Why Steve Stockman is going to be a really, REALLY big deal in GOP senate primaries.
Steve Stockman surprised just about everyone with a last minute decision to give up his safe House seat and enter the primary against John Cornyn. He’s obviously hoping to ride the increasing wave of discontent against the GOP congressional leadership, and force Cornyn into a run-off, where, as Ted Cruz demonstrated, anything’s possible. I don’t know enough about Stockman and Texas GOP politics to opine | Read More »
Obama to attend Mandela’s funeral; but couldn’t spare the time to attend Lady Thatcher’s.
It’s funny how putting words to paper helps clarify one’s thought processes. As you can tell by the headline, when I started to write this, it was born of some disgust at the endless outpouring of praise for Nelson Mandela. Actually, it’s more at the rewriting of history, the complete ignoring of his radical, terrorist roots. Mandela, in the period of less than a week, | Read More »
Every Democrat candidate for the senate MUST be made to answer one simple question: Will you support a bill to repeal Obamacare? Period!
Well, Harry Reid says that “Obamacare will be a good thing for Democrats running in 2014.” OK Harry, let’s find out. It is always dangerous to make any race a one-issue contest. The Middle East may be in flames within a year. However, it is apparent that Obamacare will be a crucial issue in the 2014 campaigns. There is one simple thing that the GOP | Read More »
With the nuclear option invoked, if the Democrats win the WH in 2016, conservatives can kiss the Supreme Court goodbye for the next 20 years.
There are two key immediate implications from Reid’s decision to go nuclear and end the filibuster: 1. Democrats figure they will lose the Senate in 2014, so they will try to push through as much “hope and change” as they can in the next year. 2. Justice Ginsburg is now a lock to retire before the end of the current term. Her announcement will come | Read More »
Time for House Republicans to introduce another bill to repeal Obamacare?
The bad news for all things Obamacare continues; including last night’s stunning revelation that at the same time Obama was (sort of) apologizing to Americans for (sort of) misleading them about whether or not they could (sort of) keep their policies if they (sort of) liked them, lawyers from the Justice Dept were telling a federal judge that the administration fully well (NOT “sort of”) | Read More »
Harry Reid to refuse to call up Landrieu’s bill on the grounds that it is unconstituional.
Mary Landrieu, in a desperate attempt to first cover, then save, her tuchus, has introduced a bill in the Senate, the aptly named “Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act” or KACAPA..which unfortunately for her sounds like “ca-ca.” Several other Democrats, mostly those up for election next year, have co-sponsored the bill, which would be a major blow to Obamacare. The bill demands/requires/forces/mandates ( take | Read More »
Obama: “I said the Obamacare website would be fixed by ‘the end of November.’ However, I didn’t say which year, though. Would you believe 2015?”
Valerie Jarrett, the “Madame DeFarge” of the Obama administration, gave voice to the obvious yesterday. She admitted that the White House would not meet its promised goal of fixing the website; rather she lowered the bar to say that “they hoped for substantial progress by the end of the month.” Video here:http://www.livestream.com/dealbook/video?clipId=pla_b1444a7d-7e42-4279-b5f5-5b36c5a107bc Look for lots of people to pick up on this trial balloon soon, | Read More »
Happy 238th, USMC!!!
Today, November 10th, is the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. I just noticed that the day hadn’t yet been mentioned on RS, and it surely deserves recognition. In many ways, it was the best 4+ years of my life.., in some the worst, but definitely, the most formative and defining. To all my fellow Marines, past, present and future: keep the faith, | Read More »
Rick Perry for Senate?
Just reading an article about a new poll http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/john-cornyn-ted-cruz-texas-conservative/2013/11/07/id/535469 which restates the obvious; that a majority of Texans don’t think that Cornyn is conservative enough for them. It mentions David Barton and Rep Louie Gohmert as possible opponents. There has been some speculation about them on RS and elsewhere, though yesterday Barton said he would not enter the race, and Gohmert hasn’t decided either way. But to | Read More »
The last days of NYC……Occupy Wall Street gets to well, “occupy” Gracie Mansion
New York City has been nothing but resilient over its long history. It’s survived John Lindsay, Abe Beam, a bankruptcy in all-but-name, subway strikes, garbage strikes, David Dinkins, a three-day pogrom against Hasidic Jews, squeegee men, hordes of homeless sleeping and defecating on the city streets, and of course, 9-11. It took Rudy Guiliani about a year to really start to turn things around, and | Read More »