Red State Weekly Political Update for Period Ending March 27, 2009
Key Political Developments Senate Update Arkansas: A new Public Policy Polling survey (3/20-22; 600 registered AR voters) shows some surprising vulnerability for so-called moderate Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D). Against former US Attorney Tim Griffin (R), she leads only 46-37%. Paired with state Sen. Gilbert Baker (R), her advantage is a similar: 48-37%. The Senator’s job approval number is a lackluster 45:40. California: Confirming previous speculation, | Read More »
Another Corrupt House Democrat?
Alan Mollohan has been under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a few years. Today it’s reported that his charitable foundation received free rent from a high-tech consortium that he blessed with millions of dollars in earmarks: The West Virginia High Tech Consortium has provided more than $75,000 in free rent and administrative services to the Robert H. Mollohan Family Charitable Foundation, according | Read More »
House Republicans Stand Firm, Vote Against Porkulus; Bill Passes House – UPDATE
Here’s the roll, 246-183. Every Republican that voted went against it (176; 2 didn’t vote). A big thank you from me to John Boehner and Eric Cantor for lining up against this travesty, along with every other Republican (Rep. Price, Rep. Shaddeg, etc.) who presented the American people with all the ethically questionable activity by the Democrats in getting this bill passed, and for standing | Read More »
You only get to see the bill if you want to vote for it
Well this is a new one on me. According to Congressional Quarterly this morning, House Republicans led by Jack Kingston (R-GA), took to the House floor to demand to see Porkulus. Despite a unanimous vote of the House of Representatives to not vote on the bill until people had 48 hours to see it, the Democrats sought to back track and vote on Porkulus sight | Read More »
The Old Days of Regular Order
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) has served 53 years in the House and next week will become the longest serving member of that body. In a CongressDaily AM article (subscription required) earlier in the week Dingell lamented, “Where we used to have long and thorough debates with open rules, we don’t anymore.” CongressDaily goes on to note that this and the lack of comradery in the | Read More »
Democrats and the “New” Math
Reading leftists can be highly educational. For example, Greg Sargent has information from House Democratic staffers that says the House Republican plan actually raises taxes on quite a few Americans. Of course, to Democrats, a welfare check is something they call a tax cut, while Democrats call a real tax rate cut a tax rate increase; this is kind of like when Democrats say a lower | Read More »
Don’t Worry, Mr. Obama. Stay as long as you’d like.
Today, Rep. Jose Serrano (D, NY-16) introduced an Amendment to the United States Constitution (H.J. Res. 5), to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which sets term limits for Presidents. Full bill text and more info over at OpenCongress. It was deferred to committee, but it’s not a good sign. 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 5 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United | Read More »
If we want to win we have to be Republicans…
We have some where along the way lost our way as a party and now the country seems to have lost its way. The Republicans in the House of Representative must cast a NO vote on the Debt bill that comes up tomorrow. Everyone that has ever followed politics knows the moment a Republican votes for this type of bill it makes it bipartisan and | Read More »
Congressman Blunt on Democrat changes in House Rules.
A news story which hasnt made any news at all, but is of utmost importance is the Democrats doing away with “prompt” Motion to Recommits. Not only did this motion break with more than a hundred years of tradition in the House of Representatives, but it severly restricts any voice or rights which the minorty has. I asked Congressman Blunt a few questions on the | Read More »
Voiding the “Contract”
President-elect Obama has called for Congress to move quickly and in a bipartisan fashion on legislation to help our economy get back on track. The Democratic majority in Congress has responded by proposing to revoke key elements of the Contract with America — reforms put in place as part of the Contract in 1995 to make Congress more transparent and accountable to the people it | Read More »
House Liberals Firmly in Control
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: House Democrats tentatively plan to repeal term limits for committee chairmanships when the 111th Congress convenes on Tuesday, according to senior House aides. The result would remove one of the signature reforms from the 12-year House Republican rule and likely would cause angry debate during the usually ceremonial opening day festivities. Although the prospective rules change | Read More »
The U.S. Congress is despicable
The United State Congress is overwhelmingly occupied with parasitic, reprobates without an ounce of human decency. In the midst of a severe recession, brought on and worsened by, their lust for power and control, Congress has voted to give themselves a raise. From The Hill dot com: A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands | Read More »
Voters didn’t punish anybody for taking strong enforcement stands.
In most cases, our allies were replaced by challengers who worked hard to convince voters that they were just as tough — or tougher — on illegal immigration as the incumbents.
NRCC can not pull out of Michele Bachmann’s district.
The 6th district of Minnesota was, up until last Friday, one of our safe seats in the House. Then Rep. Michele Bachmann went on Hardball and put her own foot in her mouth so much so that her opponent raised over a million dollars in the subsequent few days and got her very own condemnation from Gen. Colin Powell. Now there are rumors of a | Read More »
How Can We Really Stop Another Great Depression?
The Dow has closed about 350 points as I write this, and if the 777 point drop on Monday is “blamed” on the House rejecting the Pelosi Bailout Bill, then we have to blame this drop on the Senate passing their version of a Bailout last night. Fair is fair. When you factor in the Dow gain on Tuesday, the two net drops are close | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, credit markets
, Financial Crisis
, great depression
, House of Representatives
, John McCain
, Wall Street