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 what | 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 100% score | 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 Jonathan [Weisman] was working | 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 »
Is Obama squirming over sequestration?
On Jan 1st Congress and Obama made a deal that push sequestration back to March 1st. In that Obama was able to get his tax increases that he wanted on the “wealthiest Americans”, and apparently the GOP managed to screw up and paint him into a corner. That is the only thing that can explain why Obama is all of a sudden willing to do | Read More »
Thoughts on Filibuster Reform and Electoral Politics
One of the biggest fights in the Senate is reform of its own rules regarding the filibuster. This writer has written entries on Senatorial reform in the past, some of which has decried the use of holds and filibusters by both parties. However, a sober analysis of the entire issue clearly illustrates that the filibuster serves a very important purpose, namely guarding against the “tyranny | 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 »
Does the No budget No pay bill really make a difference?
I ask this in all seriousness. The House passing the bill is a good step I think, but where does it really get us? It allows Obama to continue his reckless spending until April at the earliest and only means that the Senate has to do the job that the Constitution requires them to do already. So again I ask does this really make a | Read More »
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, debt ceiling
, Harry Reid
, House of Representatives
, John Boehner
, Mitch McConnell
, U.S. Debt
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 the Senate’s | Read More »
Can Conservatives win the coming debt limit and sequester fight?
I ask this in all seriousness. I know that if we had a “leadership” that was more concerned with reigning in spending and reducing the debt we could win. The problem is we don’t have that kind of leadership. True, we do have some in Congress that feel this way and have the spine to make it work, but those unfortunately do not amount to | 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 the American public | 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 »
About that Disability Treaty…
For many Americans who take only a casual interest in national affairs, last week’s rejection of an international treaty on the rights of the disabled was a real head scratcher. Wisconsin United States Senator Ron Johnson offers his take on the matter, explaining that it would have done little. In fact, Johnson argues, the treaty is a perfect example of what ails Washington. Nearly two | 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 »