Next Week, House and Senate Republicans Might Legalize Bribery
Sources in both the House and Senate are expressing grave concern to me that Republicans are about to legalize bribery. If you will recall, several years ago after a host of arrests of members of Congress, indictments, and bridges to nowhere, public outrage caused Congress to ban earmarks. The earmarks were serving as bribery. Politicians would get earmarks sent to state and local public institutions | Read More »
The Heretics Are Upset
You may have never heard of Andrew Wilson, but you should. He is a theologian in the United Kingdom and has done a marvelous job repackaging so much of the heresy of the modern age in this very brilliant post. In fact, a bunch of “Christians” who’ve declared 2000 years of church orthodoxy wrong and themselves right are screaming like stuck pigs. It is a | Read More »
The Democrats are keeping their leadership cadre. …Bless their hearts.
Chris Cillizza is not quite gobsmacked: Nine days ago, Democrats lost (at least) eight of their seats and their majority in the Senate. On the House side, the party dipped to at their lowest level — in terms of raw number of seats held — since World War II. How did the party react to this rejection from the American public? By preparing to re-elect every | Read More »
Sarah Kliff at Vox.com Walks Back Her Prior Statement on Jonathan Gruber
Vox.com has, by now, been well established as a propaganda outlet, instead of a news outlet, but we have one more data point for the file. Sarah Kliff tried to explain the Jonathan Gruber situation and did so by downplaying his role in formulating Obamacare. What role did he play in developing the Affordable Care Act? Mostly number-crunching. In 2009 Health and Human Services awarded | Read More »
The denial of Jonathan Gruber
Well, Jon Gruber has been denied thrice… but it ain’t cock crow yet. In case you are wondering who Jonathan Gruber is and why we care about him it is because he was a consultant to the Democrats when Obamacare was being developed and the eminence grise behind the law. He has also been taped on at least four occasions saying untoward things which potentially affect Obamacare’s | Read More »
Volkswagen Opens Door To Employees For Self-Representation
In what appears to be a huge setback for the United Auto Workers (UAW), Volkswagen in Chattanooga issued a new policy on Wednesday entitled “Community Organization Engagement” which opens the door for VW employees who want alternative representation without the UAW. While the UAW is wrongly touting VW’s new policy (posted in full below) as a means of making it easier for the UAW to | Read More »
The triumph of partisanship
In the 1967 move, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, liberal parents have the depths of their liberalism plumbed when their daughter brings home a black man as her fiance. According to Cass Sunstein, political identity is now a more potent organizing force in society than racism: Researchers have long asked such questions about race, and have found that along important dimensions, racial prejudice is decreasing. | Read More »
Sexagenarian leftist thinks soldiers are tools
Yesterday I posted about an essay written by the previously unheralded David Masciotra in which he excoriated American society for its penchant for calling soldiers (and I use this term generically to encompass sailors, airmen, and marines rather than the bureaucratic “servicemembers”) heroes rather than baby killers or something he’d prefer. I noted: Masciotra’s subtext is simply garden variety anti-Americanism that was the state of | Read More »
Obamacare’s Decimation of Rural Hospitals
Much has been written about the impact that Obamacare has on the healthcare consumer, focusing specifically on the effects of lost coverage, lost doctors, premium hikes, mandate penalties, and reduction in choice. These effects have already been felt and are predicted to get worse in 2015. But Obamacare is having other, more systemic effects on the economy that are just now being felt. One of | Read More »
The White House Commits to Destroying Jobs to Fight Climate Change
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Obama struck a deal Wednesday to limit greenhouse gases, with China committing for the first time to cap carbon emissions and Obama unveiling a plan for deeper U.S. emissions reductions through 2025. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, pledged in the far-reaching agreement to cap its rapidly growing carbon emissions by 2030, or earlier if possible. -Washington | Read More »
Here Comes President Obama’s Amnesty Plan
The President’s amnesty plan is coming. He intends to allow a lot of people who crossed the border illegally to stay in the country indefinitely. He is, in effect creating second class citizenship where people can exist in the space between daylight and the shadows with dubious status. The Republican response should be to make Camp David a refugee holding facility and close down every | Read More »
Tech at Night: The FCC punts on Net Neutrality, but Obama and the left won’t give up.
The President wants to mess with our Internet, and turn it into a socialistic program. And while the fringe left has been pushing this for months, the President’s threat in backing this power grab known as ‘Title II Reclassification,” that is deeming ISPs phone companies and passing 1930s-era stifling regulations in defiance of the bipartisan Telecommunications Act, is already scaring off investment in faster Internet..
The DSCC listened to Nate Silver*, and now they must face the consequences in LA-SEN.
Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air is wondering why there was no money allocated for ‘s runoff: This runoff was a flat-out certainty for months, which is why the GOP and its allies planned for big spending in Louisiana past Election Day. They put money aside even while aggressively spending against Democratic incumbents — like Landrieu herself, , , , and and in narrow losses. …Yet | Read More »
The 2014 Polls And The 2012 Exit Polls
2014 was, as you have probably heard by now, not the best year for polling; even Nate Silver concluded not only that the polls were skewed to overstate the performance of Democrats, but that it was, on average, tied with 2002 as the second-worst polling year for Senate races since 1990 (the worst was 1998). That couldn’t be predicted before the election, but a major | Read More »
Why I’ve given up on polls
There has been a lot of discussion over the past week on polls and why polling for the 2014 elections was so bad. As Sean Trende of RealClearPolitics said: As Tuesday night got going, most people suspected that Republicans were headed for a good night. This, after all, was what the polls strongly suggested. Instead, they had a great night. What is odd is that, | Read More »