Four years for this moment.
Give John Boehner that damn gavel, Nancy. You can watch it here. Moe Lane PS: Amusing factoid: despite having more members in her caucus for the 112th Congress than John Boehner did for the 111th, Nancy Pelosi got one less vote for Speaker in the 112th Congress than John Boehner did in the 111th. PPS: You can shut up any time now, Rep. Pelosi. These | Read More »
Today America’s Mother-In-Law Puts Down the Gavel
Good morning. Congress convenes at noon today. The new congresscritters are getting sworn in. Look for the Senate Democrats to fail in their effort to gut the filibuster, but they’ll try nonetheless. I suspect the adults in the room, i.e. the Democrats who remember having a Republican President and Senate, will outwit and overrule Senator Udall (D-NM) and the howling gang of leftists from MSNBC | Read More »
Tech at Night: The New Year Begins
The New Year has started, and the Republicans are soon to start acting. Conservatives were mixed in reacting to Fred Upton’s words over the weekend. Some think he’s not tough enough when it comes to rolling back big government when it comes to the FCC, the EPA, and of course Obamacare. But I’m hopeful about him because he’s struck me as coming into his Chairmanship | Read More »
National debt increased 60% under Speaker Pelosi
There are lots of reasons I will not miss Nancy Pelosi‘s extreme left wing speakership. There’s Air Pelosi and radical legislation such Cap and Tax and ObamaCare. But the biggest reason to cheer the end of the ultra-Liberal/Progressive Pelosi Speakership is the national debt. In the four years that Pelosi was Speaker the national debt increased an unbelievable 60%. When the Pelosi Democrats took control | Read More »
Repeal ObamaCare. Then, Let’s Do Something Really Radical…Try Freedom.
ObamaCare. No, it’s not dead. Not even close. Yet, with Monday’s ruling that ObamaCare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, there is some hope on the horizon that the foray into enslaving America in a government-dictated insurance scheme may yet be repealed, outlawed, or just thrown into the ash heap of really, really bad ideas. There is so much wrong with ObamaCare that it could fill an | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Harry Reid
, Health Care
, John Mackey
, Nancy Pelosi
, socialized medicine
, union bosses
, Whole Foods
Today in Washington – December 14, 2010
Taxes and spending are on the House and Senate agenda for today. After the Senate passes the President’s tax deal, the House may blow up the compromise by changing the Death Tax. Later this week, Senate appropriators are reportedly trying to sneak through a massive new Omnibus spending bill. They are planning on offering an Omnibus Spending bill as a complete substitute for the Continuing Resolution, a bill to fund the | Read More »
Democrats Halt Obama Tax Deal in House
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the market reaction to Democrats potential killing of Obama’s tax cut deal, Francis will respond to Pej, and today’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, Battlestar Galactica
, Brad Jackson
, Francis Cianfrocca
, House Democrats
, Liu Xiaobo
, Nancy Pelosi
, Nobel Peace Prize
, Pejman Yousefzadeh
, Tax cut deal
Today in Washington, December 8, 2010
Today is check the box day in the Senate. Votes scheduled on one labor issue, one gay rights issue, one immigration reform issue, one 9/11 health care issue and one Social Security issue. None of the bills dealing with these issues are expected to pass, because all 42 Republican Senators are expected to vote against cloture on all legislative items until the tax issue is | Read More »
Today in Washington – December 7, 2010
Conservatives disagree as to whether the tax deal cut between the White House and Capitol Hill’s leaders is a good deal for America. Some conservatives argue that the new congress could have forced a long term deal on extending tax relief permanently for all Americans. Some conservatives are happy to get some tax relief before tax season starts on January 1st and believe that it is the best we could | Read More »
Stealth Tax Increase Fails
From the New York Times WASHINGTON — The Senate on Saturday rejected President Obama’s proposal to end the Bush-era tax breaks on income above $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for individuals, a triumph for Republicans who have long called for continuing the income tax cuts for everyone. The Senate also rejected an alternative proposal, championed by Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, to | Read More »
On This Nancy Pelosi Has My Thanks. God Bless Her.
None of us here are fans of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But I believe in praising people, whether I agree with them or not, when they deserve it. And Nancy Pelosi deserves our praise today. You may not know it, but Pelosi is an ardent foe of the Chicoms’ human rights record. As documented in the wikileaks releases, the Chinese are scared to death of the | Read More »
Nobody Wants A Fruitcake.
. Citizens United has launched a new website today: Nancy Pelosi Fruitcake. The campaign has three videos, including the one above (although actually this one is my favorite) to answer the question “what are the Democrats giving you this holiday season?” The Dem vote of confidence for Pelosi pretty much says it all. The election held no lessons for them, no “teachable moments” to use | Read More »
Pelosi, Hoyer, and Clyburn share a smaller pie.
I’m not… appalled: this is minority-party business, and as such is not likely to interfere with the real business of the House anyway. But… wow. Just… wow. They’re going to short-circuit the looming Hoyer/Clyburn Minority Whip fight by giving Clyburn an extra-special new #3 position, just for him! No word on the duties, privileges, job description, or even the name of said position (I suggest | Read More »
Heckuva job there, Nance.
In the process of genteelly begging soon-to-be-ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi to not run for House Minority Leader, Joan Vennochi issued the usual flatteries about her: that Pelosi had fortitude, that the way the country turned against her was unfair, that Pelosi demonstrated a good grasp of how to wield power, and so forth. This is a remarkably common theme among the Left, these days: and I | Read More »