If Only Obama Would Speak It Into Being
Leon already wrote about this polling earlier. More Americans dislike Obamacare. Along comes this epic tweet from Glenn Thrush of the Politico, a member of the Circle of Jerks™, formerly known as the Gang of 500, which members of the Circle of Jerks themselves came up with (that’d be the DC-NYC political press): Enrollment booming and Gallup says ObamaCare approval hits new low… Obama's failure | Read More »
Obama denies Gruber as yet another video surfaces
At the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, Barack Obama was finally asked a question about Obamacare guru Jonathan Gruber’s rather gleeful comments detailing how Congress, the CBO, and the American people on how Obamacare was intended to function (short story, it is performing exactly as planned): ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: At your Burma townhall a couple of days ago, you tried to inspire young leaders | Read More »
The GOP punditocracy’s fear of winning
Yesterday, my colleague Aaron Gardner noted the proposal made by Townhall contributor Guy Benson that the GOP declare defeat on Obamacare and call it a day just in case the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies for most Americans. Aaron hits the main points cleanly, the 2010 and 2014 elections have been a clear indication from the American people have rejected Obama’s leadership, they have not | Read More »
American Voters Apparently Too Stupid to Understand that Obamacare is Working
As the second enrollment period for Obamacare opens, Americans continue to display their reticent stupidity (HT Jonathan Gruber) about all the amazing things that Obamacare has brought into their lives, as Gallup reports that Obamacare’s unfavorability is at an all time high, and favorability is also at an all time low. As Gallup graphically demonstrates, the trend lines are incredibly getting even worse, which is | Read More »
How the GOP used social media to outsmart anti-free speech laws.
Looks like the NRCC was on the ball this cycle. Republicans and outside groups used anonymous Twitter accounts to share internal polling data ahead of the midterm elections, CNN has learned, a practice that raises questions about whether they violated campaign finance laws that prohibit coordination. Translation: they probably didn’t, which CNN will concede later. Moving on… …The groups behind the operation had a sense | Read More »
Parrots, Whores, and Clowns: Barack Obama’s Press Corps
The press leans left. That is an objective fact. Trace the roots of many reporters’ careers or that of their spouses or now, in some cases, their children, and you will find they are ideological brethren with the Democrats’ base. This is why they can herald the activist left’s defeat of Joe Lieberman in the 2006 Connecticut Democratic Primary as the rise of grassroots democracy, | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Kim Kardashian, Gruber, Our Societal Collapse, and GOP Capitulation on Obamacare Repeal #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I are joined by Laura Fillault and Phil Kerpen to discuss Kim Kardashian, Jonathan Gruber, Our Societal Collapse, and the GOP Capitulation on Obamacare Repeal. We should be live just after 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links we mention in | Read More »
Keystone bill passes House: eyes now turn to Senate.
That’s one way to put it, at least: The House on Friday passed legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for a showdown in the Senate next week. The legislation was approved 252-161, with 31 Democrats joining Republicans in backing a construction permit for the controversial project, which would bring oil sands from Canada to refineries in the United States. | Read More »
No, the GOP should NOT choose Obamacare Capitulation
Never point a gun at anything you don’t intend to kill. This advice was passed on to me by my father and grandfather when they taught he how to shoot as a young kid. The reason behind this is rather simplistic, you don’t want to accidentally shoot something or someone, but there is a second part to this that people often forget about or never | Read More »
House continues ban on earmarks
On Friday, the House GOP voted to retain the ban on earmarks. Via Speaker Boehner’s office: The House Republican majority in the House of Representatives has renewed the landmark ban on earmarks for the 113th Congress. Speaker “has been a longtime proponent of the earmark ban,” reports The Hill, “having never requested any so-called ‘pork barrel’ spending during his tenure in the House.” When House | Read More »
A reminder: Jon Gruber was used to attack Romney for Romneycare.
John Dickerson of Slate drills down on why Jon Gruber is such an awkward ally for the Obama administration, and hits the nerve: Before he was causing problems for the Obama administration, the Obama team was using Gruber to unsettle Mitt Romney. In the 2012 campaign, Obama’s camp was claiming that the Massachusetts health care plan was the intellectual model for Obamacare, just as Romney | Read More »
Immigration Reform: Obama’s payoff to far left activists
As Obama seems poised to, yet again, ignore the Constitution and usurp black letter Article 1 authority reserved to the Congress it is only fitting to take a moment to look at who is funding this rush to an ill conceived gutting of US immigration law, no matter how poorly that law is serving the nation. While the media has focused on immigration reform as | Read More »
Don’t Make the Good the Enemy of the Perfect
Yesterday I closed out Heritage Action for America’s Sentinel Summit. It was a great event. My topic was “Don’t Make the Good the Enemy of the Perfect.” In politics, we often hear people say the opposite. Particularly Republican pundits and politicians who get tired of conservative agitation say we should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. But when they say this, | Read More »
Tech at Night: They are Grubering us on Net Neutrality.
It’s funny how even as firms like Google and Netflix claim that government regulation is so great, and we need Net Neutrality, we don’t see Google volunteering for Title II regulation of search, or Netflix volunteering for Title II price controls on streaming video. Oh, they didn’t mention the price controls when they told you Net Neutrality was about freedom, did they? Right. They are | Read More »
A second opinion on the Russian RT “second opinion”
Here in DC, there’s a propaganda campaign being run by RT, the Russian state-run ‘news’ channel that broadcasts in English. One poster, that I have to walk by every day going home from work, features a really nasty-looking caricature of Colin Powell at the UN Security Council, reminiscent of the worst of Nazi or Communist propaganda posters. It says “This is what happens when there | Read More »