House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy on Face the Nation Sunday said he “would caution the Obama administration from overselling” the deal Secretary Kerry just brokered with Iran adding that it is anything but a full dismantling of the nuclear program. He went on to say “When you have friends and allies inside the region strongly opposed to it, I would caution; and I agree that we should move forward with the sanctions in the Senate. Remember who we’re dealing with. We’re dealing with Iran. They are one of the top supporters of terrorism around the world and this is providing them resources and money. We should not take this lightly.”
Where we once gasped and or laughed at photos of our elected officials smoking cigarettes or appearing inebriated; I do believe the future will reveal much more. I simply wonder where the new line will be drawn? What will be seen as disqualifying as the age of digital cameras and smart phones reveals more and more of our collective past?
President George W. Bush made a rare public appearance Tuesday night as he and Former First Lady Laura Bush paid a visit to Jay Leno and The Tonight Show. At first glance, it is clear to see the former president is doing well and looks extremely comfortable in his role as “former president.” The tone of the interview was extremely lighthearted and only made a quasi-serious turn as Bush talked about his passion projects in Africa and working with wounded veterans.
A new survey finds that if the 2012 election match-up were held this month, Mitt Romney would hold the edge with the voters. Romney topped Obama 49 percent to 45 percent among registered voters in the Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday. Among all Americans, the 2012 rivals would be tied, at 47 percent.
In a taped interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Walker said he believes the GOP nominee needs to be a Washington outsider; someone who has “done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward.” You know – a governor or former governor. Convenient?
Kelly Ayotte was tasked with countering Nancy Pelosi Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press. Nice gig if you can get it. And the New Hampshire Senator opened by saying the Democrat-driven signature piece of legislation “was a mess.” Not surprisingly, host David Gregory was quick to push back by asking Senator Ayotte what Republicans are proposing as an alternative. To my dismay, Ayotte’s response was somewhat lacking. Truth be told, she offered almost nothing. Sprinkling in a few token talking points and a healthy dose of pandering to the notion of bipartisanship, she rather effectively made the case that libs are desperately making in an attempt to defend Obamacare – “Republicans have no plan.”
It seems adviser Harriet Myers was determined to prevent leaks and protect the campaign against “Chinese hackers”, so she devised a code for speaking about the names on the short list. Here’s the list (somewhat interesting): Kelly Ayotte, John Cornyn, Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels, Bill Frist, Mike Huckabee, Bob McDonnell, Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan; and the code name given to those that survived the next cut Christie (Pufferfish), Pawlenty (Lakefish), Portman (Filet o Fish), Rubio (Pescado) and Ryan (Fishconsin).
Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s place on the House Energy and Commerce Committee put her in prime position Wednesday to address the concerns of her constituents and question HHS (Health and Human Services) Director Kathleen Sebelius about the failed roll-out of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) website. “Some people like to drive a Ford not a Ferrari, and some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not a crystal stem.”