Rift between Dick Durbin and… White House? [UPDATE: Durbin calls Barack Obama a liar.]
They’re starting to crack under the strain, guys. Allegation: A top Senate Democrat said that a leading House Republican told President Obama that they could not ‘even stand to look at you’ during negotiations over the government shutdown. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a Facebook post that the alleged confrontation happened during a meeting between Republicans and the president. Denial: Spokesmen for both Speaker | Read More »
I Absolutely Support Chris McDaniel Over Thad Cochran [updated]
He didn’t say “God d*mn America” or accuse the CIA of giving AIDS to black men. That’d be the President’s preacher.He didn’t plan to blow up cops. That’d be the President’s friend Bill Ayers.He didn’t even attend a Klan rally. That’d be the left’s patron saint, Margaret Sanger.He didn’t show up in black face either.Chris McDaniel is running for the United States Senate in Mississippi | Read More »
Choice and competition on the ObamaCare reservation
I’ve always believed a key insight to public thinking about health-care reform is that they don’t want to think of it like any other free-market product, including the examples we might hold up as competitive success stories. People don’t go bargain-hunting for health care with quite the same gusto that they’ll bring to the quest for a new car, or even a new pair of shoes. The | Read More »
Can We at Least End Fourth-Party Payer in Healthcare?
Like every other major federal intervention into the private economy, Obamacare was foisted upon us under the guise of solving a crisis. In this case, they proposed a complete government takeover of healthcare for all Americans – all for the supposed goal of covering those who are uninsured. Never mind that even after Obamacare is implemented and destroys the market for those who are already | Read More »
Marc Thiessen, George Washington, and the Tea Party
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Marc Thiessen contends in the Washington Post that the Tea Party needs a George Washingtons. He’s right. But in addition to mangling history he loses sight of the fact that the GOP is pretty short on him, too.
ENDA: Another Assault On Liberty
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If you like the assaults on liberty and civil society produced by Affirmative Action and the Americans With Disabilities Act you’ll love what the Democrats have in store for you with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
White House doing emergency meeting with insurance industry. …Deniably. #obamacare
Gee, this doesn’t sound ominous for Obamacare boosters. No, not at all: “The White House is meeting with CEOs of health plans on Wednesday, according to two insurance industry sources.” I got a reaction to this from a (non-insurance company) CEO who, for reasons which will become abundantly clear as soon as you read it, prefers to stay anonymous. You can guess whose code name | Read More »
#Obamacare chat line personnel starting to seriously lose it.
I know that this video from the GOP on the Obamacare exchange’s help chat SOUNDS like an exaggeration… …but it’s actually not.
Rising Food Costs Force McDonald’s to Nix the Dollar Menu
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss McDonald’s nixing the Dollar Menu, how rising food costs contributed to that decision and why you pay nearly twice as much for staples like milk, butter and sugar than our friends overseas.
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Dancing with Mary Jane
Gallup reported yesterday that for the first time, a majority of Americans favor legalizing the recreational use of Marijuana. For those who have followed the polling on this issue, this was not a surprise, as trend lines have been moving in this direction for years. What is a surprise is that the question was not particularly close, with marijuana legalization winning by an astounding 58-39 margin. | Read More »
The Virginia Home Stretch
On Monday, former President Bill Clinton joined my opponent, Terry McAuliffe on the campaign trail. This, of course, came as little surprise. The Clintons are going all out on behalf of my opponent: hosting fundraising events across the country and joining Terry on the campaign trail for days on end. The Clintons are hoping to use Virginia and Terry McAuliffe as a springboard for Hillary’s | Read More »
I Support Tea, Cause Coffee Don’t Fax Worth A Damn
Via our vast network of sources and spies, RedState has exclusively obtained a copy of a new fundraising email that will shock you. Full text included below. (Some links added for context.) The following message has been brought to you by the DNC and the MSM*. It is intended for mature audiences. *Alan Grayson’s extra chins could not be reached for comment. “This morning as | Read More »
Washington Post: #obamacare exchange flunked pre-launch testing. *Grotesquely*.
So, if the story’s from the Washington Post, then why am I picking Talking Points Memo as the go-to link for this story? Federal health officials went ahead with the Oct. 1 launch of Obamacare’s online health insurance marketplace despite a failed test days before, the Washington Post reported Monday. Government officials and contractors ran a test to see whether the web portal could handle | Read More »
Where is Our Amnesty?
Now that Obama thinks he has successfully remade the American economy and permanently transformed the relationship between the citizen and government, he is working on restructuring society itself. He plans to move on from Obamacare to immigration deform. Conservatives must ensure that the focus remains on Obamacare. No immigration-related legislation. Period. The idea that we can craft a positive bill with Obama in the White | Read More »
ObamaCare is greed sanctified through politics
Money gets a bad rap from some people, because it’s supposed to be the instrument of greed. Wanting more money is said to be crass. Indeed, in our modern political culture, wanting to keep your own money is treated as “greed.” The noble and virtuous demands of the collective, as interpreted by a priesthood of politicians, completely trumps individual self-interest. But it’s easy to be greedy without | Read More »