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McConnell announces Tuesday vote to defund Planned Parenthood- Aug 2, 2015
It’s starting to look like Mitch McConnell has done something right, although I realize sneaky majority leaders have ways of making it look that way when it’s not really true. Planned Parenthood has become so indefensible, McConnell appears to think he has no choice but to allow a Senate vote to defund it – which is scheduled for Tuesday.
It’s not quite as simple as that. First the Senate has to vote on “cloture,” which means they would cut off debate on the measure and clear the way for a simple majority vote. You need 60 votes out of 100 to end debate, so they can’t get that without at least six Democrats joining them. Is that possible? It might be given the horrors we’ve seen in recent weeks in the undercover videos shot by the Center for Medical Progress.
White House denial of IRS abuse is getting pretty pathetic- Jul 28, 2015
It’s not even controversial anymore to point out that the IRS routinely targeted and harassed conservative groups seeking nonprofit status. However many Lois Lerner e-mails may have been destroyed, what we’ve already seen - combined with the testimony from the conservative groups themselves - clearly demonstrates that the IRS made it a point of giving conservative groups a difficult time.
Real Republicans will let the Export-Import Bank stay dead- Jul 26, 2015
Not much was said about it – given all the attention to Iran, Planned Parenthood and the Chattanooga shootings – but a few weeks ago, the Export-Import Bank died. This was a pretty rare event, because it’s not often any type of government program goes to its eternal demise – particularly one that’s mostly about crony capitalism.
White House: OK, sure, the UN made side deals with Iran and we haven’t read them- Jul 23, 2015
This Iran fiasco gets worse by the day. Not only did the Obama Administration give Iran the key for easy entry into the nuclear club, but it also freed up lots of Iranian assets that even Susan Rice admits will probably be used to find terrorism.
Trump’s ‘radioactive’ rhetoric- Jul 20, 2015
It started with presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on illegal immigration, which drew huge criticism from the Republican establishment and the media. The unfortunate murder of Kate Steinle recently by an illegal in San Francisco quieted some of the criticism, but the debate then shifted to the legality of sanctuary cities to avoid acknowledging that there was some merit to Trump’s comments.
And now Donald Trump has challenged the “war hero” designation of Arizona Senator John McCain just because he was a prisoner of war. Aside from the fact that the media reports did not give the full context of his comments (that’s what they do), the Republican establishment and the media have quickly extended what he said to have insulted all veterans. Unfortunately for them, veteran groups are not buying the lie and have issued statements extolling the past support Mr. Trump has shown publicly and financially toward our veterans and our current military.
Meet two Americans whose money was stolen by the IRS- Jul 19, 2015
I’ve told my story before of my dealings with the IRS – how they decided to audit me after I publicly criticized President Bill Clinton on national television and forced me to spend significant money on lawyers and accountants just to prove I had done nothing wrong. This is their game and they like to play it. There is no federal agency with more leeway to harass Americans who have broken no law and failed to pay no taxes.
So it’s hardly new that the IRS treats people badly, although the targeting of conservative organizations that has taken place under the Obama Administration has taken it to new heights.
Obama’s governing strategy makes no sense, unless . . .- Jul 16, 2015
I talked on the radio show this morning about what I called Obama’s hidden agenda. I suppose the truth is there’s nothing much hidden about it, although that’s easier to say for someone who pays attention to this stuff for a living. The low-information voter may very well remain fooled, and Obama probably figures he can achieve his political agenda if he gets enough of those.
Consider his recent priorities of late:
Why does everyone have to be all in (or all out) on Donald Trump?- Jul 15, 2015
Maybe it’s because I’ve been there, and I remember the reactions of the political class because I didn’t talk the way they wanted me to. But I’m having a hard time accepting the widespread assessment of Donald Trump that he’s a buffoon.
A buffoon? In the history of presidential candidates, it would be hard to find a man with more business and financial success on his track record? Have you ever stayed in one of his hotels? Visited one of his casinos? Really studied his financial history?
Will we deal with flags and walks of fame? Or with difficult facts?- Jul 13, 2015
I couldn’t help but notice something last week about the stories that were emphasized in the news – and about the way they were treated.
Let’s start with Donald Trump. He may not be your top choice for president. He may not be mine. But the reaction to what he said about illegal immigrants bringing crime into the United States has been one of the most absurd spectacles we’ve seen in some time. His fellow Republican candidates have either rushed to denounce his statement, or have been put on the defensive in explaining why they don’t want to.
On Social Security, we could follow the examples of Chile and Canada . . .- Jul 6, 2015
Greece should be sparking more talk about how we address the runaway spending in this country, which is due in large part to the dysfunctionality of our Social Security system. Now I am not going to propose anything about cutting your Social Security benefits, which is what the Democrats scream about every time someone brings up this problem. They don’t want anyone to consider real solutions to this problem.
The shrinking workforce of Obama’s America- Jul 5, 2015
Ronald Reagan used to counter liberal conventional wisdom by saying he measured compassion, not by how many people the government helps, but by how many people don’t need the help. And he succeeded in that vision by presiding over an economy that grew massively – with net job creation of more than 16 million during his presidency.
Reagan gave us an enormous and highly productive work force, and that’s why there was so much prosperity during his time in office.
A message to all you anti people: Stop raining on our parade!- Jul 2, 2015
We have a regular caller named Jeff, who always ends his comments with, “Your right to be free is my right to be free from you.”
Most disturbing impact of SCOTUS rulings: They’ve made the federal government the 51st state- Jun 29, 2015
Let’s refresh our memories about exactly what the Tenth Amendment says:
What SCOTUScare means to you- Jun 29, 2015
The recent Supreme Court ruling on health insurance subsidies means they upheld the “stupidity of the American people” (as Jonathan Gruber would say, and has), and for the third time the Court stretched the law instead of interpreting the law.
How the Court arrived at this 6-3 decision has baffled many observers, and the ruling opinion written by Justice Roberts stuns those of us who believe that certain words matter, as Rob said last week.
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If Republicans won’t repeal ObamaCare, it hardly matters what the Court does- Jun 28, 2015
In no way am I willing to excuse the legal illogic that led six of the nine Supreme Court justices to uphold ObamaCare’s clearly illegal subsidy scheme in the King v. Burwell ruling. I can’t say it any better than dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia, who rightly observes that words now mean nothing, and that we might as well refer to the law as SCOTUSCare if the Supremes are going to keep rescuing it from its own shortcomings.
If Chief Justice Roberts finds it that implausible that the Democrat Congress of 2009 would really design a law in a way that ensures its failure, I wonder if he’s read many of their other laws. It’s what they do.