The Spectacle Blog

If The Taliban Attack on American Civilians at Kabul Airport Isn’t Terrorism Then What Is It?

By on 1.30.15 | 5:25PM

In the space of 48 hours, the Obama Administration has gone from saying the Taliban isn't a terrorist organization to refusing to call its attack on the Kabul Airport which killed three American civilian contractors an act of terrorism.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters today, "Obviously any attack that kills contractors – that kills individuals who are working there in harms way — is horrific and a tragedy. But I’m not gonna put new labels on it today.” (H/T Brendan Bordelon at NRO).

New labels? Since when is terrorism a new label?

Will it be another 48 hours before Susan Rice goes on TV to say the attack at the Kabul Airport was a spontaneous reaction to American Sniper?

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Romney’s Decision Not To Run Is For The Best

By on 1.30.15 | 1:10PM

When Jeb Bush flew to Utah to meet with Mitt Romney a little over a week ago, I didn't think Romney would end up bowing out of the race despite Bush's efforts to persuade him.

But when Romney's top donors and one of his top advisers defected to Bush, I guess Romney got the message.

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Romney Will Not Run in 2016

By on 1.30.15 | 11:26AM

Mitt Romney has announced that he will not seek the Republican party's nomination a third time

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Massachusetts governor told members of his staff during a Friday conference call that he is out of race.

Romney jumped back into the presidential discussion on Jan. 10, when he told a small group of former donors in New York that he was eyeing another White House run.

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Kerry Fined for Not Shoveling Sidewalk

By on 1.29.15 | 11:44PM

Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined by the City of Boston for not clearing the sidewalk in front of his Beacon Hill home from this week's snowstorm.

This shouldn't come as a surprise. What with Kerry telling us last week that Islam doesn't motivate Muslim terrorists and comparing the plight of European Muslims to that of African-Americans in The South during the '60s, he's been very busy shoveling something else.

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How’s That Bergdahl-Taliban Five Trading Working Out?

By on 1.29.15 | 9:04PM

While the Pentagon can't seem to make up its mind over whether to charge Bowe Bergdahl with desertion, at least one member of the Taliban Five has made his decision - he wants to rejoin the Taliban in Afghanistan.

To the shock of no one outside of the Obama Administration, this is turning into the worst trade since the Cubs sent Lou Brock to the Cardinals for Ernie Broglio.

Is it any wonder that the Obama Administration has been refusing to call the Taliban a terrorist organization for the past 48 hours?

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Scott Walker Now Masterfully Trolling Wisconsin’s College Professors

By on 1.29.15 | 1:03PM

There is no love lost between myself and Wisconsin. Honestly, between the Green Bay Packers and the fact that I get a speeding ticket every time I cross the state line, I find Wisconsin to be one of those states that are just better left alone (see also: Ohio). But while I might lack respect for his little piece of the American midwest, I do have a great deal of respect for Scott Walker, who, based on today's news alone, has giant, cheesy balls of steel.

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John McCain Takes on Code Pink

By on 1.29.15 | 12:39PM

Since it's rare to feel proud of the work John McCain does in Congress, it's probably worth keeping this little nugget somewhere deep in your files, so that you can pull it out and remember that somewhere, deep down inside that slowly-melting Maverick, there's still a passionate heart that burns with an unquenchable desire to smack a hippie back into the last century where she belongs.

This morning, John McCain's inner beast reared it's ugly head at Code Pink's.

Masterful. Bravo.

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George Will Likens Bud Selig to James Madison

By on 1.29.15 | 12:02PM

I have just read George Will's tribute to Bud Selig who retired as MLB Commissioner last week after serving in that position since 1992. In his piece, Will argues that Selig is to baseball what James Madison was to America during the Constitutional Convention. No, I'm not kidding:

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Loretta Lynch: Immigrants? Yes. Marijuana? No.

By on 1.29.15 | 11:35AM

We're confirming a new Attorney General this week, and already, Loretta Lynch's hearings are off to a rousing start as we discover that, yes, it actually is possible to do worse than Eric Holder. Unfortunately, rumor has it, behind the scene, most of the committee members have already agreed to confirm her, but that's not stopping them from having a little bit of fun before they officially close the books on her nomination process.

Yesterday, Ms. Lynch was asked her opinion on hot button topics like immigration, which, it turns out, she's reticent to enforce the Federal law on. At least, that's what it seems like from this line of questioning from Sen. Jeff Sessions. 


Let me ask you this: In the workplace of America today when we have a high number of unemployed, we’ve had declining wages for many years, we have the lowest of Americans working, who has more right to a job in this country? A lawful immigrant who’s here, a green-card holder or a citizen, or a person who entered the country unlawfully?


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