-December 2, 2013-
3:00 -- Is it unethical for Rep. Tim Moffitt to publish a newspaper outling all the great things his Republican Party passed in the NC Legislature?
4:00 -- Americans don't trust each other any more. Why? Plus Art Pope and William Barber exchange words.
5:00 -- Kevin King joins us to talk about his grassroots organizing work on college campuses. Plus, Milton Friedman debates Frances Fox Piven.
-December 3, 2013
3:00 -- Pete offers NC Democratic candidate recruiters the opportunity to come on the show. They chicken out.
4:00 -- The rise of the administrative state and why budget battles will be the focal point now.
5:00 -- The Hobby Lobby lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, plus should chimpanzees get legal "personhood" status.
-December 4, 2013
3:00 -- A coup on the Mecklenburg County Commission might make it easier for South Asheville to de-annex from the city. Plus, a Hindu guy is mad at a local brewer for naming a beer Shiva.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from Mountain Xpress joins us to talk about the latest edition on news stands. Plus, Buncombe County Commissioners say they want to reduce the carbon footprint by 80%.
5:00 -- Kurth Schlichter, columnist at Townhall, says liberals have to lie. Plus, human cheese.
-December 5, 2013
3:00 -- Fast food workers protest for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
4:00 -- Ford O'Connell, GOP strategist and former McCain-Palin adviser, talks about what the Republican Party needs to do to win the Presidential race in 2016 - including "getting over the fact that Reagan is dead."
5:00 -- It turns out President Obama did know his illegal alien uncle living in Boston. Plus, the Democrats are desperate to get everyone to focus on income inequality.
-December 6, 2013
For people like me who thought President Barack Obama was not a well-qualified candidate for the highest office in the land in 2008, the ridiculousness that is our foreign policy is not surprising.
Indeed, this was all very much expected. Even by Democrats.
Remember that Hillary Clinton ad about the 3:00 a.m. call? The critique was spot on.
Barack Obama did not have the experience or expertise necessary to handle foreign diplomacy. Clinton's team knew it. We've seen evidence of it throughout the past five years.
And this Syria Affair is a prime example. It's the apex of asshattery.
It did exactly what the President's advisors were trying to avoid:
In a frenetic series of meetings, the White House devised a 48-hour plan to deter President Bashar al-Assad of Syria by using intermediaries like Russia and Iran to send a message that one official summarized as, “Are you crazy?” But when Mr. Obama emerged to issue the public version of the warning, he went further than many aides realized he would.
Moving or using large quantities of chemical weapons would cross a “red line” and “change my calculus,” the president declared in response to a question at a news conference, to the surprise of some of the advisers who had attended the weekend meetings and wondered where the “red line” came from. With such an evocative phrase, the president had defined his policy in a way some advisers wish they could take back.
And today in Sweden, President Leads-From-Behind said it wasn't HIS red line at all:
President Obama declared Wednesday that the confrontation with Syria over chemical weapons was not a personal test for him but for Congress, the country and the world, as he worked to shore up support at home and abroad for a punitive strike.
“I didn’t set a red line,” Mr. Obama said during a news conference here. “The world set a red line.” He added: “My credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility’s on the line. And America and Congress’s credibility’s on the line.”
What the %$*#?!?!
Can we pretend for just one hour that President Nuance is a Republican? Just for one hour. Let the media tear him apart as they would if he were on Team GOP. They can get back on his lap after an hour.
But no, he's the poor, tortured President of Peace. He's being FORCED into this go-it-alone strategy by the rest of the world. Or something.
The whole Syria Affair has made it obvious what the political class thinks of the general public.
These so-called elites think we're stupid.
It's why we were treated to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee spectacle yesterday where John Kerry and Chuck Hagel used the Bush Administration arguments for war in Iraq to defend dropping bombs on Syria. Kerry and Hagel were two of the leading voices against the Iraq War (at least when Bush was prosecuting it).
Hell, these two rocket scientists wrote an op-ed together calling for talks with Assad.
It's why President Cruise Missile can say this isn't a test of HIS credibility for running his mouth about red lines, but a test of Congress' credibility for not backing up his verbal diarrhea.
One bright spot: Sen. Rand Paul has offered an amendment that would declare the President to be in violation of the US Constitution if he were to ignore a Congressional rejection and attack Syria anyway.
Sen. Paul might be readying another filibuster on this matter.