Why is Harry Reid Killing Construction Jobs?
Note that the question here is why he’s out to get construction jobs per se. It’s already clear that the Senate Democrat leadership is deeply in love with measures that destroy jobs – be they tax increases, employer mandates, more stringent regulations, costlier electricity, empowerment of unions, etc. But all those things destroy jobs on more or less an equal opportunity basis; they’re just about | Read More »
Prostitutes In Congress, Yes They’re Elected
“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” RONALD REAGAN The quote above from President Reagan has never been more appropriate in reference to politics and prostitution. The passage of the health care monstrosity last week by Senate Democrats was nothing more than a Nevada led prostitution ring in which | Read More »
The Filibuster is Essential for Democracy
The filibuster is essential for democracy, because it protects Americans from a tyranny of the majority, whether that majority be Democrats or Republicans. Right now, liberals are angry at Congress because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was not allowed to steamroll the minority party, and moderates within his own caucus, to pass a version of ObamaCare with a public option. The left wants to exterminate | Read More »
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Secret Vapor Conference on ObamaCare
Now that ObamaCare has passed the Senate, it is time for Democrat leaders to retire behind closed doors to craft another secret vapor deal. The media, Republicans, and average Americans are banned from this meeting to determine the future of health care. Democrat leaders will secretly craft an ObamaCare bill that they think can pass in both the House and Senate. This is yet another example of the | Read More »
No other word can describe Harry Reid. On the floor before the vote, Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “We’re going to hear an earful, but it’s going to be an earful of wonderment and happiness that people waited for for a long time.” Could that be the sound of “wonderment and happiness” I hear? No, I think it’s the sound of the American people: The | Read More »
Health Care News Podcast: What’s Going to Happen at the Senate Tomorrow?
So what should we expect tomorrow morning on the Senate floor? Peter Fotos, The Heartland Institute’s director of government relations, did a pre-Christmas Eve interview with me hashing out where we stand. Give it a listen here. One thing worth noting that we don’t discuss in the podcast is President Obama’s rather incredible series of interviews this week. He has taken to friendly outlets — | Read More »
Capriciousness, Avarice Aforethought, Despotism: Bellwethers Of America’s Ruling Class
This is not a pep talk, it’s my response to Congress. The Senate actions of the last several weeks have given rise to much angst and cynicism from every corner of America. More of us are against what they mean to do with health care than are for it. More of us are against this President than are for him. More of us, than EVER, | Read More »
BREAKING: Mitch McConnell Surrenders
An ice storm is coming. Some of the Republicans don’t want to get stuck in D.C. for Christmas fighting for freedom.So Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have agreed not just to vote on the health care package on Thursday morning, but also to lift the debt ceiling.Then they’ll fly home. All before the sun even makes it to its peak position in the Christmas Eve | Read More »
My Response to the Senate Cloture Vote on Health Care
Once again the liberal leadership in Washington has used the dark of night to continue the process of shoving health care “reform” down the throats of all Americans. On Saturday Harry Reid threw out his original 2,000 page bill and replaced it with an amendment numbering in the hundreds of pages, leaving other members of the Senate, and the American people, very little time to | Read More »
NE Gov Responds; “John” Harry Reid Gets Cloture For Mgr Amendment
Gov. Dave Heineman (R-NE) issued a statement after the buying off of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE). As Heineman is a politician, I expected he would engage in some obfuscation in order to provide himself some cover. Reading Heineman, however, the Governor unequivocally says the “deal” was all Nelson: “Nebraskans did not ask for a special deal, only a fair deal. Under no circumstances did I | Read More »
A Mystery Bought Vote
We Know what Ben Nelson got for his yes vote. Who sold theirs for a cool $100,000,000? “$100,000,000 for a ‘Health Care Facility’ ‘at a public research university in the United States that contains a state’s sole public academic medical and dental school’” (p. 328 of the manager’s amendment). Considering how proud Sens. Landrieu and Nelson are of the funds they secured for their respective | Read More »
Conservative Marching Orders 2010 – Make them Pay!
BEN NELSON SOLD OUT HIS COUNTRY, and he ensured the murder of potentially hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of American babies that will never be born. We were all fooled. We thought this man was principled. His vote was sold for guarantees for his state to extend full and permanent funding to everyone below 133% of the federal poverty level. The bill requires all states | Read More »
Reid to America: My backroom deal can’t be perfected
The Senate has been called the world’s greatest deliberative body. Not today. You see, Harry Reid cut a deal with the Democrats. Then he introduced that deal as a substitute to the bill. And then he “filled the tree”. That’s a short-hand to describe a parliamentary manuever by which no amendments are allowed to the action currently on the floor. The Majority Leader can always | Read More »
Dems schedule unpopular Obamacare vote for dead of night
The Senate version of the Democrats’ so-called health care reform is so unpopular, Nevada’s Harry Reid finds it necessary to vote on it at 1:00 a.m. David M. Herszenhorn reports the Democrats must conduct six votes to pass their Obamacare — one of the crown jewels of Obamaism: 1 a.m. MONDAY – To end debate on “a manager’s package” that includes all the latest changes | Read More »
Joe Lieberman Owes William F Buckey, Big Time!
Funny, I just posted a long-winded piece on leading too much with our want-to’s, yet here I am. But I do think it is appropriate to make the record complete by reminding politicians from time to time of what we know, even if they think we don’t, so that, when and if they embark off in direction contrary to all their high-sounding rhetoric over the | Read More »