President Barack Obama effectively summed up the theme of the Democratic National Convention before it even began: “[T]his vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn’t really jive with the experience of most people.” The DNC indeed reflected the theme Obama put forth with not one of Monday night’s 61 speakers mentioning ISIS and only five mentions of ISIS on Tuesday after the DNC incurred intense public scrutiny.
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Kayleigh McEnany is a CNN commentator and conservative writer. She graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor. She received her B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and studied politics at Oxford University.
One of the left’s favorite refrains is falsely caricaturing Republican candidates as “racist” and “xenophobic,” throwing out “dog whistles” to fuel racial sentiments. In a deep twist of irony, the only evidence we have of such efforts to stoke religious and racial contempt is from the Democratic Party itself.
The punditry snicker, the politicians sneer, and the editorialists scoff, but the American people speak and Donald J. Trump rises –commandingly so – confounding the powerful institutions of Washington D.C. and New York and earning him the ire of both.
President Barack Obama has found himself in somewhat of a constitutional quagmire: the president claims he does not have the authority to approve the Keystone pipeline until it makes its way through the “independent process” of the State Department, yet he knows he has the authority to grant de facto legal status to illegal immigrants via executive order.
This time last year, Gallup reported that “For the First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana.” In 1969, just 12 percent of Americans favored legalization; now, nearly five decades later, a full 58 percent support legalizing the drug.
“Herman Cain accused by two women of inappropriate behavior.” With that headline, Politico lit a spark that has turned into a raging fire. But are GOP voters paying attention?
Which presidential candidate could you see yourself having a beer with? I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve been asked this question. It’s posed in almost every election; the 2012 presidential race is no exception.
We all know the story of the prodigal son. Confident he knows what is best for him, he recklessly squanders his inheritance. The Occupy Wall Streeters are just that, the prodigal protesters. Disobedient to history’s lessons and ignoring what is going on just across the Atlantic in Greece, they make extravagant demands and, in achieving their ends, they squander the very wealth they seek.