At the bottom of this post you will find a list of congressional town halls for the next week. It is important that you stay focused because Republican leaders are about to dangle shiny objects in front of you knowing that, like with a sardine dangling in the spotlight of a circus big tent, the GOP leaders can get you to clap like a seal. | Read More »

    Obamacare, not Republicans, fines hospitals for treating the poor

    At his press conference last Friday, President Barack Obama thrice accused Republicans seeking to repeal or defund Obamacare as attempting to “prevent 30 million people from getting health care” and/or “making sure that 30 million people don’t have health care.”  Not sure why his vacation couldn’t wait for a complete reiteration of the Democrat Party’s Big Lie (at least 45 years old and counting) that | Read More »

    Wimps, Frauds, and Charlatans

    In case you missed it, because for some reason the national press has ignored what should be a salacious story, Tennessee Senator Lamar! Alexander’s political campaign coordinated the “timing and even funding for” an exhibit about Lamar! Alexander. Alexander is gearing up for a re-election campaign in 2014 where he expects to get a primary challenge. He used your tax dollars to secure an earmark | Read More »

    Eunuchs in D.C.

    That is probably the greatest post title I will ever have. Do you know what a eunuch is? They are 100% manhood-free people who were often tasked with guarding consorts and harems (their lack of any sex drive made them trustworthy). Because they became so trusted by their rulers, they got seats of power. The Eastern Han Dynasty of China is a great example of | Read More »

    David Vitter Fights Back Against Obamacare

    I reported yesterday that Senate Republicans and Democrats have declared truce over Obamacare as it relates to congressional staffers and members of Congress themselves. Republicans have decided they will not attack Democrats because they want the exemption too.One member of Congress who is not only enraged by this, but is willing to do something about it, is Louisiana Senator David Vitter. This afternoon he has | Read More »

    We Will Have a Third Party

    For several years, Republican establishment types and their allies in the press have mocked conservatives for wanting an all or nothing strategy. They’ve said we have to be willing to compromise. So Mike Lee proposes a plan to fund the government except for the discretionary funding for Obamacare. The reaction of GOP leaders? They only want to support a plan that fully repeals Obamacare.Conservatives have | Read More »

    Defunding Obamacare: Questions & Answers, Excuses & Responses

    Former RedState contributor and now Political Director of Heritage Action for America, Russ Vought, has written a pretty comprehensive “FAQ” on the Obamacare defunding fight. I asked Russ if I could post it here in its entirety. He said I could. The original is found right here. This should answer most of your questions, including the question about mandatory vs. discretionary spending. POLICY AND TECHNICAL“What do | Read More »

    Republicans Declare Soviet Union is Here to Stay

    Republicans Declare Soviet Union is Here to Stay

    Were it Tom Coburn in the White House in 1981 instead of Ronald Reagan, we’d still be dealing with the Soviet Union.Ronald Reagan was in the minority who thought the Soviets should be fought and could be beaten. The majority of Republicans and Democrats alike had so thoroughly bought into detente and peaceful coexistence and containment that Reagan had to fight his own side and | Read More »

    The Ephialtes Establishment in the Republican Party

    The Ephialtes Establishment in the Republican Party

    I can see how the GOP loses in November of 2014. The establishment and base have moved so far apart the base is about ready to go third party or sit at home. If the GOP does not make a stand against Obamacare, they will not see the energy they need to effectively compete in 2014. Let me explain what is happening and what will | Read More »

    Obamacare and “Intersecting Ground”

    In “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, the ancient strategist lists nine types of ground that conflict can take place on. According to the rule for military operations, there are nine kinds of ground. […] Land that is surrounded on three sides by competitors and would give the first to get it access to all the people on the continent is called intersecting ground. | Read More »

    The Magical Mythical History of the Government Shutdown Hurting Republicans

    There is a lot of talk these days about how the GOP cannot afford to shut down the government like they did in 1995. “Remember,” they the chattering class say, “the GOP got destroyed at the polls in 1996.”That talk has everything to do with the Democrats winning the message battle in the media, but has nothing to do with anything else. Let’s roll the | Read More »

    IRS rank-and-file STILL not getting it?

    Oh, pity this poor, poor, put-upon Cincinnati office anonymous IRS lawyer. S/he wrote in to Robert Anderson’s Witnesseth blog after Anderson noted that campaign contributions among IRS lawyers skewed heavily towards Democrats (government lawyers in general do, really). After complaining a bit about that awful Republican party, and its hostility towards government lawyers, the government lawyer finished up: …if there is a lack of political | Read More »

    Mitt Romney: Senator Graham sounds like Jimmy Carter

    O.K. Mitt didn’t really say this, but in a moment of political karma, he could have. During the Republican primaries in 2011, John McCain’s BFF criticized the Republican presidential field’s ambivalence about the war in Afghanistan, and accused front-runner Mitt Romney of promoting a weakness in U.S. military policy that sounded a bit like President Jimmy Carter: “From the (GOP) point of view, the biggest | Read More »

    ‘This Town’ Needs an Enema

    Mark Leibovich of the New York Times has written a pretty scathing book about Washington, DC, called This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital. It is a pretty accurate portrayal of the Washington, DC more and more Americans have come to hold in contempt. There exists in Washington a new aristocracy where, for example, a poor boxer from | Read More »

    Republicans Surrender

    Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, have given up the filibuster for executive nominations. Under a deal struck, the Democrats will not deploy the nuclear option, but the Republicans will let the President fill a number of positions the GOP has been blocking. Among the positions will be the ever important National Labor Relations Board, which has pursued a disastrous anti-free market agenda. As Senator | Read More »