Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Senator Marco Rubio Slams Obamas Naive Negotiations with Cuba

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) had some harsh words for President Barack Obama's diplomatic naivite as displayed in his deal to release American hostages in exchange for normalizing relations with Castro's Cuba.

Rubio labeled Mr. Obama as the worst negotiator in American history.  But when a leader is driven to do something and faces no consequences from an electorate then any excuse will do.

Senator Bob Menendez on Let's Make a Deal with Havana

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the outgoing Chairman of the Senator Foreign Relations Committee, had harsh words for the deal which effectively normalized diplomatic relations with the Fidel and Raul Castro governed Cuba.

Senator Menendez opined that trading for the freedom of Alan Gross sets an extremely dangerous precedent which invites rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as a bargaining chip. 

Agnes Moorehead on Life

Agnes Moorehead on Life

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jeb Bush on Exploring

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) has indicated on Twitter and Facebook  that he is actively exploring a run for the White House in 2016.  This announcement is no great surprise, as he has been toying with this decision for years, and facilitating for faux leaks.  Last week, the press reported Jeb's secret meeting with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on how to win the nomination without pandering and presumably circumventing the influence of the Tea Party.  

The two term Governor has a name which acts as a two edge sword, as he is the son of President George H.W. Bush and brother of President George W. Bush.  Due to the legacy and residual resentment for "41" and "43", a prospective "45" may find that his surname is a four letter word in more ways than one.

Thus Jeb Bush seeks to be run on his own record.  So as Jeb explores embarking on a run for the White House, voters ought to explore Jeb's record and his fundamental policy positions.

Gov. Jeb Bush has been outspoken about encouraging amnesty and comprehensive immigration reform.  In addition, Governor Bush was noted for making educational improvements to the Sunshine State's school system.  However, his steadfast support of Common Core brings charges of crony capitalism benefiting establishment Republicans with education businesses.   By endorsing effective immigration amnesty and Common Core are not popular among grassroots Republicans.  No wonder why Jeb visited "Juan" McCain for his advice.  

There is little doubt what Jeb will find in his explorations.  Republican Party activists might find a white elephant and certainly a RINO. 

Santa in Fatigues?

President Obama on Santa in Fatigues

While speaking at Joint Base Mc Guire- Fort Dix in New Jersey, President Obama compared the military to being like "Santa in fatigues".

The stone silence from the assembled troops was not the desired response, the Commander-in-Chief ad libbed to mention C-130s to get an applause line.

Maybe Old Saint Nick can bring a new teleprompter to put under the Christmas tree to make it Mele Kalikimaka for someone special in Kailua. Or maybe after returning to the White House after his 17 day Christmas vacation, there can be more mature speechwriters.  

Milton Friedman on Open Borders

Milton Friedman on Open Borders