davidl on July 22nd, 2011

Obama is choking business, from an interview with Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, from Investor’s Business Daily: IBD: If you could sit down with Obama and talk to him about job creation, what would you say? Marcus: I’m not sure Obama would understand anything that I’d say, because he’s never really worked a day […]

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Eric Florack on May 16th, 2011

Brooklyn, NY– I’m in Brooklyn as this is posted. I ran from Rochester to Carlisle, PA last night, arriving there about 1am, and then to here.  Rain the whole way, and there’s some flooding going on in the northeast. Made driving … ummm… interesting. One of the guys I trained got assigned a new (to […]

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davidl on March 25th, 2011

Geraghty’s Law:  either the Constitution changed between the time that Barack Hussien Obama was a candidate for president and when took the oath of office, or more likely  Geraghty’s Law remains in effect.   Obama Question and Answer by Charlie Savage, Boston Herald. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to […]

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davidl on January 18th, 2011

WaPo to Arizona, take a hike, the Washington Post has her priorities and the people of Arizona are clearly note one of them, from Philip Rucker, Washington Post: TUCSON – Even as Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shows signs of a near miraculous recovery, with doctors upgrading her condition from critical to serious Sunday, a little-known statutory […]

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davidl on December 10th, 2010

Hell no to ethanol, from Matt Kibbe, Forbes: [S]ubsidizing blending ethanol into gasoline is fiscally indefensible. If the current subsidy is extended for five years, the Federal Treasury would pay oil companies at least $31 billion to use 69 billion gallons of corn ethanol that the Federal Renewable Fuels Standard already requires them to use. […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2010

The the big news story for the last couple of weeks has been the IPO of General Motors .  They managed to raise something on the order of $20 billion last week selling literally millions of shares owned by the Federal government and reducing the Federal government’s share of General Motors to 33% down from […]

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davidl on May 30th, 2010

Is  there a Pulitzer for Iowahawk? MoDo, Maureen Dowd has a Pulitzer and MoDo’s specialty is writing columns on what what she thinks other people are thinking.  Iowahawk  has done MoDo one better, he writes about the Sarah Palin which resides in liberal brains,  here: Where are our oil reserves? Nice Deb does the work […]

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healthcare-reformQuestion #1 during much of the Health Care Debate was: “Why the rush?”.

I should have seen it at the time, but now, it is clear to me just how important it was for Democrats to pass Health Care Reform, in any condition.  Even torn to shreds.  Getting it done early in 2010 was absolutely essential.

Because that was the one chance that Democrats had of holding seats in November.

It’s a gambit that tries our souls and puts folks on both the left and right on edge.  By completing the effort early in the year, Democrats have essentially taken ownership of the election, or at least taken a position that gives them a stronger political advantage.  That is, stronger than they would have had if they had tried and failed to complete the work, or completed it in late summer or early fall.

The manner in which Republicans play this out over the next several months will have a greater impact than anything.  Even though a majority of Americans opposed the Democrats plan, ultimately the tide will shift on the perceived benefit of those in the middle.  Already, some Republicans are seeing the challenge of continuing to fight this head on.

Now, instead of fighting against a bad idea, instead of promoting a smarter model for Americans to address the real Health Care issues at hand, Republicans who go all in with […]

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davidl on March 15th, 2010

Standing up to the abortion industry, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit: IN KNOXVILLE, black pastors complain about abortions. You don’t see this kind of thing much. Maybe you should.  Planned Parenthood’s business is killing babies and they move in a a black neighborhood in order to kill black babies. How will the Obama administration react to a […]

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davidl on March 5th, 2010

The deranged gunman in Thursday’s Pentagon shooting was a Truther, from NBC News: The shooter, identified as John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, Calif., died hours after being admitted to a hospital in critical condition. […] In an Internet posting, a user by the name JPatrickBedell wrote that he was “determined to see that justice […]

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