Progress Kentucky: inbred, racist, xenophobic hicks.
Let me start by noting something: yes, many people have at least a small problem with Mitch McConnell. Including myself, sometimes. But that does not mean that the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy will simply tolerate anybody calling his wife a traitorous double agent for the ChiComs. Which is what the rabidly liberal Super PAC (the Democrats still have those? Hypocrites) Progress Kentucky just did. Recently, the | Read More »
Mario Loyola’s Fluffernutter Ode to Mitch McConnell
In 2014, if conservatives can drum up a primary against Mitch McConnell of value, the conservative movement will finally have the brush fire of liberty it needs to burn up the under brush of the movement. Add Mario Loyola to the list of Republicans first, conservative second with this entry. I’m really trying to keep the sexual slang and innuendo to a minimum in describing | Read More »
The American Conservative Union’s Embarrassing Scorecard
I had to look twice. Then I looked one more time. The American Conservative Union (“ACU”) has released its annual scorecard. It is supposed to be a scorecard for a measure of conservatism on Capitol Hill. So you will be as surprised as I was to find that Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican Leader with a history of undermining conservatives in the Senate, has a | Read More »
The Ted Cruz Roadblock
The media has started attacking Ted Cruz so much Mike Allen is whining about it in hilarious fashion. Ruth Marcus started it on the morning of Valentine’s Day. Jonathan Weisman did a story the next day on Cruz. Between Marcus and Weisman came an overnight Manu Raju piece in the Politico that caused Mike Allen’s tantrum. Writing the morning of the 15th, Mike Allen wrote | Read More »
Mitch McConnell: No, there will be no tax hikes to replace the sequester.
This is a pretty clear statement. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that he would not accept a plan to avert the sequester by raising taxes, just days before Democrats are expected to propose exactly that. “My constituents in Kentucky will not accept a tax hike in the place of spending cuts that were already agreed to by both parties,” McConnell said. “We | Read More »
Stop the Reid/McConnell Filibuster Deform
Update*** Less than 8 hours after unveiling these drastic changes, Reid shoved them through with overwhelming Republican support. The elimination of the filibuster on motion to proceed passed 78-16 and the changes to proceeding with conference committees passed 86-9. Obama is already touting this as an opportunity to pass amnesty and gun control. Good going Republicans. Special thanks to Senators Cruz, Johnson, Lee, Paul, Rubio, | Read More »
ATTN Gun Owners: McConnell & Reid Cutting Deal on the Filibuster
The Senate Republican Leader and Senate Democratic Leader are cutting a deal on the filibuster. You may think it is over and done with, but it is not. Harry Reid, through Senate procedure, has kept the first day of business in the Senate going on. This allows the rules of the Senate to be changed with just a majority vote if he decides to claim | Read More »
Have Republicans Boxed Themselves Into a Government Shutdown?
First of all, I hope so. But have they boxed themselves in? Consider that the fiscal cliff deal is playing badly with lots of folks, not just partisan Republicans and partisan Democrats. Congress playing brinksmanship with nothing to show for it really is aggravating the American public. If both sides are going to play at brinksmanship, at some point the base of the parties and | Read More »
The McConnell Tax Hike
The McConnell Tax Hike will become law of the land. Mitch McConnell can and should take responsibility for it. The McConnell Tax Hike raises taxes on people making over $400,000.00, but it also raises taxes on the middle class. “More than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes.” Not only does the McConnell Tax Hike stick it to | Read More »
The Definition of Stupid: Another Legislative Surrender
Get ready for another weak ground out into a double play in the upcoming budget battle. Shortly before the August recess, we reported that Republicans planned to pass a clean 6-month CR which funds Obamacare and appropriates $1.047 trillion in spending – commensurate with Obama’s request instead of the House budget. The idea behind the “deferment” strategy was twofold; to delay the major battles to | Read More »
Defund Obamacare Now!
The most important legislative goal for conservatives is to fully repeal Obamacare. If we’ve learned anything from past experiences, it’s that no government entitlement program is ever repealed once the dependency takes root. Once Obamacare is implemented, any discussion of enacting entitlement reform will be moot. It will be too late. That’s why we must act before we run out of time. By now, we | Read More »
The Truth. It Hurts.
Mitch McConnell is in the headlines again for saying the odds are against those wanting repeal of Obamacare. “[I]t’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place,” he said in part. For once, let’s give McConnell the benefit of the doubt and suggest he is talking about the present Congress, not the next Congress, though in actual | Read More »
Hold Mitch McConnell To His Word
In February, Mitch McConnell told Senate Republicans he would not bring up any votes on Obamacare repeal. On March 1, 2012, the Senate considered Senator Roy Blunt’s amendment to the Senate version of the highway bill. It was the only amendment the Senate GOP offered. On its surface, it was a good amendment. It would allow religious employers to opt out of the new Obamacare | Read More »
The White House Is Not Enough
Consider this Wall Street Journal editorial your must read of the day. It highlights why adding conservatives to the United States Senate is so important. This past week, Republican in the Senate, including Mitch McConnell’s leadership picks, sat idly by saying nothing while the Senate Democrats pushed forward the nomination of Andrew Hurwitz, who helped formulate the reasoning behind Roe v. Wade while a law | Read More »
Will Mitch McConnell Stand With Conservatives Against Obama & the Federal Reserve?
The Federal Reserve is not my issue. Audit it if you want, I’m with you. But it’s not something that drives me crazy or makes me passionate. But there is one issue that really gets me and the Fed has been at the center of it lately — crony capitalism. Barack Obama has nominated Jeremy Stein and Jerome Powell to the Federal Reserve Board of | Read More »