HotAir Daily Express 07/31/2013


Weiner: “‘Quit’ isn’t the way we roll in New York City”
7/31/2013 9:31:27 AM  Erika Johnsen
I cannot begin to fathom the ego required for this level of obstinacy. It’s mortifying to even think about. You know, sometimes people say to me, ‘This campaign is pretty rough. You may want to quit.’ I know there are newspaper editors

Republicans decidedly not impressed with Obama’s “grand bargain” head-fakery
7/31/2013 8:41:51 AM  Erika Johnsen
With much ado about absolutely nothing, and accompanied by his usual and so very delightful attacks on Republicans for clearly being motivated by nothing in this world beyond the desire to thwart him personally, President Obama introduced a faux attempt

Quotes of the day
7/30/2013 10:21:21 PM  Allahpundit
Q. So what kind of summer have you been having? A. Wild. To some degree it’s been exactly what I expected. To some degree, it’s been the most surreal experience of my life. The great unknown when I got into the race was whether I’d ever

Don Lemon and Bill O’Reilly engage in conversation on race, Sharpton hardest hit
7/30/2013 9:42:05 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Rule of thumb: He who is first to call for a “national conversation” is least interested in having a real conversation. When it comes to the “national conversation on race,” The Rev. Al Sharpton exemplifies the rule. First to jump


The Constitution is worthless if We the People don???t do everything in our power to enforce it!
That???s why we???re demanding Congress immediately initiate the impeachment process on Barack Obama before things get any worse. Because to be frank, we don???t want to see what “worse” looks like… ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. NO MORE SCANDALS. NO MORE LIES. SIGN OUR PETITION HERE.

Obama: The Keystone pipeline is “not a jobs plan,” you know
7/30/2013 8:41:53 PM  Erika Johnsen
So… is that kind of like how aggressively pushing for federal, i.e. taxpayer “investment” in public-sector infrastructure projects but actively blocking private-sector ones is “not a jobs plan”? Or, maybe it’s more

Rand Paul: Chris Christie is the “king of bacon”
7/30/2013 7:51:34 PM  Allahpundit
The way this feud is progressing, I half-expect Christie to reply, “And you’re the queen.” Ostensibly Paul means “bacon” in terms of “pork,” i.e. wasteful federal spending. Which I guess means he’ll be

Obama visits big biz to say he’s helping small biz by pushing policies that help big biz
7/30/2013 7:01:12 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Tim Carney notes that, five years into his presidency, President Obama’s speeches about the economy failing the middle and working class sound a lot like indictments of his own record. Obama himself is either honestly or calculatedly oblivious to

Piers Morgan to gun-rights advocate: How can we trust George Zimmerman to own another gun?
7/30/2013 6:21:46 PM  Allahpundit
Worth watching as a demonstration of the impenetrability of the “Zimmerman is a murderer” narrative. Morgan’s point is simple: Why on earth would we trust a guy with a gun who stalked an unarmed teenager, “decided to engage him in

Ted Cruz: Let’s face it, it’s now or never on stopping ObamaCare
7/30/2013 5:41:04 PM  Allahpundit
I think he’s right, but that just means we’re never going to do it, no? We had two huge chances last year to kill it in its crib. One was at the Supreme Court. Anthony Kennedy was prepared to pull the trigger; John Roberts wasn’t. The

Saudi prince: The American shale boom is kinda’ bad news for OPEC countries
7/30/2013 5:01:46 PM  Erika Johnsen
For the United States, the shale oil-and-gas boom — thanks largely to the practice of hydraulic fracturing and destined to only gain momentum in the coming years (and even more so if we manage to vote in an administration with more favorable

McCain: We don’t need 20,000 new Border Patrol agents but I voted for it anyway
7/30/2013 4:21:26 PM  Allahpundit
In case there was any lingering shred of doubt, yes, the big Corker/Hoeven border amendment that helped the Gang of Eight win 68 votes in the Senate is, by and large, security theater. Take it from Maverick: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) helped write the

Christie swings back at “Washington politician” Rand Paul: It’s your state that’s vacuuming up federal tax dollars, not mine
7/30/2013 3:41:52 PM  Allahpundit
Paul needled him last night on Hannity’s show for taking a “gimme, gimme, gimme” attitude towards federal spending on Sandy relief. Here’s Christie needling him back by accusing Paul and his home state of Kentucky of being a

Local paper ahead of Obama’s visit: “Take your jobs plan and shove it”
7/30/2013 3:01:57 PM  Erika Johnsen
As I’m writing this, President Obama is doing his usual economic grandstanding routine in Chattanooga, Tennessee — and considering that Amazon just announced that they’re going on an epic hiring spree, their local Chattanooga warehouse

Drink up: Appeals court upholds ruling striking down NYC Big Gulp ban
7/30/2013 2:21:17 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
They may take our lives, but they will never take…our FANTA! New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of executive power, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, upholding a

Bradley Manning guilty on multiple counts of violating Espionage Act — but not of aiding the enemy
7/30/2013 1:41:39 PM  Allahpundit
Fox News says he’s guilty of at least 15 lesser counts as I write this, but the exact number is unclear. Per the AP, most of the lesser offenses carry penalties of up to 10 years in prison so he’s likely going away for a long time. Aiding the

PPP poll: Palin leads Alaska Republican Senate primary by 10 points
7/30/2013 1:01:04 PM  Allahpundit
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36%

CNN joins the parade with a new Hillary Clinton documentary
7/30/2013 12:21:16 PM  Erika Johnsen
The major motion picture, the mini-series, and now — the documentary: CNN Films has tapped documentary filmmaker Charles H. Ferguson to direct a feature-length documentary about former Hillary Clinton, POLITICO has learned. “CNN is very

Bob Filner to taxpayers: How about you pay my legal fees to defend these sexual harassment suits, sweetheart?
7/30/2013 11:41:39 AM  Allahpundit
Here’s your daily reminder that, for all his faults, Anthony Weiner isn’t remotely the biggest cretin in the news this week. The balls on this guy: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has asked the city to cover his legal fees for a sexual harassment

Rand Paul: Christie’s being pretty “flippant about the Bill of Rights”
7/30/2013 11:01:44 AM  Erika Johnsen
More barbs in the brewing GOP foreign-policy debate that looks like it’s going to be personified at least in part by two of 2016′s probable contenders, with Chris Christie playing up the hawkish side of the argument and Rand Paul