By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The cameras could linger on rock icon, carnivore and gun-rights advocate Ted Nugent when he takes his seat in the House gallery for the State of the Union address on Tuesday, a guest of Rep. Steve Stockman. And the Texas Republican's intent? His communications adviser Donny Ferguson has thoughts on that.
Forget that steady, annoying drone from the liberal press that Republicans have given up on the election.
Ask a Democrat about jobs and the economy, and they'll wallow in optimism, secure in the knowledge that things are just fine with President Obama in charge. Ask a Republican? The answer will be bleak, indeed.
Chores piling up. DVRs stuffed and groaning with unwatched favorites. Late, bleary strolls into the office. Welcome to the Great Olympic Time Suck, that unsung sport that has millions glued to coverage of the London Games rather than tending to real life.
It's political "silly season," when everyone says whatever they want — it doesn't matter, no one will know if it's true or not, and whatever is said will be ancient history by tomorrow morning.
There's a low-key advance screening of "2016: Obama's America" in the nation's capital Wednesday night. The documentary film opens nationwide Friday, providing an alarming vision of the life in the U.S., should President Obama be re-elected and his particular "dream" replace that of the Founding Fathers.
As the mainstream news media ramps up reports of Republican disunity over Mitt Romney's campaign style, it's interesting to note that the nominee has been photographed multiple times recently in what could be his favorite summer wear: A navy blue casual shirt with a "Salt Lake City 2002" logo. Lucky shirt? Maybe. Reminder? Perhaps.
The media will chronicle the drama, activists will crowd the streets — but Wisconsin's recall election Tuesday could backfire for those pining to wrest Gov. Scott Walker from his office.
Three years ago, President Obama gave the University of Notre Dame's commencement address, pleading for common ground with Catholics on thorny issues and vowing to seek a "sensible conscience clause" for doctors and nurses who oppose abortion out of religious objections.
There's some tea party support brewing for Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent suggestion that Congress be retooled into a part-time gig for lawmakers who don't appear to earn their keep - a notion keenly amplified after the supercommittee's failure.
Forget the President Obama mask. The most "sought after" adult Halloween costume of 2011 are Angry Birds.
The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has assembled more than 50 objects from New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., and the Transportation Security Administration for its 'Rememberance and Reflection' exhibit — to be shown on tables rather than behind glass.
So much for hope and change. With the economy growing worse and worse, the grand promises of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign have faded as the reality of malaise takes hold.
Election season is teeth-grinding time across America. Blame the press for that. Two-thirds of the public say news coverage of the 2010 midterms is focused on "strategy and conflict" rather than red meat candidate positions.