Lorie Byrd

Posted July 04, 2008

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.

Posted June 13, 2008

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?”

Posted May 30, 2008

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s new book brings the question of who lied about Iraq to the front pages once again.

Posted May 16, 2008

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.

Posted April 25, 2008

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.

Posted April 04, 2008

“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.

Posted March 21, 2008

It would have seemed unbelievable to me eight years ago, but lately I have really been rooting for Hillary Clinton.

Posted March 07, 2008

Am I the only one who’s noticed that George Bush is doing an awful lot of dancing lately?

Posted February 22, 2008

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.

Posted February 15, 2008

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.

Posted February 01, 2008

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.

Posted January 25, 2008

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.

Posted January 11, 2008

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.

Posted December 21, 2007

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.

Posted November 30, 2007

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.

Posted November 16, 2007

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.

Posted November 02, 2007

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.

Posted October 12, 2007

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.

Posted September 28, 2007

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.

Posted September 21, 2007

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.”