You Mean Fought Like Hell to Pass?
Note the stunning tip-toeing around the facts here: Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how the Obama administration was carrying out the health care law they adopted three years ago. Yes, it is factually true. But like so much of the bias in the media, it is the word choice that matters. The Democrats did not | Read More »
From Melting Pot to Pressure Cooker
There is a battle of funny headlines playing out across America. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Suspects Roused by Jihadist Thought.” Surprisingly, the New York Times headline was “Boston Suspect Cites Islamic Extremist Beliefs as Motive”. Unsurprisingly, they changed it to “Boston Suspects Are Seen as Self-Taught and Fueled by Web”. Note that now, instead of fueled by religious zeal, it’s the series of | Read More »
Ted Cruz Will Be at the RedState Gathering. Will You?
We can now announce that Texas Senator Ted Cruz will be joining us as a speaker at the 2013 RedState Gathering, being held August 2-3 in New Orleans, LA. Ted Cruz’s election to the Senate in 2012 was truly a victory for the conservative grassroots. Since then, Senator Cruz has continued to garner a national following as he’s played an important role in protecting 2nd | Read More »
Republicans and Democrats in Washington Conspire to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare
If this happens, the nation needs to collectively march on Washington, DC, burn it to the ground, and spread salt over the ground. According to the Politico, in super secret “high-level, confidential talks”, Harry Reid, John Boehner, the Obama administration, and other lawmakers are working to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare. They want to rush it through, probably sneaking it through on some | Read More »
To be Clear About Mark Zuckerberg’s Americans for a Conservative Direction
I just want to be clear about about the new front group for the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal on the right, Americans for a Conservative Direction. The group, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is perfectly entitled to set up this group. A good bit of the center-right coalition supports the issue. That’s not my problem My problem is that this is just another | Read More »
That’s Mark Zuckerberg’s Money They’re Wasting at Americans for a Conservative Direction
So this group with the really crappy commercials I just told you about is being funded by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. Alexander Burns at the Politico reports that this group is his. How on earth does a billionaire liberal spend a pile of money to support immigration reform — and that’s what the group is for, conservatism be damned — and get a website and | Read More »
RedState Will Key Vote Against the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, H.R. 1549
Mind you, we don’t have a scorecard, but we may have to use this vote to start one. The Republicans have decided to intercept the Democrats’ political football and make a touchdown for the Democrats. The Helping Sick Americans Now Act is a great sounding law that lets the GOP contrast themselves with Barack Obama on health care. But let me explain in the simplest | Read More »
HAHAHAHA. Meet Americans for a Conservative Direction, the Latest GOP Scam in Washington
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. breathe. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. No wait . . . hang on . . . HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I’m sorry. I’d like to introduce you to “Americans for a Conservative Direction.” It’s got Haley Barbour as the head of it, whose nephew was on the | Read More »
Were People Too Busy Going Blind to His Filibuster to Actually Listen to It?
Matt Drudge is lighting up Rand Paul over a comment he made on drones. On Fox News, Senator Paul said: “I’ve never argued against any technology being used when you have an imminent threat, an active crime going on …. If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash. I don’t care if a drone kills him or | Read More »
To Start Winning Again
By now everyone knows all about the GOP’s report on the path forward. In a nutshell, we need to embrace serious structural reform, gay marriage, and open borders. The kids these days hate us, the old folks don’t trust us, and we need to do some poll tested, kid approved things to get everyone to like us again. Next month, the RNC will make a | Read More »
The Other Side of the Coin
Yesterday I made clear my thinking that those in the center-right coalition who are pushing the Gang of 8 plan are coordinating attacks on conservatives that are deeply harmful, inappropriate, and often off base. But I would be remiss if I did not devote a single post as well to the opposite side of the coin — those who oppose the Gang of Eight plan. | Read More »
I Have Seen Shameful Things
I am an immigration squish. There are jobs Americans won’t do at the existing price point. We have a real need in this country for unskilled workers who will pick domestic crops and do jobs Americans will not do for a low wage. I know a number of people who came here illegally who are harder workers than me, who love this country, and who | Read More »
On Monday, two young men planted bombs in Boston and last night killed a policeman before one of them was, himself, killed. The other remains on the run. Politicians have thrown around the word “cowards” to describe these guys. Do they not know what the word means? The basic definition is “a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things.” | Read More »
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
I remember it so clearly — a memory you can only remember so clearly when it is from sadness. You can’t let it go. I was sitting in the mud by the rear passenger side tire of my old Acura cradling my one year old in the steady, driving rain. I was sobbing doing my best not to fall apart in front of my little | Read More »
We Win. They Lose. The 2nd Amendment is Safe.
Today in the Senate, a funny thing happened. We fought on principle, and we won on principle. You know why? Because 3 U.S. Senators didn’t listen to the “do something” caucus and the hand-wringers parading as leaders in Washington. Instead, Senators Cruz, Lee and Paul circulated a warning prior to the last recess saying they would (gasp) filibuster any legislation that would undermine our God-given, | Read More »