Democrat Division Suggests Conservatives Are Right and House Leaders Are Wrong

    For several weeks House Republican Leaders have stolen a play from Barack Obama’s playbook in the health care fight. Unfortunately, instead of using it against Democrats, they’ve used it against their fellow Republicans. Remember when Barack Obama would say, “Republicans have no plan”? House Leaders are saying that about conservatives’ plans to rein in spending. Well, just as Dr. Tom Price and other Republicans would | Read More »

    The Importance of Saying Thank You

    I’m putting all of these names on the front page.We ask members of congress to stand for their convictions and, when they do, they are often berated and attacked by their own side.In the past 24 hours there have been numerous stories planted by House Republican leaders attacking their conservative colleagues and spinning blame onto them for voting against the three week continuing resolution.One article | Read More »

    The Importance of Saying Thank You

    I’m putting all of these names on the front page.We ask members of congress to stand for their convictions and, when they do, they are often berated and attacked by their own side.In the past 24 hours there have been numerous stories planted by House Republican leaders attacking their conservative colleagues and spinning blame onto them for voting against the three week continuing resolution.One article | Read More »

    A Note to House Republicans Patting Themselves On the Back

    There are House Republicans patting themselves on the back today for passing a three week continuing resolution that “cuts” $6 billion in spending, largely by stopping earmarks not already spent.According to the Politico, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and others are bristling over conservative opposition to the short term spending resolution. That opposition, by the way, was because the spending | Read More »

    A Note to House Republicans Patting Themselves On the Back

    There are House Republicans patting themselves on the back today for passing a three week continuing resolution that “cuts” $6 billion in spending, largely by stopping earmarks not already spent.According to the Politico, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and others are bristling over conservative opposition to the short term spending resolution. That opposition, by the way, was because the spending | Read More »

    This is What Happens When Republicans Get Milquetoast

    “The public hates losers. Right now, House Republicans are looking like losers.” There is new polling out today making its way around the bathrooms of House and Senate Republican leaders. After weeks and weeks of bending over backwards to try to show they were willing to compromise on everything, guess what? The public thinks the GOP hasn’t been compromising enough. Perceived non-cooperation on the budget | Read More »

    This is What Happens When Republicans Get Milquetoast

    “The public hates losers. Right now, House Republicans are looking like losers.” There is new polling out today making its way around the bathrooms of House and Senate Republican leaders. After weeks and weeks of bending over backwards to try to show they were willing to compromise on everything, guess what? The public thinks the GOP hasn’t been compromising enough. Perceived non-cooperation on the budget | Read More »

    It Is As We Feared

    On Sunday, Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the Senate Republicans’ point man on deficit reduction, went on Fox News Sunday and told Chris Wallace that Senate Republicans will consider tax increases to cut the deficit. Chambliss’s partner in crime is Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia who added that they’ll tinker with the social security retirement age without any other substantive entitlement reforms. Democrats are already | Read More »

    It Is As We Feared

    On Sunday, Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the Senate Republicans’ point man on deficit reduction, went on Fox News Sunday and told Chris Wallace that Senate Republicans will consider tax increases to cut the deficit. Chambliss’s partner in crime is Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia who added that they’ll tinker with the social security retirement age without any other substantive entitlement reforms. Democrats are already | Read More »

    How House Republican Leaders Are Going to Betray House Republican Freshmen

    Allow me to explain what the House Republicans are doing — not that they will ever admit it. The House Republicans leaders are scared to death of shutting down the government, never mind that a shutdown is really just a slow down. The House Republicans leaders absolutely, unequivocally do not want a shut down. Mean time, the Democrats would love a shutdown. They remember 1995, | Read More »

    How House Republican Leaders Are Going to Betray House Republican Freshmen

    Allow me to explain what the House Republicans are doing — not that they will ever admit it. The House Republicans leaders are scared to death of shutting down the government, never mind that a shutdown is really just a slow down. The House Republicans leaders absolutely, unequivocally do not want a shut down. Mean time, the Democrats would love a shutdown. They remember 1995, | Read More »

    Will Freshman House Republicans Keep Their Promise?

    House Republicans are unveiling their next short-term continuing resolution today to keep the government from shutting down on March 18.  It is a three week-extension, $6 billion in cuts with no new policy riders. Sound good?  It’s not.  Realize what is going on here.  House Leadership unfortunately continues to be gripped by fear of a government shutdown.   It is why these short-term extensions do | Read More »

    Will Freshman House Republicans Keep Their Promise?

    House Republicans are unveiling their next short-term continuing resolution today to keep the government from shutting down on March 18.  It is a three week-extension, $6 billion in cuts with no new policy riders. Sound good?  It’s not.  Realize what is going on here.  House Leadership unfortunately continues to be gripped by fear of a government shutdown.   It is why these short-term extensions do | Read More »

    No More Short Term Continuing Resolutions

    I’d like to echo Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Heritage Action for America, Jim DeMint, and a growing group of conservatives: we don’t need anymore short term continuing resolutions. Heritage Action for America has a great post up on this very point. If the President and Senate Democrats are genuine in their desire to fund the government, cut non-security spending and avoid a shutdown, H.R.1 should be | Read More »

    No More Short Term Continuing Resolutions

    I’d like to echo Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Heritage Action for America, Jim DeMint, and a growing group of conservatives: we don’t need anymore short term continuing resolutions. Heritage Action for America has a great post up on this very point. If the President and Senate Democrats are genuine in their desire to fund the government, cut non-security spending and avoid a shutdown, H.R.1 should be | Read More »