Republican strategist Alex Castellanos called the connection between Benghazi and Clinton’s political future easy — and completely justified.
“Remember when Hillary described the Clinton presidency as ‘two-for-one’? Now it’s two-for-one again: If Republicans hold her boss accountable for his failure in Benghazi, Hillary’s political future is tarnished,” Castellanos said.
He added, “Hillary Clinton had the misfortune to be Secretary of State for a weak and vision-less president on whose watch the world has unraveled. Then Mrs. Clinton made three mistakes of her own: one, she didn’t protect the people under her care in Benghazi. Two she said ‘what difference does it make?’ And three she’s allowed a cover-up in her own State Department. Her political future is being decided now, as Congress investigates the Benghazi scandal. Three strikes and she’s out. It is increasingly looking like the only president named Clinton may be Bill.”
Seriously. Who is Alex Castellanos? What turnip truck did he just fall off of? How old is he? Doesn’t he understand about women, minorities, and everything Clinton? Have at it, Alex.
Does this pup think that what he says will matter when it comes to voting for a Clinton or for Hillary? It turns out the pup is a little long in the tooth. He is in his 50′s. What has he missed about the American people and the Clintons? He was a top media adviser to George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign and Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign. Maybe that explains it.
Semi-kudos for Prince William County BOCS for restoring the DORM program to the regional jail. The DORM program deals with drug rehabilitation as well as other goal setting plans for the inmate. Nationally, the program has a 70% success rate, in that 70% of the program participants have not been re-incarcerated within three years.
Prince William County supervisors restored the regional jail’s substance abuse treatment program Tuesday after weeks of lobbying from top law enforcement officials, judges and social service advocates.
Supervisors had cut the drug DORM (Drug Offender Rehabilitation Module), a savings of $607,000 a year, to help pave pave the way for an agreement to a fiscal 2014 budget. But support remained for the program, and supervisors said they would try to find a way to restore it.
They did so unanimously by cutting a new deputy county executive’s position at about $211,000; $140,000 in funds used to supplement the state-mandated county health department; and $180,000 that was previously unallocated, in addition to other, smaller cuts. Supervisors also used those funds to restore the Bluebird bus tour program, a transportation program for seniors.
What’s sauce for the goose is not necessarily sauce for the gander.
According to Colonel Morris Davis:
“Funny seeing the GOP frothing at the mouth today because the State Dept told Greg Hicks not to talk to Rep Chaffetz about Benghazi when he visited Libya … same bunch sat quietly when the Bush Defense Dept ordered me not to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Guantanamo and torture in Dec 2007.”
I am so sorry I missed the frothing. I had a long standing engagement today that required me to be away from the TV. I came close to cancelling.
Wonders never cease to amaze me. Republican Mark Sanford has won the House Seat in a special election against Stephen Colbert’s sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch who is a greenhorn in the political arena.
WASHINGTON — Disgraced ex-South Carolina governor Mark Sanford won his bid for redemption on Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch for his old seat in Congress.
Sanford, a Republican who admitted an extramarital affair in 2009, was ready to quit politics for good if he was not victorious in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. He will replace Republican Tim Scott, who was appointed to the Senate.
The former governor — once a rising GOP star considered presidential material — was an early favorite in the Republican district, which Mitt Romney carried by 18 percentage points in the 2012 election. But the revelation that his ex-wife, Jenny, accused Sanford of trespassing at her home caused the National Republican Congressional Committee to withdraw its financial and logistical support and gave Colbert Busch an opening.
Sanford is due in court within the week over trespassing at his former wife’s home. So much for family values. Sanford, while pitiable, really left office in disgrace. Not only did he leave the country, he also left no way for anyone to get in touch with him while he was gallivanting back and forth to South America. Sanford lied to his wife and deserted his children at the time. Sanford failed to call his children on Father’s Day.
Before his fling, Sanford had been a family values politician. I am surprised the good people of South Carolina are willing to give him and his fiance another chance.
WASHINGTON — The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes.
The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 69 to 27, getting support from Republicans and Democrats alike. But opposition from some conservatives who view it as a tax increase will make it a tougher sell in the House. President Barack Obama has conveyed his support for the measure.
Under current law, states can only require retailers to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state.
That means big retailers with stores all over the country like Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target collect sales taxes when they sell goods over the Internet. But online retailers like eBay and Amazon don’t have to collect sales taxes, except in states where they have offices or distribution centers. Read more…
The Washington Post has posted its opinion. Here is the background part for your consideration:
WHEN U.S. District Judge Edward Korman ruled last month that the government had to allow unrestricted, over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive Plan B, it seemed as though the Obama administration had stumbled its way out of a political quandary. Scientists say that the drug is safe for over-the-counter sale; in fact, the judge noted, it would be among the safest of over-the-counter drugs. But many parents — President Obama included, by his own account — are queasy about children being allowed to buy emergency contraceptives without oversight. The court forced the government to act on evidence, not queasiness.
Someone I have known many years attended their first Kentucky Derby over the weekend. He went as the guest of a good friend who had tickets in a a fairly swanky part of Churchill Downs. This afternoon I got the following report: (Enjoy!)
We stood in a cold driving rain for about 90 minutes…waiting for the bus back to parking…
I didn’t win a cent…I came within one horse of winning a $57,000 superfecta… but close only counts…
They ACTUALLY ran out of bourbon at the Kentucky Derby…no kidding
The Kentucky Derby is something between a frat party, Halloween, and Mardi Gras.
So, it’s right before the Derby begins….I have placed my (losing) bets… I, by the way, came within one horse of winning a $57,000 superfecta… I decide to visit the men’s room—20 urinals and five stalls; as I walk toward the men’s room, there is a line of about 75 women outside their restroom
So, I am waiting my turn, and a boozy looking fellow comes in, with his wife or date with him, his hideous blue sports coat over her head; apparently, she is in some distress, and has to use the men’s room, and they want to preserve someone’s modesty—hers or ours, I don’t know.
So, as I stand in front of the urinal, with my comrades, the National Anthem starts. All 20 of us are standing there, relieving ourselves and singing the Anthem.
I couldn’t help myself…I said, over my shoulder, “Miss, shouldn’t you be standing?”
Our father would have been proud; our mother, mortified.
And to think, they were sitting in the high roller section of Churchill Downs. Imagine if they had been down with the common folks.
Much is being made of the Georgia mom who shot a home intruder with a crow bar multiple times with her .38 as a symbol of why America needs a gun in every home. Using this story as a case in point leaves most of us scratching our heads. So what? Good for the lady. Is the focus because she is ‘the little lady’ or because she had a .38 or because she hit the guy? I think most people totally support this individual, not because she is a woman but because she successfully protected her family and herself. This situation has nothing to do with extremism. A .38 isn’t a military-type weapon and she had the family gun in a gun safe.
What makes this story stand out or unique? Nothing I can see. No one is threatening to create a situation where this woman could not have a .38. I have a .38. No big deal. If I have one, it isn’t unique. To even suggest that any of the gun safety groups would alter the gun rights in the above situation is disingenuous at best. That isn’t what the national discussion is about. Most of us support the Georgia mother’s right to not only have this gun in her possession but also her right to use it in this situation.
The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning to its members they are engaged in a “culture war” that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the gun control debate.
NRA First Vice President James Porter, a Birmingham, Ala., attorney who will assume the organization’s presidency Monday, issued a full-throated challenge to President Barack Obama in the wake of a major victory regarding gun control and called on members to dig in for a long fight that will stretch into the 2014 elections.
Additionally, Porter described the ‘fight’ as a ‘culture war.”
“This is not a battle about gun rights,” Porter said, calling it “a culture war.”
“(You) here in this room are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors,” said Porter, whose father was NRA president from 1959-1960.
Rob Heagy, a former parole officer from San Francisco, agreed with Porter’s description of a culture war.
“It is a cultural fight on those 10 guarantees,” he said, referring to the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution. “Mr. Obama said he wasn’t going after our guns. As soon as the Connecticut thing happened, he came after our guns.”
That theme carried throughout the day and reached a crescendo in a 3 ½-hour political rally punctuated by fiery speeches from state and national conservative leaders.
Yawn. Not much has changed. Much chest thumping and knuckle dragging.
Pardon our language. Ordinarily I wouldn’t post something like this but I have made an exception. After viewing the video, where do you think this violence too place? California? Europe? Chechnya? Old Miss? Bad flash back from an acid trip in the 60s?
Nope. It happened here in DC and the toad behind the confederate flag is the white supremacist dude from Towson State University. Lots of things happen during DC protests. However, given the age and the student status of some of these protesters, it stands to reason that it is only a matter of time before these kinds of tensions end up on college campuses.
The toad reports that someone threw urine on him. Ewwwww. That is also unacceptable. As offensive as the toad is, he has the right to free speech like anyone else. throwing anything on him was a breach of something, not sure what. It certainly pushed free speech over the line. From my vantage point, it was an assault and battery.
I don’t think there are any good guys in this mix but there might be a few innocent by-standers. There was supposedly only 1 arrest. You have to be kidding me. That came close to becoming a melee.
Now here is a productive conversation. Cooper lead an informative discussion. Moe did a great job! Each prisoner costs over $800,000 a year! Where are the fiscal conservatives now? Col. Davis says we need to try them or send them home!
There is something about imprisonment forever without a trial that destroys all hope. The subject of Gitmo is on the front burner because of the prisoners are participating in a hunger strike. They are currently being force-fed through a nasal feeding tube.
What a difference between today’s interview and interview with Mr. Rude (aka Chris Matthews). This group was courteous and professional, unlike Matthews
What would YOU do with these prisoners and with the Gitmo facility?
If you have questions for Colonel Davis, leave them here for him.
There has been a lot of press lately on the Bi-County Parkway/North-South Corridor. The reasons to oppose this wasteful road are many. You can read all about it on the Prince William Conservation Alliance website, Myth vs Fact.
In a nutshell, this massive highway will save commuters 9 minutes while costing tax payers over one billion dollars and causing irreparable damage, fiscally and environmentally to Prince William County.
Yep folks, in exchange for decimating our county, using it like a cut through to benefit the Dulles Corridor commercial base, we get to save 9 minutes of commute time. Does the state really think that is a fair trade? Aren’t PWC citizens worth more? Apparently not, apparently our price tag is pretty cheap.
Corey Stewart is prancing around as Sean Connaughton’s new buddy. Maybe he forgets how much Sean despised him when he was first elected as Occoquan Supervisor. Maybe Corey forgets that he once was on opposing sides of Sean. Maybe Corey needs to understand that HE has now turned into the man he once reviled.
It isn’t too late for citizens to fight for what is in the best interest of not only Prince William County, but also the state. This Bi-County Parkway is simply irresponsible on so many levels.
The citizen meeting is tonight, Bull Run Middle School, 7 p.m. , cafeteria.
A Kentucky boy, aged 5, accidentally killed his 2 year old sister in a gun accident on Tuesday. The gun was apparently propped up in a corner of the room in the family’s trailer. Shockingly, the gun belonged to the 5 year old who received the gun as a gift.
There are so many things wrong in this story that it’s difficult to know where to start. Let’s start with a gun propped in a corner anywhere. Guns should be under lock and key if children are living in the home or even visiting the home.
Secondly, who would allow a 5 year-old to have a gun? What idiot would do this? What happened to ‘responsible gun ownership?’ How can a 5 year old be deemed ‘responsible’ with a deadly weapon? What idiot would give a 5 year-old a gun as a gift?
Thirdly, this weapon was a kid-sized gun, manufactured by Keystone Sporting Arms that has a special kid’s corner of their website complete with a rogue’s gallery of kiddie pics holding all sorts of little weapons that look like they could inflict some real harm on someone if they were on the business end of one of those guns. There were lots of little rifles in pink for the little ladies
We seem no closer to solving the problem of what to do with prisoners at Gitmo than we were in 2008.
Moe Davis tried valiently to address those concerns. However, Chris Matthews in his usual rude interview method, cut off Colonel Davis every time he opened his mouth.
I turn my TV off when Matthews comes on. He says stupid things and slobbers when he talks. He is rude to those he interviews and he answers his own questions. I am not sure why he bothers to have guests.
Nice job, Moe. I was Howling proud of you that you didn’t turn to the guy and tell him to STFU.