Mitch McConnell, the Farm Bill and the Power of Logrolling
Earlier today, the House passed the Farm/Food Stamp bill boondoggle. Sadly, only 63 Republicans opposed it. The bill locks in Obama’s food stamp regime, creates and expands numerous Soviet-style agriculture subsidies and conservation regulations, and authorizes more spending on the biofuels fiasco. House Republicans got rolled in the conference committee by Senate Democrats, yet almost 75% of the conference dutifully followed leadership. Click here for | Read More »
We are all capitalists
Shilling for minimum-wage increases is one of the laziest moves a desperate politician can make. President Obama took it to a new level in his State of the Union address, investing just enough effort to sharpen an embarrassing pander into another weapon in his endless class warfare: In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws | Read More »
Open Thread: Everything is a Metaphor
In closing out the State of the Union address President Obama told a story about a hero, a combat veteran who served proudly during 10 tours and was nearly killed in that service. His name is Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg Obviously this was all a metaphor about Obama growing up in Hawaii, attending Harvard, eventually becoming President of the United States, and the myriad | Read More »
Aaron Blake on SOTU and the Race to Replace Tom Coburn
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss last night’s State of the Union address, a crazy exchange between a GOP Congressman and a reporter and the latest on the race to replace Senator Tom Coburn.
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So, @MarkUdall! You going to have @barackobama campaign with you in Colorado?
I SAID… Senator Udall? Will President Obama be campaigning with you in Colorado? (Transcript below via RCP link) DANA BASH, CNN: Is he a liability for you, the president back home? SEN. MARK UDALL (D-CO): When the president comes to Colorado and talks about our all-the-above energy approach — we’ve got lots of natural gas and solar power — that resonates with Coloradoans. When he | Read More »
Small Businesses Don’t Add Jobs Because Government Makes Doing So Stupid.
Monday, I paid a couple of hundred dollars to the Internal Revenue Service for a penalty on a penalty that in turn by law I should never have been assessed. I employ myself, one full-time secretary, and one part-time paralegal (part-time because my health insurance company requires that I give every employee with over 20 hours of work per week insurance because they want a | Read More »
Radio is Awesome
Just wanted to share. I really am blessed and I thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. I just got off the radio, having gotten behind the microphone at 4pm yesterday afternoon. Weather and traffic in Atlanta are horrible. As I was signing off at 4 am, there were still thousands of people stranded on the road unable to get home. Many of them | Read More »
Senator Ted Cruz Reacts to the State of the Union Address
President Obama spoke on many issues in his State of the Union address. However, he left out a few things. Listen as Senator Ted Cruz lays out what the president conveniently forgot to mention. Follow @breeannehowe
The State of the Republican Party
The big story for conservatives is not the President’s State of the Union Address. It is the broken state of the Republican Party – the party that is supposed to serve as a bulwark against the poisonous ideas propagated in that speech. It certainly is egregious that we have a president who is brazenly implementing wage controls without congressional approval. It is reprehensible that he | Read More »
The Surprising Adventures of Baron Obamahausen
Sitting in Middle Georgia tonight, the snow poured down muting all the sounds outside. I did not watch the President’s State of the Union. I read the transcript. I had read — not skimmed it — before the President had even gotten to “My fellow Americans.”I smelled an awful stench as I read through the speech. At first I thought the speech must be in | Read More »
The Tea Party Response to the State of the Union
Mike Lee has the honor of delivering the Tea Party response to the State of the Union tonight. It’ll be far better than the Republican one, I assure you of that.You can watch it right here at RedState too.
My Fellow Americans . . .
The President of the United States will address a joint session of the United States Congress tonight at 9:00 p.m. I am not sure any of us even need to watch it. Most of us read Das Kapital in school. Consider this an open thread.
What President Obama Will Predictably Get Wrong About Global Warming In Tonight’s State of The Union Show
Do the scientists and politicians that strongly seek to reduce Greenhouse Gasses want this goal enough to badly jeopardize US relations with Russia, China, South Korea and India? Are they so concerned about this problem that they would willingly pursue a diplomatic and trade strategy that would potentially provide any nations casus belli similar to that cited by Japan to justify the December 7, 1941 | Read More »
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Democratic cronies ‘clear’ Sen. Mark Udall of bullying charges. #obamacare
Funny how that happened, huh? Colorado Republicans were stunned late Monday upon learning that the “neutral and objective panel” that cleared Sen. Mark Udall of bullying state insurance regulators in fact consisted of three Democrats in the Hickenlooper administration. Barbara Kelley, executive director of the Department of Regulatory Affairs, released a statement to Fox31 saying that the three members of the panel were herself, her | Read More »
How many of us are Dorian Gray?
“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.” -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray That quote is really all there is to say about this day and age. Many people have chosen to live by this creed and, with it, have spiraled further and further into hedonism and, | Read More »