You know Rubio and DeVore, now meet Mulvaney.
“In just a generation Washington has gone from ‘Ask not what your country can do for you….” to “We will guarantee your GM warranty.’” With national attention being placed on spending, healthcare “reform” and jobs, it’s easy to forget that, as Tip O’neill said, “All politics is local.” With this in mind, I reached out to the Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District in | Read More »
The House Vote on the Senate Healthcare Bill Is the Final Vote; Obama Will Sign It Into Law
Americans need to understand the devastating significance of the House vote on the Senate health care bill set for March 18th. The Democrats have–by design–created the perfect storm to take over the US healthcare system, while providing an ideal distraction–reconciliation. First, let’s examine exactly how we got here. In late December, while Americans were arguing that no one had read the bill, Leiberman was posturing | Read More »
The *wrong* Big Question.
(Via Instapundit) The Hill’s Congress Blog asks a question which has a very obvious answer: Should Obama get tough with Congress? or Should President Barack Obama be more assertive in pushing the rest of his legislative agenda? …and the answer is, of course, “Yes.” Presidents always need to get tough with Congress. They particularly need to get tough with Congress when both the legislative and | Read More »
A brief (really) suggestion concerning how to get reelected if you’re a conservative
Do not tell me how much money you’ve brought home to your district. That money belonged to someone else, which means you’ve confiscated/taken something that doesn’t belong to you. Instead, tell me how you’ve gotten government OUT of your home district and OUT of the the lives of your constituents. Conservatives will FLOCK to your banner like ants to a piece of bubblegum on the | Read More »
Pelosi’s Last Stand
Whenever Pelosi speaks, Americans get the chills.
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Once More Unto the Breach
As you read this, President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Reid are lining up their troops to drag their government takeover of health care across the finish line. This is no easy task considering how strongly the American people have objected. Even so, they are absolutely determined to jam this through with an iron fist regardless of the electoral consequences. Some of you may be | Read More »
DC Politicians, did you learn anything from TARP, Porkulus, et al?
Do not, under any circumstances, lend your name to any of the upcoming liberal bills. Period. Please note there is no ambiguity there, no wiggle room, no ‘except [insertyourpetprojecthere]‘. Do NOT reach across the isle. Do NOT compromise. Do NOT spend any more of my tax dollars on things not specifically, SPECIFICALLY in your constitutional job description. The very idea some politicians feel they have | Read More »
The Eyes of Texas on Congress
Texas has the first of the congressional primaries taking place this Tuesday, and there are a few interesting races to keep your radar screen. The first race is the District 4 race. The incumbant, Ralph Hall, is a former Democrat who became a Republican and has served the district for many years. One of the issues he has been facing is a constituency that wonders whether he | Read More »
The Careerists Vs The Idealists On Obamacare
So why did Mr. Smith go to Washington? He will generally have one of two reasons. One is to change the world; the other is to collect and redirect a large quantity of the world’s change. These two motivations can lead to considerable conflict. It splits our political leadership into those who wish to do good and those who make darn sure they end up | Read More »
VA-09: Can we *finally* get rid of Rick Boucher??
It was wonderful to read Brian Faughnan’s front page diary about Rick Boucher (D-VA09) being in danger of losing his re-election bid this year! Boucher is a first-rate example of the dangers of the power of incumbency; how a Congressman totally out of step with his constituents can make a lifetime career in the Capitol. Back in 1994, while a graduate student at Virginia Tech | Read More »
Rob Merkle for 4th District of CT
One of the prime targets for the GOP this year should be the 4th District of Connecticut. After many long years Chris Shays was defeated by Rep. Himes by a narrow 2 point margin. Himes’ voting record does not reflect the conservative views of this District, and as the Democratic tide recedes, this District should be among the first to come back above the water | Read More »
We really need to make this case. President Obama has created a panel to look into ways to cut the deficits he’s created. This panel, based on the military base closing commission, is supposed to put politics aside and find ways to trim the red ink. Of course, this commission was created for the sole purpose of insulating him from the inevitable conclusions; cut spending | Read More »
Seeking a couple easy wins
With health care reform on the way to the morgue, the president is getting a lot of advice on how to get his administration’s agenda back on track: Talk to the Republicans. Don’t talk to them. Start over. The Republicans in their role of opposition party are getting a lot of advice too: Get out of the way. Stay the course. I’d like to offer a | Read More »
Jeff Duncan (R-SC) Interview
Jeff Duncan (R) is a State Representative from South Carolina running for the open House seat in the 3rd Congressional district. Previously, I had reviewed / analyzed the 6 way primary in this district and found that Duncan was the best suited candidate for the job. Recently, the Club for Growth has come to agree with my assessment – as they endorsed Duncan today. Duncan | Read More »
One Year Later, No Sign of Stimulus’ Immediate Jolt
The Democrats’ $862 billion stimulus bill turns a year old today, but don’t fret if you didn’t get a party invitation. Most Americans haven’t seen much in the past year of stimulus worth celebrating. Democrats claimed their stimulus bill would have an immediate impact on job creation and the economy. Clearly, that was ridiculous. Just take a look at the bill – it’s mostly a | Read More »