What we’ve seeing playing out in Washington during the debt limit debate is in many ways akin to an addict facing an intervention. Washington’s policy makers, both Democrats and Republicans, are hopelessly addicted to spending and they don’t want to admit it or to change their behavior. As a result they’re lashing out ordinary Americans […]
House Passes Health Care Refore Bill
I meant to post this yesterday but it slipped through the cracks of what was another manic Monday. The House of Representatives passed Nancy Pelosi’s 1,990 page health care reform bill by a vote of 220 to 215 on Saturday night. The House of Representatives late Saturday night approved a historic bill to remake the […]
Robert Gibbs: Can You Imagine if, 5 Years Ago, People Had Protested With Hitler Pictures?
“I will continue to say what I’ve said before. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People — imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just […]
John Boehner: NY GOP Ignored Warnings From NRCC
I have slight different take on this story than Michelle Malkin and Dan Riehl do… It’s not that I disagree they both raise very valid points It’s just that think I there’s a larger issue here than the Beltway GOP racing to cover their, um, assets (emphasis mine): At a meeting of Washington conservatives this […]
Here It Is…
Two nights ago President Barack Obama said he wanted to see the Republican’s budget alternative… Today he got it: H/T: Michelle Malkin.
Boehner: ‘Era of Big Government’ Is Back
From The Hill (emphasis mine): Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) declared a return to “the era of big government” the day after President Obama’s first formal address to Congress. “From everything I’ve seen, it looks like the era of big government spending is back,” he told reporters at a lunch convened by the Christian Science […]
House Republican Tells Limbaugh to Back Off
Congressman Phil Gingrey of Georgia demonstrates again why Republicans have lost two straight elections in an interview with the Politico: Responding to President Obama’s recommendation to Republican congressional leaders last week that they not follow Limbaugh’s lead, the conservative talkmeister said on his show that Obama is “obviously more frightened of me than he is […]
House Republicans Ready to Walk Away From Stimulus Negotiations?
The Politico is reporting that House Republicans Leader John Boehner and Whip Eric Cantor are urging caucus members to oppose the Democrats pork laden economic stimulus bill when it comes to the floor on Wednesday. President Barack Obama is coming to the Capitol this afternoon to curry favor with congressional Republicans. But it appears GOP […]
Newsflash: Wall Street Journal Reporting Agreement in Principle Is Reached on $700 Billion Bailout
From the Wall Street Journal: Congress reached an agreement in principle on a $700 billion package to bail out the financial industry, leaders from both parties said Thursday. They plan to present the deal to the White House later Thursday, hoping for a vote within days. Lawmakers said there were few hurdles remaining. “There really […]