It’s High School All Over Again.

Woke up this AM to several stories about Ms. Sarkozy’s new book.  For those that don’t know, she is the wife of the French President, making her First Lady of France.

Frankly I don’t find the revelation about Michelle-My-Belle surprising.  I mean, isn’t kind of obvious she would hate her “job” as First Lady, considering how much she hates America?  I mean this is the woman who said that until BigO got elected she never had a reason to be proud of America.  Since that’s the only thing that made her happy to be an American, and his poll numbers are slipping as more and more Americans join the Tea Party Revolution…  Yea… It seems pretty obvious to me that she would hate her job as First Lady.

But that said, something about this whole story just seems…. I don’t know…  off? ugly? Almost like we’re caught between the two popular girls on the playground when they start an epic fight, using every bit of gossip they’ve gleaned against each other…  Actually, I think Dana Loesch has hit the nail on the head with her analysis:

Until now I hadn’t formed an opinion of Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy, but now I find her to be as loose with her discretion as she was with her body back when she was younger and not resigned to kitten heels because stilettos were ill fitting of a woman her age – even if I share her implied shock of such an admission from the First Lady. The swipe at the mother of Mr. Sarkozy’s children is embarrassingly tacky as well, but nothing shocks me from a woman willing to humble the status of the French first lady by putting out a comical little folk album. (

Then again, maybe this is a sort of retaliation for all the ways the O Admin has snubbed the French and our other allies. Regardless, it feels like tacky high school drama. But I just LUV this line from Dana:

Relatedly, remember how we were told that if Obama was elected he’d win prom queen of the world and Europa would respect us again? Not so much?

This is ridiculous.

President Barack Obama’s advisers will remove religious terms such as “Islamic extremism” from the central document outlining the U.S. national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.

That shift away from terrorism has been building for a year, since Obama went to Cairo, Egypt, and promised a “new beginning” in the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world. The White House believes the previous administration based that relationship entirely on fighting terror and winning the war of ideas.


If I was in charge of the party…

After the whole debacle of the GOP backing DeDe, I’ve heard whispers and rumors here and there about the possibility of the Tea Party movement starting a new political party.  I believe it’s a bad move.  I think conservatives would have much greater impact by taking back the party of Reagan, and making the RNC a haven for conservatism once again.  But how?  How can we do this?  I’ve thought long and hard about this and have several ideas that I would like to see the GOP do.

The first thing I’d do if I was in charge at the GOP, would be to close the primaries.  No more Open Primaries, no more allowing Democrats to pick our candidate for us.  And while we’re at it, get rid of the caucuses.  This nonsense of everyone show up and gather in our corner! “Quick, we don’t have enough to to beat him, and neither do you, join us!” Yea….  No.  Enough is enough.  Secret ballot is the way to go.  Set the registration deadlines and voting days for the primaries such that democrats can not register as republicans, vote, then switch back.  No more.  Republicans should be the ones picking the Republican candidates, thank you very much.

Step two for me would be to create a platform.  To do this, the GOP leadership should go to the people and ask what is important to them.  Novel idea I know, but hey… It just might work!  I’d bring in the Tea Party leadership and really listen to what they want.  Reconnect with the base and find out just what they want.  I’m betting that most conservatives would love to see a return to fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, less government intrusion in our lives.  We want candidates that support our ideals – that means Pro-Life.  We do not want things like Cap-n-Trade, Public Option Healthcare, or Card Check.  We want our freedoms back.  We also want to be safe, and no, those two are not mutually exclusive.  We want the congress to back off our intelligence guys, and let them do their jobs without fear of criminal charges.  We do not want “Enemy Combatants” on our soil, and we want candidates who will support our nation’s military and give them what they need to do their jobs.  As far as health care goes – two words.  Tort Reform.

Once the platform is set, we need to clean house.  All candidates and incumbents need to sign on to the party platform in order to recieve RNC support.  Anyone who does not vote in line with the platform, will not get funds from the RNC.  Not only that, but when a RINO crosses the line and will not vote in line with what the people want, the RNC should immediately call them out on it.  If, given the chance to change and the RINO does not, the RNC should pull funding from that campaign, and instead support a candidate who will support the party platform and vote the will of the people.

Along with that, if I ran the GOP, I would require all candidates wishing party funds to supply the party with every bit of dirt on their lives.  Like the pron? Have a weird fetish? We need to know.  Experimented with drugs? Cheated on a test in school?  We need to know.  If a person so much as stole a piece of cake off the wrong rack in a restaurant at age 4, I want to know.  The reason for being so intrusive – the Democrats will work overtime, and even hack into personal emails – to find the dirt on our candidates.  So we need to not only know ahead of time, but get ahead of the attacks.  We need people willing to say, “Yea, I did that… so what?” and let things roll off them.  We need to know what we are getting into and whether someone has too many skeletons in their closet to make it in politics.

Finally, we need to put up candidates in *every* race, from the Presidential race, all the way down to the smallest local races in each town.  There should never be a Democrat running unopposed, anywhere.  We need to tap into the base and get people to do more then just pick up a phone.  We need people willing to serve as Mayor, School Board Member, etc.

Fund raising will be easier when the people like what we stand for and are willing to support what we are trying to do.  The people have proven, with the NY-23 race, that the old GOP line – “At least we’re not as bad as the other guy!” – just will not do anymore.

Obama urges Mass. Governor to change the law

After Senator Ted “the Swimmer” Kennedy died, he left an open vote in the Senate.  Dude wasn’t even in the ground, and Obama was not only pushing for a replacement, but for the governor to change the law in Massachusetts so they could get a new guy in there faster.

A month after a White House spokesman labeled the issue a state matter, Patrick said he and Obama spoke about changing the law as they both attended Kennedy’s funeral in Boston last month. He also said White House aides have been in contact frequently ever since and pushing for the change so they can regain their filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate.


But here’s an interesting little nugget buried in this story – the law Obama wants changed ASAP, is one the Democrats changed in ’04.

Democrats changed the succession law in 2004 to create a five-month special election campaign and block then-Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, from naming a temporary replacement if Sen. John Kerry had won his presidential bid.

Seems a little fishy to try to change things again now, don’t you think?

Guess he expects the same kid-glove treatment

Politico reports:

President Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press corps Thursday night, but got agitated when he was faced with a substantive question.

Seems to me like he expects the same free ride he got during the campaign.  Combine this with the rehash of the old campaign site on the new site…  and well… Someone really needs to tell him he won, and things have “changed.”  Read the whole story at Politico here, and watch the footage for yourself.

(HT Scott of Scott’s Morning Brew VA)