RINO Watch: Romney thinks our human-caused “climate change” problem needs “leadership”

So last-century.

RomneyNew post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

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Romney again? Really?

Yellow dog establishmentarianism.

 

Not only handsome but a powerful big-government centrist.
Not only handsome but a powerful big-government centrist.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Bayonets, horses, and ships, oh my

Obama’s sarcasm is weak and undisciplined.

There are so many ways to criticize President Obama’s now-infamous “horses and bayonets” comment from last night’s foreign policy debate that one hardly knows where to start.  The snarky attitude alone is worth a column.  What is Obama, a blog troll?  If he has a case to make about having a smaller Navy, he could surely have made it without being snide, specious, and condescending.

At any rate, there are the obvious points, such as the fact that the US military still uses bayonets.  Some of the first U.S. military and intelligence personnel into Afghanistan operated in the prohibitive mountainous terrain on horseback.  Horse cavalry may be a thing of the (recent) past for classic battlefield engagements, but terrain and local living patterns are dictatorial when it comes to military operations.  For some applications, you need a horse.

The key question implied in all this Continue reading “Bayonets, horses, and ships, oh my”

Er, no, Obama didn’t win the debate last night

Performance art.

We’ve reached a watershed here, where we either live in our own heads affirming reality, regardless of spurious inputs from demagoguery or sentiment, or we give up on reality and let demagoguery and sentiment take over at the decision table.  Did the president pull off a performance last night, in terms of sounding passionate and full of conviction?  To some extent, yes.  Does that mean he won the debate, or even achieved a draw with Romney?  No.

The mainstream media immediately launched a volley of positive soundbites about the president’s performance, but frankly, they were going to do that anyway.  As long as Obama didn’t collapse on the stage, they were going to say he had his mojo back.

The problem is that in order to sound passionate and full of conviction, Continue reading “Er, no, Obama didn’t win the debate last night”

Why Obama is likely to blow Debate 2

No there there.

The short answer is: because he’s got nothing.  There is no record to run on, no argument to make for four more years.  The ideology that drives him is outdated and bankrupt.  He has, in fact, implemented his policies – Republicans have had little means of stopping him – and those policies are the problem.

But there’s a slightly longer answer too.  Obama’s advisors Continue reading “Why Obama is likely to blow Debate 2”