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Archive for June 10th, 2018

Willie Brown: Newsom vs Cox

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Willie Brown is right:   “Businessman John Cox is not to be underestimated. Coming out of the gate in the general election campaign, Cox is looking more in tune with many California voters, both in substance and style, than Newsom.

My guess is that there is going to be a huge GOP turnout.   It may not be enough to elect Cox but it will preserve some of those House seats that the Democrats want to flip.    

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June 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm

Krauthammer turned out to be right about Obama and Cuba

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Over the last 24 hours, I’ve spent a lot of time remembering Charles Krauthammer. As I’m sure you know, Dr. Krauthammer wrote a letter saying goodbye to his fans and colleagues.

One of my favorite Krauthammer moments was from March 2016 or his reaction to President Obama’s trip to Cuba:

Cuba wasn’t so much a legacy trip as a vanity trip, vindicating the dorm-room enthusiasms of one’s student days when the Sandinistas were cool, revolution was king and every other friend had a dog named Che.

We would have been a lot better if President Obama had listened to Dr. Krauthammer during his presidency.

We will miss him a lot.

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June 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

Sunday’s video: Joe Nuxall and baseball 1944

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June 10, 2018 at 6:45 am

Krauthammer turned out to be right about Iraq

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Over the last 24 hours, I’ve spent a lot of time remembering Charles Krauthammer.  As I’m sure you know, Dr. Krauthammer wrote a letter saying goodbye to his fans and colleagues.

One of my favorite Krauthammer moments is from December 2008, or in the last moments of the Bush administration.

He wrote “Historic Progress in Iraq“:

True, the war is not over.  As Gen. David Petraeus repeatedly insists, our (belated) successes in Iraq are still fragile.  There has already been an uptick in terror bombings, which will undoubtedly continue as what’s left of al-Qaeda, the Sadrist militias and the Iranian-controlled “special groups” try to disrupt January’s provincial elections.

The more long-term danger is that Iraq’s reborn central government becomes too strong and, by military or parliamentary coup, the current democratic arrangements are dismantled by a renewed dictatorship that abrogates the alliance with the United States.

Such disasters are possible. But if our drawdown is conducted with the same acumen as was the surge, not probable. A self-sustaining, democratic and pro-American Iraq is within our reach.

Sadly, the drawdowns were not conducted with the same acumen as was the surge, to the say the least.  We would have been a lot better if President Obama had listened to Dr. Krauthammer during his presidency.

We will miss him a lot.

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

 

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June 10, 2018 at 6:30 am