Rep. Joe Barton: Right, but at the wrong time
By now we’ve all heard about Rep. Joe Barton’s apology to BP for the government’s “shakedown” of forcing them to fund a $20B slush fund to pay for the Gulf oil spill damages. On the surface, Barton’s statement was correct, and he should not have had to apologize for it. But, he should never have said a word in the first place. Sometimes it is | Read More »
Where has all the outrage gone?
The conventional wisdom during the health care rationing fight was that the Democrats wanted to pass their so-called “reform” legislation as quickly as possible so it could be swept under the rug and out of the eyes of the electorate, since they knew the American people didn’t like it (oh, but we’d learn to like it later, once we found out what was in it). | Read More »
Barack Lobster – Down, Down … goes his credibility
It was a joy to read this article from the UK Telegraph this morning. It illustrates just how low Barack Obama has sunk with the latest in a long string of bumblings and fumblings. His popularity continues to tank after a brief flirtation with recovery following his successful implementation of healthcare rationing. In the piece, the Telegraph’s Toby Harnden calls out Obama for his inept | Read More »
Reading is not a strength for the Robin Carnahan campaign
This past week, the campaign for Democrat Senate candidate Robin Carnahan released a hit video criticizing Republican Senate candidate Rep. Roy Blunt about his response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The video claims that “BP’s Bill for Cleanup is only $75M” and that supposedly, Blunt is OK with that. One problem: current law does NOT cap cleanup costs at $75M. | Read More »
Roy Blunt and Robin Carnahan on the Kagan nomination
Missourians are no doubt curious about what the two leading candidates in the 2010 Missouri Senate race think about President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. So what do the two key candidates have to say? Republican Congressman Roy Blunt, on what the GOP and the Senate should do: Judicial nominees should meet a substantially different | Read More »
Poor Robin Carnahan. It was *not* a good week for her.
After a week like this, Robin Carnahan was probably wishing she was a banking executive lawyer again, because running for Senate was not kind to her. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, Carnahan made reference to our dependence on foreign oil: “We’re swapping depending on foreign oil with dependence on Chinese-made wind turbans (sic) and solar cells,” she said. Um, Ms. Carnahan – | Read More »
Could Obama be girding for a healthcare repeal fight?
The NYT reports this morning that Barack Obama, like many presidents before him, is now seeking line-item veto authority. President Obama, in his latest effort to signal fiscal responsibility against the rising debt, plans this month to ask Congress to give him and future presidents greater power to try to delete individual items from spending bills. In doing so, Mr. Obama will join a long | Read More »
“Let’s hope their bombs don’t work” is not a strategy
The Times Square Bomber apparently didn’t pay too close attention at suicide bomber school while in Pakistan, as his attempt to detonate his SUV appears to have been somewhat “amateurish.” Likewise, the Christmas day pantybomber similarly seems to have missed out on some training. But eventually, one of these terrorists is going to blow something up and a lot of Americans are going to die. | Read More »
So Robin, tell us what part of Obamanomics you don’t like…
Following now-Senator Scott Brown’s supermajority-busting win of TedKennedy’sSeat™ in Massachusetts, the Democrat rats are quickly leaping from the Obama sinking ship. The latest “run away” moment comes on the heels of the Obama FY2011 budget proposal. Unsurprisingly, the POTUS continues his trillion dollar deficit extravaganza, even after his laughable attempt to feign fiscal responsibility by recommending a so-called “spending freeze.” as part of his proposal. This | Read More »
There’s A Missouri Political Dynasty Entrenched in DC
This past Thursday morning, St. Louis NPR station KWMU reported that Republican Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts Senate race could be “a shot across the bow for Robin Carnahan”, the Democrat competing with Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt (MO-7) for retiring Senator Kit Bond’s seat. The station said: Speaking in St. Louis Republican Senator Kit Bond said Scott Brown’s win in Massachusetts is further proof | Read More »
STOP Pushing Out the Party’s Moderates!
The extremists are taking over the party! A few days ago, the left-wing activist group MoveOn.org began sending out emails seeking contributions to fund primary challenges against any Democratic senator who does not fully support “health care reform with a public option.” Now there’s an update: MoveOn executive director Justin Ruben says the group has raised $3,578,117 for the project and is thinking of new | Read More »