Barney Frank’s Pink Bazooka Brigade

    Too many times we folks on the right let ourselves be forced to be either the straw man or part of the angry mob flogging the straw man.  Never is that more clear than when gay rights is the debate. A perturbed Anne Flaherty at The Associated Press has painted the fighting lines as best as she can see them from her undersized Upper East | Read More »

    Reverse Limbo Contest Develops in the Senate Over Tax Cut Extensions

    Is a compromise on extending the tax cuts enacted under Pres. Bush in the offing? After a weekend of politicking, it seems that Democrats are willing to deal and Republicans are in the driver seat. Buzz has been overheard that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) may be pulling strings for a procedural vote early during this coming week, perhaps on a compromise amendment yet | Read More »

    Six Republicans Sign Letter Demanding Ethanol Subsidy Extension

    From the diaries by Erick. To quote my friend ‘Ironman’, “If an uncontested re-election doesn’t give John Thune the political courage to say no to BP and the ethanol robber barons, then he has no business getting near the White House when the successor to Obama needs to stop trillions in red ink.” ————- The ethanol mandates are one of the most regressive socialist interventions | Read More »

    Six Republicans Sign Letter Demanding Ethanol Subsidy Extension

    From the diaries by Erick. To quote my friend ‘Ironman’, “If an uncontested re-election doesn’t give John Thune the political courage to say no to BP and the ethanol robber barons, then he has no business getting near the White House when the successor to Obama needs to stop trillions in red ink.” ————- The ethanol mandates are one of the most regressive socialist interventions | 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 »

    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 »

    The Earmark Eight, and the Food Fifteen

    Everyone is busy analyzing what the Democrats have learned from the midterm elections.  The real question is what Republicans have learned from this election.  Within 25 minutes, 8 Republicans voted to continue the practice of pork barrel spending, while 15 voted to give the FDA unlimited power to shut down food producers and cut jobs. Here is a list of the 8 Republicans who voted | Read More »

    The FDA in bed with Big Business

    You probably remember the fanatical fear that gripped the nation these last few years in response to a few factories with tainted peanut butter. You may also remember the national panic when spinach was a killer stalking grocery stores across the country. These types of events are notorious for being blown out of proportion by the national media & being chaotic by virtue of bureaucratic | Read More »

    The FDA in bed with Big Business

    You probably remember the fanatical fear that gripped the nation these last few years in response to a few factories with tainted peanut butter. You may also remember the national panic when spinach was a killer stalking grocery stores across the country. These types of events are notorious for being blown out of proportion by the national media & being chaotic by virtue of bureaucratic | Read More »

    John Danforth in Wrong About the RINOs

    Recently, reports have been circulating in the Capitol Hill newspapers that conservatives are planning to challenge Dick Lugar and other RINOs in 2012.  Last week, former Missouri Senator John Danforth gave the following assessment of a potential primary challenge to Lugar: “If Dick Lugar, having served five terms in the U.S. Senate and being the most respected person in the Senate and the leading authority | Read More »

    Extend Tax Credits for Ethanol?

    There is currently a $0.45 per gallon tax credit on ethanol – set to expire at the end of next month. The lame duck session is divided on whether to extend the credit or not. Some claim it is a big government subsidy that distorts markets and hampers free enterprise, others claim it is a needed bridge to support valuable alternative to oil imports, rising | Read More »

    Ah . . . Dick Lugar

    So the Republicans win sweeping, historic victories across the country on election night. They largely repudiate the Democrats’ agenda.One of the issues out in fly over country was the DREAM Act to set a pathway for citizenship for illegal aliens who’ve managed to go to college.Many, many people across the country oppose it and a lot of Republicans on the campaign trail used it as | Read More »

    Ah . . . Dick Lugar

    So the Republicans win sweeping, historic victories across the country on election night. They largely repudiate the Democrats’ agenda.One of the issues out in fly over country was the DREAM Act to set a pathway for citizenship for illegal aliens who’ve managed to go to college.Many, many people across the country oppose it and a lot of Republicans on the campaign trail used it as | Read More »

    Joe Manchin, The Left Wind Lapdog for Radical Feminism

    We knew that it wouldn’t take too long for Joe Manchin to shed his conservative camouflage and leave it behind in the Mountain state.  Well, it turns out that he has gone all in for the job killing, socialist agenda on his first day in the Senate.  After voting to make anti gun, cap and trade supporting Harry Reid Majority Leader, Manchin voted with Reid | Read More »

    16 Republican Vote for New Nanny State Regulations on Food Producers

    If there is anything that is clear from the outcome of the elections, it is that we have barely changed the Senate.  Yes, we have gained some seats and moved some Republican open seats to the right for the 112th congress.  However, there are still many Republicans that remain in the Senate who have shown no signs of changing their big government tendencies.  Today, 16 | Read More »