Archive for 26 Jan 2010

Gotta love this one.

Obama Versus Bush on Spending
Very little is safe for Democrats this fall.
By KARL ROVE

‘If Massachusetts puts Brown in, it’s a message of ‘that’s enough.’ Let’s stop the giveaways and let’s get jobs going.”

Marlene Connolly is a 73-year-old Massachusetts Democrat who cast her first vote for a Republican in supporting Scott Brown. Her quote and story comes to us via the New York Times, but she stands out for this reason: She shows us that those who actually cast ballots in the Bay State did so because they are frustrated with the administration’s unrestrained federal spending and failed economic recovery policies.

And here’s what Washington needs to keep in mind as it debates the meaning of Massachusetts. Ramming health care through now won’t insulate Democrats from voter ire in November. It will feed a fire over spending that is already blistering them.

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This could get REALLY interesting. I hope the Dems try this shit…

From Hot Air:

GOP threatens Dems: If you try reconciliation, we’ll go nuclear with amendments; Breaking from NYT: Dems “slam the brakes” on ObamaCare

I kind of hope they do it now, because this would simply be traffic gold.

The GOP Senate leadership has privately settled on a strategy to derail health reform if Dems try to pass the Senate bill with a fix through reconciliation, aides say: Unleash an endless stream of amendments designed to stall for time and to force Dems to take untenable votes…

Senator Judd Gregg is getting some attention today because he vowed to make it an “extraordinarily difficult exercise” for Dems to pass the Senate bill through the House while getting the Senate to fix the bill with a “sidecar” through reconciliation…

[T]here’s no limit on the number of amendments GOPers can offer, [a Republican] aide said, or on their subject matter. A senior Democratic aide confirmed that this is the case — and that it’s a concern weighing on Dems.

“If you bring a reconciliation bill to the Senate, it’s a free for all of amendments,” the GOP aide said, cautioning that this was only part of the overall strategy. “There is no way to limit the number of amendments that are voted on. You can’t close debate. Democrats will have to vote on every politically perilous amendment that you can possibly think of.”

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It is time for McCain to step down. Retire. Enjoy the golden years.  Leave politics to the sane.

His constant ass kissing of the left over the years has gotten worse as time has moved on.

The McCain-Feingold BS should be the end of it.

Get the hell out of the way so that true conservatives can finally help push America back to the right, where it belongs.

McCain Should Retire
By Claude Sandroff

John McCain clings to more liberal positions than almost any other Republican in Congress. Whether encouraging economic suicide by standing against drilling in Alaska, putting the nation’s security at risk by equating waterboarding with torture, demanding the shuttering of Guantanamo, joining hands with Ted Kennedy to open the floodgates of amnesty to illegal immigrants, nothing seems to satisfy his vanity more than hearing compliments from the leftist press after crossing over to the other side of the aisle.

Now that the Supreme Court has declared much of his crown legislative jewel — the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain-Feingold) — to be unconstitutional, perhaps it’s finally time for John McCain to go back to Arizona while preserving the luster from his honorable national service.  The court’s firm rejection of key funding provisions in McCain-Feingold reveals the philosophical dead-end that bipartisanship for its own sake often produces.  In the end, a bill that purports to average out the demands of the extreme left with those from the other side of the aisle produces nothing but a garbled, unconstitutional mess. By announcing he will not run for re-election, McCain would allow a new conservative vanguard led by tea party patriots to advance in all its principled fury.

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Quote of the day:

The payoff in budget savings would be small relative to the deficit: The estimated $250 billion in savings over 10 years would be less than 3 percent of the roughly $9 trillion in additional deficits the government is expected to accumulate over that time.

Tuesday Links:

McCain should retire, really.

Most polarizing President, evah!

Still blaming Bush, yet the Dummycrats have been running the show for four years!

Race baiting never seems to go away. The left just can’t help themselves.

Another corrupt politician getting a helping hand from a corrupt DOJ.

Another school not using common sense. The things we teach our kids these days…