No Blogger, You Don’t Understand the Senate Better than Ted Cruz Does
Let me say up front that I don’t agree with everything does and I don’t think that Cruz is beyond criticism. Everyone is capable of making mistakes and that applies a fortiori to politicians. I haven’t even formed a firm position yet on whether his parliamentary maneuver this weekend was advisable or whether it was (as leadership now claims) to blame for the confirmation of many of | Read More »
Gun-Grabbing Delegate Joe Morrissey (D, Virginia) extends the scope of said grabbing.
(Via @JohnCardillo) This gets the coveted lolwhut: “Democratic Virginia state delegate Joseph Morrissey, who reached a plea agreement for charges relating to a sexual relationship he had with his 17-year-old office assistant, is yet to decide whether he will resign or commute to work from jail.” Delegate Morrissey – who is 57, and loudly denying the paternity of the child that said office assistant is | Read More »
Culture Call: Help the Detroit Project
Earlier this year saw the release of my film, Bankrupt: How Cronyism and Corruption Brought Down Detroit. It was a few months of production but was really years in the making. As a victim of the 2008 recession, I had lost everything financially speaking on the same timeline that GM & Chrysler had seen billions of dollars go towards bailing them out. As my own | Read More »
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It is officially 10 days until Christmas and time to wrap up (yay puns!) your holiday shopping! Or, if you are like me, time to start your shopping And seeing as how the birth of one baby changed the world, there is no better time to support and/or spread the pro-life message! So check out The Vine’s Very First Pro-Life Gift | Read More »
Welcome to the end of America’s long experiment in republican self-rule, where a century of post-New Deal experimentation has determined that the ultimate model of government is anasocracy: rule by lame duck. Anasocracy has the forms of representative democracy, but not the substance. Oh, the Little People get to run around thinking they participate in major elections to determine the future course of the nation, but the | Read More »
GOP joins Democrats in defending Obama’s amnesty executive order
A clear majority of the GOP caucus made itself clear. Not only do they not object to Obama’s use of executive orders to implement amnesty, they are furious at being exposed for the rank hypocrites that they are. This is the story. A gutless House agreed to fund Obama’s amnesty program. They didn’t have to, they chose to. All the bull**** about the US Citizenship | Read More »
White potatoes finally legal for WIC purchase
In the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, more familiar to most as the Broadway play and Hollywood movie “My Fair Lady,” the protagonist, Henry Higgins takes in an underclass Cockney girl and attempts to change her into a proper British lady. The CRomnibus bill provided interesting insight into how government entitlement programs attempt to play the role of Henry Higgins. They are less concerned with providing | Read More »
Think Three Unelected Bureaucrats Should Raise Taxes Whenever They Want?
That’s what Title II Reclassification of the Internet means. And that’s what President Barack Obama wants – so as to then impose Network Neutrality. Last month, President Obama said: I believe the (Federal Communications Commission) FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act…. Let’s ignore for a moment the fact that the FCC is supposed to be an independent agency | Read More »
God Bless Dick Cheney
Democrats who spent a number of years being advised of what the CIA was doing to extract information from enemy terrorists released a report claiming we were torturing bad guys. Further, they claimed that we were gaining no valuable information from that torture. Individuals in the intelligence community have pointed out, mostly to deaf ears in the press, that (1) these same Democrats were well | Read More »
AZ-02 election results to be FINALLY certified on Tuesday.
I know that this seems to be a long time, but in fairness Republican candidate Martha McSally’s final lead of 161 votes over incumbent Democrat in AZ-02 was well within the parameters to justify both a machine recount and a spot check hand-recount of selected precincts in the District. Reading between the lines… it’s widely if quietly expected that McSally won. To the point where she’s | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: #CROmnibus Is Ted Cruz Groot? UVa rape hoax? The Detroit Project. Torture. Tonight on #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I will be hoing by Sarah Smith to discuss the #CROmnibus deal, whether is Groot or Jar Jar, the UVa rape(hoax?), The Detroit Project, torture and more. We’ll be live at 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links we mention in | Read More »
CRomnibus passes because of GOP support
Jesus wept. The debate exposed divisions within the Democratic and Republican caucuses on both sides of the Capitol and sets the stage for what could be a year of internecine squabbling in 2015. Twenty-one Senate Democrats voted against the bill while 24 Republicans voted for it, including every member of the Senate GOP leadership. The next time anyone tells you the GOP Senate leadership opposes | Read More »
Senate GOP Leaders and Their Pro-Amnesty Pundit Friends Find Harry Reid’s S**t Sandwich Quite Tasty
“A Senate source outside the Cruz and Lee offices with direct knowledge of the behind the scenes conversations tells me, ‘GOP leadership knew Reid was going to file cloture on up to 20 controversial nominations yesterday afternoon before they tried to move CROmnibus votes to monday.’” The level of butt hurt among pro-amnesty Republicans is staggering. They are savaging and in ways the left refrained | Read More »
Obama Orchestrating Regime Change in Israel
President Obama’s toxic foreign policy consists mainly of placating America’s adversaries and manipulating our friends (that and combatting the imminent threat of global warming with a one-sided American policy of economic seppuku). Now we are learning of Obama’s latest reach into what has always been the ken of agencies like the CIA: regime change. Only this isn’t to topple Communism in Central America or extremists | Read More »
The Left’s plan to retake state legislatures through targeted character assassination.
(H/T: Instapundit) There are several amusing things about this article from the Washington Examiner on the topic of what the Left hopes to do towards state legislatures in the upcoming election cycle: “We’re working with David Brock and Media Matters and American Bridge who have trackers that we can send out to monitor the debate on some bills that you all might be running,” Nick Rathod, | Read More »