Congressional Outreach for Today and Tomorrow
Accountable Congress has done amazing work chronicling all the town halls and opportunities to reach out to members of Congress over August. Few groups have performed as well as them in documenting activities. They should serve as a model for every other group out there in getting this data out to Americans. It is very clear that members of Congress, regardless of party, do not | Read More »
Duck Dynasty star to run for Congress in LA-5?
Is Willie Robertson going to make the move from duck calls to roll calls? http://washingtonexaminer.com/redneck-millionaire-and-duck-dynasty-star-eyed-for-la.-house-seat/article/2534155
Congress’ fiduciary duty to repeal ObamaCare
As I was putting together the latest roundup of horrible ObamaCare news, I found myself wondering how Congress could reconcile a failure to repeal or defund this disaster with their basic fiduciary duty to the American taxpayer. I know this will sound hopelessly quaint, but the government is supposed to be a careful steward of our public treasury. The treasury is filled with property confiscated | Read More »
SOURCES: NRSC and DSCC Declare Truce on Obamacare Exemption for Staffers
Sources in the Senate tell me that, on orders from senior Senate leaders, the NRSC and DSCC, the two groups responsible for electing Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, have declared a truce over the Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) exemption of Capitol Hill staff from one of the provisions of Obamacare. In other words, Republican Leaders have agreed the NRSC will not use this | Read More »
The Categorical Imperative Should Be Applied to ObamaCare.
1. Ethics. the rule of Immanuel Kant that one must do only what one can will that all others should do under similar circumstances.
2. the unconditional command of conscience.
The United States Government stores a bunch of silly documents written maybe 230 years ago. I’m not sure why. The writing is well-nigh illegible and Ezra Klien assures us that people just don’t get documents written over 100 years ago. They should recycle the paper. The US Government certainly doesn’t believe all the silly things written in the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,…” Seriously?
Bill S., a fellow Frontpage Writer at RS.com, offers us a flagrant example of just how much of a joke our current Presidential Administration considers the words from the Declaration that I cited above. Apparantly, if the government official in question works for a member of The United States Congress then implying that any of them are created equal will get you served with a Writ of YAFKM.* They certainly are not created equally when OPM bills them for their health plans. As you can read below, some people are created more equal and will be receiving a discount that the rest of us just aren’t getting.
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Boehner Rule could accommodate Lee’s de-funding Obamacare
If the Speaker of the House is serious about his insistence that any bill raising the debt ceiling must include spending cuts equal to the amount of new debt the federal government is allowed to incur, then GOP establishment hues and cries against the supposed recklessness of Sen. Mike Lee’s insistence that the next budget fund all government programs except for Obamacare should also be | Read More »
Rising to the occasion, Weiner won’t pull out
Fading faster than his rise in the polls for New York City mayor, former congressman Anthony Weiner has plummeted to fourth place in the Democratic primary field, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released late Tuesday. With over 20 declared candidates for mayor, more than have of those surveyed – 53 percent – suggest Weiner should drop out of the race. Weiner – who first rose to national stardom | Read More »
Real reason Boehner fears shutdown showdown with Obama
Barack Hussein Obama is the first president in our history who would not only allow the United States to actually default on interest payments to bond holders of the national debt, but would actually welcome it. That is the dirty little secret that no one seems willing to utter in public, but that is the only logical explanation that so few elected Republicans in Washington, | Read More »
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, Boehner Rule
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, John Boehner
, Marco Rubio
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, Mike Lee
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, Rand Paul
, repeal Obamacare
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, Ted Cruz
The Magical Mythical History of the Government Shutdown Hurting Republicans
There is a lot of talk these days about how the GOP cannot afford to shut down the government like they did in 1995. “Remember,” they the chattering class say, “the GOP got destroyed at the polls in 1996.”That talk has everything to do with the Democrats winning the message battle in the media, but has nothing to do with anything else. Let’s roll the | Read More »
House to split off food stamps from farm bill.
“Elections have consequences.” That phrase isn’t always a knell of doom, by the way: House Republican leaders have decided to drop food stamps from the farm bill and are whipping the farm-only portion of the bill for a vote that will likely come this week, according to a GOP leadership aide. The nutrition portion of the bill would be dealt with later. The Rules Committee | Read More »
Charles Boustany wants Medicaid expansion in Louisiana
Last year, Charles Boustany beat Jeff Landry for a Congressional seat. The two were sitting representatives, but redistricting in Louisiana left us a seat short. Their districts were combined. The redistricting itself was particularly nasty, as Boustany had no qualms about hanging his own Republican allies out to dry: Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, on Thursday accused Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, of actively backing a redistricting | Read More »
She says this as if it’s a bad thing.
Megan O’Neil, writing in Bloomberg: The current U.S. Congress, facing a backlog of unfinished business and sliding approval ratings, is on pace to clear fewer bills than its predecessor — which had the least number of measures signed into the law since modern record keeping began in the 1940s. She says this as if Congress not passing a lot of unproductive or even damaging laws is | Read More »
The Power of a Primary Challenge
Conservatives are aghast at the actions of 15 GOP senators who are hell-bent on passing immigration deform despite the thousands of calls that are flooding into their offices. It is truly bewildering how they are putting the desires of illegal immigrants and foreign lobbies over the vast majority of Americans, especially Republican and Independent voters. Ultimately, we have nobody to blame but ourselves. These scoundrels | Read More »
Father’s Day Optimism on Politics
Every Father’s Day, I remember one distinct childhood memory that has guided me for the rest of my life. I was complaining about something trivial. My mom, stopping me, asked me one of the most memorable questions I have ever been asked. “Think about your dad,” she said. “Have you ever heard him complain about anything?” I was stunned. I could not call to mind | Read More »
Reps. Defazio, Grijalva slavering over Ed Markey’s Ranking Membership.
I’m not entirely certain why – Natural Resources is one of those committees where the basic goal of the Republicans is to inflict Maximum Fun on the Democrats; and when the GOP holds the House the Maximum Fun is very, very Maximum indeed – but I guess that there’s money in it? Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has yet to win the Senate seat vacated | Read More »