Obama’s Enemies of the State

by Jeff Swanson

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First, let’s get this out there; all presidents have people they call enemies. It doesn’t matter which party. The party in the White House is a party pro tempore. Enemies are a fact of White House politics.

It’s what the president does with an enemy that matters. Continue reading

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Leno: ‘Not Looking Good for Obama – Today His Teleprompter Took the Fifth’

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Mark Tapscott: One dinner does not a Great Divider unmake | WashingtonExaminer.com

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One dinner does not a Great Divider unmake | WashingtonExaminer.com
by Mark Tapscott

Tennessee’s Sen. Bob Corker — one of a dozen Republicans invited to break bread with President Obama this week — emerged from the dinner Wednesday evening describing the atmosphere and discussion as “sincere and open.”

That shouldn’t be newsworthy, but these aren’t normal times. Continue reading →

Conservative Self Immolation and the Battle Mentality

by Jeff Swanson

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If, upon entering the war, you expect to win the first battle, failure is assured in your shortsightedness. War is won on the shoulders of both the battles that succeeded but more over, on the battles that were lost. Without the lost battles, you may have missed your opponents key weakness and the opportunity to understand your own.

This is a key understanding missed in today’s politics and clearly, within the Republican party and Conservative movement. Continue reading

Journalists as Ring Wraiths – Victor Davis Hanson – National Review Online

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Journalists as Ring Wraiths – Victor Davis Hanson – National Review Online
by Victor Davis Hanson

Today’s Washington journalists are like J. R. R. Tolkien’s ring wraiths, petty lords who wanted a few shiny golden Obama rings — only to end up as shrunken slaves to the One. Continue reading →

The State of the Union: If I Could Respond

by Jeff Swanson

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While I think Marco Rubio did a fine job with the State of the Union response, I guess we all have our own version of what we’d say. If I’d been given that chance, what follows is my brief version:

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Obama’s Big, Sloppy, Wet Media Kiss

by Jeff Swanson

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Let me dredge up a little something from the not-so-distant past; remember Candy Crowley? I know, I know…water under the bridge. Correcting Mitt and all during the debate. It takes a lot to get an inherently unlikable guy elected. Candy was just doing her part to help Obama get elected.

Newsweek, the formerly venerable publication, has provided us with cover stories such as; Why are Obama’s Critics So Dumb, The Obama Conquest (subtitled ‘Lucky General or Master of the Game’), The God of All Things and the recent humdinger, The Second Coming. Throw in a couple of halo’d pictures and you have hero worship. Continue reading