Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Trump factor & the Iran nuclear deal with Richard Baehr


Guest:  Richard Baehr, Chief Political Correspondent at American Thinker, joins me for a look at the Trump factor, the GOP, the Clinton problems and the state of the Iran nuclear deal in the Congress............

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Happy # 80 to Frank Robinson


We remember one of the best baseball players ever.   I'm talking about Frank Robinson who turns 80 today.

Frank was the MVP in both leagues. As an Oriole, he led the O's to 4 AL pennants and the World Series in 1966 & 1970.

Frank's career was more than numbers.  He was the team leader and a credit to the game of baseball.


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2016: I think that there are more surprises ahead for Democrats

(My new American Thinker post)


Democrats are having a little civil war about the direction of the party.  On one hand, you have Senator Sanders pushing the party to the left.     On the other hand, you have a lot of Democrats between New York City and San Francisco wondering about the future of the party.     Then there is Mr. O'Malley, who is demanding debates!  He may have finally found his voice, as my friend Barry Casselman writes.


The Democrats have been here before.


The Democrats' party war did not start with Sanders or O'Malley.  It was clearly evident in 2000, when 2.8 million voted for Mr. Nader, a protest vote against the so-called centrist Clinton policies. 


One of those liberals who opposed Gore was a fellow named Michael Moore, who blasted the Clinton-Gore economy.


The internal party war was put off by the the Florida recount.  Add the Iraq War, and the left had a lot to hate Bush about.  The party would have exploded if VP Gore had pulled off the 2000 election, especially if he had invaded Iraq, as I think that he would have after 9/11.


In 2016, they won't have Bush to complain about, although some will.  They have the Obama record, a wimpy economy, and a foreign policy that no one loves, unless you are an Obama cultist first class!


Mr. Sanders keeps going around talking about the lousy economy and landscape for the middle class.  Can someone whisper in Mr. Sanders's ear that he's talking about the Obama years?  Ditto Governor O'Malley.


What will 2016 be like for Democrats?  Will it be more like 2008 or 1968?  My guess is that it will be more like '68 as we see the left go for the party's throat and potentially lead it to an electoral disaster.


Ironically, some of the people running for president, or contemplating a run, are old enough to be part of that generation of 1968.  


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The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda


Guest:  Bill Katz, editor of Urgent Agenda.........a police officer is killed in the Houston area.........is the Obama administraation doing enough to support the police?    we will look at the latest vote numbers in the US Congress about the Iran nuclear deal......it's very close......a majority of the US Congress is likely to reject it........the Trump-Ramos encounter and the emergence of "activists" in journalism.......Trump continues to expand his lead..........Hillary Clinton is losing her lead..........the talk of VP Biden is likely to grow as the Congress comes back to town in September........more Planned Parenthood videos..........and other political stories from the front pages..........


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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The problem is Jeb, not Bush


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Blog: The problem is Jeb, not Bush



We hear that Jeb Bush's campaign is in trouble.  Donors are not donating, according to Politico:
Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned.
There are different versions of what transpired. The Florida-based fundraising consultants — Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Aleksander — have said that they voluntarily quit the campaign and were still working with Bush's super PAC, Right to Rise Super PAC. Others said the three, who worked under the same contract, were let go because they were no longer needed for the current phase of the campaign.   None of the three responded to requests for comment. Bush spokesman Tim Miller would only say that “Governor Bush has the widest and deepest fundraising operation of any candidate in the field. Ann Herberger — a longtime aide with more than two decades of experience in state and national politics — will continue to lead the operation in Florida with our team in Miami.
Okay, let's give Bush the benefit of the doubt and file this under "no chemistry between us."  

My guess is that this is more than a personality conflict.  Like the inevitable Clinton on the other side, the inevitable Bush is struggling, too.

Jeb Bush should thank God that his campaign has hit a wall and take the time to correct a few things.  Otherwise, he may find himself sitting at the convention watching someone else accept the nomination.

Jeb does not have a Bush, or Common Core, or immigration reform problem.  I understand that there are pockets in the party that oppose him on those issues, primarily the last two.    

He has a Jeb problem, such as Jeb is trying to please everybody and trying to win votes from people who aren't going to vote for the GOP anyway.  Jeb is trying to be nice to the media.  He should talk to John McCain about that.

At the same time, he can override those concerns by talking about his record as governor, a good performance according to every one of my GOP friends in Florida.  I hear criticisms of Bush's record in Florida, but it comes from people who are not going to vote for him anyway – i.e., liberals.

Let's go to the recent Ramos vs. Trump incident.  Jeb Bush came out and said that Ramos deserves more respect.  Wasn't Ramos the one who was ranting on the floor, demanding that Mr. Trump answer his question first?   

Frankly, it would have been better if Jeb had said nothing.  Zip your mouth, and let Ramos and Trump deal with it.

I understand that the media is asking Jeb Bush about the incident.  He could have said that Ramos should have waited his turn and that Trump should be more specific on immigration proposals.  Next question, please!  Why get dragged into this?

In my opinion, Jeb Bush is a very decent man, with a solid conservative record.  However, he needs to watch a little bit of Trump and borrow a few Trump-isms.   

Jeb does not look as though his heart is in the game.  My guess is that some donors are starting to feel the same way.

Thankfully, he's got time to turn this around, but he'd better get started pronto – a Spanish word that he understands!

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The state of race relations in the US



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