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    House Ethics Committee vs Congressional Black Caucus

    The House Ethics Committee has seven active investigations going. All are against black Democrats. And this doesn’t include William Jefferson of course, since he’s already gone. Nor does it include Jesse Jackson Jr, who would make it 8 for 8, since the Justice Dept asked them to hold off while they look into Blago connections. The ethics committee declined to respond to questions about the | Read More »

    You have to love the comments in the Dede-Owens lovefest

    Owens would be such a wonderful, independent Congressman you have to wonder why Dede even ran against him to begin with. The local paper gave more details than most other on-line articles. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., was among those who urged Dierdre K. Scozzafava to endorse Democratic congressional candidate William L. Owens, the senator’s spokesman said Saturday. … [Schumer] had more than one conversation | Read More »

    Pelosi’s bill DOES include tort reform

    … if by “tort reform” you mean “removing limitations on malpractice attorneys”. This section seems to start out promisingly enough. States will get extra “incentive” money if the HHS Secretary determines that a state passed an effective “medical liability reform” law after Obamacare has passed. (It doesn’t address the case where a state has such a law in place already.) Then you get to the | Read More »

    Pelosicare – How to turn a $1.3T plan into a claim of $104B in deficit reduction

    Here is the breakdown. My apologies in advance – I’m a math nerd at heart. Total cost of this bill: $1.055 trillion But hold on a sec you say – Pelosi says cost is $894 billion. Well you see, penalties on individuals and companies are expected to be $161 billion. Let’s just not count that as part of the cost. “Net” cost: $894 billion Of | Read More »

    It sounds like “the fix” is under way in New Jersey

    The Democrats seem to be laying the groundwork for stealing the election if it’s close. (H/T: the Corner) The state received about 150,000 absentee ballot applications this year. On about 2,300 of those applications so far, the signature on the request form did not match the signature on the voter’s registration forms with the state. In a development that is depressingly predictable, the New Jersey | Read More »

    The Obama takeover of GMAC is working out pretty well … NOT!

    Let’s see if I can follow this story. Please fill in any holes or correct anything I’ve got wrong. – GMAC got into trouble by writing loans for houses instead of just for vehicles. – Treasury certified GMAC as a bank holding company so they could pour in $12.5B of bailout funds. – Obama told Chrysler Financial to plan an eventual shutdown so GMAC could | Read More »

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    Obama throws Deeds under the bus

    The WaPo wipes out whatever little remaining hope that Deeds supporters might have had. The headline and subhead tells you almost all you need to know. Deeds ignored advice, White House says Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss Apparently Obama’s skyrocketing poll numbers would have carried Deeds through, if only he’d spent more time worshipping at the feet of the | Read More »

    That sound you hear is Dick Cheney slapping down Obama bigtime

    After this weekend saw all the usual suspects like Rahm and Axelrod spouting to all the Sunday morning news shows (except Fox of course) about how today’s Afghanistan issues are all Bush’s fault because he turned over nothing except 8 years of being “adrift” there, Dick Cheney called them on it today in a major way. Recently, President Obama’s advisors have decided that it’s easier | Read More »

    In case you had any doubt that liberals don’t get it when it comes to health care reform

    From the diaries by Erick. This article from Colorado (h/t Drudge) should end any lingering doubts. Let’s compare what the insurance execs claim… Their concern: People will buy insurance only when they desperately need it, such as after they’re diagnosed with cancer or heart disease. Healthy people might choose to pay the penalty, now proposed at a few hundred dollars per year, because it is | Read More »

    Is there a pool on how long before the race card gets played here?

    Drudge is linking to a report on the Sunday morning talk shows where former Obama Cabinet nominee Judd Gregg said on CNN that “we’re basically on the path to a banana-republic-type of financial situation in this country.” I expect we’ll see a flood of faux outraged comments today about how that’s a codeword that acts as a racial slur toward Obama. Some other good comments | Read More »