NJ Voters: Investigate Menendez
In the wake of alleged ethics violations, most of the voters in the Garden State support the investigation into Sen. Menendez. Forty-eight percent in a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday think the issue is worth investigating compared to 32 percent who believe it’s politically motivated. The Democrat’s job approval ratings continue to improve in the wake of the ethics probe, with 44 to 32 percent | Read More »
So, When Will The ABC, NBC, and CBS Report on Obamacare?
As the Big Three –NBC, ABC, and CBS – continue to engage in, to borrow a George Will term, journalistic malpractice over Obamacare’s adverse effects on the economy, they probably missed the development concerning some Democrats, who’ve started to chip away at portions of the bill. Some labor unions are calling for full repeal, and Democratic senators are trying to excise the medical devices tax | Read More »
Progress Kentucky Executive Director Met With White House Officials
In the fallout of the Progress Kentucky being outed for recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign strategy meeting last February, ethics violations were lobbied by both sides. Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW), a Soros-funded group, accused McConnell of using his staff for campaign activities, specifically opposition research, on government time. Yet, there seems to have been a copyediting mistake – or intentional | Read More »
No Intelligence Briefing For Obama After Boston Terrorist Attack
Even with details slowly coming to light – although it seems that the trail has gone cold – you would think the president would have an intelligence briefing. Nope. And most of the events today barred the press. This isn’t the first time Obama has skipped on intel. briefings after terrorist attacks.
Kermit Gosnell: Feminists Deny Abortion Doctor Cover Up and Blame Conservatives
As the Kermit Gosnell case proceeds, the grand jury report was released this week detailing the abortion doctor’s house of horrors. Yet, as conservatives slam media outlets for their lack of coverage, the left reacted by saying that they had reported on Gosnell since his arrest in 2011, and how the pro-life movement is somehow responsible for the “underground” operation he set up in Philadelphia. While it’s great | Read More »
Kentucky Progress: Did the Left Put A “Hit” On Senator McConnell
We know now that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent campaign strategy meeting regarding Ashley Judd was recorded by Progress Kentucky, who admitted to making the tape, and that it was done outside in an adjacent hallway. David Corn, who broke the story, has no comment. Local Kentucky Democrat, Jacob Conway, said he outed the group to “protect the Democratic Party.” Regardless, it still doesn’t negate the fact this recording was | Read More »
Income tax rates…what is “fair”?
As we wrap up the annual waste-of-lives-endeavor (the federal income tax system), a poll again seems relevant. The poll reported in the Wall Street Journal asked what would be a “fair” tax, not on hard-earned, everything-at-risk, rags-to-riches American success story individuals but rather, for a lottery windfall. The results revealed that less than one-fourth chose a rate for the mega-million lottery winners of over 30% | Read More »
Equal Pay Day 2013: Democrats’ Hypocrisy on Full Display
As America observed Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, Democratic politicians hypocritically used this day for political gain and shameless politicking. Let me be clear: I’m in favor of equal pay; women should be paid at the same rate and be afforded the same opportunities as men. This isn’t not a partisan issue. I have both a sister and sister-in-law that masterfully balance their professional careers | Read More »
Do Democrats Think They’re Immune for Obamacare’s Fallout in 2014?
Matt Canter, the Deputy Executive Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is fired up about Obamacare, and how it might be innocuous to Senate Democrats in 2014. Yet, could this be a sign of the hubris that sunk Republicans in 2006, 2008, 2012? After all, prior to the 2006 slaughter, the GOP was ahead of Democrats concerning targeting voters and digital strategy. Remember Voter | Read More »
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The RNC Autopsy Report, Part 2: Inclusion
In the first part, I suggested that the GOP transform into and set forth the message that they are the party of individual opportunity and responsibility. Within those contexts, there can be room for disagreement. This part deals with the unfortunate herd mentality that defines politics today. Too often when a party fails, they look at which group or other where the message or the | Read More »
Kagan ’09: ‘There is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage’
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. It’s 2009, and Elena Kagan is answering questions during her confirmation hearing for the position of Solicitor General within the Obama administration. According to William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, who posted this piece on March 25, this is what she had to say about gay marriage: 1. As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. | Read More »
Please, Democrats: go ahead and embrace Obamacare.
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 »
Finally! Radical Caitlin Halligan Withdraws Nomination To D.C. Court Of Appeals
Well, it took three years, but Caitlin Halligan will not be a sitting on the D.C. Court of Appeals. She’s known for her progressive political views and judicial activism, which were so far outside the mainstream that other courts rejected her legal arguments. Ed Whelan at the National Review has documented her radical judicial philosophy. In 2004, Halligan signed a report issued by the Association of | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 34
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. To bail out banks in Cyprus (who had loaned a lot to Greece, hence the need for a bailout), the Eurozone suggested confiscating money in those banks to partially pay the banks. Sweet deal if you’re a banker, panic-inducing if you’re not. Socialism is destroying Europe. The Democrats in the | Read More »
Sen. Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban Amendment is DOA
Well, any conservative could have seen this coming, despite the incessant rambling of anti-gun zealots calling for a ban on so-called assault weapons. The first ban had a de minimis effect on lowering violent crime, and Democrats paid a heavy political price during the ’94 midterms for it. Now, the Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe reports today that this anti-gun provision is dead on arrival. Furthermore, it’s not included in the | Read More »