The GOP needs a government shutdown to re-establish GUT-bone fides with the American people. Republicans should allow President Obama to shut down the government on behalf of his Big Business and government employee friends to whom he has granted exemptions, subsidies and delays. Soon after his first inaugural in 2009, President Barack Obama demanded that health care reform be passed quickly to ensure a robust recovery | Read More »
A fish rots from the head down. If I was a Democratic operative, I’d be worrying like the blazes about these numbers: A new Rasmussen Reports poll found 53 percent of likely U.S. voters believe the IRS broke the law when it targeted tea party and other conservative groups, while only 24 percent disagree. But only 17 percent believe it is even somewhat likely that | Read More »
Any Republican strategy to force Obama and the Democrats to compromise on Obamacare, taxes, spending or even the Keystone XL pipeline in a continuing budget resolution or bill to raise the debt ceiling inevitably leads to a Cruz-like government shutdown cul-de-sac. Charles Krauthammer has known this since he worked for Vice President Walter Mondale in the late 1970s and when he watched President Reagan escape | Read More »
You know, a competent administration would have someone on staff whose job it would be to keep track of potentially awkward symbolic moments, in order to keep them from exploding in their boss’s face. Apparently not: In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, one of Bucks County’s biggest tourist | Read More »
For weeks, Charles Krauthammer has trashed the effort led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to defund Obamacare as a “cul-de-sac” strategy because it would inevitably end in a government shutdown-showdown, that Republicans “just can’t” win. Yet, last night he endorsed the notion of conditioning a hike in the debt limit or a continuing budget resolution on either subjecting federal employees, including congressmen and their staffs, to Obamacare | Read More »
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com So basically what happened is this. Iran’s new president, the supposedly moderate Hasan Rouhani, watched Russia and Syria play our President, his Secretary of State and the entire American National Security apparatus for the spineless, egotistical fools that they are, and he said, “Hey, I got to get me some of that.” And so the slow dance of ignominy began. First, friendly words, in | Read More »
An alliance of Progressive Organizations is attempting to counter 23+ hours of truth from Senator Cruz with thirty-one seconds of disingenuous horse-hockey. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people healthcare. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people food stamps. It’s as if being an American implies that you have a natural right to have the government give you goods and services that originally belonged to, or are produced by somebody else.
In the bizarre world of “Positive Rights,” we get logical constructs that would totally destroy the social contract of any society that attempted to fulfill them. There is never any logical limit to what can be claimed as a so-called Positive Right. In the real-world, to all of these limitless demands are attached similarly limitless costs. It’s analogous to the Work-Energy Relationship in Physics.
While conservatives would say that Obamacare is sinking the American economy – and they’re right – another commodity has added an astronomical amount to the national debt: high oil prices. Dr. Robert Wescott of Keybridge Research and Dr. Phillip Swagel of the University of Maryland and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released a study showing that $1.2 trillion has been added to the debt as a result | Read More »
I love Sen. Ted Cruz. I’m a huge fan of Sen. Rand Paul as well. I’m not one who cozies up with establishment Republicans. In fact, I find – at times – moderate Republicans to be more spineless than liberals. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean I need to agree with everything the Tea Party does concerning fighting Obamacare. We’re heading for rocky shoals with this defund | Read More »
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 »
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.
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
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 »
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 | Read More »
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 »