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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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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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It’s Past Time for “a la carte” Cable!

August 30, 2013

Senator John McCain does have one issue that sets him apart from his peers in the Senate — he supports “a la carte” cable and has sponsored a bill to do something about it.  Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.  Called the “Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013,” this bill would allow [...]

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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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Stymieing Immigration Reform

January 29, 2013

A conglomeration of eight Senators, including Marco Rubio amongst the usual suspects of Lindsey Grahamesty, John McCain, Chuck Schumer, came out yesterday with a possible road map for comprehensive immigration reform.  Not to be outmaneuvered, President Obama offered his enthusiasm, but also a caveat tor two which should make the fledgeling sprouts of consensus wither [...]

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Movie Review — Zero Dark Thirty

January 12, 2013

The highly anticipated film about the search and eventual killing of Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, opened on screens across the country yesterday.  Here’s the trailer: As you may know, this movie is controversial for some on both sides of the aisle.  Some Democrats (and John McCain, of course) don’t like the “torture” scenes [...]

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Two (Possibly Nonsensical) Observations on SCOTUS and Romney

April 4, 2012

Two things dawned on me that I think no one’s really talking about (possibly because they may make little sense): First, what if Obama did get a tip from someone about how the Supreme Court is going to rule on Obamacare?  His actions of late indicate that he knows it doesn’t look good.  But, what [...]

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Establishment Hero, John McCain

July 28, 2011

Over the last day or two, the ruling class elites in the Republican Party establishment have gotten their knives out.  The Tea Party is more of an existential threat to them than the Democrats are, so an aggressive push against them has reared its head now that the GOP’s Tea Party faction is facing maximum [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #11, February 27, 2011

February 28, 2011

Episode #11 of Axis of Right Radio is now available.  This episode is the most random episode of Axis of Right Radio ever.  Completely unscripted, Mike, Sal and Ryan discuss the situation in Wisconsin, the Budget battle, the 2012 election, pop culture, and more. Axis of Right Radio is available on iTunes, or you can [...]

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The 2012 Campaign is Starting!

November 12, 2010

The new Congress hasn’t even been sworn in yet, and already the news is full of stories on 2012.  Already, the first GOP Presidential Primary debate has been scheduled for spring of 2011, and polls are being taken to measure the relative strength of prospective candidates (Palin is polling surprisingly well in states like Maine [...]

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Did Elena Kagan Violate the Law?

May 13, 2010

According to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), she did.  As a recipient of federal funds, Harvard University was required to allow military recruitment and ROTC on campus.  She was also required to not apply any university non-discrimination policy to the  military organizations on campus.  When she kicked off the recruiters and ROTC, she knowingly and willingly [...]

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Rep. Cohen’s Big Time Tea Party Insults

April 5, 2010

Tennessee Democrat Representative Steve Cohen is sure to really get under the skin of the Tea Party Nation with this ridiculous interview with the Young Turks last week: Jeez!  Why all the hatin’ on the Tea Party?  I do appreciate the honesty that Cohen displays on this talk show.  He obviously felt comfortable enough to [...]

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J.D. Hayworth – Birther?

February 18, 2010

A lot of Conservatives were excited to see J. D. Hayworth enter the primaries against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) due to McCain’s constant thumbing his nose at Conservatives for the past eight years.  True, McCain has been seemingly more conservative since his electoral defeat to the chosen one, but one obviously has to question his [...]

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What’s the Big Deal about Sarah Stumping for McCain?

January 22, 2010

No one can ever accuse me of being a fan of Arizona Sen. John McCain.  True, I’ve always admired his service in the war, and also some of his views on spending and his consistent refusal to take earmarks.  Yet at the same time, his constant focus on bi-partisanship and coddling up to the media [...]

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Obama: Climategate Be Damned — Copenhagen is On!

December 5, 2009

Well, the forecast wintry mix totaling “a dusting to an inch” is already near three inches deep in my part of Central Jersey, so I couldn’t resist a global warming/Climategate post!  Especially when in the face of all the uncertainty behind much of the climate science underlying the upcoming Copenhagen initiatives, President Obama is going [...]

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I’m Not Listening to Another Bush

May 4, 2009

Some Republican leaders have been busy going on a “listening tour.”  I get it.  Our leaders need direction.  So, Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are among those trying to get their face out there between now and the 2012 election cycle, while those like elected representative Eric Cantor are trying to find real consensus to counter [...]

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Republicans Supporting Earmarks Are Republicans Why?

March 3, 2009

The Senate rejected an amendment offered by John McCain earlier today that would have enacted a spending freeze for the rest of the fiscal year and eliminated over eight thousand earmarks from the President’s most recent Spend Other People’s Money That We Don’t Have Act.  The outrage is not that the Amendment was defeated, though [...]

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Genuine Bi-Partisanship

February 17, 2009

Genuine bipartisanship assumes an honest process of give-and-take, and that the quality of the compromise is measured by how well it serves some agreed-upon goal, whether better schools or lower deficits. This in turn assumes that the majority will be constrained — by an exacting press corps and ultimately an informed electorate — to negotiate [...]

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244-188: Stimulus Passes House sans Republicans

January 28, 2009

Sweetness.  Not a single Republican broke ranks to vote for the $819 billion “stimulus” package (not including the extra 300 million or so in interest we’ll eventually have to pay on the deficit because of this bill), and 11 Blue Dogs decided they wanted to be reelected in 2010 without the stench of this monstrosity. I [...]

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This Time, I Can Support McCain-Feingold

January 9, 2009

The McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform was a complete disaster.  We have spoken with disdain regarding it on many occasions here at AOR.  The Hill reports that McCain and Feingold are partnering up again to push another reform-based regulation.  This time, it’s the complete banning of earmarks. John McCain (D-AZ) and Russ Feingold (D-WI), along with [...]

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Goodbye 2008!

December 31, 2008

I’m kind of glad to see this year go.  While fun was had, disappointments and external events put a particular funk on this year as I look back on it. The biggest story of the year happened on my birthday when America chose to embrace our new status as an Obama Nation.  We deserve what [...]

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The Real McCain

November 17, 2008

The picture demonstrates everything one needs to know.  This is a Republican “maverick” — willing to work with the very Democrat who was actively trying to ruin him just two weeks ago, to whom McCain is politically and philosophically opposed on many issues.  McCain is the embodiment of the derangement “new tone” bipartisan nonsense has caused on our side [...]

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Three Reasons McCain Lost

November 6, 2008

McCain’s defeat by President-Elect Barack Obama can be attributed to many factors, such as the media, Obama’s smoothness, Obama’s ground organization, etc.  Here, however, I am going to focus on three areas in the McCain campaign strategy that, had they done things differently, may have yielded a different result this past Tuesday.  Response to the [...]

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Election Night Open Thread

November 4, 2008

We’ll be checking in throughout the night to leave our comments, we encourage readers to stop by and do the same.

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No Exit Polls, Please

November 4, 2008

While some on the Internet are tempted to put up exit poll numbers, we will not be doing so here on Axis of Right due to their inherent unreliability.  We ask that no comments regarding exit poll data be left.  We welcome your comments on voting trends, patterns, and your own experiences today, but please, [...]

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Get Out and Vote!

November 4, 2008

Today is election day, andarack  it is important to everyone to get out and vote.  Today’s vote is the only poll that matters, so don’t let any polls, predictions, or pundits get you down.  Just to boost confidence a bit, the polls have been wrong before, and can be wrong again.  In 1980 (hat tip [...]

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Mike’s 2008 Election Predictions

November 3, 2008

As much as it pains me, I predict that Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States.    That’s not to say tomorrow’s outcome is a foregone conclusion.  Many of the battleground states will be close.  It’s just that McCain has to take most of them and that will be a tall [...]

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Sal’s 2008 Election Predictions

November 3, 2008

Mike, Ryan, and I will be posting our election-day predictions between now and tomorrow morning.  This first installment covers my predictions for Election Day 2008.  President:  Looking at the polls, I think that the punditry is at minimum overestimating Democrat strength and discounting the current large number of undecideds found in several polls.  While I [...]

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An Obama Presidency Will Bankrupt Coal

November 3, 2008

To all readers in the coal states of Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  Obama wants to bankrupt your industry through his proposed cap-and-trade system.  Obama made these statements in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, proving once again that he says one thing in San Francisco, and another thing in Scranton.  The buzz on this is quite high, [...]

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