House Leaders Pass Another Bill With Democrat Support
Evidently, the fact that Republicans “only” control the House necessitates that they pass bills with Democrats support. Once again, House leaders passed a bill through the House with only a majority of Democrat support. As we noted yesterday, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation is a corporate welfare bank to subsidize foreign investment. 106 Republicans voted for it while 116 voted against it. This is yet | Read More »
Obama: Benghazi Is A Phony Scandal
Last summer, Barack Obama, the selfie president, gave a speech in which he blamed his difficulties, in part, on phony scandals: Reversing this trend must be Washington’s highest priority. It’s certainly mine. But for most of this year, an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals have shifted focus from what we need to do to shore up the middle class. And as | Read More »
Urgent: Gosnell Movie Needs Your Help
I’m not going to go into depth about what Gosnell Movie is about. You can read about that here, but in short, it tells the story of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who prolifically murdered babies both inside the womb and out. He is currently serving a life sentence in prison. It is a story that needs to be told, because the pro-abortion media refused to | Read More »
McCain Gives Voice to the Left Again
As a sitting Senator, every member of the upper chamber has numerous opportunities on a daily basis to influence the debate and enhance a conservative agenda. This goes far beyond a mere voting record; it’s about being a loud and effective voice for the cause. We see this every day from people like Ted Cruz who shamed Democrats into supporting his bill denying a visa | Read More »
The curse of self-interest
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was interrupted in the middle of his latest deranged rant against the Koch Brothers – law-abiding private citizens whose destruction is apparently the sole reason for the Democrat Party’s existence – and asked why he doesn’t direct similar calumny at Sheldon Adelson, another rich Republican donor, who is indisputably more influential in Republican circles than the Kochs are. The | Read More »
Citizens Assemble to Defend Bible Studies and the Right to Assemble in Private Homes
Earlier this week I told you about a proposed ordinance to limit the right to assemble in the privacy of one’s own home. It could have a chilling effect on home Bible studies and is a grave and fundamental violation of the Constitution.
Last night I spoke at a community meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in opposition to the proposed regulation, explaining how it would not only violate the Constitution and Virginia law but smacks of the worst kind of government overreach.
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Hillary Clinton And The Obama Administration’s Coddling Of Boko Haram
Via CNN, Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village used by military in search for abducted girls Boko Haram launched a grisly attack on a Nigerian village in an area that troops had been using as a base in the search for hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the militant group, witnesses told CNN on Wednesday. The hourslong assault on Gamboru Ngala that left at least 150 people | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi skips Lois Lerner contempt vote for DCCC fundraiser.
Priorities: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did not attend the Wednesday evening vote series to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify about the agency’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. She was, however, at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser attended by the president and roughly 90 guests at the home of Disney Chairman Alan Horn in Bel | Read More »
Mary Landrieu thinks it’s Republicans that lack commitment on the Keystone XL
“U.S. Senator Landrieu questions Republican commitment to Keystone” is the funniest headline you’ll see today. Thank your higher powers that it was brought to us by Reuters. Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu accused Republicans on Wednesday of being more interested in exploiting the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline project as an election issue than in voting to build it. In a speech on the Senate | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
Warning: Sarc meter is experiencing extreme pressure and may cause unexpected outbursts of incomprehensible rambling. So, what’s up at the Department of Homeland Security? Why won’t they approve the document made by the California Department of Motor Vehicles so the undocumented can get a document to let them drive? Just because they’re not authorized to be here in the first place, that is NO EXCUSE | Read More »
Avik Roy on Medicaid’s Failures and the ObamaCare Repeal Trap
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Avik Roy to discuss the collapse of the RomneyCare system in Massachusetts, the nearly 5 million Americans who have lost their insurance coverage because of ObamaCare and how Republicans might fall into the ObamaCare repeal trap in 2016.
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Join Me in Fort Worth #RSG14
Six years ago, I suggested those of us who’d built a relationship online here at RedState get together in Atlanta for a drink. I put out an open call and 400 people decided they wanted to meet. Well, with weather and scheduling conflicts, it turned out to be 200 of us. We discussed politics, met like-minded RedStaters in person, and heard from elected officials and | Read More »
House Votes To Hold Lois Lerner In Contempt
Via the Washington Post: The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with an ongoing investigation into the agency’s special targeting of groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names that were seeking tax-exempt status. On a 231 to 187 vote, the House approved a contempt citation against Lois G. | Read More »
Tech at Night: We now have a horde to go with our Zombie Net Neutrality
So Zombie Net Neutrality keeps on chugging along. Leftist opposition to it is growing because it contains one small nod to reality, letting people in one narrow case pay for what they use. Of course this hurts the companies who want to use lots of bandwidth but want to have that cost subsidized by everyone else. It’s funny how the left freaks out when some industries lobby, but for some reason Internet firms get a free pass.
Amusingly enough, these same leftys are going full Occutard and even getting FCC Democrats to waver. The goal of the radicals here is to eliminate any sort of idea that people should pay for what they use, making Internet investment unsustainable, and generate a pretext later for socialized Internet as a “human right.” Sound familiar? This is the same playbook used in Obamacare.
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“Check Your Privilege” And the Leftist Ethic of Resentfulness
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. – Exodus 20:17 Perhaps the most telling aspect of Thomas Piketty’s solution to inequality is his justification. He doesn’t even do it to help the less fortunate*. As I recently blogged, | Read More »