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“At a Global Conference, Rumblings of Much Bigger War” By Clark S. Judge

Monday, September 22, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The weekly column from Clark Judge:

“At a Global Conference, Rumblings of Much Bigger War” By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute

This past weekend the International Institute of Strategic Studies held its annual Global Strategic Review Conference in Oslo, Norway. Because of its elite membership and closeness to a wide range of global players, the conference is a good place to take the pulse of the global policy community.

Five years ago, at my first of these sessions, I was surprised at the unease so many expressed about the new American president. I thought that outside the United States everyone was more or less gaga over Barack Obama. Instead, I found concern about whether the new American leader was up to managing America’s pivotal role in the world.

Now five years later, the conference had a more ominous subtext. By this time in 1914, the guns of August had opened fire. A century later, their ghostly boom echoed through the Norwegian conference hall. The remarks of two speakers — the Institute’s chairman, Francois Heisbourg, and a Shanghai-based Chinese venture capitalist, Eric Li — jump out from my notes. Continue Reading

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Talking With Three Time Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings

Friday, September 19, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

My Thursday interview with three time gold medal winner Kerri Walsh Jennings –who teamed with Misty May-Teanor to win beach volleyball laurels in Athens, Beijing and London, and who is now training with April Ross– was so wonderfully received by those that heard it that many ave asked for access to it.  Kerri was terrific, and to goad more folks down to watch the her and the rest of the best in the world play at the AVP championship in Huntington Beach this weekend, here’s the audio of that conversation:

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Are Voters Disgusted With Fake “War On Women” Idiocy In The Middle Of Crises? And How To Spend $150 On Politics Right Now

Thursday, September 18, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Democrats have tried to push the “war on women” idiocy in Colorado where both their very weak and rudderless governor John Hickenlooper and their Obama-cloned senator Mark Udall have no other issue on which to run and much to run from.

Wednesday’s poll showing Republican Bob Beauprez ahead by 10 points over Hickenlooper and Thursday’s numbers showing Republican Cory Gardener up by 8 over Udall tell us not only that the Centennial State remains deeply angry over the Democrats rush to regulate guns in a very intrusive, stupid ways (pushed by Nanny Bloomberg’s money), by Hickenlooper’s dithering over the execution of a mass murderer and by Udall’s support of Obamacare and ducking of debates, they are also apparently very angry that with serious issues everywhere to be discussed, debated and decided, the Democrats have chosen an absurd set of themes and charges –”the war on women”– on which to base their campaigns.

Such an an absurd set of charges in a campaign during very serious times looks to be engendering the contempt it deserves.  We can only hope the backlash grows and deepens even as the confusion among the present and his top team on nearly ever issue spreads as fast at the Ebola virus.  It isn’t pretty or uplifting to see the wheels come off everywhere –from Iraq and the incoherence surrounding the response to IS to Africa to the Minnesota Obamacare exchange– but the political consequences of talking about fake issues when there are real ones looming should be a smack down from voters who are watching the news closely.  The Democratic civil war is a reaction to the cluelessness on the part of the president and the national party as endangered candidates realize the playbook is not only dated, it is known and hated by the voters.

Still, hundreds of millions will be thrown at Republicans by left wing environmentalist and global warming absolutist Tom Steyer not to mention the Hollywood left and the public employee unions between now and November 4.  Small donor donations are needed, and when figuring out how best to invest, do so in $150 increments, spread across 15 races.

Republicans are all but guaranteed pick-ups in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia Senate races where Democrats have retired and the GOP has sent out three great candidates in Congressman Steve Daines, Governor Mike Rounds and Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito.

They are in danger of losing a seat nowhere, though noise about closing on David Perdue in Georgia and Mitch McConnell in Kentucky will continue until the end to try and keep at least some o f the GOP money off of the half dozen races which will decide the all-important issue of control. If you have cash to give to candidates in the next few weeks, and I hope you will dig deep to save the Supreme Court and especially the Department of Defense from more of Team Obama’s ruin than is unavoidable with him in the White House, then support:

Dan Sullivan in Alaska

Tom Cotton in Arkansas

Corey Gardner in Colorado

Joni Ernst in Iowa

Bill Cassidy in Louisiana

Terri Lynn Land in Michigan

Mike McFadden in Minnesota

Scott Brown in New Hampshire

Thom Tillis in North Carolina

Ed Gillespise in Virginia

Five statehouse races need closing help from the grassroots as four are red and Democrats want to turn one blue for talking points purposes heading into 2016, and one –in Colorado– is a keystone statehouse to taking back the White House.

Bob Beauprez in Colorado

Doug Ducey in Arizona

Sam Brownback in Kansas

John Kasich in Ohio

Scott Walker in Wisconsin

By spreading small contributions –$10 to each campaign or $25 or even $50 or $100– you are helping keep the Democrats stretched far too thin across both maps and the president headed to a thundering repudiation, the last referendum on him in office. If for no other reason than to send a message of deep disgust with his policies and his fecklessness these past two years and especially the almost unbelievable disdain he has shown for protecting America’s interests in the world, dig deep and do so today as the campaigns head into the final four weeks of campaigning before absentees begin to flow out in most of these states.

 

 

 

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