Ever since Senator Mitch McConnell sensed some vulnerability from his Republican base in Kentucky, he has cunningly voted the right way on most major issues, but of course waiting until the outcome was no longer in doubt. McConnell’s painstaking management of his voting record began in two tranches – a mild drift to the right once Trey Grayson was defeated by Rand Paul in 2010 | Read More »
If there is any agreement on fiscal issues in Washington it is that we must do something about the growing debt and long-term unfunded liabilities. With the debt exploding by over $6.6 trillion under Obama’s watch, the only leverage conservatives had to force a path to balance the budget was the debt ceiling – a built-in check on runaway spending. Yet, ever since they took | Read More »
The latest GOP bubble of fratricidal support for Comprehensive Amnesty Reform is all about the Benjamins. It’s about who has the Benjamins, and more importantly, who you have to ask if you want some for yourself. Let’s say you’re a mainstream, middle-of-the-road Republican this election cycle. You want money to continue your career. Not only that, you’d like greater control over who within the party has money so that you can control what version of American Conservatism reaches the media. This helps you define what the average unaffiliated voter thinks of the GOP.
In past election cycles, this was never really a problem. Self-identifying Conservatives who felt aroused enough about political conditions in America would cut a check to the GOP. They would generally trust the party to move the country in a direction that seemed about right. Now, Conservative donors have grown savvier and reject the blanket Null-Hypothesis that a Republican will automatically equal a small-government ideological Conservative. Thus, your friendly GOP Establishment™ now has to replace newly minted Tea Partiers as a donor class because of this lack of blind loyalty. Enter “Conservative Entrepreneurs” like Mark Zuckerberg.
President Obama spoke on many issues in his State of the Union address. However, he left out a few things. Listen as Senator Ted Cruz lays out what the president conveniently forgot to mention. Follow @breeannehowe
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that in the wake of Christie administration’s political bulling, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s 2016 presidential prospects are down. Christie now trails Hillary 46 to 38 percent. Last month Christie was leading Hillary 42 to 41 percent. As Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, put it: “New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s 2016 presidential drive is | Read More »
Something peculiar is happening on the immigration front in Washington. With an eerie resemblance to the drumbeat leading up to Obamacare, Republican leaders are creating a sense of urgency that immigration must be addressed now. And much like Obamacare is doing to our already-broken healthcare system, their proposals will exacerbate the very factors that have broken our immigration system over the past few decades. However, | Read More »
John Boehner has made a lot of promises over the years about the type of Congress he would lead as Speaker. As is often the case in Washington, it seems that his actions aren’t lining up with his rhetoric. And so, here we are faced with a major budget vote and yet members of Congress are only being given 36 hours to read it, understand | Read More »