Republicans should REFUSE any vote on debt ceiling increase until Senate Dems produce a budget, and let’s forget all about a balanced budget amendment.
I often wonder if the Republican leadership in Congress has any clue whatsoever. Let’s review the current state of the nation’s fiscal matters. The two big, and intertwined issues, are the next budget AND a vote to increase the debt ceiling. So, briefly, here’s where are we to date, a “scorecard” if you will: On the budget, House Republicans have produced a serious effort led | Read More »
Win or lose, the NY 26th CD special election is no big deal.
Six months ago, NY’s 26th CD was viewed as a reliably red district. The incumbent had won comfortably. It wasn’t on anyone’s radar. Then, he decided to take “constituent service” to a whole new level, and was forced to resign. The GOP nominee, Corwin, was expected to win easily, until a Dem faux Tea Party wannabe threw himself, and several of his millions, into the | Read More »
Sen McConnell: Introduce a Senate resolution OPPOSING Obama’s call for a return to the 1967 Israeli borders
In his speech today, Obama effectively cast his lot with the Palestinians, and Muslim terrorists in general. In addition, he managed to spit in the eye of the Israeli PM, who arrives tomorrow for face to face talks. Sen McConnell needs to introduce a sense of the Senate resolution OPPOSING this call for the return to the 1967 borders. Let’s force Sens Schumer, Boxer, Feinstein, among | Read More »
George Mitchell resigns as the president’s Special Envoy to the Middle East a few days BEFORE Obama’s BIG speech on…the Middle East? Hint. It’s NOT good news.
This has been puzzling me for some time. I was originally going to wait until after Obama’s speech tomorrow to comment, hoping that the speech will provide some insight, but since that’s not going to happen, why not delve into it today? The story is curious is that it has pretty much been a “non story” at as far as the MSM, and even the | Read More »
Why the Democrats may fear Herman Cain most of all, ( or what % of the black vote could he peel away from Obama?)
If you are coming for the story on Lee Fang and Center for American Progress, due to a bug in this morning’s briefing, you come here. To go to that story, please CLICK HERE. ———————— The field for the GOP nomination is starting to take form. We have several serious, viable candidates. Herman Cain is one of these. And over the next year, they will | Read More »
Not quite a “Sherman-like” statement: Did Huckabee leave the door open?
“I can’t know or predict the future, but I know for NOW my answer is clear and firm. I will not seek…” I’ve been somewhat surprised that there has been little or no discussion of the possibility that Huckabee might decide to jump back into the GOP presidential process, even as late as the end of this year. His statements haven’t really been parsed. A | Read More »
So why did McConnell give the Finance seat to Burr ( who didn’t really want it) instead of to DeMint ( who really, really wanted it, and said so publicly)?
It was announced early this afternoon that the vacant seat on the Senate Finance committee would go to Sen Burr (NC) instead of to Sen DeMint, who publicly had stated his desire to serve on that committee. The decision is at the absolute discretion of McConnell, the GOP caucus leader, and DeMint has graciously accepted the leader’s choice. Normally, seniority is a key factor in | Read More »
What’s the price of a slightly damaged tail rotor assembly from a stealth helicopter? How about $ 3 billion, give or take.
We’ve all seen the pictures of the tail rotor assembly outside Bin Laden’s compound. It’s from a secret, stealth, special ops chopper that made a hard landing during the raid. The helo was blown up, but unfortunately the tail assembly survived intact. The Pakistanis picked it up, carted it off, and supposedly the US is now in “negotiations” with Pakistan for its return. Pakistan is | Read More »
So, who had a WORSE weekend, Bin Laden or Trump…..????
Osama’s dead, Khalid. Sorry . He sleeps with the fishes. Finally. Yippee!! Death was near instantaneous, and most likely, almost painless. Based upon the reports we have to date, he probably had no more than a few seconds to ponder the ratio of blondes to brunettes in the 72 virgins awaiting him. Unless, of course, some of those in charge of tossing him overboard had the | Read More »
Is Ryan’s Medicare proposal a “bridge to far?” Should we instead offer a two-track plan?
One of the key components of Paul Ryan‘s blueprint to save America from bankruptcy involves changing Medicare to a modified voucher system. Despite continual affirmations that the plan will NOT affect anyone currently enrolled in Medicare, nor anyone currently within ten years of eligibility for Medicare, the Democrats have already begun to demonize it. This will be the centerpiece of their campaign strategy. What is astonishing are recent | Read More »