Fifty shades of Big Government

    Today’s installment of Shutdown Theater includes the Obama Administration trying to rope off the ocean, as charter fishing boat captains and tour guides were informed by the National Park Service shock troops of His Imperial Barricading Majesty that Florida Bay is closed for the duration of the current “budget crisis.”  (Disclaimer: no actual “budget,” or anything remotely resembling one, will be involved in its resolution.) Given that | Read More »

    Democrats and their Budget Hypocrisy Leading to #DemocratShutdown

    Throughout the past week, Democrats leaders have justified their refusal to negotiate with Republicans as a natural response to hostage taking.  They claim that the fight over Obamacare is extraneous to the budget, and as such, they should not have to talk to Republicans until they agree to pass a “clean” CR.  There are two points they are obfuscating in the context of the budget | Read More »

    Quote AND Tweet of the Day, Nobody @BarackObama Knows Has Troubles edition.

    First, the quote, from the Wall Street Journal: Said a senior administration official: “We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters is the end result.” Ah, those Ascended Beings and hyper-geometric messaging geniuses over at the White House. But, alas, I cannot beat Jake Tapper’s (apparent) reaction to that line: There's a definition of "winning" being used | Read More »

    Obamacare Glitches and the Harry Reid Era

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the why Obamacare glitches are very dangerous, the debt ceiling and CR fight and why we are in the Harry Reid Era in Washington.

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    Next time, Democrats will take your doctor hostage

    Every true “independent” voter in the United States should be clamoring for the full and immediate repeal of ObamaCare after watching a few days of Barack Obama’s Shutdown Theater.  Do you really think the man who vandalized the World War II Memorial with barricades to make elderly veterans suffer will hesitate a microsecond to use your health care as leverage against you, the next time you defy | Read More »

    How Republicans can win the Shutdown fight

    Now that the federal government has partially shutdown, the Republicans are primed to win this side of the fight over Obamacare if they play their cards correctly. Unlike the Newt Gingrich-led shutdown of 1995 which was about broad-based cuts to many programs including Medicare, the trigger of the shutdown comes from the discretionary funding for Obamacare. It constitutes a small portion of the federal budget and | Read More »

    Democrats’s Shutdown Is Refusal To Face The American People

    We’ve heard stories of Democrats attempting to “shutdown” privately owned historical sites like Mount Vernon and many other privately funded and run parks. They want the shutdown for use as a weapon, to “hurt and rescue” the American people. Case in point: Canyon Voyages Adventure Company. Don Oblak’s Moab, Utah-based Canyon Voyages Adventure Co. depends on the Colorado River, which winds through breathtaking ravines in | Read More »

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    Democrats’s Shutdown Is Refusal To Face The American People

    We’ve heard stories of Democrats attempting to “shutdown” privately owned historical sites like Mount Vernon and many other privately funded and run parks. They want the shutdown for use as a weapon, to “hurt and rescue” the American people. Case in point: Canyon Voyages Adventure Company. Don Oblak’s Moab, Utah-based Canyon Voyages Adventure Co. depends on the Colorado River, which winds through breathtaking ravines in | Read More »

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    Welcome to the Harry and Barry Shutdown Show

    What a difference a sense of conviction and the presence of a Republican backbone brings to a debate in Washington.  Democrats are beginning to slowly grovel back to the negotiation table, barely able to contain their show of bravado.  We are now having a national discussion about Obamacare, something that would have never happened had we not chosen to fight on the budget bill. As | Read More »

    Obama’s Frustrated? Go Team!

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Obama is frustrated with the shutdown. http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20131002-710361.html Given that he surely assumed Republicans in both the House and Senate would crumple like a wet napkin I am not surprised that he is frustrated. I suspect that he remembers the collective shoulder shrug after a month of the country not falling apart following the sequester. I suspect that he | Read More »

    This is About Shutting Down Obamacare

    Congressmen, this is about shutting down Obamacare.Democrats keep talking about our refusal to compromise. They don’t realize our compromise is defunding Obamacare. We actually want to repeal it.This is it. Our endgame is to leave the whole thing shut down until the President defunds Obamacare. And if he does not defund Obamacare, we leave the whole thing shut down.After all, if the government is not | Read More »

    Emperor Obama’s Dog and Pony Show Turns Into A Dog

    So Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo tells the Department of The Interior that a group of old, ailing WWII veterans are coming to visit the WWII Momument on the Capital Square. He asks if they can see it despite the coming government shutdown, given that some of them won’t be alive long enough to have another chance. The people-powered administration of Barack Obama responded as follows:

    “We got the heads up that they will be barricaded and specifically asked for an exception for these heroes,” Palazzo told TheDC. “We were denied and told, ‘It’s a government shutdown, what do you expect?’ when we contacted the liaison for the White House.”

    These are the same Miss Congeniality contestants that lectured The Tea Party about civility after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriella Giffords by a person who later turned out to have ambiguously leftist political beliefs. The current government shutdown was intended to conceal a lot of the administration’s problems, but has instead put them out there in stark bas-relief. The longer this drama goes on, the more the public pays attention to President Obama and Harry Reid and finds out what these people are truly like as human beings.

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    McCaskill at WWII Memorial: Others are Here Because They’re ‘Trying To Score A Political Point’

    It’s day two of the government shutdown, but veterans groups are still planning to visit the World War II memorial, which has been closed during this crisis.  Just like yesterday, veterans groups unloaded from their buses and members of Congress were there to assist them once the barricades were taken down. Yet, this time, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) was present, but this wasn’t an | Read More »

    Government Shutdown Casualty: FLOTUS Twitter

    So, the FLOTUS account on Twitter posted this yesterday So, a few questions come to mind: 1) Isn’t Twitter free? 2) If FLOTUS isn’t doing her own TWITTER (for free), can we assume the Twitter position for her is “non-essential” personnel? 3) Do we taxpayers need to be paying someone to Twitter for the FLOTUS, especially since 2 million (37%) of her followers are fake?

    White House Agency Ordered WWII Memorial Shutdown, WWII Heroes Retake Memorial

    World War II veterans refused to let the Obama government shutdown stand in the way of a once in a lifetime visit to the national World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.

    Yet the Obama Administration chose to inflict political pain by closing it. Despicable.

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