Gov. Scott Walker (R, WI) balances budget over Democratic protests.
Via Ann Althouse comes this video of a mini-stampede by Wisconsin Democrats, upon hearing that Governor Scott Walker was supposedly leaving the Capitol after signing legislation balancing the budget without raising taxes: …Oops. Well. Natural mistake. Try this:
Chris Christie’s… NAZI JERSEY!
Today’s let’s-urinate-on-the-memory-of-Nazi-victims comes to us courtesy of Communications Workers of America International Vice President Christopher Shelton, who seems to be having difficulty telling the difference between murdering millions of people in literal carload lots, and ending public sector employees’ ability to collectively bargain over how much of said people’s work-offered health insurance policies has to come out of their pocket. And by ‘be having difficulty | Read More »
*UPDATE* Weiner Weekend Open Thread: DWS Calls for Weiner [D-NY] to Pull Out
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has released the following statement [via CNN] calling for Rep. Anthony Weiner [D-NY] to resign in light of his recent moral and ethical challenges. “It is with great disappointment that I call on Representative Anthony Weiner to resign. The behavior he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner’s continued service in Congress is untenable. This sordid affair has become | Read More »
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What You Won’t Be Hearing
“As you continue to watch the news coverage of the deteriorating economic climate, just remember that most of the premises that will be made and enunciated are that the government must do more, not less.” In all of the discussions about our current economic state, a possible regression or double dip recession, out-of-control debts, and continued high unemployment there is one conversation those who frame | Read More »
Republican Base To GOP Beltway Folks: You Still Don’t Get It
Deep in the numbers by Rasmussen today you’ll find this gem: Among all Likely U.S. Voters, 20% believe Republicans in Congress have done a good job representing the party’s values over the last several years, while 63% think they’ve lost touch with the party voter base. Democrats, meanwhile, feel their party is representing them. Being perceived as disconnected from their own party has been a | Read More »
Is Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) Violating Campaign Finance Laws?
Promoted from diaries. – ML A year ago Vt. State Senator, now Vt. Governor, Peter Shumlin (D) was advocating tougher Campaign Finance Reform on the heels of the, now legendary, Citizen United decision. In fact, here is then Sen. Shumlin being quoted on the importance of new legislation to curb “outside expenditures” by corporations. It’s very tough to get politicians to change campaign finance laws when it affects | Read More »
Meet The Newest Democratic Party Governor
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Lincoln Chafee. He currently serves as the politically independent governor of Rhode Island. In a recent interview with WPRI, Chafee seemed to toss around the idea of being a Democrat. Chafee’s typical vapid non-speak follows below. The next gubernatorial election is “a long way away” and running as a Democrat “would be a hard step, just because of history,” | Read More »
An Open Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from U.S. Senate Candidate Jamie Radtke
Dear Senator Reid: To quote Ronald Reagan, a man we are really missing this week: “There you go again.” In the same way that an overwhelming majority of Americans did not want Obamacare, yet it was aggressively forced on them by the single-minded zealotry of the Democrats in Congress, you are again ignoring the will of the American people who, by majorities of 3-to-1, want | Read More »
House Republicans Leaders Want Democrats, Not Conservatives, To Vote For Their Budget
The Washington Post reports that the House Republicans, instead of picking a fight for real spending cuts, are set to woo House Democratic “moderates” to vote for the GOP budget instead of conservatives. This is really amazing. In other words, the House Republicans have decided to reject defunding Obamacare and reject defunding Planned Parenthood and reject defunding NPR. Instead, they will get House Democrats together | Read More »
Hey Senator Schumer, Who are the Real Extremists?
As the Democrats continue to bankrupt the nation with crushing debt, and stymie Republican attempts to balance the budget, we were beginning to wonder if they had their own plan to achieve budget solvency. The New York Times just revealed their monumental plan for the future of our fiscal stability. Drum roll……Labeling Republicans and tea partiers as extremists! “Moments before a conference call with reporters | Read More »
Democrat Division Suggests Conservatives Are Right and House Leaders Are Wrong
For several weeks House Republican Leaders have stolen a play from Barack Obama’s playbook in the health care fight. Unfortunately, instead of using it against Democrats, they’ve used it against their fellow Republicans. Remember when Barack Obama would say, “Republicans have no plan”? House Leaders are saying that about conservatives’ plans to rein in spending. Well, just as Dr. Tom Price and other Republicans would | Read More »
The Left’s New Tone? “…you will be killed and your familes will also be killed…”
Because you believe in freedom and fiscal responsibility, you’ve been told that you are racist hate-monger. Because you rallied and held Gadsen Flags, you’ve been called astroturf. You were blamed for a shooting by an anarchist madman. As you’ve watched in horror as your country has been consumed by collectivist unions and crony capitalists, you’ve been accused of advocating slavery and hypocritically excoriated for rhetoric. For | Read More »
Today on Twitter #AskDems
Today at noon on Twitter the Democrats are going to have a “townhall” where you can ask them questions. Use the hashtag #askdems and fire away starting at 12:00 p.m. ET. More than a dozen lawmakers, including Reps. Mike Honda (Calif.), John Larson (Conn.) and John Garamendi, (Calif.) will be fielding questions about the budget and the GOP spending bill on the social messaging site. | Read More »
Blame the Democrats for High Gas Prices
In the Atlanta area, where I am, gas prices are up $0.77 from where they were a year ago. It is worth noting that Democrats have been politicizing and blocking expanded oil drilling for quite some time. Consider this: “Critics (of Arctic drilling), including Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., say the drilling plan would violate the nation’s last remaining pristine wilderness. Moreover, they charge, the | Read More »
Collective bargaining reform passes Ohio Senate.
The bill is SB5, and it will limit future collective bargaining for Ohio state employees to base salary: it passed the Ohio Senate with a one-vote margin (all hail the power of having a strong enough majority to allow you breathing room: elections matter, folks*). The bill now goes to the House, where the GOP has a 59-40 advantage: and a simple majority constitutes a | Read More »