Pruden on Politics

Pruden on Politics

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  • PRUDEN: So who's your daddy now?

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The dilemma of Barack Obama and his loyal Democrats is the gift few Republicans could have imagined only a fortnight ago. It's the gift that keeps on giving, and Obamacare is no bastard child. Published November 14, 2013

  • PRUDEN: French save U.S. from Iran and John Kerry

    By Wesley Pruden

    Rescued by the surrender monkeys. We must put away the insults and abuse of the French. They summoned the backbone at Geneva, where the tough guys of the West were trying to cut a deal with Iran to put the ayatollahs' nuclear weapons program in mothballs. Published November 11, 2013

  • PRUDEN: What do Virginia's losses say about next year and 2016?

    By Wesley Pruden

    Earl Long, the "late and great governor of Louisiana," once boasted that he knew how to fix an election, and a voting machine was no more difficult to master than a paper ballot. "I can make a voting machine play 'Home on the Range' all night long," he said. Published November 7, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Chris Christie is the dreamboat with barnacles

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Chris Christie, en route to a blowout victory Tuesday in New Jersey, is not everybody's idea of a dreamboat, though he's bold, bright and looks like he could make a tight squeeze through the Panama Canal. Published November 4, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Spoiled baby boomers infest self-indulgent White House

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The Obama White House suffers from "the '60s disease." The affliction seems to be terminal. The president's men — and women — avoid taking responsibility for their blunders, show contempt for the nation's institutions. Published October 31, 2013

  • PRUDEN: It's not arrogance, just stupidity

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    What the Europeans are at last learning is something that it took Americans five years to learn; that Barack Obama is the master salesman of shiny but shoddy goods. Published October 28, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Putting the shutdown in the shade

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Hard times, as a wise old friend of mine was fond of saying, will make a monkey eat red pepper. That's why Democrats, who only yesterday vowed to hold the Maginot Line forever against Republican demands to delay the implementation of wise and wonderful Obamacare, are lining up now to burn their tongues with a dash or two of jalapeno. Published October 24, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Can geeks fix Obama's flawed cure-all?

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Computer bugs are doing what Ted Cruz couldn't do. They've crashed Obamacare. Barack Obama has put in a panic call to the Geek Squad. Maybe they can fix it. Published October 21, 2013

  • PRUDEN: And now the blame game

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The blame game begins, and the usual suspects are shooting into their own ranks. If you think you can't hit your own feet, you aim at the toes of someone else. Published October 18, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Frying eggheads on a hot stove

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The intellectual romance with the clever Barack Obama continues. Having invested so much in candy and flowers, they must ignore all the evidence of being dumped. Published October 14, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Rangers vs. the walker brigade

    By Wesley Pruden

    The commander in chief and Harry Reid, his faithful dog robber in the U.S. Senate, have assigned the rangers of the National Park Service the most dangerous mission of the government shutdown. They're already up for medals. Published October 8, 2013

  • PRUDEN: The cheap tricks of the game

    By Wesley Pruden

    The games politicians play: Barack Obama is having a lot of fun using the government shutdown to squeeze the public in imaginative ways. The point of the shutdown game is to see who can squeeze hardest, make the most pious speech and listen for the applause. It's a variation on the grade-school ritual of "you show me yours, and I'll show you mine." Published October 3, 2013

  • PRUDEN: A president as clueless as ever

    By Wesley Pruden

    Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton in the pantheon of romancers and boudoir bandits, but he is the president, after all, and his vain search for love in all the wrong places is enough to break a heart of stone. He just can't believe that Hasan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, is just not that into him. (Isn't everybody?) Published September 30, 2013

  • PRUDEN: The bad boy at the party

    By Wesley Pruden

    Ted Cruz has been a bad boy, and deserves a good spanking. That's the message his colleagues in the Senate, particularly his Republican colleagues, have been sending to him. They just couldn't find anyone big enough to deliver the spanking, and now they never can. Published September 27, 2013

  • Ted Cruz raises profile with filibuster, but fails to sway senators or voters

    By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times

    Sen. Ted Cruz's epic talk energized his tea party supporters and raised his profile ahead of the 2016 presidential contest, but there is little evidence that it fostered a rethink among voters or their elected representatives in the Senate, who said they didn't see an uptick in calls during the 21-hour affair. Published September 25, 2013

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