Joe Walsh as the Model for 2012 House Candidates
In order to ‘fundamentally restore’ America, we will need to win back the House and Senate in 2012, in addition to the White House. Yes – you read that correctly. We don’t control the House yet. There is a popular misconception that all of the 87 freshmen members are intrepid conservatives – members of the “Tea Party Congress.” Sadly, many of the newbies are ‘business | Read More »
House GOP Leadership Admits It Will Not Hold The Line
Greta Van Sustren has a quote up from Eric Cantor. Cantor and the House Republicans are blaming Saxby Chambliss, Mike Crapo, Tom Coburn, and the other members of the Gang of Six for blowing things for them. It might actually be a blessing in disguise. Why? Because the overlooked portion of the Cantor statement makes clear to House Republicans that Leadership is abandoning Cut, Cap, | Read More »
House Republicans Should Not Rely on Democrats For Votes on the Debt Ceiling
I think conservatives need to draw one more line in the sand on the debt ceiling. There is a growing worry that John Boehner and Eric Cantor will come up with a deal with the White House that will require Democrat votes to get through the House of Representatives. This would be a replay of the continuing resolution fiasco that cut little and cost much. | Read More »
The Politics of Dopes
Here is the way things work in Washington. One group in Congress comes up with a bold plan to save the country. Let’s call it Cut, Cap, and Balance. Everyone else sets out to undermine their plan. Heck, most of the rest of Congress doesn’t have a plan at all — they just want to dump on the group that comes up with the plan. | Read More »
When The Boys In Leadership Flee, Will The Freedom Fighters in the House Hold the Line?
Tuesday night felt pretty good, didn’t it? The House GOP, joined by five Democrats, voted for Cut, Cap, and Balance. Finally, the House led on solid reform to turn the tide. Senators got active quickly to undermine the effort and still the House held the line. Great, wasn’t it? The Gang of 234 stood for freedom and, as an added bonus, gave a wonderful middle | Read More »
E.J. Dionne finds an acorn on debt ceiling.
Ignore the rest of his article on the ongoing debt ceiling controversy – Dionne is the kind of person who is comfortable trying to portray House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as being some kind of Machiavellian mastermind running a shadowy conspiracy to control the Republican party behind the scenes, if you know what I mean* – but as Mickey Kaus notes, Dionne’s got a good | Read More »
Can Republicans Force Obama’s Hand on Debt Ceiling Deal?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the possibility of QE3, Italy, and the latest on the debt ceiling negotiations. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We | Read More »
Harry Reid wants us to throw Eric Cantor under the bus.
The always-reliable (mouthpiece for Democrats, that is) Greg Sargent is playing Alinsky-stalking-horse-by-proxy for his party this morning by trying to push out the narrative that President Obama’s abrupt cutting and running from debt ceiling negotiations yesterday night reflects badly on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor , somehow. This is, of course, absurd – aside from everything else, it’s not Cantor’s fault that the President couldn’t | Read More »
Eric Cantor Pulls Out. So does Jon Kyl. It Distracts From the Big Story.
Eric Cantor (R-VA) decided to pull out of talks with Joe Biden on what to do about the debt. He placed the problem in President Obama’s and Speaker’s Boehner’s laps saying there were issues relating to taxes that only they could resolve. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), a man well known on Capitol Hill to negotiate defeat from the jaws of victory, decided he would pull | Read More »
Eric Cantor on deficit: progress, and no tax hikes.
Allow me to summarize for my readers this Hill article (“Cantor to Democrats: See, cutting spending’s not that hard”) on some hopeful (repeat: hopeful) signs of deficit reduction on the horizon: Eric Cantor: …See, cutting spending’s not that hard*. And there’s not going to be any tax hikes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: …OK, now that you’ve getting spending cuts, we want our Holy Grail, too. Raise | Read More »
It’s Not Just Amateur Hour at the White House
There are two stories out today that suggest it is not just amateur hour at the White House where five days after Osama Bin Laden went to sleep with Davy Jones there are still more questions than answers. No, it is also amateur hour in the House of Representatives. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) is declaring the fight to repeal Obamacare over. That’s right. He’s giving | Read More »
Cantor, Kyl, and NO OTHER REPUBLICANS to deficit panel.
The AP doesn’t really explain the significance of the fact that the GOP is sending just House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl to the President’s much-ballyhooed deficit reduction panel, so let me do it. When the President set up this thing in the first place, he told the four party leaders in Congress – Speaker Boehner (R) and Minority Leader | Read More »
When Will the Real Fight Finally Commence?
Over the weekend, Speaker John Boehner showed that he is even more conservative than the Tea Party. While the petulant rubes in the Tea Party were credulously focusing on the ‘small potatoes’ of the 2011 budget, Boehner wisely decided to proceed to the real fight; the debt ceiling and the FY 2012 budget. In the process, he even secured $38 billion, or 1%, in cuts | Read More »
It’s Pretty Much Our Own Fault.
From the diaries by Jeff As a friend of mine recently put it, I join the gentleman from Texas’s remarks, and know that I cannot surpass them. I would, however, like to add something to them. Any honest reckoning of the budget deal the House GOP appears to have reached must view it as a result of negotiations in which one side — the Democrats | Read More »
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No More Extensions of Unemployment Benefits
Amidst record long-term unemployment, Democrats are trying to extend unemployment welfare yet again. Will Republicans continue to obediently follow them in accelerating more creeping socialism? Or will last December serve as the Republicans’ final act to perpetuate unemployment welfare? Beware the doomsday TARP coalition of Republicans. Conservatives must be ever vigilant of those Republicans who are willing to vote for an entitlement program one last | Read More »