Is Obamacare a Dead Parrot? Is Liberalism an Ex-Parrot? Lets Ask the Experts…
This explains Obamacare better than any pundit could possibly do with words: A little comic relief is needed in light of the disaster unfolding before our eyes as the government tries in vain to remake a sixth of our economy. It simply can’t be done without causing an equal and opposite reaction. Even Sir Isaac Newton could have seen an increase in premiums coming! Clearly more | Read More »
Is Obamacare TOO BIG to FAIL? Hello Dodd, Frank? CFPB?
It’s hard to know who is the giant and who are the minuscule people these days. I’m going with Gulliver as We the People and the small people as those that represent the government hoping to keep us tied down with debt and honourus regulations like Obamacare. Notice how he doesn’t use that word anymore? It’s all ACA now that he can’t kid about it anymore and smile | Read More »
A Case Study: Yep, Congress Has Repealed A Bad Healthcare Law Before Now…Almost.
They say history repeats itself. Maybe events do but not always the outcome. Case in point. Congress passed a Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act in 1988 but quickly realized it wouldn’t work. Seniors rose up in indignation and disgust over the costs and Congress retreated in response to The People. It Sounds remarkably similar to the high risk pool in O’care called the CLASS Act that was promptly | Read More »
FAST TRACK: It’s Unknown, Scary and Real. It Must Be Stopped In Its Tracks ASAP.
Remember those other famous word, never let a crisis go to waste? Given the recent events and the permanent structure of the Obama, Inc. campaign (OFA), is it beyond belief that a crisis is admin made? What a nefarious plot for a book that would make. The debate about the CR and debt ceiling has sucked all the oxygen out of the room and rightly so. Meanwhile, something else | Read More »
Mr. Speaker, Tell America the Truth: the President WANTS to Default and to Blame the House
An Open Letter to the Speaker of the House, Mr. Boehner: The president will not negotiate and he’s repeatedly said so. Nor will the Senate Majority Leader. Therefore you should quit negotiating with them and your own Party. No matter what proposal you offer, they refute it within minutes. And what has the Senate or president offered? Nothing! It is evident that the House has tried | Read More »
The Speaker Heard The People and His Caucus. Now Onto the Strategy and Negotiating…
“Stand Up and Defund It or Sit Down and Do Nothing, Sort Of” was the title when I finished this diary in the wee hours last night. But upon reading that the House will include defunding in the CR today, I had to change it. Yet I still have a few qualms with their reported strategy that are outlined below. No matter what strategy one | Read More »
A Call to Action: Deploy the Syrian Strategy to DEFUND Obamacare
We may never know if Congress would have authorized military force that the president requested since he yanked it before the vote, but the odds were leaning towards a resounding no. To no surprise, Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor immediately voiced their support for the president, after one WH meeting with him, even before Obama laid out his full case to Congress and The People. The president said jump, | Read More »
Reaping the Rewards of the Seeds He Sowed: A RUN AWAY! Foreign Policy Dominoes (Update Post Speech)
You are what you reap. And the president must be patting himself on the back for successfully selling a foreign policy of retreat to the American people and to Congress. When was the last time we had such partisan agreement on any issue? For the past 6 years, he’s done a phenomenal job of telling us why we are no more special than any other country, even got elected | Read More »
At this Point, Benghazi DOES Matter and the Uneven Parallels
*We all know the infamous line from then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Many of us were in shock for days over her callous statement, not to mention the outright lies she and all the others of this feckless admin, from top to bottom, showered upon us for over a month before a crack of truth inconvienently eked out. Of course the president lied like Pinocchio with | Read More »
The Water Cooler ~ Obama’s Syria Stategy: Forward, I Mean About Face
The president just announced that he will now get authorization from Congress for the limited military operation he was about to commence in Syria. This about-face is shocking and I can’t imagine what the implications are for our allies and enemies. Personally, I thought he, Biden and Kerry were the biggest hypocrites for wanting to act alone and without Congressional approval, after they bashed Bush constantly, including | Read More »
I Have Found the Elusive Pushmi-Pullyu! And Two Good Reasons to be Optimistic.
A Pushmi-Pullyu is a unicorn-type character from Dr. Doolittle with two heads that is perpetually at odds with itself. Once thought to be extinct, low and behold, it was right under our tent. It’s the GOP! The “Focus” article from EE advised us, the voters, to keep our eye on the real issues and implore our lawmakers to do the same. Sound advice. There’s just one problem; | Read More »
JURASSIC CONGRESS Members are STEALING our Future!
There’s a saying in the biggest retirement community in the U.S. called The Villages in Florida that for years, all potential buyers ask their realtor (and perhaps elsewhere in the country but I only speak from experience): When is the best time to buy a house here? The answer is always the same: today. And the realtors are right since it’s mostly been shielded from the recession | Read More »
WE HAVE CROSSED THE RUBICON- Thanks to RepubliCons Joining the Gangster of 8
To cross the Rubicon means to take an irrevocable step that commits one to a specific course. When Caesar was about to cross he quoted from a play by Menander to say “let the die be cast.” The Rubicon was a stream separating Cisalpine Gaul from Italy. When Julius Caesar led his troops from Gaul to the Rubicon, Caesar paused on the northern end of | Read More »
11 Million Who? Connecting Immigration Reform to Big Government Eyes and Ears
In a very strange presser to sell O’care last week, the president told us that no one is listening to conversations of everyday Americans after we discovered that 100,000,000 citizen’s domestic VZ phone records were collected for no apparent reason. The hypocrite told us it’s for our own good since it helps stop terrorists like the Boston brothers and the shoe bomber…oops, they didn’t stop either one. Citizens, not government, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Did I Miss the Privacy Memo?
Dear RedState: I haven’t been an active participant in the daily exchange lately for the past few weeks so did I missed the memo that the privacy rules were changed? Please point me to the notice if I’m amiss. Last night I noticed that if I up-vote a comment, my User Name is clearly listed when hovering over the up-votes arrow. However, the same action on down-votes doesn’t produce | Read More »
Follow the Org Charts of the If If, There is No There There, and I Don’t know Admin (Part I: Benghazi)
Follow the money is the usual expression of law and order cases and FBI cases of all types like the mafia, big drug busts and of course big con games. But it doesn’t always work that way in government, minus green energy and O’care waivers for union buddies, when all the characters plead innocent or ignorant. So our best bet is to follow the trail of appointees via | Read More »
The Thrill is Gone…and the Wheels Have Come Off (Important Updates)
When the president loses ”I get a thrill up my leg” Chris Matthews, then the writing is on the wall: this president is toast. I sometimes Lefty lurk on MSNBC to hear what the latest nonsense they are spewing and just happened to watch the 7:00-8:00am hour today. I’m glad I have a DVR because I was so shocked at some of the statements, I had | Read More »
Hello GOP? Connect the Dots NOW for a Smaller Government!
Preface: I wrote this last Friday and intended to publish it on Monday after a bit of tweaking over the weekend. Yet the scandals kept coming so I kept revising it. Of course tomorrow is another day that God willing, will shine a bright light on this administration. Today’s headlines are very telling and should compel every American to ask: What the hay is going on with my country and | Read More »
National Security: Yes, Yes, Yes, No and Maybe. Sadly it’s a Partisian Issue.
Well now we know. The Sunday shows made it crystal clear that national security is mostly based upon Party affiliation and protection of the president by the Left but then again, what’s new in our twisted political world. It’s hinged upon gun control per a leading Democrat, Sen. Durbin. He said: ” background checks will make us a safer nation”, referencing the gun control bills that failed. On the Boston bombing he said, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Are the Boston Bombers Lone, Self-radicalized Individuals?
As usual, the Watercooler is an open-thread and I didn’t see any posts on today’s news that 3 more students were arrested for aiding and abetting the Boston terrorists. First, many thanks are due to westcoastpatriette for posting a daily thread which I find useful so as not to thread-jack. After conversing with wcp last night, she just needs a break so didn’t mind if others take up | Read More »
Breaking: A New Black Hole is Discovered and It’s Sucking up the Private Sector!!!
What is a Black Hole? Per www.Space.com: Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong gravitational attraction that even light cannot escape from their grasp if it comes near enough. When a star burns through the last of its fuel, it may find itself collapsing. For smaller stars, | Read More »
Dear Sen. Rubio: PLEASE Step Away from the Gang NOW. It could mean R.I.P. for the GOP and the USA.
Honorable Senator Rubio: Less than a year ago, the president thwarted your sincere efforts towards comprehensive immigration reform and instructed DHS to implement the “Deferred Action” process for DREAMers. This pre-empted your legislative efforts just in time for the election. It prompted me to write this diary on RedState: “Another Step Closer to the Destruction of America Thanks to the Order-by-Fiat-in-Chief”. I expressed my opinion on the real | Read More »
Live Free or Die: Adam and Eve is Not Equal to Steve and Steve or Eve and Eve: Definitions Matter
We’ll never know for sure the exact reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire but many attribute it to a marked decline in morals, especially by the ruling classes that eventually spilled onto the general public. “Immoral and promiscuous sexual behavior including adultery and orgies was commonplace and celebrated in the Colosseum arena”, according to one source, Emperors such as Tiberius kept groups of young boys for his pleasure, | Read More »
This is REALLY How to Win the Next Election…Truth be Told
If any Republican would stand up and tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, we would win every election from here on out. And getting the liberal vote would be a piece of cake. Why? Because admitting that the system is rigged against every day Americans would be monumental (I hate the term middle-class since we didn’t have a caste system until the last two elections). | Read More »
Israel to Obama: We Won’t Get Fooled Again
Only a narcissist would believe that he deserves the faux outpouring of love and admiration this week from the Jewish state after years of his outright disrespect for them that stretched beyond the basic tenants of good statesmanship. As usual, the MSM and Lefty press are calling his speech historic and the best speech ev-ah given by any man on Earth. After receiving Israel’s Presidential Medal of Distinction Thursday, becoming the | Read More »