Will House Republicans Grow a Pair And Oppose The Tax “Deal?”
In the wake of yesterday’s indefensible 81-19 vote in the Senate to spend hundreds of billions of dollars that we do not have in exchange for temporary tax rate extensions we could have achieved anyway or the lapsing of which could have been plopped in the lap of the President, we are left hoping that Republicans in the House of Representatives will stand up and | Read More »
No Daylight Between My Position and the GOP on Earmarks
There is no daylight between my position and Speaker-designate John Boehner on earmarks. Period. I have repeatedly said that I agree with, applaud, and wholeheartedly support Speaker-designate John Boehner’s position on earmarks. I am opposed to earmarks. I recently made that point to a reporter from a Capitol Hill newspaper, but it was left out of their story on the GOP and earmarks. Some media | Read More »
Playing With the Two Immutable Laws of Washington
There are two immutable laws of Washington, D.C. To understand the tax compromise in the Senate, you must know the laws. Politicians in leadership believe that if they make both the left and right angry they must have done something right; and, If Democrats and Republicans come together in a compromise — no matter how bad that compromise may be — the media will herald | Read More »
Lame Demagogue Session
Republicans’ votes against Obamacare were actually votes in favor of retaining employer-based health care coverage…Rather, it is the Democrats who are tainted with the hypocrisy with which they accuse their opponents. Democrats have not reacted well to the “shellacking” voters administered to the party at the polls earlier this month. Far from doing any soul searching or introspection of any kind, Democrats embarked on a | Read More »
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Senate GOP Sells Out National Security for Tax Cuts
Let’s be honest, there are many sexy issues in politics these day. The START Treaty is not one of them. No one other than Barack Obama and the Kremlin care about START. But we should. We should also care that the Senate GOP, thanks to the “skillful” negotiations of Jon Kyl (R-AZ), have decided to sell us down the river to Moscow in order to | Read More »
Senate Scorecard: RedState vs NRSC
The time has come for the Senate Republicans to begin thinking about what to do with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which this last cycle was run by Senator John Cornyn along with bureaucrat Rob Jesmer. Before any Republican endorses that team to go ahead and run the committee for another cycle, I urge them to consider alternatives. The NRSC has the name and the | Read More »
The Civil War
Everyone in the media wants to talk about a Republican civil war. There are certainly feuds, but now that the election, the civil war that mostly played itself out in primaries between NRSC backed candidates and the eventual winners of most of the primaries is largely over, other than a few Senate aides and Senators upset about not being in the majority. Note to them: | Read More »
The Point – Doubling Down on Freedom
Much will be made about last night’s election. Massive Republican gains across the board will properly be celebrated by some, but countered by others who think those gains might have been more if we’d just chosen the “right” candidates. You see, to some in the Washington establishment – only they are smart enough to know who the right candidate is. We must have candidates who | Read More »
Potential Tea Party Targets for 2012
As you are settling down from yesterday’s victories, you will want to also pay attention to this list. While many will be focusing on a potential Presidential pick for the GOP, we should not all get distracted by that. We have a significant opportunity to improve the Senate GOP through some primaries. Here is a list of potential targets for primaries — the Senate Republicans | Read More »
What Better Way to Signal the World You “Get It?” – Hire Washington Insiders!
So, expecting to pick up a number of seats by “newbies,” what do GOP leaders in Washington want to ensure? They want “GOP insiders to staff outsiders,” according to Roll Call. Eric Cantor’s staff added, “There’s a lot of important work to get done right out of the gate, so it’s important that newly elected Republicans have access to experienced, competent staff so that they | Read More »
Again I Say Fight!
“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have | Read More »
Senate Republicans May Not Try to Repeal Obamacare
I have told you this before and I will tell you this again. Unless you elect Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ken Buck, Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Sharron Angle, and Joe Miller, we will never see Obamacare repealed. Senator Judd Gregg is up today saying that repeal is not recommended. Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, said that | Read More »
Marginalizing Jim DeMint: Are Senate Republicans Trying to Get Tom Coburn to Be Judas to Conservatives?
As you know, Senate Republicans are more than a little unhappy with Jim DeMint. The Senate GOP will see an influx of DeMint backed candidates after November. Consequently, the Senate GOP has become more fixated with marginalized Jim DeMint than fighting Barack Obama. For perspective, Mitch McConnell won’t even campaign against or speak ill of Harry Reid to help Sharron Angle. But his minion are | Read More »
Just when they thought it was safe
Just when the Democrats thought it was safe to go back into the election waters, the thing they feared most has awakened, and it isn’t happy.
Yes, candidate Obama told us he was going to “fundamentally transform” America. He knew what he meant by that phrase, but Americans didn’t. What he didn’t know, however, was that his attempts to transform America would trigger an awakening throughout the nation.
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Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D) Embraces the Race Card
That was like a double whammy race card. “Vote for me because I am Hispanic and I support immigration. P.S. My opponent is from Vietnam and he’s coming to take our jobs.” Her opponent? Van Tran. As luck would have it, Tran is trying to reach a fundraising goal of $8k by Sept 30th. [hint hint] For more information on this race check out Neil’s | Read More »