You can watch Cruz’ dismantling of Hagel over at The Right Scoop. Hagel is ill-informed, often has strayed in to anti-Semitism and is clearly unfit to be Secretary of Defense. Obama will probably still get him through as Democrats do hold the Senate majority, but it will be clear for all time that Obama picked an unfit man and Democrats approved an unfit man simply because they wanted someone who could twist the GOP…and, of course, be Obama’s willing tool in hollowing out our military and coddling our enemies.
In Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Pat Toomey (all of whom were unwanted by the GOP establishment) we have just the sort of Senators we need – leaders who are well informed, aggressive, capable and able to communicate the truth clearly to the American people. They are revitalizing the GOP brand as we speak – as we sit here, still in the slough of despond over our loss last year, here is the future…here is where we pick ourselves up and get back in to the fight.
dont forget Saaaaarah!!
This is not an actual picture of Sarah Palin and is therefore removed. //Moderator
Dont forget Allen West, the GOP elite hated him…..and dumped him.
awww let an old man believe it is ……spoil sport.
– as we sit here, still in the slough of despond over our loss last year
No kidding. I am still in shock. But do like Ted Cruz a lot, along with Paul and of course Rubio. Raul Labrador, congressman from Idaho is also a solid conservative and all are young and a good foundation to build on. The only question is – how bad will the devastation be in 2016?
From an interesting article in The American Spectator http://www. http://spectator.org/archives/2013/01/29/his-queeg-moment
His Queeg Moment By Hal G.P. Colebatch
A perspective on our president from Down Under.
“In Herman Wouk’s classic World War II novel, The Caine Mutiny, there is a moment when a group of the ship’s officers are getting away from the increasingly eccentric Captain Queeq by relaxing ashore.
Suddenly the malcontent Lieutenant Keefer asks the others: “Does it occur to you that Captain Queeg may be insane?
In fact Queeg is not insane, at least not at that time. He is simply grappling, more and more disastrously, with a job too big for him. ………………
Obama’s second inauguration speech may be his Queeg moment — an undeniable demonstration that, in an emergency, he is incapable of grappling with reality. For all his unceasing invocation of the word “change,” the outstanding thing about Obama has been his apparent inability to react, even to an imminent crisis. Like Queeg, he stands frozen on the bridge as the waves grow higher, or obsesses over issues like homosexuals and women in the military as the typhoon rises.
Faced with the worst looming fiscal cliff-fall in world history Obama, like Queeg in the typhoon, has done nothing at all, but has, increasingly, resorted to meaningless words. His pseudo-Keynesian fiscal notions and a mantra-like repetition of old and failed ideas, suggest a serious lack on mental versatility.
Economics is not an exact science, but some of its rules are now well-known, and one is that a government cannot spend its way out of a recession.
Yet Obama does not project any sense of urgency, merely a smug, radiating sense of his own greatness. The one fiscal measure to which he seems committed — taxing the rich — is infantile stuff, like Queeg’s obsession with who ate the wardroom strawberries. Any first-year politics or economics student knows that there are not enough rich, even in as wealthy a country as the United States, to have raising their taxes make any appreciable difference.”
Great article. Similar to the Law of Diminishing Utility. As more and more money is extracted from the private sector to the public sector, the private sector has less ability to grow. It realizes diminishing utils, Hence public sector revenue suffers as a consequence.
Regarding the Hagel hearing, here are some quotes from the former Senior Foreign Policy Adviser at Media Matters, MJ Rosenberg. (emphasis mine)
“I spent a couple of hours with Hagel a few years ago. Talked about Israel. Happily, he is lying today & knows it. He’ll be a good SeDef.
Dan Senor would not be foaming about Hagel if AIPAC via his sister who runs AIPAC in Israel did not give him permission.
Mc Cain hates Hagel b/c Hagel fought in Vietnam while all McCain did was crash planes, screw around, bomb civilians, get captured & rat out.
Yesterday we got to see pig lobby NRA controlling congress. Today it is its pig like twin, AIPAC.
If Hagel wan’t anti-Israel before, he is now. Imagine a vet war hero having to grovel before a foreign country”
It doesn’t get much more rabid and toxic than this, and although Rosenberg has left Media Matters to start his own web site, “to spare the reputation of Media Matters”, they didn’t seem to find his spewings objectionable.
“… all McCain did was crash planes, screw around, bomb civilians, get captured & rat out…”
It doesn’t get much more vicious and hateful than that. I am not a McCain fan yet I was disgusted by this, as well as by the virulent anti-Israel ranting of this troll.
The jury is still out on Rubio for me after the tra von debacle in Fla.
by a Canadian “observer”…..Verrrrry interesting!!
Top 11 “Only in America” Observations- by a Canadian
Lifted from comments to a news article | unk | unk
TOP-11 “ONLY IN AMERICA” OBSERVATIONS — BY A CANADIAN*
1) Only in America could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.
2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black
3) Only in America could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the TreasuryDepartment and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
4) Only in America can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
5) Only in America would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens.
6) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as”extremists.”
7) Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
8) Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company(Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes(Nike).
9) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.
10) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
*****11) Only in America can a man with no background, no qualifications and no experience … and a complete failure at his job … be re-“elected”.****
Senate kills Rand Paul’s bill to prohibit sales of F-16s to Egypt
Friday, February 01, 2013 12:43:28 PM ·
Hotair ^ | 02/01/2013 | AllahPundit
The vote on Rand Paul’s bill wasn’t close: 79-19, with more Republicans voting against it (26) than for it (19). Why?
DISARM Americans and ARM the muslim brotherhood………any body still doubt the treasonous muslim kenyan in the white hut?
aided and abed-ed by RINO traitors
What is amazing about that statement regarding McCain is how they still – so many years later – seem to insist upon lying about our troops in Vietnam…its clear they are still feeling guilty. Do they really think that McCain, getting his briefing on board ship, was told “be sure you drop your bombs on civilians, because that is just what we do here”?. Do they really think that our military – faced with an enemy in the field – deliberately directs fire against non-combatants? Thus ensuring that enemy combatants have a better chance of hitting us? It is astounding…