A Retreat Emanating from the GOP Retreat?
Republicans came into their annual retreat at Williamsburg, Virginia looking for a starting point in the upcoming debt and budget battles. It appears that they have emerged from the retreat with a full blown plan. They will pass a bill this week that will suspend the debt ceiling law until May 18. The debt limit increase will be tied to a requirement that the Senate | Read More »
Saving the National Republican Rules from the Ginsberg Blunders in Tampa
Circulated by me January 20, 2013 to members of the Republican National Committee. *** Dear RNC Colleague, On January 13, I submitted to our Chairman and our Secretary the below motion to amend The Rules of the Republican Party. In the years before our 2012 Republican National Convention, the RNC’s Standing Committee on Rules (one member per state and territory) met to consider possible changes | Read More »
The Loyal Opposition
Congratulations Mr. President on your second inaugural. Saying that makes some of you really enraged. I said the same on twitter shortly after his official swearing in. Several of the replies were embarrassing and atrocious. Some accused the man elected by a majority of Americans of treason. Some accused him of willfully destroying the nation. I believe the President’s policies are destructive and will harm | Read More »
‘Fracknation’ Seeks the Fracking Truth
If you’re a “low-information voter” whose opinions are shaped solely by the mainstream press, you’ll find the Fracknation story shocking indeed!
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TAKE THAT GUN AWAY from Joe Morrissey (D, Virginia House of Delegates).
Background: the aforementioned idjit decided to wave around an “AK-47-style rifle” on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates as part of a fairly bizarre gun-grabbing stunt. Now, Morrissey claimed that the gun was unloaded, but then… “Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, interrupted Morrissey’s speech to ask him to take his finger out of the trigger guard…” …Joe Morrissey is apparently not exactly qualified to | Read More »
In Ad, Striking Union Uses Deceptive Scare Tactics On New York City Parents
In addition to the union stranding 150,000 kids, the ATU has taken to the airwaves with an ad trying to invoke fear in parents and, apparently, trying to get the public on its side. While the ad is professionally produced, for the union to infer in its ad that its drivers don’t have accidents is patently false.
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Would You Knowingly Let a Thief into Your Home?
How much sympathy would you garner from your friends if a thief stole everything you owned after you knowingly invited him into your home? That’s what House conservatives do when they support “the rule” on bad pieces of legislation. Let me explain how it works. Consideration of all legislation in the U.S. House is dictated by the Rules Committee (chaired by Rep. Pete Sessions). Before | Read More »
Obama Fetishism – The Hollow Evil of Tactical Adoration
I’ll bet the people who voted for Obama never realized how utterly cool they had become. They too get to have something in common with Tom Cruise! Like Tom Cruise they’ve been brainwashed, duped out of their money and will ultimately be betrayed by a nut-job cult. No, voting for Barack Obama doesn’t quite automatically enroll you in the Church of Scientology, but when Time Magazine describes the 2nd Term of any US President as The Second Coming, I tend to think we’ve crossed a dangerous border between admiration and idolatry. Here’s how Newsweek Magazine serves up a dose of blasphemy in honor of our Dominus et Deus, Barack I.
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Tags: Brack I
, Fred Reed
, media bias
, Mein Obama
, Obama Hope
, Political Art
, Sheppard Fairey
, Totalitarian Jesus
A Nostalgic Age
Whether you read the Republican agenda, or Byron York’s latest about the GOP’s cluelessness on the way forward, or even Robert Costa and Andrew Stiles’ reporting from the Republican retreat, there is a sense that the Republican way forward is unclear. They are unsure. They do not know where to go. They do not know on which ground they should fight. As I’ve written before, | Read More »
Will Red State Democrats Abjure Their Principles With the Filibuster?
It’s time for the red state Democrats in the Senate to answer the question Elijah posed to the idol-worshipers: “How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him; but if Baal, [then] follow him.” Senators like Mark Pryor (AR), Mary Landrieu (LA), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Max Baucus (MT), Joe Manchin (WV), and Tim Johnson (SD) need to decide whether they | Read More »
Spending at Gun Point
In the days leading up to President Obama announcing his gun control plans, and now that he has, the focus of Republicans and Conservatives has been squarely on his ever-encroaching attack on the Second Amendment. As Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus stated on the President’s move, “He paid lip service to our fundamental constitutional rights, but took actions that disregard the Second Amendment and | Read More »
The Allure of Moving On
Bend over Republicans, here they come again. Phil Klein is out with a column that I can only assume comes from House Republican Leadership talking points. I can only assume that because House Republican leaders and those close to them have been whispering about this scenario for about a month now to as many Republican strategists, pundits, and others as would listen. They want to | Read More »
Liberals Don’t Need Revenue to Grow Government Anymore
Once upon a time, liberals were somewhat principled in their pursuit of a utopian dirigisme. Sure, they always liked to play a bit of class warfare, but they fundamentally believed in taxing everyone. After all, if you want a cradle-to-grave government-run society, it’s got to be purveyed by the broad populace. There simply aren’t enough rich people to raise the requisite funds for a rapacious | Read More »
ATTN Gun Owners: McConnell & Reid Cutting Deal on the Filibuster
The Senate Republican Leader and Senate Democratic Leader are cutting a deal on the filibuster. You may think it is over and done with, but it is not. Harry Reid, through Senate procedure, has kept the first day of business in the Senate going on. This allows the rules of the Senate to be changed with just a majority vote if he decides to claim | Read More »
Sierra Club Targets Colorado Springs, Scrubber Technology In War On Coal
In negotiations between Colorado Springs and the Sierra Club, clean coal technology has been offered up as a casualty following the Sierra Club’s September 2012 threat of a lawsuit. The Martin Drake power plant is part of the community owned Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), and has the net capacity to provide 254 megawatts of power generation. In addition to providing power for more than 50,000 | Read More »
Tags: Chris Melcher
, City Attorney
, Dave Nuemann
, Environmental Regulation
, Martin Drake
, Nuemann Systems Group
, Sierra Club
, Steve Bach