Frum’s Fantasy


David Frum wrote the most asinine piece in The Atlantic.  He asks when will the Republican leadership fight back?  One would think he was talking about fighting back against Democrats, but no he was talking about their favorite bloodsport fighting back against the “extreme elements” in the Republican Party.  Which is really the majority of […]

GOP Rift Occurs Over Ryan-Murray Budget Deal


Washington, DC – The budget deal crafted by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) won bipartisan approval yesterday on a 332-94 vote in the U.S. House with an equal number of Republican and Democratic supporters. Numerous conservative organizations have spoken out about the bill such as Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth […]

2012 Republican National Convention Day 3 Live Stream & Open Thread


  Schedule starting 6:00p (CST) House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and wife, Callista Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Sean Duffy Frantz Placide Craig Romney (video) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. Grant Bennett Ted & Pat Oparowsky The Finlayson Family Bob White, Romney-Ryan campaign chairman Bain […]

The RNC Rules Battle: The Ayes Have It? Romney’s Rules Met with Boos


**See updates below** It would seem the Romney camp had bit off more than they could chew.  There has been a settlement with the Romney campaign who initially proposed a rule that would allow candidates to disavow delegates selected by state convention.  The original rule passed out of the Convention on the Rules committee Friday […]

SCOTUS Upholds Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Updated)


The Supreme Court of the United States decided 5-4 to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The lynchpin of their decision surrounding the individual mandate which was the most likely aspect to be overturned is that while Congress doesn’t have the authority to make people purchase health insurance under the commerce clause, but […]

Jay Carney: Debt Plan? Who Needs a Debt Plan?

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spends 10 minutes today saying that they aren’t going to release their plan… because they may not have a plan. We don’t need no stinking plan. We’ll just keep vetoing any Republican plan.  Not that Speaker John Boehner’s plan is much to be excited about either since it’ll likely […]

Steve King: The President Owes Americans Answers on Libya

Washington D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement after voting in favor of a resolution introduced by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to require President Obama to provide Congress with a detailed description of the national security interests that justify American military involvement in Libya and to provide information about the objectives, scope, […]

Five Items of Interest: Gingrich’s Vacation, NOH8, Obama vs. Indiana, Jobs?, & Palin’s History Lesson


Here is this week’s round of miscellaneous items gathered from around the web. 1.  Newt Gingrich Goes on Vacation, Will Rogers, steps down. After two weeks after announcing his candidacy former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich felt like he needed a vacation.  Ok, that’s strange.  Perhaps he’s tired from shopping at Tiffany’s or putting […]

Boehner’s Dud of a Budget Deal

The Congressional Budget Office announced yesterday the deal made by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and President Barack Obama is mere pittance of a pittance…. instead of the $38 Billion in spending cuts that was announced late Friday night, we’re going to see our deficit cut by (drumroll please) $352 million. The editors at The […]

Michele Bachmann, Steve King and Tea Party Patriots on Budget Deal: Not Even Remotely Enough

Both Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Congressman Steve King (R-IA) joined 26 other House Republicans in voting against the short-term spending bill that averted the government shutdown and paves the way for the long-term deal. In a statement today she said: The deal of $38 billion in cuts announced early this morning between GOP Leadership […]

House Republicans, Mike Huckabee Blink on Budget Showdown, Sarah Palin Says Don’t Retreat


Well it would seem that Republicans in Congress blinked agreeing to a last minute deal where they compromised everything and Democrats gave nothing.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is doing a victory lap, and President Obama was thankful that funding Planned Parenthood was avoided. We protected the investments we need to win the future. At […]