Final Thoughts on the Senate GOP ‘Messaging’ Strategy
The Senate Republican Leadership under Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander told us to trust them.They were going to offer a series of “messaging amendments” to point out all the flaws in the health care legislation. The rest of us said no — force a vote on the legislation while the Dems did not have 60 votes.They ignored us.Then we said drag out the legislation as | Read More »
“The Era of the 1000-Page Bill is Over…”
Promoted from diaries. Want to keep interjecting, Senator Durbin? – Moe Lane Instead we have a 2000-page bill from Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On the Senate floor, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Judd Gregg, and Sen. John McCain discussed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s massive health care reform bill. Sen. Dick Durbin had to drop in and hilarity ensued:
Unpatriotic Violations of the 4th Amendment
What are the consequences of giving a centralized government the authority to track every inch of your private property with the right to invade and search it without cause? In the years leading up to the American Revolution, it was precisely this abuse of power by British imperialists which prompted the founding fathers to add the 4th amendment to the Constitution. It placed a judge | Read More »
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, American Revolution
, Andrew Napolitano
, Barack Obama
, Barney Frank
, Central Planning
, enemies list
, Federal Reserve
, free market
, Lamar Alexander
, Patriot Act
, pay czar
, Richard Nixon
, Tim Geithner
Obama’s Enemies List Makes the Senate Record
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) put on the Senate record what most of us already know; the White House is creating an “enemies list” to make anything Nixon ever did look like a list of your favorite baseball cards. First some background via American Thinker; Obama’s oratory of Hope and Change has proved to be nothing more than camouflage for a realpolitik of Fear and Loathing, | Read More »
Barbara Boxer & Lamar Alexander vs. Jim DeMint & Mitch McConnell
I’ve been meaning to give praise to Mitch McConnell since last week when he began voting against appropriations measures coming out of the Senate. This is a rare thing for McConnell, who normally sides with the appropriators.But he stood up and voted no last week, siding with the Senate conservatives. It was a bold move worthy of praise. Something has happened this week too. McConnell | Read More »
Lamar! Czar! …and that joke will get old fast.
Suffice it to say that Senator Alexander (R, TN) is amused at the DNC’s decision to play Teh GREAT Internetz Defenderz!!!11!1ONE!1!!!!11!: (Via @nicklaus) Hard not to be amused: it’s not every day that you see a major party organization threaten to unleash a “rain of hellfire” on health care rationing opponents. Or, as we here in Reality Non-Unicorn like to call them, “56% of the | Read More »
Does Plaid Make You Lose Your Political Convictions?
I have an endearing soft spot for Lamar! Alexander. Having grown up overseas, I was never familiar with guns. In college, while he was campaigning for President, Lamar! came through Georgia on the campaign trail. I got to go with him to a skeet shooting event. It was my first time sheet shooting. I did horribly. But Lamar taught me how to hold, load, and | Read More »
Lamar Alexander Plays Lapdog to Barbara Boxer and Endorses Government Mandated, Tax-Payer Funded Abortion
Can someone fly in some Honduran soldiers to load Lamar Alexander (R-TN) up on a plane and fly in to Costa Rica? Get him out of the country. Come on — if this is the future leadership of the Republican Party, we need a coup*. Jim DeMint has scored some damn effective points against Barack Obama this week by calling healthcare Obama’s “Waterloo.” It got | Read More »
Senator Alexander’s car industry conference call.
I participated in a conference call yesterday with Senator Alexander (R-TN) about his “Auto Stock for Every Taxpayer” bill; not to mention his “Car Czar” awards for government intervention in the car industry (his first one was to Barney Frank, for spreading intervention largess among his subjects). The general themse of the call was to discuss the problems inherent in making the government (in the | Read More »
Hey, Mr. President, does the U.S. deserve nuclear power like Iran?
President Barack Obama’s contradictions, idiocies, and blatant deceptions may have reached rock bottom today. He told the BBC that Iran has the right to nuclear power as long as it uses it peacefully. Obama says Iran’s energy concerns legitimate By NANCY ZUCKERBROD The Associated Press Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:24 AM LONDON — President Barack Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to | Read More »
Happy not-quite-ending for war hero’s widow and son.
(H/T: Technomancy for Fun and Profit) Quick background: last year, USMC Sgt. Michael Ferschke was killed in Iraq while conducting door-to-door searches. He left behind his Okinawan-born, pregnant wife Hotaru Ferschke, who he had married a month before by proxy; and, of course, there were problems with her visa. Wizbang wrote about it here and here; Senator Lamar Alexander‘s (R-TN) office has been working on | Read More »
Spending money that we don’t have for projects that we don’t have to have
Republicans push back against turning a stimulus package into a bloated boondoggle. Republican Senators spent the day at a retreat at the Library of Congress with three distinguished economists–Martin Feldstein, Larry Lindsey, and Peter Wallison–talking about how to get the economy going. At the conclusion of the retreat Senators McConnell and Alexander spoke about what an economic stimulus ought to contain: Senator Alexander: We — | Read More »
Cleaning House – Why it Must be Done
With all due respect to Leader Boehner, Whip Blunt, Sen. McConnell and Sen. Kyl; things have got to change. You have all done your best, with what you were given and we are all grateful for that. But things must change. You see, despite your efforts things have gotten worse. The situation is now dire, we can not handle further loses of this nature. It | Read More »