Monthly Archive: December 2009

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“Systemic Failure”

Connecting the dots between Maureen Dowd of the NYT, and Emmett Tyrrell of the American Spectator: Dowd: “If we can’t catch a Nigerian with a powerful explosive powder in his oddly feminine-looking underpants and...

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Doc Ltr to Senator Nelson

Oh, and then there is this: I know you won’t give two-seconds to this letter, but I had to write it. I’m a primary care doctor in YOUR state, and you sold me out....

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A Bold Strategy for the Dems

Here’s a suggestion the Dems will be — I hope — forced to take: Let ObamaCare die, blame the GOP while getting back in the good graces of your base.  Failure to do so...

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Health legislation is a Monstrosity

It’s all about Obama: “This isn’t about me,” he likes to say, “I have great health insurance.” But of course, it is about him: about the legacy he covets as the president who achieved...

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McConnell likes Dan Perrin’s Strategy

From RealQuiet: “If McConnell does object, we must commend him on this one. It puts the Democrats in a terrible position. — Erick “It is looking like Mitch McConnell will object to the appointment...

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Pretty much…

Robert Costa of National Review has provided the following from Senator Gregg (R-NH) — and is bears wider distribution: “American government changed last night. “We are now functioning under a parliamentary form of government,”...

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Stand by

A hard-core independent voter who is a former CEO of a more than $50 million dollar technology company I spoke with yesterday, wants the health care bill to pass in its most objectional form,...

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GOP is +8 in Generic Ballot

Many people will tell you many things about the Generic Ballot number — my own view is it is the most accurate predictor of what comes in the next election. In this case it...

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Hypocrisy Defined

Hypocrisy defined: “In the long run we can’t continue to spend as if deficits don’t have consequences, as if waste doesn’t matter, as if the hard earned tax dollars of the American people can...

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Bill Killers

From Politico: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California can’t afford to lose any Democrats. And with Stupak threatening to vote against the Senate compromise, she’ll need to offset his vote with other Democrats who...

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Daily Kos: Sen. Nelson is a Hard NO

Daily Kos, essentially with this post, is telling the left to go-ahead and beat ObamaCare to a pulp because it is not going to pass anyway. It’s a message to the liberal base: you...

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The Left Pounds ObamaCare (some more)

From Politico: “Most dangerously for White House chances of assembling 60 Senate votes, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean launched a third day of attacks on the emerging bill, arguing in a Washington Post op-ed...

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Sen. Coburn, Unplugged

Tick-tock: “Republicans were tight-lipped on just how long they were prepared to delay the bill, but Coburn told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on his radio program, “There will be several more attempts to derail...