Heckling may not be the most effective way to express an opposing opinion, but at least there’s a glimpse of hope that not everyone buys into the valueless words coming out of the President’s mouth.
Obama faced a heckler again this week with an uncanny response. “This is part of the lively debate we talked about,” was the President’s remark. He hasn’t fooled me, but the President has zero success for positive outcomes from debate. The reason being, he simply doesn’t absorb, listen, consider, or acknowledge any thought, opinion, or idea different than his own. This is the main ingredient in the recipe for the disaster this country has endured for nearly 5 years.
Check out the video here.
Republican Mark Sanford defeats Democrat Elizabeth Colbert in the South Carolina Special Election today. There hasn’t been a Democratic congressional representative in the district in decades, but there were certainly concerns leading up to the election. A win is a win, and former governor Sanford won. We’ll take a Republican victory anywhere we can get one.
Senator Marco Rubio requested a study regarding job creation as a result of immigration reform. The Social Security Administration found that the immigration bill could potentially create 3.22 million jobs by 2024.
And this just in; Some Democrats are concerned Obamacare will fail because not enough people will sign up. Yes, that is their concern.
These suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings entered this nation and received asylum: one with permanent residency, the other with citizenship just last year. The irony of the circumstance is baffling to anyone who isn’t an utter sociopath.
This opens a big can of worms because of the latest efforts and thoughts for establishing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but will these conditions alter the way we proceed? It should.
There are many LEGAL immigrants in the United States such as students, working professionals, family members, etc. who have done everything right. They filled out the paperwork, paid their fees, some even pay taxes, and stay out of trouble. When or how did it become a good idea to put illegal aliens in front of contributing members of our nation? And this is before we even get into the financial drain they are on our government.
Back to the drawing board, but where do we start? And where do we draw the line?
Rand Paul’s trip to Israel is sparking speculation about 2016. Weigh in, Ron Paul supporters, would your support automatically transfer from father to son?
The idea has been floating around this week and Carney refuses to rule out. What say ye, PD?
Obama has given a giant “in your face” to the GOP (and some gay rights groups) by nominating Chuck Hagel (RINO-NE).
Any chance he crashes and burns or is he a lock to be confirmed?
Political Derby’s editors and contributors are happy to announce that the site has been acquired by Matador Web Group of Scottsdale, Arizona. Your new editor is the talented and energetic, Elizabeth Reycroft.
Please welcome Elizabeth and her colleagues to the family. They’ve got big things in store for 2013 and beyond.
On a personal note, it’s been a tremendous pleasure to associate with the many regulars who’ve populated the track for over eight years. We’ve always done things differently here, and I’m grateful for those who’ve respected our approach. With few exceptions, this has been a safe place to debate and discuss politics without the profanity, name calling and bigotry that poisons so many other web sites.
Our most popular feature, and the one that most distinguished us, has always been the White House Power Rankings. Rest assured, they’re not going anywhere. Stay tuned for updated rankings and the reintroduction of the Political Derby Composite.
Finally, a special thanks to my childhood pal, Stephen Fountain. Without him in the early stages, PD would have never developed. I’d also like to thank David Kaiser, a very talented wordsmith and great friend; and, Scott Robinson, the brains behind the PDC and a guy who had every reason to check out during 2012, but stuck with us and contributed to our success.
On to 2016…
Following the fiscal cliff debacle? Try WaPa’s live feed.
Happy New Year, America. Enjoy the ball dropping and the taxes rising…
Step aside, Joe Biden. Steny Hoyer has made the most insensitive, stupid comment of 2012.
“It’s somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, ‘I’m going to shoot my child if you don’t do what I want done.’ You don’t want to shoot your child. There’s no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt, that I’ve talked to,” House Minority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday.
Filed Under Media Clips and Issues on Dec 26
Entertaining stroll back around the 2012 track.
Filed Under General on Dec 25
The PD family would like to wish you a gargantuan Merry Christmas. For just one day, may we all choose not to think about cliffs, Plan B’s, tax pledges, Boehners and Pelosis.
Your editors recognize that without our loyal readers, commenters and longtime lurkers, PD would be four strange guys arguing about politics via text message.
Politico has a look at Boehner’s boneheaded and backfired ‘Plan B’ strategy.
Can the Speaker survive this GOP revolt or is Speaker Boehner about to come Congressman Boehner?
Politico reports that Obama will announce a guns task force chaired by Joe Biden.
With most of the Newton funerals still to come this week, is it too soon? Will the task force be any more effective than most failed government inventions?
Dana Loesch is among those suggesting the president dropped politics into his speech at the vigil for the victims of Friday’s horrific massacre in Connecticut. The left has viscously attacked her in return. (Caution: Strong language.)
What’s your take?
This piece – Promise vs. Reality in Newark on Mayor’s Watch – is worth your time today. And if you’ve ever wondered if the NYT was capable of shredding a liberal, wonder no more.
I’m happy to report that good things are happening behind the scenes at Political Derby. Things may be quiet during the holidays — traditionally a slow time anyway — but in January we’ll announce plans for the months and years ahead.
On behalf of every editor and contributor who has come and gone over the last eight years, Merry Christmas!
Yesterday, Newt appeared on “Meet the Press” and said what I’ve been saying for a long time. If Hillary runs in 2016, she’s going to be very tough to beat.
Further, if you’re a republican and you’re already licking your conservative chops over 2016, check out this fascinating chart at the Washington Post. The dems are working with a sharp electoral college edge that’s going to be tough to dull.