This list comes to us from Politico. Plenty to chew on.
It’s a tough race for Senator Pat Roberts. After 18 years in the Senate he is in a political dogfight with independent candidate Greg Orman. Orman is leading right now by 10 points – in Kansas – this election. This year should have been a cakewalk for a GOP senator from the Sunflower State. But no.
Roberts isn’t going out without calling in every favor he can from K Street Washington however.
This is a partisan bit of analysis from The Weekly Standard, but I think it is fair. For how the GOP works against the interests of the people just see the post prior to this one.
It’s true. There is a predisposition toward war in the official corridors of Washington DC now. But this country was supposed to mind its own business. That was a founding principal.
We are about to make another mistake in the Middle East because our president (and nearly everyone else in DC) took the bait ISIS set. But let’s be honest, our “leaders” wanted to take the bait. Obama and McCain have been miffed ever since the people rose up and kept them from bombing Syria about this time last year.
Wow, things just got really weird in the Senate Intelligence Committee, and awesome. I am very pleased to see this. I think the move on ISIS is a political one and that is just tragic. It will be more tragic if we go in there. Obama has no legitimacy at this point domestically and has even less in the overseas arena. Frankly the administration appears willing to sacrifice the lives of Americans so that it can keep the Senate.
Yeah, I said it.
One of the points we try to make here at ACC is that it’s not that “bad” people are in government and that what we need are “good” people to come in and take the reins. It is of course a very good thing when we are lucky enough to have honest people representing us in Washington, and it does happen, but generally it is the system that is the problem. It is too large. It runs too much of our lives. There is too much power vested in Washington. This power attracts the power hungry like moths to a bug zapper and often corrupts the decent people who find themselves in DC.
Oops. Our bad.
Funny, the Senator who is most angry (or at least drove the inquiry of CIA actions) was Dianne Feinstein, Ms. Police State herself. She sure does hate it when she’s spied on. Now other Americans? Not such a big deal.
Does Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) really think that putting government in charge of college accreditation will make higher ed more competitive? Is he that naive?
Why is the leader of the Senate weighing in on this? Why is this any of his business? I mean we know why he’s weighing in. But he still shouldn’t be doing it. Same goes for the president.*