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Paul Ryan Falls Into Immigration Trap

July 28, 2013

The Senate’s immigration bill is a nightmare, and the House GOP could stop it dead.  But they won’t because the leadership sucks. Case in point:  former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan promised piecemeal action in small steps on immigration by October.  On the surface, that’s already considerably more responsible than the Senate’s “comprehensive” morass.  However, [...]

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Tea Party on Capitol Hill was Ready to Rumble!

June 4, 2013

It’s been nearly 240 years since that original “incident with the Tea” in December 1773, which was decades later called the Boston Tea Party.  Their modern-day namesake were being improperly targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs and today had a chance to have their voices heard.  It was marvelous! Here’s the much [...]

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Paul Ryan’s Latest Budget Puts GOP on Offense

March 12, 2013

With President Obama reeling after the Sequester dud, Paul Ryan unveiled the House GOP’s budget proposal.  Here’s a short clip: This is where Paul Ryan is at his best — crunching numbers and articulating a more sensible path to a financially solvent future for our nation.  On top of that, this budget proposal eliminates Obamacare, [...]

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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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George Will on the Perils of Our Entitlement Culture

October 29, 2012

Occasionally, staunch Republican establishment-types like George Will get it right.  In his latest OpEd, Will makes the case that our entitlement culture is out of control because it is essentially “mugging” our descendants to pay for the debts we compile now.  In fact, he blames both parties, particularly those Republican administrations after the Great Society [...]

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The Town Hall Debate Toss-up

October 17, 2012

Last night, President Obama and Governor Romney faced off in their second Presidential debate.  This town hall-style debate format was moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley and featured questions she selected from Gallup’s idea of “uncommitted voters.“  When it was over both sides seemed to have accomplished their goals:  no sluggish Obama and Romney held serve. [...]

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Second Presidential Debate Preview

October 15, 2012

Regarding tomorrow night’s second Presidential debate, the headlines in the MSM are likely already written : “Obama’s Big Comeback!” or something like that.  Obama’s first debate performance was so awful based on expectations that anything is apt to be an improvement.  They’ll talk about how Obama connected with the people much better than Romney in [...]

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Another Take on the VP Debate

October 13, 2012

NMAtv is back with their take of the VP debate:

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Ryan Battles Biden Laughs on Way to VP Debate Draw

October 12, 2012

Last night’s Vice Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan turned out to be an inkblot debate — when people with a political inclination watched it, they pretty much saw what they wanted to see:  Biden was strong and aggressive… or was he inappropriately arrogant and rude?  Ryan was articulate and competent… or was [...]

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Biden vs. Ryan Preview

October 11, 2012

Honestly, I’m not sure what to expect in tonight’s Vice Presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden.  I suppose Joe Biden was coached all week to avoid gaffes, and take the fight to Ryan.  I suppose Ryan worked on beating back Biden’s inevitable accusations while not coming off as too wonkish. [...]

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The Fall Campaign Begins with Slight Obama Edge

September 8, 2012

There are now less than 60 days left until Election Day and the polls are very tight with Obama having a slight lead over Mitt Romney in the RCP average.  Rasmussen shows a discernible Obama bounce from his convention;  after being down by two to Romney last week, Obama’s up by two today.  In both [...]

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RNC Speeches Day 3: Smitten by Mitt

August 31, 2012

The final evening of speeches at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa capped a solid three days of a pro-American, pro-free market, pro-opportunity political festival.  Hurricane Isaac forced the convention into a three-day affair, but in truth packing all the speeches and events into three days instead of four allowed the message to come [...]

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RNC Speeches Day 2: Rice and Ryan Rock the Hall

August 30, 2012

After many solid speeches throughout Day 1 of the convention, I was interested to see if the message would shift on Day 2.  It did.  Yesterday the was time to take it directly to Obama (finally).  The specific criticism missing from Chris Christie’s speech was on full display in prime time last night! The warm-up [...]

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Romney/Ryan Trying to Redefine Medicare Debate

August 15, 2012

Medicare is a Democrat issue — just say the word and images are conjured up of benign Democrats helping grandma out of her chair, and Republicans pushing her off a cliff.  However, that may be changing.  In 2009, President Obama reinforced the idea that Medicare cuts were needed as part of his health care plan, [...]

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Erskine Bowles Hearts Paul Ryan

August 14, 2012

I need to add this video to the echo chamber!  It’s a clip of former Clinton Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, who was also part of the Obama-appointed then thoroughly ignored Simpson-Bowles deficit commission, lauding Paul Ryan back in September 2011.  If Romney continues the campaign strategy of using Democrats in their own words, this [...]

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Initial Impact of Paul Ryan’s Speech

August 12, 2012

In case you missed Paul Ryan’s speech yesterday, he sounded like every Republican should — conservative.  More importantly he gets it (watch from around 13:15 especially).  Check out the whole speech here: It must have had an impact:  the left didn’t seem too ready today to deal with the fact that Obamacare itself plans to [...]

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It’s Paul Ryan

August 11, 2012

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan will become the Vice Presidential nominee for the GOP in 2012.  Mitt Romney apparently narrowed down the choice by August 1 when Romney returned from Poland. I’ve loved Paul Ryan’s politics for years now.  Why not?  He’s an unabashed bold articulate conservative who’s unafraid of the left because he’s got facts on his [...]

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Boondoggle of a Budget

February 13, 2012

If you knew Obama wasn’t serious, his new 2013 budget proposal should have made everyone laugh!  Unfortunately, times are serious and getting worse.  Obama’s  budget is the typical tax-and-spend liberal swill, bait-and-switch economic reasoning, with pie-in-the-sky projections, which nonetheless still admits over a trillion dollar deficit.  Nothing new. Which is really disheartening since it indicates [...]

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$15,000,000,000,000 and Counting

November 16, 2011

Today, the US national debt cracked the $15 trillion mark with no real debt solutions on the table from Congress.  Debt-hawk Paul Ryan had a few things to say about this development in this video. Every time a milestone like this is reached we as a nation have fewer options available to deal with the [...]

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Bill Clinton Caught Off the Reservation Twice This Week

May 27, 2011

This week, a camera caught Bill Clinton and Paul Ryan chatting about Medicare, the issue which most believe cost the Republicans NY-26 in Tuesday’s special election.  As I was reminded today, here’s Mr. MediScare admitting to a Republican that the Dems are likely to demagogue this issue! Interesting. Then there was Bill Clinton saying Wednesday [...]

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Dems Abandon Obama’s Budget

May 26, 2011

The Senate rejected the House-passed Ryan Budget plan yesterday 57-40.  Do the math and find that the typical Northeast RINOs, Murkowski and protest-voting Rand Paul were among the Republicans who voted against it. Today, the Senate voted 97-0 to reject the President’s budget proposal from February. Notice which way the football’s moving?

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Obama’s Open Mic Moment

April 16, 2011

President Obama sounded like a partisan hack in Wednesday’s campaign speech budget response, and true to form Obama’s thuggish nature would not be subdued for long.  Here’s an open mic moment from Thursday where the President candidly goads the GOP to attack ObamaCare and reiterates his disdain for Paul Ryan. Predictably, here’s the MSM trying [...]

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Obama’s Budget Response Closes Eyes, Turns Stomachs

April 14, 2011

As I was preparing to show my students a quick video clip yesterday, President Obama was just beginning his anticipated budget speech.  So, we watched it for a while before moving on.  At first this was the 16-year-olds’ consensus: “Wow, he gives a great speech!” and “Why is he turning his head so often?”  I [...]

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Paul Ryan’s Sober but Solid Budget

April 5, 2011

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) released a projected 10-year budget proposal (pdf), which cuts $6 trillion over that time period.  It’s serious and sober, but hopeful and part of an adult conversation about our future.  Here’s a short video which helps to explain the problem and some broad areas the budget deals with: I love the [...]

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Paul Ryan on the “Fleebagger” Phenomenon

February 25, 2011

If you haven’t heard, the Wisconsin and Indiana legislators who have fled their respective states so that a vote on the budget with which they disagree have become known as “fleebaggers” by the right-wing blogosphere.  While calling them the “Fugitive 14″ in Wisconsin is more p.c., I like the obvious play on the Left’s “teabagger” [...]

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Time to Tackle Entitlements

February 16, 2011

It’s going to be an interesting two years.  The GOP, at the prodding of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the GOP Freshman Class, is apparently serious about attempting to tackle entitlement reform this year.  Obama’s sham budget does nothing to address the fiscal mess that we have gotten ourselves into, and the GOP appears ready [...]

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Michele Bachmann’s Tea Party Response

January 26, 2011

Last night we heard a 62-minute campaign speech Obama gave to the nation saying little more than expressing mere platitudes, proclaiming empty promises, while hearkening back to Sputnik and Thomas Edison for some reason. As has been the tradition, the party out of the White House gives a response to the State of the Union [...]

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Paul Ryan’s “Renege” Merely MSM Goading

January 5, 2011

As the first few hours of the new Republican House sink in, the New York Times has already taken the opportunity to pounce on Paul Ryan, the new budget committee chair, on scaling back the promised $100 billion cuts laid out in the “Pledge to America”. Ryan told the MSM today that there’s no planned [...]

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Ireland is Breaking

November 10, 2010

Ireland’s been having to deal with a serious banking crisis which won’t go away.  However, things just got worse for Ireland:  this week Ireland’s debt hit a level that has spooked investors into predicting that Ireland will be the next euro zone nation to require a bailout. Two years of government bailouts have merely broken [...]

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Paul Ryan’s Road Map and Why Republicans Suck

July 24, 2010

I used to call myself a Republican, but haven’t for a number of years now.  The answer is simple:  they suck.  A friend aptly once described our two parties as the Stupid Party (Republicans) and the Evil Party (Democrats):  “stupid” because Republicans never miss an opportunity to jump on their own sword even in the [...]

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