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  • Sheltering the chrysaIis

    07/17/2014 7:49:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 17, 2014 | Sarge
    I looked up the word idiot in a children’s illustrated dictionary and a picture of Harry Reid appeared. If there was any greater Poster Child to evidence the utter and complete disdain the Democrat Party holds for the American citizen in general it must be the fact Harry Reid is a party leader. As a matter of fact he is the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of the party under Obama. Some people carry Obama’s water like good little Gunga Din; Harry releases a torrent of lies from his position at the control valve holding back any semblance of intelligent...
  • TSA Agent Unaware That D.C. is a Real Place

    07/16/2014 6:08:20 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 16 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | July 15, 2014 | Rusty Weiss
    With Congressional approval ratings barely avoiding single digits, most Americans might want to pretend that Washington, D.C. doesn’t exist. But as reporter Justin Gray, who was flying to Washington found out, there is one TSA agent at Orlando International Airport who truly does not believe that D.C. is a real place. The report from WFTV begins: “It’s something most of us learned in elementary school – the USA has 50 states and the District of Columbia.” Not so for the TSA agent in question. Gray relays a recent confusing exchange at the airport: “I gave the TSA agent my D.C....
  • The GOP self-destruction is complete: millennials officially hate conservatives (Ultra Barf Alert)

    07/15/2014 3:19:53 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 14 July 2014 | Ana marie Cox
    Conservatives are stuck in a perpetual outrage loop. The reappearance of Todd Akin, the horror-movie villain immortality of Sarah Palin, the unseemly celebration of the Hobby Lobby decision – these all speak to a chorus of "la-la-la-can't-hear-you" loud enough to drown out the voice of an entire generation. Late last week, the Reason Foundation released the results of a poll about that generation, the millennials; its signature finding was the confirmation of a mass abandonment of social conservatism and the GOP. This comes at a time when the conservative movement is increasingly synonymous with mean-spirited, prank-like and combative activism and...
  • Black American From Gang-Besieged Baltimore: 'Where Can I Get Asylum?'

    07/13/2014 9:04:00 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 July 2014 | Tony Lee
    ...On Friday's Laura Ingraham Show, Elaine, a black woman from Baltimore, expressed her outrage that President Barack Obama is putting the interests of illegal immigrant children above those of American citizens. Though the number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty program in 2012, the White House has said the primary cause of the border crisis is the rampant gang violence in Central America. "I'm living a nightmare. My whole neighborhood is so violent. There's so much crime," she said. "I have gangs everywhere here in Baltimore! I can't let...
  • White House warns Dem rep to shut up (Henry Roberto Cuellar)

    07/10/2014 2:24:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/09/14 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    U.S Representative Henry Roberto Cuellar a Democrat from Texas told Brian Kilmeade on Fox and Friends this morning that he's already gotten a phone call from the White House, he wouldn't say from whom, warning him to stop criticizing Obama on his handling of the border.
  • Dems want immediate border action ($3.7 billion takes care of everything)

    07/09/2014 4:26:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders are amplifying their calls for Republicans to take immediate action on President Obama's request for emergency funds on the southern border. Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, emerged from a closed-door meeting of the group on Wednesday to say there's “a general consensus” that Congress should pass Obama's $3.7 billion package immediately. “There's generally a sense that we need to act,” Becerra said, “and so we should try to act as quickly as we can.” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat who recently visited the border, described dismal conditions among the young...
  • Activists arrested outside Royce's office

    06/29/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    Six immigration activists were arrested for protesting outside of Rep. Ed Royce's (R-Calif.) district office late Friday after they stopped traffic in the middle of a busy street near Los Angeles, according to reports. The protest, organized by the Service Employees International Union, was one of dozens held around the country Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate passing a sweeping immigration bill, which would pave the way for 11 million illegal immigrants to stay in the country. But House Republicans have refused to take up similar legislation, angering many immigration activists. In Washington, immigration activists also occupied...
  • NPR’s new poll of battleground states brutal for Democrats

    06/19/2014 1:15:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    You already know how the national polling looks, but those numbers include the opinions of many Americans whose votes will have zero impact on the much-watched battle for control of the Senate. NPR clears out New Yorkers, Californians and Texans (among others) from its sample, focusing instead on the following 12 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and West Virginia. A look at the results, bearing in mind that presidential approval rating has historically been the single most significant variable in midterm election cycles: That would be (38/58) overall, including an...
  • Needed: A white Christian conservative president

    06/17/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 94 replies ^ | 6/17/2014 | Mychal Massie
    For We the People, Obama’s time in office has thus far been tantamount to a march through hell with the complete deconstruction of America strapped to our backs and with despair and immiseration clinched in our teeth. And for the privilege of being unwilling participants in this death march, Obama believes we should be grateful. Obama has usurped and overrun congressional authority in less time than it took for the Kudzu vine to overrun the South. Some years back I wrote: “Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they...
  • Mark Udall Gets Support From Gun Control Group

    06/05/2014 9:08:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    WFB ^ | June 4, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.) will receive support from an out-of-state gun control group in his reelection campaign, after backing stricter gun laws in the past. Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, has raised more than $15 million in support of candidates like Udall, who wants a return of the assault weapons ban. The group wants to limit gun owners to 10-bullet magazines, and to “examine” America’s “glorification of violence.” Following the Newtown, Conn., shooting at an elementary school, Udall called for a return of the 1994 ban....
  • Majority of judges behind wave of gay marriage rulings were Democrat-appointed

    05/23/2014 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2014 | Fox News
    State-approved bans on same-sex marriage have been falling at a rapid clip since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act last year. The changes -- gay couples can now wed in 19 states and the District of Columbia -- reflect shifting social and political attitudes toward same-sex marriage. But they also reflect, in several cases, the opinions of Democrat-appointed judges who single-handedly struck down state-approved bans. In a testament to the influence of judicial appointments, most of the judges responsible for the decisions over the past year were appointed by either President Obama or, two...
  • Report: Hillary, Kerry Broke Law That Could Have Prevented Criminal Immigrant Releases

    05/18/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2014 | Caroline May
    Could Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have prevented the release of some 36,000 criminal immigrants last year? The limited immigration group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) say there is a good chance the answer is yes. Monday, an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement document obtained by CIS and viewed by Breitbart News revealed that the 36,007 criminal immigrants convicted of nearly 88,000 crimes were released while awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings last year.
  • Liberal Writer Compares Hillary to Pope Francis, Says She Could Win 45 States

    05/09/2014 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 43 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5.8.14 | Aaron Goldstein
    Brent Budowsky, a liberal writer who once worked for former Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen, has a hillarious column about Hillary Clinton. Budowsky claims that if Hillary runs in 2016 she “could well carry 45 states.” I don't know what political universe Budowsky lives in, but no presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, could carry 45 states in 2016. He goes on to claim that the former Secretary of State “addresses the nation as a whole in tones reminiscent of Pope Francis.” I'm surprised that Budowsky didn't nominate Hillary for sainthood.
  • Poll: ACA more despised than ever, while Nevada faces 90,000 cancellations and price hikes

    05/07/2014 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 6, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Democrats have long been promising that, once people get signed up, they’re going to love ObamaCare. Candidates are going to run on its merits, and the law is going to be a big positive for Dems during the 2014 midterms. Those who were still against it were a small, dwindling minority. As soon as the signup date passed, and the target numbers were (allegedly) reached, negative perception was supposed to fade away. Uh-oh. According to a new Washington Post piece entitled “ObamaCare hits new low,” that’s simply not happening. In fact, a new Pew poll shows the law is more...
  • D.C. Dem Eleanor Holmes Norton: Iraq was ‘the most catastrophic war of the 20th century’

    05/02/2014 9:16:57 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 1, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Eleanor Holmes Norton is the Democrats’ non-voting congressional observer from the District of Columbia. You may remember her as the genius who claimed that people didn’t know they had to sign up for ObamaCare because evil Republicans had convinced everyone it had been repealed. Well, Democrats, congratulations. Your brain trust is at it again. This is a woman you actually elected and she’s dropped another nugget of wisdom in your laps. An incensed Ms. Eleanor Norton wants everyone to know that the Iraq war was “perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century.” Here’s the clip:
  • Poll: Even as Obama’s Approval Recovers, Democrats Are Doomed

    04/30/2014 12:43:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    slate ^ | April 30, 2014 | David Weigel
    The NBC/WSJ poll is the first in a little while that's found any glimmer of optimism for the Obama administration. Unlike this week's Washington Post poll, it finds a marginal improvement in the president's approval rating (to 44 percent) and slightly less anger at the ACA (down to 46 percent disapproval). But like every poll, it finds the largely white, somewhat older Republican vote far more likely to turn out this year. Among all voters, there's a 45/45 split on which party is preferred to win the election. Among likely voters, there's a 53–38 advantage for the Republicans. It gets...
  • Hillary: Jesus’ loaves and fishes thing was his way of teaching us liberal policies

    04/29/2014 7:26:06 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 28, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    A good rule of thumb with Hillary Clinton is this: If it comes out of her mouth, it’s insincere. You will never lose money taking that bet 100 times out of 100. And a good corollary to that rule is this: When she tells you what something is supposed to mean, that’s not what it means at all. Especially when she’s talking about the Bible. Pay attention: When a liberal who “rarely mentions his or her faith” suddenly shows up in a church quoting Scripture to you, it’s a pretty good bet that liberal is trying to pervert the Scripture...
  • Latest Obamacare Challenge for Dems: Where's My $2,500 Savings?

    04/28/2014 6:44:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 27 Apr 2014 | Greg Richter
    As the midterm election approaches, vulnerable Democrats have a new worry that may be difficult to spin: Where did the promised $2,500 savings in health insurance premiums go? As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama repeatedly said his healthcare plan would reduce the typical family's annual premiums by up to $2,500 per year. Often, he did not include the caveat "up to," simply saying the "typical" family would save about $2,500 a year on premiums. But now, a month past the signup deadline for coverage, comparisons for the typical family's then and now premium costs are difficult to come by....
  • (Exempt) Dems don't want to talk O-Care

    04/27/2014 4:58:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/14 | Sheila Timmons
    To many Democrats, ObamaCare is a four-letter word. Most Democrats in competitive elections are seeking to avoid the topic, opting not to tout the controversial law on their campaign websites. In a review of battleground races, The Hill found that out of 50 Democratic candidates with active campaign websites, only 11 mention the healthcare law by name, either as "ObamaCare," "Affordable Care Act," or "ACA." Fourteen more mention the law, but not its name, and half the candidates omit it entirely from their websites. President Obama has trumpeted that more than 8 million people have enrolled in ACA-related plans. Meanwhile,...
  • Extreme Democrat Party of No

    04/25/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Cheerio
    Canda Free Press ^ | April 24, 2014 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    In addition to Canada Free Press, I blog on conservative issues locally. After commenting on the crass editorializing against one Republican candidate, one detractor repeated these hollow, liberal talking points: The Republican Party is extremely unpopular. . .due to its reputation nationally as extreme and aimed at the fringe. The GOP is pro-dirty energy, pro-1%, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-diversity, anti, anti, anti. Carr is merely avoiding to state his actual party in his ads in an effort to sell himself, not his highly unpopular party. That’s just a fact, not an example of “media bias”. I could not resist taking down...
  • Obamacare Exchange 'Cover Oregon' Collapses in Failure

    04/25/2014 6:39:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Breitbart News and others have chronicled the "Unmatched failure" that Cover Oregon has now officially become. As was pointed out on March 20 of this year, "The Oregon Obamacare exchange has received $305 million in taxpayer-funded federal grants, spent $160 million on its busted website, dropped $10 million on hipster promotional ads, erroneously enrolled 4,000 illegal immigrants in full Oregon Health Plan coverage contrary to federal law, and has not enrolled a single Oregonian online." Oregon was even given "a $48 million "early innovator" grant for states whose exchanges were intended to serve as models for the nation." While the...
  • Kristol, Dershowitz Slam Effort to Rig Electoral College

    04/21/2014 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Conservatives and leading liberals slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections, saying that the National Popular Vote Compact Law circumvents the Constitution, saying it resembled President Barack Obama's abuse of the law through his extensive use of executive orders. "It is pretty startling," Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV this week. "If they want to make the case for the popular election of presidents and a Constitutional amendment, they should make the case.
  • Dem Honda's Silicon Valley Campaign Office is Inside SEIU HQ

    04/21/2014 7:07:49 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | William Bigelow
    Democratic Congressman Mike Honda, (D-CA), from the high-tech 17th congressional district in Silicon Valley, has a rather curious place for his campaign headquarters, the San Francisco Chronicle reports: inside the headquarters of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521. That address, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose, is not listed as the campaign’s address on Honda’s campaign website; instead, 2050 Gateway Suite 100, San Jose, is listed. Honda is running for reelection in the "jungle" primary June 3 against Democrat challenger Ro Khanna and Republicans Vanila Singh and Joel Vanlandingham. The reason that the false address came to light is that...
  • Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy Ranch: 'If They're Patriots, We're in Big Trouble'

    04/20/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one...
  • President Obama Encourages Democrats to Defend Obamacare: 'I Do Not Think We Should Apologize'

    04/18/2014 7:38:16 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama proudly promoted record Obamacare signup numbers Thursday, boldly calling for Democrats to defend the law. "I think that Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people like the woman I just described, who I saw in Pennsylvania yesterday, we are helping because of something we did," Obama said. "I do not think we should apologize for it. I don't think we should be defensive about it." When questioned by reporters, Obama dismissed the idea that the law was deeply unpopular.
  • DCCC Chair Steve Israel: Not All, but Most Republicans Are Racists

    04/14/2014 8:45:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/13/14 | d riehl
    On Sunday's "State of the Union," CNN's Candy Crowley asked DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel if he thought his Republican colleagues are racist. Israel responded, "Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism." Given that the question specifically asked about Israel's Republican colleagues, when asked for a response by Breitbart News, the NRCC's Digital Press Secretary Andrew Clark asked for some clarification, "... which Republicans does he think are racist?" Clark also asked if Israel thinks all conservatives are motivated by racism and suggested...
  • 82 House Democrats want Obama to Ban Imports of Military-Style Firearms

    04/13/2014 10:29:01 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | April 12, 2014 | Sara Noble
    President Obama has been asked to stop the importation of what 82 House Democrats believe to be “military-style firearms” such as the AK-47. They want to stop gun crime in Mexico. Maybe they would be more successful at stopping gun violence in Mexico if they fired Holder and revamped the ATF. The ban “would require no congressional action as the President has very broad authority under the 1968 Gun Control Act to prohibit the importation of firearms and ammunition unless they are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.” Led my Eliot L. Engel (D-NY)...
  • Illegal Immigrants Flooding US Facilities Claiming 'Credible Fear' for Lives

    04/12/2014 6:44:06 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Kristin Tate
    A recent trend along Texas' southern border involves illegal immigrants flocking to the U.S., turning themselves in to Border Patrol officials, and then expressing credible fear for their lives. Word has apparently spread throughout Central America that immigrants who take these steps have a good chance of obtaining asylum in the U.S. The newly popular practice is straining federal resources, causing "detention facilities, asylum offices and immigration courts [to be] overwhelmed," according to the New York Times.
  • Taxpayer-Backed Electric Car Company Closes U.S. Factory

    04/10/2014 8:47:32 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 9, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Critics of Democrats calling for additional subsidies for electric vehicles are pointing to the financial troubles of one stimulus-backed car producer that just announced it is closing its U.S. plant. Missouri-based Smith Electric Vehicles said this week that it is suspending operations in the United States due to a “tight cash-flow situation.” Its financial troubles came despite nearly $30 million in funds from the Department of Energy (DOE) granted to the company through President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus package.
  • Sen. Mikulski Erupts on Equal Pay Issue: 'I Get Volcanic,' 'Angry'

    04/10/2014 8:31:00 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 9, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) wants us to know she's mad - angry, outraged, even - that her Senate colleagues didn't pass her Paycheck Fairness Act today. The bill failed to gain cloture by a vote of 53 to 44. "I'll tell you what I'm tired of hearing," she yelled, "that somehow or other we're too emotional when we talk." "To simply get a bill on the Senate floor, we have to vote on a motion to proceed on whether we're going to take it up. And because this is now going to take a 60 vote majority, because of the...
  • Comcast Time Warner Deal Looks More Like Democratic Marriage

    04/06/2014 12:08:24 AM PDT · by paltz · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/5/14 | Kerry Picket
    Amid assurances from some republicans, conservatives, and libertarians in Washington that the $45 billion Comcast - Time Warner merger is nothing to fear, The Washington Free Beacon's Michael Continetti reveals the deep ties Comcast CEO Brian Roberts as well as Time Warner has with the Democratic Party:
  • Did the Washington Post Collaborate With Congressional Democrats to Smear the Koch Brothers?

    03/31/2014 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Power Line ^ | 3/31/14 | John Hinderaker
    So far, I have heard nothing in response to my email to Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson about their possible coordination with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Henry Waxman or other Democrats in writing the article about the Keystone pipeline that I critiqued here> and here. I will follow up with them in due course. In the meantime, I have written the following letter to Whitehouse and Waxman: Dear Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Waxman: On March 26, you wrote a letter to David Robertson, President of Koch Industries, about Koch’s ostensible relationship to the Keystone Pipeline. I found
  • Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats [6 richest Congressional districts all voted Dem]

    03/31/2014 3:49:45 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be represented by a Democrat than a Republican. Of the 10 richest House districts, only two have Republican congressmen. Democrats claim the top six, sprinkled along the East and West coasts. Most are in overwhelmingly Democratic states like New York and California.
  • Obama’s Nuclear Naïveté

    03/30/2014 10:09:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/28/2014 | Mona Charen
    In the Netherlands this week, President Obama confessed a fear: “I continue to be much more concerned, when it comes to our security, with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan.” It would be reassuring to think that the president worries about this (when he’s not busy filling out his NCAA brackets), except that he is failing to do the most important thing to prevent such a catastrophe.
  • (Exempt) Dems ramp up offense on ObamaCare

    03/23/2014 12:16:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/14 | Justin Sink, Elise Viebeck
    The White House and congressional Democrats are ramping up a coordinated effort to celebrate ObamaCare’s fourth anniversary this weekend, looking to go “on offense” ahead of the final week of open enrollment. The effort includes a social media campaign by members of Congress and administration officials, enrollment events featuring lawmakers and Senate floor speeches marking the four-year anniversary. The tightly coordinated final push was the result of work between the White House and House and Senate “healthcare strike teams,” which were created in the aftermath of the botched ObamaCare rollout to push back against a flood of bad headlines. The...
  • Nancy Pelosi is certain: Obama is most ‘non-partisan’ president

    03/20/2014 6:35:21 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Obama is the least partisan president she has worked with during her extensive time in Washington, and said the problem lies with the GOP. “This is as non-partisan a president as I’ve ever served with,” the California Democrat said at her weekly press briefing. She was asked whether she believes Mr. Obama would be able to work with Republicans if they were able to take control of the Senate and hold the House this November. She said when Democrats held both chambers under President George W. Bush in 2007-2008 she and...
  • Nancy Pelosi Calls for 'Livable Wage' and More Paid Sick Leave in Houston

    03/19/2014 7:07:21 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, TEXAS --U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a packed crowd of mostly Democrat women in Houston that she is on a crusade to increase minimum wage, achieve paycheck fairness, establish more paid sick leave and increase the availability of child care, especially for sick children. Pelosi and two other Democrat women Members of Congress were speaking on a panel titled, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds." For women to succeed, Pelosi said the government must do three things: increase the minimum wage; establish a balance between responsibilities at work and at home; and, establish more robust early childhood learning...
  • Senate race in Michigan has Dems (& Dingy Harry) nervous

    03/15/2014 11:10:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats are facing their toughest Michigan Senate fight in two decades. A sour national political climate, a little-known candidate and big spending by conservative outside groups have given Republicans a real shot at winning an open seat and boosted their chances at seizing Senate control. Republicans had all but written off the Democratic-leaning state last summer after they failed to recruit either Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) or Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to run, leaving them with former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) as their nominee. But President Obama’s dismal poll numbers, millions spent by conservative groups and...
  • Obama: 'I Don't Have Time to Waste. The Clock Is Ticking.'

    03/12/2014 9:34:50 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 67 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama knows that his time is almost up. It's a point he's making to liberal Democratic donors to get them to donate generously in this year's mid-term election. At a Democratic fundraiser last night in New York City, President Obama said, "I hope you will all step up because, although I'm very optimistic about our long-term trends, the notion that we would waste two years in further inaction rather than move boldly on a path that I think all of us in this room agree on -- we don't have time to waste." The president continued, "I don't have...
  • IRS villain Lois Lerner risks ARREST after pleading Fifth

    03/05/2014 9:41:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 87 replies
    Mail OnLine ^ | 5 March 2014 | David Martosko
    FULL TITLEIRS villain Lois Lerner risks ARREST after pleading Fifth for a second time at IRS tea-party targeting hearing The one-time head of the U.S. tax authority's branch overseeing nonprofits won't testify about a years-long scheme to target conservative groups Congress has the power to hold her in contempt, try her and imprison her in the Capitol jail That power hasn't been used in more than 75 years but used to be common in bribery and other cases After the Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee quickly adjourned Wednesday's hearing, his Democratic counterpart went 'ballistic' Former IRS official Lois...
  • Obama Set to Delay Another Health Care Mandate; Networks Ignore

    03/05/2014 7:22:41 AM PST · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    MRC ^ | 3/4/2014 | Matt Hadro
    President Obama will be enacting yet another delay for ObamaCare, but the networks were silent about the prospect of it on Tuesday night. The administration is set to allow insurers to keep offering health plans that don't meet ObamaCare standards, and the delay will be tailored around the November congressional elections. The Hill clearly saw the move as political – "easing election pressure on Democrats" – since it would avoid the "firestorm" of many health plans being cancelled right before the November elections. reported the news, but none of the network evening news casts touched the story on Tuesday.
  • Senate Dems Won't Produce a Budget This Year ('Do nothing' Dingy)

    02/28/2014 2:54:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/28/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    A Capitol Hill source source says that Senate Democrats will not produce a budget this year. The news is expected to come from Senator Patty Murray's office at 3 p.m. today, as part of a Friday afternoon news dump. Murray is chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama released this statement. "Senate Democrats are required by law to produce a budget," wrote Sessions. "Our nation is in enormous financial distress, and workers and families are suffering. Senate Democrats have produced only one budget in the last five years. This Senate and, more importantly, the American public,...
  • Nazis: Still Socialists. Were the Nazis more like today's Democrats or Republicans?

    02/28/2014 9:05:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/28/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    This feels like old times. Across the pond at the Telegraph, Tim Stanley and Daniel Hannan are having a friendly disagreement on the question of whether the Nazis were in fact socialists. I don’t usually wade into these arguments anymore, but I’ve been writing a lot on related themes over the last few weeks and I couldn’t resist. Not surprisingly, I come down on Hannan’s side. I could write a whole book about why I agree with Dan, except I already did. So I’ll be more succinct. Fair warning, though, I wrote this on a plane trip back from...
  • Democrats Introduce Bill to ‘Protect Children’ From Electronic Cigarettes

    02/27/2014 8:04:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | February 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ban marketing electronic cigarettes to teens. Despite their admission that the health implications of electronic cigarettes “are not yet clear,” Senators Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.), Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), Tom Harkin (D., Iowa), Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), and Edward Markey (D., Mass.) introduced the bill to “protect children” from the smoking simulators.
  • Then & now: What (exempt) Dems say about Obama

    02/25/2014 2:44:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/19/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) embraced President Obama’s lofty call for hope and change when he and other Democrats gathered in Denver six years ago to celebrate the Illinois senator’s nomination. The festive buzz has long since faded and Udall has dropped his talk of “our time” and “our moment” when discussing the president. He’s not even sure if he wants Obama back in his state after the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act left some of his constituents fuming. “Coloradoans are going to re-elect me based on my record, not the president’s record. Not what the president’s done but...
  • Minnesota Dems Laugh When Asked Why Obamacare Doesn’t Save Families Money

    02/20/2014 2:33:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/20/14
    **SNIP** “I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2,500 per family,” a constituent asked. “What happened?” Klobuchar and Walz looked at each other sheepishly, before laughing uncomfortably. Peterson said, “Well I voted ‘no’, so I’ll let these guys handle that,” eliciting laughter and applause from the crowd.
  • Poll: 71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats 'regret' voting for his re-election

    02/18/2014 10:50:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/18/14 | Paul Bedard
    Over seven in 10 Obama voters, and 55 percent of Democrats, regret voting for President Obama's reelection in 2012, according to a new Economist/ poll.
  • Dem Congressman: Republicans Favor Cutting Food Stamps Because They “Want People to Starve”

    02/12/2014 11:52:56 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/12/14 | Aurelius
    Jerrold Nadler, Democrat Congressman from New York City, is not terribly interested in nuance. In fact, it’s fairly obvious that he is adamantly against it. Talking to a reporter yesterday, Nadler whined that the actions of Republicans was “immoral,” especially in “this recession where people can’t find jobs.” He went on his cartoonish tirade, saying, “If the Republicans wanted to say, ‘Let’s put in this extra protection, that extra protection,' that would be something else. “But they’re just using that as an excuse. They just want people to starve. And it’s disgusting.”
  • Dem Congresswoman Promises to 'Give' Obama Executive Orders to Sign

    02/06/2014 8:14:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    Vision To America ^ | February 6, 2014 | unknown
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said that she will “give President Obama a number of executive orders he can sign” through the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus. She said signing executive orders “should be our number one agenda.”
  • Political Class and Crony Capitalism: Communism under a Different Name

    01/29/2014 7:24:46 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/29/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I was elated but very suspicious when communism failed suddenly in Eastern Europe in 1989. I suspected that the communist elites had decided to go underground to recoup and gain the trust of the west while attempting to rebuild their ranks. The communists’ economic system of surplus was such a dismal failure that it was necessary to hide for a while. People were starving literally and figuratively for capitalism, economic freedom, personal freedom, religious freedom, and a better life for their families. They had reached the breaking point where suffering would change into revolt. The Romanian military finally turned against...