The Veiled Reference to Nixon
Bob Woodward was pretty clearly making a comparison between Barack Obama and Richard Nixon. Here is his remark: Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill | Read More »
Buying Access in Obama’s Washington
A recent story in the New York Times shined a light on the kind of access that big money donors are given to the President and the White House. Organizing for Action, the tax exempt “social welfare group” that has evolved from his campaign committee, is raising funds to further President Obama’s agenda in his second term including initiatives like climate change and gun control. | Read More »
Mitch McConnell’s voting record chickens come home
Sen. Mitch McConnell has never been a big fan of the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative Washington D.C. group committed to replacing moderate Republicans with fiscal hawks. It’s about to get a whole lot worse for him. The Club has released its 2012 Congressional Scorecard which shows Sen. McConnell with his lowest score since 2008. Think bailouts. The 2012 votes that could cost Sen. McConnell dearly | Read More »
Who is Going to Put an End to the McCain/Graham Circus?
How often do you find Democrats scoring points for the opposing team on a daily basis? Never. Yet that is what Lindsey Graham and John McCain, the defacto leaders of the GOP Senate, accomplish every day. Worse, they use their bully pulpit to muddle the GOP message in the eyes of the public and convince the rest of the conference to join their merry band | Read More »
PrimaryMyCongressman.Com: Possibly the Greatest Idea Ever
Club for Growth Action, which is one of the few conservative organizations on the right that actually puts their money where their mouth is, has an excellent new website up at www.PrimaryMyCongressman.Com They started with nine squishy Republicans but a spokesman tells me they will rotate other squishes in and out depending on how they vote. Folks, these Nine Congressmen and women are squishy, much | Read More »
The Sequester: Sturm Und Drang and Fecal Fertilizer
I hate to admit that I work for our pathetic, whiny, pussified excuse for a Federal Government. I am a Civil Servant, but I promise not to whine about how much I’ve had to pay for tampons over the looming Sequestration !CRISIS! You see, Sequestration stands poised to invade our galaxy. Run for the Hills! Flee, you fool. DOOM is at hand. The bloodied Sword of Damocles hangs tenuously above the callow heads of our fair and innocent citizens. As Bill Paxton’s PTSD’d Space Marine put it in Aliens: “GAME OVER, MAN! GAME OVER!”(NSFW – language)*
Just how bad and how vile is the carnage? What could lay low the American Nation and strew the flotsam and jetsam of a lifetime’s worth memories across the fruited plains? We quiver like pillars of gelatin before a reduction of outlays totaling $44Bn out of $3,553Bn. Yep. We’re reducing the current year budget by less than 2%. $44Bn out of $3,553Bn roughly approaches a budgetary number equal to the left-hand limit of chicken-(expletive)! That’s how pathetically little this sequestration really cuts.
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George McClellan’s Ghost Must be Advising Congressional Conservatives
Forget John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. Conservatives in the House and Senate have been hit with the stupid stick. All I can think is that George McClellan’s ghost is whispering in their ear. The conservatives in Congress — forget Republican leaders for a minute — want to make their stand not on the continuing resolution to keep the government going, but on the debt ceiling. | Read More »
Andrew McCarthy on Benghazi, Sharia Law and John Brennan
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Andrew McCarthy to discuss his new book, the Benghazi hearings and the new leadership at the State Department, DOD and the CIA.
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The Magical Word “Women”
If we’ve come to the point where Republicans believe that dealing with domestic violence is within the purview of the federal government, we should just stick a fork in the party. Yet, not only do Republicans in the House plan to reauthorize the wasteful and politically-motivated Violence Against Women Act, they plan to pass the Senate version (S.47), which contains egregious anomalies. The Senate bill | Read More »
Missouri Union-Boss-Turned-Democrat Rep. Wants to Make Fighting For Workplace Freedom A Felony
Right-to-Work legislation has nothing
to do with an individual’s right to bargain collectively and everything
to do with unions’ ability to
collect money. Yet, Roorda, like most union bosses like to try to confuse the two.
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W5 + H = A Baseline for Integrity
UPDATE: Let me add up top an update out of the gate. The issue here is not RedState, but a larger issue among conservatives as we keep growing new and expanding existing outlets for reporting the news. With our jobs board up (if you haven’t noticed), I want to help put solid conservatives in reportorial positions throughout the movement. Now is the time to stop | Read More »
RS Interview: Craig Stowell.
This was an interesting interview: Craig Stowell, for those who are not familiar with New Hampshire politics, is one of the Republican activists involved who in 2012 successfully fought HB 437, which would have repealed New Hampshire’s same-sex marriage (SSM) law. He was also recently featured in an ad cut by the pro-SSM group Respect for Marriage; a group that has recently come under fire | Read More »
Simmering Down The Sequester Talk
The hysteria in Washington over sequestration is both strange and amusing. The president would like us to believe that cutting just over 2% of our $3.5 trillion budget this year will leave kids without vaccines, meat without inspectors, planes without air traffic control and streets filled with criminals and no police to stop them. Republicans, on the other hand, are wasting time blaming President Obama | Read More »
Where is the Leadership in the Senate?
Most of the focus concerning intra-party battles has been directed at the GOP-controlled House where conservative rebels have dissented from leadership on key pieces of legislation. There’s been less focus on the intra-party dynamic in the Senate, given that Republicans are in the minority and supposedly have no power. However, we need to shed some light on the lack of party discipline in the Senate | Read More »
Conservatives, Not Liberals, Are the Problem
Our best allies in Congress are actually the problem these days. They have stood by while bad bills have passed into law. It’s true that they have fought courageously against bigger government, but it’s not enough to just oppose bad bills. Conservatives need to block them. And they have all the power they need to make that happen, despite being massively outnumbered. Here’s what they | Read More »