MSM Follows Mordor’s Plan on Gruber
Nothing that happens in Mordor is hid from the eye of Sauron. Of course the White House knew about Jonathan Gruber’s on-the-record tell-all detailing How We Shoved Obamacare Down Your Throats. The West Wing of Barad Dûr has plans within plans for such minor contingencies. Note that these remarks surfacing didn’t stop President Obama from his Grand Asia Excursion, where he traded awkward bromance moments | Read More »
House continues ban on earmarks
On Friday, the House GOP voted to retain the ban on earmarks. Via Speaker Boehner’s office: The House Republican majority in the House of Representatives has renewed the landmark ban on earmarks for the 113th Congress. Speaker “has been a longtime proponent of the earmark ban,” reports The Hill, “having never requested any so-called ‘pork barrel’ spending during his tenure in the House.” When House | Read More »
A reminder: Jon Gruber was used to attack Romney for Romneycare.
John Dickerson of Slate drills down on why Jon Gruber is such an awkward ally for the Obama administration, and hits the nerve: Before he was causing problems for the Obama administration, the Obama team was using Gruber to unsettle Mitt Romney. In the 2012 campaign, Obama’s camp was claiming that the Massachusetts health care plan was the intellectual model for Obamacare, just as Romney | Read More »
Immigration Reform: Obama’s payoff to far left activists
As Obama seems poised to, yet again, ignore the Constitution and usurp black letter Article 1 authority reserved to the Congress it is only fitting to take a moment to look at who is funding this rush to an ill conceived gutting of US immigration law, no matter how poorly that law is serving the nation. While the media has focused on immigration reform as | Read More »
Don’t Make the Good the Enemy of the Perfect
Yesterday I closed out Heritage Action for America’s Sentinel Summit. It was a great event. My topic was “Don’t Make the Good the Enemy of the Perfect.” In politics, we often hear people say the opposite. Particularly Republican pundits and politicians who get tired of conservative agitation say we should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. But when they say this, | Read More »
Tech at Night: They are Grubering us on Net Neutrality.
It’s funny how even as firms like Google and Netflix claim that government regulation is so great, and we need Net Neutrality, we don’t see Google volunteering for Title II regulation of search, or Netflix volunteering for Title II price controls on streaming video. Oh, they didn’t mention the price controls when they told you Net Neutrality was about freedom, did they? Right. They are | Read More »
Jonathan Gruber To America: You’re Welcome!
Jonathan Gruber is a disciplined professional. He is vital to the method and paradigm by which the American People are herdedgoverned. He is a specialist with a valuable skill that makes our Post-modern American Empire function on all six of its pistons. He is a Board Certified, Government Licensed, Eschatological Architecture Technician (EAT).* And as long as the illusion is properly used, a good, working | Read More »
A second opinion on the Russian RT “second opinion”
Here in DC, there’s a propaganda campaign being run by RT, the Russian state-run ‘news’ channel that broadcasts in English. One poster, that I have to walk by every day going home from work, features a really nasty-looking caricature of Colin Powell at the UN Security Council, reminiscent of the worst of Nazi or Communist propaganda posters. It says “This is what happens when there | Read More »
No, Voter ID Didn’t Cost Democrats the U.S. Senate
“Voter suppression laws are already deciding elections,” trumpeted an editorial headline in The Washington Post in the wake of the midterm elections earlier this month. Catherine Rampell, an editorial writer for the Post, argued in the piece that recently enacted voter ID laws and changes to early voting rules in some states may have cost Democrats key U.S. Senate races and possibly even a gubernatorial | Read More »
Dust it Off: Pro-Life Legislation to be Rescued from Harry Reid’s Desk
The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act bans abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. It would save at least 18,000 lives a year, according to LifeNews. It’s a common sense bill that a majority of Americans support – especially women. Yet, (D-NV) let it languish on his desk for months. Now, soon to take the reins as Majority Leader, (R-Ky.) is ready to brush away | Read More »
The Breakers Broke: A Look Back At The Fall 2014 Polls
As promised in my first cut after the election, a more detailed walk by the numbers through the 2014 Senate and Governors race polling and my posts on the subject to illustrate that the election unfolded pretty much along the lines I projected on September 15, when I wrote that “[i]f…historical patterns hold in 2014, we would…expect Republicans to win all the races in which | Read More »
White Working Class Voters Bail On Democrats. Smart People Wonder Why?
Every election begets postmortems and Monday morning quarterbacking. When an election has results as stunning at that of 2014, many navels are examined… some of them from the rear. At the New Republic, Noam Schreiber makes his contribution in The Big Question Democrats Need to Ask Themselves Before They Nominate Hillary: So Democrats need to find a way to appeal to an older, whiter electorate as | Read More »
Deviancy is the New Decency & It Isn’t Just Kardashian’s Ass
The last thing I ever wanted to do in my professional career is talk about Kim Kardashian. Actually, let me correct that … the very last thing I ever wanted to do in my life is talk about Kim Kardashian’s bare naked ass. Yet here I am. This week the world was exposed to the oiled up rear end of a Reality TV star whose | Read More »
Those who work hard and play by the rules
To my ear, the most grating cliche of the Obama era is when he professes his love “those who work hard and play by the rules.” The core element of Obama’s philosophy is to screw those people over, good and hard, every chance he gets. What he really sees them as is chumps. This is not new to Obama, of course. Every form of collectivism and redistribution is | Read More »
RedState Interview: Frank J Fleming, author of ‘Punch Your Inner Hippie.’
Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a phone interview with Frank J Fleming, who is of course the author of the soon-to-be seminal work Punch Your Inner Hippie: Cut Your Hair, Get a Job, and Make America Awesome Again. There are folks who may wonder what this book is about, but having read it I have to say that the title of the book | Read More »