Favorite

Obama all the time for Cotton 

Obama all the time

During his prepared remarks in a press conference in Little Rock on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton managed to say President Obama's name 14 times in four minutes. That's his campaign in a nutshell: Obama and Obamacare are destroying America. Asked in the press conference about a proposed increase of the state's minimum wage, Cotton declined to answer, instead pivoting to Obamacare bashing. Asked whether he supported Arkansas's private option, which has been billed as a conservative response to Obamacare by many state Republicans, Cotton declined to take a position, instead using his response to — you guessed it — bash Obamacare.

Oaklawn wins

The Arkansas General Assembly appeared poised, at our print deadline, to pass legislation in a special session that will prohibit the Arkansas lottery from offering video-monitor games until at least March 2015, a sunset provision that will allow the legislature to consider the issue more fully during the next regular session. Many opponents of the lottery expansion cited morals. But the true force behind this legislation is Oaklawn, the Hot Springs racino that doesn't want any competition. As the vote tallies come in, we'll be on hypocrite watch, ready with a list of all of those legislators who voted to dramatically expand Oaklawn's gambling options in 2013. Follow along at arktimes.com/hypocrite.

Cheers for Hillary, jeers for Rhoda

Future president Hillary Clinton visited Little Rock last week to sign copies of her new book at Walmart. She was greeted by hundreds of admirers who waited in line for hours.

A few days earlier, Johnny Rhoda, the 2nd District Republican chairman, resigned his party position after his widely quoted remark that Hillary Clinton would "probably get shot at the state line" if she ran for president.

Rhoda, a church pastor and insurance agent, said later that he didn't mean the remark in a threatening way and that it had been quoted "out of context" and "blown out of proportion." David Catanese, the reporter who took down the quote, scoffed at Rhoda's characterization that the remark was out of context.

The official response from state Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb? "[A]lthough [Rhoda] feels he was taken out of context, he knows that his statements have created an unnecessary distraction from the important issues before the State today." Talk of shooting a presidential candidate equals "unnecessary distraction"? They really do have that commandment never to speak ill of a fellow Republican, don't they?

Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Speaking of...

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Eligible voters removed from rolls

    Arkansas Times reporters contacted election officials around the state to see how they had handled flawed felon data from the secretary of state. Responses varied dramatically.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Real Republicans don't do pre-K

    Also, drifting away from trump, Hudson's downfall at ASU and more.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Asa on pre-K

    • Aug 17, 2016

Most Shared

  • Workers stiffed

    How is it going with the great experiment to make the Republican Party the champion of the sons and daughters of toil instead of the oligarchs of wealth and business?
  • Former state board of education chair Sam Ledbetter weighs in on Little Rock millage vote

    Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.
  • O'Reilly's fall

    Whom the gods would destroy, they first make TV stars.

Latest in The Week That Was

Visit Arkansas

Fishing the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas

Fishing the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas

Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray shares his extensive knowledge of the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas

Event Calendar

« »

April

S M T W T F S
  1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30  

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Eye for an eye

    • It seem evident that the death penalty is not a deterrent to any specified abborant…

    • on April 27, 2017
  • Re: Country Club of Little Rock: Still for Whites only

    • But plenty of other groups have their own clubs. Seems you are anti-White if you…

    • on April 26, 2017
 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation