The shutdown claims its first victims: Senate Democrats’ graphics art team.
I judge. I so totally judge.
I judge. I so totally judge.
I say rashly because he’s making a BIG assumption, here: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), an opponent of ObamaCare, said he will try to sign up for the healthcare exchange when it opens Tuesday. “I’m going to try to enroll tomorrow morning, October 1,” Pompeo vowed. “I wish everyone [signing up for ObamaCare] good luck. …which is to say, Pompeo is assuming that it will be | Read More »
Stu Rothenberg, after looking at the 2012 exit polls and noting that the same electorate that re-elected Barack Obama also supported repeal of Obamacare over not-repeal 49/44, finishes up with: There is no denying that Obama won the 2012 presidential election. But that vote shouldn’t be held up as a vote of confidence for Obamacare. And it’s worth mentioning (again) that the Republicans taking a | Read More »
A fish rots from the head down. If I was a Democratic operative, I’d be worrying like the blazes about these numbers: A new Rasmussen Reports poll found 53 percent of likely U.S. voters believe the IRS broke the law when it targeted tea party and other conservative groups, while only 24 percent disagree. But only 17 percent believe it is even somewhat likely that | Read More »
The Senate Republican Caucus is currently having a rather public fight over the tactics that Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have adopted to try to stop Obamacare before next Tuesday’s train wreck. I have a position about those tactics, as does everybody reading this. But let me (as someone who has striven to remain civil to fellow-Republicans about the whole thing) put a word | Read More »
You know, a competent administration would have someone on staff whose job it would be to keep track of potentially awkward symbolic moments, in order to keep them from exploding in their boss’s face. Apparently not: In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, one of Bucks County’s biggest tourist | Read More »
Yes, faxes are still a thing, apparently. You can even do them from your computer. And if you’re a small business owner wanting to get Obamacare coverage, you’re going to have to! Administration officials are quietly telling key interest groups to expect initial glitches signing up online for coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Two sources tell The Associated Press that small businesses | Read More »
Check with your former colleagues, Secretary Kerry: there was no point to signing this treaty, because it will not be ratified. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign an arms trade treaty opposed by the Senate and the gun lobby as early as Wednesday, and Republicans aren’t happy about it. [snip] “This treaty is already dead in the water in the Senate, and | Read More »
Man, the Washington Post is really setting itself up for some severe criticism when they finally end up endorsing Terry McAuliffe. It’s like they’re providing us with all the information we need to discredit said endorsement ahead of time: …Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), is listed in a recent confidential memorandum to prospective investors as GreenTech Automotive’s “chairman emeritus.” The 70-page document includes photographs | Read More »
They’re getting quite the collection. Some things to remember: Starting January 1st, 2014, people WILL be required to get health care. Or pay a fine. Starting January 1st, 2014, employers will NOT be required to offer people health care. Barack Obama gave them one year extensions, not individuals. A common theme of these letters seems to be that the plans are getting cancelled as of | Read More »
Megan’s showing some dislike for free trade* in this Bloomberg piece; but it was this that stood out for me. A disability check is a poor substitute for a job, from both the recipient and the taxpayer’s perspective. The sort of person who prefers a disability check to a decent job is the only person we don’t want to help. Megan needs to define that | Read More »
Doesn’t sound so noble that way, huh? Something that strikes me about this piece about the idiot reporter who nearly revealed the Manhattan Project to the Axis – and the commentary to that piece in the Atlantic: neither account takes the time to say, Oh, by the way, this was a hideously irresponsible thing to write and publish while we were in the middle of | Read More »
I’m using this tweet from Dan McLaughlin (with his permission) because, really, what else is there to say? However: http://t.co/rn8CYjI2Iy RT @CNBC: BREAKING: Pres. Obama calls Rep. Boehner, says he won’t negotiate on debt limit. — Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 20, 2013
This is a remarkably vicious article from the Washington Post… which is to say, it only attacked the Republican candidate for Virginia governor once and even then waited until about the sixteenth paragraph to do it. Apparently, the Post did not like Terry McAuliffe’s performance at the Northern Virginia Technology Council, particularly when compared to Ken Cuccinelli’s; and that disapproval seems to have slopped over | Read More »