Ups and downs

September 30, 2013
Chris Christie goes to Camden
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

UP: Hillary Clinton baggage.

DOWN: President Obama’s polls.

UP: Any GOP governor for president in 2016.

DOWN: Any GOP senator for president in 2016.

UP: Misguided, irrational zeal for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).

DOWN: Stature of the U.S. Senate .

UP:  FreedomWorks’ fundraising off of Senate histrionics.

DOWNFreedomWorks’ integrity, given its rush to denounce a GOP Senate “betrayal.”

UP: Chances Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will remain in power for the foreseeable future.

DOWN: The Free Syrian Army.

UP: President Obama’s concern for human rights.

DOWN:  Political dissidents who were bolstered by the idea American is on their side.

UP: New Jersey Republicans.

DOWN: Virginia Republicans.

UP: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (who rebuked the defunding nonsense).

DOWN: Snobby Ivy-leaguers.

UP: Conservative hawks’ admiration for Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)

DOWN: Conservative hawks’ admiration for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

UP: A future in which every dictator has a Twitter account.

DOWN: Administration devotion to press and personal freedom in China, Egypt, Syria and Iran.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.
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