The Incestuous Bleeding of the Republican Party
If money is the root of all evil, for the Republican Party evil is located on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314. Strip away the candidate and coalition and it is on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza where the seeds of Mitt Romney’s ruin and the RNC’s get out the vote (GOTV) effort collapsed — bled to | Read More »
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The Military is Not the Place for Green Social Engineering
Morale for our soldiers is the lowest it’s been in decades. Instead of providing our troops with the best equipment and a decisive mission, we are sullying them with egregious rules of engagement, the homosexual agenda, sensitivity training, and other social engineering activities. There is one more burden that Obama has added to their list of problems; green energy mobiles! One of the most preposterous | Read More »
Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, CO) to set up task force to stymie pot legalization.
I’m translating. Gov. John Hickenlooper will create a task force to deal with the fallout from the state’s legalization of marijuana use, possession and sales. ‘Fallout.’ See, right there you can determine the tone that the Denver Post was encountering from the office of the Governor. Later on… The task force is to include state officials, lawmakers, marijuana advocates and other “stakeholders” — likely a | Read More »
VIDEO: Thomas Ricks Rolls Fox News
Thomas Ricks, author of The Generals, recently appeared on Fox News to discuss the Benghazi terror attack and ostensibly to shed light on his book that has been slipping in sales. Jon Scott, the host, began by asking Ricks’ opinion on the controversial pick by President Obama of Susan Rice to serve as the new Secretary of State. Ricks, however, had his own agenda and | Read More »
The GOP Sugar-Daddy
The General Accounting Office estimated that domestic sugar producers reaped about $1 billion in 1998 as are result of this policy. However, 42 percent of the total benefits to sugarcane and sugar beet growers went to just one percent of all producers; indeed, just seventeen sugarcane farms collected over half of all the cane growers’ benefits.
(HT: Café Hayek.com)
So let’s say someone on your Christmas List is lucky and up there in The Iniquitous 1%™. Let’s furthermore assume that She/He/IT cares about the 99%™ almost as much as Senator Warren and Ward Churchill bleed Indian Red, but not quite. What do you get the ruthless, plutocratic (expletive) that has everything for Christmas? The answer is obvious. !More Government!
Here’s how Proud Republican Congressman Tom Rooney helps fill the stocking of Amerikan Agri-OPEC.
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Ted Cruz’s First Decision is a Huge Deal
One of the biggest tragedies that befalls new members of congress is the propensity to draw from K Street to pick staff, in particular a Chief of Staff. Many tea party supported candidates came into Washington in a wave of conservative glory in 2010 and promptly chose lobbyists for Chiefs of Staff. On the Senate side, Mitch McConnell’s office was professionally slick in easing new | Read More »
Pressure Builds for Republicans to Make a Fiscal Cliff Deal
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss Grover Norquist and the power he wields in Washington, deals to be made for the looming fiscal cliff, and an early look at the 2013 races for Governor in Virginia and New Jersey.
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Mediocre House Committee Chairmen Selected
Republicans in Washington are looking for ways to change the face of the party following their defeat in the presidential election. However, one thing that will not change is the face of GOP leaders in the House. Last week, John Boehner stacked the Steering Committee, which is responsible for selecting committee assignments, with like-minded stooges. He also gave himself 5 votes. Not surprisingly, there aren’t | Read More »
I’m Not Sure What Republicans Stand For in Congress
I was once an elected Republican. There isn’t much that the Republican Party has to do with trash collection, but I was a Republican on the Macon, Georgia City Council and I supported trash collection privatization. It wasn’t the Republican thing to do. It was the conservative thing to do. It was the right thing to do. Multiple times it had been tried and multiple | Read More »
Update on IL-02: Democrats starting up their internecine primary war.
Do you know what the most terrifying thing is about this Politico article (“Blacks fret free-for-all for Jesse Jackson Jr. seat*”)? It’s the very last paragraph: “There’s going to be a lot of people running no matter what,” [soon-to-be former Democratic Congresswoman Debbie] Halvorson said. “This is the chance of a lifetime. Open seats don’t come along very often.” ‘Open seats don’t come along very | Read More »
FLS: Screw Up, Lose, and Spin
On January 2, 2009, I wrote about FLS Connect. FLS Connect received over $1 million from the National Republican Campaign Committee in 2008. It was also, back then, the third largest recipient of expenditures from the Republican National Committee, netting around $30 million. As I wrote then, “Rich Beeson is the Political Director of the RNC. Before going to the RNC (and after leaving the | Read More »
Harry Reid: The Bully on the Playground
Remember the really nasty bully on the school playground? The guy who would use force and intimidation to beat up the other kids? And on that rare occasion when he was actually losing, he’d just change the rules. By brute force. Because he could. Well, he’s probably stocking shelves at WalMart now. But a slimier, more vicious, infinitely more dangerous bully has now emerged on the | Read More »
The Lost Irony in the Tax Debate
There is an uncanny irony that has emerged from the bowels of the tax fight – one that is lost in all the banal details of the pitched battle. Democrats have fallen in love with the Bush tax cuts, which they fought so vociferously to block in 2001 and 2003. While the Democrats are demanding that we raise taxes on the rich, they are stridently | Read More »
Dispatch From Lisbon
“There appears to be an enormous divergence between what the Portuguese believe the state should deliver and the amount of taxes they are prepared to pay,” he told parliament recently.
– Vítor Gaspar, Portuguese Minister of Finance (HT: Ft.com)
It helps from time to time to get out that old set of notes from Economics 101 and give them a snappy re-read. On day 1 of the class, you get introduced to The Fundamental Problem of Economics. This cute little chestnut states that economics attempts to meet insatiable demand with limited resources. No feasible solution exists that is also optimal. The debate thus ensues over who gets fed and who gets (expletived).
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Liberty University Challenges Obamacare’s Employer Mandate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Philip Klein to discuss Liberty University’s legal challenge to Obamacare’s employer mandate, how this may impact cases brought by religious institutions, and why Kathleen Sebelius is the most powerful woman in America.
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