Monthly Archives February 2012

THE OBAMACARE MANDATE & THE PRINCIPLE OF MUTUAL ASSENT

In order for a contract to be legally binding, it must be a voluntary agreement between the entities entering into that contract. If one of the entities is coerced into signing, the contract in question violates the principle of mutual assent and is not legally enforceable. This principle is supported by centuries of legal precedent. Because ObamaCare’s insurance [...]

VIDEO: WHY OBAMA WILL LOSE IN NOVEMBER

Morris makes a convincing case that Obama is certain to lose. He points out that, in every election since 1964, the last undecideds go to the challenger. And there will be a large pool of undecideds this time around. There’s also a trend showing many voters moving to the GOP, plus Obama has weak standings [...]

SANTORUM AND THE SILENCE OF THE SHAMS

In today’s American Spectator I ask why Rick Santorum is the only Republican presidential candidate who has made the repeal of ObamaCare central to his campaign: Santorum has not merely explained why ObamaCare must be repealed but has repeatedly declared it the most important issue of the campaign. In fact, he did so during the [...]

VIDEO: DEM REP SCHOOLED ON THE FACTS OF OBAMA’S CONTRACEPTION MANDATE

At a town hall, Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) tried to convince her angry constituents that the recent HHS contraception mandate doesn’t apply to Catholic hospitals because Obama’s “accomodation” requires insurance companies to pay. The gentleman in this clip explains that the Catholic hospitals are self-insured (like more than half of the employers in the U.S.) and thus still being forced to pay. And [...]

VIDEO: WHY IT SUCKS TO BE CONSERVATIVE

Bill Whittle explains why it sucks to be conservative. It really sucks to be the guy who has tell everyone that nothing is free. It really sucks to be the one who has to explain why health care is not a “right.” It really sucks to go through the trouble of reading and understanding history, It [...]

ROMNEY LIED: HE DID FORCE CATHOLIC HOSPITALS TO ISSUE MORNING AFTER PILLS

During last night’s debate, John King tossed what he apparently thought was a softball question to Mitt Romney about a decision the latter made as Governor of Massachusetts concerning Catholic hospitals: Governor Romney, both Senator Santorum and Speaker Gingrich have said during your tenure as governor, you required Catholic hospitals to provide emergency contraception to rape victims … Governor, did [...]

VIDEO: RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS OBAMACARE’S FIRST CASUALTY

This video, from the Heritage Foundation, captures the essence of the Obama administration’s anti-conscience mandate. And you don’t have to be religious to understand that it is dangerous. As Matthew Spalding, VP of American Studies at Heritage puts it: What is happening has little to do with health care or even public policy and everything [...]

RON PAUL AUGMENTS HIS DOUBLETALK WITH DOUBLE BILLING

I have frequently criticized Ron Paul for his hypocrisy on a variety of issues. He claims to be a hardcore libertarian, for example, but has voted for government price-fixing under Medicare Part D. And, though he claims to be a deficit hawk, he never pulls his snout out of the earmark trough.  He also represents himself [...]

NJ CONGRESSMAN STILL CLAIMING GOP VOTED TO END MEDICARE

Democrat Rep. Steve Rothman is apparently a slow learner. He’s still is making speeches claiming that Republicans voted to “end Medicare, ” though this whopper has had more holes shot in it that Clyde Barrow’s last getaway car: Fact-checkers across the country have debunked the claim numerous times over the last year, but that didn’t stop U.S. [...]

RICK SANTORUM’S PART D VOTE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the mistaken view held by many that his 2003 vote for Medicare’s prescription drug plan undermined his credentials as a fiscal conservative: In 2003, the Republicans had only two real options regarding Medicare prescription coverage: (1) wait until the Democrats regained a congressional majority and pushed through a vote-buying [...]