Last June, like most conservatives, I felt great shock and disappointment with the ruling of the Supreme Court holding Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—commonly known as Obamacare—as constitutional. The legislation itself represents an assault on our basic liberties. Americans should not be penalized because they have made the economic decision to not purchase health insurance in the private marketplace. Our federal government, which is | Read More »
While debating a bill on the Colorado house floor that would ban all firearms from Colorado university campuses, freshman lawmaker Joe Salazar (D-Thorton) suggested female college students should not have guns because they may shoot a non-rapist due to an irrational fear of being raped.
So in case you were bored enough to wonder, Van Jones has not assisted the carbon cycle yet by assuming room temperature. On 17 February, 2013, we had a confirmed sitting on the Capitol Mall. He was there to frolic in front of an adoring 35,000 person crowd at the “Forward on Climate” March. In case you wondered whether he was as think as you stoned he was, he offered us the following remarks about why he wanted Barack Obama to kill the Keystone Pipeline. So he may not be as prominent, but the man remains a deracinated menace to the future.
“I think we should take the president at his word, but make him honor his word,” Jones said. “This pipeline, if it goes through—the first thing that the pipeline runs over is the credibility of the president of the United States. That’s the first thing it runs over. He said that he’s not going to let us be a generation that cooks the earth.” Jones continued: “If we lose, we lose everything. We’re fighting for the children of all species. This isn’t just a fight about Democrats versus Republicans in the United States. The children of all species forever are going to be impacted by what we do in this town for the next twelve to twenty-four months.
Over the weekend, an article in the New York Times highlighted the challenges that stand in the way of conservatives & Republicans to get the GOP straightened out. I’ve written about our messaging crisis and the role it played in our electoral defeats as well as what I believe could help us recover and found the article to be a thorough investigation of the problem. | Read More »
And he’s going to do it with the usual living props, too: “President Barack Obama will once again call on members of Congress to avoid the mandatory spending cuts due to hit at the end of the month, joined by first responders whose jobs may be on the line, according to a White House official.” Some thoughts on this: This is remarkably small-ball for a | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Scott Walker’s innovative solution for Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin, how this can be a model for other states, and why Medicaid is such a terrible health program.
Despite the electoral failures of the past two presidential elections, we can still take solace in the fact that there are more red states than blue states; more red districts than blue districts. Hence, there are more parts of the country where people are intuitively suspicious of a large federal government than where there are people who are overtly appreciative of the federal leviathan. So | Read More »
The more digital our lives become, the easier it is for government to access and accumulate our data. Big Government advocates much prefer electronic files to millions of disparate hard copies in millions of personal filing cabinets. Congress must write good laws establishing delimited parameters for what the government can and can’t have – consistent with the Fourth Amendment. The right of the people to | Read More »
The media has started attacking Ted Cruz so much Mike Allen is whining about it in hilarious fashion. Ruth Marcus started it on the morning of Valentine’s Day. Jonathan Weisman did a story the next day on Cruz. Between Marcus and Weisman came an overnight Manu Raju piece in the Politico that caused Mike Allen’s tantrum. Writing the morning of the 15th, Mike Allen wrote | Read More »
While the Left has used its playbook effectively for years on the Right, gotten a President elected and re-elected, it is not too late to use the some of the tactics and put the roots back into grassroots activism.
…Real News show (on RedState’s behalf) for a few minutes to talk about Bob Menendez. Should be interesting. Not to mention at least mildly terrifying*, but you knew that already. Moe Lane *Mildly terrifying for pretty much everybody, I’d say.
From: Sidney Stern “firstname.lastname@example.org” Subject: Eric Ericsson Mark Sanford Date: February 18, 2013 4:38:58 PM EST To: “email@example.com” One weasly, smarmy, pathetic little hateful man, backing another conservative Hippocrate. Every little right wing Hippocrate gets as many new chances as they need, by just saying God forgives me, and the flock buys in. So Pathetic, but so predictable for people who have no thought process. | Read More »
Chill, women, says Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar. While arguing for the disarmament of college students, Salazar says that even if women feel like they’re going to be raped, they may not, so who needs a firearm for protection? From Revealing Politics: Said Salazar: “It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just | Read More »
Karl Rove would have you believe that he’s been a lifelong Rand Paul supporter. Rove recently opined that the party needs “fewer Christine O’Donnells and more Rand Pauls.” I distinctly remember Karl Rove’s dislike of Rand Paul during Kentucky’s senate primary. My emphasis: Republicans have also recruited good candidates for their open seats. New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte is competitive, as are Ohio’s Rob Portman and | Read More »