The House MUST demand Regular Order: Understanding the Democrats use of the “deadline” strategy, and how the House must overcome it in the debt ceiling negotiations.
John Boehner has stated that he will no longer negotiate directly with Obama, and that the House must and will return to regular order in considering future legislation. We shall see. Remember, it was just after the GOP took control of the House in 2010, that they adopted the “three day rule,” which mandated that no legislation could be passed by the House until three | Read More »
Rules Committee waives the “three day” rule; they forget that’s how we got stuck with Obamacare
It’s obvious that Boehner and the GOP House leadership are a) incredibly stupid, b) hung over, and/or c) becoming senile. It’s taken just two years for them to forget absolutely everything about how and why the voters put them in charge in 2010. The Senate has just passed an abomination of a bill. It is a spending bill, as Rand Paul so eloquently stated. Even | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: “No Way Out?”
Some here may remember the 1987 spy thriller “No Way Out.” Kevin Costner play a naval officer, who is actually a deep cover Soviet mole, who gets assigned to the Pentagon, working for the egomaniacle Secretary of Defense (Gene Hackman). Costner meets, has an affair, and falls in love with, a beautiful DC lady about town, (Sean Young) who is actually the unhappy mistress of | Read More »
First “Hubris”, then “Schadenfreude”: a recipe for a Happy New Year
According to The Hill, Harry Reid has the 51 votes for the “nuclear option” to change the Senate filibuster rules. http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/274791-leading-proponent-of-filibuster-reform-claims-51-votes-for-nuclear-option Surprisingly,I find myself encouraged by this development. If anything guarantees that absolutely this time the GOP won’t manage to blow it, that they WILL finally take control of the Senate in 2014, surely this is it. It’s just too, too perfect. I can’t wait | Read More »
The key (and as yet unasked) question about Newtown: Did Nancy Lanza own a gun safe?
Two weeks after the Newtown murders, I find it very curious that no one, anywhere, has yet asked the most important question: Did Nancy Lanza own a gun safe, and if she did, was it used? As the media digs up every possible shred of information about her life, and her son, it’s odd (to say the least) that nobody thinks to ask the police | Read More »
Tom Cotton for Speaker of the House
There has been considerable speculation recently as to whether or not John Boehner can remain as Speaker. Breitbart.com has released a report detailing the mechanism for unseating the Speaker: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/24/house-should-elect-speaker-by-secret-ballot However, it is unlikely that Boehner can be deposed unless and until someone is willing to step up and openly challenge Boehner for the office. I would suggest that Arkansas congressman-elect Tom Cotton offer himself | Read More »
The “Chuck-Hagel-free-apology-thread” for anything you did that you feel sorry for ( as along as it was at least 15 years ago)
Chuck Hagel the other day apologized for a supposed “gay slur” he uttered some 15 years ago. Far be it from me to question Chuckie’s motives ( ya think?) but if he suddenly feels the impulse; nay, the compulsion, to apologize publicly for every dumb, stupid, and insipid comment, well, the man won’t be able to shut up until June 23,2015, by my estimate. In | Read More »
Appalled at the Newtown tragedy? Realize that Israeli parents have lived every day for the past 60 years with fear of the same horror.
There is truly nothing that can be said that can explain the inexplicable, nor comfort those who have suffered the loss of innocent lives. There is nothing worse for a parent than having to bury a child, especially one so young. As the media shows yet again that it is capable of only focusing on one story at a time (well, maybe, one and a | Read More »
Memo to the House GOP caucus, and especially members of the RSC: If and when there’s an agreement, just make sure to read the damn bill!
Dear GOP House members: Your fearless leader, John Boehner has taken it upon himself to negotiate one-on-one with Obama. Not quite satisfied with already promising $800 billion more in new revenues ( er..taxes) he’s been busy purging conservative freshman members of key committees, in a heavy-handed attempt to exert dominance over your caucus. I have no idea what, if any, agreement Boehner will accept. What | Read More »
Forget the Senate, Tim: instead, challenge Boehner for Speaker
Conservatives need to regain the initiative within the GOP. In just the last few days, we’ve seen Boehner offer up $800 billion in new revenues, when not ONE GOP congressman ran last month endorsing higher taxes. All we heard from Republicans during the campaign was, correctly, the mantra that “We don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.” So, what does Boehner do? | Read More »