Congress, the President, and the Two Majorities
I’m no expert on electoral politics, but I’m starting to wonder if we conservatives have been focusing on the wrong thing. I’ll explain. If you’ve never read the late, great Willmoore Kendall’s essay “The Two Majorities in American Politics,” you should. In that piece, he grapples with what he calls the “unexplained mystery of our politics: the fact that one and the same electorate maintains in | Read More »
Does the No budget No pay bill really make a difference?
I ask this in all seriousness. The House passing the bill is a good step I think, but where does it really get us? It allows Obama to continue his reckless spending until April at the earliest and only means that the Senate has to do the job that the Constitution requires them to do already. So again I ask does this really make a | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, debt ceiling
, Harry Reid
, House of Representatives
, John Boehner
, Mitch McConnell
, U.S. Debt
Keep your Eyes on the Ball Republicans
Over the next few weeks there is going to be a barrage of new liberal law proposals, press releases, and publicity campaigns. These are designed for one purpose and one purpose alone, that is to distract the republican party from the true playing field, which is the economy and the federal budget fight. Let me give you an example of this from the heart of | Read More »
The Debt Limit is the right fight.
I have been reading a lot of things today about how people out there are thinking that we should not have the fight on the debt limit because it is as they say “the wrong fight”. People like Newt Gingrich think that we should wait and fight in March at the end of the CR and allow the debt limit to raise now and make | Read More »
The Great Gun Debate of 2013
If you look at hashtags on twitter such as “#gun, #guncontrol, #gunrights, #nra” and so on, you will find an ongoing, vicious battle between gun owners and gun control activists. The issue with this debate is that there are not two well defined sides reaching for common ground, but contributors for each side looking from countless angles and scenarios. Yes, the current gun debate is a messy one. | Read More »
Did Treasury purposely force us to hit the debt limit during fiscal cliff debate?
Earlier I spoke about how it seemed kind of odd that throughout the year the Treasury kept telling us that we would make it until Feb before the debt limit was reached. Then magically on Dec 31 we hit the debt ceiling. Turns out we hit it on that date because Timothy Geithner forced us to hit it on that date. According to CNSNews it | Read More »
Why Americans Prefer Genghis Khan to Congress.
When asked if they have a higher opinion of either Congress or a series of unpleasant or disliked things, voters said they had a higher opinion of root canals (32 for Congress and 56 for the dental procedure), NFL replacement refs (29-56), head lice (19-67), the rock band Nickelback (32-39), colonoscopies (31-58), Washington DC political pundits (34- 37), carnies (31-39), traffic jams (34-56), cockroaches (43-45), Donald Trump (42-44), France (37-46), Genghis Khan (37-41), used-car salesmen (32-57), and Brussels sprouts (23-69) than Congress.
So here’s a political and philosophical quandary to chew on. Do most Americans secretly yearn for Democracy? My answer is pretty much unfashionable and unsexy. Most Americans, if given a social unconstrained choice and the opportunity to control what happens if they don’t choose deliberative process, would tell you take Democracy and shove it from whence the waste emerges. So given this economic preference, who in their ever-loving gourd would actually like Congress? Certainly not that vocal and growing Ghengis Khan Fan Club™.
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What’s in it for ME?
As I watch the news, I see Liberals calling for gun control, raised taxes on the rich, and an increase in spending, in addition to shoving Obamacare down our throats. I sit in wonder and disgust, asking myself “Why do they want these things? I thought these people were elitist bigots who didn’t care about the American people, so why are they pushing to assist | Read More »
The Debt Limit Fight and What Democrats Conveniently Ignore
To hear the pundits talk, there is an impending royal battle developing over raising the debt ceiling sometime in February. Having given in on raising taxes in the “fiscal cliff” battle, Republicans won a sort-of victory by taking off the table giving the President control over the debt limit ceiling, something he demanded through his surrogate, Tim Geitner, in negotiations. That proposal resulted in some | Read More »
Boehner Retained as House Speaker
Today in Washington Congressman Boehner was reelected Speaker of the House and it looks as if we may have two more years similar to the last couple. But…the Republicans still have Congress, so things could be worse. Unless of course you care to listen to president Obama’s adviser Jarrett’s comments from this past year: “There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be | Read More »
Oil Producers To Share Four Corners Data At Conference
By Farmington Chamber of Commerce FARMINGTON, N.M., Dec. 31, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — An energy conference scheduled for March 18 and 19, 2013, will feature a series of presentations about new drilling for shale oil in the Mancos Shale Formation of the Four Corners Region of Northwest New Mexico. The conference will be held at San Juan College in the Henderson Fine Arts Center. “This | Read More »
, Dr. Daniel Fine
, energy industry
, Marcellus Shale
, Meet the Press
, Natural Gas
, New Mexico
, New Mexico Center for Energy Policy
, San Juan Energy Basin Conference
, shale gas
, Tax Revenue
, tea party
, U.S. Congress
, white house
Even in Bi-Partisan Deal, Obama Botches it with Ego
The campaign is over. Barack Obama has already won the last election he will ever run. Why, then, did he use his speech about the potential for a fiscal cliff deal to take jabs at Congress in general and the Republicans in particular?
The Fiscal Cliff Losers: Conservatives, the Tea Party, and the GOP
On Nov. 7, we knew who the president was going to be. We were fully aware that we were going to get four more years of Democrat President Barack Obama. And, we also knew that we held a majority in the House but failed to gain a majority in the Senate. The political landscape was clear. What we would be able to accomplish should have been, as well. | Read More »
Matthew Boyle is a Clown (Edited by Erick)
Amazing to have Hill staffers and others coming to RedState to attack RedState and Brietbart for our opposition to Plan B. Go play in the Speaker’s office. Not welcome here. Erick
Great News: 16.4 Trillion debt ceiling to be hit Dec 31
According to the math whiz that runs the Treasury Department, we will hit the debt ceiling sooner than we expected. Don’t worry though through some accounting gimmicks he can make us reach Feb. Maybe. Some how the guy who couldn’t figure out turbo tax can figure out to the day we will run out of money. Something smells fishy here. So at the same time | Read More »