Mitch McConnell goes into fetal position. Harry Reid is the new leader of the Senate.
Sad and disappointing but not a surprise. has showed himself to be the gutless wimp that we’ve all known he is. He has given the Democrats exactly what they have been demanding. In other words, , as majority leader, has shown the same feckless, flaccidity that he showed while minority leader. What he’s done is pass the buck back to the House: Updated 3:43 p.m. | Read More »
Mitch McConnell is folding like a cheap suit
Often we are told about the importance of doing the hard right as opposed to the easy wrong. The Senate GOP, however, is confronted with the option of doing the easy right or the hard wrong. Guess which one Mitch McConnell is opting for. The issue facing Congress on the Department of Homeland Security budget is not trivial. What is at stake is nothing less than | Read More »
, Government Shut Down
, Homeland Security
, John McCain
, Kelly Ayotte
, Lindsey Graham
, Marco Rubio
, Mark Kirk
, Mitch McConnell
Obama’s Tiresome DHS Washington Monument Defense
In a transparently absurd attempt to appear tough, it looks increasingly like the GOP controlled Congress may actually allow DHS to “shut down” if Obama vetoes the DHS funding bill over the language overturning his amnesty executive order. I put “shut down” in scare quotes because 87% of DHS employees are considered essential employees and thus would continue working in the event of a “shut | Read More »
Why does Sheila Jackson Lee Mention Martial Law?
Are there some arcane or obscure rules for the House and Senate during a government shutdown? Can someone please explain to me what Representative Sheila Jackson Lee means when she utters the phrase “…martial law and they know what I mean…” http://savingtherepublic.com/blog/2013/10/dem-congresswoman-sheila-jackson-lee-suggests-martial-law-end-government-shutdown/
The Detroit Non-Bailout And The Power Of A Shut-Down Government
Let’s say you do what you are told, show up at your place of appointed duty and then lather rinse and repeat for a good 10 to 25 years. If you are a Federal Employeee deemed “non-essential*” that gets you furloughed because the US Senate hasn’t bothered passing a legitimate budget in four years and the House of Representatives no longer has the patience or good will to give them a clean continuing resolution that funds ObamaCare.
Now let’s say you spend an entire city’s budget on union pensions that are based on untennable guaruntees and are underfunded by a steadily deteriorating tax base. If you are Detroit, and voted 82% for Barack Obama, that means you get $320M worth of what the New York Times insists !IS NOT! a bailout.
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The previous shutdown
Can we please make sure the Republican House “Leadership” understands ONE thing about the previous government shutdown? Uncle Newty and the rest of the Republicans “lost” that battle because they caved and got NOTHING from the fight. They did not lose on the public relations front and then gave in because the battle was lost. They lost the public relations battle AFTER they lost their | Read More »
Big Brother is Watching Your Web Activity
‘Big Brother’ Barry Obama, ‘Spook in Chief’, has added bloggers to his ever growing ‘enemies list’. America’s spy agencies want to read your blog posts, keep track of your Twitter updates — even check out your book reviews on Amazon. In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the CIA and the wider intelligence community, is putting cash into Visible Technologies, a software firm that specializes in monitoring | Read More »
, 4th amendment
, Big Brother
, Big Government
, Federal Communications Commission
, Net Neutrality
, power grab