Posts in category "Politics"

Laura Washington's hypocrisy

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington is hypocritically fretting over the “disrespect” shown to President Barack Obama, ignoring the mote in her own eye. As Eric Kohn succinctly explains in his Illinois Mirror piece, “Disparaging Politicians Is Pretty Darn American,” Washington forgets (more like ignores) the heaping serving of insult and manure dumped on President George W. Bush.... Read more »

Democracy sucks

How else, other than democracy sucks, to explain the horrendous state of Chicago and Illinois. How else to explain the seemingly ho-hum attitude (see John Kass’ eloquent column) toward former IRS executive Lois Lerner’s missing two (yes, two!) years of emails and the oh-so coincidental hard drive crash to some of the people who received... Read more »

More Obama lies, this time on vote fraud

President Barack Obama on April 11 to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network echoed the progressive/liberal/Democratic line that there’s so little voter fraud in America that we don’t need to impose stricter voter identification laws or even be concerned about it. This usually brings about big yucks for people who have been around Chicago for any length... Read more »
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Brett Favre's wife announces she's qualified to start as Green Bay Packers' quarterback

This arrived, like so much other stuff, anonymously in my email in-box, without author attribution. In a news conference Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers next season. Deanna asserts that she is qualified to be the starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett... Read more »

Vote: Should Joe Biden run for president

Joe Biden, who may or may not run for president in 2016, sent me a personal email. Here’s what he said, all of it: Dennis – I am so proud to stand with Barack tonight. If you are too, chip in $3 or more to support Democrats, and let’s go follow through:…[deleted email address for... Read more »

Martin Bashir is looking for work. Any suggestions?

Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC after trash-mouthing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. If he was forced out (and who would argue that he wasn’t), I think that it’s too bad. They should keep him around. Just like Rush Limbaugh is a favorite of lefties because he supposedly exemplifies everything bad about the right, Bashir has... Read more »
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Mourning the death of JFK, America's first neoconservative president

JFK is America’s first neoconservative president because he embodied so much of what today’s neoconservatives espouse. There are John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s famous tax cuts that he said would help energize our economy–and which he did. There was his pledge to go anywhere to support the cause of freedom–kind of what the George H.W. Bush and... Read more »

Pennsylvania denies 80 percent of welfare requests; a national trend?

The state of Pennsylvania, thanks to a new work rule, has denied as many as eight of every 10 applications for cash welfare in 2013, a major increase over previous years, an Inquirer review of Department of Public Welfare figures shows, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Critics say the new rules, requiring a greater effort to... Read more »

Eric Holder fails to fight election policies that discriminate against me

For as long as Democrats have been in charge of legislative redistricting in Illinois, my right to be represented fairly has been trampled, without a peep from the like of Eric Holder who are determined to find racism under every rock. (Slate: “Erick Holder: We won’t allow ‘open season’ on voter ID laws.”) The Constitution... Read more »
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Join me tonight on CNBC's Kudlow Report

I’ll be a guest on CNBC’s Kudlow Report tonight (Tuesday) to discuss today’s column in the Chicago Tribune and on ChicagoNow, “On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, celebrate John F. Kennedy’s neoconservatism.” The show’s well-known host, Larry Kudlow, has been hammering President Barack Obama for ignoring the economic lessons taught by his Democratic predecessor, JFK.... Read more »
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