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Pelosi Unhinged on the House Floor

August 3, 2014

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got a bit unhinged when Pennsylvania Congressman, Republican Tom Marino, called her out for playing politics with the border by indicating that the Democrats had all the power back in 2009-10 and did nothing about these problems.  Here’s a Fox News interview with Marino on his reaction to Pelosi: While [...]

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Reid’s Interest in Those “Domestic Terrorists”

April 19, 2014

After the recent Bundy Ranch fiasco finally died down, Nevada Senator Harry Reid jumped into the mix, calling those who descended to the ranch to support Clive Bundy “domestic terrorists.”  While this kind of hyperbole is completely uncalled for (especially for the Senate Majority Leader) and diminishes the meaning of “terrorist,” Reid doubled down on [...]

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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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Cruz Control*

September 25, 2013

Twenty-one hours of Ted Cruz yesterday on the Senate floor pounding Obamacare was great!  Whether or not anything good was going to come from the gesture the point was made, those who listened got a civics lesson, and those who believe in limited government appreciated a DC Republican sounding different than a Democrat for a [...]

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House Votes to Defund Obamacare

September 20, 2013

So, the House bit the bullet and voted 230-189 for a continuing resolution (since those antiquated things called “budgets” are from a seemingly bygone era) to defund Obamacare while keeping the rest of the government open.  Though Dead On Arrival in the Senate, the House did the right thing by forcing another debate. Now things [...]

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George Zimmerman Acquitted

July 14, 2013

Last evening the six-member jury deliberating the guilt of George Zimmerman found him not guilty, acquitting him for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  The Blaze has great coverage of the last 24 hours, as this story keeps developing. Having been on a million juries (that’s what I get for voting in every election!), [...]

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Feinstein Gun Ban DOA in Senate

March 19, 2013

Looks like Dianne Feinstein’s poorly-drafted legislation to ban certain types of guns (which the AP laughably calls “military-style weapons) is dead on arrival in the Senate.  According to Harry Reid, the piece of garbage can’t even get 40 votes in the Senate. The fact that Feinstein’s effort failed should be applauded for the legislation’s unconstitutionality [...]

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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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Harry Reid is Cliff Jumping

December 27, 2012

While I’ve never been cliff diving from monstrous heights, I did jump off a bit of a cliff at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, RI, as a freshly minted high school graduate back in the day:  you get the guts, take the jump, float for a long second or two before smacking the water to loud [...]

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DNC Speakers Revealed

September 1, 2012

The DNC has released a list of speakers at their convention next week. ***If I could ask a favor of you, PLEASE paste this URL into another window before reading the subsequent “highlight” list: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWO5Ai_a80M&feature=related OK, now go: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, shrill voice of the DNC Elizabeth Warren, an Indian woman running against Scott Brown [...]

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Harry Reid Spouts Tax Rumor on Senate Floor

August 2, 2012

Harry Reid took to the Senate floor today to accuse Mitt Romney of not paying his taxes for ten years. How does he know?  Apparently, the “word is out.” Seriously?  Megyn Kelly had a guest on today which dealt with this charge perfectly!  The Dems merely want Romney to release his tax records to find [...]

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How’s Your Cowboy Poetry?

March 8, 2011

Now I completely understand why it’s sooooo hard to cut anything from the federal budget which is sporting a ridiculous deficit of $1.6 trillion this year.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid explains why some projects just can’t be cut: Really?  We’re doomed.

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Democrats Receptive to Boehner’s Proposal to Avoid Government Shutdown

February 26, 2011

The Republicans promised during the last campaign that they would stop the President’s runaway spending.  Part of that was a down payment of $100 billion in spending cuts during their first year in charge.  Predictably, the GOP backed off that initial number by pushing for a pro rata reduction of $60 billion.  Even more predictably, [...]

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House Passes Obama Care Repeal

January 19, 2011

The vote was 245 to 189 — every Republican and three Democrats just voted to repeal the Obama Care monstrosity.  In contrast, the vote to pass Obama Care last year was 219-212, with no Republican support and with over thirty Democrats voting against its passage. Given Harry Reid’s dominion over the Senate and with Obama [...]

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Senate Republicans to Make Lame Ducks More Lame

December 1, 2010

In a clear understanding of what happened a month ago at the polls, all 42 Senate Republicans signed a letter to Harry Reid saying first thing’s first:  tax policy and spending, then the nanny state nonsense.  Of course, the MSM has dusted off the old 1990s handbook regarding “gridlock” and other obstructionist terms to demonize [...]

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Obama Evokes Reagan on Nuke Treaty

November 20, 2010

The prospective treaty with Russia regarding nuclear inspections hit a hurdle when Arizona Senator Jon Kyl called for more time to look through the details, prompting President Obama to say: “Those who would block this treaty are breaking President Reagan’s rule — they want to trust, but not verify.” Here’s our post-partisan president going into [...]

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Republicans Win 2010 Midterm Election

November 3, 2010

President Obama and the Democrat Party suffered a humiliating defeat in last night’s midterm elections.  The Republican Party gained at least 61 seats in the House of Representatives to wrest control of the chamber from Nancy Pelosi’s iron grip.  In the Senate, the Republicans gained at least 5 seats, giving them enough to votes to [...]

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Karl Rove’s Ruling Class View on O’Donnell

September 15, 2010

Ruling class, Republican establishment if I ever heard it.  Here’s Karl Rove on Hannity’s show last night after it was announced that Christine O’Donnell defeated RINO Mike Castle: Continuing the Castle smears (which ostensibly generates continued ammo for the Dems) while immediately shrugging off the race as a loss does nothing to get that “51st [...]

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Pelosi Intimidating Mosque Critics

August 18, 2010

The House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can’t turn off being ridiculous.  Here’s a news clip from yesterday when she indicated that someone (not Congress, of course, she mentions in a later “clarification”) should look into who is funding the Ground Zero mosque’s opponents: Hey, since I’m a critic, I’d like to know where I should grab [...]

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“Political Jurisdiction” and Birthright Citizenship

August 13, 2010

Arguments about whether or not children of illegals should be afforded citizenship rights because they were born within America’s territorial jurisdiction continue.  Does territorial jurisdiction also mean political jurisdiction?  Should that distinction matter?  I think we really do need to sort this out. Perhaps we can without messing with the Constitution.  The Supreme Court may [...]

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Senate Election Polling Shows Mixed Results

July 19, 2010

Some good news and some bad news still a few months out before Election Day. The good news:  in the Pennsylvania Senate race, Pat Toomey’s up 45-38% over Joe Sestak in the latest Rasmussen poll.  I’d say “Keep up the good work, PA” but Pennsylvania loves to disappoint Republicans.  We’ll see how this plays out. [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #7, 6/30/2010

July 3, 2010

Episode #7 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the firing of Stanley McChrystal, Obama’s incompetence with his handling of the gulf oil spill, and the 2010 Senate elections.  Sal also goes off on the U.S. Census bureau for the 40+ page American Community Survey that [...]

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TIME Magazine Hurls Ultimate Insult at Obama

March 8, 2010

Mark Halperin at Time Magazine has soured on Obama.  In fact, in a piece this weekend, he hurled the ultimate insult at Obama – that he is similar to the dreaded George W. Bush.  The article compares not necessarily the policies (although there are many differences, Obama has continued many of Bush’s policies that he [...]

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Obama Has No Coattails

March 1, 2010

Longtime readers of Axis of Right will know that we are very picky when it comes to polling firms that we trust.  We base our analysis on polls not on just the fact that it is a new poll or a poll in our favor (we will usually avoid getting too excited about a CNN [...]

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Why the Filibuster is Important

February 25, 2010

There has been a lot of talk lately on ending the filibuster.  Democrats have proposed ending the 60-vote cloture threshold as well as the idea of pushing sweeping controversial legislation through via reconciliation.  The filibuster is an important institution in our nation and needs to be preserved.  But don’t take my word for it, take [...]

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Tea Party Making a Mistake in Nevada

February 14, 2010

The Tea Party movement in Nevada is on the verge of making a big mistake by chartering itself as a third party and planning to field a candidate for Senate this November.  If they gain any traction, it could very well end up with the re-election of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), who currently looks very [...]

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Infighting in the Democrat Party

February 12, 2010

It appears that all is not well between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and President Barack Obama (Socialist).  First, Harry Reid dumped the $85 billion “bi-partisan” stimulus-II bill that Obama had expressed support for, replacing it with a much smaller $15 billion bill, and has angered the two [...]

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Reid Tries to Get Bi-Partisan Support for Stimulus-II

February 11, 2010

Harry Reid has pared back the stimulus-II a.k.a. jobs bill in an attempt to win some GOP support.  He has reduced the stimulus to only include: Spend more on highway and transit programs Exempt employers from paying the payroll tax if they hire new employees Capital investment tax breaks for businesses Increase bond offerings to [...]

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Democrat Leadership to Push ObamaCare Reconcilliation Bill

January 26, 2010

So the Democrat leaders are insistent on trying to drive their party off a cliff by using budget reconciliation as a tactic to try to ram ObamaCare through.  Here’s the situation:  the ObamaCare bill that passed the Senate does not have enough support in the House without significant changes.  Everything from the public option, to [...]

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