Defund Obamacare Now!

    Defund Obamacare Now!

    Next week House Republicans plan to bring a Continuing Resolution to the floor, which will fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year.  If nothing is done to stop them, GOP leaders plan to put forth a clean CR that funds Obamacare.  This is unacceptable. With health insurance premiums skyrocketing, employers dumping workers from health plans, and new reports predicting trillions in | Read More »

    GOP House Passes Unconstitutional Democrat VAWA Bill

    Earlier today, the Republican-controlled House passed the Senate version of the unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  The Senate bill expands “coverage” to illegal aliens, men, homosexuals, transgendered individuals and prisoners.  It  also expands the law’s reach to give tribal Indian authorities jurisdiction over non-Indians accused of abusing Indian women. The final bill passed with the support of 87 Republicans.  Before voting on this bill, the | Read More »

    Defund Obamacare or Bust

    It’s really simple, folks.  Everything boils down to Obamacare. Do we really believe that Obamacare will make private health insurance unaffordable? Do we really believe Obamacare will bankrupt the nation and relegate the next generation of Americans to a dimmer future of less freedom and opportunity? Do we really believe Obamacare will create incorrigible dependency? Dow we really believe that Obamacare will lead to a | Read More »

    Who is Going to Put an End to the McCain/Graham Circus?

    How often do you find Democrats scoring points for the opposing team on a daily basis?  Never.  Yet that is what Lindsey Graham and John McCain, the defacto leaders of the GOP Senate, accomplish every day.  Worse, they use their bully pulpit to muddle the GOP message in the eyes of the public and convince the rest of the conference to join their merry band | Read More »

    The Magical Word “Women”

    If we’ve come to the point where Republicans believe that dealing with domestic violence is within the purview of the federal government, we should just stick a fork in the party.  Yet, not only do Republicans in the House plan to reauthorize the wasteful and politically-motivated Violence Against Women Act, they plan to pass the Senate version (S.47), which contains egregious anomalies. The Senate bill | Read More »

    Where is the Leadership in the Senate?

    Most of the focus concerning intra-party battles has been directed at the GOP-controlled House where conservative rebels have dissented from leadership on key pieces of legislation.  There’s been less focus on the intra-party dynamic in the Senate, given that Republicans are in the minority and supposedly have no power.  However, we need to shed some light on the lack of party discipline in the Senate | Read More »

    Shining Light on the Fourth Branch of Government

    Shining Light on the Fourth Branch of Government

    This week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver his semiannual testimony before Congress defending his reckless monetary stimulus.  He will testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee today and the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.  Now is a good time for Republicans to demand more accountability from the fourth branch of government – the one not mentioned in the Constitution. | Read More »

    The Problem With the AFP Scorecard

    Earlier today, Erick pointed out the absurdity of the ACU legislative scorecard, in which Mitch McConnell scores 100% – higher than Jim DeMint.  Well, the scorecard released by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is an improvement, but also in need of some scrutiny. The headline nugget of their Senate scorecard is that Marco Rubio is the only senator with a 100.  That should automatically raise the | Read More »

    Immigration as a Public Charge

    Our immigration system is broken, but not in the way that those who utter such declarations believe it to be.  Immigration can be an integral part of a pro-growth economic agenda.  It can also become a public charge.  When liberals lament our broken immigration system, they are suggesting that we don’t admit enough low-skilled immigrants who will become a public charge and vote Democrat.  The | Read More »

    Obama’s Cowardly Mendacity Over Sequestration

    In August 2011, Obama hatched a deal to grant himself a free $2.1 trillion increase in debt, which would take him past the 2012 elections, thereby sparing him the embarrassment of another debt limit request during the campaign season.  He knew that such a request was so bold it needed to be ensconced in a deal that would give voters the impression he was committed | Read More »

    Moving Beyond Prairie Populism in the Great Plains

    Another pickup opportunity in a red state has presented itself for conservatives.  We must choose wisely. Jeff Fortenberry is the most liberal member of an underperforming delegation in the conservative state of Nebraska.  With Mike Johanns retiring his seat in 2014, Fortneberry is considering a bid for his seat.  Well, conservatives should consider his voting record. In 2011, he voted along with leadership for the | Read More »

    The Time to End Agriculture Dependency is Now

    The Time to End Agriculture Dependency is Now

    Despite the electoral failures of the past two presidential elections, we can still take solace in the fact that there are more red states than blue states; more red districts than blue districts.  Hence, there are more parts of the country where people are intuitively suspicious of a large federal government than where there are people who are overtly appreciative of the federal leviathan.  So | Read More »

    Ted Cruz: The Paradigm Shift We Need

    If a man is judged by the quality of his enemies, Ted Cruz should be a national hero.  Over the past few days, The New York Times and Politico have run stories describing Cruz’s first 6 weeks in office as combative and McCarthy-like by his enemies.  Let us use this as an opportunity to take a victory lap for helping to elect this great patriot. | Read More »

    The GOP Waterloo

    The time for equivocation over defunding Obamacare is over.  The time for recalcitrance to fulfill the budgetary is long overdue.  Now is the time for action. Over the past two years, we’ve heard a variety of excuses in defense of Republicans for failing to cut spending in any consequential way.  Well, come March 1 those excuses are obsolete.  The sequester is something that Republicans agreed | Read More »

    Verify Immigration Enforcement; Don’t Trust

    There is an obvious reason why all promises to enforce our immigration laws in exchange for amnesty are vacuous.  You need to listen carefully to the rationale offered in support of amnesty.  One day, you will hear the old straw man bromide “we can’t possibly go door-to-door and deport everyone.”  The implication of this argument is that amnesty is a necessary evil at this point, | Read More »