Chris Christie must now pay the butcher’s bill

“I am no bully,” said Governor Chris Christie at his January 9, 2014 press conference.  And then he proceeded to pummel to death his best friends and closest political advisers.  Now some of those advisers are coming back to haunt him. Christie insisted that he knew nothing about the hardball, political pay back machinations ofContinue reading “Chris Christie must now pay the butcher’s bill”

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Is GOP Gang Rape of Todd Akin legitimate?

No question that Republican Senate Candidate Todd Akin misspoke when he said “legitimate” rape instead of “actual” rape.  And yet the fact is that such misstatements happen weekly with Vice President Joe Biden.  They pass.  And Akin’s position on abortion is exactly the same as the GOP platform as stated in Tampa. So why theContinue reading “Is GOP Gang Rape of Todd Akin legitimate?”

Romney’s Revenge

“It ain’t easy being green” – Kermit the Frog It ain’t easy being LDS, especially when you are running for president and 48% of the country claim to be born again Christians and many of them have been hostile to your Mormon religion, labeling it a cult. Getting the nomination takes a bit of genius,Continue reading “Romney’s Revenge”

Romney will pick Huckabee as VP

     Romney will pick Huckabee as VP      If Mitt Romney does win the GOP nomination, who will he pick as Vice President?  He will float a number of names for political reasons.  His list will surely include Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Rob Portman, Sara Palin, Newt Gingrich andContinue reading “Romney will pick Huckabee as VP”

Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!

There has been more than one casualty in America’s successful raid into Pakistan to get Osama Bin Laden.  Republican chances to take back the White House are equally dead.  At least for the moment. It is hard to think of anything that can happen on the world stage, or in the American economy, that couldContinue reading “Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!”

Why Mike Huckabee Will Be President?

        Next week Mike Huckabee visits Capitol Hill, ostensibly to promote his new book.  But also to test the mood of potential congressional allies.         The questions are coming fast and furious.  Will Mike Huckabee run for president?  Could he possibly win?  And even if he won, would he have a significant presidency, one thatContinue reading “Why Mike Huckabee Will Be President?”

Presidents and the politics of endless wars

Shortly after the 1980 election I interviewed former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn. At one point in the conversation, Mrs. Carter stood up and walked around the room. “If Jimmy had bombed Tehran,” she said, “He would still be president.” She was right of course. And somewhere soon after presidents learned that nothingContinue reading “Presidents and the politics of endless wars”

Goodbye Obama, Hello Ron Paul

“Control the coinage and the courts, the rabble can have the rest.” – The Princess Irulan in Frank Herbert’s Dune. Last week was a good week for the so-called “constitutional wing” of the Republican Party, those indomitable Ron Paul people.  Okay, sure, the next presidential election is a long way off but a recent snapshotContinue reading “Goodbye Obama, Hello Ron Paul”

Ron Paul is back!

By Doug Wead Once more, after being written out of the script by the newspapers and television producers, the scrappy congressman from Texas, Ron Paul is back in the mix. And big time.  Sarah Palin, of all people, put him there. After turning down thousands of speaking invitations over a six month period Sarah PalinContinue reading “Ron Paul is back!”