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  • In Defeat for Tea Party, House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

    01/16/2014 7:14:27 AM PST · by Qbert · 33 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/15/2014 | Jonathan Weisman
    WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday, 359 to 67, to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill for the current fiscal year, shrugging off the angry threats of Tea Party activists and conservative groups whose power has ebbed as Congress has moved toward fiscal cooperation. The legislation, 1,582 pages in length and unveiled only two nights ago, embodies precisely what many House Republicans have railed against since the Tea Party movement began, a huge bill dropped in the cover of darkness and voted on before lawmakers could possibly have read it. The conservative political action committee Club for Growth...
  • House set to pass spending bill

    01/15/2014 7:08:03 AM PST · by Qbert · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/14/2014 | Erik Wasson and Russell Berman
    The House is poised Wednesday to approve a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government, despite the opposition of conservative groups.  Both parties scored policy wins in the bill, creating the potential for a resounding show of support on the House floor. The deadline for a government shutdown looms at midnight Saturday, but the political dynamic has shifted dramatically since October’s break in funding. House lawmakers on Tuesday approved a three-day continuing resolution to keep the government open — and did so by voice vote, a procedure usually reserved for only the most uncontroversial legislation. The vote paved...
  • A Tea Party Commercial for 2014 ~ Vanity

    01/04/2014 9:43:33 PM PST · by GraceG · 12 replies
    GraceG
    Here si my idea for a Commercial for the Tea party that might wake up some people and who know could help create a Populist Tea party movement. [Commercial Starts] Narrator: "For years the Democrat Party has said that they problem in Washington is Big Business" [Show pictures of Fat Cats on Wall Street and smoke stacks and Big Lobbyists] Narrator: "And for just as many years the Republican party has sadi that the problem in washington is Big Bloated Government" [Show pictures of the IRS agents and Bureaucratic paper work, money being flushed down the toilet and red tape...
  • Advancing. Ever Advancing.

    10/17/2013 3:43:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/16/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Much cynicism has been expressed over the past month about the effort, led by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, to fight Obamacare. It was about money or defeating Republicans or something other than what it was about — undermining Obamacare with a united front. It was always about undermining Obamacare, despite the claims of others. But, those of us who were in this fight against Obamacare, have been quite open that we knew there were side benefits. This fight would expose conservative activists to the frauds they have funded. Men like Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and...
  • Colorado GOP Disowns Latest Recall Effort

    10/14/2013 5:09:40 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/13/2013 | Stephen Ahle
    Big deal. They disowned the last two also, telling the organizers that they could never possibly win. But they were wrong. They could be right this time as there was already on effort to recall Evie Hudak by the voters in her district, but they didn’t get enough signatures to do it. This time it is more organized and they have plenty of volunteers. The state GOP, who lost the state to the democrats in the first place are still trying to dispense advice. And like any other free advice, it’s worth every penny of it. The State GOP...
  • MUST SEE! Glenn Beck Shocking Video THIS Is Who We Are Helping In Syria! SHARE WITH EVERYONE!

    09/05/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 60 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 9/4/2013 | Glen Beck
    Watch this important video. Very graphic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMGoPRuzRc
  • The Establishment vs. The People

    08/05/2013 5:47:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen
    Red State ^ | 8/5/2013 | Erick Erickson
    This year’s RedState Gathering was a wonderful event. There was, however, one interesting moment with a guy from the National Republican Senatorial Committee worth sharing. Friday afternoon as I was trying to make my way to Governor Jindal’s reception, the guy from the NRSC stopped me and very derisively asked if I was going to support anyone other than challengers to incumbents. He went so far as to claim I must be making money to support challengers against incumbents and let me know RedState would be blamed if the GOP did not take back the majority. What was most fascinating,...
  • Very Difficult To Find Conservatives In Congress (Vanity)

    07/27/2013 4:17:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    7/27/2013 | Ib Jensen
    Thanks to the New American magazine and the American Conservative Union, we can identify the true Conservatives in the U. S. Congress. It's not a pretty or encouraging picture. In the House of Representatives there are only 15. They are as follows with the asterisk indicating those who have a 100% Conservative voting record: McClintock, CA Rohrabacher, CA Salmon, AZ *Posey, FL *Brown, GA Gingrey, GA *Huelscamp, KS *Massey, KY *Amash, Mi *Bachmann, Mn *Jones, NC *Bridenstine, OK Hall, TX *Stockman, TX Sensenbrenner, Wi It's truly a disgrace that we have only 15 who are dedicated to Constitutional and Conservative...
  • Defund Or Be Challenged

    07/25/2013 4:19:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/25/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Moderate Democrats are retreating from Obamacare, according to the Washington Post. Hospitals are retreating from Obamacare. Americans broadly doubt Obamacare will help them. Consumers in most states won’t see reductions in premiums for their healthcare, contrary to what the Democrats claimed. In fact, there are twenty-seven ways in which Obamacare will increase the costs of your healthcare. In the meantime, Obamacare is costing jobs in Ohio and elsewhere. The restaurant industry is reducing hours of employees and cutting full time workers. Why would Republicans keep funding a law that hurts so many people and is so unpopular? Why would they...
  • Boehner, Cantor chastise Rep. King drug-runner comment

    07/25/2013 3:46:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 7/24/2013 | UPI Staff
    Top House Republicans chastised Rep. Steve King, R-IA, for saying some children brought to the country illegally by their parents become drug-runners. Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday King's comments were "wrong" and could overwhelm House Republican efforts to overhaul immigration laws, Politico reported. "There can be honest disagreements about policy without using hateful language," Boehner said in a statement Tuesday. "Everyone needs to remember that." House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the No. 2 House Republican, said he "strongly" disagreed with King's "characterization of the children of immigrants and finds the comments inexcusable." Cantor is working on a bill that would...
  • Will Senate Republicans Surrender the Fight?

    07/24/2013 3:25:43 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/24/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday, when asked directly about Republicans shutting down the government over Obamacare, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sounded less than committed to the endeavor. This is not a hypothetical question. Senator Mike Lee has issued a letter saying he will not pass a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. He has been joined by fifteen Republican Senators. Unfortunately, I can confirm from multiple sources in the United States Senate that Senator McConnell’s office has begun pressuring Republicans to back away from the Mike Lee effort. In fact, one senate source tells me Senator Lee himself was asked to take his signature...
  • Republicans Surrender

    07/18/2013 6:48:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/17/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, have given up the filibuster for executive nominations. Under a deal struck, the Democrats will not deploy the nuclear option, but the Republicans will let the President fill a number of positions the GOP has been blocking. Among the positions will be the ever important National Labor Relations Board, which has pursued a disastrous anti-free market agenda. As Senator Ted Cruz noted, the GOP preserved the right to surrender in the future. What he means is that the GOP folded, but kept the appearance of still having a filibuster for executive nominations in place....
  • Why The IRS Went After The Tea Party Instead Of The RINO'S

    05/22/2013 6:53:32 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 22, 2013 | Craig Shirley
    As the old saying goes, beware of Greeks bearing gifts; but as the new saying goes, beware even more of Republicans bearing bribes. In either case, one could get destroyed (or at least corrupted) from the inside by trusting the wrong people.
  • Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns

    04/10/2013 5:57:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 115 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/9/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Sources inside the Senate tell me that the Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul – that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot. Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the conference in their insistence on a filibuster. What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage. Several Republican Senators intend to vote against...
  • Adamo: Does GOP Establishment Stupidity Have Any Limits?

    03/23/2013 6:23:40 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/22/2013 | Chris Adamo
    Once again, those “moderates” of the Republican Party inner circle are exhibiting a determination to obliterate any lingering shred of credibility left in the GOP. Appearing in the shadow of a stellar CPAC 2013 gathering this past weekend, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus outlined the results of an introspective analysis of the party’s lapses during the November 2012 elections. Predictably, the advice from the self-anointed “experts” is to move the party further left in order to persuade its opponents of a general willingness among the party hierarchy to abandon principle in a futile quest for votes. The venue from...
  • The So Called Adults Within the GOP Are Stupid

    03/11/2013 4:32:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    Red State ^ | 3/11/2013 | Erick Erickson
    I realize there are those within the Republican Party who do not like Rush Limbaugh. Some of them even think the GOP is worse because of him. Likewise, there are those within the GOP who say they like Rush and see “a use” for him, but they themselves do not like listening to him. He’s just not their cup of tea or something. These people should really spend a week listening to Rush three hours a day and perhaps they would not be so stupid. Most of the people who fall into these camps have been mouthing off on two...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to House GOP: ‘Stop Reading the ‘New York Times'

    01/28/2013 4:33:46 AM PST · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Speaking Saturday at the conservative National Review Institute summit, Cruz said, “Let me give three concrete bits of advice to conservatives in Washington, and in particular let me address this to our friends in the House of Representatives, who I think for the next two years are the last bastion standing between us and oblivion,” the freshman senator told a gathering of conservatives at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. “The first thing I would urge to every Republican in the House of Representatives is stop reading the New York Times,” he said. “Cancel your subscription.” “Listen, the media...
  • The GOP Political Establishment Fiscal Cliff Sellout

    01/07/2013 8:36:44 AM PST · by IbJensen · 78 replies
    Chris Adamo.Com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Chris Adamo
    Apparently Republican career politicians inside the Beltway have a collective death wish. Faced with what they believed to be political impasse, they opted to completely abandon their conservative base and give their full support to the abhorrent and fiscally reckless policies of Barack Obama and the Democrats. Of course Republicans would argue that since Obama won reelection in November, they must acquiesce to his uncontested leadership. Sadly, they give no thought to the possibility that perhaps it is their constant inexcusable capitulation to the liberal establishment which has, more than any other factor, empowered the left as the dominant political...
  • Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All

    12/27/2012 1:20:29 PM PST · by IbJensen · 173 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/27/2012 | Matt Towery
    Here's a New Year's wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending "GOP Establishment" made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who -- by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians -- consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing. As previously stated, I thought Mitt Romney to be a better candidate than did many observers. That said, the recent revelations in news articles that claim...
  • SOCIAL SECURITY NOW CALLED 'FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENT'/ENTITLEMENT!

    12/08/2012 4:42:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 143 replies
    emal | 12/8/2012 | email edited by Ib Jensen
    Have you noticed, your Social Security check is now referred to as a "Federal Benefit Payment"? The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a “Federal Benefit Payment.”This isn’t a benefit – its earned income! Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too. It totaled 15% of our income before taxes. If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that's close to $180,000 invested in Social Security. If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security ($375/month, including both your and your employer’s contributions) at...
  • Republican Suckers

    12/04/2012 1:21:14 PM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/3/2012 | Michael Reagan
    Republicans had better learn from history -- and from Ronald Reagan's mistake. President Obama and his fellow big-spenders in Congress are promising if they get higher tax rates today they'll make even higher spending cuts tomorrow. It's an old sucker's game. Republicans -- and the rest of the country -- should know it by now, because for three decades we've all been suckers. If history is our guide, and Republicans in Congress don't grow a spine, by this time next year we'll have higher taxes, higher spending, more debt and a bigger government. Twice before, Republicans have been fooled into...
  • I’m Not Sure What Republicans Stand For in Congress

    11/29/2012 4:50:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/28/2012 | Erick Erickson
    I was once an elected Republican. There isn’t much that the Republican Party has to do with trash collection, but I was a Republican on the Macon, Georgia City Council and I supported trash collection privatization. It wasn’t the Republican thing to do. It was the conservative thing to do. It was the right thing to do. Multiple times it had been tried and multiple times it had saved taxpayer dollars. There aren’t a lot of Republican positions at the local level. There aren’t a lot of Democrat positions at the local level. There are conservative and liberal positions. There...
  • The Beginning of the End

    08/28/2012 4:34:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/28/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Today marks the beginning of the end of Campaign 2012. This week, here in Tampa, Republicans will go through a well scripted event designed to make Mitt Romney their nominee. Democrats will reciprocate next week in Charlotte, NC. The GOP’s convention almost became unscripted with a heavy handed move designed to ensure a coronation and shut out the grassroots from nomination fights. According to press reports, the Romney campaign is in retreat on this issue and the grassroots have won. They should not get complacent. Regardless of that hiccup, the energy in Tampa is much different from 2008. In 2008,...
  • McConnell: Odds long on Obamacare repeal

    07/04/2012 6:30:33 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 102 replies
    Canadian Times/AP ^ | July 3, 2012 | AP Staff
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters outside the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 26. On Monday, McConnell said the odds were against repealing Obamacare. Photo Credit:AP/J. Scott Applewhite It's on his to-do list, but U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the odds are against repealing the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. The Kentucky Republican said Monday it's hard to unravel something of the magnitude of the 2,700-page health care law, WHAS-TV reports. "If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this...
  • The Truth. It Hurts.

    07/03/2012 5:32:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | July 3, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Mitch McConnell is in the headlines again for saying the odds are against those wanting repeal of Obamacare. “[I]t’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place,” he said in part. For once, let’s give McConnell the benefit of the doubt and suggest he is talking about the present Congress, not the next Congress, though in actual context he seems to mean both. Let’s be charitable. The truth is, I don’t expect Republicans in Congress to be fully committed to repeal next year even if they have Mitt Romney in the White...
  • The Stupid Party Expands Government Again

    06/30/2012 4:55:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | 6/28/2012 | Erick Erickson
    House and Senate Republican leaders, collectively the Stupid Party, are yet again set to expand government, government spending, and engage in Keynesian economic policies they’ve criticized Barack Obama for. Somewhat wisely, they are releasing all this as the Supreme Court releases its Obamacare decision so no one will pay attention. Ironically, as we wait to see if the Supreme Court gives Congress plenary power through the Commerce Clause, Congressional Republicans are feeding the Leviathan on their own. Republicans and Democrats have agreed to a massive increase in federal gluttony with a highway bill. The Republicans decided to drop demands for...
  • Americans Give Up their Freedom and Take Path to Slavery

    04/05/2012 9:36:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/5/2012 | Eliana Benador
    Recently, a rather unusual phenomenon within traditional opposition to mainstream media may announce a fundamental change. News hit the wires announcing that NewsCorp, Rupert Murdoch’s conglomerate company, is undergoing a renewed uprise among shareholder activists calling for his resignation as chairman -in the aftermath of his son James’ resignation as chairman of its British pay-TV giant. Catholic Father Seamus Finn, shareholder activist at Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, seems to be spearheading shareholders’ concerns about the Murdochs. But, is it only that? We cannot possibly forget the looming presence of someone who has been actively encroaching our media, our businesses,...
  • 25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete

    02/19/2012 5:36:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 113 replies · 3+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 2/19/2012 | Staff
    The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the...
  • Today House Republicans Are Set To Approve Barack Obama’s Latest Stimulus Plan

    02/14/2012 5:48:04 AM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies · 1+ views
    It is sad that we have gotten here, but House Republicans, including conservative stalwarts like Jim Jordan of Ohio, are set to pass Barack Obama’s latest stimulus plan. Except they are calling it John Boehner’s “Highway Bill.” Consider, however that Barack Obama’s budget, unveiled yesterday, calls for much of the same infrastructure spending the House Republicans want. There is a reason the Heritage Action for America, Club for Growth, Competitive Enterprise Institute, and other conservative organizations are opposed to this spending spree. It is not conservative. It should not be Republican. It is Barack Obama style spending. Call your Congressman...
  • House Conservatives Support Barack Obama’s Latest Stimulus

    02/09/2012 4:11:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/9/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Since February of 2009 when President Barack Obama began his aggressive push for stimulus into the American economy, he focused on one core area — infrastructure. In fact, in his stimulus speech before Congress in 2009, his States of the Union in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and his Jobs Act speech of late 2011, the President repeated referred to spending government money to create jobs to fix America’s infrastructure. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), leader of the Republican Study Committee, is confirmed to be leaning toward supporting the plan. His public pronouncements that he is leaning toward supporting the plan is...
  • Spending Bills Passed by GOP House Increased Debt $1 Trillion in 10 Months

    01/11/2012 5:54:58 PM PST · by tsowellfan · 9 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Federal spending bills approved by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives have increased the national debt by more than $1 trillion dollars in just 10 months. Republicans won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2010 elections and took control of the House on Jan. 5, 2011, when the chamber convened and elected Rep. John Boehner (R.-Ohio) as speaker. But the Republican-controlled House did not gain a veto power over federal spending until March 4, 2011. That was the expiration date of the continuing resolution (CR) that the lame-duck Democrat-controlled Congress approved in December 2010....
  • 21% OF DEMS HAVE LEFT PARTY (A Giant Upset Is In The Making)

    01/06/2012 7:09:23 PM PST · by Signalman · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Dick Morris ^ | 1/6/2012 | D
    According to the latest Rasmussen Poll, 21% — more than one in five — Democrats have abandoned the Party since Obama’s election as president. While most have become Independents, identification with the Republican Party has also risen not only since 2008 but also even since the GOP’s 2010 victory. Rasmussen, who tracks voters’ party identification (self-described) every month, shows that Democratic Party identification, has dropped by eight points (or 21%) since Obama’s election in November, 2008 while Republican Party identification has risen by three points over the same period. Despite speculation in the liberal media that the Republicans in Congress...
  • Va. AG backs off call for GOP primary rule changes (Perry, Gingrich)

    01/01/2012 7:57:49 PM PST · by VinL · 31 replies
    WMBF NEWS ^ | 1-1-12 | Staff?
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is no longer pushing for a change in rules that kept two candidates off the state's March 6 Republican presidential primary ballot. The Republican Party of Virginia determined that Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry had failed to submit the required 10,000 signatures of registered voters. The candidates have gone to court to challenge their exclusion from Virginia's ballot, which will include only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. Cuccinelli, a Republican, said in a statement Saturday that ballot access laws need to be changed not for any candidate, but for the voters....
  • House agrees payroll tax deal as Republicans cave in to Obama

    12/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 22 December 2011 | Ewen MacAskill
    House speaker John Boehner is set to sign an offer from Obama to accelerate negotiations. Republicans in the House of Representatives have capitulated in the showdown over the payroll tax, handing Barack Obama an important victory going into election year. Under pressure from other senior Republicans for blocking a bill that would extend tax cuts to millions of Americans, the House speaker, John Boehner, is backing away from his insistence that any deal must cover a full year. A deal agreed by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on Saturday covers two months, to allow further negotiations in January. It...
  • Insanity

    12/19/2011 6:30:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 19 December 2011
    The Republican Party has gone insane. For the better part of the last three years the Republican Party has exercised itself into a frenzy over the need to repeal Obamacare. For the two years leading up to November of 2010, mostly middle aged working white people took to the streets in sizes rivaling a NASCAR race to protest the socialization of the American health care system. The individual mandate and TARP draw the ire of scores of primary voters. And our two front runners for President? They both support an individual mandate and they both supported TARP. Not only that,...
  • The 5th Column in the U.S.

    11/20/2011 3:59:02 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 35 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 11/20/11 | John Loudon
    “Workers of the World Unite” Karl Marx, the infamous German political philosopher had a vision. Marx, together with Joseph Engles predicted and even called for the dismantling of capitalist economic systems worldwide into a socialist and ultimately classless communist World. 24thState will be asking the question of the late Mr. Marx, “How is that working out for you?” CP USA In a series of columns, we will expose the 5th column in the United States. We will name names and expose the ties from David Axelrod, who just visited St. Louis referring to some GOP presidential contenders as “nutty folks“,...
  • Republicans Throw Their ‘Pledge To America’ Under the OmniBus

    11/18/2011 5:29:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/17/2011 | David Horowitz
    Update: Roll call of members who stood strong is below the fold. This afternoon, the House passed Harry Reid’s first minibus appropriations bill (Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-HUD), which contains record levels of spending for Food Stamps, WIC, and international food aid. It also contains $2.3 billion for disaster spending, which is excluded from the budget caps. Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers promised today on the House floor that spending will not exceed the $1.043 trillion spending cap. Well, the extra $2.3 billion in disaster spending allowed him to do just that. Moreover, if they continue to adopt the higher spending levels...
  • Tell the Republican Party to Drop Dead

    11/12/2011 1:49:50 PM PST · by Ordinary_American · 19 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | November 12, 2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    IT’S THE CORRUPTION, STUPID General George Washington was the first President of the United States and had warned against warring political "factions" Barack Obama leads the most corrupt Administration in U.S. history. Nevertheless, rather than addressing his corruption directly, the Republican Party ignores it, hoping to defeat Obama in the 2012 election by highlighting the “policy” differences between the political parties. That decision should surprise no one. The Republicans are less corrupt than the Democrats only because they are more inept at the task. November 6, 2012 will be less an election than an auction of the nation’s wealth, callously...
  • Super Committee Senate Republicans Cave On Tax Increases

    11/09/2011 1:00:18 PM PST · by IbJensen · 38 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/8/2011 | John Hayward
    National Journal breaks the news that Senate Republicans on the deficit-reduction Super Committee have caved on tax increases, and are now prepared to accept $300 billion in a soak-the-rich elimination of deductions: Senate Republicans are willing to accept up to $300 billion in net tax increases over 10 years as part of a potential super committee deal, aides said on Tuesday. The Republicans called the move a major concession; Democrats said it was a public relations ruse. A GOP aide to a super committee member said the “centerpiece of the plan” would be Republicans accepting elimination of tax deductions associated...
  • Stop the Fiscal War Against Our Children Now

    08/07/2011 6:15:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies
    Bloomberg | 2011-06-29 | Laurence Kotlikoff
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  • America at the Abyss

    08/02/2011 6:46:03 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 8/2/2011 | Henry Lamb
    There is a direct correlation between America's downward spiral and the nation's departure from adherence to the U.S. Constitution. During the first hundred years, America experienced growth and prosperity never before imagined by people who never knew what freedom was. It was a rough and tumble century; not everyone prospered. Many people were victimized by profit-hungry capitalists. The answer to this inequity, according to some of the 19th century philosophers, was government management of the affairs of people and their business activities. Proponents of these ideas claimed the name "Progressives." Progressives prevailed at the dawn of the 20th century when...
  • Are baby boomers to blame for debt crisis?

    07/30/2011 10:32:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 215 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-07-29 | Ed Hornick
    Baby boomers -- those born between 1946 and 1964 -- have been described as "the pig in the python" and the "sandwich generation." They lived well, grew up in relative abundance and, some say, expected their Social Security, health care and government support to be there as they grew old. Now, as the future of the country's economy is up in the air, is this group of 80 million aging Americans -- many of whom are sprinting toward retirement age -- the ones to blame for the nation's shaky economic system? (snip) Thomas Firey, a senior editor at the conservative...
  • A House Divided

    07/30/2011 8:26:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 7/30/2011 | Arnold Ahlert
    If there is anything that has been lost in the debt ceiling debate, the phrase “elections have consequences” might top the list. Due to the latest negotiations, there has been a “Boehner must go!” revolt brewing among Tea Party activists. Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips accuses the House Speaker of “surrendering again” for abandoning last week’s Cut, Cap and Balance plan in favor of new legislation aimed at slashing $900 billion over ten years in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. The backlash resulted in a highly anticipated House vote on the Boehner plan being postponed late Thursday night...
  • Quick revelation: what the CONgressional Republicans feel about the Tea Party

    06/09/2011 5:07:35 AM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 40 replies
    me ^ | 6/9/2010 | senseiern
    This is a personal experience so indulge me. Also, I still have a bit of Guinness hangover, so forgive the vague details. However, what I do write is the truth from the events that took place. Last night, after doing a performance at the Iota Club in Arlington, VA, I needed to relax, to get rid of the adrenaline built up from performing. So, a buddy who came to see me perform invited me to go to a hookah bar nearby. For those who do not know what hookah is, it is a communal pipe, cooled by water, that you...
  • Joe Lieberman left with limited 2012 options

    11/24/2010 5:42:12 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/24/10 3:53 PM EST | Molly Ball
    Joe Lieberman essentially has two options for 2012: Retire or become a Republican. The Connecticut senator and Democratic exile hasn't made up his mind whether to seek a fifth term, Lieberman and those close to him say. But if he does, the GOP ticket appears to offer his best shot at reelection. "That's his only hope," said John Olsen, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO and a former state Democratic chairman. Even that, Olsen and others involved in Connecticut politics say, looks like a long shot. But no other avenue appears to be open to the 68-year-old Lieberman, who won a...
  • Why Congressional Republicans avoid the Obama Eligibility Issue

    05/02/2010 10:06:04 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 189 replies · 3,975+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | 5/2/2010 | John F. Sweeney
    In discussions concerning the constitutional eligibility of Barrack Hussein Obama II for the office of President of the United States, many point out that if there were a real issue, the Republicans would have leveraged it in 2008 to retain control of the White House. But it was well-documented at the time, and additional documentation and analysis have established, that John McCain’s eligibility was in question as well. With that being the case, why would the Republicans nominate a candidate who might not be constitutionally eligible to serve in the office? The answer may be a simple one – the...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Jeb finally endorses ... in Arizona (McCain "a proven conservative leader")

    03/10/2010 12:45:05 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 1,576+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-10 | Aaron Blake
    Jeb Bush is finally endorsing in the big GOP primary, but it's not the primary we've been waiting for. Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) reelection campaign announced Wednesday that Bush will back him over former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.). We'll continue to wait and see whether Bush feels the need to weigh into the GOP primary in his home state. At this point, though, he'd really just be piling on by endorsing Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist. Here's Bush's statement: "As we continue to face tough challenges both at home and abroad, America needs leaders like Senator John McCain in the...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Fred Thompson endorses John McCain (Fred lavishes praise on RINO McCain)

    02/17/2010 7:33:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 304 replies · 3,987+ views
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has picked up the endorsement of former actor and Sen. Fred Thompson while opponent J.D. Hayworth gets ready for an event with Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and State Sen. Russell Pearce. Hayworth and McCain, seeking a fifth term, are battling in the Republican Senate primary this year. Thompson — a former senator from Tennessee and actor on the “Law & Order” television show — announced his endorsement Wednesday. McCain and Thompson both ran for president in 2008. “I’m for John McCain. I hope he gets re-elected. I’ll help him get re-elected if I can. It’s...
  • Steele Lashes Out At Critics: Fire Me Or Shut Up

    01/07/2010 8:51:32 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 280 replies · 7,634+ views
    http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | January 7, 2010, 11:17AM | Rachel Slajda
    Steele Lashes Out At Critics: Fire Me Or Shut Up | TPM LiveWire
  • GOP lets Scott Brown fend for himself. Local Republicans outraged...

    12/29/2009 2:54:30 PM PST · by Dayvester · 123 replies · 4,605+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown has been all but abandoned by the same national Republican committees that pumped hundreds of thousands in campaign cash to former governors Mitt Romney and William Weld