Phase 1 complete — PR knife fight between Boehner and the House vs. Reid & McConnell in the Senate?
234-190 Some money quotes: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tex.) called it the “tap dance losers’ club” law, describing the no-tax proposal as “breathtakingly arrogant.” Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Tex.) said both parties are to blame for the massive deficit. “The reason we don’t cut spending, is one side loves entitlements, and the other side loves war,” Paul said.“Only in this room is it a disaster to | Read More »
Back in Black vs. Economic Cannibalism — A choice for prosperity or a choice for destruction
One side: “Let’s turn things around.” Other side: “Things will turn around.” One side presents plans. The other side criticizes those plans and offers none of their own. One side presents responsible budgets The other side presents no budgets….well, their president presented one and it didn’t get a single vote. One side says “We need to tackle this now.” and is willing to risk their | Read More »
GOP missing a golden opportunity by already forgetting what got them the House and big gains in the Senate in 2010?
Unfathomable. Indefensible. HUH?!!?! It is times like this that makes a conservative think with astonishment “Can our current leaders in Congress be any more calloused anymore by the norm of Washington politics?” Personally, I hope Erick is wrong. However, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the GOP again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The McConnell plan is no fall back plan. It is | Read More »
Debt ceiling fight: Round 2 — Walking away and taking the case to the American people
Before walking out of the room, Cantor said, the president told him: “Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people with this.” Thanks for the idea. Champ, you’re the greatest. You’ve had your three pressers with your adoring journalists, now it is time for the GOP to take the case to the American people. For the time being, that might be hard | Read More »
Hitting Obama’s nerve: A gaping chink in the armor opened up by a Cantor offer reveals what the debt ceiling fight is really about
Promoted from diaries by Bill Amazing how the Democratic majority Senate hasn’t passed a budget in over two years. Wait a minute, they haven’t even presented one. They just vote down whatever budget comes out of the House and don’t present any alternative to avoid taking tough votes because there are 23 Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. And now suddenly President Obama is | Read More »
No crazy thought: Michelle Bachmann can win the GOP nomination
There is a disturbance in the force of the GOP establishment. Over the last few months I haven’t seen one inkling or belief that Michelle Bachmann would be a serious contender, let alone win the GOP nomination if she were ever to make a run for President. After the most recent debate, Congresswoman Bachmann left the GOP establishment and the political punditry astonished and bewildered. | Read More »
Paul Ryan is dipping his toe a bit more in the pool of a potential POTUS run: On Thursday evening, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan said yet again that he is not considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination. But when asked by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto whether he would change course from past rejections of a presidential bid, Ryan hesitated before saying, “Look, I | Read More »
Ryan-Pawlenty — The Midwest ticket will win for the GOP?
The heck with a Romney-Cain ticket. Some interesting things have been happening in the last week. Paul Ryan apparently or possibly has come off his Shermanesque “No” position, saying he doesn’t intend to run for the presidency right now. I have been wanting this guy to run for presidency since 2010. Now Eric Cantor is throwing his support behind a Ryan candidacy. You have to | Read More »
Jane Corwin of NY-26 and the Mediscare tactics of the Democrats. Using hard, cold facts to destroy the age-old Democratic playbook and bring about victory.
From Ace via the National Review. The point is, though, that based on unrealistic scenarios (Doc Fix repealed, and Medicare starts paying Medicare doctors 30% less immediately, etc.), Medicare goes bankrupt in 2024. But realistically, it will go bankrupt in eight years or something like that. And what happens then? Immediate, automatic cuts in payments made. Seniors need to wake the hell up. In eight | Read More »
First Mitt, now Newt. Destroying their chances before the POTUS nomination race really begins.
First Romney defending Romneycare, now Newt calls Paul Ryan “radical” for wanting to do something that is long overdue and would put our country back on a route to solvency: In another surprising move, Gingrich also reiterated his previous support for a “variation of the individual mandate” for health care. “I believe all of us — and this is going to be a big debate | Read More »
Checkmate: No way out for President Narcissus Obama. The meltdown has begun
Unless things in the economy drastically change, the public still is solidly behind getting Obamacare repealed and cutting Washington spending, he will be a one-term president. This is looking very likely that Barack Obama is in the last legs of his presidency. The last two weeks, and in particular this past one, has shown a freefall plunge in the president’s approval ratings that have coincided | Read More »
Political war and tactics. The current divide-and-conquer strategy being employed by the Democrats and the MSM. The Tea Party and GOP must be united, now more than ever..
The only way we are going to get the cuts we want is to win the presidency and large majorities in the Senate in 2012. We were all upset yesterday by looking at the real numbers of this awful deal yesterday. $352 million in savings is but a drop in a huge bucket of deficit water. I couldn’t help but notice whom the writers that | Read More »
The time for political calculating and hand-wringing is over. Shut the government down.
As a result of today’s news that the budget cuts were only $15 billion….or less: Mark Levin was spot on. This AP article is a coordinated devious trap set by the Democrats and the MSM to fool the American people and to discredit and exploit Speaker Boehner. The majority of congressmen in the U.S. Legislative branch are no longer public servants but tyrannical rulers obsessed | Read More »
Ominous signs out of Wisconsin for Obama’s re-election chances and the growing and terrifying (for Democrats) push for Paul Ryan to run for president
Awhile back in March 2010, Paul Ryan was and still is my top choice for making a run at the presidency in 2012. It has become much more so with last night’s election regarding Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. The unions and the entire, dirty outside organizing groups like Organizing for America and Moveon.org threw everything they had in turning Wisconsin back to the unions’ will. Money, | Read More »
Next up in Wisconsin: Passing Voter ID bill to defang voter fraud (such as phony voters for recall petitions and elections)
After scoring a big win last night in Wisconsin which will be finalized with passage today, it’s time to put the voter ID bill up for debate and a vote. Former governor Jim Doyle vetoed this three times while he was in office but now there is nothing to stop cleaning up fraud that has been happening in Madison and Milwaukee for years. The Democrats, | Read More »
Approval ratings sacrifice: Wisconsin budget bill vs. Obamacare
Seems like there are a few conservative blogs hand-wringing over Scott Walker’s dip in approval ratings, now at 43% according to Rasmussen and some Wisconsin GOP senators are going wobbly according to left-wing blogger Greg Sargent. I have a hard time believing Mr. Sargent as the point of no return was passed long ago. To reward fleebagging Democrats who hold democracy hostage in Wisconsin would | Read More »
March 17, 2011: The date Democratic Wisconsin state senators cease being residents of Wisconsin
February 17th was the day that Democratic state senators left the state. I had a conversation with a friend of mine whom is very well acquainted with law and rule in Wisconsin this afternoon. I asked him how this will play out. He states that this is really only the beginning. Collective bargaining will be eliminated from public sector unions so the state can become | Read More »
The political wrestling continues for the Hispanic vote. Dems to push for DREAM Act (again) in lame duck session
These guys just really tick me off. ‘READY’ ON IMMIGRATION: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) told reporters on Monday that he might meet with President Obama this week to talk about a way to pass immigration legislation during Congress’s lame-duck session. “The White House is ready and willing, and we may be having another meeting with the White House very soon this week,” Menendez said on | Read More »
Final Senate update: It comes down to Washington, West Virginia, Nevada, Illinois, Colorado and California.
A very grateful hat tip of gratitude to National Review’s Battle ’10 blog spot. Made citing early voting information so much easier. I still don’t put Pennsylvania out of the Democrats’ reach and the Connecticut or Delaware Senate races out of the GOP’s reach either. However, to be objective, these are the six races that will decide the Senate. Each highlighted state below will have | Read More »
Gallup final generic poll? GOP +15, 55-40
Massive carnage. If this verifies, the GOP gains in the House could likely go above 100 seats. This poll assumes a mid-term turnout of 45% which is higher than previous midterm elections. Typically I like my diaries to be longer than this but sometimes, few words are necessary. Jay Cost is going to be awfully green tomorrow.