Boehner joins McConnell in fetal position
After having his leadership repudiated by his own caucus yesterday, last night Speaker Boehner turned to his best friend in the House, minority leader , for a life line. Using a procedural motion to suspend the rules, which required two-thirds vote, Boehner passed the Orwellian named Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act by a vote of 357-60. He did it with Democrat votes. Where | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama administration votes for socialized Internet
I know what you’re thinking: We all heard about FCC’s controversial, party-line vote to regulate the Internet under 1930s-era phone regulations, as Verizon has so successfully mocked to the annoyance of the far left. The “Title II Reclassification” deem-and-pass maneuver has done many things, but it didn’t outright socialize the Internet yet. No, that was actually another vote this week.
Boehner repudiated by GOP
Sometimes you just don’t know what to think.
Some thoughts, several years before the start of the Tenth Crusade.
“History does not always repeat itself: sometimes it screams ‘Why won’t you ever listen to what I’m SAYING?’ and then hits you with a club.”
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The ISPs Should Blame Themselves for Net Neutrality
First of all, let me say that Net Neutrality is a bad policy that is a) unfair to the ISPs and b) likely to lead to higher rates and lower performance for Internet service. Republicans ought to seek to overturn it as soon as possible either legislatively or through changing the composition of the FCC. With that out of the way, to the extent that | Read More »
GOP Moderates: fighting Obama is a clown strategy, bro
There is perhaps nothing more craven and disgusting than a man (or woman) who believes in nothing more substantial than their own self-aggrandizement put in the position of having to make a principled decision. That is what we’re seeing in the House of Representatives. House Speaker John Boehner will move a vote today on a bill that will fund the Department of Homeland Security for three | Read More »
Can We Impeach Now?
First Barack Obama decided to overreach and extend amnesty by executive order. One judge in Texas has told him no and Republicans are hanging their hat on that judge’s order. Then the FCC decided to declare internet a public utility. They overreached, rushed it through, and committed to as little transparency as possible to make it happen. Congress did nothing on this front and the | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: DHS, the Export-Import Bank, and Scott Walkerpalooza
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, Casey Mattox of the Alliance Defending Freedom joins Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute to discuss the ongoing DHS showdown, the Export-Import Bank, the Scott Walker mediapalooza, and more. Join the gang on Google | Read More »
Jeb Bush: Americans are losers
If the nascent Jeb Bush presidential campaign has a central message other than “I am entitled” it is that Americans are pretty stupid and they need their betters to run things for them. Take, for instance, Jeb Bush’s comments on the egregious loser-ness that being American entails. I touched on Jeb Bush’s stated ambivalence about the Americans and their ability to succeed in this piece. | Read More »
An Ill-Advised Non-Compromise: “Get the Government Out of Marriage”
Over the last several years I have often heard well-intended folks on both sides of the marriage debate throw up their hands in exasperation and say something along the lines of, “Why don’t we just get the government out of marriage? Just let churches do what they want and keep the state out of it.” The latest example of this is Heather Wilhelm’s column | Read More »
I hope that Gov. Bruce Rauner (R, Illinois) knows what a blood oath is…
It looks like Bruce Rauner might actually have meant it when he talked about reform.
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John Kerry: disingenuous blowhard
Yesterday, our alleged Secretary of State, , accused Israeli Prime Minister of doing something akin to cheerleading America into war with Iran. This is the kind of blood-libel-lite the left uses. Just as conservative Jews are accused of having “mixed loyalties,” Israeli officials who are trying to prevent their nation from being destroyed as part of a liberal Democrat undergraduate seminar in international relations regularly | Read More »
Why I’m Signing Wisconsin’s Freedom to Work Legislation
When I took office as governor of Wisconsin in 2011, I called together our new Republican majority in the legislature and told them it was time to “put up or shut up.” As the elected leaders of our state, we owed it to our fellow Wisconsinites to follow through with our promises and to tackle the big issues head on. Our first order of business | Read More »
The #EndSlaveryAct Deserves Our Support
I have spent a lot of time on the front page of RedState covering the horrors committed by ISIS over the past several months, but lest we forget, they are not the only perpetrators of horrendously evil acts. One of the most odious ongoing crimes against humanity is human trafficking, and it could be going on right in our backyards. In fact, I live in | Read More »