July 2011

Oops! Jennifer Rubin Goofs, Again

July 31, 2011
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Oh, this is priceless. I intended to address it more seriously tomorrow; however, this is so rich, if a silly, somewhat sad diversion - I couldn't resist. Also, for the record, I was not one of the "GOP extremists" Rubin first attacked. As stated before she did that, I had already taken the same...

Jennifer Rubin Is An Asshole

July 31, 2011
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Sorry, but there's really no other word for it. Talk about someone with a malfunction. You write for the Washington Post now, sweetie. You need to grow up and at least write like an adult, even if you can't manage to think like one. Besides, as far as conservatism, all you likely...

A Note To Reps McCotter And West

July 30, 2011
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First, let me say, I RT'd Rep. Thad McCotter's Tweet yesterday, as I thought it made good sense, while not realizing it was linked to any talk of primary-ing Rep. West, or questioning his dedication to conservatism. For the record, I also supported Speaker Boehner's efforts yesterday and endorsed Rep. West's prudent decision,...

Dear Thad McCotter: Did you say that?

July 30, 2011
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By Sissy Willis of sisu

"Did you say that?" we twittered Illinois Michigan Congressman and transcendent presidential candidate Thad McCotter (above) a moment ago, wounded that our constitutional-conservative hero — he of the Red EyeSeize Freedom silver tongue — had reportedly said something so profoundly shtupid:

"We cannot unite America if we divide the...

Major Obama Campaign Donors Reap Big Profits From His Policies

July 30, 2011
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How can this be? He campaigns as being for the "little guy?"

Wall Street is supposed to have lost love for President Obama since his election, but early donations suggest he actually is doing better with the finance industry this time around.

Among big fundraisers, Obama's reelection campaign has drawn close to a...

Intense Senate Talks Demonstrate Weak Leadership

July 30, 2011
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Reading this Hill article will likely infuriate you if you have any appreciation for getting things done. And it's both sides of the aisle; it's not simply politics. These are government bureaucrats, not leaders, or problem solvers. Above all, they love to talk, plan and, hopefully, off-load responsibility to some other mechanism, commission,...

O’petulance: Master Barry’s Childish Temperament

July 30, 2011
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If there's a genuine adult in the Obama's marriage, one often gets a sense it isn't the husband. Young Master Barry is stomping his widdle feets, again. And, no, liberals, I didn't write "master" because in some cases the word can be racially charged. The archaic form simply works.

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Land that I love

July 29, 2011
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RIPD ( Rest in Peace Department) is the name of the Men-in-Black type movie that's coming out about a year and a half from now. A cutie-pie crew of scouts were out in our yard yesterday (above) taking shots of our own house to use as the out-the-window views of the...

An Observation On My Support For Speaker Boehner’s Original Bill

July 29, 2011
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Those that know me by reputation likely see me as a fighter, sometimes with an edge and one more often than not aligned with the more conservative side of the GOP on issues. Call it that, or a Tea Party mindset, or whatever, it's where I usually end up.

For various reasons, this...

There Is No Split In The Conservative Movement That Wasn’t Already There

July 29, 2011
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Any talk of some newly discovered, or revealed split in the conservative movement as a result  of the debt ceiling debate is totally puzzling to me. h/t RightScoop.

In the first place, for all we know, Ryan was simply discussing disagreement around the Boehner plan. It happens. Unlike the Left, the Right has never...

David Limbaugh: Knowing The Enemy, Plus A Reality Check

July 28, 2011
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I gather from his item, David Limbaugh is seeking to tamp down the heat on all sides Right just now. That's a wise move. It's been my unenviable position to find myself aligned against friends and issues with which one will generally find me aligned. Perhaps partly from a need to focus my...

Erickson’s Debt Ceiling Scenarios

July 28, 2011
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Erick offers three debt ceiling scenarios over at Redstate.

Any way it works, the GOP will get the blame, the debt ceiling will go up, taxes will go up, and spending will most definitely not go down.
 
The only way to stop it is for enough House Republicans to hold the line today and...

Update, Statement – NJ Gov. Chris Christie Taken To Hospital For Tests After Breathing Problem

July 28, 2011
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Developing, as they say …

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been taken to the hospital for tests after having difficulty breathing.

Check back with NBC New York for updates to this developing story.

Statement out:

Gov. Christie was suffering breathing problems and was taken to Somerset Medical Center this morning. His office...

Boehner Plan Picking Up Steam? And Would It Be A Win?

July 27, 2011
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ABC News, RollCall below and others are reporting that the Boehner plan seems to be picking up steam in the House. It's too early to tell if that's legit, or simply PR, but reports include a quote from Allen West that lends legitimacy. Meanwhile, kindred conservatives continue to question the Boehner...

Kristol And The WSJ Weigh In, Unfortunately

July 27, 2011
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I consider myself a legitimate grassroots conservative, not a corporatist, nor one with a Beltway mindset. While I want to see Speaker Boehner's revisions, currently, I remain predisposed to supporting his plan, just as I did originally. I think it the best option for a common sense conservatism to continue to advance...

Erick And DeMint Are Holding … Well, Something

July 27, 2011
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Comes a puzzling email via Sen. DeMint's office, also mentioning Erick Erickson of Redstate. His post here. I saw and responded to a similar tweet from Sen. Lee tonight.

I'm getting beat to hell and back by conservatives for insisting the GOP hold the line on Cut, Cap, and Balance. Even here at...

How Obama Caused The Debt, Downgrade Crisis

July 26, 2011
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There is a clear, concise, as well as accurate, explanation for why Obama and no one else owns the current debt and potential U.S. downgrade problem. While spending is certainly out of control and Bush's late move to "save" the economy didn't help, spending is only one piece of the problem.

What...

Why Conservatives Should Embrace The Boehner Plan

July 26, 2011
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No, Speaker Boehner's plan isn't perfect. He never said it would be. But as much as I like and appreciate Rep. Jordan and the Republican Study Committee, valid points like this only serve as a distraction right now. This isn't the time to play small ball. A Democrat-controlled Senate and White House...

West, Schilling, Other Conservatives React Positively To Boehner Plan

July 26, 2011
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Some initial positive reaction to Speaker Boehner's plan via NRO. At some point, conservatives are going to have to be adults and examine where we're really at in this whole thing. The House shifted Right in 2010 but not as Right as we might like, … yet. There is much more...

Pawlenty 2006: “The Era Of Small Government Is Over … Be More Proactive, More Aggressive”

July 25, 2011
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In light of this dust-up,

In a statement just released from her presidential campaign, Michele Bachmann delivers a harsh counterattack on her former home-state governor, hitting back at his charge that she lacks the experience to be president and blaming Tim Pawlenty for a "multi-billion-dollar budget mess" back home:

… this 2008 WSJ...

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