Don’t Cross Obama

I’ve turned very cynical with our current President and Attorney General. Democrat Senator Bob Mendedez has been critical of President’s policies with Castro and the crazy Ayatollahs. I think this is a politically motivated prosecution. Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, and Scott Walker are just some of the ones they have gone after. Sometimes … More Don’t Cross Obama

Does Don Beyer Practice What He Preaches?

We’ve already noted fmr. Lt. Gov. Don Beyer’s radio commercial where he stakes out some pretty extreme positions in his race for the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s open 8th congressional district. There’s one thing that has jumped out at me during my repeated hearings of Beyer’s ad on WMAL. Beyer’s campaign says in the radio … More Does Don Beyer Practice What He Preaches?

Rob Wasinger – SQUISH

So, 10th Dist. GOP congressional candidate Rob Wasinger was Jon Huntsman’s Deputy Campaign Manager. Jon Huntsman. The Obama-loving, Obama-handpicked ambassador to China who supports same-sex marriage and embryonic stem cell research. Whether you support any of those positions or not, Rob Wasinger claims that he does not. So why then, out of all the Republican … More Rob Wasinger – SQUISH

Shut-Down Tide Begins To Turn Against The Dems

“Americans are increasingly pointing the finger at the Oval Office,” according to National Journal. “A recent Bloomberg survey found that 40 percent blame the GOP for what’s wrong in Washington, while 38 percent blame the president and congressional Democrats. Back in February, Obama had a nine-point edge over Republicans and independents were evenly divided over who … More Shut-Down Tide Begins To Turn Against The Dems

Why Would Senate Democrats Oppose This Unless They Want The Government To Shut Down?

What did the House send back to the Senate for consideration last night to prevent the federal government from shutting down? Here are the details: **An extension of the expiration date of the CR, from the Senate’s November 15 back to the original House resolution’s December 15. **An extension of expiring authority for the Eisenhower … More Why Would Senate Democrats Oppose This Unless They Want The Government To Shut Down?

The Senate immigration bill predicts one future; microeconomics predicts another

For various reasons, I’ve been on the sidelines regarding S. 744 (otherwise known as the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill), which the Senate passed last week. The biggest reason, frankly, was that Plan ’13 From Outer Space largely occupied my time on the policy front. However, I have seen the Congressional Budget Office’s reports on … More The Senate immigration bill predicts one future; microeconomics predicts another

Wittman Statement On Fiscal Cliff Vote

Wittman Statement on American Taxpayer Relief Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act: “I regretfully voted against the American Taxpayer Relief Act today because it unfortunately does what Congress does best – kicks the can down … More Wittman Statement On Fiscal Cliff Vote

Democrats Refusing To Compromise On Entitlements Creating “Real Danger” Of Going Off The Cliff

Uh oh.  Politico reports: Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said that “no substantive progress has been made” on fiscal cliff negotiations, and warned that if Democrats don’t come up with a better compromise on entitlements and spending then “there’s a real danger of going off the fiscal cliff.” Republicans are already indicating they are willing … More Democrats Refusing To Compromise On Entitlements Creating “Real Danger” Of Going Off The Cliff

Don’t Reform The MWAA — Abolish It!

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is badly broken according to a new Inspector General’s investigation.  So dysfunctional that I say don’t just reform it, abolish it altogether and start from scratch. Two-thirds of their $200K+ contracts were not competitively bid.  Frequent violations of closed door meeting laws occur.  Inappropriate personal expenditures are rampant.   $4,800 is … More Don’t Reform The MWAA — Abolish It!

Constitutionally Illiterate Democrats

From the Volokh Conspiracy, a compilation of responses from Democrat members of Congress to questions about the constitutional basis for Obamacare: Most of us know that when then-Speaker Pelosi was asked where the Constitution gives Congress the power to enact an “individual mandate,” she replied with a mocking “are you serious? Are you serious?” Here … More Constitutionally Illiterate Democrats

What Happened To Obama Wanting Congress To “Pass This Bill Now”?

President Obama’s jobs bill has yet to gain any sponsors in the House or Senate, even among Democrats. His bill has yet to be introduced in the House, despite the President calling for Congress to “Pass this bill now.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has called his bluff and introduced Obama’s bill in the Senate. … More What Happened To Obama Wanting Congress To “Pass This Bill Now”?

NC Gov. – Suspend Congressional Elections

Democratic NC Gov. Bev Perdue: “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions … More NC Gov. – Suspend Congressional Elections

New Roanoke College Poll: Obama In The Tank; Allen Leads Kaine; McDonnell, Warner Approval Near 70%

In 2009, Roanoke College had the third most accurate poll on the Virginia gubernatorial election, correctly pegging Gov. McDonnell’s margin of victory at 17%, but understating his final vote total at 53% (he won with 58.6%.)  Well, they are back with a new poll on the 2012 elections and things still look dim for Democrats … More New Roanoke College Poll: Obama In The Tank; Allen Leads Kaine; McDonnell, Warner Approval Near 70%

Maxine Waters to White House – “Bring the gangstas in…”

Democrat Representative Maxine Waters of California has told the President that he should force banks to make loan modifications and let them know that if they do not do the bidding of Washington politicians they will be destroyed. At a Town Hall event in LA CA, Waters said  the president should use the bully pulpit to, … More Maxine Waters to White House – “Bring the gangstas in…”

Harry Reid Disses Mark Warner

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his three picks for the Congressional “super committee” tasked with coming up with additional budget cuts / revenue and possibly tax code reform.  His picks are Senate Finance Cmte. Chairman Max Baucus of Montana (a good choice), Patty Murray of Washington State (the current Chairman of the Democrat Senatorial … More Harry Reid Disses Mark Warner

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Endorses David Ramadan

The endorsements continue to roll in for David Ramadan, Republican Candidate for the 87th House of Delegates District. Today the Ramadan Campaign announced that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has endorsed Mr. Ramadan with the following statement: “I am proud to support my friend David Ramadan for the House of Delegates in Loudoun County. David … More House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Endorses David Ramadan

Little Known Reason for Budget Talk Collapse

“Forced to Read the Bill” Budget talks between the White House and Congressional Republicans broke down on July 22 due to a “different vision” of the pending legislation. More importantly, President Obama was angered not only by the Republican “cut, cap, and balance” debt reduction plan, but also by the insistence by Speaker John Boehner … More Little Known Reason for Budget Talk Collapse

House Releases Cong. Dist. Map — Yup, It’s That Stupid Incumbent Protection Plan

The House of Delegates has unleashed HB5004 authored by Del. Janis and it is just as bad as the previously leaked “incumbent protection” version that it closely mirrors.  Gov. McDonnell should reject this map out of hand.  (Map available here.) One insider tells us the following: a quick read of [the bill] shows that the … More House Releases Cong. Dist. Map — Yup, It’s That Stupid Incumbent Protection Plan

Thoughts on Libya

I thought a no-fly zone only affects aircraft and their bases. Why cannot Qadaffy just finish off the rebels with tanks and other ground forces? It seems he does not need air power at this point. I don’t think a no-fly zone is the same thing as defeating Qadaffy. If Qadaffy is not defeated, I … More Thoughts on Libya