Dare We Hope that Ted Cruz is Hostile to the Neocons?

The question raised by this story at National Review is: Does this reflect Ted Cruz’s real position or is he posing? (I don’t think of Ted Cruz as someone who is likely to pose, but it almost seems too good to be true.) We are told in the headline, “Many GOP Foreign-Policy Leaders Are Suspicious of Ted Cruz.” An influential chorus within the Republican establishment is raising questions about whether Ted Cruz can be trusted on foreign policy. Among this crowd, Cruz’s use of the term “neocon” Read more […]

Rand Paul Would Be Risking His Career If He Supported the Patriot Act

Contrary to the media, the risk for Rand Paul would be to cave, not to hold firm. Politico.com ran an interesting article yesterday: “The moment Rand Paul has been waiting for.” What concerns me about the story shows up in the teaser line: “He plans to force the expiration of a surveillance law he’s been railing against for years — but the political risks are enormous.” No they are not. Not for Rand Paul. Rand Paul has been talking against the Patriot Act and against the Read more […]

Barack Obama Did Not Ignore the Islamic State; He and Congress Grew It!

The headline at Drudge Report last night said, “Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it…” So I clicked on it and came to this McClatchy report: “ Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad. A review Read more […]

ISIS is Not an Existential Threat to the Security of the U.S.—Contra John McCain

At about the 2:35 mark John McCain declares that the Al Qaeda conquest of part of Iraq is an “existential threat” to the United States. That is absurd. Weirdly, in the context of his talking, I wasn’t sure if he was more upset about the invasion of ISIS or about the fact that Iran is sending their military to protect Baghdad. Naturally, since we handed Iran an ally by overthrowing the Baathist government of Iraq and replacing it with a democracy in a Shiite majority country, Shiite-ruled Read more […]

Republicans Dismiss American Majority and Demand Administration Arm Ukrainians

From the Washington Times: The White House has moved in recent weeks to beef up U.S. military support for NATO allies bordering Ukraine. But with fears mounting that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be keen to advance on eastern Ukraine, some are calling for the Obama administration to begin directly arming Ukrainian forces. “The reason we heard from this administration they weren’t willing to provide arms is we thought it would create a provocation. Well, [Mr. Putin] doesn’t need provocation,” Read more […]

Free Speech Official Beats Up Television Executive For What He Broadcast

Several members of the Ukrainian Parliament broke into the office of the CEO of Ukraine’s National TV Company (which, sadly, sounds like a state monopoly). From Euronews: The head of Ukraine’s state TV company has been attacked by at least three MPs from the far-right Svoboda party and forced to resign. Members of Svoboda barged their way into the offices of Aleksandr Panteleymonov, the acting president of the National Television Company of Ukraine on Tuesday night. They were angry Read more […]

Americans Know Ukraine Is Not The Responsibility of The U.S. Government

Rebekah Maxwell blogged for Steave Deace’s radio show website: McCain on Ukraine: The prospect of a WWIII brewing in Europe isn’t good news for most people…but it was a great opportunity for John McCain to feign relevance on TV again. Rehashing a moment from his 2008 presidential race, McCain told TIME Magazine “we are all Ukrainians” now. In 2008, we were all Georgians, in 2013 we were all Syrians, now we’re all Ukrainians; it would seem McCain read George Washington’s words admonition Read more […]

Liberals: If We Can’t Make Hobby Lobby Support Birth Control, How Can We Force Photographers To Attend Same Sex Weddings?

Just so you know how freedom has become meaningless to the cultural left, they are in a twist that if Hobby Lobby wins the right to not cover “birth control” on religious grounds, then it might not be possible for homosexual couples to force photographers to affirm same sex “marriage.” From the Huffington Post: Arizona’s attempt to let businesses refuse to serve LGBT people on religious grounds sparked significantly more bipartisan outrage than Republicans’ similar efforts to allow companies Read more […]

John McCain Demonstrates How Americans Are Freedom-Fearing Losers

In Saudi Arabia homosexuals get beheaded. But that’s OK with our enlightened Federal Executive regime because the Saudis are Muslim allies who help us spread destruction in the Middle East by supporting Jihadists. In Russia, they are imprisoned, and we are totally opposed to that. Likewise, Uganda has passed harsher laws punishing homosexual acts. Americans hate that. We believe in freedom. We think the government should allow people to live as they please and not threaten or restrict their freedoms. Ha. In Read more […]

Pat Buchanan to GOP: Don’t Throw Away 2016 Over Iran

What has happened over Syria and Obama’s and Kerry’s attempt to bomb it was a real shocker. The Republicans listened to their constituents and refused to endorse the plan. Kerry tried to bluster his way through, but he couldn’t pull it off. Back in 2000, George W Bush ran on a “humbler” foreign policy that rejected “nation-building.” Reprisal attacks after 9-11 were completely understandable and necessary, but nothing that happened made nation-building a workable plan. Yet that is Read more […]

Kathleen Sebelius Is Not The Democrat Woman Republicans Should Worry About

When John McCain is singing love songs to Hillary Clinton, he constantly makes sure to mention Benghazi as a real problem that she needs to either answer or answer for. This may give conservatives hope. “Yes, he’s way too friendly toward her, but at least he’s going to keep her honest about Benghazi.” But just how hard would it be for Hillary to shift attention and blame away from herself and toward the President? If she did that, I could easily see John McCain, knowingly or naively, going Read more […]

John McCain And Hillary Clinton Sitting In A Tree…

From Bloomberg: …the Arizona Republican offered plenty of praise for Clinton, who is also making an appearance in Chicago today. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a very strong candidate,” McCain said of the former secretary of state, senator from New York and first lady. “I don’t think there’s any doubt she has widespread support. Her work as secretary of state, with the exception of this issue of Benghazi — which isn’t going away — I think Read more […]