Tech at Night: We really need to primary big regulator Bill Shuster.
Sometimes you just know somebody needs primaried. Wednesday I learned of a member of Congress who’s clearly only in the House because daddy was in the House before him, and he’s using the influence he has out a personal sense of entitlement. That’s clearly why Bill Shuster wants to ban phones on planes, despite both the OBama FCC and FAA thinking it’s a good idea to let the market decide this. Shuster was first elected in 2001. He needs a refresher on what happened in 2001, that would make us consider why passengers on planes may want that option, and why we should let Mister Market figure it out, instead of a blanket ban.
Look we get it, he’s big important man and he flies on planes often, and so he wants to order the airlines to do what he wants, because that’s what he thinks the perk of being the son of a Congressman is. But that’s why we need to defeat his bill, and defeat him in the primary.
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Clintons’ poverty-producing policies worse than pecadillos
That’s right, both Clintons are Democrats who favor economic policies that have an irrefutable track record of killing jobs, preventing their creation in the first place, trapping families in welfare dependence and destroying middle class wealth via housing busts. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is correct when he identifies former President Clinton as a sexual predator who has waged a personal war on women. But many pundits consider | Read More »
Dr. Paul Broun Should Be Georgia’s Next Senator
The race to replace Saxby Chambliss as Georgia’s next Senator is already shaping up to be very competitive. The presumptive Democratic nominee is Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn. There are eight Republican candidates; five of them being major contenders. They are: Congressman Paul Broun, Congressman Phil Gingrey, Congressman Jack Kingston, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, and businessman David Perdue. For | Read More »
Tech at Night: Julius Genachowski goes into private equity. Peter King vs Rand Paul.
They told us for years that Mitt Romney was a terrible person because of his ties to private equity. Now Julius Genachowski, Obama’s first FCC chair is going into private equity, and not a peep from the radicals.
Erick Erickson’s already covered all the reasons Peter King should be excluded from polite political society, but I just want to remind as well that Rand Paul’s grandstanding isn’t all that great. Snowden is an unrepentant criminal and traitor and it’s a shame that Paul is just sucking up to his father’s crazier fans. I guess he really wants their campaign donations more than he wants his dignity.
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Peter King Raised Money for Terrorists While They Were Murdering American Allies
John McCain really captures the essence of Peter King. There is little in Mr. King’s singularly unimpressive legislative record to suggest that he is motivated by anything other than a compulsion to utter provocative sound bites. I have never met a single other Republican who felt that Mr. King spoke for the party or for any Republican other than himself. Indeed, the only Republican organization | Read More »
Rep. Peter King of New York Supported a Soviet Backed Terrorist Group
Rep. Peter King lashed out at Senator Rand Paul today over Sen. Paul’s position on the National Security Agency.In a bit of hysteria, he questioned Senator Paul’s patriotism and loyalty to the United States. This is pretty rich considering Rep. Peter King, during the Cold War, supported a Soviet backed terrorist group responsible for killing many. King, ardently supported the Irish Republican Army. The intelligence | Read More »
Rand Paul on the Government Shutdown
“Well, I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it’s a conundrum. Here’s the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can’t | Read More »
What model should the GOP look toward?
I’m NOT endorsing Chris Christie for 2016 at all. I haven’t much appreciated his comments about libertarianism. And there’s some other things as well like his placing the special election for Lautenberg’s old Senate seat several weeks prior to the general election. But here’s the thing, unlike Cuccinelli in VA, he’s gonna win BIG time tomorrow. He’s projected to win most of the demographic groups | Read More »
Audit The Fed?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a deer’s run in with the Cincinnati Fed office, Rand Paul’s announcement that he will block Yellen’s nomination and what Americans might find if we really do audit The Fed.
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Rand Paul, Muslims and Christianity
Recently, there were two articles that piqued my interest and this entry will focus on one of them. It was by a man named Dean Obeidallah, an American-born Muslim of Palestinian and Italian descent. His biography claims that he is a comedian and “groundbreaking” in the sense that Lenny Bruce was groundbreaking. But, instead of using profanity and testing the limits of free speech, Obeidallah | Read More »
Mackinac Leadership Conference Update
September 20-22 was a very busy time for Michigan Republican and Conservative activists. It was the biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. This event is traditionally the kickoff point for most campaigns for statewide office as well as an excellent time for activists to get together and fellowship. If you attended the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a couple of things were very clear. 1. Terri Lynn Land has | Read More »
Let’s Give Our Conservative Senate Candidates A Social Media Boost
One of the main reasons Democrats won again in 2012 was due to superior utilization of social media. In this day and age, many people don’t get their information for CBS Nightly News, but from Facebook and Twitter. As shallow as Facebook and Twitter might seem, they actually provide a better medium for education than the biased liberal media outlets. The nature of social media | Read More »
The Time is Now! A Call to Duty: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee
The time has come for a change of tactics for Conservatives. If we continue doing the same things we have been doing the last five years America is just flat out going to disappear. We need a new Conservative party and we need Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee (along with some in the House) to break away from the GOP and start a | Read More »
John McCain: This isn’t the maverick you’re looking for – Part II
John McCain is the gift that keeps on giving . . . for Progressive Democrats. Hmm, Progressive Democrat. Is that being redundant? As we documented in Part I—we didn’t call it Part I at that time, but we should have known that the self-proclaimed maverick from Arizona would show how his true colors again—John McCain resorts to personal attacks against T.E.A. Party Republicans when faced | Read More »
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, Harry Reid
, Mike Lee
, Nancy Pelosi
, Rand Paul
, T.E.A. Party
, Ted Cruz
Jim DeMint is Winning America
Over the past several weeks, Republican aides in Congress have planted a number of stories attacking the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action for America, and the Senate Conservatives Fund — three groups closely associated with former Senator Jim DeMint. DeMint started the Senate Conservatives Fund. He’s now President of the Heritage Foundation. Heritage Action for America is an offshoot of Heritage. The reason Republicans have been | Read More »