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    “We Did Not Treat President Bush This Way”

    It is a talking point the press and Democrats (but I repeat myself) hold to dearly — Republicans are far nastier to President Obama than Democrats were to President Bush.Our own Ben Howe examines the evidence.

    ‘Impeach the President’

    You guys in the press who are reading this right now can be such shameless whores. I generally try to hold to the standard these days that if I wouldn’t be outraged by George Chimpy McBushitler Halliburton and Darth Cheney doing something, I shouldn’t be outraged by President Obama. And if I’d be outraged by Bush, I should be outraged by Obama. But you journalists | Read More »

    Keeping Track of the Rule

    House Republicans will vote to cleanly raise the debt ceiling today. They will do so relying on Democrat votes to make it happen.Many House Republicans will vote against raising the debt ceiling.But before they do that, they will vote for the rule related to the legislation. Each major piece of legislation has a rule that gets voted on setting out the parameters of debate, etc. | Read More »

    Boehner and Cantor Declare No Debt Ceiling Increase Without Obamacare Delay and Keystone Approval

    With the President delaying, again, parts of Obamacare, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner have declared they will not raise the debt ceiling unless the President does two things: (1) delay Obamacare by a year and (2) approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.In fact, Congressman Paul Ryan is standing shoulder to shoulder with them, telling Robert Costa, “Shutting down the government puts us | Read More »

    Scarborough for President?

    Over at the Daily Caller, Alex Pappas has a story about Joe Scarborough possibly considering a 2016 run. I find this very interesting. I’ve had several encounters lately with Christians in politics and they really like Joe — all of them.You guys should know Joe is a friend of mine and not in the Washington sense of the word “friend,” but in the actual sense. | Read More »

    Here’s Why Barack Obama is Delaying Obamacare Again

    The Obama Administration is yet again delaying the employer mandate for businesses with 50 to 99 full time workers.The reason is the congressional budget office report.Page 124 of the report has this language: Beginning in 2015, employers of 50 or more full-time equivalent workers that do not offer health insurance (or that offer health insurance that does not meet certain criteria) will generally pay a | Read More »

    Tom Coburn Supports Ben Sasse Too

    Tom Coburn Supports Ben Sasse Too

    Senator Tom Coburn is endorsing Ben Sasse for the Senate. Sen. Coburn joins an ever growing list of conservatives doing so. National Review, the Club for Growth, RedState, the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mark Levin, Paul Ryan, and more are all on board. In fact, Sasse’s campaign may be the one this year that stands out as united several parts of the conservative movement. About the | Read More »

    Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Does Not Live In Kansas

    Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Does Not Live In Kansas

    Sen. Pat Roberts has been in Congress since 1981. His principle place of residence is in Virginia. But he is Kansas’s Senator. In fact, Roberts claims to own a residence in Ford County, Kansas, but the Ford County Tax Appriser lists Pat Robert’s residence in Alexandria, VA as the address to send the bill to for his Kansas property. Sen. Roberts wife is even a | Read More »

    From the Mailbag: The Oh $*@! Edition

    Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. In response to this about the shibboleths of the damned, our mail bag got this: If you wish to mislead concerning the Leviticus quote, that’s your business, but it was really aimed at birth control. Also, the Apostle Paul also said that not all of what he said was inspired, and there is question about who really wrote the | Read More »

    Shibboleths of the Damned

    Inevitably in discussions about Christianity, gay rights, the church in general, etc. some well educated fool throws out the shellfish and mixed fabric clothing line.Leviticus 11:10-11 reads, “But anything in the seas or the rivers that does not have fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. You shall | Read More »

    Bipartisan Coalition in Georgia Wants to Kill the Free Market

    In Georgia, a state run by Republicans, a bipartisan coalition of legislators is coming together to kill the free market. HB 907 would regulate out of existence new upstart car services like Uber and Lyft.Peach Pundit in Georgia has a post on this.The legislation is being done at the behest of the taxi cab monopoly in the metro Atlanta area. Ironically, instead of asking that | Read More »

    Yikes

    The Republicans look like they are doing well and headed to pick up the Senate. Polling in Arkansas, Louisiana, and elsewhere shows strong Republican support. Ironically, the GOP may wind up still losing the Senate because of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Another new, independent poll — this one from WHAS-TV and the Louisville Courier-Journal has 30 year incumbent Mitch McConnell four points | Read More »

    Ben Sasse Has Momentum in Nebraska

    Ben Sasse Has Momentum in Nebraska

    It is time for you too to get behind Ben Sasse in the Nebraska Senate Primary. At three percent in the polls this past June, Sasse is now tied at the front with Mitch McConnell’s pick. Unsurprisingly, Mitch McConnell and the Washington Lobbyist crowd’s pick does best with people who don’t like the tea party and Sasse does best with those who do like the | Read More »

    The 2014 Slate Card

    Our friends over at ActRight set up a slate card for us for 2014. It will evolve over time, but here’s a solid list of races if you’re looking to send some to a campaign.Your contribution will be processed through ActRight and delivered to the campaign. These are all people I am supporting in 2014.

    And We’re Doing Immigration Reform?

    And We're Doing Immigration Reform?

    Dana Milbank is a liberal columnist at the Washington Post who has enraged liberals overnight. Why? This column. It concludes, “Obamacare has been undermined by the very entity they had used to validate it.” As I noted on twitter yesterday, during the 2009-2010 fight over Obamacare, the left told Republicans, “Live by the CBO, die by the CBO.” The GOP had been convinced the CBO | Read More »