The Challenge of a New Morning in America
Historically there are two types of elections in this country, changes in speed or in direction. The election of Barack Obama is unquestionably of the latter and with it comes an inherent change toward a more progressive political climate. His inaugural address signaled the end of the era of Reagan as well as that of the Clintons as the driving force within the Democratic Party. | Read More »
Democrats and the “New” Math
Reading leftists can be highly educational. For example, Greg Sargent has information from House Democratic staffers that says the House Republican plan actually raises taxes on quite a few Americans. Of course, to Democrats, a welfare check is something they call a tax cut, while Democrats call a real tax rate cut a tax rate increase; this is kind of like when Democrats say a lower | Read More »
The verdict is out on the stimulus package, and many economist are not buying it.
Skeptics to the Obama/Democrat stimulus package whether they be professional, political or otherwise, have been considered opposition forces and simply labeled as naysayers by the supporters of the bill. The truth of the matter is that there are many qualified professionals who have studied economics and the American economy for decades who came to different conclusions on the merits of the stimulus package. The debate has brought | Read More »
The House GOP Made the Democrats Own the Stimulus
Update: Drudge agrees: *** They chose…wisely. The final vote was 244-188, with 177 Republicans and 11 Democrats voting against (1 GOP member had to leave early). The Democrats passed the bill, but couldn’t keep their caucus together — and the GOP managed to keep every single member in line. Well done, Reps. Boehner, Cantor, and the rest of the House Republican caucus.
How many Republicans have a spine?
The House of Representatives is going to debate and vote on the “stimulus package”. We need to make sure that our representatives on the Republican side oppose the measure. Our conference needs to make sure that the Democrats retain all the responsibility for this debacle. If the media isn’t going to spread the pork-barrel nature of this bill, we need to have ads up on television. I think Rush | Read More »
The Stimulus Bill: The Republicans Iraq War Resolution
In 2002 in the run-up to the war in Iraq, Democrats in Congress faced a dilemma. In the aftermath of 9/11, President George W. Bush, realizing that kicking the Iraq can down the road was no longer an option, was determined to deal with Saddam Hussein forthwith. Public opinion was very much for the war, in even greater percentages then now support Obama (upwards of | Read More »
This is how we win in 2010 and the only way we win….
On January 4, 2007, history was made in the United State. The first woman was sworn in as Speaker Of The House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. On this day in history or herstory as she likes to point out the following was true. The Dow Jones Average was 12,398.01 (1/5/07) Nasdaq was 2,504.65 Unemployment was 5% The National Debt was 7% of GDP On January | Read More »
On Republican Tactics
It has been a few years since I played chess, and quite a few more since I played any serious game of it, but I do remember most of the fundamentals including a simple tactic calling forking. In this maneuver, you move one of your pieces so it simultaneously threatens two (or more) of your opponents pieces. The goal is not to necessarily capture the | Read More »
As party leaders prepare to gather later this week in Washington, D.C., tasked with the unenviable mission of reassembling the pieces of GOP, the six-way battle for RNC Chairman is significantly heating up. The very dynamics of the race and current political climate lends itself to personal and even misleading attacks: Each candidate, vying to differentiate themselves in a fiercely Democratic environment, will invariably levy | Read More »
Where is the media outrage?
The Senate of the United States has just confirmed an admitted Tax Cheat to be the head of all the money in this country. Amazing. Where is the media outrage? Imagine the previous Republican nominating a tax felon? We’d get crucified. Why did our Senators stand by and let this happen? The moral blight on the administration by employing a known lawbreaker is beyond understanding. We should be | Read More »
Where’s the fighting spirit?
I hope Obama’s targeting of Rush will make Republicans stiffen their collective spine. At this point from reading the RedState blogs and posts, I have come to the conclusion that the majority of people that pay attention to the political system are so beleaguered by the current state of affairs that they would enjoy just a little fight from the party right now. I hear | Read More »
Some of us ARE listening to Rush…
Tap. Tap. Tap. Helloooo! Can anybody hear me? My breath fogs the window as I stare in at our illustrious Republican representatives partying on. Sigh. As Mike Huckabee said on Fox News the other day, “I don’t know what they are but they aren’t acting like Republicans.” Oh, I realize the crowd around me is growing and more people are knocking on the glass. Yet, | Read More »
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, Sarah Palin
, Sean Hannity
Republican leaders should listen to Rush!
I was taken aback that the new president had the gall to bring Rush into the argument over the “Stimulus Plan” with Republican leaders. I think they would be better off listening to Rush than Obama. I mean, how many more of the so-called moderate Republicans are left to help Obama? Not that many. We should really fight him tooth and nail. He wants a | Read More »
Media Wars: The Bampire Strikes Back
The newly-minted president took some shots at congressional Republicans Friday. When they expressed their concerns about his stimulus package, he basically told them what they could do to themselves. In not so many words, the messiah/president told them to perform an act which is socially unacceptable and physically impossible. Then Professor Obama proceeded to lecture the rebel scum, advising them that they should stop listening to conservative | Read More »
Is It Just Me Or Is Sarah Palin The Only Republican Making Sense Right Now?
I was listening to Bill Bennett’s radio program this morning and a caller was talking about a local event that she had attended with an official from Sen McConnell’s office. She asked this person what the Republicans in the senate were going to do to stop the socialist agenda that President Obama is pushing. His response was to say that Senator McConnell thinks that we | Read More »