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NRCC: Obama Is All Talk, No Action on the Deficit

NRCC: Obama Is All Talk, No Action on the Deficit

I don't know if this will change many minds — polls seem to indicate a certain persistent naïveté among the public about the scale of the deficit problem and the entitlement reforms necessary to address it — but the NRCC has put together a good web ad showcasing how endlessly President Obama has talked about the need to bring down the deficit . . . and then not done so: When Paul Ryan's plan debuts, they … Read entire article »

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WATCH: SEIU Protesters Take Over Bank Headquarters

The thing about this video that is repulsive to me isn’t necessarily the storming of a private office by screeching idiots. After all they didn’t assault anybody and eventually left with out having to be arrested. The real bothersome part of this video is why they were at this particular bank. Watch and […] Read more CompleteWATCH: SEIU Protesters Take Over Bank Headquarters … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bloated Labor Unions, Politics, Restoring America

Obama: Consistently Anti-American

Obama: Consistently Anti-American

Well, you have to hand it to Obama, he is consistent in his extreme anti-Americanism. America is firing missiles into Libya just as the Telegraph reported that “statements of support for Libya’s revolution by al-Qaeda and leading Islamists have led to fears that military action by the West might be playing into the hands of its ideological enemies.” Throughout Obama’s presidency and all of the Islamic revolutions sweeping the Middle East and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics, Where is the Main Stream Media?

S.E. Cupp – Obama: Our Presidential Embarrassment

Three years ago, in the heat of the 2008 presidential campaign, most political strategists, like most voters probably, were trying to picture who would make for the most convincing next president. Folks on the left were sick of George Bush, and insisted they wanted someone more worldly, more cultured, more intelligent, more thoughtful, less rash, less reckless and less…country. While folks on the right wanted the next president to be George W. Bush plus. We wanted to retain a lot of Bush’s worldview and values, but get someone in the White House who was more fiscally conservative and maybe a little less gaffe prone. And as the campaign primaries droned on, the right offered up Mitt Romney and John McCain and the left narrowed down the choices to Barack Obama and … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, Politics

President Obama's War on Libya

I wonder if President Obama ever consulted with "Candidate Obama" before he made the decision to attack Libya. From the final 2008 debate between Senators McCain and Obama: MR. OBAMA Well, this is an area where Senator McCain and I have a fundamental difference because, I think, the first question is whether we should have gone into the war in the first place. Now, six years ago, I stood up and opposed this war, at a time when it was politically risky to do so, because I said that not only did we not know how much it was going to cost, what our exit strategy might be, how it would affect our relationships around the world and whether our intelligence was sound but also because we hadn't finished the job in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

For a Quick Visit, the Land Became 'Palindia'!

Monday's Morning Jolt is heavy on Libya news and reaction, but there's a bit about a figure who usually garners huge headlines everywhere she goes . . . When Sarah Met India If you want to read a transcript of Sarah Palin’s speech in New Delhi , India Today has the transcript, and as Ed notices, the transcriber chose to end almost every sentence with an exclamation point. Apparently it was exciting! Or perhaps she excited the transcriber! A taste: In the early 1990's, due to clear, commonsense, pro free-market reforms, India's economy took off! You abolished import licenses; cut import duties; removed investment caps & broke the unions' grip on industry.   You unleashed the creativity & hard work of the Indian people; you turned away from a system where 'Central Government' sets targets for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

National Journal – Only 40% Would Definitely/Probably Reelect Obama

I think what's most surprising about these numbers is that they're from a sample of "registered voters," not "likely voters": Fully half of registered voters say they would definitely or probably vote for a candidate other than President Obama if the presidential election were held today, according to a new Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll. 50 percent of registered voters surveyed said they would definitely or probably vote for someone else, while just 40 percent said they would definitely or probably vote for the president. Just 22 percent of registered voters said they would definitely vote for Obama, while 18 percent said they would probably vote for him. 35 percent would definitely vote for someone else while another 16 percent would probably vote for someone else. … Read entire article »

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Allen West's Opponent: Let's Unite Florida Against Extremists Like Him

Florida congressman Allen West has his first declared opponent, a Democrat with a familiar name, Patrick Murphy. A Democrat with the same name represented Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district until this year. Murphy's first web video features him declaring, "I love my country. I love South Florida. And I'm not going to stand by while right-wing extremists like Allen West continue to divide us!" "Unity!" demands the man who labels his opponent and the 54 percent who elected him "extremist." Jim Geraghty Read more CompleteAllen West's Opponent: Let's Unite Florida Against Extremists Like Him … Read entire article »

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What Is 'Tea Party in Name Only'?

Over in the Daily Caller, they take a look at one of the lesser-known Republicans seeking the Senate nomination in Virginia, Jamie Radtke. (The better-known Republican, of course, is former senator and governor George Allen.) This line stood out to me: Radtke has faith in the Tea Party’s ability to remain influential, adding that the two-year-old movement is “getting more sophisticated” and “learning what worked and didn’t work and improving upon that.” She thinks it’s funny, though, that so many “Republicans in Name Only,” or RINOs, are trying to attach themselves to the vibrant Tea Party movement. Radtke noted that Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, has appeared at several different Tea Party events as of late, and laughed about a new Virginia group, “Tea Party Patriots for George Allen.” “We were going to … Read entire article »

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—March 15

 1933—Ruth Joan Bader is born in Brooklyn, New York.  At her Supreme Court confirmation hearing sixty years later, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, defending the invention of a constitutional right to abortion, decries the fact that her mother did not have the legal right to kill her in utero:  “The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself.” Ed Whelan … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, From the Bench

"Judicial Engagement" or Government by Judiciary?

Regarding my Brother Whelan's opinion, I concur in part and dissent in part.  Ed writes that "no serious advocate of judicial restraint contends that the courts should enforce laws that have been demonstrated to be unconstitutional."  This is true . . . up to a point.  Perhaps I am too serious an advocate of judicial restraint, but I would say that courts should not presume to declare laws unconstitutional, no matter what has been "demonstrated" about them, if they concern constitutional questions that are not the proper business of courts.  In the schools they used to teach this, as I'm sure Ed remembers, as the "doctrine of political questions."  The classic example concerns the "guarantee" to each state of a "Republican Form of Government" in Article IV.  This is a … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, From the Bench

Bazelon’s Weak Attack on Justice Alito

In an essay in the New York Times Magazine, Emily Bazelon launches an attack on Justice Alito. Her primary claim is that Alito has deployed “selective empathy … in the service of piling vote upon conservative vote.” More broadly, she asserts that “Alito makes his mark by getting to the outcomes conservatives favor with whatever tool is at hand and with even more predictability.” But she badly fails to substantiate either claim. Let’s start with Bazelon’s contention about Alito’s supposed “selective empathy.” Specifically, Bazelon asserts that Alito “has proved himself to be the closest thing conservatives have to a feelings justice,” and she complains that Alito “expresses feelings mostly for people who are a lot like him.” Bazelon’s lead piece of evidence is Alito’s recent dissent in Snyder v. Phelps, where, she … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, From the Bench

EPA, Full Speed Ahead

Last week, the Obama administration released its plans to increase regulation of mercury and other toxic emissions from our nation's power plants. Like all of the EPA's plans, the new regulations will adversely affect traditional power generators and prop up federally favored renewable energies. However, according to the EPA, we'll all be able to breathe easier — literally — while up to 17,000 premature deaths per year will be prevented: "Reducing toxic power-plant emissions will also cut fine-particle pollution and prevent thousands of premature deaths and tens of thousands of heart attacks, bronchitis cases, and asthma attacks. EPA estimates the value of the improvements to health alone total $59 billion to $140 billion in 2016. This means that for every dollar spent to reduce pollution from power plants, we get … Read entire article »

Filed under: EPA, Global Warming Hoax

Brazil’s Anti-Obama Riots Ignored by Media

A U.S. President beset by angry mobs screaming “Yankee Imperialist Go Home”, exploding Molotov cocktails, rubber bullets, tear gas, riot police. In 2007 the MSNBC headline screamed “Protests greet Bush upon arrival in Brazil” and The Guardian one-upped it with “Angry crowds hunt Bush as protests mark start of Latin America tour”.  Fast forward to 2011 […] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Liberal Media Stunned: Analysis Shows Emails to Governor Walker Favored His Bill

It figures. The liberal media wouldn’t report on the violent protesters, the hateful signs or the bomb plots. (More on thathere.) What they did do was sue Governor Scott Walker for emails so that they could prove that voters were with them and the protesters and against Scott Walker’s budget bill. They were wrong. 62% of the emails sent to Governor Walker […] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

How the Left Keeps Drones In Line: the Origin of Fox News Attacks

The fact that Roger Ailes is a powerful force in media comes as no surprise to anyone, but what might shock you is just how powerful he is. Not only does he head up the Fox News Channel, he also programs a second news network and directs the content of several non-profit organizations. Well, not […] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editor On WI Union Violence: ‘You Reap What You Sow’

Late last week, using the hard work of others documenting the shameful behavior of pro-union activists in Wisconsin, I gathered an exhaustive list that closes the case for anyone doubting that an intense campaign of intimidation, violence, and harassment is taking place against anyone who dares disagree with Big Labor. Businesses have been threatened with […] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Rep. Phil Gingrey Challenges National Mediation Board’s Anti-Democratic Rule Changes

Just keep voting until you get the desired results and we will change the rules along the way to help advance policy changes that could not pass through Congress. This is the message the National Mediation Board (NMB) has transmitted on behalf of Team Obama to union bosses who lost ground in the private sector. Only […] Read more CompleteRep. Phil Gingrey Challenges National Mediation Board’s Anti-Democratic Rule Changes … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

Candidate Demands ‘Freedom to Have Barbecues’

Republican Cynthia Davis is demanding freedom to have barbecues after someone tried to have a health inspector shut down her invitation-only cookout Saturday. Read more CompleteCandidate Demands ‘Freedom to Have Barbecues’ … Read entire article »

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Who Wants to Live Forever? Dr. Stephen Coles on the Secrets of the World’s Oldest People

UCLA’s Dr. Stephen Coles studies the oldest people in the world. Hitting the century mark isn’t enough to pique his interest because Coles’ research focuses on supercentenarians, that is, those at least 110-year-old. Today Coles recognizes only 88 people worldwide as supercententarians, and the list is available at the Gerontology Research Group website. Dr. Coles sat […] Read more CompleteWho Wants to Live Forever? Dr. Stephen Coles on the Secrets of the World’s Oldest People … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics