Dan Chmielewski

A Deadline and Not a Defeat

The editorial section of the OC Register, LA Times and New York Times are the first things I read each morning.  Usually, the Register’s political cartoon or lead editorials get my blood boiling, but not today. This thoughtful editorial effectively praises the Democrats passage of the new Iraqi war funding measure and tells me that…

Campbell’s Pork and Beans….

Rep. John Campbell has termed the new spending resolution passed by the House as Nancy Pelosi’s “Pork and Defeat” bill.  And he’s probably right that it won’t pass the Senate and should it, it will likely get a rare presidential veto from W. Why doesn’t Campbell support the troops?  Here’s a guy who’s voted yes…

Don’t Let the Facts Get in the Way ….

I really have to learn not to read the Flash Report while drinking coffee, least I have to buy a new monitor or keyboard. This post from Mike Der Manoeul Jr., president of the Fresno Lincoln Club, criticizes Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the “dumbest speaker ever” due to her leadership on the new Iraq spending…

John Campbell’s Take on Today’s House Vote

I’m downright grateful that John Campbell blogs for the Flash Report and on Town Hall. Today, the House passed U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health and Iraq Accountability Act by a vote of 218-212; 14 Democrats voted No and two Republicans voted yes (to be targeted for defeat in the 2008 primary elections for sure).  Campbell…

GOP losing clout nationally: Pew Research Poll

You’ve got to know something about your president: I am some kind of optimistic about where we’re headed,” President Bush to Republican leaders promising election victories in 2008. Not so fast George…. Per this story in today’s LA Times, most Americans favor Democratic positions on the direction of the country. Some details bolded by me…

Words vs Deeds

In the continuing effort to read the Flash Report so you don’t have to, Jon Fleischman got some considerable airtime and ink to comment on the flap between the Governor and talk show host Rush Limbaugh; earlier this week, on the Today Show, the Governor said something we liberals have known for a long time.…

On the Economy: Clinton Beats Bush

HT to the OC Register’s Orange Punch blog for the lead. Matt Cunningham and I got into it about Bill Clinton’s shrinking of the government and this article in the Examiner proves my point. Enjoy! Stuff in Bold is my emphasis. Daniel J. Mitchell, The Examiner Mar 15, 2007 3:00 AM (5 days ago) WASHINGTON…