The upside down world of the left and Wisconsin

As you may have already heard, the absent senators in Wisconsin are being held in contempt and not just by voters: Republicans voted, 19-0, to find the Democrats in contempt of the Senate and issued orders to Wisconsin law enforcement to detain them. "We simply cannot have democracy be held hostage because the minority wants … Continue reading The upside down world of the left and Wisconsin

Democrats shoot themselves in the foot! Reject Deal!

As I've already said the idea of extending the Bush Tax cuts rates on a temporary basis is a trap. By doing it in a temporary way the democrats are given a stark choice on raising taxes again in two years. There is only one thing they could do that would be worse politically; and … Continue reading Democrats shoot themselves in the foot! Reject Deal!

The Tax Cut Trap for the Democrats

When the initial Bush tax cuts were proposed the making of the tax cuts temporary was a compromise that democrats and liberal republicans managed to forge to keep their constituents happy. If they could not stop the Bush Tax Cuts they could at least make them expire thus giving some consolation to their progressive followers. … Continue reading The Tax Cut Trap for the Democrats

More gifts under the tree from Democrats

You know if democrats keep giving us so many gifts we might spoiled: The House ethics committee recommended on Thursday by a vote of 9-1 that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) be formally censured by the full House for 11 counts of violating ethics rules. Of course there is no guarantee it will actually be done: … Continue reading More gifts under the tree from Democrats

Republicans Learn Democrats do not

An excellent example of why Republicans are better than democrats. They can Learn, to wit Mitch McConnell: "Make no mistake," he added, "I know the good that has come from the projects I have helped support throughout my state. I don't apologize for them. But there is simply no doubt that the abuse of this … Continue reading Republicans Learn Democrats do not

Nancy Pelosi creates/saves a job!

Nancy Pelosi seeing the fight between Jim Clyburn and Steny Hoyer for Minority Whip has demonstrated the ability she showed all during her time as speaker to make the tough decisions to solve problems. In a statement released late Friday night, Pelosi signaled an end to the ongoing battle between Clyburn and Democratic Leader Steny … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi creates/saves a job!

The “Time Share media” strikes again

Yesterday memeorandum was all aflutter about Democrats coming back, about the large leads for democrats in polls. Captain Ed Morrissey (he will always be Captain Ed to me) however finds it is just another example of the time share media in action: And how did the Democrats manage this rather remarkable comeback? Well, the WaPo/ABC … Continue reading The “Time Share media” strikes again

“They still think JFK is president”

Scanning the net today I read a series of posts that seem unconnected but actually scream the same thing. I started with this post at The Other McCain which caught my eye this morning: Past the advertising slogans like the one Al Gore spouted for his little pack of robots in Northern Virginia comes the … Continue reading “They still think JFK is president”

Ah there is nothing quite like the tolerant left

Politico reports on the Democrats latest paean to open mindedness and tolerance: Last summer, Democrats argued that the Tea Party movement was the astroturf creation of corporate groups. Now that the grass-roots conservative resurgence has emerged as a clear force on the right, the left is making a different case: That tea parties are simply … Continue reading Ah there is nothing quite like the tolerant left

Faux candidates, everything old is new again

There have been quite a few stories about faux tea party candidates being financed by Democrats to try to hurt Republican vote this fall: Tea Party activists in New Jersey, Michigan, California, Florida and other states are suddenly seeing registered “Tea Party” independent candidates appear on the ballot and they don’t know these candidates. As … Continue reading Faux candidates, everything old is new again

How’s that “Republicans are the party of the Rich!” Meme working out?

Two stories that hit the nail on the head here. First Charles Lane in Slate on the new $41,000 Volt: And that's my problem with the Obama administration's energy policy, or at least with his lavish subsidies for the Volt, Nissan's all-electric Leaf (likely sticker price $33,000), and Tesla's $100,000 all-electric Roadster: Where does the … Continue reading How’s that “Republicans are the party of the Rich!” Meme working out?

The citizen in me cheers the partisan frowns…

...at this story: The revelation that tax increases could hurt the economy has recently been heard from Senators Evan Bayh of Indiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and, most surprising, even from Kent Conrad of North Dakota. On a scale of unlikely events, this is like the Pope coming out against celibacy. As Senate Budget Chairman, … Continue reading The citizen in me cheers the partisan frowns…

I should be happy about this

since it will mean 17 weeks grace and at least 2 months more of bills being paid before the hole begins why am I worried about this? Democrats have stripped the unemployment insurance measure down to the bare essentials for Tuesday’s vote, which is a do-over of a tally taken late last month. With West … Continue reading I should be happy about this

I have a message for the Democrats in Congress

it is straight from Star Trek The Next Generation: Lt. Cmdr Elizabeth Paula Shelby: If you can't make the big decisions, Commander, I suggest you make room for someone who can. Absolutely amazing. The funny thing is when the GOP put out their press release a few days ago on this I ignored it because … Continue reading I have a message for the Democrats in Congress