NYC Mayor has announced he's leaving the GOP to become an independent. You don't say! While Mike Bloomberg can be admired for his entrepreneurialism and his philanthropy, I don't think you'd find too many conservative admirers of his politics. He's increased taxes and he's anti-2nd amendment and he's not the most freedom-friendly man. I'm not big into titles or even political parties (much prefer to look at each individual issue, rather than the entirety), but my view is that he's one Republican that the party can do without.
I'm also very surprised that I have not seen much criticism of the man and his opportunistic political moves. Is it just coincidence that Mike became a Republican as Republicans had swept the 2000 elections? Now is it a coincidence that as the GOP title becomes a liability, he's shedding it? I don't think so. Call the man opportunistic, smart, a fraud, or all of the above, but he's gotten off scot-free with his scheming.
Whether Mike runs or not for President - who knows? I would normally say who cares as well, because Mike is a little too whiney to actually win the top job. But - 3rd party candidates can swing elections, and right now the jury's out as to where he might swing it.
Ronald Reagan was in Normandy 23 years ago to talk about the Boys of Pointe Du Hoc. The Great Communicator was at his best in this speech. We forget that back in 1984, the US was smack in the middle of the Cold War and Reagan addresses the Soviet threat. We also forget just how great a communicator he really was. Read the whole thing.
Bush spoke to a bunch of dissidents in Prague yesterday about democracy and freedom. The dissidents at the Democracy and Security Conference claimed he was the first president ever to travel half to the globe to come and be with a group of political dissidents. Thanks to Gateway Pundit.
It looks like a pretty good speech. Say what you want about the man, but he loves freedom - and that's one thing he can't be faulted for.
I especially like the last couple of lines:
In my second inaugural address, I pledged America to the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world. Some have said that qualifies me as a "dissident president." If standing for liberty in the world makes me a dissident, I wear that title with pride. (Applause.)
Most likely the msm was more interested in the 100 or so protesters outside, rather than what was actually said inside.