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Saturday, February 19, 2011

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From Charles Krauthammer:

"Classic Obama debt reduction: Add $2 trillion in new taxes, then add $1 trillion in new spending and, presto, you've got $1 trillion of debt reduction."

"Obama's Louis XV Budget," Washington Post, February 18, 2011

We're Doomed

Sure, we've come to expect the Democrats to continue to drive this country to ruin.

But we had hoped for better from a "new" Republican Party.

A new party?

Turns out, to our bitter disappointment, it's the same old, same old.

For the love of God:
House rejects extra $22 billion in cuts that divided Republicans
By Russell Berman, The Hill

The House rejected a measure cutting an additional $22 billion from the Republican spending bill, as conservatives ran into a wall of opposition from the GOP establishment over the depth of reductions to federal funding.

The amendment backed by the conservative Republican Study Committee failed, 147-281, but not before putting the GOP spending divide under a spotlight on the House floor. Authored by RSC chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the proposal would have dramatically reshaped an appropriations bill that already slashes federal spending by $61 billion over the next seven months.

More than half of the Republican conference backed the measure in opposition to two party chiefs, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who voted with every Democrat against it. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) did not vote, as is traditional for Speakers. [link] [emphasis mine]
How embarrassing is that?  "Republican" Eric Cantor - from Virginia - sided with every Democrat in the House of Representatives and had the measure defeated.

Expect him to join the union demonstrators in Wisconsin soon.

Nothing's changed.

Nothing's changed.

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So you know, Southwest and Southside Virginia Congressmen Bob Goodlatte, Morgan Griffith, and Robert Hurt were paying attention to last November's vote. They supported the measure that was defeated by Cantor and the Democrats.

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Mark Levin:

"You've been hearing Eric Cantor all over TV and radio, and this Kevin McCarthy all over TV and radio, telling us how conservative they are, how they're serious about cutting, telling us about their pledge, and 90 of 'em, including those two, voted against cutting another 22 billion.


"This was a crucial vote, ladies and gentlemen.  When these people are in Washington long enough, they just can't help themselves.

"The country's going to hell.  And you vote like this?"

On The Plus Side

The Republicans in the House did vote to defund the abortion industry.

(Yes, you're currently paying a boatload to the Planned Parenthood abortion slaughterhouse.)

The vote tally can be seen here.

Expect, though, for Obama, who's as radical as any human being in this country on the issue of abortion, to veto the measure, if it gets to him.

Gotta keep that assembly line hummin', you see.

When You Have No Solutions

Hey, you ignore the problems!

What's Obama doing these days to mitigate the horrendous unemployment crisis in this country?

Nothing.

Instead?

He's meddling in affairs he has no business involving himself in.

Is this what he was elected to do?
Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill
By Brady Dennis and Peter Wallsten, Washington Post

Madison, WI. - President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin's broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits and planning similar protests in other state capitals.

Obama accused Scott Walker, the state's new Republican governor, of unleashing an "assault" on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would change future collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.

The president's political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.

The White House political operation, Organizing for America, got involved Monday, after Democratic National Committee Chairman Timothy M. Kaine, a former Virginia governor, spoke to union leaders in Madison, a party official said. [link]
The same bunch that caused this problem is now fighting to keep it a problem.

And then there's Obama ... who, it's presumed, is still president of the United States ...

May they all soon feel the pain the rest of this country is feeling.  From the unemployment line.

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From John Fund:


"The labor laws that Wisconsin unions are so bitterly defending were popular during an era of industrialization and centralization. But the labor organizations they protect have become much less popular, as the declining membership of many private-sector unions attests. Moreover, it's become abundantly clear that too many government workers enjoy wages, benefits and pensions that are out of line with the rest of the economy."

Times have certainly changed. It's time that America's unions were forced to change too.

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Speaker John Boehner:

"Rather than trying to ‘win the future,’ the President’s political allies are trying, desperately, to cling to a failed past by fighting reforms our nation needs to liberate our economy from the shackles of debt and create a better future for our children and grandchildren. The President should make it clear to his friends that the people of Wisconsin, and states across America, can handle their own affairs without Washington special-interest money and meddling."

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

In a snit, Senate Democrats run and hide - making a mockery of the democratic process.

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Food for thought:

"For the first time in history, the average annual compensation for a teacher in the Milwaukee Public School system will exceed $100,000."

That's twice the per capita compensation of the average Wisconsinite in the private sector (he who's paying that teacher's lucrative salary; is that upside down or what?).

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Glenn Reynolds:

"Really? A bunch of tax-paid people walk off their tax-paid jobs to demand more money from taxpayers, and that might play badly with . . . taxpayers?"

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Matt Welch:

"We are witnessing the logical conclusion of the Democratic Party's philosophy, and it is this: Your tax dollars exist to make public sector unions happy."

It Takes More Than Hope To Effect Change

Governor Bob McDonnell comes to the defense of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker:



We can't ignore the fiscal calamities all around us any longer.

And it's going to take more than blather about hope and change to set things back on course.

Here's to Governor Bob for speaking up.

Rock the House

Imagine 200,000 red-blooded American patriots gathering together with one shared purpose.

Can you hear me now?
Election 2012: "Tea Party Woodstock"
By Jake Gibson, Fox News

Tea Party activists from across the nation will hold a national nominating convention on 2000 acres of farmland near Kansas City this fall. Organizers say they picked Kansas City because of its location in the center of the country and the "heartland of red-state territory."

Organizers tell Fox News the convention will have delegates from many Tea Party groups and over 100 coordinators are already involved in the planning.

Delegates can register with a via cell phone and even phone in their nominees from the opening gavel on October 7th until the polls close at "Tea Party Voter Central" at 4pm on October 8th.

Organizers say this will "probably be the largest tail-gate event in the country, with a county-fair theme, and entertainers and speakers from every cultural group. It's a sort of ‘Tea Party Woodstock' without all the Hippies, trash, and drugs."

Every Tea Party House and Senate caucus member has been invited, as have a number of potential GOP 2012 presidential candidates including Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, the former governor of the same state Tim Pawlenty, New Jersey Gov Chris Christie, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint. [link]
Get Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin to headline the event and ...

... we got us a party!

Folks, it's time to "shake down the thunder from the skies."