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Jolly in Florida

March 12, 2014

Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in a special election last night for Florida’s 13th Congressional district.  The district was historically Republican, but voted twice for Obama.  Jolly had a bloody primary battle, was trashed by the Establishment GOP last week, and was pitted against the Democrat machine with a candidate in Sink who [...]

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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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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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Boehner on Board with Obama on Syria Means War

September 3, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner had a meeting with Obama today and the usual happened — Boehner caved to Obama’s wishes, this time on the issue of military action in Syria: Later, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, General Dempsey and others attended a picnic Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing where they tried to make the case for [...]

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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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Obama Speaks About IRS Scandal

May 15, 2013

At about 6:20pm EDT, President Obama gave a three-minute statement relating to the IRS scandal, saying that he will accept the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, and work within the administration and with Congress to get to the bottom of this growing scandal. Earlier today, Speaker Boehner made a much better statement:  “My [...]

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Feinstein’s War on Guns Continues

January 24, 2013

Today, California Senator Diane Feinstein re-introduced a plan to expand the current list of banned guns in the US, opening the Democrat’s latest salvo in their War on Guns.  If this bill would put in place a policy that could have prevented Newtown short of a complete ban or confiscation of all guns, then I’d [...]

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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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Jim DeMint is Leaving the Senate

December 6, 2012

As if the situation for conservatives in Congress couldn’t get any worse, it just did.  Jim DeMint, South Carolina Senator and Tea Party bulwark in Congress, is resigning from the Senate in order to head the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.  DeMint should have waited until tomorrow, December 7, for this kind of bombshell [...]

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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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Obama and Boehner’s Dueling Speeches

July 26, 2011

President Obama and John Boehner gave dueling prime time speeches last night which pretty much broke down this way: Obama blamed Bush and Tea Party conservatives out of the gate for everything that’s wrong, took Ronald Reagan’s name in vain and without context, lied again about the social security checks, played class warfare like no [...]

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Boehner Pulls a Fast One on His Supporters

April 12, 2011

When the news fist broke that Obama and the Republicans reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown, it wasn’t that exciting.  After all, $38 billion in cuts is insignificant when measured against the massive spending increases our country endured under Presidents Obama and Bush and our federal deficit of well north of a trillion.  [...]

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Flea Bites Dog! Government Shutdown Looms

April 8, 2011

The government may shut down in just a few hours (or not).  I really don’t have much faith in ruling class Republicans to get this minuscule $30-40 billion job done and have a sense that due to their wobbliness, Boehner and crew have emboldened the Dems and MSM to whittle the GOP down.  Case in [...]

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Schumer’s Open-Mic Moment

March 29, 2011

This story is definitely worth echoing.  This morning New York Senator Charles Schumer got on a conference call with four other Senators without realizing that the press was already there listening to their rehearsal.  The unscripted message heard by reporters?  Blame Boehner for a failure to compromise saying he is tied too closely to the [...]

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Boehner’s Failure on the Budget

March 15, 2011

The words “hero” and “courage” are sometimes overused nowadays.  Neither of these words will refer to House Speaker John Boehner in this post.  The continuing resolution passed by the House 271-158 keeps the federal government running for another three weeks cutting $6 billion from the budget (I’d love to know from where!) over that time [...]

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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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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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John Boehner: The New Devil?

September 13, 2010

John Boehner. Who’s he?  He’s from Ohio (ok)?  He’s got a nuclear tan (my, how unnatural)?  He could soon be Speaker of the House (better than that woman with the frozen smile)?   Wait, he’s a Republican?!? That does it, he must be destroyed! All fun aside, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has become the [...]

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Clarify Birthright Citizenship

August 8, 2010

Republican Minority Leader John Boehner said that we should consider taking another look at the concept of “birthright citizenship” in this country.  Democrats hate that idea, while Republicans see that an unrestricted approach to the birthright concept demonstrates how anchor babies and chain migration contribute to the illegal alien problem, which hurts schools, strains hospitals, [...]

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John Boehner Gives the Speech of His Life

March 22, 2010

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) gave the speech of his life last night, right before the critical vote that socialized medicine.  If he fights like this going forward, I will be proud to have him as the next Speaker of the House come January, 2011.

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Boehner on the Cap-and-Trade Bill

June 28, 2009

Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner was quoted as saying this about the energy bill which just passed the House Friday: “Hey, people deserve to know what’s in this pile of sh-t.”  I could not agree with him more.  The House passed possibly the most economically destructive bill in a century on Friday 219-212, with 44 Dems jumping [...]

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San Fran Nan Looks Like a Sham

May 14, 2009

This just gets better from the San Francisco Treat!  Internal polling data has to be devastating.  Word around the watercooler ain’t that nice! It’s very very hard to follow the House Speaker’s memory and recent statements.  Sometimes she “misremembers” this and that, sometimes she throws the CIA under the bus to cover herself (as a rule, don’t [...]

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Shephard Smith Unloads on Congress

March 19, 2009

I’m not a huge Shephard Smith fan.  Yesterday, however, Smith went into a tirade against congress regarding the AIG Bonus situation that was right on and put the moral bankruptcy of the Democrat party on full display.  This issue was indeed put into place by a Democrat provision in the stimulus bill sponsored by Chris [...]

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Obama Looking for Republican Cover

January 27, 2009

Barack Obama is looking for Republican Cover regarding his stimulus package, by meeting with Republicans today on Capital Hill.  He is hoping to convince them to support his $850+ billion stimulus package, thinking that he would placate them by removing the contraception-funding provisions.  What he forgets is that the contraceptive funding is only one example [...]

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Boehner: No More Bailout Money

January 12, 2009

House Minority Leader John Boenher announced yesterday that he opposes releasing the remaining $350 billion of the TARP Bailout fund unless there is a proven need. I think until there is a demonstrated need in our economy and a plan to address that need, I think it would be irresponsible for Congress to release the [...]

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A Mississippi Massacre Portends a Cold November

May 14, 2008

First Dennis Hastert’s seat in Illinois, then two seats in the Deep South over the past two weeks.  Three House seats historically and reliably Republican have fallen to conservative Dems (Blue Dogs) who have no business winning seats in these historically Republican districts.  Yet, the Dems are winning them.  Mississippi Republican Greg Davis lost to Democrat [...]

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