Low Popahirum, National Edition (6-12-14)

“Ernest Hemingway observed that people went broke gradually at first then all of a sudden.  Barack Obama’s career, for so long without visible means of support, has now moved onto the ‘all of sudden stage’ of bankruptcy.” – Richard Fernandez/PJ Media

“Our first black president is one of the worst presidents we’ve ever had. This is no small matter. It’s a tragedy, in fact, and one we’re all going to have to deal with over time.” – Andrew Klavan/Truth Revolt

“Obama will complete his pullouts on a campaign schedule, but that will not end the war. You cannot end a war that you did not begin. The sustained conflict we are in did not begin when we entered Afghanistan or Iraq, it will not end just because we leave.” – Sultan Knish

“Zakaria is famously a confidant of Obama’s, but there are limits to the horse manure even devoted courtiers swallow. Three years on, just one malign al-Qaeda progeny, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, now commands more territory than ever – from Aleppo in western Syria to the gates of Baghdad. It has all the tanks and weaponry abandoned by the Iraqi ‘army’ we trained. It has control of the northern oil fields, the cash reserves of the second largest city in Iraq, and control of the northern oil fields, and is now ‘the world’s richest terrorist group.'” – Mark Steyn

Mosul is lost, with, likely as not, most or all of the rest of Iraq to follow it; Afghanistan, too, is well advanced on the road to reversion. Jihad is not to be denied — at least, not by us. Not by you, American voter.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

“It is often folly to try to tickle national portents from local events. But there are fewer purely local political events now that elections have become increasingly nationalized in this era of inter-party and intra-party ideological combat. So, consider how the unhorsing of Cantor may strike some other Republicans.” – George Will/Washington Post

“Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday moved close to sealing a victory in the race to succeed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), defeated Tuesday in a historic primary loss.” – The Hill

Kevin McCarthy was even one of the participants at the liberal ‘Mainstreet Partnership’ retreat in Amelia Island. That group not only tries to obstruct the general Republican agenda, but also tries to actively defeat conservatives — including incumbent, elected Republicans. McCarthy collaborated with them.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

“The Obama administration knew about allegations of secret waiting lists at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as early as 2010, The Daily Caller has learned.” – Daily Caller

“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.” – Rasmussen

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday called for President Obama’s national security team to resign over the fast-collapsing security situation in Iraq.” – The Hill

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