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    The Republicans Who Want to Raise Your Taxes

    Remember 66 Canal Center Plaza?In November of last year I documented how much of the Romney Campaign’s third party operations were run out of 66 Canal Center Plaza.Suite 555 of Canal Center Plaza houses Black Rock Group, Crossroads Media, WWP Strategies, TargetPoint Consulting, and Americans for Job Security.A number of these groups either directly helped the Romney campaign or worked with the outside groups who | Read More »

    Using Dead Bodies For Political Points

    Obama starts the year by demagoguing Newtown and gun crime to an insane length. You have ‘they deserve a vote.’ You have all the talk about the need to get serious about guns. All of that.Then next, you have all the quiet talk about how the President doesn’t really need an assault weapons ban in the gun bill. You have mouthpiece of the Democratic National | Read More »

    Led by Sen. Mike Enzi, Republicans Will Vote to Raise Taxes & Tax iTunes Downloads

    Congressional Republicans led by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, are about to raise Americans’ taxes and set in place the foundation for states to be able to tax downloads from the internet, including from places like iTunes. Senators Durbin and Enzi are inserting an internet tax as an amendment to the Senate budget bill.The tax sounds innocuous enough. | Read More »

    The Associated Press Reads More Into Rand Paul’s Speech Than is There

    The Associated Press Reads More Into Rand Paul's Speech Than is There

    Erica Werner of the Associated Press gives us a textbook example of why talking about immigration in the United States is so hard. She reads into statements things that are not there. The headline of her article is “Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship.” Giving her the benefit of the doubt that someone else wrote the headline, her first paragraph reads thusly: Republican Sen. | Read More »

    The Republican Autopsy

    The Republican National Committee has released its 100 page autopsy of 2012, with 97 pages of fun filled reading. Reince Preibus, chairman of the RNC, ordered up the autopsy to try to find a way forward for the GOP without repeating many of the mistakes made in Campaign 2012. It’s authors were Henry Barbour, Ari Fleischer, Sally Bradshow, Zori Fonalledas, and Glenn McCall.What the autopsy | Read More »

    Fishbowl DC Unintentionally Defines Marriage Between a Man and Woman

    Fishbowl DC is noting that long time pundit Craig Crawford intends to get hitched to his long time partner David Blank.It’s worth noting the graphic Fishbowl DC uses if only for a laugh.It’s a picture of wedding rings on top of the definition of marriage from the dictionary.The dictionary definition Fishbowl DC uses defines marriage as “uniting of a man and woman”.Ahhhhhh . . . | Read More »

    In Response to RedState, Mitch McConnell Doubles Down on Surrender

    In Response to RedState, Mitch McConnell Doubles Down on Surrender

    “Mitch McConnell is playing three card monty with the Republican base and thinks we are foolish enough to believe his distractions.” Mitch McConnell wants to clear the air based on my earlier RedState post. In the post, quoting Yahoo! News, I noted McConnell said, “When it came to Obamacare, we gave it everything we have, everything we have, and we just lost.”In response to this | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Declares Surrender on Obamacare

    Mitch McConnell Declares Surrender on Obamacare

    Joining Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell is declaring surrender on Obamacare.He will no longer fight it.You’d never know that if you paid attention to his preferred words about Obamacare at CPAC. McConnell told the crowd that “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch.” He also told the crowd that those who think he’s given up the fight are wrong. | Read More »

    Obamacare Will Not Crumble Without a Government Shutdown

    Obamacare Will Not Crumble Without a Government Shutdown

    There are many naive fools who think Obamacare will crumble under its own weight. History shows us that government entitlements never crumble under their own weight. Rather, countries crumble under the weight of those entitlements. “[Republicans] speak against Obamacare building rhetorical Maginot lines that they themselves intend to go around.” Democrats were willing to lose their congressional majority to pass Obamacare. They lost the House. | Read More »

    We Have a Pope

    We Have a Pope

    I’m a Presbyterian, but I’d like to congratulate my Catholic friends on their new Pope Francis. He’s from Argentina and chose a whole new name for Pope.He’s already being attacked by lefties for allegedly handing over commies to the right wing junta back in the day. If you think this attack on him makes him more awesome, I’ve learned today that it means you are | Read More »

    Death Squad Delusions on the Left

    Death Squad Delusions on the Left

    That lefties are accusing the new pope of handing over lefties to the right wing junta for execution makes me adore the new pope. — Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 13, 2013 I put that tweet up earlier today. Suddenly I’m being accused of supporting death squads, dropping people from helicopters to kill them, and many people who support killing kids in the womb are accusing | Read More »

    Join Bobby Jindal and RedState in New Orleans

    Join Bobby Jindal and RedState in New Orleans

    Governor Bobby Jindal will be helping us kick off the RedState Gathering 2013 in New Orleans. We hope you will join us. As we do every year, the RedState Gathering will be the first weekend of August. This year, that means we will be in New Orleans on August 2nd and 3rd. We’ll have a welcome party the evening of August 1st for those who | Read More »

    Hey Mo Brooks, Don’t Worry, You Aren’t a Member

    The other day I mentioned what is shaping up to be a conservative fight club, though admittedly violating the first rule of the fight club by pointing it out.But there are ten conservatives in the House willing to fight Republican leaders to advance a conservative agenda.It just so happens that Mo Brooks joined with these ten men in the vote against the rule on the | Read More »

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    Fight Club vs. the Weenie Brigade

    Fight Club vs. the Weenie Brigade

    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is doing what needs to be done in the House. He is proposing voting against all rules for legislation that increase the size of government or have a majority of Republicans opposing the underlying legislation. “Rules” are the instructions dictating how much time will be spent on debate of legislation, how many amendments can be offered, etc. The minority party typically | Read More »

    The Weenie Brigade

    Writing at 4 o’clock this morning suffering through spring forward I forgot a point that was worth making in my morning post.A lot of the Republican voices screaming loudly that we should reject Rand Paul are often the loudest voices that we should stop talking about pretty much every issue other than the ones they care about.We can’t talk about social issues.We can’t talk about | Read More »