Lean Left » Conservatives At CPAC Say Liberty Is Under Attack – They Just Don’t Admit They Are The Attackers
Bay Buchanan believes that this race is Barack obama's to win or lose and that John McCain is essentially inconsequential as a candidate. Either America will accept Obama or it won't the positive case for McCain will have little to do with the outcome:
It’s finally over: the mother of all primaries has done her job reducing the field to two. But in reality there is only one candidate. Barack Obama. In November he will win or he will lose.
Jun 9, 2008 5:31 PM
John Rodgers on the awesome display in front of the state capitol today:
Standing in front of the state Capitol today with Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Adkins said he and his wife Rhonda “never would have dreamed” their initial involvement with combating food allergies six years ago would culminate in the federal legislation moving forward. “We both know that education is the key, and in talking about education, it’s educating the educators — the faculty, the administration at the schools — on how to deal with these beautiful children,” Adkins said, standing behind several children with food allergies. “These are wonderful, deserving children. They deserve the chance to go to school just like every other kid.”
Jun 9, 2008 5:21 PM
P.J. Tobia on the activism Councilman Eric Crafton's English First referendum petition drive has engendered:
“We will fight this,” says local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Yuri Cunza. “We will publicly respond to this initiative. Frankly, we feel we have already dealt with this issue.” Hedy Weinberg of the ACLU in Tennessee also vows to challenge Crafton’s referendum bid. “We will definitely be working in coalition with our allies to defeat the referendum,” she says. “ACLU-TN will also consider other options to ensure equal protection for all Metro Nashville residents” By “other options,” she might mean “lawsuits.” Purcell vetoed Crafton’s last English-only bid because the mayor foresaw “years of lawsuits” over the constitutionality of the ordinance.
Jun 9, 2008 4:31 PM
Cara Kumari on some interesting new revenue numbers from the state of Tennessee:
Collections from the gasoline and motor fuel tax increased by 6.38 percent. Remember, the state gas tax stays flat as the prices go up. That means, people aren’t shying away from the pump, we’re all using more gas.UPDATE: According to the Department of Revenue, Tennessee collected $62,210,000 in gas taxes in May. By Christian Grantham's math, that means Tennesseans consumed 290,700,934 gallons in April which is equivalent to 2% of our nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Jun 9, 2008 4:25 PM
The Senate Republican Campaign Committee doesn't seem to have much confidence it itself these days:
NRSC chair John Ensign has moved the goal posts, according to the Savannah Morning News, saying that the GOP will have succeeded if they don't lose more than eight seats. Ensign pointed out that if the Dems win nine seats they'll get to the filibuster-proof magic number of 60 -- at which point, Ensign warned, "they will be able to do pretty much whatever they want."
Jun 9, 2008 3:43 PM
The editor of the American Conservative, a paleoconservative journal of opinion Pat Buchanan helped found, explains why the magazine published a negative review of Buchanan's latest book:
What of those of us who have spent the last five to ten years arguing that not every tinpot Balkan or Middle Eastern dictator whom The Weekly Standard decides to label “The New Hitler” is not a serious threat to America? Are we now supposed to embrace the idea the real Hitler was not a great problem either? If one wanted to concoct a recipe for making antiwar conservatives completely irrelevant to contemporary America, this would be hard to improve upon.
Jun 9, 2008 3:08 PM
Joe Legge has a theory about why gas prices are so high that has little to do with (actual) supply and demand:
In the interest of full disclosure, what investments in oil do these analysts, their fellow energy "experts," and their employers have -- and why is the New York media continuing to take them at face value. When conducting interviews with these analysts, no one ever asks about their background. Why? In government, when politicians vote, we're always up in their business. There are books written about the buying of the Presidency, detailing every business dealing of the candidates. Also, no one ever asks specifics. These analysts lay blame on the same things over and over again. The struggling U.S. Economy, the weak dollar, stronger demand from China and India, hurricane season, summer time, and so on. It actually makes them look good, or look right, when prices spike. That's why few will go on record saying prices will fall. And no one will say the bubble will burst, like it did on tech stocks a few years back.
Jun 9, 2008 2:51 PM