The Unified Ted Cruz Blame Theory Goes Up in Flames
It is already setting in as received wisdom among liberals both within the Republican party and without that Ted Cruz will be made to shoulder the blame for the nominations the Democrats rammed through the Senate this week. A good example of that comes from the arbiter of objective fairness to conservative Republicans, the New York Times: But most of the day was consumed with | Read More »
The Cruz-Lee point of order and why the GOP establishment thinks you are an idiot
In the wake of the passage of CRomnibus —on the strength of GOP votes — the GOP leadership in Congress and the GOP establishment has been working overtime to rough up Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Utah Senator Mike Lee. A lot of the GOP is miffed that they have to serve alongside men of principle, this produces a Devil-Holy Water effect. They also realize based on | Read More »
Senate GOP Leaders and Their Pro-Amnesty Pundit Friends Find Harry Reid’s S**t Sandwich Quite Tasty
“A Senate source outside the Cruz and Lee offices with direct knowledge of the behind the scenes conversations tells me, ‘GOP leadership knew Reid was going to file cloture on up to 20 controversial nominations yesterday afternoon before they tried to move CROmnibus votes to monday.’” The level of butt hurt among pro-amnesty Republicans is staggering. They are savaging and in ways the left refrained | Read More »
GOP needs to keep ‘nuclear option’
When the Communist Sandinistas were turned out of power by the Nicaraguan voters on February 25, 1990, their leader, the terrorist and mass murderer Daniel Ortega, vowed that the Sandinistas would accept the defeat in public but would continue to “rule from below” regardless of what the new government desired. This is exactly what we see developing in the United States Senate where the outgoing | Read More »
On the budget, John Boehner must learn from Brian Mulroney
It appears likely that John Boehner will cave on the budget, funding the President’s executive orders on illegal immigration through March, and funding the whole rest of the government (including Obamacare) at our current unsustainable deficits through September, 9 months into the new Republican Congress. He’ll say he had no choice, but we know better.
John Boehner and Harry Reid Agree to Bipartisan Funding of Obama’s Amnesty Plan
“[T]he House must pass a funding bill that stops the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. Period.” News reports indicate that the House GOP plans to surrender to the President and avoid taking a stand against his unconstitutional executive amnesty. Even leftwing media outlets agree that the plan is a unilateral surrender. According to Politico, they will vote on a “symbolic” bill opposing the President’s executive action | Read More »
Turns out Harry Reid was dumping money into Greg Orman’s race after all.
Assuming that the Graham-Everett-Wheeler Many-Worlds hypothesis for resolving quantum mechanics is correct, in some alternate universe right now I am posting this Tweet with an angry I told you so. Turns out @SenatorReid‘s super PAC did support Greg Orman in KS, funneling $151k into a pro-Orman s-PAC in final days http://t.co/sxD9039lpX — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) December 2, 2014 …because in that world ‘independent’ Greg | Read More »
Is There a Deal Between Adelson and Reid to Ban Online Gaming?
Last month we reported about the Sheldon Adelson-financed group the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling and two of its lobbyists who, when they held elective office, supported the use of gambling revenues to fund favored projects. “The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling is a relatively new group headed by two politicians-turned-lobbyists, former New York Republican Gov. George Pataki and former Denver Democrat Mayor Wellington Webb,” As stated in | Read More »
Tags: 2016 Elections
, Andy Abboud
, Brian Sandoval
, Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling
, Gambling Compliance
, george pataki
, Harry Reid
, Jon Ralston
, Sheldon Adelson
, Wellington Webb
The Democrats are keeping their leadership cadre. …Bless their hearts.
Chris Cillizza is not quite gobsmacked: Nine days ago, Democrats lost (at least) eight of their seats and their majority in the Senate. On the House side, the party dipped to at their lowest level — in terms of raw number of seats held — since World War II. How did the party react to this rejection from the American public? By preparing to re-elect every | Read More »
What An Alabama State Senate Election Tells Us About The Fate of Senator Reid in 2016
What follows could be seen as a highlight film of Harry Reid’s term as Senate Majority Leader. Much of what passes for political journalism is hope propagated under a newspaper byline. Here Phillip Klein tugs my heart strings with something that would be quite simply precious if it really came to pass. On Tuesday, , D-Nev., lost his job as Senate majority leader. Two years | Read More »
A question for our readership: what would be worth McConnell resuming regular order?
Background: given that was effectively backhanded by the American people last night for what he done, there’s some question about what he’ll be doing next year. Which leads, indirectly, to an interesting question: while can and almost certainly will change Senate procedural rules back to the old system before the end of his term, there’s nothing to stop from switching them right back, and then proceeding to | Read More »
Harry Reid’s Ebolan Roulette.
Specifically, the Surgeon General nomination. Why is Vivek Murthy’s nomination stalled, again? Well, as Byron York reminds us it’s primarily because wants it stalled: It would take just 51 of the Senate’s 55 Democrats to confirm Murthy. But that confirmation has not happened. “There is bipartisan opposition, so [Reid] hasn’t even tried to bring him to a vote,” says another senior Senate GOP aide. Consider this the | Read More »
Harry Reid Trolls Himself
Harry Reid and other Democrats are mad at Republicans. The reason? Republicans have allowed a vote on the Bernie Sanders/Tom Udall anti-Koch Brothers constitutional amendment. Seriously. Via Politico: Many of the Republicans only voted for the bill to foul up Democrats’ pre-election messaging schedule, freezing precious Senate floor time for a measure that ultimately has no chance of securing the two-thirds support necessary in both | Read More »
What I Saw During Our Vote To Secure The Border
July 31, 2014, the House decided to stay in DC and work. The Senate had already left town for their August recess. The President held a press conference to let the world know that in his opinion, he found dealing with Congress untenable and the body was dysfunctional because they could not pass a bill to send to him to do what he wanted done— | Read More »