Ensuring Barack Obama’s Second Term
Barack Obama is telling Democrats that to ensure the success of his presidency, they must vote to pass health care deform. It is, after all, all about him despite his protests to the contrary. This argument persuaded Dennis Kucinich — well that and there are allegations about a job for his wife though I’m not sure if that’s true. But given the pattern it is | Read More »
Why Not Help It Pass?
Tom Harkin, Barack Obama, and assorted left-wing activists are asking a simple question this week as if it is the most profound question ever asked: “If Republicans are so sure passing health care reform will doom the Democrats in November, why not help them pass it?” If you ask this question without any sense of irony, you have so far removed yourself from reality that | Read More »
I thought insurance companies were evil
$436,000,000,000 Total tax credits payable directly to insurance companies included in the Senate health care bill, according to the Congressional Budget Office score and language in Section 1412(c) of H.R. 3590 (page 291).
Democrats Filibuster the Listening Session
Barack Obama said it would be a listening session for him, but the entire time leading up to it, Obama and the Democrats already plotted to ignore the Republicans. CNN now has data showing just what a grand kabuki dance of non-listening the alleged summit was. Democrats dominated the talk. Of course, Captain Bullcrap said the time limits did not apply to him, just to | Read More »
The Sham Wow Summit
There are many reasons the Republican Party is often referred to as the Stupid Party. Many Republicans thought that after the President overshadowed the GOP at their Baltimore retreat last month, going to Blair House yesterday would just be another PR disaster. It was anything but. The GOP won the day so convincingly that even the traditional media had to praise the party for talking | Read More »
Michael Barone on Democrats: ‘Never Seen it as Bad’
Michael Barone is at CPAC and says he has never seen it as bad as it is for Democrats. Running through the races, he sees the trend for Republican victories including in the district “in which we know Barack Obama was born in,” with a good dig at the birthers in the process. Democrats should be worries. “We’ve got polls of non-scandal plagued Democrats in | Read More »
Things are so bad there is a betting pool on which DEMOCRAT screams ‘You Lie!’ tonight.
Tonight, President Obama will unveil his State of the Union. Said one well connected Democrat last night, “Things are so bad there is a betting pool on which DEMOCRAT screams ‘You Lie!’ tomorrow night.” Well, tomorrow night is now arrived. This past week, Americans have been treated to two very awkward scenes — Barack Obama speaking to a group of elementary school students with his | Read More »
Will the Democrats Ignore This Precedent Too?
If Martha Coakley wins on Tuesday, it won’t matter, but should Scott Brown pull off the upset of the year, Democrats are going to have to defy long time historic precedent to keep Paul Kirk, the appointed Senator of Massachusetts, in the Senate. Fred Barnes cites Republican lawyers on this precedent, but there is actually quite a lot of substantive detail that you can read | Read More »
A Couple of Points
1. If Scott Brown pulls very close to Coakley or wins on Tuesday, does that not kill the stupid little argument Obama has been trotting out that the Democrats need to pass health care deform to rally the Democratic base? I mean, if health care hangs in the balance by this one campaign, you’d think of all the people in America, the Massachusetts voters would | Read More »
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Democrats Go Into ‘Sheer Panic’ Mode Over Massachusetts
The Democrats have gone into ‘sheer panic’ mode over Martha Coakley‘s campaign in Massachusetts. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has purchased advertising made expenditures1 to help Martha Coakley. Read that again. NOT the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), but the campaign committee for the House of Representatives. Why would House Democrats be spending their precious resources on someone running for the United States Senate? | Read More »
Okay, so this post really isn’t about the Crimson Tide, but there is a crimson tide out there this morning — the Democrat dead pool. Bill Ritter, the Governor of Colorado, is gone. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) is gone. Chris Dodd (D-CT) is gone. These three all announced on the same day and on the heels of all the other Democrats retiring and Parker Griffith | Read More »
Democrats are Worried in Massachusetts
First read Moe. Then know that I’ve got more and more people telling me the Democrats are actually worried about Scott Brown now. We have to be careful though. This race is going to be won or lost on Massachusetts issues. Gov. Patrick is not exactly popular right now. There are other issues up there. Our temptation is going to be to make it a | Read More »
Whose Tent Is Bigger?
Had this been Christie Todd Whitman or a host of other Republicans, it would have been the lead story on the nightly news today. William Daley of the Chicago Clan, former Bill Clinton’s Commerce Secretary and Al Gore’s President Campaign Chairman in 2000, sees all sorts of apocalyptic warning signs on the horizon for the Democrats. Witness the losses in New Jersey and Virginia in | Read More »
Sweet little Lindsey Graham has been left on the verge of tears over health care reform. No, not because it might pass, but because it might ruin his bi-partisan effort to impose cap and trade on Americans. The Democrats, intent on taking over 1/6th of the American economy are also intent on totally destroying another vital part of the economy — energy production. Sweet little | Read More »
Senate Democrats Subvert the Rules of Order
We can only hope the Senate Republicans learned their lesson today. As so many of us have tried to tell Mitch McConnell for weeks and weeks and weeks, the Senate GOP must throw everything they can at killing the health care bill. Instead, we have seen the Senate Republicans working collaboratively with the Democrats on a series of messaging amendments that no one has paid | Read More »
Wrong From the Start: Top Ten Outrageous Claims About the Stimulus
The House GOP Conference sent this along to me. The White House will convene a “jobs summit” tomorrow against a backdrop of rising unemployment, soaring debt, and declining public confidence in the Obama Administration’s economic program. Washington Democrats staked their credibility on a nearly trillion-dollar ‘stimulus’ that was supposed to be about putting people back to work, but has instead produced countless examples of wasteful | Read More »
Job Creator Immigration
Roll Call reports the Democrats intend to bring up immigration next year as a big fight leading into the 2010 elections. Their approach will be predictable — support extended family immigration, amnesty for all illegals, and no input from the GOP. Lindsey Graham is no doubt beside himself with delight over this one. This got me thinking though. The GOP is said to be absolutely | Read More »
Democrats Mandate Questionable Care for All Americans
The House Democrat bill (in Section 222) not only requires coverage for the following services, but mandates that “there shall be no cost-sharing under the essential benefits package” for these services. Some of these services are unobjectionable, but to force them on all Americans, paid by taxpayer dollars in many cases, and free of charge rather than bearing some personal responsibility, is too much. Included | Read More »