Tag: Republicans

A Winning Formula: Republicans Fight. Reid Retreats. America Wins.

A Winning Formula: Republicans Fight. Reid Retreats. America Wins.

| December 16, 2010 | 1 Reply

I’ve been hard on the GOP the past few days for their cheese-eating surrender monkey ways on the tax deal, but tonight they did something very right. The Senate’s very own Gollum, Harry Reid, tried to bull rush the Omnibus Spending Bill through the Senate tonight, but he didn’t even get a good run on […]

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So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

| December 13, 2010 | 4 Replies

Years from now when we look back at the GOP/Obama tax compromise, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly this evening, two things will be evident: It added a humongous number to the deficit and gained us no real economic benefit ; and The GOP got taken to the cleaners. Consider. Before today, Republicans in Congress held […]

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The President Has Melted Down; The Dems Are in Disarray. Let’s Go Challenge Some Assumptions!

The President Has Melted Down; The Dems Are in Disarray. Let’s Go Challenge Some Assumptions!

| December 12, 2010 | 4 Replies

You’ve probably seen or read about the President’s bizarre impromptu press conference by now, but I want to lay out the tale for you because I think it will provide useful background for some other stories that will come up this week. On Friday, President Obama invited former President Clinton to the White House to […]

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Could States Kill their Debt and Public Sector Unions at the Same Time?

Could States Kill their Debt and Public Sector Unions at the Same Time?

| December 9, 2010 | 2 Replies

James Pethokoukis thinks he’s sussed out a very clever game being played right now by Congressional Republicans. If he’s right, and they pull it off, it could solve two of the biggest problems our country is facing: underfunded public employee compensation and public sector unions. Congressional Republicans appear to be quietly but methodically executing a […]

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President Barack Obama: Truly a Uniter, Not A Divider

President Barack Obama: Truly a Uniter, Not A Divider

| December 7, 2010 | Reply

Leave it to Barack Obama to unite right, middle, and left in opposition to perhaps the only real political compromise he’s made during his administration. Today, the left almost literally exploded with rage at what they see as a scurrilous betrayal of perhaps the President’s most important campaign promise to them. Their anger wasn’t even […]

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The GOP’s Tax Deal Isn’t a Very Good Deal for Us or the Economy (Updated)

The GOP’s Tax Deal Isn’t a Very Good Deal for Us or the Economy (Updated)

| December 6, 2010 | 9 Replies

The President announced today that he and GOP leaders have reached a compromise that will stop the tax increase that would have blown up in our faces on January 1, 2011. He was clearly not pleased that he had to make the deal, which is reason enough to celebrate, as James Lileks notes with a […]

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The Right-Wing “Rift” and the Wormtongues Who Want It

The Right-Wing “Rift” and the Wormtongues Who Want It

| December 3, 2010 | 73 Replies

Dana Loesch has an excellent post at Big Journalism today about the war the left really wants to see between Christian conservatives and libertarians (via Instapundit) Coalitions between different groups who have various beliefs in common are instrumental to success. We can’t disrespect, by way of discounting or misunderstanding our different sticking points, the beliefs […]

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Jimmie at Hot Air: Afghani Tomfoolery and GOP State Domination

Jimmie at Hot Air: Afghani Tomfoolery and GOP State Domination

| November 24, 2010 | 1 Reply

Over at Hot Air today, I wrote a couple posts about stories that, to be honest, should have been bigger news but, for whatever reason, just weren’t. First up, the story of how a man pretending to be a high-ranking member of the Taliban managed to fool the Afghan government and a bunch of western […]

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Jimmie at Hot Air: Quittin’ Clinton and A Little Coming Together

Jimmie at Hot Air: Quittin’ Clinton and A Little Coming Together

| November 22, 2010 | 5 Replies

I have a couple more guests posts over at Hot Air you may enjoy. Here’s a taste of the first, in which I consider Hillary Clinton’s Fox News Sunday appearance in which she said she was done running for office. The “I swear I’m not running” gambit is as old as politics itself and has […]

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A Truce on Social Issues Makes Sense. America Said So.

A Truce on Social Issues Makes Sense. America Said So.

| November 15, 2010 | 4 Replies

Today, a number of Tea Party groups and the leading gay conservative group GOProud co-signed a letter to the GOP leadership with GOProud that urged the party to forge a truce among fiscal and social conservatives and present a focused front to deal with the urgent fiscal problems we’re facing right now. I’m with Glenn […]

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