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2014 Midterms: Another Missed Opportunity

October 19, 2014

We’re sixteen days out from what should be a massive GOP landslide in the 2014 Midterm elections on November 4.  Ebola, ISIS, Obamacare’s latest victims, the porous borders, etc. should make this real easy for the GOP.  Yet, the latest polls indicate that a landslide is not likely to take place. Why not? Brent Bozell [...]

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Crimea Secedes, Russia Succeeds, Ukraine Pleads, America Won’t Lead

March 18, 2014

The last week or so has seen an acceleration of events between Russia, Crimea, and Ukraine which seemingly could spiral anywhere. Russian-occupied Crimea voted the other day to secede — I’m not sure how “legal” the vote was until one thinks, of course, that there is no such thing as international law, just international norms [...]

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CPAC Opener has Standing O for Christie

March 6, 2014

That title itself tells me everything I need to know about the value of the “C” in CPAC these days.  They also had a standing ovation for Mitch McConnell, who needed props to elicit such a response (please donate to his primary challenger, Matt Bevin, and finally get Mitch to retire).  At least they saved [...]

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Boehner on Conservatives: “I Don’t Care What They Do”

December 12, 2013

By “they,” Speaker Boehner is referring to conservative groups upset at the latest Establishment capitulation over the budget. Unnamed conservative groups, by the way.  Real brave. Boehner’s maneuver was insidious — everyone knew the basic outline of the budget deal and conservatives thought that that outline sucked.  It does.  But to then to attack conservative [...]

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The Senate Just Got Nuked

November 21, 2013

There is an apocryphal story from a conversation once had between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in which GW referred to the Senate as a body whose purpose was to cool House legislation as a saucer is used to cool tea.  The Senate was a slow, deliberative body to counteract the tempestuous House.  From 1789 [...]

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Obama Admits It’s Time for a Fix

November 14, 2013

After a month of taking hits across the political universe, President Obama finally offered a possible way to fix the immediate Obamacare disaster looming at year’s end:  insurance companies won’t be able drop people with coverage for a year.  This is to avoid the massive penalties uninsured or formerly insured people will have to endure [...]

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Is Delaying Obamacare Good or Bad for the GOP?

October 26, 2013

Now that the grandstanding has subsided and the Obama Administration has won their glorious roll-out of Obamacare, what is a Republican to do?  With Democrats lining up to push for a delay, a coalition in the Senate may emerge with enough votes to delay the individual mandate until after the 2014 Election.  That would be [...]

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Rules Guiding Establishment GOP

October 23, 2013

There are too many Obamacare sucks stories out there to add anything new at this point, so I found this list of “10 Rules in the Establishment Republican Handbook” to be worth adding to the echo chamber. Here’s a synopsis: There is nothing ever worth fighting for except Democrat policies You must systematically destroy any [...]

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Steyn on the Gov’t Shutdown

October 5, 2013

Mark Steyn’s latest column on the government shutdown expresses some of his observations on shutting down the open-air WWII Memorial, etc.  Here’s one: The World War II Memorial exists thanks to some $200 million in private donations – plus $15 million or so from Washington: In other words, the feds paid for the grass. But [...]

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Government Shutdown Likely

September 30, 2013

With just hours to work out a deal over funding the federal government, it doesn’t look like either side will budge: the Dems believe that any shutdown will hurt Republicans, so why bother resolving anything; all while the Republicans spend their time negotiating with themselves since the Dems have no incentive to solve the problem [...]

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House GOP to Push Obamacare Defund Vote

September 18, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner finally bent to the pressure within his caucus to push for a vote to defund Obamacare, threatening a showdown with Senate Democrats and the President which could result in a government shutdown October 1.  While I’d love a full repeal, I’ll take the GOP short-term proposal which doesn’t repeal Obamacare (yet), [...]

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GOP Trying to Delay Individual Mandate

July 10, 2013

The Senate and House GOP have decided to snip at the edges of Obamacare, taking the populist political posture of trying to delay the individual mandate, undoubtedly thinking it will help get votes next year. Their logic is that since large businesses don’t have to provide health care for another year, individuals should not be [...]

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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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Rush: Sic the NSA on the Illegals

June 12, 2013

Feeling frustrated that the ol’ 2007 pro-Amnesty suicide squad of a GOP has returned, to my delight Rush connected two issues (amnesty and the NSA domestic spying program) together on his radio show today in a clever way: There are 11 million, 10 million, 20 million, whatever it is who were here that we can’t [...]

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The Susan Rice Appointment: Two Views

June 5, 2013

In the Obama Nation, being a national embarrassment can get you a promotion!  In this case, former UN Ambassador and complete embarrassment Susan Rice was just appointed National Security Adviser by President Obama today.  But why? After listening to the pundits and scouring the Internets, I noticed two schools of thought — the obvious school [...]

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Not Sure About This Marco Rubio Fellow Anymore

June 1, 2013

The centripetal force of the statist-leaning ruling class in DC is enormous.  It gobbles up new, bright-eyed members all the time and spits out more of the same junk. Unfortunately, a once bright shining star in my eyes, Marco Rubio, has been caught up in it.  Nothing proves that more than how he’s become a [...]

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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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Ann Coulter Shines at CPAC

March 17, 2013

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland this weekend, conservative and Republican politicians and figures gave rousing speeches in an attempt to regroup and rally the American political right after what has been an awful six months.  I watched as much of it as I could, mostly reruns on C-SPAN though.  It was [...]

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Bill Kristol Doesn’t Stand With Rand

March 11, 2013

Days after McCain called Rand Paul part of the “wacko birds” on Capitol Hill, Bill Kristol from the Weekly Standard chimed in to add his voice to the anti-Paul chorus.  In his condescending piece Kristol cites the opinion of, among others, Newsweek‘s David Frum (one of the left’s favorite RINOs) in his assault on Paul.  [...]

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Rift on Paul Filibuster Mirrors Rift in GOP

March 7, 2013

After 13 hours of free airtime tearing apart the Administration’s vagueness on drone strikes within the US by Republican Senator Rand Paul, John McCain and Lindsey Graham shrugged off the whole endeavor as “ridiculous” this morning.  Paul was actually railing on the time it took the Administration to answer such a simple question, considering its [...]

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Angelo Codevilla Takes on the Republican Establishment

February 23, 2013

On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, Mark read from an article by Angelo Codevilla during most of his first hour.  The article’s title,”As Country Club Republicans Link Up with the Democratic Ruling Class, Millions of Voters are Orphaned,” only hits the surface of the message Codevilla is trying to convey.  For those who don’t remember, Codevilla [...]

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Posturing on Sequestration

February 20, 2013

In August 2011, our leaders in Washington decided to kick the proverbial can down the road in order to not deal with our economic situation until after the November election.  The debt limit, the Bush tax rates, and potentially devastating spending cuts were all left on the table until that time.  How very brave of [...]

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Sessions’ Debt Ceiling Solution: Pass a Budget!

January 8, 2013

In a startling move, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions suggested that the people ought to know how their trillions of dollars are being spent if we are to raise the nation’s credit card limit.  So, on the 1,350th day without a budget being passed by the Senate, Sessions suggested that Reid pass a budget, then talks [...]

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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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The Tea Party Purge Begins

December 4, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner is overseeing the House Steering Committee’s removal of a number conservative Tea Party Republicans from their committee posts in what clearly can be called a “purge” of fiscal conservatives from those positions of power.  One Congressman, Justin Amash, voted 95% of the time with the leadership and still lost his position [...]

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More Republican Soul Searching — Buchanan-Style!

November 27, 2012

The recently wounded and defeated GOP is thinking about caving on taxes in the face of th impending “fiscal cliff.”  Pat Buchanan has a few things to say about this in a recent article, which speaks truth to the GOP.  It’s a superb piece that House Republicans need to read.  The GOP is positioning itself [...]

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Barone Blames Tea Party for Senate Losses

November 10, 2012

Respected political guru Michael Barone blamed the Tea Party’s influence in the Republican Party for nominating too many “wackos, weirdos and witches” costing the Republicans an easy chance at winning the Senate last Tuesday.  This is the same Michael Barone who predicted a Romney win of nearly 100 Electoral Votes by the way. The Establishment-types [...]

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RNC Speeches Day 1: Ann and Christie Have Arrived

August 29, 2012

After yesterday afternoon’s debacle on the RNC floor, I was feeling much less enthusiastic going into last night’s prime time RNC speeches.  I started watching around 7:30pm EDT only to see Reince Priebus, Establishment tool, trying to excite the crowd.  It wasn’t working beyond the token uttering of “Mitt Romney” which consistently elicited obligatory applause [...]

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The Establishment Strikes Back at the RNC

August 28, 2012

The ostensible first day of the RNC isn’t going so well thus far. Earlier today, Texas Congressman Ron Paul made an appearance on the floor.  Shouts of praise for Paul and laments about rule changes filled the air.  Then, Maine’s Paul delegation was refused seating and all hell broke loose!  Chaos enveloped the floor as [...]

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McCaskill on Key DNC Speaker Bill Clinton

August 24, 2012

Todd Akin is a national distraction, sustaining a huge swing in the polls against him since making a ridiculous statement about rape last weekend — he had been beating incumbent Claire McCaskill in Missouri, but is now getting trounced.  By remaining in the race, Akin is putting himself above the cause and will continue to [...]

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