RUSH: We have, of course, the gun control battle raging on. The status of the Republican Party, where are they today, where do they stand, what are their prospects? We have the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he condemned the NRA ad. Did you see that? Let me find the sound bite. I told the broadcast engineer we´re gonna start with Lance Armstrong, and I just decided we´re not. Now, I gotta find Chris Christie. There it is. Number one. Koko said don´t bother telling you that the website
Comments: Christie Kreme has never fooled me. He is a DemocRat trying to pass himself off as a Republican.
I won´t criticize Christie´s physical problem (over which he has limited control); I will criticize his priorities (over which he has full control). We should be able to help those impacted by Sandy without the burden of all the unrelated pork. He placed the parochial interests of his NJ constituents over those of the nation as a whole. While that might make him a good governor, it disqualifies him for POTUS.
I know this is mostly hypothetical for now but it´s the smart play. And maybe a wake up call for some of the Repubs in power nationally now. There´s a reason why there are no Republicans in Chicago. Republican leaders, you may think your safe but your gravy train days are numbered. You´re being fattened for the slaughter. You need to keep strengthening and supporting your base to survive not the opposite. If your base goes so does your deal making ability and all those great perks you have... Christie sees what´s going on, being from NJ he knows the Dems M.O. This isn´t like "the old days". I don´t think the "beltway" type Republicans realize how numbered their days are if they´re not careful. For the Dems it´s no-holds-barred in term two. The Fox news Whitehouse press briefings story is just a hint of whats to come if the Dems can get away with it. Christie is just being what he now has to be, a good big city pol.
I ask a much more important question: If it is Pantload Shrillery, who has the blood of our brave Seals in Benghazi on her hands, against Governor Pantload Christie who has the bigger pants size? Both of their pants could be used as a mainsail for a 250 foot yacht.
Gee... Ann Coulter´s Presidential Primary pick for the Republican party in the last election is a weight challenged closet Democrat who follows Obama around like a lap dog. It´s getting a little scary Ann, there is that relationship thing with super lefty Bill Maher in your past. Three strikes and you´re out.
The Republican Party already has enough Democrats in it. That fat, useless jackass Chris Christie can go straight to hell. So can Jeb Bush. If we can´t get a conservative candidate out of the GOP, it´s time to consign them to the dustbin of history and come up with something new.
Oh My another vicious thread. it would seem right now that being called a RINO would be better than being a far right Conservative (FRC.) So how can a simple Conservative who believes in financial control and the right to be born and live avoid the label that Conservative is a fickle childish status? Conservative used to mean stay the course and believe in the Constitution --now -- who knows? Go then and found a third party that will never win a national election. Obama will not overcome the Constitution to get a 3rd term but dems will not nominate anyone but black for many cycles their fate is set. Hillary will not be their nominee she isn´t black enough except in her heart. Biden is too old white useful idiot. Collin Powell a true affirmative action quasi republican would be the only crossover candidate.
Seems like Chris Christie blew his own National Political Future when he sucked up to Obama after ´Sandy´. He could probably be NJ Gov for life..But to run for national office...He seem to be sucking hind teat. He is nothing but an East Coast Liberal RINO.
When he first came on the scene, Christie was popular among conservatives because he wrangled the New Jersey budget back in line. Since then however, he´s shown himself to be a RINO, and he´s made quite a few bad decisions in comments he´s made and showing support on the wrong side. He acts like a know-it-all and how dare anyone criticize what he says and does. Therefore he will have a tough time running as a Republican - better go over to the Dems where he really belongs.
President Obama has found someone to blame for the Affordable Care Act´s rolling failures besides Republicans. ObamaCare is the government´s fault, not his. On Thursday, Mr. Obama dropped by American University for a heart to heart with Chris Matthews, and the MSNBC host wondered who in the executive branch is responsible for the botched health-care rollout. Mr. Obama listed a few impersonal culprits including "cynicism," "Washington gridlock" and "the management of government," but he then drifted into another classic. "The challenge, I think, that we have going forward is not so much my personal management style or particular issues around White House
Jobs Report: November´s numbers were stronger than expected, a phrase rarely uttered since this president took the economic reins. But while a bigger number is always better, one good month now and then won´t cut it. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy created 203,000 jobs in November, 196,000 of which were in the private sector. Now at 7%, the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level in five years. What´s more, unlike in previous months, the rate´s drop came from gains in employment, not from people dropping out of the labor force. The labor force participation rate actually
Executive Orders: A liberal constitutional scholar warns of the concentration of power not only in the hands of one branch of government but in a single man who ignores the Constitution and acts of Congress on a whim. As the story goes, Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on Sept. 18, 1787, when a woman asked, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" Franklin is said to have replied, "A republic, madam — if you can keep it." The Founders designed a system of checks and balances among three
Most presidents have politically troublesome relatives: Jimmy Carter had colorful brother Billy, Bill Clinton had brother Roger, and the George Bushes had son/brother Neil, who was involved in both the savings-and-loan scandal of the 1980s and Asian "sex romps" that emerged in a messy 2003 divorce. Obama has a passel of half-siblings, but his requisite nettlesome relative may turn out to be an uncle, Onyango (Omar) Obama. In August 2011, Uncle Omar was pulled over in Framingham, Mass., for driving under the influence. His arrest revealed both several outstanding orders for his deportation and his relationship to the
RUSH: Here is Wolf Blitzer. Last night on The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer had in Fareed Zakaria GPS. I guess Fareed had his location device with him. He calls himself "Fareed Zakaria GPS." When you´re with him, I guess, you always know where you are. And they´re talking about the impact of the passing of Nelson Mandela, and this is classic. Listen to Wolf here... BLITZER: Is it overly naive to hope and pray that maybe the death of Nelson Mandela will inspire some of those world leaders out there right now to do the right thing, to recognize that bloodshed and
WASHINGTON — Without Nelson Mandela, there might never have been a President Obama. That is the strong impression conveyed from Mr. Obama, whose political and personal bonds to Mr. Mandela, the former South African president, transcended their single face-to-face meeting, which took place at a hotel here in 2005. It was the fight for racial justice in South Africa by Mr. Mandela that first inspired a young Barack Obama to public service, the American president recalled on Thursday evening after hearing that Mr. Mandela, the 95-year-old world icon, had died. Mr. Obama delivered his first public speech, in 1979, at
RUSH: We mentioned earlier that Obama didn´t know that Obama was living with his uncle, who happened to be an illegal alien at the time. Here´s Jay Carney. This is yesterday afternoon in Washington the White House at the daily briefing. Ed Henry, the Fox News White House correspondent, said, "The White House said that in 2011, that there was no record of Obama and his uncle, Omar Obama, ever meeting. Now the Boston Globe is being told by the White House -- and I assume you can elaborate here, Jay -- that, in fact, they not only met, but
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a