Perpetuating Unemployment and Phony Spending Offsets
**Update: The following senators voted for cloture to open debate on the extension of unemployment benefits with the ridiculous offset provision: Ayotte, Coats, Collins, Corker, Heller, Johnson, Kirk, Murkowski, Portman, and Toomey.** What happens when instead of fighting the premise of creating a permanent unemployment entitlement, many Republicans focus on offsetting the cost of the extension? We get the extension without any offsets! Tomorrow, Senator | Read More »
Harry Reid thinks I’m too stupid to understand the internet
I’ve been pretty proud of how The Strident Conservative has grown since I founded it in 2009. Thanks to the support from a myriad of readers, it has become one of the internet’s best sources for Conservative opinion and satire. At least, that’s what I used to think. In a statement released today regarding the administration’s decision to delay the March 31 Obamacare enrollment deadline, | Read More »
Tags: 2014 Elections
, Affordable Care Act
, Harry Reid
McConnell/Reid Supermajority Lives On
Mitch McConnell couldn’t even go a few hours into this week’s Senate session without selling out conservatives and granting Harry Reid a supermajority. He delivered more than half of the GOP conference into the hands of Democrats, enabling them to gain leverage over the GOP-controlled House and pass the IMF deform package [read more here on the IMF package]. We’ve witnessed this dynamic throughout the | Read More »
Harry Reid offers the NRA a scalp on controversial Surgeon General nomination.
…the GOP will still vote against the nomination, the NRA will score the vote, and the Democrats will have to convince vulnerable Red State Democrats to risk dying on that hill.
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The Myth of “Polarization-” Part 2: The Senate
In the previous entry, I tried to illustrate that the House was not as polarized or ideological as some would have us believe. The statistics do not bear out the accusations and even if they did in some way, the two most recent Congresses with a Republican leadership in the House are not that far off modern norms. Additionally, a case can be made that | Read More »
The Myth of “Polarization-” Part 1: The House
As we enter this midterm election cycle in earnest, we are hearing a lot of noise about the “do nothing” Congress, about Republican “obstruction,” about the “Party of No,” etc. A simple Google search of that last phrase returns over 2 BILLION hits. As this article and the next article will try to illustrate, this phenomena is nothing new in politics. Also, I will try | Read More »
2014 Year of the Rats – Conservatives Beware
Hotline from Little Tboca’s computer, January 16, 2014 @ 1:30 PM – like many of my friends every now and then we must take a deep breath, stand back and analyze where we’ve been and where we’re going. The “been” part is past but it definitely will affect the “going” in 2014. Did a little surfing and read some hot off the press articles like | Read More »
Democrats and their Pathetic Unemployment Decoy
It’s understandable why Democrats would feel embarrassed about unemployment. Employers are cutting jobs, reducing hours, and lowering wages as a direct result of the Obamacare mandates and taxes. Instead of putting out the fire that they set, Democrats have decided to distract our attention by offering band aids for the economic burns in the form of unprecedented long-term unemployment benefits. Typically, the Unemployment Insurance program | Read More »
Paul Ryan & the GOP Must Own the Cuts to Veterans Benefits
Republicans in the Senate want to restore veterans benefits to the Paul Ryan – Patty Murray Budget plan. Harry Reid is blocking the amendment so Republicans are blaming Harry Reid for cutting veterans benefits. That is intellectually dishonest of the GOP. Paul Ryan, a Republican, drafted the plan with Patty Murray, a Democrat. House Republicans overwhelming approved the plan before it even made it to | Read More »
Exploring the Intricacies of Recess Appointments
The United States Supreme Court has concluded its sitting for December and all that is left is their Friday conference and issuing orders in pending cases on Monday, December 16th. On January 13th, all eyes will be on the Court as they hear arguments in the case of NLRB vs. Noel Canning which calls into question some Obama appointees to the National Labor Relations Board | Read More »
Meet Harry Cunning and Johnny Squeaker
So five years have passed since Obama took office and five years later Americans are still waiting for the promise of a budget, smaller Government, secured borders, jobs, transparency and a strong economy. What did we get in five years a leader and Administration who are addicted to spending, redistribution, big Government, open borders, no transparency, a weakened military and a toxic economy. The unemployment | Read More »
GOP Must Shut Down Senate
It takes only an inch of snow to shut down Washington, but even the nuclear option cannot get Republicans to shut down the Senate. Several weeks after Harry Reid changed hundreds of years’ of Senate rules by abolishing the filibuster for all judicial and executive appointments, Republicans have all but forgotten about it. They could have threatened to block every piece of legislation until the | Read More »
Grandma Writes to Santa Claus
Santa, Just taking a minute to get you up to snuff on what’s going on down here As you and Mrs Claus have probably heard it’s been another bumpy year The Government without a budget – our National Debt is plumb out of site The White House crowd left 4 brave Americans in Benghazi to die one night High powered guns walked across our border | Read More »
Obamacare Is The Law. Of Course Harry Reid Considers His Buddies Exempt.
The reason powerful Leftists like Harry Reid get into politics is not to share the benefice of their enlightened and deeply philosophical ideology. Harry Reid got into politics to inflict his liberalism on the idiot plebes the way a rapist inflicts himself upon his victim. The man could care less whether the laws he passes help you little people. He sees no reason to hold himself accountable under those laws. The laws, you see, are for lesser beings, not Nietzschean Uber-Tools like Senator Harry Reid.
Now how could RMJ say such deprecating things about caring public servants like Senator Harry Reid? Why would he behave so badly and be such a vile, iniquitous hypocrite? In response to the first question, I’m saying bad things about a hateful and obnoxious man because Harry Reid just exempted his scumbag, poli-sci hack staff from Obamacare. Why, you ask? He does it for the same reason Ghengis Kahn inseminated women all over Asia. He can.
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The GOP: A Choice, not an Echo
Well, it appears that we are on the same page as the establishment with one important goal. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told the Richmond Times-Dispatch “America needs a Republican Party.” Amen! We’ve been saying for years that America needs a bold choice, not a faint and pathetic echo. Unfortunately, it seems that Cantor plans to achieve that goal by counterintuitively acting more like the | Read More »