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Obama Redux

November 7, 2012

At about 11:14pm last evening, Fox News called Ohio for Obama.  Only being a matter of time before the gig was up and Obama’s reelection was official, I subsequently went to bed with a splitting headache and a deep sense of foreboding about the direction the American people are choosing to go.  I’ve spent the [...]

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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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ObamaCare on Life Support

March 18, 2010

I am getting increasingly confident that ObamaCare as it is currently construed will not pass.  Despite the attempts of the state-run media claiming that Stupak’s supporters are caving (they’re not), despite Pelosi’s continued claim that she has the votes, this bill isn’t gaining momentum.  Both the state-run media and Pelosi are trying to create that [...]

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The Democrats’ ObamaCare Problem

March 10, 2010

Despite talks of optimism from Nancy Pelosi, all the signs are there that the Democrats don’t have the votes to pass ObamaCare, and don’t even have a plan on how to procedurally do it.  The fact of the matter is that the House doesn’t trust the Senate to push through the reconciliation fixes, and most [...]

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The Difficulties of Reconcilliation

March 1, 2010

Keith Hennessy, a former Senate staffer, has a very detailed article about the challenges that the reconciliation process poses for the Democrats.  The Democrats keep talking about it, but to actually execute the plan is far more difficult than it appears.  I have had my doubts on whether or not the Democrats could pull off [...]

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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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Democrats Vote for Cloture on Health Care on Party-Line Vote

December 21, 2009

In the end, it was 60-40 in favor of cloture.  The bill was so bad, not a single Republican could vote for it.  The bill was passed in the dead of night, after numerous back-room deals to buy off both liberal and moderate Democrat Senators.  The 300+ legislative language of the Manager’s Amendment had only [...]

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