The Speaker Heard The People and His Caucus. Now Onto the Strategy and Negotiating…
“Stand Up and Defund It or Sit Down and Do Nothing, Sort Of” was the title when I finished this diary in the wee hours last night. But upon reading that the House will include defunding in the CR today, I had to change it. Yet I still have a few qualms with their reported strategy that are outlined below. No matter what strategy one | Read More »
A Call to Action: Deploy the Syrian Strategy to DEFUND Obamacare
We may never know if Congress would have authorized military force that the president requested since he yanked it before the vote, but the odds were leaning towards a resounding no. To no surprise, Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor immediately voiced their support for the president, after one WH meeting with him, even before Obama laid out his full case to Congress and The People. The president said jump, | Read More »
Reaping the Rewards of the Seeds He Sowed: A RUN AWAY! Foreign Policy Dominoes (Update Post Speech)
You are what you reap. And the president must be patting himself on the back for successfully selling a foreign policy of retreat to the American people and to Congress. When was the last time we had such partisan agreement on any issue? For the past 6 years, he’s done a phenomenal job of telling us why we are no more special than any other country, even got elected | Read More »
At this Point, Benghazi DOES Matter and the Uneven Parallels
*We all know the infamous line from then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Many of us were in shock for days over her callous statement, not to mention the outright lies she and all the others of this feckless admin, from top to bottom, showered upon us for over a month before a crack of truth inconvienently eked out. Of course the president lied like Pinocchio with | Read More »
The Water Cooler ~ Obama’s Syria Stategy: Forward, I Mean About Face
The president just announced that he will now get authorization from Congress for the limited military operation he was about to commence in Syria. This about-face is shocking and I can’t imagine what the implications are for our allies and enemies. Personally, I thought he, Biden and Kerry were the biggest hypocrites for wanting to act alone and without Congressional approval, after they bashed Bush constantly, including | Read More »
I Have Found the Elusive Pushmi-Pullyu! And Two Good Reasons to be Optimistic.
A Pushmi-Pullyu is a unicorn-type character from Dr. Doolittle with two heads that is perpetually at odds with itself. Once thought to be extinct, low and behold, it was right under our tent. It’s the GOP! The “Focus” article from EE advised us, the voters, to keep our eye on the real issues and implore our lawmakers to do the same. Sound advice. There’s just one problem; | Read More »
JURASSIC CONGRESS Members are STEALING our Future!
There’s a saying in the biggest retirement community in the U.S. called The Villages in Florida that for years, all potential buyers ask their realtor (and perhaps elsewhere in the country but I only speak from experience): When is the best time to buy a house here? The answer is always the same: today. And the realtors are right since it’s mostly been shielded from the recession | Read More »
WE HAVE CROSSED THE RUBICON- Thanks to RepubliCons Joining the Gangster of 8
To cross the Rubicon means to take an irrevocable step that commits one to a specific course. When Caesar was about to cross he quoted from a play by Menander to say “let the die be cast.” The Rubicon was a stream separating Cisalpine Gaul from Italy. When Julius Caesar led his troops from Gaul to the Rubicon, Caesar paused on the northern end of | Read More »
11 Million Who? Connecting Immigration Reform to Big Government Eyes and Ears
In a very strange presser to sell O’care last week, the president told us that no one is listening to conversations of everyday Americans after we discovered that 100,000,000 citizen’s domestic VZ phone records were collected for no apparent reason. The hypocrite told us it’s for our own good since it helps stop terrorists like the Boston brothers and the shoe bomber…oops, they didn’t stop either one. Citizens, not government, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Did I Miss the Privacy Memo?
Dear RedState: I haven’t been an active participant in the daily exchange lately for the past few weeks so did I missed the memo that the privacy rules were changed? Please point me to the notice if I’m amiss. Last night I noticed that if I up-vote a comment, my User Name is clearly listed when hovering over the up-votes arrow. However, the same action on down-votes doesn’t produce | Read More »