Lorie Byrd was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended North Carolina State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1988. She worked as a litigation paralegal specializing in large document cases before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters.
Lorie lives in eastern North Carolina with her husband of 13 years and their two daughters.
If the things I’ve heard said about America over the past eight years were true, there would be little reason to celebrate this Independence Day.
Recently a reader emailed me the following question, “When the media will print nothing positive for the President, how do we get the message out?”
Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s new book brings the question of who lied about Iraq to the front pages once again.
Recently on a talk radio show, the guest, a Democrat, said there was little difference in policy between John McCain and the two Democrats running for President.
For the first time in my memory I matter in a presidential primary. I would matter more if I were voting on the Democrat ballot, though.
“If you make it good, they will come.” That’s what my friend Sarah said about war movies after reading a recent Washington Post article about how poorly the current crop of Iraq war movies are doing at the box office.
It would have seemed unbelievable to me eight years ago, but lately I have really been rooting for Hillary Clinton.
Am I the only one who’s noticed that George Bush is doing an awful lot of dancing lately?
Hillary Clinton’s recent primary losses to Barack Obama may say as much about Democrats’ desires to be done with the Clintons as they do about the cult of personality that is Obama.
There is definitely an enthusiasm gap in the 2008 presidential election. Obama has moved supporters to tears. John McCain has too, but for different reasons. Hillary moved herself to tears – just when it was needed most.
I’ve given quite a bit of thought to that question this week because I happen to be one of those freaking out over the prospect of a McCain nomination.
I had a feeling we would never get rid of him. When watching the inaugural ceremonies in 2001, when Bill Clinton lingered, and lingered, and lingered a bit longer, I knew that not only would he not go away, but that the media wouldn’t let him.
In the most recent debate in New Hampshire, when he wasn’t hurting Hillary’s feelings, Barack Obama was busy giving his GOP opponents a powerful piece of ammunition.
The strangest thing happened on the way to the Presidential primaries. I changed my mind about almost every candidate – and in some cases even changed it back again.
If you thought Bill Clinton’s recent convoluted claim that he was against the war in Iraq from the beginning was hard to swallow, just imagine some of the verbal gymnastics we are likely to witness over the next year if progress continues in Iraq.
Remember when OJ Simpson was considered a sports hero and an American success story, rather than that guy who got away with double homicide? Timing makes all the difference.
Michael Reagan is asking Democrats to lay off Hillary so that Republicans can have another go at her. I say to Republicans, beware of the “Blue Dress Democrats” and the Clinton effect.
There are many things that can be done to elect conservative Republicans, including recruiting attractive candidates with strong conservative credentials. There are also many ways to ensure another Republican defeat.
What a difference a day makes. Or rather, several days and quite a few hours of congressional testimony and public statements regarding the status of the troop “surge” in Iraq from General David Petraeus. Not only are the leading Democrats running for President not calling for immediate withdrawal, but they won’t even say that if they were President the troops would be out of Iraq by the end of their four year term.
Back in the days before the President’s poll numbers plummeted over Iraq, perhaps the Bush administration’s best strategy was the rope-a-dope. We saw it played over time and time again. Democrats would attack Bush, he would ignore them as if they were nothing more than gnats. Democrats would ratchet up their attacks, going farther and farther out on a limb with each successive one until -- “thwap.”