Unmanaging the Unmanageable

Jennifer Rubin has a piece over at WaPo about the commander-in-chief’s meltdown in the polls. It begins:

President Obama’s petulant news conference in Turkey insisting there is no need to shift our strategy for fighting the Islamic State might have been the low point in his presidency. But that does not mean he’s hit rock bottom.

Yeah, well, until he hits bottom, he’s not going to realize that he’s powerless over the world situation and that our lives have become unmanageable.

Read the whole thing.

Do We Want to Win?

Larry Kudlow has a piece up called If We Want to Destroy ISIS, We Can Destroy ISIS. This raises the question: Are we willing to destroy ISIS? Do we want to win?

Here’s what winning a war looks like:Atlanta 1864That’s a picture of Atlanta in 1864. Here’s what Berlin and Hiroshima looked like in 1945.1945

In the wars we’ve won, the United States crushed our enemies. We killed them and laid waste to their countries until we destroyed their will to continue fighting. Even if we knew how to go about doing that in the present circumstance with ISIS, I’m not sure we are willing to do the hard work of inflicting sufficient pain of our enemy to win.

Mmmmm … Breakfast and an Endorsement

Coffee, fruit salad, and waffles. With interesting companions. Our host was State Delegate Susan Krebs.

Just before breakfast I had an opportunity to interview Kathy Szeliga who is running for the Republican nomination for U. S. Senator in next year’s election to fill the open seat left by Barbara Mikulski’s retirement. Based on her record in the Maryland Legislature and her levelheaded answers to my questions, Hogewash! endorses her candidacy.

Income Inequality

The Washington Free Beacon has a post up titled Wealth of Congressional Democrats Spikes Despite Income Inequality Agenda. (H/T, Instapundit, who points out that they misspelled because of.)

The individual median wealth for congressional members in 2014 hovered around the $1.1 million mark—a jump of 6.7 percent from 2013. According to the most recently available numbers, the wealth of American households, by comparison, sat at $56,335 in 2013, meaning that one member’s net worth is equal to that of 19.5 households.

Read the whole thing.