The Right Result, Achieved by the Wrong Process, is Wrong
Throughout the last century in particular, much evil has been done in the service of getting the so-called “right” result more quickly than the Constitutional process would otherwise allow. The Constitution recognizes that certain functions are best handled institutionally by certain parts of the government. Foreign policy, generally speaking, is best handled by the executive, as a single point of contact decision-making process is often | Read More »
His Executiveness Barack Obama Will Decree An Imperial Amnesty
Obama’s Self-Image President Barack Obama likes to believe he’s God. It’s easier and more forgiving than being a believer and holding himself instead of his underlings to an actual standard. He also likes to issue executive decrees to avoid dirtying his hands with all the grubs on Capitol Hill. Hence, Don Rosenberg felt it was totally appropriate to ask President Obama | Read More »
, Angus King
, Arrogant Angus
, Can We Send His Butt Back To The Driving Range?
, Contempt For The People
, Don Rosenberg
, executive orders
, jonathan gruber
, The Imperial Presidency
Next Week, House and Senate Republicans Might Legalize Bribery
Sources in both the House and Senate are expressing grave concern to me that Republicans are about to legalize bribery. If you will recall, several years ago after a host of arrests of members of Congress, indictments, and bridges to nowhere, public outrage caused Congress to ban earmarks. The earmarks were serving as bribery. Politicians would get earmarks sent to state and local public institutions | Read More »
The Heretics Are Upset
You may have never heard of Andrew Wilson, but you should. He is a theologian in the United Kingdom and has done a marvelous job repackaging so much of the heresy of the modern age in this very brilliant post. In fact, a bunch of “Christians” who’ve declared 2000 years of church orthodoxy wrong and themselves right are screaming like stuck pigs. It is a | Read More »
The Democrats are keeping their leadership cadre. …Bless their hearts.
Chris Cillizza is not quite gobsmacked: Nine days ago, Democrats lost (at least) eight of their seats and their majority in the Senate. On the House side, the party dipped to at their lowest level — in terms of raw number of seats held — since World War II. How did the party react to this rejection from the American public? By preparing to re-elect every | Read More »
Sarah Kliff at Vox.com Walks Back Her Prior Statement on Jonathan Gruber
Vox.com has, by now, been well established as a propaganda outlet, instead of a news outlet, but we have one more data point for the file. Sarah Kliff tried to explain the Jonathan Gruber situation and did so by downplaying his role in formulating Obamacare. What role did he play in developing the Affordable Care Act? Mostly number-crunching. In 2009 Health and Human Services awarded | Read More »
The denial of Jonathan Gruber
Well, Jon Gruber has been denied thrice… but it ain’t cock crow yet. In case you are wondering who Jonathan Gruber is and why we care about him it is because he was a consultant to the Democrats when Obamacare was being developed and the eminence grise behind the law. He has also been taped on at least four occasions saying untoward things which potentially affect Obamacare’s | Read More »
Volkswagen Opens Door To Employees For Self-Representation
In what appears to be a huge setback for the United Auto Workers (UAW), Volkswagen in Chattanooga issued a new policy on Wednesday entitled “Community Organization Engagement” which opens the door for VW employees who want alternative representation without the UAW. While the UAW is wrongly touting VW’s new policy (posted in full below) as a means of making it easier for the UAW to | Read More »
The triumph of partisanship
In the 1967 move, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, liberal parents have the depths of their liberalism plumbed when their daughter brings home a black man as her fiance. According to Cass Sunstein, political identity is now a more potent organizing force in society than racism: Researchers have long asked such questions about race, and have found that along important dimensions, racial prejudice is decreasing. | Read More »
GOP Gains with Latinos Key to Election Success
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Garza to discuss the pivotal Latino vote in this year’s election, President Obama’s push for amnesty and realizing the American Dream.
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Sexagenarian leftist thinks soldiers are tools
Yesterday I posted about an essay written by the previously unheralded David Masciotra in which he excoriated American society for its penchant for calling soldiers (and I use this term generically to encompass sailors, airmen, and marines rather than the bureaucratic “servicemembers”) heroes rather than baby killers or something he’d prefer. I noted: Masciotra’s subtext is simply garden variety anti-Americanism that was the state of | Read More »
Keep Away From Those Climate Change Church Crazies
To be sure, Global Warming is a religion. It’s got a gospel, commandments, saints, apostles, evangelists, apologists, and even scammer televangelists who want your money. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same as Christianity, just without the worship music.
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Dinner With the President
I had dinner with President Bush the other night, got to hear from Ben Carson, and have some thoughts on what Carson said. It’s all on last night’s show.
Obamacare’s Decimation of Rural Hospitals
Much has been written about the impact that Obamacare has on the healthcare consumer, focusing specifically on the effects of lost coverage, lost doctors, premium hikes, mandate penalties, and reduction in choice. These effects have already been felt and are predicted to get worse in 2015. But Obamacare is having other, more systemic effects on the economy that are just now being felt. One of | Read More »
The White House Commits to Destroying Jobs to Fight Climate Change
Environmentalists, Not Traders, Sell Your Jobs Out To China. Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Obama struck a deal Wednesday to limit greenhouse gases, with China committing for the first time to cap carbon emissions and Obama unveiling a plan for deeper U.S. emissions reductions through 2025. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, pledged in the far-reaching agreement to | Read More »