The Debt Limit is the right fight.

    I have been reading a lot of things today about how people out there are thinking that we should not have the fight on the debt limit because it is as they say “the wrong fight”. People like Newt Gingrich think that we should wait and fight in March at the end of the CR and allow the debt limit to raise now and make | Read More »

    The Fiscal Cliff Losers: Conservatives, the Tea Party, and the GOP

    On Nov. 7, we knew who the president was going to be. We were fully aware that we were going to get four more years of Democrat President Barack Obama. And, we also knew that we held a majority in the House but failed to gain a majority in the Senate. The political landscape was clear. What we would be able to accomplish should have been, as well. | Read More »

    We allowed this to happen now deal with it.

    I have been trying to figure out what I wanted this post to say for a few days. Today it struck me as to what it was that I wanted to say. I have been reading that people think that the Conservative caucus of the Republican House screwed everything up by throwing a “Tantrum” and making sure that Plan B failed. Some people believe that | Read More »

    Fire Boehner: We Only Need 16 Votes to Depose Boehner

    From the diaries…

    If conservatives want to keep the House and win the Senate, we need to fire John Boehner as speaker of the House. We only need 16 House votes to do it.

    As most conservatives know, Boehner and the House GOP Steering Committee decided to purge four conservative House members from their committee. Congressmen Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp were removed from the House Budget Committee, and Congressmen David Schweikert and Walter Jones were cut from the Financial Services Committee.

    Amash, Huelskamp, and Schweikert were targeted because they were too fiscally conservative—all three have voted against Boehner’s debt ceiling hikes. Amash and Huelskamp were the only two GOP votes against House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget.

    Amash explained that vote at yesterday’s Bloggers’ Briefing at the Heritage Foundation, “It’s unacceptable to have unbalanced budgets until 2040.”

    For anyone outside of DC, this statement seems obvious. Only in Washington is balancing the budget radical.

    Many conservatives voted for the Ryan budget because they didn’t want to “let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” I understand that, but we shouldn’t criticize those who actually understand the depth of our debt problem and plan to propose real answers.

    If Speaker Boehner wants to purge independent, bold conservatives—I think it’s time he gets fired as Speaker. Not only for the purge. He has failed to effectively win negotiations with President Obama and appointed moderate committee chairs. To the public, Boehner may appear radical but in reality he proposes milquetoast policies, like the tax-hikes he proposed this week.

    While the caucus has already voted in support of John Boehner as speaker of the 113th Congress, the final floor vote doesn’t happen until early January.

    Everyone thinks it’s a fairytale, but the Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes.

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    Fire Boehner: We Only Need 16 Votes to Depose Boehner

    From the diaries…

    If conservatives want to keep the House and win the Senate, we need to fire John Boehner as speaker of the House. We only need 16 House votes to do it.

    As most conservatives know, Boehner and the House GOP Steering Committee decided to purge four conservative House members from their committee. Congressmen Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp were removed from the House Budget Committee, and Congressmen David Schweikert and Walter Jones were cut from the Financial Services Committee.

    Amash, Huelskamp, and Schweikert were targeted because they were too fiscally conservative—all three have voted against Boehner’s debt ceiling hikes. Amash and Huelskamp were the only two GOP votes against House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget.

    Amash explained that vote at yesterday’s Bloggers’ Briefing at the Heritage Foundation, “It’s unacceptable to have unbalanced budgets until 2040.”

    For anyone outside of DC, this statement seems obvious. Only in Washington is balancing the budget radical.

    Many conservatives voted for the Ryan budget because they didn’t want to “let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” I understand that, but we shouldn’t criticize those who actually understand the depth of our debt problem and plan to propose real answers.

    If Speaker Boehner wants to purge independent, bold conservatives—I think it’s time he gets fired as Speaker. Not only for the purge. He has failed to effectively win negotiations with President Obama and appointed moderate committee chairs. To the public, Boehner may appear radical but in reality he proposes milquetoast policies, like the tax-hikes he proposed this week.

    While the caucus has already voted in support of John Boehner as speaker of the 113th Congress, the final floor vote doesn’t happen until early January.

    Everyone thinks it’s a fairytale, but the Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes.

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    LA-3: Third place cadidate, Ron Richard (D), endorses Boustany

    On this site, I’ve seen opinions divided on whether on not Conservatives should go for Jeff Landry, the representative from the current 3rd District or the representative from the soon-to-be defunct 7th Congressional District. Arguments on both sides are actually fairly strong, and the campaigns have gotten incredibly nasty. Living in Lafayette Parish and working in Vermilion Parish, I am getting rather tired of it. | Read More »

    The Stupid Party Expands Government Again

    House and Senate Republican leaders, collectively the Stupid Party, are yet again set to expand government, government spending, and engage in Keynesian economic policies they’ve criticized Barack Obama for.Somewhat wisely, they are releasing all this as the Supreme Court releases its Obamacare decision so no one will pay attention. Ironically, as we wait to see if the Supreme Court gives Congress plenary power through the | Read More »

    The Stupid Party Expands Government Again

    House and Senate Republican leaders, collectively the Stupid Party, are yet again set to expand government, government spending, and engage in Keynesian economic policies they’ve criticized Barack Obama for.Somewhat wisely, they are releasing all this as the Supreme Court releases its Obamacare decision so no one will pay attention. Ironically, as we wait to see if the Supreme Court gives Congress plenary power through the | Read More »

    Rounding Up GOP Reactions to Obama’s Immigration End-Run Around Congress *UPDATE: Romney’s Response*

    See bottom for Romney’s response. Unless you’ve been living under a rock today, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard about the Obama administration’s decision to end deportations of illegal immigrants under 30 years old and provide them with two year renewable work visas (amnesty by any other name)–adding a possible 800,000 to the number of people to the work force. Despite the fact that he said in | Read More »

    85 Members of Congress Write to Ask Eric Holder to Investigate SWATting

    (H/T: @ali–Ali Akbar) In previous posts, I have written about how Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX-25) have stood up for free speech on the issue of SWATting attacks and similar forms of harassment on bloggers for trying to express their opinion and tell the truth about the attacks as well as the people who may be behind it. The two of them | Read More »

    Like Sen. Chambliss, Rep. Kenny Marchant Stands for Free Speech on the Issue of SWATting

    (H/T: Twitchy) Yesterday, I mentioned that one of my own Senators, Saxby Chambliss, had called on the DOJ to investigate the SWATting attempts to silence free speech from conservative bloggers. Today, we find a representative joining his ranks, Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24). The statement released by his office says, in part: “I have written a letter demanding Attorney General Holder and the Justice Department fully | Read More »

    Politico: excusing in 2012 their lack of foresight about 2010?

    I need to push back on this cover-their-rear statement by Politico on the ‘surprise’ flipping of the House of Representatives in 2010. [House Speaker John] Boehner doesn’t play political prognosticator often. But when he does, those close to him say, there’s usually a calculated reason. In April 2010 — almost two years ago exactly — the then-House minority leader said in a radio interview that | Read More »

    Politico: excusing in 2012 their lack of foresight about 2010?

    I need to push back on this cover-their-rear statement by Politico on the ‘surprise’ flipping of the House of Representatives in 2010. [House Speaker John] Boehner doesn’t play political prognosticator often. But when he does, those close to him say, there’s usually a calculated reason. In April 2010 — almost two years ago exactly — the then-House minority leader said in a radio interview that | Read More »

    This Week in Washington — March 12, 2012

    The House is out of session this week. Tthe Senate will be in session to finish work on a bloated two year $109 billion highway bill.  Big fight this week on judicial nominations with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expected to file cloture on about seventeen nominees today. Also, expect a fight when the Senate tries to use a House passed Small-Business bill to pass the | Read More »

    This Week in Washington — March 12, 2012

    The House is out of session this week. Tthe Senate will be in session to finish work on a bloated two year $109 billion highway bill.  Big fight this week on judicial nominations with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expected to file cloture on about seventeen nominees today. Also, expect a fight when the Senate tries to use a House passed Small-Business bill to pass the | Read More »


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