The Hillary Clinton Paradigm

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Gubmint Shutdown, Obama OppositionLeave a Comment

Courtesy of the Rolling Stone, this is how it works: You start with the assumption that Hillary Clinton is corrupt. After all, there have been whispers and accusations and investigations and allegations and scandals with ominous names like WHITEWATER and BENGHAZI for years. Even if you can’t describe exactly what she’s done wrong, there must be something to all these … Read More

Dear Glenn Greenwald

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Obama OppositionLeave a Comment

Dear Glenn Greenwald: I read your article in The Intercept which basically asserts hypocrisy on the part of Democrats/Obama when it comes to Putin.  You are correct in pointing out that Obama himself suggested a “reset” with Russia, that Obama did not want to go to war with Russia over that country’s invasion of the Crimea, and that Obama suggested … Read More

Benghaziiiiiiiiiiii! Report!!

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Libya, Obama OppositionLeave a Comment

The New York Times headline says it all: But you wouldn’t know that reading the right wing blogs. Sure the report condemns many things, but not Hillary Clinton.  Of course, wingnuts will try to blur the lines. Here’s what the New York Times says: Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House … Read More

Trump Implies Obama Is A Terrorist

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Obama OppositionLeave a Comment

In an interview with Fox News, Trump strongly implied that President Obama either condones or was actually connected to the Orlando shootings. This is the Washington Post article that enraged Trump so much he revoked their press credentials. Donald Trump seemed to repeatedly accuse President Obama on Monday of identifying with radicalized Muslims who have carried out terrorist attacks in the … Read More

Short Takes

Ken AshfordCongress, Election 2016, Gubmint Shutdown, Obama Opposition, Republicans, Voter Suppression & Voter SecurityLeave a Comment

(1)  Trump likes to say that he is bringing enthusiasm to the GOP and people are voting in the Republican race in massive numbers, which means that Democrats should be worried about the general election. Is he right? He is not. As many have pointed out, voter turnout is an indication of the competitiveness of a primary contest, not of what will … Read More


Ken AshfordBreaking News, Congress, Constitution, Election 2016, Obama & Administration, Obama Opposition, Republicans, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

Is it hard to do cartwheels over President Obama’s choice of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland today.  Professor Epstein seems to think he’s a good liberal… … but you always have to question the methodology of these things. Merrick Garland is 63 years old and currently serves as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of … Read More

Obama’s Three Supreme Court Nominees

Ken AshfordObama Opposition, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

They are not as progressive as some might hope. This is a feature, not a bug, of Obama’s choices. He wants to nominate a Supreme Court justice that can’t be dinged for being a radical communist. So who are these guys (and yeah, they’re guys…)? Srinivasan, 49, was born in India and emigrated as a young child with his family … Read More

The Scalia Gambit

Ken AshfordConstitution, Election 2016, Obama Opposition, Republicans, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

Without question, the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has set all sides of the political spectrum into a frenzy.  Everybody is weighing, but the stupidest comments are coming from Republicans who say that Obama shouldn’t nominate a justice at all because there is an election coming up.  Rand Paul, who supposedly loves the Constitution, says that Obama has a … Read More

Activist Supreme Court Rules On Climate Change

Ken AshfordConstitution, Environment & Global Warming & Energy, Obama Opposition, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

Crazy: In a major setback for President Obama’s climate change agenda, the Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the administration’s effort to combat global warming by regulating emissions from coal-fired power plants. The brief order was not the last word on the case, which is most likely to return to the Supreme Court after an appeals court considers an expedited … Read More

Worse Than Watergate

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Obama Opposition, Political ScandalsLeave a Comment

The Benghazi investigation has been the longest in special congressional investigative history: The House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks is now the longest congressional investigation in history, committee Democrats announced today. As of Monday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi, has been active for 72 weeks — surpassing the record previously held by the Watergate Committee in the 1970’s. Of course, … Read More

GOP 2016 Race Shorts

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Obama Opposition, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

(1)  IRAQ WITHDRAWAL Let’s get one thing clear, because I don’t think this is the first time it is going to come up. Regardless of whether you think it was good or bad, the withdrawal of troops from Iraq was Bush’s idea, not Obama’s.  I say this because Jeb was on the campaign trail yesterday spewing nonsense: The former Florida governor … Read More

This Says It All

Ken AshfordHealth Care, Obama OppositionLeave a Comment

Obama Derangement Syndrome: Atlanta resident Ted Souris, 62, describes himself as an “arch-conservative” who initially opposed the health law. He said he had mixed feelings about the ruling. He receives what he calls “a pretty hefty subsidy” to buy insurance — he gets $460 and pays $115 a month for insurance. “I’m so against Obama, and I hate that he … Read More