November 2008. Ask that question today. Maybe not so much. At least for now, the success of the change of strategy in Iraq leading to the so-called “surge”has taken Iraq off the front page. I...

Hillary: All the Clinton baggage without the likeability.

Hillary: All the Clinton baggage without the likeability.

Click here to listen to the “You Tell Me” segment broadcast on Newstalk 600 KTBB Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 This past week, for the first time, Hillary Clinton’s carefully controlled, highly scripted, enormously disciplined political mechanism hiccupped. At the Democratic presidential candidates debate in Philadelphia, Tim Russert asked her for her stand on the decision by New York governor Eliot Spitzer to issue driver licenses to illegal aliens. Here is what she said. Click here....

Only two sane voices remaining in a once-great party?

Only two sane voices remaining in a once-great party?

The Democrats in Congress, together with party operatives, left wing blogs and websites and many in the media, believe or say they believe that General David Petraeus is lying in his testimony to Congress regarding the progress of the war in Iraq. Did they somehow not see the fruit salad on Gen. Petraeus’s chest – row upon row of decorations signifying distinguished service that spans a career in the military serving commanders-in-chief from both parties?...

Oh @#$!, what if we win?

Q. When is winning a war bad news? A. When it costs you all the political capital you have invested in defeat. Following their takeover of the Congress in November 2006, losing in Iraq looked like a sure thing for the Democrats. “Bush’s War” turns out badly, the Democrats regain the White House while solidifying their lead in the Congress. It looked like a winning bet until very recently. And then, like the fortunes of...

Politics is politics but war is war.

Politics is politics but war is war.

Leave it to a former agent of the Soviet KGB to nail down why going ad hominem against the president is a bad idea when bullets are flying and blood is being spilled. It’s OK to run against the president’s polices. It’s not OK to do so in a way that gives aid and comfort to those who are seeking to do us harm. If Republicans and Democrats united on the War on Terror and...

Winning in Iraq, losing in Washington.

Winning in Iraq, losing in Washington.

War is serious business. Losing a war has serious consequences. The president doesn’t want to lose and he replaced the team that was heading in that direction with a team that is getting the job done. You’d think everyone would be happy. Think again. First, the media reports progress in Iraq only cursorily and only grudgingly. Second, the Congress seems to just wish the whole thing would go away, consequences be damned. But if we...

Invested in failure, facing success.

Invested in failure, facing success.

So convinced is the Democratic leadership that the war in Iraq is already lost that they have fully invested their political capital in ultimate failure. Hey, it looked like a sure bet in November 2006. But reality on the ground is starting to make that investment look a little shaky. David Limbaugh reports.