How the GOP used social media to outsmart anti-free speech laws.
Looks like the NRCC was on the ball this cycle. Republicans and outside groups used anonymous Twitter accounts to share internal polling data ahead of the midterm elections, CNN has learned, a practice that raises questions about whether they violated campaign finance laws that prohibit coordination. Translation: they probably didn’t, which CNN will concede later. Moving on… …The groups behind the operation had a sense | Read More »
Parrots, Whores, and Clowns: Barack Obama’s Press Corps
The press leans left. That is an objective fact. Trace the roots of many reporters’ careers or that of their spouses or now, in some cases, their children, and you will find they are ideological brethren with the Democrats’ base. This is why they can herald the activist left’s defeat of Joe Lieberman in the 2006 Connecticut Democratic Primary as the rise of grassroots democracy, | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Kim Kardashian, Gruber, Our Societal Collapse, and GOP Capitulation on Obamacare Repeal #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I are joined by Laura Fillault and Phil Kerpen to discuss Kim Kardashian, Jonathan Gruber, Our Societal Collapse, and the GOP Capitulation on Obamacare Repeal. We should be live just after 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links we mention in | Read More »
Keystone bill passes House: eyes now turn to Senate.
That’s one way to put it, at least: The House on Friday passed legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for a showdown in the Senate next week. The legislation was approved 252-161, with 31 Democrats joining Republicans in backing a construction permit for the controversial project, which would bring oil sands from Canada to refineries in the United States. | Read More »
No, the GOP should NOT choose Obamacare Capitulation
Never point a gun at anything you don’t intend to kill. This advice was passed on to me by my father and grandfather when they taught he how to shoot as a young kid. The reason behind this is rather simplistic, you don’t want to accidentally shoot something or someone, but there is a second part to this that people often forget about or never | Read More »
MSM Follows Mordor’s Plan on Gruber
Nothing that happens in Mordor is hid from the eye of Sauron. Of course the White House knew about Jonathan Gruber’s on-the-record tell-all detailing How We Shoved Obamacare Down Your Throats. The West Wing of Barad Dûr has plans within plans for such minor contingencies. Note that these remarks surfacing didn’t stop President Obama from his Grand Asia Excursion, where he traded awkward bromance moments | Read More »
House continues ban on earmarks
On Friday, the House GOP voted to retain the ban on earmarks. Via Speaker Boehner’s office: The House Republican majority in the House of Representatives has renewed the landmark ban on earmarks for the 113th Congress. Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% “has been a longtime proponent of the earmark ban,” reports The Hill, “having never requested any so-called ‘pork barrel’ spending | Read More »
A reminder: Jon Gruber was used to attack Romney for Romneycare.
John Dickerson of Slate drills down on why Jon Gruber is such an awkward ally for the Obama administration, and hits the nerve: Before he was causing problems for the Obama administration, the Obama team was using Gruber to unsettle Mitt Romney. In the 2012 campaign, Obama’s camp was claiming that the Massachusetts health care plan was the intellectual model for Obamacare, just as Romney | Read More »
Immigration Reform: Obama’s payoff to far left activists
As Obama seems poised to, yet again, ignore the Constitution and usurp black letter Article 1 authority reserved to the Congress it is only fitting to take a moment to look at who is funding this rush to an ill conceived gutting of US immigration law, no matter how poorly that law is serving the nation. While the media has focused on immigration reform as | Read More »
Don’t Make the Good the Enemy of the Perfect
Yesterday I closed out Heritage Action for America’s Sentinel Summit. It was a great event. My topic was “Don’t Make the Good the Enemy of the Perfect.” In politics, we often hear people say the opposite. Particularly Republican pundits and politicians who get tired of conservative agitation say we should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. But when they say this, | Read More »
Tech at Night: They are Grubering us on Net Neutrality.
It’s funny how even as firms like Google and Netflix claim that government regulation is so great, and we need Net Neutrality, we don’t see Google volunteering for Title II regulation of search, or Netflix volunteering for Title II price controls on streaming video. Oh, they didn’t mention the price controls when they told you Net Neutrality was about freedom, did they? Right. They are | Read More »
Jonathan Gruber To America: You’re Welcome!
To Jonathan Gruber You Are Cute But Still His B**** Jonathan Gruber is a disciplined professional. He is vital to the method and paradigm by which the American People are herdedgoverned. He is a specialist with a valuable skill that makes our Post-modern American Empire function on all six of its pistons. He is a Board Certified, Government Licensed, Eschatological Architecture | Read More »
A second opinion on the Russian RT “second opinion”
Here in DC, there’s a propaganda campaign being run by RT, the Russian state-run ‘news’ channel that broadcasts in English. One poster, that I have to walk by every day going home from work, features a really nasty-looking caricature of Colin Powell at the UN Security Council, reminiscent of the worst of Nazi or Communist propaganda posters. It says “This is what happens when there | Read More »
No, Voter ID Didn’t Cost Democrats the U.S. Senate
“Voter suppression laws are already deciding elections,” trumpeted an editorial headline in The Washington Post in the wake of the midterm elections earlier this month. Catherine Rampell, an editorial writer for the Post, argued in the piece that recently enacted voter ID laws and changes to early voting rules in some states may have cost Democrats key U.S. Senate races and possibly even a gubernatorial | Read More »
Dust it Off: Pro-Life Legislation to be Rescued from Harry Reid’s Desk
The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act bans abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. It would save at least 18,000 lives a year, according to LifeNews. It’s a common sense bill that a majority of Americans support – especially women. Yet, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 14% (D-NV) let it languish on his desk for months. Now, soon to take the reins as | Read More »