Jim DeMint is Winning America
Over the past several weeks, Republican aides in Congress have planted a number of stories attacking the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action for America, and the Senate Conservatives Fund — three groups closely associated with former Senator Jim DeMint. DeMint started the Senate Conservatives Fund. He’s now President of the Heritage Foundation. Heritage Action for America is an offshoot of Heritage. The reason Republicans have been | Read More »
The people support defunding ObamaCare
A new Heritage Action poll finds broad support for defunding ObamaCare: Likely voters support defunding 57%-34%. Among those with strong opinions on either side, those who “strongly support” defunding outnumbered those who “strongly oppose” defunding by a 41%-22% margin, signifying much greater intensity among opponents of the law. Independents, support for defunding 57%-34%, exactly mirroring the result in the overall sample. A large majority, 77% | Read More »
Mediocre House Committee Chairmen Selected
Republicans in Washington are looking for ways to change the face of the party following their defeat in the presidential election. However, one thing that will not change is the face of GOP leaders in the House. Last week, John Boehner stacked the Steering Committee, which is responsible for selecting committee assignments, with like-minded stooges. He also gave himself 5 votes. Not surprisingly, there aren’t | Read More »
Left not all that interested in free speech or tolerance
I have worked in or around the Ohio Statehouse for a decade or more. I have seen a great many protests, counter-protests and events involving all kinds of issues and groups. But when I stopped by the Statehouse today to check out the Values Bus Tour event put on by Heritage Foundation and Family Research Council I experienced something I don’t believe I had ever witnessed. A counter-protest effectively | Read More »
Can We Get A Do Over In Alabama 2?
pathetic |p?’THetik| adjective 1 arousing pity, esp. through vulnerability or sadness: she looked so pathetic that I bent down to comfort her. • informal miserably inadequate: his test scores in Chemistry were pathetic. 2 archaic relating to the emotions. 3 political representing Lower Alabama and only scoring 58% on Heritage Action for America’s scorecard: Martha Roby is pathetic. Back in 2010, we backed Rick Barber | Read More »
Heritage Action’s Legislative Scorecard
Well, the first comprehensive conservative report card of Congress is out, and we can now determine which members of the “Tea Party Congress” drink a hardcore brew. Today, Heritage Action for America released their legislative scorecard for the pre-recess 1st session of the 112th Congress. Unlike most other scorecards, this one was designed to separate the men from the boys. Most traditional scorecards, and most | Read More »
They’re Not Lions
From the diaries by Erick When House Republicans rolled out the Pledge to Americalast fall, my first thought was, “Not exactly a roar here. More like a squeak.” Return spending back to 2008 levels? Ooohh, knock me over with a feather at the decisive nature of that one. Cut $100 billion from non-security discretionary spending in 2011? Wow. We’re how many trillions in debt and | Read More »
Are They Liars or Telling the Truth?
There’s this thing in the United States House of Representatives called a “discharge petition.” In a nutshell, a congressman can write a bill and, when the leaders in charge of the House refuse to do anything with it, the congressman can file a discharge petition. The petition, if personally signed by 218 congressmen, forces the House Speaker to put the matter up for a vote | Read More »