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    The Coming Bloodbath. And What No One Understands About It

    7.1 million.  (Give or take a few hundred thousand.) It’s a number you’re going to hear a lot.  And it’s completely irrelevant. First of all, the most reliable polling we have showed that 73% of ObamaCare enrollees already had insurance.  And the 20% or so who hadn’t paid were almost exclusively concentrated in the group that didn’t, meaning that up to 50% of the previously | Read More »

    The Senate GOP: Trapped by a House Cat

    It has gone viral:  When a 22-pound house cat scratched a Portland couple’s 7 month-old child, the “man of the house” kicked it in the rear. At that point, the animal went “full kitty,” chasing the family into the bedroom and trapping it there. As the 911 operator intoned “9-1-1, what is your emergency?”, in the background, you could hear the chilling abject sound of | Read More »

    Crony Online Gambling Ban Threatens Gun Owners’ Rights

    It is no coincidence that the post-Newtown battle between good and evil ultimately came down to an anti-gun Manchin-Toomey proposal which would, conspicuously, have banned the private sale of firearms and many firearms parts and accessories on the Internet. But Manchin-Toomey is only the logical culmination of decades of proposals to destroy the Second Amendment by destroying the integrity of the Internet. Those measures include | Read More »

    It’s Time to Move the Individual Mandate Delay in the Senate

    The individual mandate delay (H.R. 4118) passed the house Wednesday by a 250-160 margin and, thanks to Senator Rand Paul, the bill should be on the Senate calendar by the time you read this. Although there are tricks to bringing it up, bringing it onto the calendar means that any Senator can force the Senate to vote on delaying the mandate — or any other issue any | Read More »

    The World’s Worst Idea

    Comes news that House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy has endorsed comprehensive legalization for persons unlawfully in this country, and predicts the entire House “leadership team” may follow suit. Presumably, the leadership epiphany will be embodied in the “immigration principles” which House Speaker John Boehner will unveil at this year’s appropriately named “Republican retreat.” Thus, this package is expected to include: -a legalization “pathway to amnesty,” | Read More »

    Don’t Let Harry Reid Protect Endangered Democrats From ObamaCare

    At 10:15 Tuesday morning, on the Senate floor, Senator Mitch McConnell did the right thing. McConnell proposed a unanimous consent agreement that would allow Obama’s unpaid-for unemployment insurance extension to move forward — but only if Reid would guarantee a vote on delaying the ObamaCare mandate. Not surprisingly, Reid fumed — and objected. Obama’s allies had made it clear on the front page of the | Read More »

    14 For ’14

    (1) AMEND THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION WITH A ONE-YEAR DELAY OF OBAMACARE’S INDIVIDUAL MANDATE Reading the New York Times is like planting a listening device in Hitler’s bunker. So Monday morning, assuming no conservative would notice, the Times printed the Democrats’ comprehensive strategy for the 2014 elections: Distract attention from ObamaCare by pushing unemployment extension and minimum wage increases — – issues which would be packaged | Read More »

    10 Reasons to Vote Against the Murray-Ryan Giant Spending and Deficit Increase

    (1) IT INCREASES SPENDING BY OVER $50 BILLION DOLLARS. PERIOD. “New discretionary spending” would be increased by $26,300,000,000 this year, $21, 600,000,000 next year (fiscal year 2015), and $8,600,000,000 in fiscal year 2016. Thus, the total discretionary spending increases for three years is $56,500,000,000. This budget’s projections concerning spending in 2023 or any other out-year aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. Even the fake | Read More »

    “Thank You, Paul Ryan, Sir!”

    Greta Van Susteren claims not to like ObamaCare. Last night alone, she talked about how ObamaCare was destroying the insurance industry, destroying medical practice, compromising your privacy, and insuring that (unlike the “1%”) you would not have access to the top doctors treating your serious medical condition (and would be forced to die). Minutes later, as she nodded in adulation, Budget Chairman Paul Ryan explained | Read More »

    Assessing The Wake of Legislative Hiroshima

    WHAT IS THE NUCLEAR OPTION? The nuclear option, which was triggered by Harry Reid last Thursday, is always characterized by the “puppet press,” but never described. And there is good reason for this. The nuclear option is nothing but an exercise in fraud. A majority of senators stand up and vote for a reading of the Senate rules that is absolutely palpably factually untrue — | Read More »