Posts Tagged ‘Kathleen Parker’


Sunday, June 10th, 2012

It is a quiet day along the Tygart River.  I hope you are in a quiet spot.  Here is some Sunday reading.

Obama’s real opponent:  Europe 

By Dana Milbank (The Washington Post)

Some think that Ohio will decide the presidential election.  Others are watching Florida or North Carolina or Wisconsin.

But if you really want to know who will win the White House in November, you should ask the Europeans.  They aren’t eligible to vote, but they may well cast the deciding ballot – and for President Obama, it’s looking grim.  Read the full story here. 

With friends like these…

By Kathleen Parker (The Washington Post) 

For the past year, we’ve been relentlessly reminded that Republicans didn’t especially love their front-running president candidate.

Now it appears Obama is getting a taste of Romney’s stew.  Democrats seem to be inching away from their man, undermining and diminishing the president with a thousand ting cuts.  Not even his strongest alleged ally, Bill Clinton, can stay on message.  Of course, Clinton has never really been Obama’s friend, despite his assertions to the contrary.  Read the full story here. 

Sure, This isn’t ’08, but There May Be More at Stake This Campaign

By Richard W. Stevenson (Political Memo, The New York Times)

Washington – The current presidential campaign is producing very few goose bumps, except perhaps among those who get all tingly when they view billionaire-financed attack ads.  Read the full story here.

Poppy Chic

By Maureen Dowd (The New York Times)

I flew down to Houston last year to have lunch with George Herbert Walker Bush.

“Did you come because you think I’m going to die?” he asked me with a wry smile.  Read the full story here.



Service Employees International Union, ACORN & Healthcare

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Last May when various national healthcare organizations met with President Obama at the White House I wondered why the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was present.  Of course, I recalled the major role SEIU played in the election of President Obama.

However, it was still unusual to see that organization being associated with the likes of the American Medical Association, Advance Medical Technology Association, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, American Hospital Association and the America’s Health Insurance Plans.

Today I got my answer when columnist Kathleen Parker had a piece pointing out what a national healthcare option might mean to a union in search of new dues-paying recruits.

That sure explains why the Service Employees International Union  is working so hard to help President Obama pass his healthcare reform legislation.