The Anointed One: Hillary?
There have been quite a few Republicans who have started to lay the groundwork for a 2016 presidential bid. If you are paying attention, it's pretty easy to see who is visiting states like Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina. But I dare say that you haven't seen the mainstream media clamoring to anoint any one of them as the 2016 presidential nominee (unless you are Chris Matthews who thinks he's got everything figured out and that Rand Paul will be the GOP nominee). The only person who seems to really be gaining attention is Senator Ted Cruz. But notice that this attention is not to prop him up as an excellent nominee, but rather to tear holes in his credibility. For example, Ted Cruz's birth certificate and his college records have already become issues in the lapdog media. They know he is effective and they are doing their due diligence to mitigate him as a threat to the media's selection for the presidency. So who has the media selected? The overwhelming evidence right now seems to be Hillary Clinton. Here are just a few examples...more
Obama Returns, Egypt In Ruins
Barack Obama has returned from his lavish vacation at Martha's Vineyard, spending 27.5 hours playing six rounds of golf with 12 different partners, according to the ABC News. Members of the White House press corps, by the way, are complaining about having to cover Obama while he's on vacation. Steve Holland of Reuters actually said, "We are in spectacular places, but are a prisoner of the White House even here on the road." Really - are we supposed to feel bad for these guys who are "prisoners" of Obama's vacation? So while Obama was hitting the golf course and our Secretary of State John Kerry was busy kite boarding (yes, really), the situation in Egypt has continued to unravel...more
Welfare Pays Better Than Working?
The Cato Institute is releasing a new study which essentially shows that in many states, welfare pays better than working. Why earn a paycheck if you can simply get a check from other people who have worked hard to earn that money, only to have it be confiscated and redistributed by the government? The study found that a single mother with two children in New York, collecting everything from food stamps, to WIC, to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... these women can get benefits worth $38,000. "Someone in New York would have to earn more than $21 per hour to be better off than they would be on welfare." The most extreme example is in Hawaii, where the wage-equivalent value of benefits for a mother and two children is an astounding $60,590. These benefits vary from state to state, but I don't see how our society can function when we are paying people more and more not to work...more
Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior advisor to American presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. He ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election.