I know, I know: you are wounded unto death about such a thing occurring. Wounded unto death. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, where Republicans say they’ll grill him about the Justice Department’s secret review of Associated Press phone records and the IRS targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny, among other issues. The oversight hearing had already | Read More »
Note the stunning tip-toeing around the facts here: Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how the Obama administration was carrying out the health care law they adopted three years ago. Yes, it is factually true. But like so much of the bias in the media, it is the word choice that matters. The Democrats did not | Read More »
Contra Jill Lawrence of the National Journal, it’s not so much that Democrats don’t grasp the theoretical need for this kind of strategy: The political case for “Obamacare” is going to have to be made by advocacy groups, party committees and politicians themselves. And it will have to be made non-stop via every viral and high-profile means available, at an intensity level that matches the | Read More »
After neglecting to pass a budget for almost 1,500 days, Democrats finally started revealing tidbits about how they intend to run the nation’s finances. With huge deficits and mounting debt, questions of fiscal discipline and balanced budgets abound in DC, and this morning Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) revealed the Democrat’s “new” plan: raise taxes. Sen. Patty Murray’s new budget plan will raise tax revenues by | Read More »
I can’t agree with Jerry Brito on cybersecurity legisiation. That the President did the wrong thing, the wrong way, doesn’t mean we don’t need the right thing done the right way. It’s time we stopped playing blame the victim.
Alan Franklin, political director at ProgressNow Colorado, claimed that state Senator Mark Scheffel of Parker lied to his constituents in a February 12th, press release which defended state Representatives Rhonda Fields’ and Beth McCann’s legislation on universal background checks for all gun sales. What was not mentioned in the hyperventilating press release was that Fields and McCann, whose legislation would require background checks on private | Read More »
There is no permanence in politics. Democrats patting themselves on the back at a job well done will at some point be drowning their sorrows in beer as Republicans again talk about their ridiculous fantasy of a permanent Republican majority (this time without steel tariffs). People shift over time. Pendulums swing. And in the age of instantly lame ducked Presidents upon their swearing in for | Read More »
MSNBC Contributor Karen Finney used a racial slur recently while discussing immigration reform and the Latino response to the issue. Not surprisingly, no one on the panel she was featured in even seemed to notice her language. Said Finney: We saw in droves, you know, the Latino community moving over to the Democratic Party, largely because of the tone. And you had even Republicans in | Read More »
Back in July, ACORN-aficionado James O’Keefe exposed New York union bosses caught on tape showing their appreciation for the concept of taxpayer-funded “shovel ready” jobs–that is the idea of digging holes only to fill them back in and getting the government (taxpayers) to fund the make-work project. Well, Mr. O’Keefe and his hidden camera team have been at it again–this time exposing how how beholden | Read More »
With all the talk of polling and issues that are important to voters, Caleb Bonham at Revealing Politics decided to ask some people in Colorado why they support their Democrat congressman, Ed Perlmutter. The answers varied but all boiled down to one thing: they have no idea why they support him, they just do. Perhaps it’s time for Ed to worry less about how Obamacare | Read More »
That is such a foreign concept. To me Saying you belong to the government is like saying you are a subject of some monarch, or worse enslaved.
You can’t say it any better than Mitt Romney did:
“We don’t belong to government, the government belongs to us.”
It is not surprising to me that the Obama campaign is already trying to distance itself from the ill-conceived tag line by claiming it was neither an OFA nor a DNC video.
What is surprising is that Democrats actually do believe we all belong to the government. Watch the following video put together by the good folks at Revealing Politics after Caleb Bonham and Kelly Maher interviewed convention-goers about the we belong to the government tag line.
Let me summarize this NRO article by Deroy Murdock: Democratic (specifically, Barack Obama’s) rhetoric about Bain Capital has not particularly stopped Democratic-aligned organizations from investing with it. This includes groups like government employee pension funds ($1.56 billion since 2008), universities ($at least 425 million between 1998-2008), ‘center-left foundations and cultural establishments’… and my personal favorite: the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CSTRS), which has invested $1.25 billion with Bain Capital.
The writer Emma Bull is quoted as saying, “Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.” I’m not sure if it is levers, pulleys, and strings moving Maureen Dowd, Katrina vanden Heuvel, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, or just hands up the nether regions like controlling a muppet, but if we look carefully enough I think | Read More »