It’s the Constitution, Stupid
Original post at the AJ Federation blog. On Monday I was gladly cheering on statements made by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. He put up some fighting words about the Senate Democrats. They are still cutting, in my view. Albeit, the blade has been dulled thanks to Senator McConnell’s wimpy attitude to stop the filibustering and concede to Reid. This is the political equivalent of bending | Read More »
Two cheers for Mitch McConnell
C’mon, let’s be honest… back in January and February, you all thought (I did too) that Obamacare would pass months ago. You all thought (I did too) that Snowe and Collins and maybe more would vote for it. It’s easy for those who have never had their name on the door to chide and scold, to second guess and to quarterback from the easy chair. But let’s | Read More »
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THE COLD DISPASSION OF ANALYSIS: A CAUTIONARY INSIGHT
We’re analysts by profession. But we also have a dog in this fight, so are always cautioning ourselves about putting our want-to’s in front of our findings. I’ve found that analysis by consultants is made mostly in light of their own self interests, and those interests are most often tied to their rice bowl; money and rank. We most admire those who can step back | Read More »
Newt, Steele… Sadly Out Of Touch With Mainstream Conservatives.
Newt Gingrich, who had staunchly defended Dede Scozzafava’s bid for Representative of New York’s 23rd District, seems to be unaware of the reality which has been manifesting itself all over the country with regards to the leadership of the the Republican party, which is this: THERE ISN’T ANY. We thought we sent that message loud and clear during the 2008 Presidential race which brought the | Read More »
Mel Martinez Announces Own Political Suicide… for Sonia
Republican Florida Senator Mel Martinez announced his support for controversial Obama supreme court nominee and Latina supremacist Sonia Sotomayor on his own Senate web site yesterday: “Given her judicial record, and her testimony this week, it is my determination that Judge Sotomayor is well-qualified to serve as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. “Judge Sotomayor is knowledgeable of the law, would be a | Read More »
Souter Replacement Part II – Senate Republican Leadership Aide Downplays Ability to… Lead…
A Roll Call story by John Stanton just posted that references our conversation here regarding the importance of Jeff Sessions being Judiciary Committee Republican Ranking Member instead of Chuck Grassley or Orrin Hatch. The most significant paragraphs are below: The conservative blog redstate.com and other activists and media outlets already have started pushing back against Grassley. They are organizing call-ins to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s | Read More »
CALL McConnell and Boehner – Tell them to oppose the “stimulus package”
And tell them to get the rest of the GOP in line!!! This is the issue that could redefine the movement! Better yet tell them to call LImbaugh’s hotline! Let us know what they feel! Senator Mitch McConnell Phone: (202) 224-2541 EMAIL: http://mcconnell.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm Rep. John Boehner (202) 225-6205 Email: http://republicanleader.house.gov/Contact/
Mitch McConnell apparently gets it!!!!!!!!!!!!
From Politico… The Senate’s top Republican broke with the White House Thursday over a proposed $14 billion bailout for ailing automakers, setting off a scramble to find some compromise and forcing the administration to consider other emergency steps to avert bankruptcies among Detroit’s Big Three this winter.
First test of lessons learned in this election!
Well looky here WE have our first test of whether Republicans are the party of Democrats with an R after their name or are Conservatives with an R after their name….Whiney Harry Reid wants Republicans to HELP with passing another BAILOUT!Well Senator McConnell what is it going to be? the standard NEW TONE that has you even further in the minority or will you show | Read More »
A Note to the GOP Senators- Some Backbone Please
It CAN be done. Just ask Bob!It looks as if the new Congress will have 44 or 45 Republican senators. I understand the temptation they might have to cry in their beer over the election results. But the people have spoken, and it’s time to move on.The GOP Senate minority has the strength it needs to mount an effective opposition. If they need pointers, all | Read More »