This Is What It Comes To
I was an elected Republican official. Before that I was a Republican political consultant and campaign manager. I have been a lawyer for a number of Republican candidates. Today, I see collaborating with Democrats to line up votes to expand government. I see Republicans in Congress waffling on Obamacare and thinking of fixing it. I see Republican Governors slowly folding over expanding medicaid and state | Read More »
Exit Polls say Likud tied or better in 2015 Israeli Elections [Updated: Likud up 23-19 with 95% in]
Click here to see the bottom of post for the update. The exit polls are breaking as the the 2015 Israeli elections to the Knesset have finished. While pre-election polls predicted the left-wing alliance, the Zionist Union, was set to be the leading party and form a coalition, the exit polls say that didn’t happen.
Battleground Israel Turns Out Like Battleground Texas
Team Obama poured amazing resources into Battleground Texas to help Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis, win and to turn Texas blue. Arguably, the Obama team had so many resources directed at Texas that they weakened themselves elsewhere. But they had a tremendous media operation and their acolytes in the press wrote hagiographic story after hagiographic story on how awesome Battleground Texas was. The media even lumped | Read More »
Dear @ScottWalker, Liz Mair Is a Friend of Mine
Liz Mair works for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. She has been hired to do communications outreach. She is very good at her job. She is also a friend of mine. I have known Liz for a number of years. In 2012, Liz worked for Governor Rick Perry. I am very saddened to see an organized effort by conservatives to have Governor Walker fire Liz Mair. | Read More »
Most Transparent Administration in History Ceases Honoring FOIA Requests
Score another one for the Most Transparent Administration in History, as the Obama Administration’s White House Office of Administration has declared (on National Freedom of Information Day) that they will no longer be honoring FOIA requests: According to USA Today: Unlike other offices within the White House, which were always exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, the Office of Administration responded to FOIA requests | Read More »
The Hastert Rule is dead; Nancy Pelosi runs the House
Below, my colleague Leon Wolf has a run down on what Speaker is giving away is the “doc fix” legislation. This is not to say that something doesn’t need to be done because right now the “doc fix” is simply and end run around the deficit accounting process. What is more unsettling is the way this piece of legislation came about. It seems to signal | Read More »
Reuters Vox-splains the Iran negotiations
Vox-splaining, for those who don’t know, is what the doofs at Vox.com engage in. Allegedly, they are the “smartest thinkers” dealing with the “toughest questions.” They are the people who were puzzled by why Miami hasn’t expanded westward: “I’d been interested to know what, if anything, is legally or practically preventing the city from just expanding further and further west if anyone happens to know.” | Read More »
Georgians, Casey Cagle Wants to Raise Your Taxes by $1 billion
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has long been a foe of conservatives in Georgia. Today, he is going to demonstrate why yet again. In his post earlier today, Erick alluded to the fact that Speaker David Ralston just pushed a transportation tax increase through the Georgia House of Representatives. HB 170, as the bill is known, is now moving on to the Georgia Senate, where Cagle | Read More »
Boehner Trades $200B in New Spending Now for Nothing Later
Most people (including me) who are even vaguely familiar with Medicare’s reimbursement rates for doctors agree that the current reimbursement scheme is already an atrocity, and that it will get much worse if planned scheduled cuts that are over the horizon are allowed to kick in. Further cuts to the Medicare reimbursement schedule would in fact likely affect quality of care for many Medicare beneficiaries. | Read More »
POLITICO: Bob Corker is a Reasonable Republican and totally a grown-up
Periodically, the left wing political pundits find a member of the GOP that they like. Unlike conservatives, this person will not be a wild-eyed fanatic with a 5-gallon can of gas and a Zippo. This person will be nuanced. They will be Reasonable. They will see the big picture. Most important, they don’t really believe all that Constitution and individual liberty hokum. They are | Read More »
Starbucks to introduce unsolicited racial discussions, reduced market share to menu.
Starbucks decides to hassle YOU about race relations in the morning. Before you’ve had that cup of coffee, yes.
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Minimum Wage Increase Causes The Rain of Restaurant Closings To Fall On Seattle
On 1 April 2015 the minimum wage in Seattle, WA will increase to $11/Hour. This is part of a phased plan to make every employer in Seattle pay a minimum wage of $15 by 2022. The Seattle City Council is proud of their new ordnance. They talk about winning a victory for the movement, stopping the race to the bottom. They should worry instead about | Read More »
Save Us Obi-Gore Kenobi
A funny thing happened on the way to Her Majesty’s Coronation. As Hillary Rodham Clinton grows less inevitable as The Democratic Party’s nominee each day, the jackals and ankle-biters* come out of the woodwork. While the whole Servergate Crisis isn’t quite the gaffe that Queen Elsa suffered over losing her glove, there is a certain fear and trembling amongst the Professional Dems that Hillary could | Read More »
Georgia’s David Ralston Forgets Hobby Lobby
Down in Georgia, its Republican Speaker of the House, David Ralston, pushed through a transportation tax increase. But he is signaling he has no intention of protecting religious liberty in the state. Bowing to the Chamber of Commerce and gay rights activists, David Ralston says religious liberty does not need to be protected because we have the first amendment. In fact, Ralston says the only | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s Internet regulation plan got everything wrong. Everything.
The Heritage Foundation is one of the most important components of the conservative movement. They’re a true Think Tank, bringing together many smart people to speak intelligently on many issues. And I agree with Jim DeMint’s predecessor at Heritage, Ed Fuelner, when he says Net Neutrality “needs to be eradicated, not embraced.