December 18, 2017

The Decline and Fall of Political Discourse

As the easily predicable disaster that is ObamaCare continues to evolve, two things are certain: one, Barack Obama and his minions will never admit failure and reverse course; and two, the vitriol emanating from the Left aimed at obliterating their political opposition will intensify during the upcoming year far beyond what has been experienced during […]

The Best Political Ad for 2014

Barry promised a zillion times on camera that Americans under ObamaCare would be able to keep their health care insurance if they liked it, that they would be able to keep the same doctors, and so on.  Were these lies? Obama and his flacks seem incapable to saying that the president lied to the American people.  There […]

ObamaCare a Planned Disaster for Political Reasons

IT experts are starting to weigh in on the spectacular fail of the ObamaCare launch, and explain what happened: political imperatives trumped everything else.  The debut of ObamaCare is a perfect demonstration of why government should not be trusted with our health care. People with common sense and reality-based principles — in a word, conservatives — […]

Rand Paul Shifts Political Orbit

The political world changed its orbit Wednesday as Rand Paul seized the spotlight in his March 6 filibuster. Rand Paul — not this author’s favorite before — is probably now the 2016 front-runner for president. But the difference results from fundamental changes in substance. How can one day be that big of a deal? Because […]

The Growing Tyranny of the Political Elite

Recently, the White House released a photo of the president shooting skeet.  But where’s the snap of him fishing for bass?  Apparently the White House felt compelled to portray Obama as a marksman in light of the widespread pushback over the administration’s gun control agenda but felt no urgency to defend the prospect of the […]

Part One of a New Political Strategy

There are lots of steps required for conservatives to regain the political upper hand, but here’s the first: Exempt defense from sequestration. At CFIF, I explain that it’s both good policy and good politics. On policy, while making clear that defense should not be exempt from savings, but just from this huge, meat-cleaver chopping action, […]

Political Fog Finally Lifts

At long last, the decades-long attempt by both parties to blur ideological lines has come to a halt.  Bill Clinton’s “triangulation” and George W. Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” are out, and contrasting visions are in. With the country’s future hanging in the balance, Americans are getting serious about politics, and it’s all good for the political […]

Weekend Political Wrap-Up

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 3.11.12 @ 11:48AM 1. Ron Paul won the popular vote in his first primary or caucus — the Virgin Islands — but Mitt Romney still ended up walking away with most of the delegates. Dave Weigel explains. 2. That was pretty much […]

Obama Faces Fearful Political Geography in November

The geographic concentration of much of President Obama’s political support in a few large Blue States and urban areas means that he could be defeated for re-election this November even while winning the popular vote.  What few seem to have seriously considered so far is how daunting the present shape of the political battlefield actually […]

Obama’s Political Ploys Could Backfire

Barack Obama is taking a bigger risk than he realizes, testing the limits of the American electorate’s patience with his insultingly manipulative political strategies.  He is playing with fire. The president’s campaign strategy is to distract attention from his record of failure by attacking a do-nothing Congress.  He has pointed his finger (yet again) at […]