ObamaCare and The Way of The Whig
The tendency of “Conservative” institutions to gutlessly defend a big-government statis-quo program like ObamaCare can often leave much to be desired. It’s like sending up The Bat Signal and having Ben Afflek respond. It’s like watching The Washington Redskins’ Defense attempt to stop a NFL offense from putting up 30+ points.
At times I’m left thinking that National Review could shorten their name a wee-tad for the sake of brevity, and continue peddling boilerplate Leftism under the masthead “The Nation.” Give or take an occasional copyright infringement suit, I’m not sure readers of this NRO article by Avik Roy would notice much philosophical difference.
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Texas Rep. John Culberson’s Staff Hate Sen. Ted Cruz For Holding Events in Texas
Everything that is wrong with Washington Republicans is summed up in this story. You have a top aide for Eric Cantor going into the Republican Study Committee meeting to discuss terms of surrender over the continuing resolution and debt ceiling. You have an aide to Senator Ted Cruz respond with a solution to the Cantor aide. Then you have an aide to Rep. John Culberson | Read More »
Pew and USA Today find no tipping point for Affordable Care Act
Sometimes, as in the case of Roe v. Wade, a change in the law of the land will result in a large change of public opinion in favor of the new change. Once the change is made, certain levels of resistance go away, and others just come to accept it.
Not so in the case of PPACA, Pew finds.
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Leaders, Followers, Fence-Sitters, and Obamacare
When conservatives look for elected Republicans to stand for our values, we are not just looking for someone who might vote with conservatives when convenient; we are looking for someone who will give voice to conservatives. Hence, we are looking for leaders – people who will articulate the message, fight the conservative battles, and move the polls. We have no need for more followers, fence-sitters, | Read More »
The 5 underpinnings of the Cuccinelli comeback
Virginia Republican Gubernatorial candidate, Ken Cuccinelli has ranked consistently behind Democrat candidate, Terry McAuliffe in polls over the past few months. But 55 days out, political animals know that an eternity remains for Cuccinelli to make up the difference, which is exactly what he will do. Recent polls have McAuliffe up by 5-8 points. But this is a soft lead. Cuccinelli’s base support is strong | Read More »
Grow Up, People. Including You, @DavidFrum
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak Oh the irony of me telling others to grow up. Even I see that. But seriously people, grow up. As a shooter roamed the Navy Yard and body lie dying, | Read More »
Concern Troll Watch: David Brooks is terrified that Ted Cruz (and Heritage) will succeed.
David Brooks is very upset at all those recalcitrant Republicans elected in 2010. “What’s going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,” Brooks said. “And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress | Read More »
Obama Fumbles Summers Nomination, Yellen Set to Be Next Fed Chair
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the withdrawal of Larry Summers in the Fed Chair race, why Janet Yellen is now the likely pick and if her administration would be Bernanke: Part II.
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The Void Filled, the Polling Goes Up. So #DefundIt
Until the Syrian calamity of the past week or so, we’ve been in the August-September vacuum of news. Congress and the President, on vacation, wait for stories to crop up that dominate the news cycle. The disappearance of Chandra Levy, Cindy Sheehan to the Crawford Ranch, Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office with a blue dress and cigar, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth — these | Read More »
, Brent Bozell
, Club for Growth
, Heritage Action for America
, Jenny Beth Martin
, Jim DeMint
, madison project
, Mike Lee
, senate conservatives fund
, Tea Party Patriots
, Ted Cruz
AFL-CIO Bosses Officially Commit To Legalizing, Unionizing Immigrants To ‘Change The Political Environment’
A few years ago, SEIU boss Eliseo Medina made some off-hand remarks about turning millions of the nation’s illegal immigrants into progressive voters. Medina’s remarks sent shockwaves around the Right blogosphere. Though it is widely known that unions like the SEIU and the UFCW already represent and take dues from illegal immigrants, the plan to legalize and then unionize the millions of immigrants who are | Read More »
Psst! Hey! John Hickenlooper! (@hickforco) #corecall
They’re coming to vote you out*. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado defended his record on gun control after two Democratic state senators were recalled by their constituents in an election on Tuesday… They’re coming to vote you out. …Hickenlooper chuckled nervously when reporters asked him what he thought these election results meant for his political future… They’re coming to vote you out.
Federal Workers Make Me Embarassed To Be One Myself: ObamaCare Edition.
US bureaucrats are not as dumb as they seem. When asked if they wanted Glorious ObamaCare or the plan they had now they choose predictably. The Blog FedSmith is a good read if you work for the government or want better intel on the enemy. They figure prominently in today’s adventure in hypocrisy.
So anyways; FedSmith asked the obvious and received the obvious answer. Details follow below:
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This week, we asked their views on being included in the new health care exchanges. There is apparently little debate among the federal workforce. Federal employees do not want to be part of the new system. Instead, they prefer to keep their current health plan based on a survey with about 2500 readers responding.
Put Vladimir Putin’s name in the Little Book.
You know, the one with Later For YOU written on the cover. The United States and Russia agreed Saturday on an outline for the identification and seizure of Syrian chemical weapons and said Syria must turn over an accounting of its arsenal within a week. [snip] Senior administration officials had said Friday the Obama administration would not press for U.N. authorization to use force against | Read More »
The Syrian Agreement: Obama Capitulates
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First Prize: All The Marbles. Second Prize: A Set of Steak Knives.
Third Largest Wisconsin Teachers Union Goes Under
When the Kenosha Education Association and the Kenosha Unified School District couldn’t work together to use collective bargaining reforms in 2011 to stave off budget woes, layoff notices went out to 338 teachers. Now, teachers in Kenosha are walking away from the union that failed to help save the jobs of their fellow educators. The news was first reported Thursday by Mark Belling on his | Read More »