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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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Dispelling the Myths of the Government Shutdown

October 12, 2013

Thomas Sowell has a fantastic piece that dispels many myths regarding the government shutdown.  First, he points out how, step by step, the Democrats are responsible for the shutdown, not the GOP.  Most importantly, though, he dispels the myth that it is somehow invalid for the House Republicans to defund Obamacare: Whether Obamacare is good, [...]

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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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Axis of Right Radio, Show #10, January 10, 2011

January 10, 2011

Episode #10 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the impact of the 112th Congress.  The GOP takes over Congress.  Nancy Pelosi gives up her speakership.  The Democrats attempt to undo the Filibuster.  Obama shakes up his staff. Axis of Right Radio is available on iTunes, [...]

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It’s only Symbolism, But It Still Seems So Right

January 6, 2011

The GOP Congress plans to read the text of the Constitution aloud today on the floor of the House of Representatives.  Not much more than symbolism, but what symbolism it is, and boy, does it feel right.  Sad, though, that such an event is news.

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Charlie Rangel Censured by House

December 2, 2010

With a vote of 333-79, twenty-term Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) was officially “censured” by the House of Representatives on 11 of 13 ethics violations.  The act essentially amounts to an embarrassment since only four others were censured by the House over the last century, two of them pedos. Think about this though:  if you were [...]

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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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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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Obama Proposes Takeover of America’s Health Care System

February 23, 2010

Barack Obama put forth his health care proposal yesterday, a nearly $1 trillion budget-busting takeover of 1/6 of the U.S. Economy.  Now, usually, American Presidents typically propose legislation before both houses of Congress pass their own versions, but I digress.  The plan is very similar to the Senate plan, but imposes new taxes, weakens the [...]

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Are House Democrats 100 Votes Short of Passing ObamaCare?

February 16, 2010

So says Michael Barone, who is one statistician that I am prone to trust.  His analysis rings true.  The Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts had the effect that many of us predicted.  Democrats in Republican-leaning districts (and there are many of them, that is how the Dems captured the House in 2006) are nervous about [...]

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Health Care Ping-Pong

January 5, 2010

Word on the hill is that Democrats are meeting this week to hash out a health care agreement between the House and Senate without a formal conference committee.  This is for the purpose of avoiding a series of cloture votes that the GOP could use to slow down the formation of a conference, as well [...]

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Blue-Dog Democrat Switches to GOP

December 22, 2009

Much is often made by the state-run media along with the Democrats of how the GOP is made up of right-wing nuts who force moderates and others out of the party.  When a Republican such as Jim Jeffords and Arlen Specter switch to the Democrat party, much is made of about how the GOP doesn’t [...]

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Congress Flexes Muscles on Gitmo

October 5, 2009

A bi-partisan amendment passed in the House last week (opposed by the Democrat Party’s liberal wing) to prevent ANY federal funds to be used to close Club Gitmo at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to prevent any federal dollars to be used to transport Gitmo prisoners to U.S. Soil.  It seems that on a bi-partisan basis, [...]

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Health Care Legislation On The Brink

July 27, 2009

Health Care legislation appears to have stalled somewhat, with the Senate no longer planning to vote on the bill before the August recess, and the house likely to follow suit, dealing a major blow to Obama’s stated objectives and making ultimate passage of the bill far more difficult. In the Senate, the finance committee is [...]

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Democrats Ignore Constitution in D.C. Voting Rights Bill

February 20, 2009

The D.C. Voting Rights Bill is a perfect example of why Democrats should never be taken seriously when they accuse other people of violating the Constitution. Article One, Section 2 of the Constitution clearly states: The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States [...]

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Blue-Dogs Seek Leadership

November 8, 2008

One of the reasons that the Democrats won the Congress in 2006 is that they ran moderate-sounding Democrats in Red states.  The trend continued in 2008 as they picked up another 20 seats.  Now the Blue-Dogs are asserting themselves by demanding a seat at the leadership table in the House. Says Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.), [...]

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House Republicans Want a Vote!

August 1, 2008

After the Dems decided to start a five-week vacation, about 40 or so House Republicans, led by Mike Pence, stayed in the House chamber after the Dems adjourned to make a point about the Republican’s determination to get a drilling bill up for a vote.  On her way out San Fran Nan had the lights turned [...]

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