Halloween Mitch: Only Tricks, No Treats
He is invisible. He vanishes from the scene. He lurks in the shadows to sabotage conservatives at the most crucial points. Then he swoops down and picks up the carcasses he helped create. He is Mitch McConnell. Here are the latest tricks in the invisible man’s grab bag: Pass a Continuing Resolution to fund all of government, including every aspect of Obamacare, until January 15. | Read More »
The basic framework of the deal Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have hammered out is coming to light. The provision the GOP is crowing over — that the Obama Administration will check the income levels of those who receive a subsidy — is already the law. Meanwhile, the GOP will let the rest of the year proceed above sequester level spending, give the unions another | Read More »
Fighting Obamacare: The Difference Between Cutting Spending and Limiting Harmful Government
As Mitch McConnell puts the finishing touches on his terms of surrender, here are some thoughts to ponder. Republicans and conservatives have spent the past few years messaging their platform to the American people built upon budget-speak. It’s all about the debt and cutting spending. In reality, we don’t have a spending problem per se, we have a big and harmful government problem. The two | Read More »
Columbus didn’t sail the Ocean Blue to discover a land where we wait around for Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid to decide the future of our lives. We decide. Not the power brokers in DC. We haven’t gone all this time and risked so much over two hundred years to turn the keys over now to others to run our lives. The Veterans on the | Read More »
Sequestration Is the Bipartisan Law of the Land. Fight on Obamacare.
I was very disappointed to see Robert Costa of National Review use of the dollar sign in this tweet:https://twitter.com/robertcostaNRO/status/389239754790694912Praised recently by a lot of liberals in the press, invited to the White House to sit with Barack Obama, and now subtly suggesting the McConnell – Boehner – K Street GOP attack on Heritage Action for America, Senate Conservatives Fund, Club for Growth, and Madison Project | Read More »
“This is Not Just Abstract. This is Real”
Late Friday afternoon, I received a “pleasant” surprise in the mail. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland informed me that, like tens of millions of Americans, my insurance will be terminated next year due to Obamacare. My wife and I were very happy with this plan. Given that I work in politics fighting for limited government and electing citizen legislators instead of working at K | Read More »
Pass a Debt Limit Increase From the House
Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Susan Collins are doing their best to complicate everything and shill for K Street.I am actually surprised Paul Ryan could be diverted from amnesty long enough to ensure Obamacare is fully funded.But he has.The House should act very simply — pass a debt limit increase. Pass it so it goes through Christmas. There is no point trying to do negotiations | Read More »
Get Out Your Checkbook NOW
Republican leaders in Washington, DC are signaling they will cave on the fight against Obamacare.Heck, they are signaling they are caving on everything.Isn’t it interesting that when Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint were touring America to fight against Obamacare, the popularity of the GOP was going up and the popularity of Obamacare was going down.But now that John Boehner and the Orange Man Group of | Read More »
The Fight Remains About Obamacare
I stepped out last night, away from politics, to be the celebrity chef at a cooking school. It was refreshing to tune out the political world. But when I checked into my hotel after eleven last night, there was a backlog of weepy, crying emails from people ready to surrender. Why? Because the GOP has gone from being not liked to being not liked? Because | Read More »
Tyranny of the majority
There was a time when the Left was very concerned about the “tyranny of the majority,” as everyone of all political persuasions should be. Once in a while, you see a few sparks popping and sizzling on that old ideological circuitry, mostly when the discussion turns to same-sex marriage. But for the most part, tyranny of the majority is liberal policy now. A single politician | Read More »
A Short Term Debt Ceiling
It seems the GOP has taken a hint and will continue the fight on Obamacare by punting the debt ceiling discussion six weeks to Thanksgiving.I think this is wise, though I think the GOP should not do a clean increase. They should tie it to a full faith and credit act or something to stop future market jitters over this stuff. The GOP should not | Read More »
House GOP Preparing to Give Up
I’m being told by several sources that Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are plotting to give up trying to either defund or delay Obamacare. This comes at the same time the Obama administration admits it will be months before their Obamacare website will be fixed and Kathleen Sebelius is saying if people want out of the mandate they can pay a fine. Nonetheless, | Read More »
VW’s German Union May Be Violating U.S. Labor Laws. Will Obama’s NLRB Do Anything About It?
With Volkswagen employees delivering an anti-UAW petition
to management last Friday, the big battle over the UAW’s do-or-die efforts to unionize VW’s employees in Chattanooga, Tennessee is heating up.
Although VW employees have filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board over the UAW’s deceptive card-signing tactics, it remains to be seen whether Barack Obama’s union appointees at the NLRB will address any union-related violations of VW employees’ rights.
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Paul Ryan’s Missing Op-Ed
Congressman Paul Ryan penned an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal forging a path to “ending this stalemate.” What is amazing about this op-ed is what it fails to mention. Amidst the garrulous piece on Medicare reform, Social Security, and tax policy, there is not one word about the very impetus for this so-called stalemate – Obamacare. Ryan rightfully notes that this is “our moment | Read More »
This is the Strategy. Now Do It.
Conservatives need to push the debt ceiling fight off the front burner to after Christmas. Republican Leaders are begging us to merge the continuing resolution fight and debt ceiling fight. They covet this with all their mind and heart. They do not want a stand alone fight on Obamacare. They want to conflate it with the debt ceiling so they can do a grand bargain | Read More »