Sign the pledge: Tell Senate Democrats: Dismantle ObamaCare now and Don’t Shut Down The Government!
This weekend, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives listened to the American people and passed a continuing resolution that keeps the government running, delays ObamaCare for a year, and repeals the medical device tax. Unfortunately for Americans, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats couldn’t be bothered to take up the bill this weekend. Harry Reid didn’t even bother to convene for session Monday morning. But they did | Read More »
Here Comes Mitch McConnell! #McConnellcare
As conservatives unify behind a solid position, you can always count on Mitch McConnell to quietly come in at the last moment and cut a deal. Most people associate John Boehner with the fiscal cliff and 2011 debt ceiling deals because he was the public figure for most of the debate. But both of those deals were cut by Mitch McConnell with Joe Biden during | Read More »
Congress Should Not Have Its Obamacare Paid
Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will hold a press conference today, September 30 at 3:30 p.m. EDT at the “Senate Swamp,” on the northeast grounds of the U.S. Capitol. The press conference is to urge House Republicans to include Vitter’s “No Washington Exemption from Obamacare” (S.1497) amendment in the Continuing Resolution (CR).
Oppose the Medical Device Tax Repeal
Republicans are attempting two tricks to convince conservatives the GOP is still with them. The first is the Vitter Amendment, named for Senator David Vitter, which would require Congress to adhere to Obamacare like the rest of us. I consider it a shiny object and you should not be cheering the GOP is they get it. Congress will always game the system to benefit itself. | Read More »
A Test of Your Power and Influence
RedState Readers, there was a time when we could ask you to open your wallets for solid candidates and within hours goals would be met. We did that recently with Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia and you showed just how quickly you could raise money. But people still think you guys are not as engaged as you once were. So I have a challenge for you | Read More »
Democrats’ New Outrageous Property Rights Power Grab
Radical environmentalists have long used government as a weapon to stop development projects across the country. Opponents of the Keystone Pipeline have utilized every tactic known to date to stop its implementation. But now the left has devised a new strategy–an ultimate trump card–to stop economic development dead in its tracks and a vote on the measure could come in the House of Representatives as | Read More »
Beware the Medical Device Tax Fig Leaf
[Update: Jonathan Strong is reporting that Kevin McCarthy is already planning on using last night's bill as a means of caving even further. He is floating the idea of passing a clean CR with a provision eliminating the congressional exclusion - offering no relief for the American people. Let the self-negotiations begin...] Last week, the House stood unified behind a bill to fund the government | Read More »
BP Engineer’s Indictment Proves the ‘Ham Sandwich’ Theory [Updated]
To Kurt Mix’s attorney Joan McPhee and Forbes contributor Walter Pavlo, the Mix prosecutors are overcome by their zeal to convict someone, anyone, as a scapegoat in the record-setting environmental disaster.
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Republican Senators
Turns out John McCain was willing to shut down the military to stop Obamacare back at the end of 2009. Though attacking Ted Cruz for daring to risk a government shut down, McCain and a number of other Republicans were willing to try that in 2009, only to see other Republicans undermine them. Texas Senator John Cornyn is sending out fundraising letters telling people the | Read More »
Cruz vs. McConnell and Why it Matters
Note from Erick: Matt Bevin is a candidate for the United States Senate, challenging Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky primary. The most shocking thing about Ted Cruz’s 21-hour marathon speech was not that the courageous Texan managed to stand for 21 and 19 minutes. What was truly shocking were the criticisms coming from Sen. Cruz’s own Republican colleagues. Every Republican politician in Washington has campaigned | Read More »
@BarackObama kills Big Bird’s health care.
You know, a competent administration would have someone on staff whose job it would be to keep track of potentially awkward symbolic moments, in order to keep them from exploding in their boss’s face. Apparently not: In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, one of Bucks County’s biggest tourist | Read More »
There is a real and genuine disconnect between grassroots conservatives and many in Washington. Let’s first concede that, like with many politicians, a cult of personality has started developing around Ted Cruz, though from my vantage point it is not nearly as virulent as among some. But, there are some who, should Cruz fall flat on his face, would declare it all part of the | Read More »
The Great Big GOP Establishment Obamacare Lie
Among the many insightful things Ted Cruz said during his historic filibuster through the night was that there is no honesty in the Republican Party. He noted that it would be better to have a Senate full of Republicans like Mike Lee and Democrats like Bernie Sanders – people who actually believe what they say, and are honest and open about it. What he meant | Read More »
The Atlantic’s Heritage Hit Job Relies on an Obama Voter Without Disclosing It
The Atlantic has written a hit job on the Heritage Foundation. The central premise of the article is that Republicans are upset because the conservative organization has declared conservatism and Republicans are not the same thing. The article relies heavily on Mickey Edwards, one of the Heritage Foundation’s three founding trustees. Molly Ball, the author of the Atlantic piece, writes: Mickey Edwards, one of three | Read More »
Finger Lickin’ Frauds
Live streaming video by Ustream Within hours of Liz Cheney, now a candidate for the Senate in Wyoming, announcing her support of Ted Cruz’s filibuster, Senator Mike Enzi, who Cheney is primarying, took to the floor of the United States Senate and declared he stood with Ted Cruz. Pat Roberts, the elderly Senator from Kansas who may soon be getting a stiff primary challenge, stiffly | Read More »