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 »
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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 »
Pelosi partying like it’s 2006.
Odd, isn’t it? The GOP wins big last Tuesday night, and we – like adults – avoid unseemly celebrations about it. Given the almost double-digit unemployment, horrible economy, crushing debt load, and the rest of the Democratic legacy we’re inheriting, it seems… childish… to make the welkin ring*. But by God Nancy Pelosi’s going to have a party on Wednesday ‘honoring the accomplishments’ of the | Read More »
The Matter of Pelosi.
Bob Shrum, November 4, 2010: “Long after the midterm stories have faded, and the predictions of the President’s political demise prove as facile and false as they were with Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, history will accord Pelosi an unprecedented scale of achievement for a House Speaker.” Bob Shrum, September 30, 2010: “Democrats will hold the House and Senate. ” Shrum will no doubt mutter that he was | Read More »
Good Morning. It Is Election Day.
“I won.” — Barack Obama January 23, 2009 “Let me just say it this way, the Democrats will retain the majority in the House of Representatives. We have a huge — we have, what, 54-, 55-vote majority. We had a swing in the last two elections of 110 seats. We will — I am not yielding one grain of sand. We are fighting for every | Read More »
For Democrats, Math Is Hard. So Is The Truth.
The two latest examples of Democrat ineptitude, incompetence and total math fail come to us from none other than Nancy Pelosi (the best speaker of the house EVAH) and Joe “doll hair” Biden. First up is Nancy Pelosi with both bad math and shameless lies. As Ben Domenech points out at RedState, Pelosi claimed that Obamacare would create (or save!) 4 million jobs with 400,000 | Read More »
Video: Elections Have Consequences
This is the latest video from Ben Howe. For the first two in what is shaping up to be a series, go here or here. If there is one characteristic every Democrat in the above video shares, it’s arrogant disdain. They know best, you don’t. Alan Grayson says you’re gullible. Disagree? Let him know. There are two weeks left. First, vote with your money. Then, | Read More »
Palin rallies Orange County with terrific Victory 2010 speech
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday rallied an excited crowd at a Republican National Committee rally in Orange County. Palin took on the Democrats’ leaders: “Are you ready to fight for your freedoms?You fire Pelosi, retire Reid and their whole band of merry followers, and we get back on the right track.” She took on the press: “For the press, yes I shall be | Read More »