The 2016 GOP Bench
Promoted from the diaries – Aaron Gardner This is based on conversations with a few professionals in the conservative circles and my own observations. This is in no way a final prediction, just a look at the present field. Also, this has been updated to include information from Erick’s post regarding Joe Scarborough. Like Erick said, the bench is deep, and while he doesn’t want | Read More »
Conservative Debt Ceiling Plan? #FireBoehner
After offering their disgraceful plan to raise the debt ceiling for a full year at the GOP conference meeting, House leaders challenged conservatives to come up with their own plan. It’s like a group of capricious leaders in a beleaguered village who break all of their weapons and urge the residents to surrender because there is no alternative. Indeed, there is no alternative. Over the | Read More »
Scarborough for President?
Over at the Daily Caller, Alex Pappas has a story about Joe Scarborough possibly considering a 2016 run. I find this very interesting. I’ve had several encounters lately with Christians in politics and they really like Joe — all of them.You guys should know Joe is a friend of mine and not in the Washington sense of the word “friend,” but in the actual sense. | Read More »
Erasing your identity
Moe Lane earlier discussed the remarkable hypocrisy of a march against voter ID in North Carolina requiring participants to bring their photo ID cards to the event. I’m not sure “hypocrisy” is quite the right word, although it has been widely used in connection with this story. The charge of hypocrisy would imply the North Carolina activists (well, actually, they bused in manpower from across | Read More »
Here’s Why Barack Obama is Delaying Obamacare Again
The Obama Administration is yet again delaying the employer mandate for businesses with 50 to 99 full time workers.The reason is the congressional budget office report.Page 124 of the report has this language: Beginning in 2015, employers of 50 or more full-time equivalent workers that do not offer health insurance (or that offer health insurance that does not meet certain criteria) will generally pay a | Read More »
Why We Fight
By: Dr. Milton Wolf Our nation is worth fighting for. Our Republican Party is worth fighting for as well. The American Idea of individual liberty, limited government and free-market values was a radical departure from the long and widespread history of concentrated power. The notion that sovereign citizens could govern themselves was once scoffed at by the same nations of the world that have come | Read More »
Veterans Used as Pawns in Effort to Grow Government
Last December, Congress passed the ridiculous Ryan-Murray budget deal designed to grow government and set a permanent precedent to do away with the sequester. The only real spending offsets in the entire bill were cuts to military pensions of those already in the service. This was not some unforeseen consequence of the bill. It was written in plain language. We were one of the first | Read More »
Tom Coburn Supports Ben Sasse Too
Senator Tom Coburn is endorsing Ben Sasse for the Senate. Sen. Coburn joins an ever growing list of conservatives doing so. National Review, the Club for Growth, RedState, the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mark Levin, Paul Ryan, and more are all on board. In fact, Sasse’s campaign may be the one this year that stands out as united several parts of the conservative movement. About the | Read More »
“Groundhog Day: Debt Limit.” #noblankcheck
Our own Ben Howe did this one for Heritage’s Foundry.org: If you don’t have time to watch it, the message is very simple: politicians keep lying about the debt ceiling. This is admittedly a bipartisan kind of exercise, but Democrats in particular were remarkably brazen about screaming about how Oceania was always at war with Eurasia we shouldn’t raise the debt ceiling right up to | Read More »
The Economist Who Predicted Obamacare’s Hit to Jobs
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Janet Yellen’s first trip to Capitol Hill as head of the Fed, the economist who predicted CBO’s Obamacare job loss numbers and if we are doomed to become Europe.
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Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Does Not Live In Kansas
Sen. Pat Roberts has been in Congress since 1981. His principle place of residence is in Virginia. But he is Kansas’s Senator. In fact, Roberts claims to own a residence in Ford County, Kansas, but the Ford County Tax Appriser lists Pat Robert’s residence in Alexandria, VA as the address to send the bill to for his Kansas property. Sen. Roberts wife is even a | Read More »
From the Mailbag: The Oh $*@! Edition
Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. In response to this about the shibboleths of the damned, our mail bag got this: If you wish to mislead concerning the Leviticus quote, that’s your business, but it was really aimed at birth control. Also, the Apostle Paul also said that not all of what he said was inspired, and there is question about who really wrote the | Read More »
The obligatory “Anti Voter ID marchers require Photo ID to march” post.
The heck of it is: these are all good rules for marchers. #MoralMarch will protest NC’s new “racist” #VoterID, but you’re req’d to bring photo ID to the march. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/w14mzejdSn — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 8, 2014 Sensible advice all around. Especially the part where you use photo ID to make sure that everyone and everything is on the up-and-up. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: | Read More »
Shibboleths of the Damned
Inevitably in discussions about Christianity, gay rights, the church in general, etc. some well educated fool throws out the shellfish and mixed fabric clothing line.Leviticus 11:10-11 reads, “But anything in the seas or the rivers that does not have fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. You shall | Read More »
Internet Gambling: Two Coalitions, One Debate, and Billions of Dollars
Internet gambling has been a contentious issue ever since there has been an internet. Recently, the Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection leaned into it full tilt week, with an ad buy of about $250,000 in print and online ads against a federal ban on online gambling.
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