Make the Beltway beta-test Obamacare
Open letter to all conservative (i.e., genuine GOP) members of Congress — please consider introducing the following legislation that will turn the existing Obamacare debate on its head: The Federal Guinea Pig Act. This act, instead of seeking immediate defunding of Obamacare, will instead be described as a pilot project to work out its software and hardware bugs, so manifestly undeniable after the October 1st | Read More »
This Fourth of July — Celebration, or Wake?
As we approach this Fourth of July, it’s been running through my mind that this year the more apropos description might be a wake rather than a celebration, as Barack Obama and his forces of collectivist Progressivism are on the march, imposing “fundamental transformation” upon this nation, seeking and as of now succeeding in irreparably turning this nation away from our founding. They seek to | Read More »
Does The GOP Establishment Actually WANT Permanent Minority Status?
Democrats-Progressives are deploying mass immigration and multiculturalism (non-assimilation) as a demographic “weapon of mass deconstruction” against our nation. Conservatives have been sounding repeated warnings that the so-called comprehensive immigration reform will in fact lead to a permanent Democrat majority, and have been baffled that the GOP establishment doesn’t seem to comprehend what is so obvious. Whatever it may be, the GOP establishment is not totally | Read More »
GOP — The Sally Fields of Politics
In another “WTF?” moment concerning the GOP, today’s Drudge Report has “GOP moves to prop up Obamcare?” which in turn links to an article in The Hill entitled “GOP fast tracks bill to fortify ObamaCare’s high-risk pools.” http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/294099-gop-fast-tracks-bill-to-fortify-obamacares-high-risk-pools In what might be described as an echo of the “Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit” that the GOP thought would suddenly make seniors vote for the newly Democrat-appearing GOP, the | Read More »
“Executive action,” sequester & the GOP
Let us first stipulate that the GOP is both competent only in its collaboration with the Progressive agenda, and incompetent as the putative opposition party to same. If the GOP were intending to advance the American cause (a/k/a conservatism), it would respond to B. Hussein Obama’s sequester lies and demagoguery thus (via officeholder message discipline, and running paid TV ads to bypass the Progressive Media | Read More »
“Undervoting” — conservatives must become “swing voters”
“Under-voting” must become the new conservative mantra (under-voting is when one votes, but not in every single race on the ballot). The Bill Buckley model of “vote for the most conservative in the primary, and then the most conservative on the ballot [that can get elected] in the general” is now working against us, for the GOP establishment is poised to intervene and hijack the | Read More »
The “Fauxscal Cliff” – End It, Don’t Mend It
We cannot escape the media coverage regarding the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Human Events has reported that for the most part the threatened “devastating cuts” are primarily reductions in baseline-budgeted projected increases, not actual cuts (hence the title of this piece “Fauxscal Cliff”). So query why the GOP is going along with this charade … could the GOP leadership actually be closeted Progressives who are in | Read More »
The Wizard of Uh’s
Apparently John Boehner has read neither Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” or basic primers on negotiating. Once again the Democrats are running circles around the Republicans, and setting them up to take the fall. And the Republicans are obliging them. Deathly afraid of being accused for being responsible for the “fiscal cliff,” the Boehner Republicans have entered into “negotiations” with B. Hussein Obama. | Read More »
The Fallacy of Grover Norquist’s Tax Pledge
While noble in spirit, Grover Norquist’s tax pledge is inherently flawed, for it has provided an undeserved cloak of fiscal responsibility to its signatories, and so provided (primarily) Republican officeholders with an unwarranted pass. The problem with the pledge is that it only proscribes voting for increases in tax rates, it does not proscribe voting for increases in taxes. For in the end, taxes are | Read More »
Boehner at als.: Let them build it — and then own it
Obama and his media sycophants have anointed themselves with a “mandate” to raise taxes and otherwise breach the remaining barricades of the Constitutions and move “FORWARD” with statism. Rather than “sign on” and accept whatever crumbs they may throw our way (if any), and provide a chimera of bipartisanship (and thus implied legitimacy) to what they are doing to our country, it is submitted that | Read More »
Painting lasers in Banghazi
Multiple reports are stating that the victims of Obama’s stand down orders were “painting” targets around the consulate in Banghazi. Military personnel in a defensive position at risk of being overrun by superior forces WOULD NOT be wasting time and limited battery power to “paint” targets unless they were under the impression that there were aircraft on scene, or about to be, that could place | Read More »
Debatable Psych Ops
One would hope that the Romney campaign has already considered and taken steps to execute what follows, but that is by no means something that we can assume. The Romney campaign appears to be running a conventional election campaign premised on an assumption that this is a conventional election. As readers of this site well know, it is anything but. B. Hussein Obama is not | Read More »
An adjunct to Erick’s post: Obama declares future must not belong to practicing Christians
Erick Erickson: In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold | Read More »
Obama’s flag Desecration brings to mind the 1980′s song “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”
Obama’s flag Desecration — substituting his logo for the 50 states — brings to mind the 1980′s song “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)” Silent Running: Take the children and yourself And hide out in the cellar By now the fighting will be close at hand Don’t believe the church and state And everything they tell you Believe in me, I’m with the high command Can you hear me, can you hear | Read More »
The Potentially Fatal – But Fixable! – Romney /Ryan Messaging
The Romney campaign, and Republicans in general, do not seem to be cognizant of the fact that they’re playing into Obama’s hands. The Romney/Ryan declarations regarding entrepreneurship, businesses and (in particular) “redistribution of wealth” are hurting rather than helping. The reason is that while the conservative base understands the import of these terms and the essential role they play in bringing prosperity for all, to | Read More »
Has the NRA been co-opted by the Left?
Has the NRA been co-opted by the Left? In the past year we have witnessed the AARP selling out its membership (presumably for favors yet unknown) to very actively support Obamacare. We have also witnessed the same dynamic with the AMA selling out physicians, and big Pharma selling out its stockholders, both also enlisted as useful idiots promoting the cause of socializing medicine. In | Read More »
ECONOMIC TOTALITARIANISM IS COMING
ECONOMIC TOTALITARIANISM IS COMING THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists banks,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a banker. THEN THEY CAME for the Jews auto industry,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t an automaker. THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists healthcare,
and I didn’t speak up because I didn’t work in healthcare. THEN THEY CAME for me my retirement assets,
and by that | Read More »
Fascist Government or Gangsta Government?
“The fascist bargain goes something like this. The state says to the industrialist, ‘You may stay in business and own your factories. In the spirit of cooperation and unity, we will even guarantee you profits and a lack of serious competition. In exchange, we expect you to agree with — and help implement — our political agenda.’” — Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism” Michael Barone has written | Read More »
Obamacare, Constitutional challenges and the “Mother Of All Tax Increases”
Obamacare, Constitutional challenges and the “Mother Of All Tax Increases” Now that we’ve had the Democrat Congressional cram-down of Obamacare, and the constitutional challenges to same are heading for bat, a major point seems to have been lost by our side (and deliberately ignored by the Democrats). More on that in a moment. Frequently cited as Constitutional justifications for the Obamacare are Congress’ authority under | Read More »
Waxman nostalgic for free-market capitalism and the rule of law
Early in the regime of Barack Hussein Obama those attentive to current events were witness to event’s that “transformed” two of the pillars of our economic system — the rule of law and sanctity of contract — to something more resembling a Banana Republic. That event was the bailout of the United Auto Workers, financed in part by the taxpayers (disturbing enough in and of | Read More »
Dear Mr. Census: Aren’t we all African-Americans?
Dear Mr. Census: Aren’t we all African-Americans? Moments ago, while looking at (though not yet completing) the 2010 U.S. Census form, I noticed that Question Six states: “What is this person’s race? Mark ‘x’ one or more boxes.” I know that some in the scientific community consider that race is a social construct, not a scientific or biological distinction. In any case, the first option | Read More »
Down with Vichy Republican collaborators! Vive la Republican Résistance!
Down with Vichy Republican collaborators! Vive la Republican Résistance! By: Ragin’ Patriot So-called “moderate Republicans” tell us that the Republican Party must be pragmatic in a United States of changing demographics and “beyond the point of no return” advance of progressive’s social welfare programs … and so accede to creeping collectivism, our goal merely to buffer its excesses. These “voices of moderation” echo | Read More »