Americans for Tax Reform’s Ryan Ellis Thinks Tea Party Activists Are “Freaking Retarded”
When last we checked in on Ryan Ellis, the Tax Policy Director for Americans for Tax Reform, he was online saying Ted Cruz can go to hell and comparing Cruz to Aaron Burr. Not content to express his hatred of Cruz, Ellis is now going after the tea party. Like with Cruz, his tweet speaks for itself: I’m pretty sure ATR has, in the past, | Read More »
Stopping the Amnesty Train in its Tracks
Over the past few years, Republicans have emphatically declared that they are unable to block a bad law, Obamacare, from going into effect as long as Obama is in the White House. Yet, amazingly, some of them think they can pass new meritorious legislation that would be politically advantageous to Republicans. That’s why we hear the endless talk of tax reform and fixes to the | Read More »
Obama on Syria: “Being President is Boring and Hard”
The New York Times has an article out now laying out the White House’s approach to the decision-making process on Syria, and the picture it paints, whether the Times wishes to admit it or not, is not pretty, to put it mildly. It acknowledges that the Obama administration knew it was staring into the depths of what would almost certainly be a quagmire, and yet that still | Read More »
Cuccinelli: Unions Will Expect Payback from McAuliffe Administration
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to discuss his race for Governor, what a Democrat controlled Virginia might look like and the need for an Obamacare delay.
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Adding to the Infantry
Regardless of your perspective on the tactics and strategy employed by the various factions in the recent shutdown fight, I think all reasonable people will agree with one unassailable conclusion: We’d have gotten better results with more conservative Republicans holding office. Even the folks who roundly criticized Cruz, et al did so specifically because of their belief that Republicans had insufficient clout to have any | Read More »
Tech at Night: Patent trolls strike back. ACLU goes too far against FISA.
Sorry I missed Monday. That night it just slipped my mind and I went to bed!
The purpose of patents is to encourage useful works. That’s not just my idea. It’s in the Constitution. That’s why anti-patent troll legislation makes sense. Apparently more and patent trolls are starting to lobby against it. Though I still say the best way to fight patent trolls is to stop issuing so many bad patents to begin with, by taking away that source of funding from USPTO that gives them an incentive to give too many patents. Give them a fixed budget.
Look, I’m fine with the kind of non-specific transparency of FISA warrants Google is loking for but ACLU trying to help terrorists isn’t interesting to me at all.
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I once had a person leave a message on my home answering machine telling me how he was going to come to my house, tie me up, cut off my eye lids, and force me to watch as he raped and murdered my family. Another person once emailed a very similar tale. One time after I’d made a bunch of liberals mad while I was | Read More »
Ted Cruz Causes Americans for Tax Reform’s Policy Director, Ryan Ellis, to Lose It
Ryan Ellis is the tax policy director of Americans for Tax Reform. I’ll let his tweet speak for itself. UPDATED: This just got passed on to me. A few days ago Ellis attacked Cruz at the Daily Caller. Ellis participated in the comments writing: “ive been fighting obamacare since long before anyone ever heard of ted cruz. frankly, he can go to hell.“
The Military Has A Term (or Acronym) To Describe The ObamaCare Rollout: FUBAR
With the White House now hinting agreement with the Republicans
who called for a delay in penalizing individuals under the ObamaCare mandate, the disastrous rollout of Barack Obama’s singular signature piece of legislation passed during his presidency can be summed up in one military term (or acronym): FUBAR
Notwithstanding the fact that the mainstream media has been near-unanimously stuck on declaring that healthcare.gov’s problems were caused by a mere “glitch,” everything about ObamaCare’s rollout, thus far, has proved to be a disaster of epic proportions. It has lived down to the most dire warnings of becoming a “third-world experience.”
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The Saudis Grow Tired Of Barack Obama Clowning Around
Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to act effectively against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was growing closer to Tehran, and had failed to back Saudi support for Bahrain when it crushed an anti-government revolt in 2011, the source said.
– UK Daily Mail
It would take a lot to make Saudi Arabia really take a walk on being allied to the United States. Or maybe it wouldn’t. Maybe they would just get sick and tired of President Barack Obama’s vacillations and perceived tergiversate behavior towards an old and loyal ally. Even worse than that, they may just think the man is too unserious to be reliable.
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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 | 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.