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    Sequestration Is the Bipartisan Law of the Land. Fight on Obamacare.

    I was very disappointed to see Robert Costa of National Review use of the dollar sign in this tweet:https://twitter.com/robertcostaNRO/status/389239754790694912Praised recently by a lot of liberals in the press, invited to the White House to sit with Barack Obama, and now subtly suggesting the McConnell – Boehner – K Street GOP attack on Heritage Action for America, Senate Conservatives Fund, Club for Growth, and Madison Project | Read More »

    Pass a Debt Limit Increase From the House

    Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Susan Collins are doing their best to complicate everything and shill for K Street.I am actually surprised Paul Ryan could be diverted from amnesty long enough to ensure Obamacare is fully funded.But he has.The House should act very simply — pass a debt limit increase. Pass it so it goes through Christmas. There is no point trying to do negotiations | Read More »

    Get Out Your Checkbook NOW

    Republican leaders in Washington, DC are signaling they will cave on the fight against Obamacare.Heck, they are signaling they are caving on everything.Isn’t it interesting that when Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint were touring America to fight against Obamacare, the popularity of the GOP was going up and the popularity of Obamacare was going down.But now that John Boehner and the Orange Man Group of | Read More »

    The Fight Remains About Obamacare

    I stepped out last night, away from politics, to be the celebrity chef at a cooking school. It was refreshing to tune out the political world. But when I checked into my hotel after eleven last night, there was a backlog of weepy, crying emails from people ready to surrender. Why? Because the GOP has gone from being not liked to being not liked? Because | Read More »

    A Short Term Debt Ceiling

    It seems the GOP has taken a hint and will continue the fight on Obamacare by punting the debt ceiling discussion six weeks to Thanksgiving.I think this is wise, though I think the GOP should not do a clean increase. They should tie it to a full faith and credit act or something to stop future market jitters over this stuff. The GOP should not | Read More »

    House GOP Preparing to Give Up

    I’m being told by several sources that Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are plotting to give up trying to either defund or delay Obamacare. This comes at the same time the Obama administration admits it will be months before their Obamacare website will be fixed and Kathleen Sebelius is saying if people want out of the mandate they can pay a fine. Nonetheless, | Read More »

    This is the Strategy. Now Do It.

    Conservatives need to push the debt ceiling fight off the front burner to after Christmas. Republican Leaders are begging us to merge the continuing resolution fight and debt ceiling fight. They covet this with all their mind and heart. They do not want a stand alone fight on Obamacare. They want to conflate it with the debt ceiling so they can do a grand bargain | Read More »

    Shame on Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. He Lied to Bill O’Reilly.

    Last week, reports surfaced that the Senate GOP had a meeting in which Senators screamed at and berated Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. Senator Ron Johnson appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show to deny that anyone yelled or screamed at Senators Lee and Cruz in that meeting.Ron Johnson is a damn liar.There was one, and only one, Senator screaming at the top of his lungs | Read More »

    Yes, I Think This Means the GOP is Winning

    Polling shows more Americans blame the GOP than Barack Obama. I think this means the GOP is winning. You’ll need to let me explain. Republican leaders have lived in abject fear for the last two months that there would be an overwhelming backlash against them. In 1995, public opinion ran against the GOP 2 to 1. Bill Clinton consistently got the better of the GOP. | Read More »

    Obamacare or the Debt Ceiling

    Obamacare or the Debt Ceiling

    Republicans are winning the shutdown fight, and Democrats know it. People turning on the news this week came away with the knowledge that it was about Obamacare and kept hearing that Democrats wouldn’t negotiate. They also learned that for some reason the President didn’t want Word War II veterans to tour their own memorial, and Harry Reid won’t turn the funding on for cancer clinical | Read More »

    Share Obamacare With Congress

    I have written several times my thinking on the Vitter Amendment. Congress will find a way around it. Word now comes that Speaker Boehner, behind the scenes, was trying to find a way to make sure, on the sly, that Congress remains exempt. I think it is important that Congress make sure we know we expect them to suffer through Obamacare with it. To that | Read More »

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    Ted Cruz & Mike Lee: Commanders of the Conservative Army

    Ted Cruz & Mike Lee: Commanders of the Conservative Army

    Whenever a conservative says anything critical of the pukey leadership in the Republican Party — whenever they do it — what do we hear? “Circular firing squad.” “This is not helpful.” “They violated the 11th Commandment.” “Let’s not make our 80% friend our enemy.” “They won’t consider the end game.” They vomit this stuff up every single time any conservative points out how badly they | Read More »

    This is About Shutting Down Obamacare

    Congressmen, this is about shutting down Obamacare.Democrats keep talking about our refusal to compromise. They don’t realize our compromise is defunding Obamacare. We actually want to repeal it.This is it. Our endgame is to leave the whole thing shut down until the President defunds Obamacare. And if he does not defund Obamacare, we leave the whole thing shut down.After all, if the government is not | Read More »

    Hold Your Ground and Shut John Cornyn Up

    Hold Your Ground and Shut John Cornyn Up

    After three years of getting ready, yesterday the nation signed on to get Obamacare only to have websites across America crash. The ones that were not crashing were scam sites designed for identity theft. Amid all of that, if you tried to get Obamacare through an internet search engine, you probably got scammed. “[S]ome of these scam sites actually have better search-engine rankings than official | Read More »

    Let the Buying Off of Lobbyists Begin

    Talking to a member of Congress this morning, he tells me leadership staffers are sitting around dreaming up new, creative ways to lose this fight. He admits his cynicism is running high and is convinced Republican leadership staff are championing a loss as an “I told you so moment” to buttress a “should have listened to us” line.He is angry at his own side.More troublesome, | Read More »