Democrats contemplating just passing the Senate HCR bill?
(H/T Instapundit) While I see Mickey Kaus’ point in the abstract: People in the know in Washington appear to have already considered and dismissed the “ping pong” option–the possibility that if the Senate finally passes a compromise health care bill, Pelosi’s House might simply vote “yes” on the exact same bill, avoiding the need for a “conference” to reconcile the House and Senate versions and | Read More »
PUMA: The Progressive Movement Should Die Of Shame
Or with a bullet in the head: WTF?? If the Progressive Movement hasn’t yet died of shame, someone should put a bullet in its head.
Let the Attacks on Joe Lieberman Commence
Bloomberg ran a pretty good peice on Joe Lieberman’s opposition to Obamacare. It also outlines the attacks that are soon to come his way from Obamacare supporters. “Senator Lieberman’s actions represent the fact that he’s acting more like the senator from Aetna than the senator from Connecticut,” said Lacy MacAuley, a spokeswoman for Mobilization for Health Care for All, a group that supports extending government | Read More »
Leaked Internal House Leadership Whip Count Shows 47 Dems at No, 8 Leaning No and 12 Undecided
Plumline’s Greg Sargent has posted the results of a highly confidential House Democratic Party Whip Count which shows 47 Democrats at No on a public option, with another 8 leaning No for a total of 56. A dozen Democratic House members are still undecided. The hard No votes, alone, are enough to kill the bill. The leaked document was produced by the U.S. House Majority | Read More »
Don’t hook your wagon to a falling star
Websites like The League of Ordinary Gentlemen are interesting if you want get an idea what young political thinkers are up to these days. Their claim is to create an eclectic mix of ideas, just working it all out, an anti-ideological group of political thinkers from conservative to libertarian to liberal. In reality it’s center, left of center, and left-left of center. Recently, their resident “libertarian”, Mark | Read More »
Just say no (to the state), then say yes (to the people)
The American people who care about limited government and a free market can no longer avoid conviction — practice is over and the real game is beginning. Play-acting at responsibility and opposition to government over-reach has allowed political activists, who have conviction, to build a power-base, community by community, and create a situation where money and energy is being transferred from producers to consumers and dependents — wealth is being | Read More »
The mass-murdering, totalitarian socialization in Russia and Germany, led by Lenin/Stalin and Hitler bears little resemblance to modern European socialization and what’s happening in America. Our socialization is based neither on Marxist class struggle nor race domination, but the principles of socialization are basically the same, motivated by cloudy ideas of social justice and equality, led by elite technocrats, not a tyrannical individual with a private goon squad or professional | Read More »
Defund Them All
Democratic Representative Betty McCollum of Minnesota’s 4th Congressional district thinks she’s clever. She has proposed a bill she has named “ACORN”, the Against Corporations Organizing to Rip-off the Nation Act. It is intended as a clumsy foil against the defunding of the community organizing group ACORN. The bill, in particular, targets Pfizer Corporation which has contributed to Michele Bachmann’s campaign in the past. McCollum is | Read More »
What Makes Them Tick
Tides Foundation Guiding Principles, or How to Rob the Man and Effect Socialism “Listen to the Field: Responsive philanthropy is connected philanthropy and grantmaking that speaks to the realities of activists and constituents in the field.” This is the beginning of their organizational principles. ‘Responsive’ is a code word for how they manipulate their underlings. The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy defines it as “philanthropy | Read More »
I’m sorry. Your operation is on hold. Your DNC dues haven’t been paid.
The Left always attacks its critics. Always. From the Clinton machine to Obama’s minions, the left has attacked every critic. Pelosi calls concerned citizens, many of them democrats, nazis. The administration tells its people to “punch back twice as hard.” This is against private, albeit loosely organized, citizens. Joe the Plumber was investigated and his private information used against him. The press pilloried him for | Read More »
Dealing with our Frustration with the Politically Brain-dead
It may seem very odd, but dealing with people coming to grips with their Politics (as many things from a Psychological aspect) is like dealing with mourning. You’ve all heard it: Shock, Denial, Anger, and Acceptance (SDAA) phases of grief. It is that SHOCK that a life-long Democrat could possibly been wrong that sticks them in DENIAL so that they can just stick their head | Read More »
, Blue Dog Democrats
, it's the policies stupid
, Liberal Incremental-ism
, Liberal Laziness
Gawker Media: Only terrorist furriners have rights
You may recall that during the Bush administration and the Presidential campaign, Gizmodo was constantly harping on wiretaps of terrorists. Specifically, Gizmodo claimed that the Bush-era program constituted “domestic spying,” that telecommunications firms spied as well, and that they ‘won’ out over the American people on the matter. They were practically in hysterics, hiding under sheets and crying into a camera “Leave the phones alone, | Read More »
, Not In Your Name
, president bush
, War on Terror
Health Care Envy
I swear, liberals, especially those who pretend to be progressives, are more obsessed with the size of the health care benefits than they are with what is needed. Listening to Hannity this afternoon, I was struck by a Dem caller who said we need to have ‘equal’ health care benefits. Huh? These people have such a bad case of class envy, it drives every single | Read More »
Liberals Cheer As Congress Pulls Obama Left
Oh yeah. This will work out well: In the last few weeks, we’ve seen: – Senate Democrats publicly press Obama to make the economic recovery package far more robust. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi publicly challenge Obama to be bolder on taxes. – Congressional progressives challenge the Obama administration – against its wishes – to include bankruptcy reforms in the economic stimulus package.
Obama and the Democrats will bring ‘change’ to the military. Is it ready? Does it even matter?
A possible breakthrough in the stalled two front culture war is developing. The debate over if gays should be allowed to serve openly in the military began back in President Clinton’s first days in office, and according to President-elects Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Obama is prepared to end the compromise of “don’t ask don’t tell” and spearhead a new offensive for the secularist’s drive into | Read More »