House Rams Through Another Corporate Welfare Bill
We already have the Ex-Im bank, which ostensibly subsidizes foreign countries – often unfriendly ones – to purchase products sold by specific domestic companies. But even as conservatives seek to abolish it, the House is sneaking through reauthorization of its sister agency – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) – under suspension. OPIC is in some sense the rear-view image of Ex-Im in that it subsidizes | Read More »
Why are Republicans Promoting a Left-Wing Feminist Museum?
As we’ve noted a number of times, Republicans have used their majority to pass these ridiculous “suspension” bills that are often bad policy instead of exclusively bringing conservative legislation to the floor. The latest misfire is an attempt by a number of Republicans to pass a bill granting The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) a physical location on the National Mall. One of the biggest | Read More »
Absent Factor X, the Democrats are not going to get back the House this year.
The Democrats have to hope for one heck of an X-factor to take the House back in 2014.
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House Leadership Makes Another End-Run Around Conservatives
Once again, House GOP leaders have shown why it is important for us to elect enough stalwarts to replace the entire leadership team. Every Republican complains about spending. One establishment Republican is even running an ad promising to “castrate” D.C. spending. Yet few of them are committed to blocking a new spending increase, much less roll back existing programs. Today, House leaders brought a bill | Read More »
FL-13 Fallout Watch: Two Democratic House candidates drop out this week.
To mangle Machiavelli… gold may not get you good candidates, but good candidates can always get you gold.
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*More* Democratic House retirements this week?
“[CNN's John King was] told the Florida special election results were the last straw for at least two and perhaps more House Democrats facing tough 2014 races.”
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Nancy Pelosi seems to think that #obamacare is *still* a winner.
So, Nancy Pelosi…
Um. Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi. P-E-L-O-S-I. She used to be Speaker of the House, remember? Yeah, back in 2010. She stopped being Speaker…
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Update On Elections: Senate Races Turn Interesting Corner
On Michigan, Gary Peters is an @$$hole! He viciously attacked a mother with leukemia who had her insurance cancelled due to Obamacare. And he voted for it. You know what, just on that I say screw the pundits. I rate this as leaning R. The Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land was already in a lead in the polls anyway so I don’t why pundits have yet | Read More »
McConnell Is Not the Only Target
In the wake of the debt ceiling capitulation many on here at Red State have taken to expressing their continued and fervent support for Matt Bevin and ousting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). This is, of course, a noble and very important cause. It should go without saying that 65 percent of the problem Conservatives have had in the Senate in stopping the Obama | Read More »
Veterans Used as Pawns in Effort to Grow Government
Last December, Congress passed the ridiculous Ryan-Murray budget deal designed to grow government and set a permanent precedent to do away with the sequester. The only real spending offsets in the entire bill were cuts to military pensions of those already in the service. This was not some unforeseen consequence of the bill. It was written in plain language. We were one of the first | Read More »
Mitch McConnell and John Boehner
I truthfully use to really like Boehner and McConnell back 2, 3 years ago. I thought they were very decent leaders and decent men. Even when they failed badly like the $hit sandwich fiscal cliff deal from the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013. I supported ousting Boehner as Speaker, but afterwards I got passed that and thought to just wait and see. As | Read More »
Obama delays the budget process yet again
Image credit: Office of Management and Budget A new report from Congressional Quarterly suggests that ObamaCare isn’t the only item being delayed in the White House these days. Apparently the official White House budget proposal, which is required by law to be submitted to Congress no later than the first Monday of February, is on track to be “at least a month behind” | Read More »
Putting 2013 in Perspective
2013 has been a rough year for conservatives. This year began with the passage of the $620 billion tax hike, along with $332 billion in stimulus spending. It ended with Republicans in both houses helping pass a bill that raises taxes, raises spending, makes it easier to raise taxes in the future, destroys our leverage for two years, screws disabled veterans, and paves the road | Read More »
, Eric Cantor
, John Boehner
, Mitch McConnell
, Paul Ryan
Sequester We Hardly Knew Ye — Budget Deal Vote
Sequester We Hardly Knew Ye By Congressman Tom McClintock The great irony of the Republican decision to bust the budget sequester is that barely two months ago, congressional roles were reversed. The Democrats insisted on funding the government according to existing law. The Republicans sought one simple change: that the individual insurance mandate under Obamacare be delayed for one year. They were trying to spare | Read More »