April 06 | 4:07 AM | Comments (0)
Mention his name to most Washington, D.C., insiders and plenty of his GOP colleagues, and you will hear everything from “frustrating” to “crazy.” But Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky might be just conventionally unconventional enough to stun his party and the nation in 2016.
Posted 3/20/2013 | Comments (0)
Being a native of Atlanta, I always resented media depictions and popular culture images of Georgia as a state where everyone wore overalls, had three teeth in their head and liberally used terms like “ain’t” and “gonna” in their daily vocabulary. The problem is when reality programs like “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” depict exactly that, well, it starts to become a losing battle.
Posted 3/16/2013 | Comments (0)
The Wall Street Journal of Feb. 27 tells the story in its own headlines.
Posted 3/7/2013 | Comments (0)
Of course, just like the "fiscal cliff" we never jumped off of, the nation will likely never see the so-called "sequester" or "automatic sequential budget cuts" that were agreed to by President Obama and Congress in the fall of 2011 come to fruition in March.
Posted 3/2/2013 | Comments (0)
Now we have literally seen it all. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida takes a few sips of water in delivering the Republican response to the State of the Union address, and it becomes the coldest “splash” the media have allegedly seen in years. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- with gasoline as high as we’ve seen it -- advocates increasing the gasoline tax, spilling an entire gallon of potentially politically flammable liquid with virtually no media interest.
Posted 2/23/2013 | Comments (0)
For most in the political commentary business, labels come and go.
Posted 2/13/2013 | Comments (0)
Gomer Pyle, USMC, in his 80s, just got married to some guy from Hawaii. Some football player from Notre Dame had a dead virtual girlfriend who really wasn’t alive. And the media are reporting that we’ve been out of the recession since March 2009. Well as Gomer would have said, “Golly!”
Posted 2/6/2013 | Comments (0)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s always funny when I’m in Washington to see the staffers, aides, lobbyists and elected officials as they do their thing. They can make you feel like an outsider -- unless you were there doing what they did when Ronald Reagan was sworn in. Then you realize that they are just a younger version of you.
Posted 1/23/2013 | Comments (0)
For my money, the single most talented voice in the modern history of talk radio is retiring later this month. Not “one of” the most talented -- the most talented.
Posted 1/16/2013 | Comments (0)
Oh, the carnage. President Barack Obama played his cards masterfully, as the Republican Party once again caved in to one of his endless games of legislative chicken.
Posted 12/26/2012 | Comments (0)
I remember it well. It was Christmastime 1995, and much of the business establishment seemed furious with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich. As his political chair, I was hearing them out. Moreover, I was by then CEO of one of the nation’s largest producers of corporate annual reports -- big-ticket items -- so I was listening intently.
Posted 12/22/2012 | Comments (0)
Regardless of how the so-called “fiscal cliff” ends, one thing is clear: The combined group of Americans whose age comprises either the last few years of the baby boom, which is said to have ended in 1963, and most of the so-called “Generation X,” which followed and ended in 1984, will collectively get the worst end of a deal that, as a whole, they do not want -- when and if ever Congress and the President quit playing their games of alternative threats and capitulation.
Posted 12/15/2012 | Comments (0)
Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was on cruise control to win a 2014 bid for re-election until he made a comment on a station in Macon that ignited a political firestorm.
Posted 12/8/2012 | Comments (0)
After several weeks of endless postmortems of the 2012 presidential contest, Republicans seem to be trending in most articles as being in disarray and with little hope of regaining the White House for years to come, if ever in our lifetime.
Posted 12/1/2012 | Comments (0)
To claim that one has read a great deal about the assassination of John F. Kennedy is not unique. That’s why the tragic day of Nov. 22, 1963 led to a cottage industry of conspiracy books, non-conspiracy books, videos and movies.
Posted 10/24/2012 | Comments (0)
It may be temporary and fleeting, but for the moment, the amazing performance of Gov. Mitt Romney and the complete flop of President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate has either propelled Romney to frontrunner status or at least made him competitive in critical swing states -- and it also appears to be improving the chances of other Republican candidates around the nation.
Posted 9/29/2012 | Comments (0)
Sept. 11, 2012, seemed like it was going to be another solemn day to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 -- and, by pure coincidence, a day that Republican Mitt Romney was to take an endless parade of negative articles from top conservatives and Republicans blasting his namby-pamby campaign against Barack Obama.
Posted 9/15/2012 | Comments (0)
Halfway through the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., one thing was obvious. Despite great planning and perfect execution by the head of the committee responsible for day-to-day operations of the event, longtime RNC committeeman Alec Poitevint, the Tampa event was a burden to pull off. Here is the real story behind the 2012 convention.
Posted 8/29/2012 | Comments (0)
I have already gone on record saying the Mitt Romney campaign has not been mean and tough enough.
Posted 8/18/2012 | Comments (0)
No one would believe it, but a combined effort by Tea Party activists and the NAACP helped defeat the proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation on the 10 main counties that make up some 6 million people living in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Posted 8/11/2012 | Comments (0)
As one who polled the 2008 presidential race extensively, it dawned on me, looking at the various “swing state” surveys taken recently, that many pollsters might be making a significant error that results in President Barack Obama with a lead, when perhaps the lead in reality belongs to Mitt Romney.