Budget Update: White House STILL thinking ‘I won.’
I think that this quote by Dave Camp, House Ways and Means Chair, helps illustrate the exact nature of Obama’s fairly disastrous gaffe Wednesday: “But then I thought, maybe if I can’t figure out who to call, they need to call me,” he said. “It’s their agenda they need to get through the House.” Background: as my readers probably remember, Camp, House Budget Chair Paul | Read More »
Obama retreats on tax hike.
It looked that way earlier in the day, and it’s now confirmed. The ‘deal’ will be that the White House ‘delays’ raising taxes for two more years in ‘exchange’ for getting a thirteen-month extension on unemployment benefits*. That last is problematical, but given the Democrats’ moral weakness thus far the GOP might still be able to keep pushing a little and get offsets in federal | Read More »
Again: they’re *angry*, not afraid.
Dan Collins – who has by the way moved Piece of Work In Progress: update your links – has a post about the opposition to the President that shouldn’t be excerpted, but must be. A taste: …they get stonewalled at town halls packed deliberately with union supporters, or find that their Representative has literally decided to phone the meeting in, and they are accused of | Read More »
Rasmussen: Majority of country worries government will do too much.
I would quibble with the results here: it implies that the notion that we’ve already done too much already to fix the economy isn’t a legitimate answer. Still, this report will not be welcome news for the administration: 52% Worry Government Will Do Too Much to Fix Economy [snip] The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of the nation’s Likely Voters now | Read More »
My Response to the President’s WaPo Column.
This is the column. My response? So pass it today, already. You won, remember? Crossposted at Moe Lane.
178 + 50 > 218.
Feel free to check my math: Dems warn leaders to resume regular order A group of more than 50 House Democrats has penned a letter to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) imploring him to “restore this institution” and see that the House returns to a “regular order” process of legislating. The letter, signed by a large number of the conservative Blue Dog Coalition and the | Read More »
Yeah, yeah, yeah, Mr. President. Just pass your debt bill, already.
Gridlock? What gridlock? That bill got passed by House Democrats, didn’t it? You’ve got enough Democratic votes in the Senate, don’t you? So why don’t you go ahead with it, already, and stop trying to get us on-board? After all: you won. Moe Lane PS: Sucks to be you, Wall Street. Particularly since all y’all voted for him in the first place. I believe that | Read More »
Yes, Mr. President. You won. How’s your debt bill coming along?
I would like to thank both the President of the United States of America, and the liberal Democratic group Americans United for Change, for their plans to remind three critical swing states that the Democratic Party is pushing a debt package that only 42% – and dropping – of the country believes in, and that a majority of independent voters oppose. But there’s something even | Read More »
Someone in Obama’s name sentenced AIDS victims to die.
(Via Instapundit) I am not exaggerating. We are dealing with the real world now, and in the real world you do not cavalierly and abruptly disrupt groups providing vitally critical medical assistance without ill result: During Obama’s transition, Dr. Mark Dybul was initially asked to stay on as the coordinator of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for several months until a replacement | Read More »
[BREAKING] Boehner to House GOP: Vote against the stimulus.
Or, as Heritage put it, “The Pelosi-Reid-Obama Debt Plan”. Anyway, Politico reports: President Barack Obama is coming to the Capitol this afternoon to curry favor with congressional Republicans. But it appears GOP leaders have already made up their minds to oppose his $825 billion stimulus plan. House Republican Leader John A. Boehner and his No. 2, Whip Eric Cantor, told their rank-and-file members Tuesday morning | Read More »
White House of the Gifted.
(Via Glenn Reynolds) Smoothness. Professionalism. Competence. Fire alarms. Shortly after 4 p.m., the stench of smoke began filtering back to the press booths in the White House. [snip] None other than Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton who — on his third day in the White House — was still having a little trouble working the door. Trying to get into the briefing room from the | Read More »