Welcome to the Harry and Barry Shutdown Show
What a difference a sense of conviction and the presence of a Republican backbone brings to a debate in Washington. Democrats are beginning to slowly grovel back to the negotiation table, barely able to contain their show of bravado. We are now having a national discussion about Obamacare, something that would have never happened had we not chosen to fight on the budget bill. As | Read More »
Emperor Obama’s Dog and Pony Show Turns Into A Dog
So Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo tells the Department of The Interior that a group of old, ailing WWII veterans are coming to visit the WWII Momument on the Capital Square. He asks if they can see it despite the coming government shutdown, given that some of them won’t be alive long enough to have another chance. The people-powered administration of Barack Obama responded as follows:
“We got the heads up that they will be barricaded and specifically asked for an exception for these heroes,” Palazzo told TheDC. “We were denied and told, ‘It’s a government shutdown, what do you expect?’ when we contacted the liaison for the White House.”
These are the same Miss Congeniality contestants that lectured The Tea Party about civility after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriella Giffords by a person who later turned out to have ambiguously leftist political beliefs. The current government shutdown was intended to conceal a lot of the administration’s problems, but has instead put them out there in stark bas-relief. The longer this drama goes on, the more the public pays attention to President Obama and Harry Reid and finds out what these people are truly like as human beings.
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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Sarah Isgur to discuss the government shutdown in DC, why Harry Reid should be getting more of the blame for this and a shocking story involving World War II vets being barricaded out of their own memorial.
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The Path Forward
Republicans have spent the past few days leading up to the overly-hyped October 1 deadline negotiating with themselves. The House moved from full defunding of Obamacare to delay for one-year, in conjunction with repeal of the medical device tax. Then they passed another CR merely delaying the individual mandate along with eliminating the congressional exclusion. Then they passed a resolution attempting to go to conference | Read More »
The Effects of a Shutdown on Main Street and Wall Street
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the prospects of a government shutdown, the impact it may have on the average American and how Wall Street will react.
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Harry Reid Coins An Evil Fallacy
So the law is THE LAW when Senator Reid says it’s the law. When it becomes a political convenience to get rid of it, he can argue against and vote against THE LAW that he previously voted in favor of. When the President finds parts of a law hard to implement or remarkably unpopular, he can enforce it piecemeal. When a person Harry Reid likes (himself for example) is harmed or inconvenienced; he can get waivers because in his case it is “different.” But if you oppose the law itself, there is no need for discussion. It’s THE LAW.
Under a similar set of circumstances to Socrates, if I were confronted by a law like Obamacare in argument, I’d want to drink too.
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Nancy Pelosi says the federal cupboard is bare, there are no more spending cuts to make
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi swung by CNN’s State of the Nation to assure America that austerity has run its course, the budget has been cut to the bone, and there isn’t a penny left to pinch from Uncle Sam’s moth-filled wallet. ”The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make,” Pelosi gibbered. ”It’s really important that people understand that. We all want to reduce | Read More »
Harry Reid: “…ANARCHISTS! Anarchists roaming the halls!”
No doubt leering at the staff, too: Reid (D-Nev.) said Tea Party Republicans are preventing progress on an energy efficiency bill by offering amendments on ObamaCare and other unrelated issues. “We’re diverted totally from what this bill is about. Why? Because the anarchists have taken over,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “They’ve taken over the House and now they’ve taken over the Senate. “People | Read More »
UPDATED: Senate Republicans Cave: Filibuster ‘Compromise’ Keeps NLRB Firmly Under Union Control
Well, the fix is in–and, frankly, it looks as though Senate Republicans have caved in on everything–and have little to show for it.
In their effort to “save” the filibuster, according to Politico, Senators John McCain (RINO-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) brokered a deal that gives Democrats nearly everything* they wanted.
In sum, here’s how it shakes out: Harry Reid gets to keep the threat of using the nuclear option at some later point. In exchange, the GOP gets to keep the pretense of having the ability to filibuster in return for caving in on five out of seven of Obama’s controversial appointments:
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Former NLRB Member Questions Harry Reid Turning Labor Board Into ‘Political Bureau’
As the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board continues and Harry Reid threaten to use the “nuclear option” if Obama doesn’t get his way, labor law professor John Raudabaugh, a NLRB member under George H.W. Bush shares his opinion:
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Harry Reid is not thinking smart on the ‘nuclear option.’
Here’s a few questions for Harry Reid to chew on while he contemplates this comment by Byron York about the fallout from the so-called ‘nuclear option:’ …nearly everything the Senate does requires that senators first agree to direct the body’s attention to this or that subject. That is usually done through a routine procedure called unanimous consent. But if just one senator wants to stop | Read More »
Organized Labor Gets Made To Obamacare
The Presidential Administration of Barack H. Obama always looks out for the little guy. They strike him center of mass. They then back up the yuppified SUV and run him over several more times. You gotta’ get the job done right to succeed in DC these days.
Now that was just plain cynical. It was also mean. So mean that three of sleaziest leaders of organized
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thuggerylabor agree with my assessment. At least they agree with it as applied to the American Affordable Care Act of 2009. Having finally figured out what the right has been telling them for years, these wise men wrote leading minions of Emperor Barack I a missive to plead for a writ of indulgence with respect to the terrible, unworkable, destructive legislation that we all affectionately refer to as Obamacare.
Zimmerman, Martin and The Failed American Melting Pot.
I hope the Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman Fiasco has given The House of Representatives something to think about before they even consider bringing The Gang of Eight Bill to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote. We should stipulate as an obvious given that the American Melting Pot has recently failed at making our nation more peaceful and prosperous. Like the Late Roman Empire prior to its disaster at Adrianople in AD 378, we assimilate diverse cultures no better than The Emperor Gratian could assimilate the Goths.
Unassimilated minorities in America typically hate the place. They frequently have valid and legitimate gravamen for their hatred. Anyone who looks at the rates at which African-Americans are aborted, shot, fail out of school and wind up either jobless or incarcerated couldn’t be entirely blamed for believing that most of the rest of America is attempting to eject them from our culture the way a white blood cell attacks a hostile bacteria. Absent any back-story, I really can’t blame them for hating my guts as a nameless, faceless White Man on a visceral level. Now quit being shocked. I only differ from the herd by being proudly uncultured enough to state the obvious and unpalatable truth.
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Reid’s place in Senate history: a nuclear black chapter?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can dish it out, but he can’t take it. Harry Reid was Senate Democratic Whip when George W. Bush became president. Under him, the Senate Democrats mounted an unprecedented filibuster campaign against Bush’s judicial nominees. According to The Heritage Foundation’s Todd Gaziano, the average number of days a Court of Appeals nominee waited for final Senate action grew from | Read More »
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Activists Need To Tell Dirty Harry, “Don’t Nuke The Senate For Union Bosses!”
According to reports, Harry Reid and his fellow Senate Democrats are looking more and more like they are going to push the nuclear option on behalf of unions bosses in order to confirm Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board nominees–including his two constitutionally-challenged “recess” appointments. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday signaled that the Senate remains headed toward a historic remake of its rules | Read More »