Commence Act 3 of the GOP’s Planned Parenthood Failure Theater
Imagine our surprise. The standalone bill that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% promised as a sop to the dumb pro-lifers failed, exactly like everyone knew it would, exactly as it was designed to do. There was literally no way McConnell was ever going to get six Democrats to sign on to the bill, or to get it past an Obama veto, without | Read More »
Coming to a market near you: increased food costs, thanks to California bureaucrats
My native California is suffering the single worst recorded drought in the state’s history. Today, the drought crisis is so severe the some municipal governments are facing the prospect of no water at all. Literally none. Now, it might be easy and maybe even a little emotionally satisfying for you to disregard this as the Golden State’s singular problem. Don’t. Most of the vegetables, fruits | Read More »
Feckless Liberals Discover a Use for Amy Schumer
Even as a fairly voracious consumer of stand up comedy, I have never been a huge fan of Amy Schumer’s schtick. It’s not that I find Schumer offensive; offensive comedy done well (see, e.g., Anthony Jeselnik) can be quite entertaining and willfully suspending your sense of outrage is a prerequisite to enjoying almost any stand up comedian. I just don’t think she’s very funny, when | Read More »
Ted Cruz Has Earned a Second Look From Us All
I like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% a lot as a Senator, but I have never been a huge fan of his candidacy for President – at least until now. Generally speaking, I prefer governors to Senators, and I have an especial wariness for first term Senators. Additionally, I have questions about Cruz’s ability as a coalition builder and I know that | Read More »
The Curtain Rises Today on Act 2 of the Planned Parenthood GOP Failure Theater
Now you’re looking for the secret, but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. By now the way the GOP does pretty much everything in the Senate has become as formulaic and predictable as a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. In Act 1, some Republican Senator – usually | Read More »
A Good Thing Messed Up By Pollsters
I support having the top ten Republicans on the main debate stage. I think if you put all of them on the stage — the 16 to 2000 declared candidates — you learn nothing and accomplish nothing. Fox News (one of my employers) and the RNC deciding to use a polling average and put the top ten in the main event is not a bad | Read More »
Even In Politics Not Everything Is Political
I have seen a number of Republicans and even some Christian evangelicals in the past seventy-two hours make the case that the Republican Party should avoid a government shutdown to stop Planned Parenthood. In fact, a few have said the fight against Planned Parenthood is just another ideological fight and government does so much more and depriving Planned Parenthood of any money will not stop | Read More »
Marist to suspend Republican primary polling.
Marist doesn’t like the RNC’s polling game, and will no longer play it.
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PA Democrat with links to former Gov. Ed Rendell one of the four indicted on corruption charges.
One of Ed Rendell’s associates was indicted in that Chaka Fattah corruption case. Isn’t that interesting?
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The Cringing, Servile Search for Head Pats from Liberals
There is a piece that is making the rounds on the liberal side of the Internet today that concerns the Planned Parenthood videos. I am not going to link the piece here because I view it as either a transparent attempt to curry head pats from liberals and/or the media, or a dangerously naive missive that is tremendously damaging to the pro-life cause. Either way, | Read More »
Would you believe it? The judge who blocked the @PPact videos is an Obama guy!
I know. I was shocked, too. Via Mollie Hemmingway at The Federalist (if you don’t have a fainting couch, you may need to invest in one before reading this): A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has | Read More »
Don’t Fear The Shutdown… well, it *kind* of scans.
very little that happens with a shutdown in Congress this year will have any effect on the national elections next year
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From the Mailbag: Dear John
From the Mailbag: Dear Mr. Erickson: How irresponsible and stupid for you and other right-wing media types and tea party Congress members to be calling for another government shutdown over Parent Parenthood — you drama queen will try to shut down the government over anything — the last government shutdown orchestrated by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% cost taxpayers $24 billion — once again, it would be | Read More »
Pro-Lifers, Be Wary of Mitch McConnell on Planned Parenthood
I saw Al Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary tweet out this link earlier today. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% is calling on Planned Parenthood being defunded. I hope McConnell will stick with this, even at the risk of President Obama shutting down the government in the fight. But we should remember that we are at this point because of legislation | Read More »
The Stammering Non-Defense of Planned Parenthood
Because they are the favored ideology of the American legacy media, liberals are not often called upon to mount a strenuous intellectual defense of their institutions and beliefs. As a result, they are spectacularly bad at doing so, on the rare occasion that one of their institutions actually faces a grave threat. Never has that been more apparent than during the current Planned Parenthood scandal. | Read More »