Pelosi, Hoyer, and Clyburn share a smaller pie.
I’m not… appalled: this is minority-party business, and as such is not likely to interfere with the real business of the House anyway. But… wow. Just… wow. They’re going to short-circuit the looming Hoyer/Clyburn Minority Whip fight by giving Clyburn an extra-special new #3 position, just for him! No word on the duties, privileges, job description, or even the name of said position (I suggest | Read More »
Steny’s groundwork on raising taxes.
Quick: what does a video like this signify? Yup, it’s a helpful warning that you’re about to be reminded that you shouldn’t believe Democratic politicians when they promise to not raise your taxes.
And now, a little screaming from Steny Hoyer.
He’s finally noticed that the hull’s full of iceberg, so it’s time to get those deckchairs rearranged: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said during a Wednesday morning meeting with committee chairmen that he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) intended to hold them to a Friday deadline to submit detailed lists of duplicative and wasteful programs that can be eliminated from the $3 trillion budget. | Read More »
Do we need an investigation into the Massa/Hoyer thing?
Full disclosure: I regret Eric Massa’s resignation solely because I was looking forward to seeing his concession speech on Election Night, seeing as he’s an opportunistic progressive sycophant who last year spouted off bizarre nonsense about ‘treason’ to other progressives equally ignorant of the Constitution. Michelle Malkin has two posts nicely summarizing precisely why embracing this guy is a poor life choice for conservatives; my | Read More »
It’s official: Charles Lollar is running for MD-05.
Steny Hoyer’s* seat. I talked with Charles back in August, back when it was merely very, very likely that Lollar was running; I liked what I heard. He’s running as a strong conservative, with an emphasis on fiscal responsibility – but without ignoring the social issues, either. Below is video from his speech to the Cecil County Tea Party on the Fourth of July: Charles | Read More »
Steny Hoyer goes off-message on health care rationing.
Assuming that there’s any sort of on-message at this point. Via Hot Air, here’s the latest cloud of ink from a Democrat perhaps worried about the way things are going: Hoyer (D-Md.) emphasized his support for a public option in a teleconference call with reporters, but also said he wants to ensure Congress sends a bill to the president. “I’m for a public option, but | Read More »
My talk with Charles Lollar (R-Cand, MD-05?).
I had the opportunity to speak with Charles Lollar, Charles County (Maryland) Republican Central Committee Chairman, in a phone interview last week. Below are some of the things that we discussed. First off, a bit of background: Charles Lollar is a business owner and member of the Marine Corps Reserve who has been spending the last few years promoting things like the Taxpayers’ Bill of | Read More »
We’re not the ones sending out the blueshirts, *Nancy*.
(Via RS Diarist rechief) Turns out that the Drudge rumor was right: Pelosi & Hoyer really did write an op-ed with the title ‘Un-American’ attacks can’t derail health care debate. And it’s precisely what I expected, too. Which is to say, an op-ed that can write this: Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. …without even a hint of a sign of a suggestion that | Read More »
Cantor asking questions about our IMF money.
So. Last week, Representatives Cantor and Hoyer had a bit of an exchange over where the money we’re giving the International Monetary Fund is going. Cantor wants to know why we’re going to be giving countries that don’t like us at all the opportunity to take our money, and Hoyer wants to know why Cantor is ignoring the way that Hoyer is brandishing Reagan’s name | Read More »
Strictly business, Madam Speaker.
A pair of stories (HT: Hot Air Headlines, here and here) illustrate the sudden appearance of troubles for the Speaker of the House rather neatly. First, the general: Democrats: CIA is out to get us Democrats charged Tuesday that the CIA has released documents about congressional briefings on harsh interrogation techniques in order to deflect attention and blame away from itself. and now, the specific: | Read More »
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 »