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2014 Aftermath: Who Really Won

November 5, 2014

The election results from the 2014  midterm election are coming in, but the outcome is already a fait accompli:  the GOP has retained the House of Representatives, won 24 of 36 gubernatorial elections, and took the Senate by at least two votes [as of this moment some these numbers are in flux as a few [...]

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CPAC Opener has Standing O for Christie

March 6, 2014

That title itself tells me everything I need to know about the value of the “C” in CPAC these days.  They also had a standing ovation for Mitch McConnell, who needed props to elicit such a response (please donate to his primary challenger, Matt Bevin, and finally get Mitch to retire).  At least they saved [...]

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Tea Party Groups Targeted by IRS

May 10, 2013

The IRS admitted to improperly targeting groups looking for tax-exempt status if the words “tea party” or “patriot” were in their names.  From 2010 to 2012, roughly 75 Tea Party groups were subjected to “additional review” which delayed their acceptance.   Hmm… just in time to stymie the political activities of groups opposed to the administration [...]

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Kentucky’s Own “Plumbers”

April 9, 2013

Earlier today the liberal news dump Mother Jones published a story airing secret taped conversations made during Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell’s strategy sessions regarding his potential Senate race against Ashley Judd.  The excerpts deal with opposition research and campaign strategy.  Judd is no longer running for Senate as that trial balloon has deflated, but that [...]

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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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Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint

December 17, 2012

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley named conservative Congressman Tim Scott to replace the departing Jim DeMint in the Senate.  For those keeping track, Scott will be the seventh black senator in the history of the Senate and from South Carolina of all places!  Goes to show you how far things have come, if you care [...]

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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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McConnell Offers Terrible Alternative Debt Plan

July 12, 2011

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, frustrated by the debt talks, channeled his inner weak-kneed RINO and offered a potential last-ditch debt plan.  Essentially, the President gets to raise the debt ceiling three times within a year without Congressional approval, not requiring any cuts to balance the increase, and ensuring a never-going-to-happen super-majority to stop him. [...]

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McConnell Says Senate Will Vote on ObamaCare Repeal

January 24, 2011

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised a Senate vote on the ObamaCare repeal act that was passed by the House of Representatives last week.  Without giving detains, he hinted that parliamentary maneuvers could be used to force a Senate floor vote.  With the mood of the country being the way it is, I would [...]

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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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Senate Votes to Debate Health Care Bill

November 22, 2009

The Senate voted yesterday 60-39 to begin debating Harry Reid’s 2,074 page flaming bag of crap he’s still calling Health Care Reform.  Every Democrat, Independent Joe Lieberman and Socialist Bernie Sanders voted to begin the debate.  No Republican voted for it, while Voinovich of Ohio didn’t vote at all (hence the “39″ instead of 40). [...]

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Republicans Could Have a Leader

March 9, 2009

Some people have noticed that the Republican Party seems to be leaderless at the moment. Not that this should come as a surprise. The President is a Democrat and the GOP is greatly outnumbered in both the House and Senate. The consequences of the 2008 election do not lend themselves to one person emerging as [...]

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