Pure-as-snow Democrats threaten Vitter with past over bill
David Vitter has been irritating Democrats for a while by promoting a plan (an amendment to an energy bill) that would put members of the Legislative branch and their staff under the effects of Obamacare. Since GOP and Democratic leadership got the OK to exempt themselves from La Casa Blanca, they think the issue should be dropped. Vitter disagrees. And, because the Democrats are all | 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 »
Media amnesia: Bill Clinton persuaded Senate Dems to pass Obamacare in 2009
The former president used the same ‘fix it later’ argument in November of 2009 to persuade reluctant faux Blue Dog Democrats to pass Obamacare after Majority Leader Harry Reid had twice failed to ram President Obama’s signature legislation through the U.S. Senate. Despite the past five years-and-counting of President Barack Hussein Obama’s serial prevarications including who drew red lines in Syria and how a quickly-passed stimulus bill | Read More »
Harry Reid, Racism, and Religion
In a recent KNPR Radio interview, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made a racially charged remark against Republicans opposing President Obama. Not only does Reid hope Republicans are not basing their opposition to Obama based on race, but he equates the Tea Party with Anarchists. Yet, Reid’s reasoning should profit his position very little given the Mormon prophet whose teachings he follows. Reid’s Reasoning | Read More »
Obamacare and the civil rights of minorities: Two peas in a pod
At least that’s what HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius claimed in her speech at the NAACP convention this week. In an amazing coincidence of timing—her statement came just a few days following the not-guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case—Sebelius told the audience that opposition to Obamacare was equal to those who opposed the Civil Rights laws passed in the 1960s. “The Affordable Care Act | Read More »
Tags: African American
, al sharpton
, Eric Holder
, Harry Reid
, Jesse Jackson
, Kathleen Sebelius
, media bias
, Race Card
Filibuster surrender? Republicans long ago surrendered to liberalism
Many Republicans are gnashing their teeth over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s compromise NLRB and other executive appointments settlement while under duress from Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” threat” to change filibuster rules. Once again establishment Republicans manage to divert conservative attention toward puny inside-the-beltway power struggle battles lest they focus their long-ago-agreed-to ceasefire in the war against modern Democratic Party liberalism that can never | Read More »
Tags: Chuck Schumer
, Great Society
, Harry Reid
, John McCain
, liberal democrats
, Mitch McConnell
, New Deal
, Recess Appointments
, Republican Party
, U.S. Senate
, Wagner Act
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 »
Tags: Barack Obama
, charles schumer
, Checks and Balances
, Chris Dodd
, Constitutional Crisis
, Dianne Feinstein
, Harry Reid
, Hillary Clinton
, Joe Biden
, Limited Government
, Max Baucus
, nuclear option
, Senate Rules
Here’s hoping Harry heaves filibuster
Eventually repealing Obamacare and other liberal Democrat laws that prevent Liberty-fueled happiness pursuits and an economic recovery worthy of the name is made possible if only 51 Republican votes are required in the U.S. Senate. This tea partier conservative loves the United States of America more than the Seventeenth Amendment-emasculated shell of the upper house of congress the Framers envisioned, and which campaign-finance reform has | Read More »
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 »
ACTION ALERT: Call Senator Reid and read his 2005 quotes on the Nuclear Option.
As the Democrats push forward with their plan to change the Senate rules so as to end the minority parties ability to filibuster legislation and require 60 votes, sources close to the Majority Leader’s office tell the Huffington Post that he appears determined. “I’ve gotten every impression that Reid and leadership are determined this time to do it,” said one aide advocating for reform. Another | Read More »