The Republicans look like they are doing well and headed to pick up the Senate. Polling in Arkansas, Louisiana, and elsewhere shows strong Republican support. Ironically, the GOP may wind up still losing the Senate because of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Another new, independent poll — this one from WHAS-TV and the Louisville Courier-Journal has 30 year incumbent Mitch McConnell four points | Read More »
Obamacare And The Freedom To Do Nothing
There’s an irony in the GOP complaining that ACA lets people quit jobs. I mean, what’s wrong with freedom?
– (HT: The Huffington Post)*
So what is wrong with freedom? I’m not sure. There hasn’t been too much of it running around loose lately. Most people who think otherwise haven’t gone through DCA around 1PM any time in the last 12 years. I kid. It’s a quote from the Huffpo. I had a hard time taking that rhetorical question above any more seriously than I’d take an old Andy Kaufman routine. The important question to ask would be this: “What in the name of Glorious and Sacred Obamacare has brought forth such a bilious wellspring of Progressive brain waste?”
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The value of intact families has been vigorously debated for the past few years, always in the muted tones appropriate to social-issues discussions the Left doesn’t like. There is little question that broken families and illegitimacy are enormous handicaps for children; controlling for illegitimacy greatly reduces every other demographic factor in crime and poverty. The upper class in America tends to marry young, have children, | Read More »
The Lesson of Chris Christie and Bridgegate: Don’t Fall In Love Too Fast
The political fallout of “Bridgegate” may not be entirely clear just yet – but the lesson it holds for Republicans looking for a 2016 presidential candidate should be. Don’t fall in love too early. Nobody should be rushing to pick a 2016 presidential nominee two years before the first primaries. One of the iron laws of politics is that sooner or later, everybody gets a | Read More »
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan, You Still Inspire Us To Hope
Happy Birthday to the greatest President in my lifetime. As President, Reagan inspired a generation of Americans, won the Cold War, and stood up proudly in support of our nation’s traditional morals. Throughout his time in office and public life, Reagan always had a positive outlook on America’s future. Over at The Foundry blog they have posted a nice tribute honoring Reagan and highlighting the | Read More »
What is Really Broken About our Immigration System
When Democrats and Republicans speak of “fixing” our “broken” immigration system, there is one aspect they ignore as if it works fine — but in reality is a major threat to national security. One of the worst aspects of our immigration system is our policy of letting in security threats under the guise of refugee and asylum. Now, according to the Daily Caller, DHS is | Read More »
Ken Buck Leads The Pack To Take Out Mark Udall in Colorado
Mark Udall is looking vulnerable. And according to a Quinnipiac poll releasted today, it’s Ken Buck who is best positioned to take out the Colorado Senator who rode the Obama wave to election in 2008. The poll shows Udall with a slim lead over Buck at 45-42 with a 2.9% MoE. Essentially this race is tied, and a look at some of the cross tabs | Read More »
President Obama Doesn’t Know How to Create Jobs, and a Minimum Wage Increase Won’t Help
The policies coming from the White House all seem to say the same thing: President Obama does not know how to allow the private sector to create jobs.
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Harry Reid and the Lockstep Senate Democrats
Party-line votes now take up almost 70% of the Senate’s business, and Senate Democrats were unanimous 52% of the time in 2013.
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Obama’s Plan to Bankrupt Coal Continues Without Congress
Remember back during the 2008 presidential campaign when Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone who wanted to build a coal-fired power plant and essentially shut down the coal industry? For those not paying attention, despite his inability to get cap-and-trade passed, he is still pursuing this plan. Now, he’s doing it via EPA regulations known as New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)– which amount to a “cap” | Read More »
Daniel Garza Discusses Obamacare’s Impact on Hispanics
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Daniel Garza to discuss Obamacare’s impact on the Hispanic community, why the Obama Administration’s policy have hurt the American Dream and what impact hispanics can have on the 2014 elections.
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PETA caught giving nasty agitprop to kids, and then lies about it.
(Via Hot Air) PETA being nasty: Parents say they are considering taking PETA to court over an innocent-looking comic handed out to children at Calabash Elementary School in Woodland Hills that contained graphic images of mutilated cows, CBS Los Angeles reports. [snip] The pamphlet appeared to be a cartoon comic and was titled “A Cow’s Life,” but the images inside were horrifying, parents said. PETA | Read More »
Ben Sasse Has Momentum in Nebraska
It is time for you too to get behind Ben Sasse in the Nebraska Senate Primary. At three percent in the polls this past June, Sasse is now tied at the front with Mitch McConnell’s pick. Unsurprisingly, Mitch McConnell and the Washington Lobbyist crowd’s pick does best with people who don’t like the tea party and Sasse does best with those who do like the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Edward Snowden making stuff up to help Glenn Greenwald? FCC Reform comes to the Senate.
How about some FCC? Some bad Net Neutrality laws are being proposed, attempting to save the terrible idea. Meanwhile Dean Heller is trying some targeted FCC process reform in the Senate. That’s great.
So, Retransmission Consent. You know what happens when you rig the system to limit competition, as the Congress and the FCC did in the early days of Cable? Broadcasters raking in the bucks. Never would I say that copyright should be attacked, but that price to license these broadcasts should be dictated by the open market. Let broadcasters compete.
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The 2014 Slate Card
Our friends over at ActRight set up a slate card for us for 2014. It will evolve over time, but here’s a solid list of races if you’re looking to send some to a campaign.Your contribution will be processed through ActRight and delivered to the campaign. These are all people I am supporting in 2014.