On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... some lagniappe?
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Matt K. Lewis
Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.
"Even as they publicly condemn Tea Party Republicans as hostage-taking legislative thugs, the truth is that some Democrats are quietly jealous of them," wrote Bill Scher at Politico Magazine Monday. "Think of it," he continued, "The Tea Party gang gets to intimidate party leaders, threaten legislation, block nominees, shut down the government and default on the debt if they don't get their way. They cause major trouble."
Jack Bauer finally meets Gary Bauer?
The headline in Entertainment Weekly says it all: "How Ridley Scott looked to science -- not miracles -- to part the Red Sea in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.'"
If you want more bloggers threatening to expose the identities of an alleged rape victims, then you can thank the Washington Post for helping expedite that. Today's profile of Charles Johnson is enough to fuel Johnson's narcissism for years to come -- and to embolden the delusional dreams of dozens more aspiring conservative Hunter S. Thompsons.
"Bobby Jindal is a bright guy and a fine governor,"writes Peter Wehner, "which is why it surprises me when he advances foolish ideas."
Happy Friday! Here's a list of goodies that caught my eye during "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"
It turns out that Ronald Reagan really despised RFK.
Despite registering my formal outrage on Twitter, Ferguson protesters continue their idiotic campaign of intentionally snarling traffic, a counterproductive move sure to engender disgust among the very people who might otherwise be sympathetic to their concerns. In recent days, for example, they have shut down bridges in New York City and Washington, DC.
If history is any indication, it's that special time of year again when we, as a society, take some snarky PR gal down a peg.
Greetings all! Thanksgiving is past, so cue the Christmas music.
In case you haven't been paying attention, President Obama has a penchant for "trolling" Republicans. It works like this: He sets a trap (typically, this involves provoking them by doing something egregious) and they take the bait --- typically by overreacting. And then he wins. This pattern helps explain his recent immigration order, and why Republicans might be tempted to fall for another government shutdown-type situation.
After it was reported that former Sen. Jim Webb had formed a presidential exploratory committee, I tweeted a link to a Telegraph column I recently penned, pointing out the baggage Webb would have to overcome.
Over at Politico Magazine, Bill Scher writes with sadistic glee about how President Obama is intentionally "trolling" conservatives with his immigration order.
A narrative is emerging amongst some on right. It goes like this: "Opponents of the 'Defund Obamacare' effort said it would do lasting damage, but we just won the Senate -- so stuff it!" (The reason this is once again relevant is that there Republican legislators have little recourse should President Obama unilaterally act on immigration. The "power of the purse" is one of their few tools.)
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on whether or not to take up what would be the most significant reform to the Patriot Act since 2001, and the nascent GOP presidential horse race is already looming large in this vote. That's because likely 2016 foe Ted Cruz is an original co-sponsor of the bill, while Rand Paul is publicly opposing it.
In a recent column titled "The Legacy of Fear," David Brooks observes that "Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the biggest surprise is how badly most of the post-communist nations have done since."
A boring topic got a little more interesting this week when President Obama suggested the internet should be regulated as a utility and Ted Cruz fired back on Twitter (and later, in an op-ed) comparing net neutrality to ObamaCare.
As you probably know, ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber has come under fire for his admission that the health care law "was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO did not score the mandate as taxes," and for his confession that “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically -- call it the stupidity of the America voter, or whatever" that got the bill passed.
Mocking Republican videos aimed at wooing women, such as "Dating Profile" (which featured a woman talking about how she "fell in love" with Obama) and "Say Yes to Rick Scott" (a spoof of "Say Yes to the Dress") liberal commentator Bill Scher offered some solid advice back in October: Stop being cute. Take a page from Eisenhower, and simply run first-person women testimonials.