Rough among the Diamonds
Promoted from the Diaries You know the phrase “a diamond in the rough?” It’s simple – amid all the ugliness, there is one beautiful thing that stands out. It’s a romantic phrase, but consider it’s reversal, a tinge of ugliness hidden among all the beauty. Such is the case of the story of Wendy Davis, who is running as a Democrat for governor of Texas. | Read More »
“We Did Not Treat President Bush This Way”
It is a talking point the press and Democrats (but I repeat myself) hold to dearly — Republicans are far nastier to President Obama than Democrats were to President Bush.Our own Ben Howe examines the evidence.
Nancy French on Sarah Palin and Ghost Writing
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Nancy French to discuss her work with Sarah Palin, Olympian Shawn Johnson and the life of a ghost writer.
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‘Impeach the President’
You guys in the press who are reading this right now can be such shameless whores. I generally try to hold to the standard these days that if I wouldn’t be outraged by George Chimpy McBushitler Halliburton and Darth Cheney doing something, I shouldn’t be outraged by President Obama. And if I’d be outraged by Bush, I should be outraged by Obama. But you journalists | Read More »
I believe that it is time for the Beck Song in the #sdmayor election.
With 86% of the vote in, Republican Kevin Faulconer looks to be the winner over Democrat David Alvarez in the special election to replace disgraced Democrat Bob Filner. San Diego goes back to having generally Republican mayors, and the results tonight were never particularly close. I understand that Big Labor poured something like $1.2 million into this race: congratulations, folks, it’s time for your theme | Read More »
We’re Being Played Like Fools
If there is any agreement on fiscal issues in Washington it is that we must do something about the growing debt and long-term unfunded liabilities. With the debt exploding by over $6.6 trillion under Obama’s watch, the only leverage conservatives had to force a path to balance the budget was the debt ceiling – a built-in check on runaway spending. Yet, ever since they took | Read More »
Obamacare Demonstrates Why Socialists Need Both Hammer and Sickle
So President Obama has issued executive orders that directly contradict passed legislation bearing his signature. Firms employing 50-99 workers are now exempt from the penalty fines for not insuring all of their full time staff under the “Affordable” Care Act. This was as deeply generous and caring as it was constitutionally legal. But, as President Obama explains. “The great thing about being President is that I can do anything I want.”*
Firms that are larger than 99 employees aren’t President. They encounter the following restrictions to their corporate free will.
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Eric Holder to be pardoned later this year?
Well, that’s the report: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will step down this year, he said in an interview with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin in the magazine’s Feb. 17 edition. In a feature article, Mr. Holder said he plans on staying in his position “well into” the year. Yeah, I probably wouldn’t want to be a Democratic executive branch official right now, either. More | Read More »
Who will save us from debt lock?
Today’s word of Republican capitulation on the “clean” debt increase might be defensible as don’t-rock-the-boat political strategy for 2014, but it’s pretty sad from a philosophical standpoint. All the Beltway solons agree that compelling even the tiniest bit of spending restraint in exchange for another debt hike is impossible. It would be a costly political conflict leading to shutdown brinksmanship, said to be a sure | Read More »
The One Year Obamacare Waivers Are A Trap!
We now have a President who is issuing executive orders that directly contradict passed legislation. A large number of people are relieved. They are small business people who have been granted two consecutive stays of the Obamacare provisions effecting business operations that employ between 50 and 99 workers. To wit, the president has suspended by fiat the legal requirement that every small business enroll every full-time employee in an Obamacare approved plan or pay $2,000 per un-enrolled employee. The Wall Street Journal describes this order below.
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Keeping Track of the Rule
House Republicans will vote to cleanly raise the debt ceiling today. They will do so relying on Democrat votes to make it happen.Many House Republicans will vote against raising the debt ceiling.But before they do that, they will vote for the rule related to the legislation. Each major piece of legislation has a rule that gets voted on setting out the parameters of debate, etc. | Read More »
D.C. Oligarchy Performs Broadway Amnesty Show
Despite all the talk about partisan acrimony in Washington, the establishment in both parties is doing a great job working together to pass amnesty. In fact, their carefully choreographed kabuki theater in the media should win them awards for great team work against the Country Class. The news out of Washington last week was that Speaker John Boehner got the message loud and clear from | Read More »
Shikha Dalmia on Saving Detroit and the GOP Immigration Plan
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Shikha Dalmia to discuss Detorit’s bankruptcy, a new effort to turn it around and why the GOP’s plan for immigration reform plan could lead to a massive expansion of government.
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Boehner and Cantor Declare No Debt Ceiling Increase Without Obamacare Delay and Keystone Approval
With the President delaying, again, parts of Obamacare, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner have declared they will not raise the debt ceiling unless the President does two things: (1) delay Obamacare by a year and (2) approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.In fact, Congressman Paul Ryan is standing shoulder to shoulder with them, telling Robert Costa, “Shutting down the government puts us | Read More »