If she runs, how does Hillary avoid the Obamacare quagmire in 2016? Is she doomed?
Obama continues to kick the Obamacare can down the road, in a last ditch effort to save control of the Senate. It probably won’t work, and he’ll be forced to spend the last two years of his administration dealing with a GOP controlled Congress, who, if they’re smart, ( I know, I know, spare me the snide comments) will send him a bill every week to | Read More »
If Hillary is the Democrat nominee, who might her VP be? And would it have to be a black or Latino?
The speculation about Hillary continues. Her supporters are attempting to make her nomination seem inevitable ( again) And we all know how that turned out last time. She’s raising gazillions for the campaign, yet she hasn’t announced. Many think she won’t run, for a variety of reasons. I’m of that persuasion, and laid out my reasons why in an earlier diary: http://www.redstate.com/gawken/2014/01/17/what-if-hillary-doesnt-run/ For a great | Read More »
The Supreme Court is failing to uphold the Constitution: Have Obama and the left found a near fatal flaw in the Framer’s blueprint?
Note: I am not a lawyer, let alone a constitutional scholar. I am, however, an avid student of our nation’s history, and I do not understand what is happening within the federal court system today. I post this diary more to pose questions, and in the hope that those here more learned in these matters will comment. In early 1952, the United Steelworkers of America | Read More »
Senate Conservatives Fund calls for Boehner’s ouster next year. WHY WAIT? ( and exactly how does one take down the Speaker?)
In the wake of yesterday’s complete cave to the Democrats, in passing a clean debt-ceiling bill, the Senate Conservatives Funds has said that Boehner must go. Matt Hoskins, the groups’ executive director, said that Republicans should block him from the position at the beginning of the next Congress. To which point I would like to ask: WHY WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT CONGRESS? The reasons for | Read More »
OK, let’s pass immigration reform now, but delay implementing it until Chuckie Schumer leaves office
When I first heard this absurd proposal, I thought that some news outlet had somehow picked up a piece from the Onion, and thinking it was for real, ran with it. After all, we’d just spent the past week pondering Tom Sizemore’s “revelation” of a year-long affair between Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Hurley, so Schumer’s idea, by comparison, had a ring of plausibility. The fact | Read More »
Wendy Davis: Proof positive the Democrats are irrevocably, and above all other factions, tied to the pro-abortion forces
Will Rogers once said ” I am not a member of any organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” Those words are truer than ever today. The Democrat party is basically a loose coalition of disparate special interest groups; joined together in common cause to enable them to achieve political power and feed at the public trough. The list is well known: Labor unions, the NEA, | Read More »
It’s time to start thinking about who will be the next Senate Majority Leader. (Big hint: it ain’t John Cornyn)
On the front page this morning, Erick explains why Mitch McConnell’s USE BY day is about to come due. If he doesn’t lose the GOP primary to Matt Bevin, he’s more than likely to lose the general election. Either way, he’s a goner, which is great thing for both the GOP and the nation. As politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum, one must assume that | Read More »
The long term impact of the Voting Rights Act: Idiots, incompetents, and charlatans in the House
In the wake of Henry Waxman’s announced retirement, Roll Call columnist David Hawkings has a piece on the paucity of leadership in the Democrat caucus: http://blogs.rollcall.com/hawkings/sober-look-at-the-depth-chart-intensifies-for-house-democrats/ It’s not really worth the read, but one thing does stand out: In analyzing who might be the future Democrat leaders in the House, he mentions some 30 names. Of those, only one, Bobby Scott, is a member of | Read More »
Is the GOP focus on immigration a smokescreen to avoid the debt ceiling debate?
I’m confused, and cynical, at the same time. We’re being inundated with stories about the new GOP focus on immigration reform, and leadership’s apparent determination to yield to the Democrats, despite the fact that the majority of the base, and probably the House GOP conference, is opposed to it. Several superb front page stories today outline the folly, and the likely consequences, of following this | Read More »
The real significance of Chuckie Schumer’s insipid speech: he’s running to be the next Senate minority leader
Chuckie Schumer made a really dumb speech yesterday..the idea of Tea Party “elites” shoveling tens of millions to support radical right wing candidates is bizarre, as is his plan to somehow bypass the Constitution to prevent these types from ever getting elected. It’s been pretty much laughed at and dismissed, even in the MSM, but it’s worth while attempting to delve into Chuckie’s mind as | Read More »