You Will be Made to Care About Governmental Social Engineering
Yesterday, the Democrat supermajority in the Senate passed the preposterous transgendered lawsuit bill with 64 votes. The most consequential outcome of ENDA (were it to pass the House) is that sexual illnesses and subjective (“perceived”) gender preferences would now be required by the federal government to be treated as mainstream in schools and the workforce. Moreover, they would be considered a protected class, forcing private | Read More »
ENDA, Pathetic Amendments, and the End of the Fight for Religious Liberty
[Update: Even after Democrats rejected Senator Toomey's milquetoast amendment, he still voted for the bill. He was joined by 9 other undocumented Democrats - Ayotte, Collins, Flake, Hatch, Heller, Kirk, McCain, Murkowski. We are at the point in the U.S. Senate where Democrats can count on GOP support for odious legislation so long as they are offered a mere vote on their phony amendment.] If | Read More »
The Half-Century Failed Progressive War to Perpetuate Poverty
Year after year, leftists run for office promising to solve the very problems they helped create with central planning and distorting the private economy. They self-righteously ingratiate themselves to an array of constituencies promising policies that will redistribute wealth and create a utopia for all. Well, 50 years into the so-called war on poverty, and after flushing roughly $20 trillion in inflation-adjusted spending on mean-tested | Read More »
NRSC to Target Mitch McConnell
The NRSC announced today that it will be spending money to defeat Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky primary. Well, at least that is the implication of their statement, according to Politico: Burned by intraparty warfare the last two election cycles, the Senate Republican campaign committee may take a heavier hand in contested primaries next year to push their preferred candidates across the finish line, a | Read More »
ENDA, Moral Bankruptcy, and Failed Senate Leadership
Over the past few years of defacto Democrat supermajority control of the Senate, we have pointed out that legislative battles are won or lost long before the vote is cast. When Democrats stay unified on an issue and relentlessly pick off Republican votes for radical initiatives as GOP leaders remain silent, they will win every time. Hence, that is why we need a voice, not | Read More »
Obamacare Destroying Lives, Killing Businesses
Last week, we asked for your personal Obamacare horror stories, as more and more middle class families are forced to surrender their dignity and grovel before government for their health insurance. Here is the latest from Charles in Alabama. You can email me your story at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a 53 year old self-employed real estate agent. My wife and I own a small real | Read More »
Will Pedophiles be Covered Under Senate “ENDA” Bill?
While it’s possible to recover from fiscal bankruptcy, we will never recover from the moral bankruptcy in Washington. We will never build a free and prosperous country built upon the ruins of the civil society. But this week in Washington, Harry Reid’s Senate will spend the entire week using the power of government to infringe upon our liberty and destroy the civil society. As we | Read More »
You will be made to care
At some point, those of you on the right who have completely ceded the field to the Democrats on so-called social issues will need to confront an uncomfortable reality. There is no floor to the licentiousness of the statist social-engineering agenda. We will not have a liberty-driven prosperous country built upon the ruins of the civil society. We can only go so far with government-sanctioned | Read More »
It’s Not about the Website or the Individual Mandate
When discussing the problems with Obamacare we often hear the politicians focus on the failure of the website, healthcare.gov. Clearly, the website failure is a great illustration of the dangers of statism and bureaucracy, but there is no doubt the website will get fixed. They will make sure of it. The individual mandate is also a tangential point in the scheme of things. Obviously, there | Read More »
Mitch McConnell in his Own Words
Watch carefully with the understanding that this is the most powerful, well-connected Republican in Washington, and you will see why we are losing. Enough said. Open thread Tuesday.
Mitch McConnell Ready to Fight GOP Base
Everything you ever thought about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrong. He really is a fighter after all. At a recent fundraiser with 300 K street donors, as reported by Politico, Mitch McConnell was in a combative mood. According to one attendee, he was “in fighting mode.” No, he was not in a fighting mode against Obama and the Democrats. As he spoke at | Read More »
Obamacare Horror Stories
Last week, we asked for your personal Obamacare horror stories, as more and more middle class families are forced to surrender their dignity and grovel before government for their health insurance. Here is the latest from Patricia in North Carolina. You can email me your story at email@example.com. I am a 62 year old woman who has an individual policy with BCBS of North Carolina. | Read More »
Stopping the Amnesty Train in its Tracks
Over the past few years, Republicans have emphatically declared that they are unable to block a bad law, Obamacare, from going into effect as long as Obama is in the White House. Yet, amazingly, some of them think they can pass new meritorious legislation that would be politically advantageous to Republicans. That’s why we hear the endless talk of tax reform and fixes to the | Read More »
Can We at Least End Fourth-Party Payer in Healthcare?
Like every other major federal intervention into the private economy, Obamacare was foisted upon us under the guise of solving a crisis. In this case, they proposed a complete government takeover of healthcare for all Americans – all for the supposed goal of covering those who are uninsured. Never mind that even after Obamacare is implemented and destroys the market for those who are already | Read More »
Where is Our Amnesty?
Now that Obama thinks he has successfully remade the American economy and permanently transformed the relationship between the citizen and government, he is working on restructuring society itself. He plans to move on from Obamacare to immigration deform. Conservatives must ensure that the focus remains on Obamacare. No immigration-related legislation. Period. The idea that we can craft a positive bill with Obama in the White | Read More »