No kidding. Given that the top GOP donors in Texas and California are pro-immigration reform “the notion that supporting immigration reform is a political death wish for Republicans seems to be more a folk myth than anything else.”
No argument here. “If [Bradley] Manning disagreed with our war policy against terrorists, he could have applied for conscientious objector status, left the military, and spoken publicly about his disagreement without revealing classified information. But that course of action would not have given him the worldwide fame he wanted or made him a hero to the anarchists and others like Julian Assange, one of the founders of WikiLeaks, who hate America. Manning has gotten exactly what he deserves for his illegal behavior.”
No way he’s going to wade into that sewer. “White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted Wednesday that it was President Obama’s job to focus on the economy and not brewing municipal scandals as he fielded multiple questions about sexually improper behavior by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.”
No nonsense. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had the same reaction to the Pentagon’s scare tactics on Syria that I did: “Basically, [Gen.] Dempsey said we would have to declare World War III in order to help the Syrians. One phrase was ‘hundreds and hundreds of planes and tanks and thousands of troops.’ This affirms everything bad I have seen about military leadership in my time. It’s the worst I have ever seen.”
No joke. From the Cook Political Report: “Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton will announce next week that he will challenge Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. Early polling in the race indicates a very close general election. One Republican poll showed Cotton leading Pryor by eight points. Cotton is unlikely to get any meaningful challenge for the GOP nomination. The race moves to the Toss Up column.”
No thank you. What red state Democrat is going to want his help? “There was a political question to the president from one of our more vulnerable members and the question was simply: when you said you fought your last campaign please tell us you’ll be there for us in 2014. . . . And he said I fought my last campaign, but I’m there for you.”
No going back to 2010. “The number of conservative challengers going up against GOP members of Congress hasn’t developed as had been expected. . . .The tea party has been a victim of its own successes, pushing the center of gravity in the House decidedly rightward. But as the movement has been effective in checking Obama’s agenda, the urgency for replacing Republican compromisers has diminished. After a wave of not-ready-for-primetime tea-party candidates famously imploded in the last two elections, Republicans fear an encore. They may get a whimper, instead.” In other words, no need to cower in fear of a primary challenge over immigration reform.