“They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”

- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand: Speaking about the restored Bourbon dynasty after the abdication of Napoleon. The Bourbons never forgot the executions of the elite during the Reign of Terror. They took no lessons from the French Revolution nor from the Napoleonic Empire: The French people had embraced lower taxation, meritocracy, and a resurgent individual… Continue reading “They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”

Smooth

Democrats are complaining that the "transition" to the putative Biden administration is being obstructed. They claim the transition from Obama to Trump was free of such drama. It was "smooth." This is a myth. But, never mind the petty obstructionism from the Obama administration: It's at about this stage of the Obama/Trump transition that the… Continue reading Smooth

Guise and Thralls

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. -James Madison Andrew McCarthy is, IMO, the best single analyst writing about the Obama administration's Russia-centered conspiracy to depose Donald Trump. Here, he proposes a novel theory about one part of it. Unmasking? The Real Story… Continue reading Guise and Thralls

Clueless or condescending?

So. The New York Times published and then promptly removed this insight into the President's television viewing habits: Mr. Obama indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and made clear that he plans to step up his public arguments.There are… Continue reading Clueless or condescending?

Maybe you should have read it first

And maybe Americans should have been told what was in it rather than being told we had to pass it to find out.From Whitehouse.gov “We got [Obamacare] done. Now, let’s face it, a lot of us didn’t realize that passing the law was the easy part.”-Barack ObamaYep, they supposed deconstructing 1/6 of the American economy… Continue reading Maybe you should have read it first

Sergent Schultz in the White House

Things Obama, and/or his cronies, say he didn't know about, an initial list.Bill AyersReverend Jeremiah WrightFast and FuriousSolyndra scamBenghaziIRS targeting of conservativesSeizure of AP phone recordsSEC/Goldman Sachs chargesSending the Churchill bust backThe Petraeus scandalNSA spying on alliesObamacare website FUBARObamacare sticker shock, health insurance cancellations and firing/defection of doctorsAny additions?Bonus, an example of how ludicrous this… Continue reading Sergent Schultz in the White House

Oxymoron of the day: "Qualified honesty."

MSNBC idiot says: [T]hey [the Clintons] represent a style of honesty that the public craves right now. And that's reflected in the numbers.Well, of course! I know I crave a more profound debate. For example, parsing the meaning of "is," is much deeper than interpreting what is meant by "You can keep your plan." The… Continue reading Oxymoron of the day: "Qualified honesty."