Impromptus: What Trump calls Schumer, &c.
One great lesson I learned from conservatives — it’s common sense, really — is that the character of the president matters. His behavior matters. The example he sets matters. The president sets a tone in the country (whether this …
Rudy Giuliani Illustrates the Problem with Terror Watch-List
This week, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani – who is serving as a national security adviser to Donald Trump – spoke favorably of requiring all Muslims on the federal government’s terrorist watch-list to wear electronic tracking devices. “I …
Yes, Liberals Are Less Patriotic
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani instantly became the most notorious man in America when he said at a conservative dinner in Manhattan that President Barack Obama doesn’t love America.
He gamely tried to defend the remark for …
Giuliani Calls on de Blasio to Apologize To the NYPD
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani says that Bill de Blasio isn’t responsible for the deaths of two New York City police officers last week, and that officers’ decision to turn their backs on the mayor at a funeral …
Rudy 2012? Better Bring a Different Strategy Than Last Time!
I really like Rudy Giuliani — too much for some readers in 2007-2008 — but I’m not sure what he, or the GOP, gets out of another presidential bid, as he’s hinting this morning.
If he is going to throw …
Rudy and Buddy and Gary, Oh My!
A reader writes in:
It’s getting exciting out here. You and I may be the only two people who haven’t acknowledged interest yet. Rudy is weighing another run. Yeah! If he gets two delegates, he’ll have done 100% …
Conventional Wisdom Pulls a Knife, Reality Pulls a Gun
I mentioned Mark Kirk’s $2.2 million haul in the last quarter, the second-best quarterly number I’ve seen, next to Marco Rubio.
But hey, it’s not like Kirk’s Democratic rival, Alexi Giannoulias, has to worry about money. I mean, his family owns …
Even Mao Would Say, ‘Hey, Pal, Leave Them Wanting More’
Since becoming president, Obama has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman, taped a question-and-answer promoting Conan O’Brien’s transition to The Tonight Show, taped a promotion for George Lopez, taped a video …
Why Are Ohio Voters Leaving the Democratic Party?
Hmmm. Over in Ohio . . .
In what could be a worrisome sign for the party that controls the White House and Ohio governor’s office, substantially more Democrats than Republicans are switching parties this year in early absentee-ballot requests from Ohio’s largest …
GOP Governors Shouldn’t Be Lincoln Themselves to Confedera-philia
As I mention in the introduction, today’s edition of the Jolt arrives later than usual, not because of Chaka but by my writing ability’s near-obliteration by an 11-hour car ride. North Carolina flew by, but I had to …
Giuliani’s Foreign Business Ties Shouldn’t Disqualify Him from State Department
As President-elect Donald J. Trump narrows his choices for secretary of state, he should ignore one absurd charge against a leading contender for that position. Rudolph W. Giuliani’s international business ties make him more, not less, eligible to be …
The Left’s Outrage over Giuliani Rings False
Does anybody really buy the Left’s faux outrage over former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s opinion, offered at a private event for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker last Wednesday, that President Obama does not love America? After all, …
The ‘Gotcha’ Game, Fair and Square
I attended the dinner in New York City last week during which Rudy Giuliani — an unexpected last-minute crasher — claimed President Obama “doesn’t love America.” The people there reacted the way you would when an angry uncle explodes …
Giuliani: Black Complaints About Police Treatment Are Legitimate
A week after saying black violence is the reason for heavy police presence in black communities, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani said some black complaints about rough treatment from cops are legitimate.
“I do believe that there is more …
Iowa GOP Donors to Christie: Please Run!
Well, here’s a development sure to irk backers of every Republican not named Chris Christie. A group of Iowa Republican donors is traveling to Trenton to, in effect, beg him to run for president:
Some of Iowa’s top …
Rob Bluey sends along some interesting news: The Heritage Foundation is about to become much more than a think tank.
Heritage’s board of trustees today approved the creation of a 501c4 grassroots advocacy group to actively encourage lawmakers to …
Oh Yeah, This Guy’s at the Top of His Game.
Speaking at Penn State University, Sen. Arlen Specter said how proud he was to get the endorsement of the state’s College Republicans.
Ha-ha, everyone chuckled. He meant “College Democrats,” obviously.
Eh, except that they hadn’t endorsed him.
Democrats, Republicans, endorsed, …
Glenn Beck: ‘I really like Rick Santorum . . . This guy gets it 110 percent.’
A few moments ago in the car, I heard Glenn Beck, talking about the 2012 prospects, declare, “I really like Rick Santorum . . . This guy gets it 110 percent.”
This is Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and occasional NRO contributor.
Maybe I’m a Niche Audience
No sheep that ran into Dante on his journeys through the underworld? No giant floating head of the Democratic incumbent? Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is now advertising on television in California, and there’s bad news for those of us …
Does Hawaii Want a Congressman Who Opposes Tax Hikes? Well, Yeah.
Wow, this is lame. The DCCC is getting involved in Hawaii’s special House election, except that the Republican candidate, Charles Djou, is about as menacing as a Care Bear. So their line of attack is . . . for signing a pledge not …