Matt O’Brien, Associate Editor of the Atlantic, Calls Obamacare Implementation “Leninism”
Matt O’Brien is the Associate Editor of the Atlantic. This morning, I made clear I think Obamcare should be implemented exactly as it was designed and written by the Democrats on the timeline it was intended to be implemented. In other words — let’s proceed as the Democrats demanded when they passed Obamacare. Matt O’Brien says this is Leninism. More Leninism from @EWErickson http://t.co/9DFJOh3Kyg — | Read More »
George W. Bush Was Right
A day or so ago I was reading some comments here and noted someone who stated that Republicans are supposed to be the “Party of Morality”. Interesting observation, that. I don’t disagree with it necessarily, but I don’t think we have a full appreciation of what it means.
I think George W. Bush did.
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Dick Durbin thinks the GOP needs to step up and help “change and improve” Obamacare. Hell no. In fact, I am disappointed with John Boehner and the House GOP wanting to delay implementation of the individual mandate. I think Obamacare needs to go forward as designed by the Democrats. I think someone should sue the Obama Administration over delaying the employer mandate. It should happen | Read More »
A Guide to Wednesday’s Immigration Conference Meeting
On Wednesday, House Republicans will finally confront leadership on the issue of immigration. In reality, the issue is not too complicated. There is an enormous bifurcation between the public and the political class over the issue of amnesty. Following passage of the amnesty bill in the Senate, the political class in both parties thinks this is the most pressing issue for the House to consider | Read More »
New York, Chicago Anti-Gun Groups Fund Key Position in Milwaukee Mayor’s Administration
A top anti-gun official working for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has her job paid for with grants from liberal organizations. According to a paper trail of city records, pay records, and documents filed with the IRS by liberal foundations, money from powerful special interest groups has been given to the City of Milwaukee with the condition that the money be used to support the agenda | Read More »
Race Card Pulled in Face of “Educational Genocide”
One of conservatives’ pet peeves so far as liberals go is their constant cry of “racism” anytime anything that threatens entrenched, liberal interests crops up. Usually, we see this in relation to proposals to reform entitlements, or require people to show ID or swear an affidavit before voting (both inherently raaaaacist!). But sometimes it crops up in other areas, too, because, well, it’s easier to | Read More »
Obama Commerce Dept. destroys printers and mice as virus cleaning
What do you do when a computer has been hijacked by a virus? Take it to professionals for cleaning? Sure. Secure your network? Absolutely. Extract your data or fall back to backed up data, check it carefully, and then erase your computer and install software fresh? In an extreme case, that could be necessary.
However the technological terror that is the Obama administration had a different idea, when the Economic Development Administration’s terribly insecure systems were infected with run-of-the-mill viruses. These alleged geniuses who are supposed to be everything in technology that Republicans are not literally blew their budget destroying hardware, including mice and printers, as a response to the viruses.
And these people want massive regulatory powers over all American computers, in the name of cybersecurity.
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Mitt Romney Supports Gay Marriage. Except He Doesn’t. But His Team Will Profit From It.
The Politico has a story on Organizing for America’s use of Barack Obama’s campaign email list. They are using the emails very effectively with Barack Obama remaining the key voice in the emails.Contrast that with Team Romney post election. Mitt Romney’s campaign is handling its list differently. Romney’s digital firm, Targeted Victory, is simply selling the email list to any organization willing to pay.“They’re actually | Read More »
US Rep. Charles Boustany (@RepBoustany) Wants Louisiana to Embrace Obamacare
Robert Costa at National Review has a report that Eric Cantor is yelling at House Committee Chairmen for doing the right thing and opposing the farm bill. The Committee Chairmen recognize just how terrible the legislation is and Cantor is upset with them.One would think the House Republican Majority Leader would be more upset with House Republicans who want states to embrace Obamacare.For example, Rep. | Read More »
Drawing the Battle Lines
The Republican Party is not fighting for the heart and soul of the nation because the Republican Party is fighting for its own heart and soul. Made worse, many in the Republican base continue to idolize some of the men and women in the Republican Party who have caused the very problems the party now faces. It is adrift morally, intellectually, and physically with a | Read More »
Lamar Alexander: The Consummate Statist
Who needs Democrats when we have Republicans like Lamar Alexander? As I comb through his voting record, it is striking to discover his history of supporting big government. He voted for massive energy mandates and subsidies, tax increases, against blocking eminent domain, for expanded federal healthcare, against blocking Obama’s EPA mandates, against worker’s choice, and for every spending bill under the sun. And of course, | Read More »
The Egyptian Revolution Starts Devouring Its Children
There’s nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight
(The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”)
This won’t be a Facebook Revolution. It will be more Falò delle vanit. The people of Egypt are not demanding Modernity. They are not demanding Cafe Americano at Starbucks. They are rejecting the ongoing erosion of their culture to the point of unleashing a Thermodorian Reaction against what Francis Fukayama refered to as The End of History. If Muhammad Morsi was The Neitzchean Last Man, the Egyptian people demand a do-over. Entropy trumps Darwin until absolute zero is reached.
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Barack Obama Wants Your Mom To Nag You To Buy Insurance
Once upon a time, young voters, you remember Barack Obama: cool, hip, The Future. But not anymore. Now, he’s just a guy who wants your mom to nag you to buy the insurance policy he’s having trouble selling: The Obama administration and its allies need lots of healthy young adults to sign up for insurance this fall to make the president’s health-care law successful. So | Read More »
I am of two minds about this John Kerry Nantucket story.
It’s a puzzler: John F. Kerry’s credibility took on more water on the second day of his Nantucket vacation flap, as the State Department backed off its initial denial the embattled secretary of state was yachting during the Egyptian military coup — and President Obama tweeted a photo of himself kayaking in a hat, sunglasses and polo shirt. The Herald reported yesterday that Kerry spent | Read More »
Lamar Alexander Fishing for Distraction from Amnesty Vote
What happens when you bring a Lamar Alexander to a Chuck Schumer fight? He turns around and becomes a weapon for Chuck Schumer and his allies, albeit an ineffective one. In 2007, before running for a second term, Alexander rightfully noted that “to regain the public’s confidence, we ought to scale it back and fix the problem step-by-step by absolutely securing our borders first, then | Read More »