Even an Ugly Cat Knows This
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The Members Behind the Purge of Conservatives
Yesterday, we noted that not only did House leadership select moderates to fill vacant spots on the top congressional committees, they made the unprecedented decision to banish conservatives already sitting on some important committees. All of the decisions related to committee assignments are decided by a Steering Committee. At present, the Steering Committee is comprised of 31 members, most of who are either members of | Read More »
What Patrick Ruffini Learned From Crashing the Left’s RootsCamp
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Patrick Ruffini to discuss his crashing of the Left’s RootsCamp conference last week, what he learned about Obama’s campaign, and how Obama’s team utilized the power of the cloud.
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SoCal Port Strike Costing $1 Billion Per Day As Union Clerks Turn Down $190,000 Offer
Among the nation’s shrinking union population, the unionized office workers at Southern California’s ports make more than most actors in the Screen Actors Guild. They make more than union construction workers, truck drivers, school teachers, cops, fire fighters, and just about any other unionized profession you can think of (with the possible exception of sports players). In fact, other than union bosses themselves, it can | Read More »
I am Thankful for John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy
Not quite two weeks removed from Thanksgiving, it is worth giving thanks to John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy. I really am thankful for them. Yesterday the three of them purged fiscal conservatives from committees as punishment for being authentically fiscal conservatives. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina was put on the Financial Services Committee to show fiscal conservatism had nothing to do with removing | Read More »
Tech at Night: The ITU treaty could be bad news if unchecked
Jim Cicconi doesn’t think the ITU treaty will be that bad for business, but the more I think about it, the worse this could be for liberty. This could be the time that big government worldwide gets together to clamp down on the free exchange of information online. That’s why there is strong and growing opposition to what is brewing there.
And yet the administration is quiet.
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The Boehner Fiscal Offer
Here are two things to keep in mind with regards to Boehner’s budget offer. First, when you begin negotiations agreeing to 60% of the demands of the other side and fail to offer a bold contrast on the other 40%, you are headed for an outcome that is 80-90% favorable to your opponent. Second, when you need to outsource your budget plan and entire view | Read More »
Kellogg Foundation, Applied Research Center Lead “Voter Suppression” Charge
The progressive W.K. Kellogg Foundation has played a key role in attacks on True The Vote and voter identification laws by funding “national racial justice organization” the Applied Research Center (ARC). In April 2012, ARC’s Colorlines.com partnered with The Nation to create an election-year feature providing “in-depth coverage of voter suppression efforts nationwide.
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Events get driven by something. The motive power behind what happens in policy and politics can often lie hidden like the mass of an iceberg underneath the sea. Those who bother wondering why President Obama refuses to compromise on anything in order to avoid the “Fiscal Cliff” theorize two primary things. Barack Obama plays the PR angle to make Rethuglicans appear as the political subsumed class* of lackeys to the E-Vil Rich. Others assume he’s Richard Roundtree** and he’s sticking it to the man.
Both of these conjectures see only the tip of the iceberg. There are two possible errors in assuming either explains our President’s behavior in total. The first mistake is to assume that Barack Obama completely drives this train. The second is to assume that he reacts totally based on his ideological battles against Conservatism. Assuming a bond fealty between Barack Obama and his committed core of followers causes me to realize that President Obama (and much of the rest of the professional left in America) has strapped himself in for a ride on the tiger. He’s driving the bus from the movie “Speed.”
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The Purge of House Conservatives Continues
Well, House leadership made sure to elevate like-minded members to leadership; they took care to co-opt the Republican Study Committee; they packed the Steering Committee, which chooses committee assignments, with a bunch of loyalists. Now we’re seeing the effects of those decisions. Maybe it’s because he’s intent on repealing Dodd-Frank. Maybe it’s because he wants to use his committee assignment to advocate winding down Fannie | Read More »
Iraqi, possibly Muslim*, refugee bombs Arizona Social Security office.
The short version: on Friday morning the US Social Security office at Casa Grande, Arizona, was targeted by an IED. Fortunately, nobody was hurt; and equally fortunately, they have already have a suspect in custody. His name is Abdullatif A. Aldosary, and you know where this is going, don’t you? …By the way, if you write the name out as “Abdul Latif Al-Dosari” you get | Read More »
Changing The Conversation
Recently, speaking to a television station in Macon, Georgia, Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said, “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge.” The Americans for Tax Reform pledge, by Grover Norquist, was signed by almost every Republican in Congress including Chambliss. His reversal on supporting the pledge not to raise taxes shone the spotlight on Chambliss as the latest Republican to | Read More »
Is American Manufacturing Really Experiencing a Comeback?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the return of some manufacturing jobs to the US, the problem with the pay those jobs offer and why big companies might be the only ones who can take advantage of this.
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A Bunch of Squishes Chosen for the Super A House Committees
It’s not enough to merely elect conservatives to the House as rank-and-file members. As we’ve seen the past few weeks, it’s all about getting the right people into leadership and important committee assignments. Unfortunately, the roster of major committee chairmen is quite dismal, to say the least. Worse yet, it appears that the top 3 ‘Super A’ domestic policy committees will once again be filled | Read More »
House Passes STEM Immigration Reform. Racialists Go Crazy.
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This week the House passed an immigration reform bill which gives a relatively easy path to legal residency for foreign students at American universities with advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This welcome step was immediately attacked by the racialist caucus of the Democrat party because it brings in self sufficient immigrants not government dependents.