The GOP Emboldened Barack Obama on Cuba
From Wikipedia: Currently, the Cuban embargo is enforced mainly with six statutes: the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the Cuba Assets Control Regulations of 1963, the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, the Helms–Burton Act of 1996, and the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000. The Cuban Democracy Act was signed into law in 1992 | Read More »
Sure, let lame duck Barack Obama normalize relations with Cuba.
Since John F Kennedy, Presidential foreign policy towards Cuba can be summed up in one sentence: Let my successor be the one who has to be the guy that let Fidel Castro win. Well, guess what: Barack Obama volunteered to be the poor, stupid sad sack that has to eat the pavement on that. CNBC reports: “The U.S. is starting talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic | Read More »
Obama shows no leadership on fight with ISIS
Earlier in the week the White House sent the low-wattage Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to ask the Senate to pass an authorization for the use of military force against ISIS. It has been clear from the start that Obama really doesn’t care about ISIS. He is concerned that his legacy, other than trashing the US | Read More »
The GOP: For Wall Street, Not Main Street
Sixteen Republicans voted against the rule on the CROmnibus. They threw the process into chaos and sent Republican leaders scrambling. Barack Obama had to send his Chief of Staff up to the Hill to convince Democrats to go along with it. And ultimately we got a clear picture of where Republican leaders stand. They headed to the edge of the shutdown cliff, willing to shut | Read More »
An Interesting Choice for Republicans: With Their Base or With Obama
The CROmnibus is in chaos thanks to so many Republicans opposing the rule. That exposed the underlying weakness and it showed the Democrats just how much turmoil the GOP leaders were causing for themselves. Now Boehner is struggling to get it passed and wants Democrat votes to help get it passed. This puts Republicans in an interesting position. With Barack Obama now coming out to | Read More »
This is not complicated
According to the latest Fox News poll, 68% of Americans are concerned the President has exceeded his constitutional authority in his executive amnesty scheme. The President himself said it would unconstitutional before he did it. Republicans members of congress agree. They too say the President’s actions are unconstitutional. They swore an oath to uphold, protect, and defend the constitution. Therefore, should they fund the President’s | Read More »
House GOP Will Stop Stoners, but Not President Choom Gang
House Republicans intend to stop Washington, D.C. from legalizing marijuana. They’re going to attach the legislation as a rider to their continuing resolution/omnibus. But they will not stop President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. The most amazing thing about this is that Washington, D.C. decided to legalize marijuana through democratic action and a referendum. Barack Obama declared his own actions unconstitutional just two years ago. The | Read More »
Now Or Later: Why Not Wait to Fight Over Amnesty?
This is, perhaps, the simplest and most easily understood argument against acting now to stop the President. Come January, the House of Representatives and the Senate will both be held by the Republican Party. It will, therefore, improve their leverage against the President and his unconstitutional amnesty. So we should wait. Except . . . well . . . except there are some fundamental problems | Read More »
Another Democrat Falls. Republicans Still Won’t Listen.
The Republicans now have their largest majorities in Congress since World War II. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has been defeated in a runoff in Louisiana. Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards went down to defeat too. Republicans will have a solid majority in both houses of congress in January. They will have that majority because they ran opposed to Barack Obama. They | Read More »
Shut Up About Obama’s Amnesty Plan Unless You Do This One Thing
You have given up your right to complain about Barack Obama’s amnesty plan. Just shut up. Stop complaining. You know why? Because you did not do the one thing that could stop it. You did not call your congressman despite me making it very easy for you to do so. All you had to do was click here. I’m in Washington, D.C. right now. Last | Read More »
Would You Please Click Here to Order John Boehner Some New Balls?
I guess Barack Obama took John Boehner’s balls because Boehner is playing with the President’s balls instead of his own. That’s sad. I mean, think about this. For the last three months, the GOP actively campaigned against Barack Obama’s planned amnesty action while the Democrats attacked the GOP for a government shut down. You could be forgiven for thinking the GOP just got its ass | Read More »
Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It
Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) 80% into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) 80% is | Read More »
On the budget, John Boehner must learn from Brian Mulroney
It appears likely that John Boehner will cave on the budget, funding the President’s executive orders on illegal immigration through March, and funding the whole rest of the government (including Obamacare) at our current unsustainable deficits through September, 9 months into the new Republican Congress. He’ll say he had no choice, but we know better.
John Boehner and Harry Reid Agree to Bipartisan Funding of Obama’s Amnesty Plan
“[T]he House must pass a funding bill that stops the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. Period.”News reports indicate that the House GOP plans to surrender to the President and avoid taking a stand against his unconstitutional executive amnesty. Even leftwing media outlets agree that the plan is a unilateral surrender. According to Politico, they will vote on a “symbolic” bill opposing the President’s executive action that | Read More »
Put Up or Shut Up, John Boehner
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% says Americans don’t trust Barack Obama. He says the President is undermining the trust of the American people. So why is Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% going to do nothing to stop the President? They will put no provisions in their continuing resolution to stop the President. They will fund the very thing they | Read More »