Now that House Republicans have passed a trillion dollar omnibus and trillion dollar farm bill, they are prepared to tackle the most pressing issue of our time – granting benefits to illegal immigrants. The key to understanding the politics of illegal immigration is that this is not just about amnesty (legalization and/or citizenship). It’s not just that these people are calling for amnesty because of | Read More »
I have long thought that most members of the Washington Press Corps go home at night to a cardboard box full of wine and lip print stained press clippings of Barack Obama. Mark Murray, the senior political editor for NBC News, reinforces that image. After the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Mark Murray tweeted: Obama’s ending on Remsburg wasn’t just a story | Read More »
Arkansas, of course, is prime pickup territory for the GOP these days: incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor is considered to be in serious trouble by… well, pretty much everybody and it’s just not a good cycle for Democrats in general. We talked to increasingly-likely Republican candidate Rep. Tom Cotton earlier today about the race, and what he plans to do to win it: Rep. Cotton’s site | Read More »
[Promoted from the diaries. The work of conservative activists within the party structure will be an invaluable tool in the 2014 and 2016 elections. From helping select candidates, either through caucus or primary, to running ground game operations in general elections, much of this work is done by committed conservative volunteers who are often overlooked. I hope to see more reports like the one below | Read More »
Earlier today, the House passed the Farm/Food Stamp bill boondoggle. Sadly, only 63 Republicans opposed it. The bill locks in Obama’s food stamp regime, creates and expands numerous Soviet-style agriculture subsidies and conservation regulations, and authorizes more spending on the biofuels fiasco. House Republicans got rolled in the conference committee by Senate Democrats, yet almost 75% of the conference dutifully followed leadership. Click here for | Read More »
Shilling for minimum-wage increases is one of the laziest moves a desperate politician can make. President Obama took it to a new level in his State of the Union address, investing just enough effort to sharpen an embarrassing pander into another weapon in his endless class warfare: In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws | Read More »
In closing out the State of the Union address President Obama told a story about a hero, a combat veteran who served proudly during 10 tours and was nearly killed in that service. His name is Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg Obviously this was all a metaphor about Obama growing up in Hawaii, attending Harvard, eventually becoming President of the United States, and the myriad | Read More »
From the diaries..
At the State of the Union address, President Obama said, “too many young people entering the workforce today will see the American Dream as an empty promise.”
That’s one thing the President and I can agree on. In fact, many young Americans attempting to enter the workforce today already see the American Dream being crushed by the President’s failing policies.
I SAID… Senator Udall? Will President Obama be campaigning with you in Colorado? (Transcript below via RCP link) DANA BASH, CNN: Is he a liability for you, the president back home? SEN. MARK UDALL (D-CO): When the president comes to Colorado and talks about our all-the-above energy approach — we’ve got lots of natural gas and solar power — that resonates with Coloradoans. When he | Read More »
Monday, I paid a couple of hundred dollars to the Internal Revenue Service for a penalty on a penalty that in turn by law I should never have been assessed. I employ myself, one full-time secretary, and one part-time paralegal (part-time because my health insurance company requires that I give every employee with over 20 hours of work per week insurance because they want a | Read More »