National Republican Senatorial Committee Attacks Mitch McConnell as a Liberal
Amazing! Today the National Republican Senatorial Conference — the organization that elects Republicans to the Senate — is attacking Mitch McConnell. They are calling him a liberal for voting to raise the debt ceiling in 2011 and bailing out Wall Street. They put up a web ad here. Well, actually, what they did is attack Senator Mark Pryor, a Democrat in Arkansas. But they’re attacking | Read More »
The Ghoulish Glee Of The Gun Control Lobby
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Yesterday the gun control lobby danced the macarena as a dozen Americans were killed at the Washington Navy Yard. This tells you all you need to know about the Bloomberg, Feinstein, and the rest of the gun control industry.
Tipper Gore, Hillary Clinton 2.0: The “Blame Video Games” Strategy
I was a little kid in elementary school with Tipper Gore and her army of shoulder-padded activist moms banned together to target rock and metal music over explicit subject matter. I remember how angry my older cousin was over it and an argument he once had with his dad about an album he wanted, an album that Tipper placed on her “Filthy Fifteen” list. It | Read More »
Obama On Syria: Don’t Sweat The Process, Look At The ResultsRead More »
Obamacare and the GOP’s Negotiation CrisisRead More »
@SenatorDurbin’s Attack On Free Speech and AssociationRead More »
Republicans as the Female Reproductive System in Politics
As Editor of this site, I cannot use the word I wish to use. At the Republican National Convention in Florida, Code Pink activists dressed up in giant pink consumes designed to look like … well … to keep things polite here … “lady bits” as some might say to convey the message without the word. They were decorative pink costumes that look like hot | Read More »
Paying Tribute to our Constitution
The Constitution is the basis of our government and the cornerstone of our free society. As we mark the 226th anniversary of its adoption today, it’s worth recalling the words of James Madison, its principal author and Founding Father. In 1829 he wrote that, “the happy Union of these States is a wonder: their Constitution a miracle: their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.” | Read More »
Obamacare Limiting Access to Doctors and Hospitals
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the limiting of access to hospitals and doctors under Obamacare plans in New Hampshire and California, the healthcare impacts for patients, and why the government’s inclusion of “social and behavioral” data is dangerous to your privacy.Read More »
Opposing #DefundObamacare out of Fear
There have been so many articles written about the effort to defund or delay Obamacare that I hesitated to even begin typing this sentence. What is one more voice in this chorus? Can it change a mind? Will it affect the outcome? I’m not sure, but I feel there are some things that are worth saying especially in light of the multitude of arguments & | Read More »
This is “Read My Lips” All Over Again
Editor’s Note: Having posted this over Labor Day weekend, I think it is worth reposting now as Republicans in Congress return to Washington from telling their constituents they support defunding Obamacare and now telling each other they need to take out Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for daring to challenge them to put their voting where their mouth is. During the 1988 Republican Convention, then | Read More »
Tech at Night: We need FCC reform. The government that wants to regulate the Internet can’t even Fax.
It’s funny how Democrats talked back in 2008 about openness and transparency, but they
“>continue to obstruct Greg Walden’s FCC reform on those two principles. Doubly funny that now they oppose lawsuits, when they generally favor lawsuits when it’s NGOs suing EPA to push a greater left-wing agenda.
Remember, the same government that wants to regulate the Internet and in fact all innovation can’t even handle faxes properly.
So beware when the unreformed FCC is stalling on auctioning spectrum, despite Congressional orders to do it. I suspect the plan is to rig the auctions to favor some firms over others.Read More »
ObamaCare and The Way of The Whig
The tendency of “Conservative” institutions to gutlessly defend a big-government statis-quo program like ObamaCare can often leave much to be desired. It’s like sending up The Bat Signal and having Ben Afflek respond. It’s like watching The Washington Redskins’ Defense attempt to stop a NFL offense from putting up 30+ points.
At times I’m left thinking that National Review could shorten their name a wee-tad for the sake of brevity, and continue peddling boilerplate Leftism under the masthead “The Nation.” Give or take an occasional copyright infringement suit, I’m not sure readers of this NRO article by Avik Roy would notice much philosophical difference.Read More »
Texas Rep. John Culberson’s Staff Hate Sen. Ted Cruz For Holding Events in Texas
Everything that is wrong with Washington Republicans is summed up in this story. You have a top aide for Eric Cantor going into the Republican Study Committee meeting to discuss terms of surrender over the continuing resolution and debt ceiling. You have an aide to Senator Ted Cruz respond with a solution to the Cantor aide. Then you have an aide to Rep. John Culberson | Read More »
Pew and USA Today find no tipping point for Affordable Care Act
Sometimes, as in the case of Roe v. Wade, a change in the law of the land will result in a large change of public opinion in favor of the new change. Once the change is made, certain levels of resistance go away, and others just come to accept it.
Not so in the case of PPACA, Pew finds.Read More »
Leaders, Followers, Fence-Sitters, and Obamacare
When conservatives look for elected Republicans to stand for our values, we are not just looking for someone who might vote with conservatives when convenient; we are looking for someone who will give voice to conservatives. Hence, we are looking for leaders – people who will articulate the message, fight the conservative battles, and move the polls. We have no need for more followers, fence-sitters, | Read More »
The 5 underpinnings of the Cuccinelli comeback
Virginia Republican Gubernatorial candidate, Ken Cuccinelli has ranked consistently behind Democrat candidate, Terry McAuliffe in polls over the past few months. But 55 days out, political animals know that an eternity remains for Cuccinelli to make up the difference, which is exactly what he will do. Recent polls have McAuliffe up by 5-8 points. But this is a soft lead. Cuccinelli’s base support is strong | Read More »
Grow Up, People. Including You, @DavidFrum
For everything there is a season,and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak Oh the irony of me telling others to grow up. Even I see that. But seriously people, grow up.As a shooter roamed the Navy Yard and body lie dying, but still | Read More »
Concern Troll Watch: David Brooks is terrified that Ted Cruz (and Heritage) will succeed.
David Brooks is very upset at all those recalcitrant Republicans elected in 2010. “What’s going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,” Brooks said. “And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress | Read More »
Obama Fumbles Summers Nomination, Yellen Set to Be Next Fed Chair
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the withdrawal of Larry Summers in the Fed Chair race, why Janet Yellen is now the likely pick and if her administration would be Bernanke: Part II.Read More »