Monthly Archives January 2010

PALIN ON OBAMACARE’S “STRAY CATS & DOGS”

When Sarah Palin had the temerity to highlight certain features of Obamacare, the President of the United States called her a liar before a joint session of Congress. Nonetheless, Sarah Barracuda kept up her full court press on Obamacare. One thing she has often said is that Obamacare would “interfere with our personal choices” regarding insurance. And [...]

VIDEO: GIBBS SAYS “WE’RE ONE VOTE AWAY”

According to Propaganda Minister White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, the Obama administration and Congress are on the verge of passing Obamacare: We are one vote away in the House of Representatives from making health care reform a reality. But he also says the House needs to pass the Senate bill, a major hurdle because many House Dems won’t vote for [...]

ROVE: OBAMA’S GOP OUTREACH PHONY

The Obots in the establishment “news” media and the blogosphere have been gushing about the President’s “bipartisan outreach” to the GOP, as evidenced by his visit with Republicans at their annual policy retreat in Baltimore. But the whole exercise is as phony as Obama’s C-SPAN promise. Karl Rove puts it as follows: [Obama's] own chief lieutenant David Axelrod said the purpose of [...]

HOW CLOSE WE WERE TO THE PRECIPICE

For anyone in doubt about the timeliness and importance of Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, I offer this comment from the chairman of the Senate Health Committee concerning the state of play in the ”reform” negotiations on the eve of the special election: We had an agreement, with the House, the White House and the Senate. We sent it [...]

PEW SURVEY: REPUBLICANS BETTER INFORMED THAN DEMOCRATS

Neither group sets the world on fire with its erudition, but Republicans tend to be more knowledgeable about current events than Democrats, according to a new survey conducted between Jan. 14 and Jan. 17: Out of the 12 multiple-choice questions asked in a Pew Research Center phone survey of more than 1,000 adults, Republicans answered [...]

OBAMA: REFORM PROCESS WAS ON C-SPAN

He is, of course, merely providing another demonstration of semantic sleight of hand, pretending that low-level congressional snoozefests about peripheral health care minutiae somehow fulfilled his promise to put reform negotiations on C-SPAN: The truth of the matter is that, if you look at the health care process, just over the course of the year, overwhelmingly the majority of [...]

HATCH THREATENS “OUTRIGHT WAR” IF DEMS USE RECONCILATION TO PASS OBAMACARE

It is becoming more and more obvious that the Democrats will indeed use the “nuclear option” to circumvent Senate filibuster rules and pass Obamacare. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch says this will destroy what little comity still exists inside the Beltway:  It is going to be outright war and it should be, because it would be such an abuse [...]

CONRAD’S HYPOCRISY ON RECONCILIATION

Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota is the latest Democrat to reveal himself as a brazen hypocrite on the procedural skullduggery the Dems will use to ram “reform? down our throats. Yesterday, he announced that he would support “reconciliation? as a means of passing Obamacare. Reconciliation is the parliamentary maneuver known as the “nuclear option? because [...]

VIDEO: PELOSI SAYS “WE WILL POLE VAULT” OVER THE FENCE TO GET OBAMACARE DONE

Madam Speaker pledged yesterday that she will defy the voters and pass Obamacare regardless of the obstacles: We will go through the gate. If the gate is closed, we will go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, we will parachute in. But we [...]

KYL: DEMS GOING WITH NUCLEAR OPTION

According to Senator Jon Kyl, Congressional Democrats are going to force Obamacare through using reconciliation (a.k.a. the nuclear option). This afternoon he told Hugh Hewitt the following: This is kind of breaking news. As you say, we’re just hearing it. We haven’t been formally advised, but we have it on relatively good authority. And this [...]