Shutdown chaos preferable to GOP Obamacare-siren-song cave
Our young above-it-all president knows best. He will never compromise on the signature achievement of his presidency. He will let the government down permanently if the Republican-adults-in-the-room-House doesn’t “save” us from him. Months will go by and eventually even Social Security checks won’t go out. There will be chaos in the land. I’m for it. For millions of us, the chaos is now five+ years | Read More »
ObamaCare and The Way of The Whig
The tendency of “Conservative” institutions to gutlessly defend a big-government statis-quo program like ObamaCare can often leave much to be desired. It’s like sending up The Bat Signal and having Ben Afflek respond. It’s like watching The Washington Redskins’ Defense attempt to stop a NFL offense from putting up 30+ points.
At times I’m left thinking that National Review could shorten their name a wee-tad for the sake of brevity, and continue peddling boilerplate Leftism under the masthead “The Nation.” Give or take an occasional copyright infringement suit, I’m not sure readers of this NRO article by Avik Roy would notice much philosophical difference.
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The Void Filled, the Polling Goes Up. So #DefundIt
Until the Syrian calamity of the past week or so, we’ve been in the August-September vacuum of news. Congress and the President, on vacation, wait for stories to crop up that dominate the news cycle.The disappearance of Chandra Levy, Cindy Sheehan to the Crawford Ranch, Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office with a blue dress and cigar, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth — these are | Read More »
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Jim DeMint is Winning America
Over the past several weeks, Republican aides in Congress have planted a number of stories attacking the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action for America, and the Senate Conservatives Fund — three groups closely associated with former Senator Jim DeMint. DeMint started the Senate Conservatives Fund. He’s now President of the Heritage Foundation. Heritage Action for America is an offshoot of Heritage. The reason Republicans have been | Read More »
We Can’t Fight Now: The Motto Of the French Republicans
The French Republicans, the moderate to liberal GOP establishment, the old guard, the political class have a motto that completely encapsulates their mindset, we can’t fight now. We have been told by those who don’t want to defund Obamacare for years now that the Republican Party, conservatives, and the Tea Party can’t fight or take a stand time after time. Whether it is cutting out | Read More »
John Boehner Is Scared Conservatives Are Gaining Momentum
John Boehner is scared conservatives are beginning to gain traction on the issue of defunding Obamacare. How do I know?David Winston is rigging a poll to get some desired results.Winston is a John Boehner adviser and his preferred pollster. In fact, internally, some Republicans grouse that Beohner uses Winston to direct his lead on issues instead of just . . . well, you know. . | Read More »
We Have a Plan. They Don’t.
RedState’s Action Center is active. Call your Senators and Congressman and tell them to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution. Tell them all to hold the line and don’t blink. They must defund Obamacare. If they fund it, they own it.The Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, and the Republican Leader in the United States Senate, Mitch McConnell, want you to know they | Read More »
Rep. Aaron Schock: Defunding “Wouldn’t Necessarily Stop The Affordable Care Act”
At a town hall meeting Monday Illinois Republican congressman Aaron Schock said that the effort to defund Obamacare, “wouldn’t necessarily stop the Affordable Care Ac from being implemented”. Currently Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are leading an effort in the Senate, joined by some 100 members of the House of Representatives, to vow not to vote for any Continuing Resolution or other appropriation bill | Read More »
Killing the Individual Mandate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Jim Capretta to discuss the individual mandate, strategies for killing it and how Ted Cruz and Mike Lee could take down Obamacare.
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Only saying no to ObamaCare just won’t cut it to win elections, time to aggressively present alternatives
There has been increased support to the idea proposed by Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio and others to defund ObamaCare in order to stop its implementation. While these actions are admirable since this flawed law is proving to be anything but affordable, and its negative effects are reverberating through the economy, there is more crucial role now for the GOP. Sen. Mike | Read More »
What Does Libertarian Populism Offer the Average American?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss libertarian populism, how it impact the average middle-class American, and who can be its champion.
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Boehner Rule could accommodate Lee’s de-funding Obamacare
If the Speaker of the House is serious about his insistence that any bill raising the debt ceiling must include spending cuts equal to the amount of new debt the federal government is allowed to incur, then GOP establishment hues and cries against the supposed recklessness of Sen. Mike Lee’s insistence that the next budget fund all government programs except for Obamacare should also be | Read More »
Real reason Boehner fears shutdown showdown with Obama
Barack Hussein Obama is the first president in our history who would not only allow the United States to actually default on interest payments to bond holders of the national debt, but would actually welcome it. That is the dirty little secret that no one seems willing to utter in public, but that is the only logical explanation that so few elected Republicans in Washington, | Read More »
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Can Obamacare’s Employer Mandate be Forever Delayed?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by John Goodman, to discuss the delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate provision, the program’s privacy problems, and Conservative efforts on Capitol Hill to defund and delay Obamacare.
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The fearful reason cited by some of our brethren on the right as to why they don’t want to defund Obamacare via Sen. Mike Lee’s letter: Sources tell The Weekly Standard that Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell made clear he didn’t like Lee’s approach and the fact that media reports were suggesting Republicans were eager for a shutdown. Oh, predominately leftist perspective “media reports” say | Read More »