Healthcare Paid for With Unicorn Farts
There will be many words from many people about much of the President’s State of the Union speech from last night. I will only focus on one line, which distinctly highlights again just how out to lunch the man is when it comes to real healthcare reforms in this country. During his speech the President said this: We’ll bring down costs by changing the way | Read More »
Live on the Radio and You Can Call In
That’s right RedStaters, you can call in to my radio show tonight. I’ll be on till midnight eastern time. We’ll be kicking off the show with “Highway to Hell” since Dorner is in the inferno and our debt is heading to $17 trillion. You can listen live tonight on the WSB live stream and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.
State of the Union Open Thread & a Preview of Rand Paul’s Speech
Tonight, use this thread to post your comments on the State of the Union and Marco Rubio’s response. Bing Politics is going to present a live stream of the State of the Union address tonight and you can participate in its interactive feature. Later, RedState will bring you a live stream of Senator Rand Paul’s speech. I’ve received tidbits about his speech tonight. It’s going | Read More »
Join the First Interactive State Of The Union With Bing Politics
This has the potential to be really cool and conservatives should consider taking advantage of it. Bing Politics is going to present a live stream of the State of the Union address tonight. You’ll be able to watch it live and, throughout the event, track your response as the speech progresses. Basically, it’ll be like the networks have done with personal people metering, showing the | Read More »
Mitch McConnell: No, there will be no tax hikes to replace the sequester.
This is a pretty clear statement. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that he would not accept a plan to avert the sequester by raising taxes, just days before Democrats are expected to propose exactly that. “My constituents in Kentucky will not accept a tax hike in the place of spending cuts that were already agreed to by both parties,” McConnell said. “We | Read More »
Ener1 and Barack Obama: If You Own Masterlock Stock, Sell
In 2010, Barack Obama touted Solyndra’s solar panels in his State of the Union speech. We know what happened to Solyndra. In this week’s State of the Union, Barack Obama touted Ener1′s electric car batteries. Today, Ener1 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Also in Barack Obama’s State of the Union this week, he touted Masterlock and the high productivity of its unionized workforce. Given the | Read More »
Un-Leadership and The State of The Union
“The 65% of our population who are imbeciles really love it, so it must be best!” – Brett Stevens (in full-metal sarcasm mode) (HT:Amerika.org) I’ll let Sir Charles Darwin explain why the entire premise of Barack Obama’s recent smug-fest campaign ad known as a State of The Union Address was an utter joke. Barack Obama thinks a welfare state with more tentacles than a sea | Read More »
Obama’s ‘Blueprint for America’ is built on a cracked foundation
In years past, I’ve chosen to forego attending President Obama’s annual State of the Union speech, and instead focused on interacting with my constituents through live, virtual town halls while I watched the speech in my office. This wasn’t out of disrespect, but because I wanted to see real-time responses from Georgians and to get their ideas for what might jumpstart our economy. This year, | Read More »
Speaker Boehner extends State of the Union invitation to President.
Speaker of the House John Boehner has formally offered an invitation to the President to give his annual State of the Union address. As we work together to end this legislative year by advancing initiatives to help Americans struggling a difficult economy, we must also look ahead for new opportunities to put solutions before politics. In the coming year,. Republicans will continue our efforts to | Read More »
Reactions to Obama’s State of the Union
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Jim Pethokoukis and Pejman Yousefzadeh to discuss last night’s State of the Union speech. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy | Read More »
Two Great Takes on SOTU
Hop on over to Mark Levin’s Facebook Page for his take on the State of the Union. The first paragraph starts it off nicely. President Obama’s foot remains where it has been since the day he entered the Oval Office, on the gas pedal. He’s not braking for anyone or anything. All this pre-SOTU spin from Obama’s whisperers, gobbled up by the Obama-hungry media, was always | Read More »
The Sputnik Moment
“Barack Obama did not jump the shark; he sputniked.” Barack Obama’s “Sputnik Moment” sums up his speech best. In fact, there is no reason to fully dwell on his speech in light of the sputnik moment. What do I mean? Consider this: Barack Obama declared that “This is our generation’s Sputnik moment.” His reference was to the mobilization of the United States after the Soviets | Read More »
The Bachmann Speech
Much has been made of Michelle Bachmann’s “Tea Party” response to the State of the Union. For days the media has been playing this up as a major conflict within the Republican Party. In fact, a number of Republican leadership aides pulled out all the stops trying to get the networks to ignore Michelle Bachmann. Kudos to CNN for its willingness to cover the speech | Read More »
State of the Union: Who’s Sitting with the 800 lb. Gorilla?
Tonight the President delivers his State of the Union Address to the nation. This annual event brings representatives from all three branches of government into the Capitol at the same time. But there is another figure looming that has been ignored for far too long. The national debt – currently at $14 trillion and counting – is the 800 pound gorilla in the room. There | Read More »