Skip to comments.Steve Scalise, A Rising Conservative Star
Posted on 06/21/2014 5:45:44 PM PDT by kingattax
Reinvigorating the leadership is how one senior House staffer described the ascendency of Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who won a first-ballot victory for the position of GOP whip. The staffer went on to portray Scalise as not a member of the Washington establishment. Indeed, Scalise is a former chair of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the conservative caucus in the U.S. House.
He has had a meteoric rise, and he is someone to be reckoned with.
Scalises win follows Kevin McCarthys first-ballot victory for the GOP majority-leader slot. And heres something I did not know: As whip, Scalise gets to appoint his chief deputy whip, a leadership position most recently held by Illinois Republican Peter Roskam (who lost out to Scalise for majority whip).
So it could be, when all is said and done, that two conservative RSC members are part of the GOP leadership.
And make no mistake about it, Steve Scalise is a genuine conservative. He was one of only 15 Republican House members to get a 100 percent voting designation by the American Conservative Union.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Scalise may talk a good game but, by all reports, he has turned the once proud Republican Study (created to resist a previous generation of corrupt, brainless unprincipled hacks and big business toadies like Gerald Ford and Bob Michel and their ilk) into a footstool for Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and their friends on Wall Street, K Street and the US Chambers of Crony Commerce. Don’t be fooled by Kudlow either. These people are hacks who are all about $$$$ 24/7/365.
Amen to that, he’s just the next Boehnerite in line for leadership.
Kudlow is pro amnesty. Scalise must be pro amnesty.
Scalise is my Congressman and I’ve been very happy with him.
Scalise on immigration...
"Scalise is a co-sponsor of the English Language Unity Act, H.R. 997 which would make English the official language of the United States. Scalise is working to cut off taxpayer funded benefits for illegal immigrants, and is an original co-sponsor of legislation that would end birthright citizenship, the Birthright Citizenship Act, H.R. 140."
"Scalise is opposed to giving amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants currently living in our country. He does not want to reward those who have committed a crime. Amnesty programs will only encourage more illegal aliens to cross our borders and drain our nation's resources. In 1986, the federal government granted amnesty to illegal immigrants, and millions more illegal immigrants have crossed our borders since. Amnesty failed then, and it will fail now."
America was founded by colonists and some of whom had been around for many generations. It was not founded “on immigration”, whatever that means. I read the founding documents and there was not much about immigration in them.
Dont be fooled by Kudlow either.
Kudlow kisses the butt of whoever is in power.
Yeah his first half sentence is weird. But after that as I said it looks interesting.
It’s like a platitude politicians and others throw out.
That's the way it was, as "Uncle" Walter Cronkite might say if he could. People truly believed in ever word that came from Uncle Walter's mouth.
Yours is one of the most slanderous posts I have ever seen. It must be easy for you to pluck names out of the past and analyze them. Gerald Ford was no toady. Rather, he gave some humility to the office of President and he did quite well as an interim president. He had good people surrounding him, some of which were people I dealt with personally. Dick Cheney comes to mind, as do Donald Rumsfield and John O. Marsh, Jr
It must be tough to carry around so much anger.
Good for you. He spoke recently at our annual Reagan Day Dinner and left a very good impression on the audience here in North Mississippi.
I just watched McCarthy's interview on FOX this AM, and he has no horns.
Maybe he is just a great liar, but I agreed with everything he said, regarding taxes, immigration, EX-IM bank and every other subject.
If he does what he said, I will have NO problem with Kevin McCarthy.
Well, your homepage has you living in Mississippi. Assuming that you are a Republican, you must be voting for spendaholic Chamber of Corrupt Crony Commerce champeen Thad Cochrane on Tuesday. If Cochrane is re-nominated now and re-elected in November, he can then (after being sworn in) admit what seems obvious to most conservatives that his brain is far past its prime and that he is resigning as a senator from Mississippi so that Boss Hogg (Haley Barbour, the pardon man and K Street/Wall Street servant) can name his replacement through the current governor.
Cochrane, as a Mississippi US senator, could hardly be a pathetic pro-abort like Gerald Ford (to say nothing of his execrable wife Betty [Hic!] Ford). In the same year when Harvard University (reliably no bastion of conservatism then or at any time since about 1810) was pleased and proud to land an anti-communist and cultural/literary giant Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn as its commencement speaker, Scared Widdle Rabbitsa Gerald (maiden name Leslie King) Ford lived up to his reputation as a pathetic replacement for even Nixon by refusing to allow Solzhenitsyn anywhere near the White House. The man was a liberal parasite.
Bill Buckley observed as to Betty Ford after she humiliated herself in a Sixty Minutes interview by Morley Safer that Mrs. Ford's proclamation on her view that her then teenaged daughter Susan (who went on to a more respectable life than her mommy) should feel free (and it would be perfectly OK with Betty) if Susan were to be taking lovers. His observation was that Betty Ford, who had attained her high position in American life (as First Lady) by a "concatenation of circumstances romantic and felonious" namely romancing Gerald Ford and being able thereby to take advantage of the as yet unknown felonies of Nixon. Chairman Bill then observed that Betty should re-think this and other things and then reminded himself that she was probably not capable of thinking. Young Americans for Freedom National Convention 1975. I was there.
I had no idea who John O. Marsh, Jr., is or who his dad may have been, for that matter. You made me look him up. He served 4 terms as a Democrat member of Congress from Virginia in the 1960s. Naturally, as a Democrat, he was a buddy of Geraldus Minimus and was Minimus's National Security Advisor. Later, he was Secretary of the Army under Reagan. Like most of Ford's masters, Marsh was a businessman (natch) when out of office. Some folks exist in politics to dish out jobs and contracts "to their friends."
Remember that Ronaldus Maximus and Don Vito Corleone shared one principle: "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." In that regard, remember, among many others, California Lt. Governor Robert Finch, Howard Baker, James Baker, Michael Deaver and all the quislings who unsuccessfully tried to cause "Peace in Our Time" at Reykjavik and to gut his "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall" speech, given at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, among about a thousand similar treacheries by the Geraldus Minimus loyalists and termites whom RR was "keeping closer."
Dick Cheney acquired the best of his reputation in about 1964 when he married Lynne (Vincent) Cheney. She is an outstanding woman and has performed many very worthwhile services to this nation. Her most outstanding contribution, in my opinion, was her authorship of a book Telling the Truth, as good an example of political wisdom as has been published in the last 50 years. Get a copy and you will have a much better grasp on political reality.
Other than his marriage, Dick Cheney has acquired a good deal of what is positive in his reputation much later in life. In youth, he flunked out of Yale not once but twice, successfully avoided military service for the duration of the Vietnam War, failed to obtain a doctorate degree at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and managed along the way to obtain a bachelor's degree and master's degree in political science at the University of Wyoming.
Cheney became Dubya's auxiliary brain during the 2000 campaign and as VPOTUS. He managed this in spite of having served as Chief of Staff to His Accidency Ford and SecDef to Pappy Bush.
Like Cheney, Rumsfeld is a major business executive when not on the public payroll. They both thrill the Chamber of Commerce clowncar. Additionally, Rumsfeld, as Defense Secretary under Dubya, was apparently nostalgic for the military draft which the Lyndon Johnson and others used shamelessly and which was then referenced until abolition as "Selective Slavery." Rumsfeld's alternative version was to obtain manpower for the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars by forcing veteran soldiers to serve tour after tour after tour after tour of duty, until they were dead, totally disabled or (arguably) when those wars were over. Rumsfeld totally burned out much of our military. Wait and see how reluctant young people will be to volunteer when next we are attacked. It won't ALL be Obozo's fault.
There was absolutely NOTHING slanderous about the post of which you complain. If that post were slanderous, it could not have been written. Written defamations are libels and not slanders. AND, in either event, TRUTH is a complete defense to any claim of defamation whether libel or slander. Next, given the regrettable SCOTUS decision in New York Times vs. Sullivan in about 1964, just try to meet the standard for libeling or slandering a public official.
As to Gerald Ford "doing quite well as interim president," you must be one of about thirty-five surviving folks who might delude themselves to actually think such nonsense. Geraldus Minimus pardoned Nixon. The Vietnam War was formally lost on his watch although Nixon deserves the primary discredit. Ford did absolutely nothing, zero, zip, nada in foreign policy other than to genuflect to the Soviets. He did bring humility to the office of president. He had every reason to be humble and no qualities to be otherwise. He took out Charlie Halleck as House GOP leader which was, for business liberal $$$$ stooge unprincipled windtunnel GOP Congress critters, even more energizing than Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and their stooges in our own current era. Stiffing Solzhenitsyn to please (or cower before, take your pick) the Soviets. There's something to be proud of. Being married to Betty. Megadittoes. More available on request.
If you were personally dealing with Cheney, Rumsfeld and, likely, this Marsh guy, you were either well up there in political cronyism or part of the problem of the GOP being dominated by $$$$ obsessive greedheads who think this party and this nation exist to facilitate them lining their pockets and Muffie's trust fund.
It is probably tough to carry around so much greed and so much cluelessness. Then again, you would certainly understand that more than most of us.
My standing to complain about Geraldus Minimus and his truly embarrassing performance in public life? I was Ronaldus Maximus's state chairman in my home state when he challenged the Grand Rapids twerp for POTUS and the GOP made the colossal mistake that elected Jimmuh Peanut. Reagan rectified that GOP blunder rather handily in 1980 and 1984.
I actually worked for Reagan on staff at the 1968 convention when the GOP made its second worst mistake of the 20th century and nominated Tricky Dick, a quintessential embarrassment to the GOP. I won't bore you with further details but cronyism is not my credential. Apparently it may be a major one of yours.
I’ll give you three words where Gerald Ford is concerned...
Think about it. The fact that Jerry remained proud of that execrable ultra-left judicial activist of his right up until he kicked off spoke volumes.