In Alabama, the Chamber of Commerce Fires Shots Against the Tea Party
I have not really paid attention to the race between Bradley Byrne and Dean Young in Alabama’s first congressional district. But it suddenly flew onto my radar yesterday with news that the Chamber of Commerce is using it as its first base of operations to repel the tea party. The only polling I’ve seen has Young slightly ahead but I am not sure about the | Read More »
The Tea Party’s Evolution
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by James Poulos to discuss the zombie Tea Party, how it may evolve and if libertarian populism is its future.
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#Obamacare is holding a gun to the collective head of 93 million insurance policies.
This is… bad. Background: Jay Carney, speaking as White House Press Secretary (notice how all of the administration’s official Obamacare cheerleaders are loyal partisans, instead of respected policy wonks?) tried to argue that Obama’s “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie would only turn around to bite people in the individual insurance market. Not so fast, says Avik Roy: Contrary to | Read More »
It’s Not about the Website or the Individual Mandate
When discussing the problems with Obamacare we often hear the politicians focus on the failure of the website, healthcare.gov. Clearly, the website failure is a great illustration of the dangers of statism and bureaucracy, but there is no doubt the website will get fixed. They will make sure of it. The individual mandate is also a tangential point in the scheme of things. Obviously, there | Read More »
For all of your “Explain to folks how bad Sebelius was today” needs. #obamacare
The NRCC went ahead and created a useful list called the “7 Most Ridiculous Things Kathleen Sebelius Said At Today’s Hearing:” there were more than seven, of course, but these were particularly… well, ‘good’ is not really the right term, eh? Anyway, this one’s my favorite: 2. “The website never crashed.” “We were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we | Read More »
Tech at Night: Even Dianne Feinstein tells it like it is about Edward Snowden. We have two new FCC Commissioners.
Tech at Night is coming when it’s plenty light out this afternoon, because I need to start getting some sleep in preparation for my 25 hour broadcast as part of the Extra Life children’s hospital charity event.
The FCC got two new commissioners this week, a good one in Michael O’Rielly, and a likely bad one in Tom Wheeler. This came only after Ted Cruz got the answers he was looking for. Then again, under Barack Obama that’s the best we could hope for.
It’s very rare that I agree with a gun grabber like Dianne Feinstein but come on, she’s annoying the right people by calling out Snowden as the traitor he is.
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, Dianne Feinstein
, Edward Snowden
, Michael O'Rielly
, Software Patents
, Tech at Night
, Ted Cruz
, Tom Wheeler
Healthcare.gov: Beware the Shiny Object
We are all amused by the epic level of incompetence by the administration in the roll out of Healthcare.gov. This is a side show. The real issue is the damage done to the nation by Obamacare.
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‘We can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices.’ Says who?!
But you and I both know that with only 2% of the world’s oil reserves, we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices – not when consume 20 percent of the world’s oil. – Barack Obama, March 10, 2012 Oh, really?
The Devil Inside the Beltway
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Michael Daugherty to discuss his new book The Devil Inside the Beltway, the incredible harassment he received from Washington and what it means for you and me.
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“A Promise He Could Not Keep.” [Video fixed.]
[Video fixed: I don't know why the code wasn't loading earlier, sorry.] The House GOP has produced… the video that all of you wanted them to produce about Obamacare. One that simply shows all the people who are being hurt by Barack Obama’s (and by extension, the Democratic party’s leadership’s) lies about how ‘if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.’ Well, that | Read More »
Cuccinelli Closing In on McAuliffe
I’ve been struggling to find good news in the Virginia Governor’s race and there is finally a bit. Cuccinelli has closed the gap with McAuliffe and is only 4 points behind now, even with the third party candidate at 9%. Hallelujah. Ken is a good friend and I’ve been both dearly worried about him and deeply disappointed in a bunch of Republicans who’ve decided to | Read More »
Obama’s Kangaroo Court Now In Session: Senate confirms another union lawyer as NLRB prosecutor
Ever since July, when Republicans caved in to Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” threat, GOP resistance to Barack Obama’s appointments to agencies like the National Labor Relations Board (as well as others) has been virtually non-existent. A day after Sen. Lindsey Graham’s empty threat to block appointments until his questions about Benghazi were answered, the Senate voted to confirm controversial union lawyer Richard Griffin as the | Read More »
ObamaCare: They Knew. They knowingly lied.
“If you like your doctor, you can keep him.” – President Barack Obama. This was an obvious, blatant political lie. Not only did it turn out to be untrue in retrospect, but when the President made this statement, he knew without any shadow of a reasonable doubt that he was deliberately lying to the American People to manipulate them towards favoring the Patient Protection and | Read More »
CNN reports Obama admin failed to ensure contractors could test Healthcare.gov
CNN has released a report that the main Healthcare.gov contractor CGI warned the Obama administration one month in advance that there were critical problems preventing them from ensuring a clean launch of the website. In particular, the administration was warned that testing was being obstructed.
The quote from the CGI memo leaves no doubt, if you understand the technical jargon used in the memo. I’ll take it apart and explain just how bad this situation really was.
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RS Interview: Lt. Govenor David Dewhurst (R, Texas). #prolife
Yesterday, as you might have read, a federal judge ruled that several elements of Texas’s abortion reform laws were unconstitutional (although not the section that restricted abortions after 20 weeks). As you might recall, RedState spoke with Lt. Governor Dewhurst after the bill finally passed, and we spoke to him again yesterday: Short version: Texas is going to fight the court case, Texas is expecting | Read More »