Some Republicans Still Don’t Get It
Some Republicans continue to fumble the clearest, most concise, easiest-to-sell message in recent memory – the simple notion that the recently enacted Healthcare law, already having negative effects on our lives, is unacceptable and must be fully repealed. That’s not hard, is it? Some Senators get it. Senator DeMint has 15 Senate co-sponsors and growing for his full-repeal bill. And then there’s the almost always | Read More »
You Know Your Enemies And They Stand Before You
There simply are no words to describe the damage inflicted yesterday by Democrats upon America, her citizens, and the millions around the globe who look to America for hope – as the land of the free and the home of the brave. Make no mistake about it – what happened yesterday was not brave, it was cowardly. It was not the best of America, it | Read More »
Beyond Arrogance – Obama & Company’s Reckless Disregard for the Rule of Law
The United States of America is great for a number of reasons. Its commitment to liberty, dedication to charity, defense of its friends and freedom around the globe, historical reliance on the individual and on free markets, and in my opinion, national reverence for the Almighty, are among those things that make our nation the greatest the world has ever known. But perhaps second only | Read More »
Bob Bennett Pledges to Repeal Obamacare – Will He Now Pledge to Kill His Own Healthcare Bill?
As most RedState readers are aware, The Club for Growth launched a great website called www.repealit.org, designed to garner pledges from current office holders, candidates and citizens to make clear their intention to work to repeal ObamaCare (or any variation thereof) should it pass. Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) has signed the pledge for candidates, the text of which is: I hereby pledge to the people | Read More »
Beyond the Whining, What Did the President Propose?
The President, not too surprisingly, said a lot last night in the State of the Union – and by that, I mean he used a lot of words. But what did the President actually propose? In short – it was the same thing we’ve been hearing from him since his campaign – the government creates jobs, the government needs to control healthcare, and the government | Read More »
40 Republicans May Be a Temporary Blessing
Yesterday, Byron York had an interesting piece over at the Washington Examiner entitled “Republicans deserve blame for Democratic excesses.” In it, he makes the somewhat obvious but important-to-be-said point that Republicans made their own bed. Had Republicans not been so terrible in so many ways during their reign, and in particular, toward its end, then they might have saved a seat or two in the | Read More »
Healthcare on My Wife’s Mind
This was something my wife was going to post on Facebook, but it became too long and I thought it worthy of sharing here: Health care “reform” is on my mind today. Seems it’s going to pass the Senate and may become law in some form. I’ve always believed that government involvement in our lives is a very bad thing. That is especially true with | Read More »
Like a Thief in the Night
The grand Republican strategy to have a vote on Christmas Eve was accomplished at 7:15AM (Eastern) this morning, while most Americans slept – and just like a thief in the night, the Senate has slipped in to your home to steal away your freedom and your right to care for your family as you see fit. 60-39. Merry Christmas.
Establishment Republicans Don’t Get It
While numerous hurdles remain to be cleared by House Democrats for the current healthcare bill to become law – the postgame analysis for the Senate has begun and is important. Erick made a few simple but important points a little earlier, here, and below. In short, Senate Republicans thought they could win this on message – and they failed. Hard to argue, really. But what | Read More »
What Constitutes a Fight?
When someone says the word “fight,” most of us see images of Ali and Frazier, or perhaps scenes from the movie Rocky. Certainly the fighting of soldiers at Normandy or Iwo Jima come to mind, maybe even a simple fight among high school boys where someone walks away with a bloody nose – or if even talking only about rhetoric, something akin to Patton’s famous | Read More »