Let me start today with a post well off the beaten path. I’ve been struggling lately, and I know some of you have because you’ve told me, with controlling things not in my control. It can get very frustrating. You know something has to give, but you can’t control what must. Or, you know something is going to happen, but you cannot control the timing. | Read More »
After Sticking U.S. With A Sick Health Care Law, Did Unions Just Get A Sweetheart Deal On ObamaCare?
Do you remember all of the fuss that union bosses were making a couple of months ago about ObamaCare destroying the ‘health and well being of their members?
Well, as it turns out, Barack Obama may have covered his union buddies’ backs after all.
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Justin Berrier of Media Matters Claims Wendy Davis Isn’t Mental, Just a Liar
Earlier today, I noted accurately that in 1996, Wendy Davis claimed to have suffered ongoing damage to her mental health because a newspaper editorial criticized her. She sued in court making that claim.Never fear liberals! Justin Berrier of Media Matters has rushed to Wendy Davis’s defense. According to Media Matters, they admit Wendy Davis did claim she suffered ongoing “damages to her mental health,” but | Read More »
WWGO – November 6, 2013
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Today’s topics include Obamacare, Police Probes, demi-gods, the keystone Keystone objectors, mullets and more. Today’s advice: get down with your bad self!
The Republican Establishment Lost Virginia
Jason Johnson is Chief Political Strategist to Senator Ted Cruz. — Erick Much ink is being spilled concerning the elections yesterday. In my view, the spin being offered by Democrats and much of the media misses what really happened. Several observations on the elections: (1) Chris Christie should be congratulated. He won a big victory in a state that is | Read More »
Let the #obamacare internal purges begin!
Contra @BrianFaughnan, only one so far: The [exquisitely painful Senate] hearing [for HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius] came on the same day that the Obama administration announced that the chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, whose office supervised the creation of the troubled federal website, was retiring. The official, Tony Trenkle, will step down on Nov. 15 “to take a position | Read More »
The Half-Century Failed Progressive War to Perpetuate Poverty
Year after year, leftists run for office promising to solve the very problems they helped create with central planning and distorting the private economy. They self-righteously ingratiate themselves to an array of constituencies promising policies that will redistribute wealth and create a utopia for all. Well, 50 years into the so-called war on poverty, and after flushing roughly $20 trillion in inflation-adjusted spending on mean-tested | Read More »
Another gun company predictably fleeing New York.
This is going around: Nearly 10 months since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) signed the SAFE Act, opposition to the law continues to increase, three gun companies have announced plans to leave the state, and a key provision in the law has been quietly delayed. American Tactical Imports is the third gun company to announce it would be leaving the state and will be | Read More »
“Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis Claims in Court That She Has Mental Health Issues
The Democrats intent on taking back Texas were so desperate for a hero, they turned to pink clad Wendy Davis with, as Vogue described her, “Barbie-doll looks”. They might live to regret that. Back in 1996, Wendy Davis lost an election for the Fort Worth, TX City Council. After the election, she sued the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the local newspaper, for defamation. In short, Davis | Read More »
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Sports Media
The media is liberal. No one who is not paid by George Soros to say otherwise disputes this any longer. But it is not enough to note that the media is liberal; this is correct, but it is incomplete. They are also lazy, and incompetent at their jobs. I cannot remember the last time I read a news story about a legal case and wasn’t | Read More »
Personal Reflections On Yesterday’s Elections
I don’t live in either VA or NJ so I didn’t have a personal stake in yesterday’s election. I think the lessons that can be drawn from the outcomes are not what most people think they are.
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Erick Erickson on Virginia, Tea Party vs Establishment and 2014
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Erick Erickson to discuss last night’s election results in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing Tea Party vs. GOP establishment battle at the ballot box and a preview of key races for 2014.
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, Coffee and Markets
, Erick Erickson
, Greg Abbott
, Ken Cuccinelli
, New Jersey
, tea party
, Terry McAuliffe
, Wendy Davis
The National Republican Senatorial Committee Torches Its Credibility
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The NRSC has been using a stable of surrogates to trash conservatives and conservative organizations. Yesterday, one of them got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. His reaction: blame the people who he was attacking. Stay classy, NRSC.
Ken Cuccinelli is a friend and I am sorry he lost. In 2009, the Republican National Committee spent $9 million to win Virginia by a big margin. For the past 48 hours, the party bosses have been screaming to everyone about how much money they poured in this time in Virginia. We’ve had a few diarists at RedState document it and suck it up as | Read More »
Election Outcomes & How New Jersey Voters Decided That Jobs Are No Longer Important
Already plagued with the highest property taxes in the nation, extortionate tolls on pot-hole plagued highways, a manufacturing base that has exited decades ago, and a shrinking pharmaceutical industry, the New Jersey AFL-CIO and the Working Families United for New Jersey convinced the voters of New Jersey to increase the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour.
If it ended there, perhaps the New York suburb would be able to survive based on its ability to siphon off of those who commute in and out of New York.
However, the unions didn’t just settle with a minimum wage increase…
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