GOP hasn’t the votes to defund, nor Obama to fund, Obamacare
Do the Constitution’s separation of powers and concomitant duty to compromise apply to all presidents save for President Obama? Few things enrage this rooster more than to have our intelligence insulted by vacuous excuses for cowardice from those who know better, yet expect political allies to share their glazed-over looks and accept them as reasoned arguments. So it goes on Sunday political shows and The | Read More »
, Affordable Care Act
, Barack Obama
, Bill Clinton
, continuing budget resolution
, Defund Obamacare
, Democratic Party
, Government Shutdown
, Harry Reid
, John Boehner
, Newt Gingrich
, Republican Party
Going Bananas As The Fiscal Year Ends
I can imagine Inigo Montoya sipping his rum. He contemplates, then chuckles. He pulls a bit on his mustache as President Obama’s teleprompter bromides blare out of his television. “He uses this phrase banana republic.” Inigo muses. “I do not think he knows what it means.”
You can use the term in a number of ways. As catchy bits of jargon get run through the political mill until shopworn, it’s perhaps quite accurate of Montoya to question whether anyone knows what banana republic means. I tend to think their clothes are overrated. My wife, on the other hand, always appreciates a $100 gift card. All jesting aside, when the American author O. Henry invented Archuria, he had a very specific type of dystopia in mind.
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@BarackObama would rather meet with latest Iranian figurehead than John Boehner.
I’m using this tweet from Dan McLaughlin (with his permission) because, really, what else is there to say? However: http://t.co/rn8CYjI2Iy RT @CNBC: BREAKING: Pres. Obama calls Rep. Boehner, says he won’t negotiate on debt limit. — Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 20, 2013
Shutdown chaos preferable to GOP Obamacare-siren-song cave
Our young above-it-all president knows best. He will never compromise on the signature achievement of his presidency. He will let the government down permanently if the Republican-adults-in-the-room-House doesn’t “save” us from him. Months will go by and eventually even Social Security checks won’t go out. There will be chaos in the land. I’m for it. For millions of us, the chaos is now five+ years | Read More »
Remember when Obama promised to bankrupt coal? That’s tomorrow.
For those with short memories: That was way back in 2008 when President Obama was merely a candidate. Five years later, his dreams of bankrupting coal are getting taken up a notch. Tomorrow, Dear Leader is set to unveil a regulation that forms the centerpiece of his “anti-climate change” policy announced awhile back to much green fawning. This new regulation will reportedly ban all future | Read More »
Celebrate Constitution that was, use raw House power to defund Obamacare
The United States constitution is not self-executing. Sadly, in the Age of Obama it is more often honored in the breach. Republicans gain no ground pleading with Democrats to follow a Constitution they have long despised and whining about media bias as an excuse not to exercise its power of the purse. Yesterday was the 226th anniversary of the signing of the world’s greatest and | Read More »
You Didn’t Build These Ten Things – Barack Obama Did
It’s not like he didn’t warn us that his goal was to fundamentally transform America – but most of us didn’t think that meant wrecking the economy, killing the golden goose, giving away the farm and generally screwing the pooch. But here we are and here are the top ten things Obama owns – despite him blaming everyone else – he built them: 10. Food | Read More »
Owner of Obama Express store charged with food stamp fraud
Cross-posted from The Quinton Report. WBAL was the first place I saw this story. They reported: A federal grand jury indicted nine retail store owners in Baltimore City and Baltimore County for ‘food stamp trafficking.’ Court papers said the retailers redeemed the food stamps for cash and split the money with food stamp recipients. The amounts totaled about $7 million. According to investigators, the retailers | Read More »
Arab Spring Cleaning
Arab Spring Cleaning by Michael Goodell http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com After watching last week’s events unfold, I have three comments to make about the remarkably nimble performance put in by president Barack Obama’s foreign policy team. 1) Over the years I have been known to criticize our president. Many have suspected that there was nothing he could do that would please me. Which is untrue. I can and | Read More »
Obama Fumbles Summers Nomination, Yellen Set to Be Next Fed Chair
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the withdrawal of Larry Summers in the Fed Chair race, why Janet Yellen is now the likely pick and if her administration would be Bernanke: Part II.
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Dana Loesch Kicks Off Ground Offensive Against Obamacare In Virginia
Yesterday, Americans for Prosperity-Virginia launched their ground campaign against Medicaid expansion in Virginia. The expansion represents the most expensive provision of the new health care law. So far, the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission has held hearings about accepting federal money that would enroll an additional 400,000 Virginia residents into the program. Yes, more people would be covered, but at the cost of quality health care. In | Read More »
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, 2014 election
, Barack Obama
, Constitutional Law
, Dana Loesch
Put Vladimir Putin’s name in the Little Book.
You know, the one with Later For YOU written on the cover. The United States and Russia agreed Saturday on an outline for the identification and seizure of Syrian chemical weapons and said Syria must turn over an accounting of its arsenal within a week. [snip] Senior administration officials had said Friday the Obama administration would not press for U.N. authorization to use force against | Read More »
The Votes For Syria and Immigration Reform Exist In Congress
Last June, the U.S. Senate overwhelming passed immigration reform by a vote of 68-32. Yet, many commentators noted that it’s DOA in the House. Similarly, the president’s recent plea to Congress to approve a resolution authorizing him to use military force in Syria seems like a long shot as well. A rough count of the votes has 25 senators – 18 Democrats and 7 Republicans – voting/leaning yes, with | Read More »
Tags: 2014 election
, Barack Obama
, Constitutional Law
America’s exceptional faith
Today we got to enjoy Vladimir Putin’s critique of American exceptionalism at the New York Times: My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. | Read More »
Vladamir Putin Owns US Foreign Policy
Has Barack Obama unofficially resigned? We wouldn’t get that lucky – at least not until he can figure out how the AACA effects his retirement healthcare. It only seems that way because of some White House Mouth of Sauron’s response to Vladimir Putin’s New York Times Op-Ed.
“That’s all irrelevant,” the White House official said in response. “He put this proposal forward and he’s now invested in it. That’s good. That’s the best possible reaction. He’s fully invested in Syria’s CW disarmament and that’s potentially better than a military strike – which would deter and degrade but wouldn’t get rid of all the chemical weapons. He now owns this*. He has fully asserted ownership of it and he needs to deliver.”
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