Will Mitch McConnell Stand With Conservatives Against Obama & the Federal Reserve?
The Federal Reserve is not my issue. Audit it if you want, I’m with you. But it’s not something that drives me crazy or makes me passionate. But there is one issue that really gets me and the Fed has been at the center of it lately — crony capitalism. Barack Obama has nominated Jeremy Stein and Jerome Powell to the Federal Reserve Board of | Read More »
Senate GOP Leader Does Not Want to Anger Harry Reid With Obamacare Vote
I reported yesterday that Mitch McConnell is expressly blocking a vote on a conservative backed measure to repeal Obamacare, but there is news this morning that the situation is far worse than even I thought. Alexander Bolton reports Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell intends to avoid any votes on repealing Obamacare this entire year lest he anger Senator Harry Reid. Obstensibly, McConnell says a vote | Read More »
Interesting Nugget About John Boehner’s Bill
Guess who wrote it? The late-night jousting in the Senate followed a vote on House Speaker John A. Boehner’s debt-limit measure, which would extend the Treasury’s borrowing power until early next year and force another economy-rattling fistfight within a few months. Drafted largely by aides to Reid and McConnell last weekend, the measure was originally designed to appeal to the more centrist Senate. Everything we’ve | Read More »
It’s All Too Odd
Consider that John Boehner and Harry Reid named their different legislation to raise the debt ceiling by the identical name. Consider also that John Boehner and Harry Reid’s legislation are virtually mirror images to each other — a fact that the rhetoric has obscured, but is in reality accurate. Consider, in fact, that Boehner and Reid use the same language in various portions of their | Read More »
Here’s my prediction
Tonight, the President will address the nation and call for merging John Boehner and Harry Reid’s debt ceiling plans. In effect, the President says if he can get a one time increase, instead of having to have two takes to get what he wants, he’s pretty much ready to go along with John Boehner’s plan. So here is what I predict will happen: (1) Harry | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi Congratulates Mitch McConnell on His ‘Pontius Pilate Act’. Seriously.
If it weren’t bad enough that Harry Reid is trying to make Mitch McConnell‘s ‘Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011″ acceptable to Republicans, you might want to consider that Nancy Pelosi congratulated Mitch McConnell on a job well done. Not kidding. Stephen F. Hayes, who my wife says is the best looking guy on Bret Baier’s panel other than Bret (yeah, I have | Read More »
Harry Reid Tries to Make Mitch McConnell’s ‘Pontius Pilate Act’ More Appealing to Republicans
Just how pathetic is Mitch McConnell‘s ‘Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011,’ his proposal to let the President automatically raise the debt ceiling by $2 trillion without any cuts so long as the GOP doesn’t get blamed? Harry Reid is intervening to make it more palatable to Republicans. Publicly, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) left the door open to the idea. | Read More »
I hope the left will be accurate in its criticism
Many on the left are criticizing Speaker Boehner for the decision to keep Frank Buckles from lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda. This is not a partisan matter. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is joining John Boehner in the decision. I believe they are both wrong, but I do think it is both unfair and unwise to solely point the finger at John Boehner. | Read More »
Does Harry Reid Want A Government Shutdown?
If the continuing resolution is not passed by this Friday, the government will shut down — not that this is a bad thing. Everyone in Washington is claiming they don’t want a shutdown, but Harry Reid’s actions suggest he does. Instead of dealing with the continuing resolution when the Senate gets back for business this week, he will take up patent reform instead. The patent | Read More »
Let’s Take Barack Obama’s Advice on the Debt Limit
Back in 2006, as the vote on the debt limit came up, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Harry Reid all voted against it. Here is what I am calling on all Republicans to do. They should go to the floor of their respective house in the congress and, before pledging to vote against the debt limit just like Barack Obama did when he was there, | Read More »
BREAKING: Significant Election Complaint Filed in Nevada
GREETINGS: PEOPLE KEEP TWEETING THIS STORY OUT TODAY (November 1, 2012) FOR SOME REASON. I DON’T KNOW WHY. BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS STORY IS FROM 2010, AND IS NOT A 2012 CAMPAIGN STORY. – ERICK Attached is a Nevada Election Task Force complaint filed late today in Nevada by Babette Rutherford, a Nevada voter. The complaint alleges scores of union tactics designed to undermine | Read More »
Harry Reid Is Off His Meds
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took full credit for preventing a world wide depression yesterday. That is correct, a politician who is the higest ranking member of the United States Senate is taking credit for saving the world economy. We can now change the term “God Complex” and add a new term into the lexicon of America — “Harry Reid Complex.” Reid seemed to be taking full credit | Read More »
Sharron Angle Scores
Harry Reid did not exactly give a stellar debate performance in Nevada last night. At one point he was muttering about being unable to find his notes. Along the way, Harry Reid was asked which Supreme Court Justice he admires and he said Antonin Scalia. California Attorney General Jerry Brown was unavailable for comment. Then Sharron Angle went in for the kill. She asked how | Read More »
Sharron Angle Now Leads Harry Reid. West Virginia In Play
In the latest Fox News Battleground Poll Sharron Angle has now raced into the lead against Harry Reid. In the latest Fox News battleground state poll of likely voters, Angle drew 49 percent to Reid’s 46 percent. As voters make up their mind with four weeks to go until Election Day, Angle seems to have the edge. Likewise in West Virginia, a seat the Democrats | Read More »
Nevada’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Sharron Angle
The last time Harry Reid ran for the Senate the Las Vegas Review Journal endorsed him. Not this time. Nevada’s largest newspaper has gone all in with Sharron Angle. In its endorsement, the newspaper deemed the election a clear choice between Angle, who supports limited government, and what it described as Washington’s big spending and partisan bickering. The editorial says Reid hitched his fortunes to | Read More »
Harry Reid’s Job Review
Harry Reid is saying he had nothing to do with the 14% unemployment in Nevada. But back in June, Reid was bragging about creating jobs. Now Harry Reid says, “My job is to create jobs.” So we have the Majority Leader of the United States Senate say it is his job to create jobs. The same man also says the lack of jobs is not | Read More »
It Worked. NRA Not Endorsing Harry Reid.
I’m actually getting beat up a bit in email tonight from three different emailers saying, “See, I told you they wouldn’t do this.” The NRA is not endorsing Harry Reid. Two NRA board members emailed me today sending their congratulations to RedState members. Said one, “This is all you guys.” As the Wall Street Journal notes: Erick Erickson, founder of the influential conservative blog Redstate.com, | Read More »
What? What? I thought Sharron Angle was imploding.
I also thought she was out there on social security. That’s what the Democrats have been telling us. Heck, that’s what some Republicans have been telling us. And then she went and produced this bit of brilliance. An imploding campaign does not produce stuff like this. I like it. Sharron Angle can win. We must help.
I told you Sharron Angle is Okay
I told you yesterday that the internal numbers in the Rasmussen poll along with the other polling trends are good for Sharron Angle in Nevada. Well, Mason-Dixon is out now and also happens to be my favorite nonpartisan polling company in America with a high rate of accuracy. According to Mason-Dixon, Reid is losing ground and Angle is making up ground. The new survey by | Read More »
Sharron Angle is in a Good Position Against Harry Reid
Here is a not so secret dirty little secret. For the past month a lot of conservatives have been nervous over Sharron Angle’s Senate bid in Nevada. Her campaign seemed uncoordinated and unprofessional — amateurishly caught off guard by the hell unleashed on her. Behind the scenes, Sharron Angle recognized she needed to regroup and reassess. For the past couple of weeks there has been | Read More »