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Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

March 9, 2014

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul won the CPAC straw poll yesterday with 31% of the total vote, getting nearly three times more votes than the nearest competitor, Ted Cruz.  In case you missed it, here is Rand Paul’s speech last Thursday at CPAC.  Generally, these polls are not bellwethers or harbingers, but are a useful snapshot. [...]

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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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Deep Blue Jersey Feeling Obamacare’s Sting

October 24, 2013

Many useful idiots here in the Garden State, who voted 58-41% to keep America an Obama Nation (including 60-70% of my county), probably didn’t see this coming:  because of the new insurance mandates under Obamacare an estimated 800,000 New Jerseyans will have their health insurance directly threatened, dropped, or face significant changes.  Even my plan [...]

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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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The Establishment War on Ted Cruz

September 23, 2013

Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace interviewed Texas Senator Ted Cruz this weekend with an interesting twist.  Wallace admitted to Karl Rove that …As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions — not from Democrats, but from top Republicans — to hammer Cruz. Why are [...]

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House Votes to Defund Obamacare

September 20, 2013

So, the House bit the bullet and voted 230-189 for a continuing resolution (since those antiquated things called “budgets” are from a seemingly bygone era) to defund Obamacare while keeping the rest of the government open.  Though Dead On Arrival in the Senate, the House did the right thing by forcing another debate. Now things [...]

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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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Cruz and Sessions: Read the Bill!

June 24, 2013

This week the Senate will pass an absolutely terrible comprehensive immigration bill which will likely be more harmful to the economy than to the Republican Party (if that’s possible), as well as not solving the problem. “Comprehensive” bills just mean “filled with junk that could never pass on its own.”  The other problem with “comprehensive” [...]

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Ted Cruz vs. Dianne Feinstein on Guns

March 14, 2013

This exchange took place today between Senators Ted Cruz (R) and Dianne Feinstein (D) regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee’s debate on a proposed assault weapons ban.  Check it out: The fresh air of a constitutional conservative asking a plain question to an annoyed intrenched liberal bureaucrat — classic! While Congress has chipped away at the [...]

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Rand Paul’s Filibuster

March 6, 2013

As of this writing, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) is in the seventh hour of an old-school filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan.  While saying that he has nothing personal against Brennan, Attorney General Holder and President Obama’s view on potential drone strikes in America against American citizens warranted this [...]

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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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