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Throw the Bums Out

October 16, 2013

Even as a deal nears on ending the possibility of default (at least for now), a new Rasmussen Poll shows that 78% of Americans want to fire the entire Congress and start over.  Count me among them.  Whether it’s the Democrats and their socialist policies that are trying to redefine America, or the Democrat-lite GOP, [...]

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Poll: Throw ‘Em Out!

October 11, 2013

A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of “adults” (the least accurate type of polling sample aside from “people I know”) found that 57% of Americans would throw out their member of Congress if they could. Lucky for Americans, they can!  Every two years, we get to toss out the entire House and 1/3 of the [...]

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Anti-War Crowd Rather Subdued on Syria

August 31, 2013

In politics and life, I respect consistency.  For instance, Dennis Kucinich and I have starkly different philosophies, but at least he’s consistent in his views, especially about war. So President Obama, a Progressive Liberal Democrat is on the verge of going to war with Syria: without a broad international coalition of any kind possibly without [...]

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It’s August — Town Hall Time!!!

August 9, 2013

In August, Congress is in recess and some members actually hear from their constituents, traditionally in a town hall format.  It’s great seeing regular people speak truth to power, watching our elected officials squirm, pander or agree with that frustration.  Here’s a snippet from a Maryland town hall reported by Fox: At the end of [...]

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US Debt “Frozen” From May 17 Through Labor Day

July 16, 2013

When I want to look at the national debt, I just go here.  As of this writing, the national debt is about $16.87 trillion and rising. However, if you ask the federal government, the number is $16,699,396,000,000.  What’s weird is that this number hasn’t changed since May 17 (or 56 days ago), even though by [...]

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Fiat Enforcement of Obamacare Stirring Some Opposition

July 9, 2013

The Obama Administration’s announcement last week that it will arbitrarily push back certain aspects of Obamacare until after the 2014 Election is actually getting some blow back from the GOP, surprisingly, beyond their seemingly obligatory and now tiresome repeal votes. The GOP is saying that it’s not fair to delay certain aspects of the law’s [...]

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The IRS Scandal and the 5th Amendment: To Plead or Not to Plead

May 22, 2013

Lois Lerner, the woman who planted the question on May 10 which blew open the IRS Scandal, was called in front of a Congressional committee to address her role in overseeing the improper IRS targeting of conservative groups. As it turns out, Lerner has experience targeting conservative groups as far back as the 1990s. After [...]

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Brazen: New IRS Obamacare Director Oversaw IRS Malfeasance

May 17, 2013

In the face of a growing IRS scandal related to the political targeting of conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 Election, Sarah Hall Ingram, the woman who oversaw all that malfeasance as it was happening, is getting a new job — running the IRS wing of Obamacare. Ingram should be dragged in front [...]

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Congress: Obamacare and Airport Delays for Thee, but Not for Me

April 25, 2013

One really doesn’t know what to believe from our elected officials nowadays, but rest assured that any benefit they can endow on themselves will be baked into any cake.  That being said, a story hit the Internets this week that apparently high-level confidential talks have been going on for months about exempting members of Congress [...]

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Obama Issues 23 Executive Orders on Guns

January 16, 2013

The President today decided to bypass Congress yet one more time on yet one more issue and signed twenty-three executive “actions” regarding gun control, while nagging Congress to do more.  These orders were quickly criticizedfor not doing anything which would have prevented the Sandy Hook Massacre, which should be the litmus test for any new [...]

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Trillion Dollar Coins. Seriously?

January 6, 2013

New York Democrat Representative Jerry Nadler and others are supporting the idea of the Treasury minting a trillion dollar platinum coin a few times and merely depositing them at the Federal Reserve so as to avoid a debate over the fiscal cliff.  What could go wrong! How did a rule mostly used for the creation [...]

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GOP, Boehner Falling Off Their Own Cliff

January 2, 2013

What a mess! In a typical Obama Nation move, the Senate had three minutes to read and vote on a 154-page bill which was immediately sent over to the House and eventually voted on last night.  Obama didn’t even wait to sign it before he was on a plane back to Hawaii — he’ll likely [...]

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Obamacare Ruling This Week

June 24, 2012

The Supreme Court is going to rule on two big issues this week:  Arizona’s illegal alien law and of course the big one — Obamacare.   Like many out there I see three possible rulings: They uphold the law. They try to split the baby and uphold some of it while striking down the rest. Realizing [...]

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State of the Union — What You Won’t Hear Tonight

January 24, 2012

The President will give his third State of the Union address tonight at 9pm EST.  It will be filled with poll-tested decisive-sounding promises of new entitlements, he may take a shot at his prospective opponents, he’ll definitely hit Congress and remind us of his order to kill Osama Bin Laden, and he’ll lie about his [...]

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Super Committee, Epic Failure

November 21, 2011

The so-called “super committee” to deal with debt reduction admitted today that they are not going to make their artificial deadline to cut over $1 trillion from the budget over ten years. No surprise here.  This whole super committee concept was never intended to work, but to punt.  And after the punt is the fodder [...]

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Where Did All the Town Hall Meetings Go?

August 24, 2011

This August, only 40% of the members of Congress are holding town hall meetings to hear directly from their constituents.  When you break down the numbers further, 51% of Republicans and a whopping 68% of Democrats are not bothering to hold these types of meetings! Security is not the issue, given the increased focus on [...]

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Obama’s Political “Backdoor Amnesty” Solution

August 19, 2011

There are two points regarding this story about the DHS suspending deportations of illegals using the standards put forth in the not-going-to pass DREAM Act which stand out: First is the administration’s use of their old play: “If you can’t get it through Congress, use the bureaucracy to push it through anyway“.  Here’s another example [...]

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Media Myth Busting: No, the GOP Congress Is Not Unpopular

August 15, 2011

One of the myths perpetrated by the media in the aftermath of the “debt-ceiling crisis” is that the GOP has done a lot of damage to their reputation, and that there’s an anti-incumbent mood in the air.  Yet these types of stories distort the facts.  Yes, Congress is unpopular, but mainly because the GOP doesn’t completely [...]

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OLC: Yes, Our Libya Intervention Counts as “Hostilities”

June 18, 2011

In a stunning revelation, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) deemed that our military intervention into what is ostensibly a civil war in Libya falls under the jurisdiction of the War Powers Act.  However, in a rare move, the OLC’s findings were apparently overruled by the Obama Administration, which went lawyer shopping in [...]

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House Puts Obama on Notice Regarding Libya

June 4, 2011

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted 268-145 to remind President Obama that he’s violated the War Powers Act in not asking for Congressional permission to keep a military operation running more than 60 days after it started.  It was a non-binding resolution, giving the President two weeks to get his act together.  Though merely symbolic [...]

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Cutting Spending by $100 Billion

February 10, 2011

The GOP in the House is now determined to cut $100 billion from the continuing resolution that needs to be passed to keep the government going.  This is after heavy tea-party lobbying, which succeeded in getting the GOP to raise their planned cuts from approximately $75 billion to $100 billion in order to keep a [...]

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Bi-Partisan Seating Plan is Crap Symbolism at its Worst

January 14, 2011

Gag me.  After the tragic shooting in Arizona, the calls from the state-run media are to “calm the rhetoric” and “can’t we just all get along?”  You see, the state-run Media, in its infinite wisdom and supreme knowledge, has decided that the horrible actions of a lone shooter, which had absolutely nothing to do with [...]

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A New Day Dawns on Washington

January 5, 2011

Today the 112th Congress officially convenes, looking quite a bit different from the 111th Congress.  Gone is Speaker Nancy Pelosi, now relegated to Minority Leader, and in her place will be Republican Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).  The GOP now has a significant majority in the House of Representatives (242-193), and a Conservative agenda is virtually [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #9, November 9, 2010

November 11, 2010

Episode #9 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the 2010 election.  The GOP takes back Congress, makes gains in the Senate, in Governorships, and in State Legislatures.  Axis of Right Radio breaks down the 2010 election, and what it means for America in this special [...]

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America Defends OUR Human Rights Record?

November 6, 2010

After I laughed a bit, I noticed that the UN wasn’t joking about this one.  Yesterday, America continued to allow itself to be subject to scrutiny regarding our apparently terrible human rights record by a UN forum on the topic.  Allegedly, we discriminate, racially profile, have overcrowded prisons, still have the death penalty, are religiously [...]

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Sal’s Election Day Predictions

November 2, 2010

Two years ago, voters, angry with George W. Bush and the GOP for the economy, the bailouts, and for spending like drunken sailors, gave the Democrats complete control of both houses of Congress and the Presidency.  Pundits declared the GOP dead, and any hope at a comeback years away, and then only if the GOP [...]

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The Dynamics of 2010

April 14, 2010

Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics (no Conservative by any means) has an article up comparing the upcoming mid-term elections to previous midterm election results relating to three factors: A poor economy An overreaching majority party A previous wave election that swept in the majority Most midterm elections that see modest to major gains for [...]

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Awesome: Congress Accidentally Gutted Their Own Health Insurance

April 13, 2010

This is rich, and it shows what happens when 2,000+ page monstrosities are rammed through congress without anyone reading the bill.  It seems that due to a drafting error, Congress may have accidentally excluded themselves from the Federal Employees Health Program.  The idea was that members of Congress would purchase plans through the new insurance [...]

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Rep. Johnson Predicts Guam’s Demise

April 1, 2010

Listening to Rush on my day off today, El Rushbo found this gem from Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson last week: You can’t make this stuff up! Umm… I’m not sure that an island truly floats on top of the water and could even tip over if everyone decided to all go to the same beach [...]

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And They Shall Assemble

February 26, 2010

I was doing some research that involved looking up something in the U.S. Constitution, and came across this section, which struck me: The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day. Oh, if only [...]

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