Bill O’Reilly’s True Colors

O’Reilly always claims he is a traditionalist and that he calls it fair and straight down the middle. Bill O’Reilly interviewed Donald Trump just before the Super bowl.  During this interview, when O’Reilly said that Putin was a killer, Trump badmouthed the US, implying it was no better than Russia. O’Reilly was taken aback. And yet a couple of weeks later on his show’s eMail segment he said – Trump believes in America’s greatness, while Obama thought the US had […]

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Double Standards?!

This is from an instagram screenshot via Facebook (author unknown)

Bill Clinton had an affair and tried to cover it up. Let’s impeach him. Trump had an affair and flaunted it, let’s elect him President.
Hillary deleted eMails and fessed up to it. Let’s call her crooked and investigate her to the ends of the earth. Trump defies a judge’s order and deletes eMail. He is just being a businessman.
Hillary has a penchant for privacy. Let’a call her untrustworthy. Trump does not […]

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Political Tribalism

The latest fracas about Donald Trump just illustrates further that for all of the Republican Party’s talk of principles such as, conservatism, reverence for the constitution, etc., it is just hogwash.  The GOP has to its credit always indicated a simple mantra for explaining what was their guiding political principle, namely “Lower Taxes, Less Government, Free Trade, More Freedom”.  But if you look at their policies, this is what is clear:

In the 1980s and 1990s, the “less government” part did […]

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Trump is Right (Sadly So)!

Donald Trump caused quite a stir when he answered a question about abortion from Chris Mathews. He said that if abortion was banned and then a woman underwent the procedure, then she should be subjected to some punishment, though he was not sure what the punishment would be.  This invited a howl of protests from the ant-choice (“Pro-Life”) crowds, saying the women was a victim and so should not be punished, etc.  But what Trump’s comments really revealed, were the […]

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Scary Choices

Last Thursday’s GOP debate ought to make every American voter really concerned. The three leading candidates on stage (Trump, Rubio and Cruz) were vying to be – Who’s the most obnoxious one on stage! If you listened to their policy positions, you would think that they had taken leave of their senses. What’s even more scary, is that of these three, Trump was the one who showed some human empathy for those less fortunate. The other two were eager to show […]

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Marco Rubio – Just a Glib Frontman for Vested Interests?

Senator Rubio’s Saturday debate performance in New Hampshire has been mocked all over the media. David Frum perfectly captures, via this twitter stream, the difference between Rubio in 2016 and Obama in 2008.  Sure, both are/were inexperienced and untested. Yet there is a world of difference between the two. Rubio tries to justify his seeking of the office of the Presidency, with a backhanded compliment to Obama, saying that though Obama was inexperienced, he was still able to bring about changes that Republicans […]

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The Inconsistencies of the Thoughtful Conservative

David Brooks is generally well regarded and considered a thoughtful conservative. But the inconsistencies in his columns bother me. Apparently, I am not the only one. Here’s one, pointed out by Shroedinger’s Cat:
According to the esteemed New York Times columnist and expert on humility, one not only needs to lead a  perfect life but also needs an impeccable pedigree to expect any kind of fair treatment at the hands of police or other authorities. In the case of  Freddie Gray, the most […]

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Power of the Neocon Propoganda

Yesterday Jeb Bush gave speech on foreign policy that the pundits promptly credited with being a serious speech on policy. His main contention was that the marauding ISIS is Obama’s (and Clinton’s) fault. He neatly brushed aside the events that lead to the current situation. But let’s unpack his speech, shall we.
1.  The Iraq war was a dumb war that we should never have gone into. Bush started it, with a little assist from Congress (most Republicans, Clinton and some congressional […]

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