Well, it appears that we are on the same page as the establishment with one important goal. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told the Richmond Times-Dispatch “America needs a Republican Party.” Amen! We’ve been saying for years that America needs a bold choice, not a faint and pathetic echo. Unfortunately, it seems that Cantor plans to achieve that goal by counterintuitively acting more like the | Read More »
And yes, I would like to take this time to remind the American people with regard to Obamacare that we, in point of fact, told you so. That’s then-House Minority Leader John Boehner pointing out in 2010 that Obamacare was passed in shameful fashion and in grotesque guise. He also noted that this entire “if you like your plan you can keep it” was | Read More »
Tomorrow, Republicans in Alabama will choose a conservative to replace a conservative in Congress, but will their choice drive with the GOP establishment or “Cruz” with tea partiers? Yes, we know that Tuesday’s election is merely the GOP’s primary runoff between Bradley Byrne and Dean Young, the winner of which will most likely face a yet-to-be-chosen Democrat in the December 17 special election to replace | Read More »
Word came out today that McConnell and the GOP establishment are hell bent on destroying a private Republican consulting firm because they had the audacity to work with the Senate Conservatives Fund. This really comes as no surprise. After all the SCF is determined to remove McConnell and his squishy friends from office. This leads us to the problem that the establishment doesn’t understand. They | Read More »
This may seem an odd statement at first glance. In 1994 a rejection of President Clinton’s health care reform resulted in a landslide victory for the GOP and a hard tack back to the center for Democrats. In 2010 we saw a similar reaction to Obamacare. By that time however the bill was already law and the House has been unable to uproot the damage. | Read More »
An open letter to Speaker John Boehner Speaker Boehner, Why did you divide the party? Where would we be right now had you not divided the party with your purge of conservatives from key committee positions in 2012? Your rejection of the fiscal conservatives was particularly obtuse as it was a slap in the face to those who had helped the Republicans win the house | Read More »
With the debt limit ceiling and continuing resolution votes out of the way for now, the media will likely turn to the fallout from the recent drama played out in the halls of Congress. No sooner than the House vote was completed, the liberal bloviators at The Washington Post and the New York Times were predicting the downfall of the Republican Party and the coming | Read More »
It was announced today that the complete surrender of the GOP is in the works. McConnell got with Reid and gave away the farm, while Boehner is making sure that the House passes the bill with Dem votes first to prevent a filibuster from Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. If you think this wasn’t always the plan you’ve lost your mind. For those of you | Read More »
The basic framework of the deal Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have hammered out is coming to light. The provision the GOP is crowing over — that the Obama Administration will check the income levels of those who receive a subsidy — is already the law. Meanwhile, the GOP will let the rest of the year proceed above sequester level spending, give the unions another | Read More »
“The Senate will be more likely to be corrupt than the House of Representatives and should therefore have less to do with money matters.”This statement by Edmund Randolph during the Constitutional Convention expresses one of the major reasons that the men of that convention chose to give the power of the purse to the House of Representatives. They came to realize that this was one | Read More »
According to the Hill the Senate Republicans want to offer a plan that would raise the debt limit, and fold completely by funding the Government for a year at Sequestration levels. Notice it says nothing about defunding Obamacare, only removing the medical device tax. Could that long with the poll numbers that make it look like the GOP is losing be the reason that the | Read More »
The only “faction” that controls whether to default, remains president of the United States. Conservatives should be happy that Speaker John Boehner will agree to a short-term raising of the debt limit while insisting that President Barack Obama and the Democrats compromiseover a continuing budget resolution to end the government shutdown. Not because the former removes the specter of an actual “default”, but rather because it | Read More »
You know who is currently winning the Govt. Shutdown? It’s not the Democrats, it’s not the Republicans and it sure isn’t anyone in the Civil Service. Jim Gareghty suggested nobody will win at all. This would persumably be fine with House Speaker John Boehner who has quite vocally announced that “This Isn’t some d— game!” The White House doesn’t see things this way and has announced that they are happy with the shutdown to go on for a long, long time until Congress learns its lesson and obeys. Unfortunately for Team Obama, the enemy always gets a vote. As it has often been when the Democrats demagouge, the enemy is private business. Lockheed Martin Inc is not happy to have this shutdown continue. They’ve elected to match the Obama Furlough with the ongoing waves of Lockmart Furloughs. The 1st 3,000 are being told to go pound sand this Monday.
In response to this piece of news, the government just got a whole lot less shutdown. 350,000 employess who work for The Department of Defense are now WAAAYYY more essential than they (who am I kidding, we) were last Tuesday. In response to the possibility of the Military-Industrial Complex becoming a whole lot less industrial over the coming months of a prolonged shutdown, the management of Shutdown Kabuki Theatre has made the following announcement:
Speaker Boehner must not be spooked, by President Obama’s debt ceiling-default threat, to grab defeat from the jaws of government shutdown-victory. This wacko bird-tea partier conservative couldn’t have written the GOP’s continuing budget resolution (CR)-script, nor executed the strategy, better than it has played out…thus far. Large majorities of elected Republicans have remained united on insisting that any bill to fully fund the non-Obamacare portion | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Sarah Isgur to discuss the government shutdown in DC, why Harry Reid should be getting more of the blame for this and a shocking story involving World War II vets being barricaded out of their own memorial.