Mitch McConnell Votes to Fund Obamacare

Hey, remember that awesome CPAC speech by Mitch McConnell? The one where Mitch McConnell said — and I quote — “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch. And we’re not backing down from this fight.” And the same speech where Mitch McConnell also said, “This law is a disaster, and anybody who thinks we’ve moved beyond it is dead wrong.” Well, as I told you, | Read More »

Led by Sen. Mike Enzi, Republicans Will Vote to Raise Taxes & Tax iTunes Downloads

Congressional Republicans led by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, are about to raise Americans’ taxes and set in place the foundation for states to be able to tax downloads from the internet, including from places like iTunes. Senators Durbin and Enzi are inserting an internet tax as an amendment to the Senate budget bill. The tax sounds innocuous | Read More »

In Response to RedState, Mitch McConnell Doubles Down on Surrender

“Mitch McConnell is playing three card monty with the Republican base and thinks we are foolish enough to believe his distractions.” Mitch McConnell wants to clear the air based on my earlier RedState post. In the post, quoting Yahoo! News, I noted McConnell said, “When it came to Obamacare, we gave it everything we have, everything we have, and we just lost.” In response to | Read More »

Mitch McConnell Declares Surrender on Obamacare

Joining Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell is declaring surrender on Obamacare. He will no longer fight it. You’d never know that if you paid attention to his preferred words about Obamacare at CPAC. McConnell told the crowd that “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch.” He also told the crowd that those who think he’s given up the fight | Read More »

Obamacare Will Not Crumble Without a Government Shutdown

There are many naive fools who think Obamacare will crumble under its own weight. History shows us that government entitlements never crumble under their own weight. Rather, countries crumble under the weight of those entitlements. “[Republicans] speak against Obamacare building rhetorical Maginot lines that they themselves intend to go around.” Democrats were willing to lose their congressional majority to pass Obamacare. They lost the House. | Read More »

Fight Club vs. the Weenie Brigade

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is doing what needs to be done in the House. He is proposing voting against all rules for legislation that increase the size of government or have a majority of Republicans opposing the underlying legislation. “Rules” are the instructions dictating how much time will be spent on debate of legislation, how many amendments can be offered, etc. The minority party typically | Read More »

The So Called Adults Within the GOP Are Stupid

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 | Read More »

House Conservatives Must be Willing to Change Their Minds

House Republican Leaders are upset that conservatives in the House “blindsided” them by voting against the CR rule. Had just 17 more Democrats showed up to vote the GOP’s rule would have failed, taking down the CR. Some of those who voted against the rule said they were going to support it when they were approached by the leadership’s whipping team. One source close to | Read More »