No, TSA, I will not lift my skirt for you.
Yesterday, I arrived at the airport to head from Houston, TX (IAH) back to Washington, DC (DCA). I am a frequent flyer – I know how the system works. I took off my boots and glasses, pulled my laptop out and went to walk through the metal detector. Naturally, I’d been selected to go through the scanner. I always opt out of the scanners. It’s | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren: All your business are belong to us.
Elizabeth Warren. She’s running against (and by some polls, is ahead of) Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race. This week, Warren made a statement that is terrifying and, well, just wrong. First, watch the clip. That’s right. According to Warren, there are no “self made men.” No one has actually earned his fortune on his own because the government made it all possible. In | Read More »
Why Wisconsin Matters
When Governor Scott Walker and the Republican legislature were elected, the state of Wisconsin was over $3.8 billion in debt. The people of Wisconsin elected them to fix the problem. They elected them to create jobs. That is exactly what they did. Last month, half of the jobs created in the United States were created in the state of Wisconsin. Half. Think about the magnitude | Read More »
President Obama gets in touch with the little people in Twitter town hall
… And by “little people” I mean Speaker John Boehner and NYT Columnist Nick Kristof. Speaker Boehner’s question read “After embarking on a record spending binge that’s left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs?” Obama kicked off his answer by saying “Well, obviously, John’s the Speaker of the House… he’s a Republican, so this is a slightly skewed question.” Maybe it would be | Read More »
Make room for the new guys, Newt.
It’s no secret that Newt Gingrich has had his eye on the White House for several Presidential cycles, and has been waiting his turn for the nomination. Thankfully, his recent flameout has pretty much eliminated his chances. However, it has been a long time coming, and it is time to remind America that Newt isn’t so much on our side. Let’s start things off with | Read More »
Pennsylvania’s Battle for School Choice
A long time proponent of school choice legislation across the country, FreedomWorks* has joined a large coalition of school choice advocates in Pennsylvania to push back against the teachers unions on the state’s first viable school choice legislation. Championed by Senator Tony Williams (D) and Senator Jeff Piccola (R), the bipartisan bill will start push for school choice legislation across the country, as well as help | Read More »
Majority of Republicans Would Support a Third Party
Talk of a third political party in the US, usually spoken out of frustration, has long caused heartburn for Republicans and has been pushed away as taboo. It seems, however, that the minority has become the majority. From a new Gallup poll, via the Hill: The number of Republicans who said that a third political party was necessary was at an all-time high since Gallup | Read More »
White House Puts Out Feelers on the Transportation Opportunities Act
Via The Hill: The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive. It’s called the Transportation Opportunities Act, which is very ironic because I’m not sure of one opportunity that this would provide for the middle class Obama seems to keen on assisting. If | Read More »
Breaking: Indiana will become first state to defund Planned Parenthood
Mitch Daniels has been ahead of the curve since he kicked off his term by signing an exective order banning collective bargaining… six years ago. He has since drawn the ire of many pro-life advocates with “truce” talk… a political misstep that has overshadowed his perfect pro-life record. Today, Mitch is again leading the pack by making Indiana the first state to defund Planned Parenthood. Via USA Today: | Read More »
Governor Kasich on Obama: Why doesn’t he do his job?
Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed controversial Senate Bill 5, which restricted the much-abused collective bargaining power of public sector unions. The bill, similar to what passed in Wisconsin, inspired a similar level of vitriol from the unions and supporters. Obama jumped into the conversation earlier this week saying “public employees should not be blamed for a financial crisis they had nothing to do with | Read More »
Think Progress: The south deserved to be destroyed by tornados
The south is still realizing the full extent of the damage caused by this week’s storms. Nearly 300 people are dead. The country is rallying in support of the devatated areas, and President Obama (who must have learned something from ignoring Nashville’s flood last year) is set break character to visit the very red state today. Anyone with a soul feels pain for those affected. Thousands | Read More »
Obama gets serious… by punting policy to celebs
President Obama enjoys presenting himself as a shining example of maturity, wisdom, and levelheaded leadership. Indeed, at yesterday’s birth certificate press conference, he told the pesky “carnival barkers” that it was time to “get serious.” Then, he boarded a plane to Chicago to film Oprah. To talk some more about getting serious, I imagine. He later put the birth certificate issue to rest once and | Read More »
Powershift: The Birth of Environmental Justice
The Powershift conference came to DC last weekend. Thousands of students were bussed in to discuss the perils of our climate situation – because apparently, Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are “counting on them” to save the world… by taking off their pants and leaving earth to colonize other planets? It’s funny at first, until you realize that there were 10,000 American youth listening to | Read More »
VIDEO: Barack Obama’s EPA Doesn’t Care About Jobs
The EPA has admitted that they don’t even consider jobs when they do their economic analysis. No really. They don’t even think about the potential impact on unemployment. This is appalling, coming from an administration that has said over and over and over again that jobs are the top priority. To recap: White House Briefing, 1/19/2010 “The top priority is to continue to work hard | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi: Republicans Think Women Don’t Think
Via Twitter: You can click here to watch the entire 5:32 minute video, if you think you can make it through. Planned Parenthood is not in the business of helping women, and has a knack of constantly reminding us. We can rehash exposé after exposé, and discuss the list of horrors and deception that seems to grow with every investigation. Most of us have seen | Read More »
Flashback Video: Instead of budgeting, Congress is…
Steny Hoyer once said that the most basic responsibility of governing was to enact a budget. Which is why in the past two years, when Democrats could have done anything they wanted to (and in many cases did), they could not pass one? Democrats have done a good job pretending that the shut down is all because the Republicans won’t play around and are tossing out | Read More »
The Left’s “Tea Party Moment”?
The unions have long been unparalleled in their ability to organize and get the vote out during election time. The Tea Party has provided them with a new challenge, and they’re rising to the occasion as best they know how: Astroturfing. They believe, according to Alexander Bolton in The Hill, that their “Tea Party” moment has come. The first question that should be asked is | Read More »
Union Thuggery Descends On FreedomWorks
Today, union thugs descended on the FreedomWorks office. It was the middle of the day, and there was some excitement outside as all the buses pulled up and people started to fill the courtyard. We decided to go out and show our support for freedom. Intern Steve was quickly suited up. We wandered around talking to people, and saw the buses lined up on the | Read More »
UPDATED: EPA Issues First Waiver For New Greenhouse Gas Regulations.
Guess who it went to? That’s right. Jeffrey Immelt. Let’s do a quick recap. As National Review points out, back in 2009, Obama awarded GE $24.9 million in stimulus funds, and “roughly $20 billion more slated for health care record modernization of the kind that GE specializes in — ‘with a direct request to do so from GE’s CEO Jeffrey Immelt.’” Then last month, the President | Read More »
Illinois: Thank Goodness For Michigan… Or We’d Be Last In Everything
Illinois Democrats (I repeat myself) have still not figured out that raising income taxes when no one has money will continue to pummel their already struggling economy. In the wee hours of the morning, the state legislature managed to force through a 67% tax increase with a vote of 30-29. Several Democrats joined a the Republicans in voting against the bill. Illinois is currently ranked | Read More »
Live Coverage of RNC Chair Candidate Debate
FreedomWorks National Political Director Russ Walker and VP of Public Policy Max Pappas will be moderating a debate between RNC Chair candidates Gentry Collins, Chris Healy, Saul Anuzis, and Ann Wagner will be in attendance. Maria Cino confirmed but backed out at the last minute according to Frum Forum. Tune in, leave questions in the comments, or tweet them with the hashtag #rncdebate. Look forward | Read More »
Down With Upton
Erick already touched on this earlier, but it is worth repeating. Fred Upton is exactly the type of Republican we should be working to unseat. He was one of only 38 House Republicans to support the Democrats’ Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 that removed millions of acres of federal lands from oil and gas leasing, thus driving up energy costs for consumers. He | Read More »
Bob Etheridge Calling for a Recount
The NC-2 Race, in which Renee Ellmers is poised to take down manhandling Bob “Who’re You” Etheridge, has gotten complicated. Last night, it looked like a clear victory for Ellmers and she claimed victory. The gap tightened, however, and now he wants a recount. Etheridge is a 6 term incumbent in what was considered a very safe seat for the Democrats. Unfortunately for Bob, it | Read More »
Two days in Vegas. One Reid Sign.
Two days before the most important race of Harry Reid’s career, we could only find one Harry Reid sign – 60 miles outside of Las Vegas in his hometown of Searchlight, Nevada. Reid has to rely on paid activists to fake a non-existent grassroots campaign. Under Harry Reid’s rein, unemployment has increased from 4% to almost 15%. Driving around the greater Las Vegas area, there | Read More »
We are eight days away from a massive election. That is a week and a day, for the mathematically challenged. In other words, not a lot of time. Here’s the thing: Republicans are undoubtedly going to win next Tuesday. We will pick up house seats and some Senate seats. You control how many seats we will win. Getting people to turn out has never been | Read More »