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    The Coward’s Conundrum

    Senators Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn say they put the country first. The debt ceiling needed to be raised. Ted Cruz opposed raising it. So McConnell and Cornyn voted to shut down Ted Cruz. They voted to cut off debate on raising the debt ceiling so that it could be raised. McConnell and Cornyn have both been very clear about this. John Cornyn told the | Read More »

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    This is What Happens When You Make Us Care

    In Oregon, a baker got in trouble for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay union. In New Mexico, a photographer likewise found herself on the wrong side of the law by not wanting to take pictures of a gay wedding. In Colorado, a baker faces fines for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay wedding. In each of those cases | Read More »

    The Wrong Kind of Gay

    There are local elections coming up in Washington, D.C. The Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance has put out its ratings.There are ten candidates for mayor. Nine of the ten returned the questionnaires to GLAA. Of the nine, only one of the candidates is gay.It turns out that Bruce Majors, the only gay candidate running for mayor of Washington, D.C. also got the lowest score of | Read More »

    Primaries Matter

    The House and Senate Republicans have handed Barack Obama a blank check to raise the national debt as much as he wants. Throughout last year, Republicans said conservatives should fight on the debt ceiling, not the continuing resolution. They said they should filibuster the debt ceiling, not the continuing resolution. They said they should shut down the government over the debt ceiling, not the continuing | Read More »

    Send Senate Conservatives Fund As Much As You Can NOW

    Holy cow!! This ad is the most awesome political ad of the season so far. And it is absolutely accurate.You people need to join me in sending the Senate Conservatives Fund more money so they can get it on the air and keep it up. I saw this ad last night and immediately sent another $100.00. This is the long form web ad, but it’ll | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Provides Key Vote to Give Obama a Blank Check

    Mitch McConnell became the key vote today to give Barack Obama blank check to increase the national debt. This debt ceiling increase is not tied to a month, but rather a time period. Consequently, the President can grow the national debt as much as he wants during that time.Sen. Ted Cruz refused to let the Senate give the President a blank check with a simple | Read More »

    “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 »