HotAir Daily Express 07/30/2012

Cheney: Carter no longer the worst President in our lifetimes
7/30/2012 10:01:56 AM  Ed Morrissey
A few Hot Air readers seemed a little off-put by Dick Cheney’s contention yesterday that the choice of Sarah Palin for John McCain’s running mate was a “mistake.”  Even his own daughter rebuked him yesterday on Twitter: Rarely do

Newsweek: That heartless vampire capitalist is kind of a … wimp?
7/30/2012 9:21:24 AM  Ed Morrissey
Old and busted, leftist meme edition: Mitt Romney is a heartless vampire capitalist who eats businesses, chews up workers, and also buries his opponents in a slew of unfair, out-of-context attacks.  New hotness: That heartless über-rich juggernaut is,

PPP: Cruz up 10 over Dewhurst
7/30/2012 8:41:27 AM  Ed Morrissey
The predicted tight race in the Republican runoff for the open US Senate seat in Texas may never appear.  According to a new PPP poll on the eve of the election, conservative favorite Ted Cruz has a ten-point lead over Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.  If

Obamateurism of the Day
7/30/2012 8:01:37 AM  Ed Morrissey
With Mitt Romney on his way to Israel, Barack Obama needed to make a public gesture showing his commitment to the key American ally. Unfortunately, Obama couldn’t quite figure out the difference between “million” and

Quotes of the day
7/29/2012 9:31:37 PM  Allahpundit
A top Mitt Romney foreign policy aide on Sunday said the GOP presidential candidate would back an Israeli military strike on Iran to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. “If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from

Nikki Haley and … nepotism?
7/29/2012 8:01:31 PM  Jazz Shaw
Thank God for our crack press corps. If it weren’t for the Fourth Estate we’d never be able to keep an eye on the nefarious activities of malevolent elected officials and hold them accountable. Another such shining example comes to us from

A “You didn’t build that” convention?
7/29/2012 6:31:53 PM  Ed Morrissey
Could Democrats really be this tone deaf?  For nearly two weeks, Team Obama has been reeling from his “you didn’t build that” comment — to the extent that Barack Obama himself had to cut a personal response ad to stanch the

Keystone XL moving forward… maybe
7/29/2012 5:01:55 PM  Jazz Shaw
In case you missed it – and judging by the content of the news cycle lately, you may well have – there has been some progress in the long delayed Keystone XL pipeline project. The progress is in the form of the last permits being approved for

Netanyahu: Obama’s sanctions haven’t hindered Iran by “one iota”
7/29/2012 3:31:03 PM  Erika Johnsen
Yikes — this kind of puts a highly visible dent in Team Obama’s recently assertive arguments that Obama has been a perfect ally to Israel and that his and Mitt Romney’s policies and attitudes toward Israel are all but identical. As

The War on Women(‘s Fiction)
7/29/2012 2:01:00 PM  Libby Sternberg
Over the past few days, hundreds of women gathered in Anaheim, California to celebrate thirty-two years of love. Or rather, writing about it. This is the week for the annual Romance Writers of America conference, a yearly gathering that brings together

Cheney: Palin pick in ’08 “a mistake”
7/29/2012 12:31:17 PM  Ed Morrissey
As we wait for Mitt Romney to pick his running mate in the next few weeks, the last successful GOP running mate has been privately advising the current GOP nominee and the head of his VP search committee, Beth Myers.  Cheney believes that the #2 slot has

CNN plays “Stupid Girls” bumper over Palin Story
7/29/2012 11:01:16 AM  Jazz Shaw
Coming out of a commercial break at 8:40 AM eastern time today, during Randi Kaye’s shift on CNN, the network “unexpectedly” chose to play the refrain from the song “Stupid Girls” by the pop singer Pink going into a story