Senator Deb Fischer was on Fox Sunday morning talking about the President’s response to the recent terrorism in California, as well as her highway bill.
Fischer, on the Senate Armed Services and Transportation Committees, gives some sage advice, and spreads the congrats around on the Transportation bill.
See it here (click image below):
Americans — even Conservatives — do depend on Government for a few things: National defense and Roads. Fischer has particularly shown now that she knows how to get things done in the Senate on the latter — and takes a strong position on the former.
Anecdotally, if you want to witness some awful roads first-hand, take a trip across the pond to the Republic of Ireland. Great whiskey. Awful roads.
For comparison, a few years back I drove from the Republic into Northern Ireland, and the difference between the roads was felt IMMEDIATELY are you go from one to the other — the U.K. roads being a dramatic improvement.
Great to see that Senator Fischer has applied her skills and knowledge on this issue in the U.S. Senate.
As long as we’re on the subject, the President’s Oval Office speech last night was a giant sad-trombone (wah-waaaaaahhhh).
The Nothing-Burger of a speech (with a side of unnecessary podium) was a result of the President’s lack-luster response to the recent terrorist activities in the U.S., and it was as if his advisors told him he needed to do something “bold”, and this was their fall-back.
The mailed-in quality of the speech, along with the zero new ideas, meant it was a C-, at best.
Leading from behind?
Democrat Rep. Brad Ashford is taking a strong stand against military authorization against ISIS by…online polling?
Ashford wants YOU to let him know how he should vote! That’s what ALL the great leaders do, right? “What do the folks on Twitter, who then want to give me their name and email address think?!” “Oh, and give them and ‘Unsure’ option, along with the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, just in case they are only there because they like to click buttons.” So just to confirm, people of #NE02: Congressman Ashford is unsure of your position on whether to use force against terrorists. Got it.
Get your degree
As long as we are talking terrorism, here is an interesting view of radicalization from Prager University.
Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?What makes someone become an Islamic extremist? Is it poverty? Lack of education? A search for meaning? Haroon Ullah, a senior State Department advisor and a foreign policy professor at Georgetown University, shares what he discovered while living in Pakistan.
One of those “put it all in perspective” notes from history:
At this point in…
2004: Dean/Clark tied.
2008 (D): H. Clinton +18.2
(R): Giuliani +11.9
2012: Gingrich +6.2
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