Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Sunday, December 20, 2009
I'd say the beltway GOP was responsible for the NY loss, and it appears they may have learned their lesson. Even moderate New Trier back here in the Midwest is not willing to endorse a Dede Dem-light mush.
As for Hennessey's attempt to define what's mainstream by mockery of those who are concerned (Robert Rubin a rightie?!!) about our massive IOU's to China, or disagree with the gullible global warming crowd, look around. Those lightbulbs are hazardous, especially for children, and awfully dim, especially for older readers. It's not just the "right brigade" that is concerned, people are worried--why can't they have a choice--why must it be a government mandate? I'd say she should look for her news outside the MSM to realize what's really going on in the world.
As far as our President Barack Obama being anti-American, well, reasonable people have their doubts. About that and other things.
The tea party is mainstream. As is Bachmann. George Will:
Some of her supposed excesses are, however, not merely defensible, they are admirable. For example, her June 9 statement on the House floor in which she spoke of "gangster government" has been viewed on the Internet about 2 million times. She noted that, during the federal takeover of General Motors, a Democratic senator and one of her Democratic House colleagues each successfully intervened with GM to save a constituent's dealership from forced closure. One of her constituents, whose dealership had been in the family for 90 years, told her that the $15 million dealership had been rendered worthless overnight, and, Bachmann said, "GM is demanding that she hand over her customer list," probably to give it to surviving GM dealerships that once were competitors.
In her statement, Bachmann repeatedly called such politicization of the allocation of economic rewards "gangster government." And she repeatedly noted that the phrase was used by a respected political analyst, Michael Barone, principal co-author of the Almanac of American Politics, who coined it in connection with the mugging of GM bondholders in the politicized bankruptcy. Bachmann, like Barone, was accurate.
George Will is hardly a member of the "right brigade".
Shorter Ben Nelson: Killing Indian Babies is Fine, Just Don’t Kill White Babies. RedState.
For The First Time In US History A Sweeping, Unpopular Bill Passed On A Purely Partisan Vote. Say Anything.
CBO Sees Diminished Quality of Care and Reduced Access. Ruby Slippers
Despite the sneering left giving her an award for her death panel characterization, I'd say Sarah Palin was Right.
And we see the big lie of ObamaCare and the Dems, just the latest lie.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
That means North Dakota most especially. Put Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan on the spot, Gov. Hoeven. Then there's South Dakota, with Sandlin already vulnerable.
P.S. The other Senator from South Dakota, Republican John Thune, The Democrats' Health Care Plan Doesn't Deliver
More. Al Franken needs to be brushed back.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I wouldn't rule Pawlenty out, even though Mitt Romney lives in New Hampshire.
That said, this reimportation of drugs from Canada idea is really annoying. Where do the drugs come from anyway? Are they made in Canada? Under its socialized medicine? Nah. They come from elsewhere. And they're cheaper because Canada fixes the price, among other things.
So don't give us this cheap populist talk. Please governor. You know better.
P.S. Talk about the Mayo Model again.
More. Pioneer Press, with this snippet at the end:
Peter Spaulding, formerly John McCain's state chairman, said he is more familiar with Pawlenty due to the governor's visits to the state on behalf of McCain. He also praised the speech.
"I think he did very well. He talked about the fact that the Republican Party needs to be inclusive, to expand our base. He also mentioned several times that the party has to be a party of ideas, new ideas. Overall, I thought it was very well done," Spaulding said.
"I thought he had a good personality, a good delivery. He had a little bit of humor. Those are all things that go over well in New Hampshire."
He's good at retail politics. Union Leader. OK, this is good:
Read on. Like the affinity with the tea party.
Today, Pawlenty blasted the Obama administration and the Democrats for promoting a what he described as a far too costly health care plan.
"President Obama was here in New Hampshire on New Hampshire primary night and said he was going to fix health care by bringing Republicans and Democrats together," he said. "Well, here we are in New Hampshire and now what we see is a monstrosity being jammed down our throats on almost a purely partisan basis and maybe entirely partisan basis." He called the Democratic-led process on Capitol Hill that has led to the likely passage of a health care reform package "one of the largest political bait and switch tactics in the modern history of the country." He said the Minnesota health care system, while imperfect, gives participants broad market choices. He said the state employee plan has kept cost increases at or near zero percent for the past five years.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Dems Vote In Opposition To The Core Of The Democrats’ Health Bill; Just One Of Five Will Be Needed To Stop Tax Hike On 42.1 Million Americans
Senators Bayh, Cantwell, Klobuchar, Lincoln, & Nelson [NE] Vote For Sen. Crapo’s Motion To Recommit
“Crapo’s Motion Proposes That Families Earning Up To $250,000 A Year — Or Individuals Earning Up To $200,000 — Do Not Have Their Taxes Raised To Pay For Health Care Reform.” (“GOP Woos Health Bill Moderates,” Roll Call, 12/15/09)
Under The Reid Bill: “In 2019, 42.1 Million Individuals And Families Or 25% Of All Tax Returns Under $200,000 Will, On Average, See Their Taxes Go Up.”
“Reid’s Proposal Would Be Financed Through Billions Of Dollars In … New Taxes.” “Like the House bill, Reid's proposal would be financed through billions of dollars in Medicare cuts, as well as new taxes.” (“Senate Health-Care Bill Diverges From House On Key Provisions,” The Washington Post, 11/19/09)
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE MINORITY STAFF ANALYSIS OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION FINDINGS: “In 2019, 42.1 million individuals and families or 25% of all tax returns under $200,000 will, on average, see their taxes go up. This is even after taking into account the premium tax credit.” (“Non-Partisan Congressional Analysis Indicates that the Reid Bill Increases Taxes By a 3 to 1 Ratio on People Making Less than $200,000 a Year,” Senate Finance Committee Minority Staff, 12/08/09)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sarah Palin continues to astonish. Some. Others know bone-deep she is a rare thing. Like me:)
Sarah the Lionheart.
Even gadfly Alaskan Dem Mike Gravel is impressed: Sarah America:)
She is who she is. (Even AP starting to get conflicted. Times of London.) The truth gets through.
Previous posts: Sarah Competitive with The One, Palin 2012?
--crossposted at BackyardConservative
Thursday, December 10, 2009
A dutiful farm wife, Ms. Clark somehow even got to her feet to latch the gate. And her first call when she got to the house was not to 911, but to a daughter 30 miles away.A "dutiful farm wife"? How patronizing, how typical Times. How about an individual honed by a lifetime of responsibility and self-sufficiency? (This reminds me of a Times' reporter describing my dad as having a "bucolic twang" years ago. His dad was from New York and my dad spoke like Walter Cronkite.) People in rural areas primarily rely on family, friends and neighbors. Granted, Norma Clark now gets the help of a nursing assistant, but if ObamaCare passes she would probably be warehoused somewhere, on the road to the death panel. She would probably choose to move in with her daughter.
From the Washington Post comes the meme that the Tea Party movement is divisive and will rip the GOP apart. Dream on. Tea Party concerns permeate the party outside of the beltway--even in bastions of moderation, like Illinois' north-suburban 10th congressional district. And those who espouse common sense tea party reform are gathering broad support.
No wonder the Gray Lady is worried to distraction.
Monday, December 7, 2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Maybe I'll learn eBay.
Since I may not be able to sell my empty-nester house, auction it off little by little.
And plant a better garden next spring.
I'll keep my little dog, though. She's sweet but she has sharp teeth. Don't knock on my door, Barack.
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