Mitt Romney Supports Gay Marriage. Except He Doesn’t. But His Team Will Profit From It.
The Politico has a story on Organizing for America’s use of Barack Obama’s campaign email list. They are using the emails very effectively with Barack Obama remaining the key voice in the emails. Contrast that with Team Romney post election. Mitt Romney’s campaign is handling its list differently. Romney’s digital firm, Targeted Victory, is simply selling the email list to any organization willing to pay. | Read More »
Immigration Reform and the Influence of Hispanics in Politics
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Garza to discuss immigration reform efforts in Congress, the Libre Initiative’s Estamos Contigo outreach campaign, and why the view of hispanics as outsiders has stifled efforts to reach a solution on immigration reform.
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US Rep. Charles Boustany (@RepBoustany) Wants Louisiana to Embrace Obamacare
Robert Costa at National Review has a report that Eric Cantor is yelling at House Committee Chairmen for doing the right thing and opposing the farm bill. The Committee Chairmen recognize just how terrible the legislation is and Cantor is upset with them. One would think the House Republican Majority Leader would be more upset with House Republicans who want states to embrace Obamacare. For | Read More »
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em: #Obamacare gives smokers an exchange indulgence.
Well. At least the Obama administration is showing some creativity, somewhere. It’s a dang shame that it has to be in the field of How To Not Implement The Damfool Ideas That We Shoved Down The Collective Throat Of America. Ladies and gentlemen, the latest Obamacare never-mind*: Some smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law may get a | Read More »
Drawing the Battle Lines
The Republican Party is not fighting for the heart and soul of the nation because the Republican Party is fighting for its own heart and soul. Made worse, many in the Republican base continue to idolize some of the men and women in the Republican Party who have caused the very problems the party now faces. It is adrift morally, intellectually, and physically with a | Read More »
Tech at Night: The government’s data collection. Snowden pals around with dictators.
Tone deaf, or simply apathetic? Even as Americans are unhappy about government data collection, Obama wants to do more big data work on private citizens. Mike Crapo is looking in the other direction, though, and wants to investigate the data gathering the government is already doing.
China didn’t want Edward Snowden. Russia didn’t want Snowden. Ecuador apparently didn’t want him, either. Not even Cuba wanted him, so he was left trying for fascist Venezuela, and unsurprisingly they dislike America so they like Snowden. Again and again, Snowden allies with America’s opponents against America.
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, Barack Obama
, big data
, Edward Snowden
, Mike Crapo
, Raul Castro
, Silk Road
, Tech at Night
Lamar Alexander: The Consummate Statist
Who needs Democrats when we have Republicans like Lamar Alexander? As I comb through his voting record, it is striking to discover his history of supporting big government. He voted for massive energy mandates and subsidies, tax increases, against blocking eminent domain, for expanded federal healthcare, against blocking Obama’s EPA mandates, against worker’s choice, and for every spending bill under the sun. And of course, | Read More »
Trust in government dies with the rule of law
As far as I know, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) became the first elected official to say what a lot of conservative bloggers and editorial writers have thinking, ever since Barack Obama claimed the new trans-Constitutional power to rewrite legislation on the fly… something our unitary executive ironically chose to do on the very eve of our great national Independence Day holiday. Speaking on NBC’s Meet the | Read More »
The Egyptian Revolution Starts Devouring Its Children
There’s nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight
(The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”)
This won’t be a Facebook Revolution. It will be more Falò delle vanit. The people of Egypt are not demanding Modernity. They are not demanding Cafe Americano at Starbucks. They are rejecting the ongoing erosion of their culture to the point of unleashing a Thermodorian Reaction against what Francis Fukayama refered to as The End of History. If Muhammad Morsi was The Neitzchean Last Man, the Egyptian people demand a do-over. Entropy trumps Darwin until absolute zero is reached.
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, Arab Spring
, Barack Obama
, Bonfire of The Vanities
, Dr. Righteous
, Facebook Revolution
, Foreign Affaris
, Orestes Brownson
, Senator Menendez
, Thermadorian Reaction
You thought that the Weiner-Spitzer thing couldn’t get any funnier, didn’t you?
I mean, how could it? Anthony Weiner is running for NYC Mayor. Anthony Weiner has an excellent chance of getting the Democratic nomination for NYC Mayor. Anthony Weiner thus has a very good chance of becoming the next NYC Mayor. Eliot Spitzer heard this and said Hey, maybe I can get in on this action. Eliot Spitzer is thus running for office in NYC. Eliot | Read More »
The Deceptive June Jobs Report and Obamacare’s Implosion
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the deceptive numbers in the June jobs report, the struggles of small business and yet another Obamacare stumble.
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The Obama regime’s terrible Egyptian optics
It was terrible optics, the next day the President goes golfing and Secretary Kerry is out on his yacht. – Reuters’ David Rohde On the Face The Nation, Reuters’ David Rohde nailed it when describing the incompetent manner in which the Obama administration has handled the Egyptian coup. Rohde noted that the administration could have a much clearer public position about its goals in the | Read More »
Barack Obama Wants Your Mom To Nag You To Buy Insurance
Once upon a time, young voters, you remember Barack Obama: cool, hip, The Future. But not anymore. Now, he’s just a guy who wants your mom to nag you to buy the insurance policy he’s having trouble selling: The Obama administration and its allies need lots of healthy young adults to sign up for insurance this fall to make the president’s health-care law successful. So | Read More »
How you will know when #obamacare is doomed.
Semantically speaking, this interview with AMA President Dr. Arvis Hovenon the AMA’s future relationship with Obamacare is pretty much a null value exercise – here’s a sample, so that you understand what I mean: Sarah Kliff: To follow up on the point of providing information to your patients, has the White House approached the AMA or approached you about any sort of partnership between doctors | Read More »
I am of two minds about this John Kerry Nantucket story.
It’s a puzzler: John F. Kerry’s credibility took on more water on the second day of his Nantucket vacation flap, as the State Department backed off its initial denial the embattled secretary of state was yachting during the Egyptian military coup — and President Obama tweeted a photo of himself kayaking in a hat, sunglasses and polo shirt. The Herald reported yesterday that Kerry spent | Read More »