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    Dingell amendment to Pelosicare – is this the final carrot to the moderates?

    This thing is 42 pages long. Some of it is fixing typos. Here are a few pieces that may be key in terms of trying to snag a few moderate votes. There was nothing related to abortion that I could find. Note: Any typos below are due to how Acrobat picked up the text. This part on pp 4-5 relates to illegal aliens. There’s also | Read More »

    Yet another insult to McChrystal and our troops from Obama?

    I haven’t come across anyone making this connection yet, though surely I’m not the first. (Yeah I know – don’t call you ‘Shirley’.) The President obviously spent many many hours campaigning for Corzine and others. Not just his time on the ground there, but travel time, discussions from the White House and with his staff about it, etc. Then yesterday Robert Gibbs, while trying to | Read More »

    Weren’t we just bombarded with claims that the divided GOP hates moderates?

    We heard about a billion times that the events in NY-23 proved that the GOP is divided and wants to get rid of all the moderates. Funny that this AP story doesn’t appear until right after the election is over. Get on the health overhaul bandwagon, or don’t count on our help in your re-election. That’s the hardball message liberal groups are hurling at moderate | Read More »

    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 »