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  1. Max Planck
  2. Max Planck

    Delete and censor all you want. Common sense WILL return to the Conservative movement in this country, no matter how hard you lunatics try to keep your grip on it.

  3. Michael Stein

    I would say that it’s Ms. Pletka who lives in a parallel universe. In her universe, every problem has an easy solution, if the President would only jut his manly jaw and threaten to unleash economic and/or military devastation on anyone who doesn’t jump when we say boo.

    In the real world I inhabit, the failure to bring sanity to the crazies in the Middle East has been bipartisan. Perhaps Ms. Pletka would care to tell us what magic set of policies has been missed by Republican and Democratic administrations alike, and will instantly produce a nuke-free Iran, the pacification of Al Qaeda, universal acceptance of women’s equality in all Muslim countries, and a kosher-halal backyard barbeque party and sing-a-long attended by both Israel and Hamas.

    No doubt Ms. Pletka also knows how to deliver free beer and perpetual motion.

    1. Max Planck

      “No doubt Ms. Pletka also knows how to deliver free beer and perpetual motion.”

      Dangerous combination, eppes?

  4. Max Planck

    The natives are restless:

    From Pew:

    http://www.people-press.org/2013/01/17/section-1-obama-job-rating-personal-traits-views-of-michelle-obama/

    “One area where there is overwhelming partisan agreement is on whether the president should focus on domestic or foreign policy right now. Overall, 83% say the president should focus his energies on domestic issues; just 6% say foreign policy should be the president’s focus right now. These numbers are largely unchanged from a year ago. Nearly nine-in-ten (88%) Democrats and about eight-in-ten Republicans (81%) and independents (83%) say that domestic policy is most important at this time.”

  5. Neil Bohr

    Either Ms. Pletka is being overly sarcastic (my hope), or she really just does indeed live inside the Beltway Bubble. Especially that “robust employment” line. DC is about the only place where employment is better than it was four years ago.

  6. Sean Boyd

    Just saw the PBS interview… just like this blog: She’s long on criticism, and short on solutions.

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