Monthly Archives July 2010

10 REASONS WHY THE DEMS ARE TOAST

Mark McKinnon, strategic political advisor to various candidates of both parties, including George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards and Charlie Wilson, believes the Dems are in deep doo doo. Here’s are his reasons: 1. Red regions are gaining; blue are bleeding. Folks are fleeing stricken states in search of jobs. Based on these population changes, [...]

DID YOU KNOW THAT OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL PLAYWRIGHT IS A CONSERVATIVE?

Yep. In an industry dominated by cocktail-party progressives, David Mamet (author of my favorite contemporary play), is an outspoken conservative and advocate of the free market: [Mamet] caused widespread consternation two years ago when he published an essay in the Village Voice called ‘Why I Am No Longer a Brain-Dead Liberal’ in which he announced [...]

VIDEO: ANDY GRIFFITH PIMPS OBAMACARE

First, Obama and his congressional accomplices pass a “reform? bill that steals $500 billion from Medicare (which will inevitability lead to rationed care and medicine for the elderly) and guts Medicare Advantage (a cut that will fall most heavily on poor and minority seniors). Then, they send out $1 billion in bribes to elderly voters just before the election. [...]

VIDEO: DEM GOES BONKERS ON HOUSE FLOOR

If incompetence in the face of economic and environmental crisis (Obama), defying the voters on health reform (Pelosi & Reid) and sheer corruption (Rangel) aren’t enough to convince you that the Democrats should be given the bum’s rush in November, this performance by New York Dem Anthony Weiner will turn you into a believer. These people [...]

DUMBEST REFORM POST OF THE WEEK (XIII)

Jonathan Chait is the easy winner this week with this idiotic post, in which he suggests that gun owners should pay more for health coverage than people who do not own guns: Of course, people who keep guns in their home are choosing to run the risk of incurring injury or death … But now [...]

VIDEO: MATTHEWS CALLS AZ RULING “HUGE WIN FOR THE RIGHT”

Judge Susan Bolton, who today issued a preliminary injunction against parts of the much-maligned Arizona immigration law, may have well have handed the GOP the midterm elections with a single stroke of her pen. Even the CNN poll says most Americans favor the law, and Chris Matthews correctly (for once) points out that most voters will [...]

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION BEGINS RATIONING CANCER DRUGS

I have occasionally used the sad stories of Jack Rosser and Albert Baxter, both of whom were denied cancer drugs by Britain’s socialized medical system, to illustrate the cruel and arbitrary rationing methods utilized by all government-run health care systems. For those of you who think that such horrors could never be inflicted on Americans, that all that [...]

UK’S NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE ILLUSTRATES THE PROBLEM WITH “FREE” HEALTH CARE

Here’s what you can expect in the brave new health care world Donald Berwick, Obama’s new CMS administrator, has planned for you. The NHS, which Berwick “loves,” is running out of money (as will Medicare in the not-too-distant future) and the average Brit will pay a heavy price for depending on the nanny state for health care: NHS bosses have [...]

VIDEO: CNN ANCHORS CALL FOR CRACKDOWN ON BLOGGERS

You’d think that broadcast news types would have enough sense to know that allowing the government to restrict the First Amendment rights of one group would be the first step toward a Soviet-style, state-controlled media. But these two CNN anchors don’t seem to get that. In this clip, Kyra Phillips and John Roberts agree that [...]

GUN CONTROL & GOVT HEALTH CARE: WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?

Paul Hsieh’s latest column for Pajamas Media correctly points out that both spring from the same elitist paternalism: Both the gun control statists and the health care statists believe that we are fundamentally irrational creatures incapable of managing our lives. Hence, the government must restrict our freedoms for our own good. This paternalism is the [...]