A Warning on Propaganda and the Politics of Victimization and Martyrdom

    After more than a quarter century of observation, both from the inside then in opposition to the practices of today’s unions, there are a couple of terms that are being thrown out here for consumption: The Politics of Victimization and Martyrdom*. While both sides (the Right and the Left) have used the tactics described below to varying degrees, it has been the Left that has | Read More »

    Rush: We Need to Defeat These Ba***rds

    I’m sure you all have seen this already… …but it’s worth reiterating: “…and by repeal, I mean use every single legislative and bureaucratic tactic we can muster to obstruct, derail, and defeat them.” We must embrace “obstructionism” with pride, and effectively articulate its merits. No more bipartisanship for simply its sake; no more empty threats. We’re seeing it already in just the few days since | Read More »

    Nobody likes a cheater

    With all the jubilant Democrat and mainstream media high fives that have gone on the last few days, you would have thought that a real victory had taken place. Just do a Google news search on “Health Care Victory”. Every story is claiming it as such. What someone forgot along the way is that Americans hate cheaters. I mean we really despise them. Who’s the | Read More »

    No MRIs, but there were doctors

    Hullabaloo, a Liberal blog, posted a little gem:  “There were no MRIs in 1780.” Ignoring the fact that the United States had not yet forced Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown in 1780 (and hence, no Articles of Confederation, let alone a Constitution, had been ratified), the line of reasoning by the author is sophomoric at best and intellectually dishonest at worst. Nowhere in the constitution does | Read More »

    Of Constitutional De-Capitation

    Of the many arguments regarding the unconstitutionality of the Health Care Act, its containing an un-apportioned Capitation tax is the strongest. Article 1, section 9 of the U.S. Constitution provides: No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken. As the Supreme Court correctly explained in Knowlton v. Moore, 178 U.S. | Read More »

    Executive Orders Can’t Change Statutory Law

    As they did in the Senate with the ‘Cornhusker Kickback’ and the ‘Louisiana Purchase,’ backroom promises were made to some members in the House of Representatives in exchange for a yes vote on the recently passed health care bill.  One of the most controversial was President Obama’s promise to sign an executive order he claims would reinforce a ban within the bill on the use | Read More »

    Some reflections from this weekend. This is NOT over.

    Let’s face it – this was a rough few days for us. I was on the ground in DC all weekend. I got down there early on Saturday and had the opportunity to speak to the crowd of around 30,000 people, if only briefly. Saturday was beautiful. The weather, the attitude – people had come on short notice from everywhere to be in town to hold | Read More »

    ‘This is a patient’s bill of rights on steroids’

    (Via Hot Air Headlines) The AP did not so much bury the lede as it dismembered it and hid the pieces in separate locations, so we need to do some stitching: Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be | Read More »

    The Will of the People? An AAR from DC, and a Primer

    The will of the people has been ignored. <!– /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:””; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Cambria; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in | Read More »

    Why It Must Be “Repeal And Start Over”

    Last night Mitch McConnell said the mantra for the GOP in 2010 would be “repeal and replace.” There is a problem with this mantra — some in the Republican caucus actually mean they just want to redo what has been done and substitute some portions. Others want to repeal the whole thing and substitute something entirely different. See, for example, John Cornyn yesterday saying he | Read More »

    Should Barack Obama Suffer With the Rest of Us?

    Ben Domenech has more on Chuck Grassley’s quest to have Barack Obama be part of Obamacare.As Ben noted and I told you about yesterday, Democrats exempted senior Democrat leaders and their staffs from Obamacare. It’s like a scene out of Animal Farm.Well, it turns out that Grassley is not done fighting this and intends to push the issue during reconciliation. Ben has the details.

    ‘Stuck-on’ Stupak… stuck on Stupak’s EO.

    Turns out that the Obama administration is taking Stupak’s Executive Order as seriously as… well, everybody else: President Obama signed the Senate health care bill into law Tuesday. He did not sign the executive order on abortion negotiated with Michigan Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak in an 11th-hour arrangement that may well have saved the entire health care reform effort. A White House official told Fox, | Read More »

    The Solcialists Passed It, Now Patriots Will Repeal It

    The shock is passed. Barack Obama and his team of socialists have now taken our Nation down an unconstitutional path which is as far from what the people demanded and our Founders intended as night is from day. Never before have the people of this Nation been ignored as we have been during this entire health care debacle. The shock is passed and now the | Read More »

    Health Care & the Republic Comeback

    The ugly heat is coming from the Democrats my friends, John lewis making outright lies concerning the use of racial slurs while entering the Capital building with Boss Pelosi. Watch any video of the events, cameras follow him the entire way. All can be heard quite clear and there are even african-american protestors amongst the crowd. Opposition to Pelosi, John Lewis( who i strongly admire | Read More »

    A note from Congressman Randy Neugebauer

    Congressman Neugebauer sent along the note below and asked if I’d post it. Gladly. I also sent him $30.00 yesterday. — ErickI am Randy Neugebauer, the Congressman who said the Democrat’s health care bill is a baby-killer. Now, Democrats are demanding that I apologize for it. I think Red State is a good place to respond to that request, and Erick Erickson was kind enough | Read More »