Boehner repudiated by GOP
Sometimes you just don’t know what to think.
Sometimes you just don’t know what to think.
There is perhaps nothing more craven and disgusting than a man (or woman) who believes in nothing more substantial than their own self-aggrandizement put in the position of having to make a principled decision. That is what we’re seeing in the House of Representatives. House Speaker John Boehner will move a vote today on a bill that will fund the Department of Homeland Security for three | Read More »
If the nascent Jeb Bush presidential campaign has a central message other than “I am entitled” it is that Americans are pretty stupid and they need their betters to run things for them. Take, for instance, Jeb Bush’s comments on the egregious loser-ness that being American entails. I touched on Jeb Bush’s stated ambivalence about the Americans and their ability to succeed in this piece. | Read More »
We’re now coming to the close of the dustup over legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security. As you probably know, the Democrats and President Obama objected to additional language added to the bill which would work to undo all of that pesky amnesty Obama had worked so hard to executive order into existence. Throughout the ordeal, the term “shutdown” has been used extensively. “We’re | Read More »
Sad and disappointing but not a surprise. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 60% has showed himself to be the gutless wimp that we’ve all known he is. He has given the Democrats exactly what they have been demanding. In other words, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 60%, as majority leader, has shown the same feckless, flaccidity that he showed while minority | Read More »
Often we are told about the importance of doing the hard right as opposed to the easy wrong. The Senate GOP, however, is confronted with the option of doing the easy right or the hard wrong. Guess which one Mitch McConnell is opting for. The issue facing Congress on the Department of Homeland Security budget is not trivial. What is at stake is nothing less than | Read More »
The Throne of Skulls is for real. The Washington Post has noticed. In an article carried on the front page, above the fold the Post announces Wisconsin Unions Crippled by Clash with Walker. While one can never give the Post credit for covering conservatives or the GOP fairly, this particular article is not going to hurt Walker with anyone to the right of a communist | Read More »
One of the perennial problems in GOP politics is that our presidential candidates have more in common with their Democrat opponents than they do with the people who vote for Republican candidates. They talk conservative when they need to but their allegiance is really to their own social class. The cheers of GOP voters is nice but the plaudits of the media and the “smart | Read More »
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed us he is not the man to lead any Senate majority that is opposed by obstructionist Democrats. In short, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 60% is a great majority leader if you are on a level, paved road on a pleasant June day. For anything more challenging you need someone with a pair. The U.S. Senate | Read More »
I know some of you guys were concerned. Had RMJ logged enough flight hours to maintain his Internet Whack-Job License*? It’s an important question, and I’ll be forced to rise to the occasion accordingly. I’m here to tell all five or six of my constant readers about revolution. And how you can’t have one without evolution and love spelled backwards, and some whacky guy named | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jay Cost to discuss his new book A Republic No More, why much of Washington’s corruption is actually legal and a big picture view of America’s two political parties.Read More »
According to the AP, the Democrats are planning on defeating the Jeb Bush juggernaut by painting him as the second third coming of Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney opposed the government’s rescue of U.S. automakers. So did Jeb Bush. Both worked in finance and backed the Wall Street bailout. Both are advocates of tax cuts that Democrats contend only benefit the wealthy and big business. While | Read More »
Over the past years we social conservatives have heard time and again about abortion being a loser at the polls. Just a few weeks ago a caucus of Quisling women Republicans sold out babies who will be killed by late term abortion. They did this by posturing as some kind of latter-day Machiavellis whose intimate knowledge of the uterus would save the GOP from folly. | Read More »
Over the last week, much has been reported on the surprising last minute change that occurred in the House on January 22, 2015. Taking place the evening before thousands of pro-life activists marched in DC to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the pro-life bill that was set to be voted on the following day was pulled and replaced with a different, less | Read More »