If professor Bambridge is embarassed to be a conservative these days…

...I guess we will have to win without him, won't we? Let's examine his points in reverse order: #10 He doesn't like the voices of conservatism these days. He forgets that during those wonderful days of Buckley and Goldwater the democrats ruled. Firing line was on 35 years, 31 of them were years of Democratic … Continue reading If professor Bambridge is embarassed to be a conservative these days…

You mean this is all about justifying retreat? NO!

Our next contestant is Lt. Gen. Hamid Gul of the Pakistani army. His topic the bleeding obvious: described the documents' release as the start of a White House plot. It will end, he posited, with an early U.S. pullout from Afghanistan -- thus proving Gul, an unabashed advocate of the Afghan insurgency, right. President Obama … Continue reading You mean this is all about justifying retreat? NO!

What is this nobody knows what “Victory” in Afghanistan is?

Why is this so confusing? Let me answer you: 1. Preventing Afghanistan from being used as a forward base for terror. 2. Neutralizing the Taliban as an effective fighting force. Why is it so hard to understand that? The Morning Joe crew has one good point. You don't win a war simply by throwing more … Continue reading What is this nobody knows what “Victory” in Afghanistan is?

Two nasty thoughts…

...one about the past and one about the present. Nasty Thought #1: All this draft nonsense: Do you get the feeling that MSNBC and the left are pushing and talking draft right now because they are afraid of Gen Petraeus? Not afraid of him politically but afraid of him as a general. I have the … Continue reading Two nasty thoughts…

Talk about grading on a curve

If your goal is to make a political point then ranking a sitting president all time is useful, but frankly any group that ranks President Obama over Reagan is idiotic and not to be trusted. In terms of ranking he also has the unfair disadvantage of the expectations game, if you compare him to expectations … Continue reading Talk about grading on a curve

David Petraeus: Time Lord!

Ron Futrell is confused there seems to be two different reactions by the same people to David Petraeus and has concluded there must be more than one: Is this the same General Petraeus? I know that name from somewhere and I’m pretty sure it’s spelled the same. Futrell goes on to list the differences between … Continue reading David Petraeus: Time Lord!

Stacy Discovers Morning Joe and MSNBC…

...covering this politico story and discovers they are likely not quite on-board with the whole victory thing: You can read the rest of that, but it’s a pretty simple story: All those Democrats who spent six years complaining that the Iraq war was a mistake because it distracted from fighting the real enemy in Afghanistan … Continue reading Stacy Discovers Morning Joe and MSNBC…

Talk about talking points

The only words that Joe Scarborough & Co seemed to know were "Joe Barton" during their interview with Eric Cantor. Why Cantor didn't say to Joe: "I know that the democratic talking points are to try to make the election about Joe Barton rather than Barack Obama, and if that's the Democrats plan to keep … Continue reading Talk about talking points

I’m finally up to see a few minutes of Morning Joe today and noticed two things…

...the concept that the replacement of McChrystal with Petraeus brought one line of argument, basically that it shouldn't be used to try to win, because of course there is no chance that this can be turned around in a year. There seemed a real worry that Petraeus had made a deal giving more time to … Continue reading I’m finally up to see a few minutes of Morning Joe today and noticed two things…

MoveOn Scrubs the “Betray Us” ad Today …

...from their site. Down the memory hole it goes, via Weasel Zippers. Stacy puts it best: The American Left: Shamelessly Following Orders Ever Since Stalin Told Us to Endorse Hitler’s Invasion of Poland. Well not everyone. AMERICAblog expresses surprise: You'll remember Petraeus as one of the Iraq war's biggest defenders. Which is interesting, since the … Continue reading MoveOn Scrubs the “Betray Us” ad Today …