It’s finally happened.
The talking heads have long speculated that Hillary Clinton would attempt to somehow distance herself from the President in the run up to her expected second bid at the Oval Office. Recently, she opined that President Obama wasn’t doing the best at the whole foreign policy thing – particularly in the Middle East.
So what does this mean for the future? Can Hillary effectively distance herself from the foreign policy of an administration in which she served as the top foreign policy decision maker? We set proverbial sail towards answers.
Old Brink Brickly and myself tackle:
- Can anyone stop Hillary Clinton from being the next President? Does she really even need to be perceived as strong on foreign policy?
“I don’t understand the sentiment that Hillary is unstoppable.” “Well but the polls say she is. And the polls are always right. Remember all of the elections that have been decided by polls.” “All of them.” “Yes”
- How is the Obama foreign policy of Clinton & John Kerry sort of like junior high?
- Considering how little President Obama seems to enjoy implementing a foreign policy of any sort, why didn’t he just stick to being a professor?
- What is a community organizer?
- Why don’t girls want to go on second dates with me?
The esteemed Brink Brickly is recently returned from the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. There he saw GOP luminaries Huckabee, Jindal, Perry, Santorum, Cruz & more as they wooed conservative advocates in the key early state.
We examine Brink’s experience and look to the potentially-presidential future in the following manners:
- Senator Rand Paul didn’t make an appearance at the shindig. Brink is displeased. We analyze the differences & similarities between Ron & Rand.
- Seeing all the gents speak, Brink breaks down the top three speeches in his estimation. He was impressed with the Texas Governor’s presentation, but not as unerringly rapturous as some of the other post-event commentary was.
- Canadian Ted Cruz was masterful, yet was upstaged by his father.
- Mike Huckabee makes Brink feel safe. I note that this – along with wearing lots of earth tones – was a central tenant of the Gore campaign.
- Brink was impressed with the need to unite all the conservatives behind one candidate this time. He also feels that the candidates themselves feel that is key as well.
What with the VA Scandal and the most bizarre prisoner swap story in recent memory, a lot of things have been competing for our newsie attention. But we didn’t want to allow too much time to pass since Jay Carney’s announcement that he was leaving his post as White House spin doctor last week. Brink & myself wanted to say a proper farewell.
Man. When you think about this guy. He has said some stuff that nobody else would have had the guts to say — this side of Hillary Clinton. And he’s said those things with such extraordinary conviction! We reflect on this odd intersection traits.
Was he an effective press secretary? How was he able to muster so much bluster in the face of so many inconvenient facts?!
These questions and many more are answered by Brink Brickly & myself on this latest foray into the sceptered realm of Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being that is the GooseRadio Podcast.
Old Eddie Moscow, after spending some quality time in the Russian heartlands, emerged this week to chat with venerable NBC anchor Brian Williams.
He wanted people to know that he meant well, and really was quite the patriot looking out for all of us by giving all that sensitive information to the Red Chinese and basically Red, basically Soviets. Also — he would like us to know that he was really sort of a James-Bond-esque spy character who didn’t just hang out with computers. Continue reading
The electoral landscape continues to shape up beautifully for the GOP in advance of the mid-term elections. Brink Brickly and myself speak to the persistent displeasure ObamaCare inflicts on the Democrat party far and wide. Yet in the midst of the positivity, there continue to exist fissures on the right between ‘the establishment’ and ‘the grassroots’. Continue reading
WASHINGTON DC, AF — This morning, in one of the most stunning reversals in American political history, President Barack Obama declared he has switched his political allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party, effective at noon tomorrow.
In a startling press conference in the Rose Garden early today, Obama stepped to the podium, smiling widely, and detailed the background to his history-making decision. He was joined on the dais by his pet Portuguese Water Dog & a familiar looking man in a dark suit, slightly reminiscent of that guy in the photo that comes inside a new picture frame. The transcript from his address is re-produced below in its entirety: Continue reading
What is the supreme potentate of Russia thinking? Why are there Russian goons all over Crimea (and now it appears moving further into The Ukraine)? And what went down in Kiev to get this whole kerfuffle moving?
We bring our best thinking caps to bear on the madness in Eastern Europe as Brink Brickly details the history of the crisis. Where has the West been while all of this has accelerated? Could we have done anything? Continue reading
President Obama has often been described as the smartest President that has ever drawn breath. Yet in a White House bash last week he was unable to correctly spell the word ‘respect’. This remarkable moment gives us pause to analyze the disparate treatment that conservatives & liberals receive in regards to their intellectual prowess.
We hearken back Vice President Quayles’ infamous spelling bee incident with the word ‘potato’. It’s tough to miss the double standard at work, especially when you take into account previous Presidential factual misadventures such as the declaration that our nation contains 57 states.
We discuss these issues in a mirthful fashion on the latest GooseRadio podcast…
CPAC closed up shop this weekend with a flurry of speeches that saw all the big stars on the right strutting their rhetorical stuff.
Old Brink Brickly & myself take a look at the performances of Governor Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie & the gang.
The Brink-ster things that Huck really helped himself in the youthful presidential sweepstakes with his appeal to social conservatives. We chat about Christie’s surprisingly warm sendoff after his remarks & one of us has a cow over his line regarding winning elections and principles.
Then it’s on to Ted Cruz. We note a recent epiphany regarding his wacky biographical similarity to someone who may surprise you. Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul & more make appearances… as well as – less understandably – old Scottish ballads and Russel Crowe films.
It’s CPAC with an unmitigated General Sense of Well Being…
When the President ran for the White House the first time, he indicated he needed to go and rescue the nation from an executive branch that – under President GW Bush – was just bullying the rest of the government around and basically doing whatever it very well wanted. He said he would go in there and return us to the way the constitution said things should be between the branches of government and champion people’s rights and that stuff.
Well, here we are just over 5 years into his presidency, and he’s expanded the power of the presidency even further than that other guy. Just in the last weeks’ comes news that he’s changing the dates when the employer mandate to provide insurance under that sweet new healthcare law goes into effect. Not changing the settled, passed law of the land mind you (as sucky as that thing is…). He’s just doing it, and the HHS is telling people that’s the way it is.
Brink and I are, as you might expect, displeased. We discuss how this phenomenon, exhibited as well in regards to the minimum wage and issues like gay marriage, could possibly be gaining this kind of steam in light of the President’s campaign rhetoric. In the end, we decide it has a lot to do with the collective level of shame in the halls of the District of Columbia.
It’s a General Sense of Well Being that President Obama can’t veto below…