President Obama concedes loss of House in 2010.
But, more importantly, Obama played the GOTV Card here. The political junkies on both sides are now nodding: everybody else, watch this video and it’ll be discussed in just a bit. Said discussion after the fold:
Tea Party Express meddles in Idaho race and gets it wrong…
The curious move is no doubt based on the Tea Party Express’ stated desire to be seen as non-partisan rather than merely a Republican front. The group has endorsed one lone Democrat. The trouble with their selection is that he seems to be a rather odd choice. Its a choice that does not seem sensible if there is a desire to over-turn the Democrats majority | Read More »
Pep rallys end with 4/15, time to get busy tea partys
As we head to the next big stage in the health care vote, its tempting to just become obsessed with the subject. Like all politics, the yes vote in the house, is merely another step, albeit a big one. It is not the bitter end of the efforts by the socialists to nationalise the health care system. This entire fight and drama will be draining | Read More »
GA-12: Trouble Brewing for Barrow
I divide my time between Georgia’s 13th district and its 12th district, depending on whether I’m at home or in college. Unfortunately, I’m represented by Democrats, David Scott and John Barrow, respectively, in both districts. Since I’m registered to vote in the 12th district, I’ve been doing what I can to help the Republicans oust Barrow. Courtesy of NationalAtlas.gov.
The NRCC has a list of targets in the House of Representatives on the health care vote.Go check the list, see if your congresscritter is on it, and pick up the phone. Tell ‘em to vote no on Obamacare.
A brief (really) suggestion concerning how to get reelected if you’re a conservative
Do not tell me how much money you’ve brought home to your district. That money belonged to someone else, which means you’ve confiscated/taken something that doesn’t belong to you. Instead, tell me how you’ve gotten government OUT of your home district and OUT of the the lives of your constituents. Conservatives will FLOCK to your banner like ants to a piece of bubblegum on the | Read More »
Candidates I’m Supporting
These are my picks, not necessarily site-wide endorsements. President in 2012 Yeah, I’m throwing this one in.Mitch Daniels Senate Roy Blunt (MO)Ken Buck (CO)Chuck DeVore (CA)Mike Lee (UT)Marco Rubio (FL)Marlin Stutzman (IN)Danny Tarkanian (NV)Todd Tiahrt (KS)Pat Toomey (PA) Michael Williams (TX) House Rick Barber (AL-2)Tim Burns (PA-12)Sean Duffy (WI-7)Jeff Duncan (SC-3)Steve Fincher (TN-8)Andy Harris (MD-1)Tim Huelskamp (KS-1)Adam Kimzinger (IL-11)Robin Smith (TN-3)Brian Rooney (MI-7)Dennis Ross (FL-12) | Read More »
Pelosi, Obama Split on Rangel
While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be reticent to drain the swamp and admonish Representative Charley Rangel for recent ethics violations, President Barack Obama has, in typical Obama fashion, thrown the scandal-plagued New York Democrat under the bus, reports the New York Daily News. In recent days, a growing choir of Democrats have begun echoing GOP demands that Rangel surrender his chairmanship of the powerful | Read More »
Democratic Fiscal Responsibility: The Key Part Of This Oxymoron Is…
…moron. Or, more accurately, morons. Cassy Fiano makes this very pertinent point: Let’s recap the current economic state of our country. Our deficit has been quadrupled in one year. The unemployment rate is in double digit territory, the highest its been since 1982. We’ve lost 16,000 jobs a day since the stimulus package was passed. The public debt is around $11 trillion. Teh Won has | Read More »
2010… an interesting year for politicos on both sides of the pond…
Politicos are going to have a lot to look pay attention to in 2010. Not only is it going to be one hell of a blood-bath in the House & the Senate for Democrats, but the UK has general election coming up. Will the RINO-like UK Conservatives manage an overall majority or will the rapidly growing smaller parties eat into their votes?
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Senators, Run For Cover – The Americans Are Coming, The Americans Are Coming!!
There are a lot of self-important and self-aggrandizing ‘power brokers’ in Washington that won’t be there come this time next year. It’s not just the tunnel-visioned hypocrites in the Senate that are in the cross-hairs either. The House of Representatives has MUCH to answer to the American voters for also. Look for the DeMarxists to try to drive a wedge between the GOP and the | Read More »
House retirement watch
Interest in the recent spat of Democrat retirements from the House of Representatives has highlighted interest in a House Retirement Watch. So far, 23 members of the House — 11 Democrats and 12 Republicans, have announced plans to leave the House by the January 3, 2011 end of the 111th Congress: DEMOCRATS Neil Abercrombie (HI) Resigning to run for governor of Hawaii. Brian Baird (WA) | Read More »
The omnibus bill’s so full of pork it’s oinking – and some Republicans smell like a pig sty
Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed its omnibus spending bill which combined six “regular” appropriations bills into one giant monstrosity. As is typical with such bills, members of congress lined up to discretely stuff goodies for their own districts into the bill’s 2,500 pages. Let me point out some lowlights of this bill: It contains a 12 percent spending increase over 2009 It contains | Read More »
Healthcare Deja Vu
The current debate over government run healthcare gives me hope that not everyone wants to be under the thumb of Washington politicians. What doesn’t give me hope, though, is the amount of people in this country that would gladly give over their rights, the rights this country was founded upon, to Uncle Sam. Obama promised hope and change, not unlike Kennedy before him and in | Read More »
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What if House Republicans Abstain?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it quite clear that she has no interest in making health care reform a bipartisan effort. The problem is that the House health care bill has been pushed so far to the left that Pelosi is forced to pull out all the stops just to ensure that enough members of her own caucus vote for the bill. One major | Read More »