Harry Reid’s Gift To All Of Us
Harry Reid just elevated the Obamacare battle. If we play this right, he elevated it to his side’s detriment. From National Review’s article by their editors on Democrats’ killing the filibuster: The filibuster is not sacred writ, and we are on record supporting procedural changes to overcome partisan obstruction. The more serious concern here is that the Democrats are attempting to pack the courts, especially | Read More »
A Convenient Headline Obscures Some Inconvenient Truths
Have you seen this POLITICO piece? If you haven’t, read it. Since the Affordable Care Act was introduced in 2009, Republicans have dismissed President Barack Obama’s oft-repeated promise that anyone who liked their insurance plan would be able to keep it. But was anyone paying attention? For years, the media turned a blind eye to conservatives’ insistent warnings, often taking the president’s promise for granted. | Read More »
What are the best online resources, that explain the GOP and conservative position on the shutdown?
Greetings, all. Lots of coworkers and friends know that I’m a conservative who follows politics closely. Some have asked me to explain the GOP and conservative’s rationale for the shutdown/slimdown/insert preferred alternative name here. Most are willing to listen to the GOP/conservative side of the argument. I give it my best shot and try to explain it to them, with what I know—but I know | Read More »
What are some examples of times when GOP presidents shirked their duty to execute the laws?
Greetings Redstate nation. I see a strong argument developing for our side—President Obama’s willingness to casually ignore the Constitution, by not faithfully executing the laws. I expect that Dems and the media will try to blunt that argument, and sway low-information voters, by claiming that the GOP has done the same thing when it was in the White House. I’m sure they’ll cite a few | Read More »
To what extent can we excerpt a newspaper article that’s behind a subscription firewall?
I think we’ve all seen the WSJ article that tells the inside story of the House GOP’s dealings with the Obama White House on the fiscal cliff discussions. That article contains powerful stuff, that Americans need to see, about President Obama’s arrogant attitude. Key quote (but not the only good one): “You get nothing. I get that for free.” Wow. 800 billion dollars of our | Read More »
Who wrote this?
Someone presumably draws a paycheck at the FoxNews website to write stuff like this: Republican Rep. Peter King has officially announced he will step down as chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The New York congressman must resign because of party rules that limit committee chairmanships to six years, and King has already had a one-year extension that he is now finishing. He | Read More »
Is the entitlement debt bomb really that deadly…
I, like many of us, have been thinking about how to improve our message. One thing that struck me: millions of Americans apparently voted with little or no concern to our entitlement crisis. Voters aren’t stupid. I’m sure many, if not most, knew that a second Obama term and a Democratic Senate would lead to continued runaway spending. Yet they didn’t care. Why? Then, I | Read More »
Is anyone seeing the “I will have more flexibility” open-mic episode in campaign ads?
Obama: “This is my last election,” Obama is heard telling outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “After my election, I have more flexibility.” Russian President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir,” an apparent reference to incoming President Vladmir Putin. http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/11538889-418/obama-on-hot-mic-after-my-election-i-have-more-flexibility.html That episode made my blood boil. I’ll bet that it would make many American’s blood boil. Yet, I haven’t seen it in | Read More »
Could Benghazi Be Our Bush DUI Story?
The MSM is downplaying the Benghazi story…even as more and more sordid details come out. Only ONE of the 5 Sunday shows discussed Benghazi in any great detail. How many people know what Tyler Woods’ dad has said about Joe Biden’s shockingly-insensitive comment about his son? The beginning of this week is a bad time to try and make a huge story out of this, | Read More »
I Hope That Hugh Hewitt Doesn’t Go Easy On Candy Crowley Today…
…or the next time she’s on his program. Candy Crowley is a regular Friday guest on The Hugh Hewitt Show. Today, Hugh is asking conservatives and Republicans to ““go easy on Crowley.” Some conservatives are upset that Romney didn’t deliver a second obviously crushing series fo blows to the president, but Romney did turn in a confident, assured performance that did not show a bit | Read More »
It’s Time For The Todd Akin Pity Party To Stop
(Emphasis added). From Politico, hat tip to HotAir Akin is now mounting a populist-tinged campaign, where he’s stoking anger among the party faithful toward his GOP “bosses,” a shot at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn — all of whom called on Akin to end his bid before the Tuesday drop-out deadline. In | Read More »
No funding for Akin—blame triage.
I’ll bet a bunch of you have received the same e-mail I did this morning, from the Senate Conservative’s Fund. “Need Your Input On the Missouri Senate Race.” Matt Hoskins, the fund’s executive director, is asking people if the fund should support Akin’s reelection bid. I find it mildly troubling that the Senate Conservatives Fund is asking people that it doesn’t know whether the FUnd | Read More »
Thoughts on—OK, worries about—the political TV ads in central Virginia
I’ve had a chance to watch a bunch of the TV ads airing on Richmond (VA) stations. Here are some concerns I have, FWIW 1. I do not see Romney/Ryan hammering home the debt issue. IMO that’s our most powerful weapon, because Team Obama can’t really counter that. Both sides are running ads that seem to send the same general message: “My plan is better | Read More »
“Mischief” Idea for Charlotte—do they have electronic billboards there?
If so, someone should consider renting time on as many of those billboards as they can. Then, they can flash all sorts of messages that Dems would prefer NOT to see during their convention. For example—”Beam Me Up, Scotty!” About a year ago, a former Planned Parenthood official wrote a book about her experiences in the employ of that abortion provider. She tells the story | Read More »
Looking for some good resources to defend Ryan’s Medicare plan
Howdy folks. Starting tomorrow, I expect the Dems to be in full Mediscare mode. I’m looking for some good online resources that take on the Dems’ key Mediscare arguments. E.g., even though Ryan says that people 55 and over won’t be affected, Dems claim that Ryan’s proposed Medicare changes will weaken the plan overall—and THAT will hurt seniors. Where are some good, credible sources—preferably as | Read More »
Here’s an example of the local Democratic blogosphere’s performance in the AZ8 special
Did Republicans Deliberately Sabotage The Economy? Greetings everyone–smagar here. I’ve linked an article just posted on TucsonCitizen.com, by “Baja Democrats.” Baja is the most active Democratic blogger on TucsonCitizen.com. I, blogging on the “Fort Buckley” blog on TC.com, have been duking it out with Baja and the other Tucson leftys. This appears to be Baja’s big pre-election blog in support of Ron Barber, the Democrat | Read More »
Help me help you…and Jesse Kelly…in AZ 8th’s special election. Be a “surge commenter”
Greetings Redstaters. smagar here. I write the “Fort Buckley” blog on TucsonCitizen.com. It’s an openly partisan GOP and conservative blog—the only one on the site. Right now, I’m blogging in support of Jesse Kelly’s election. We could use some commenters in the online publications down here. It would be great if we could get some help over the next few weeks. (The election is June | Read More »
The Day That Andrew Breitbart & Company Came To Tucson
Cross-posted from the Tucson Citizen Last April, the Tucson Tea Party (TTP) gathered in Reid Park. 2011 had been a rough year for the TTP. Three months earlier, liberals and the media (yes, I repeat myself) made it sound as if Jared Loughner had been a fellow traveler with the Tea Party movement. By April, though, it was clear that the TTP had been unfairly | Read More »
What is the SMART GOP Congressional response to Obama’s recess appointments?
As all of us know, President Obama picked a fight with the GOP this week over recess appointments. The question now is—what’s the smart way to respond? At first blush, I’m in agreement with Ace, from Ace of Spades, posted the day Obama threw down the gauntlet: Basically Obama is running for President and he wants his opponent to be “Congressional Republicans”. Sometimes the best | Read More »
Is there a conservative alternative to Mens Wearhouse?
It pains me to write this, because most of my professional wardrobe was purchased at Mens Wearhouse. However, after reading this, I’m willing to look for another clothing store: Last night, a reporter for the Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune photographed a surprising sign in the window of the Men’s Wearhouse Oakland store. The sign reads “We stand with the 99%. Closed Wednesday November | Read More »