Monthly Archive: January 2010

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No Reset Button Here

Out of all of the analysis of the State of the Union address — I would call it more of a patronizing lecture — the Atlantic’s Clive Crook said it best (excerpts are below,...

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Dem on Dem Anger

Here is the red meat from this AP story: “Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., did more than ask. In a private meeting the day after Republican Scott Brown won Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Senate seat, Titus...

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NPR Poll Should Really Alarm Dems

First, this is a National Public Radio poll we are talking about, not a center-right or centrist group — NPR. Here is the death knell: “The poll holds plenty of danger signs for the...

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Axelrod’s Self-immolation

David Axelrod on ABC This Week, January 24, 2010   “So I think you’re misreading the results out of Massachusetts . The president will not walk away from the American people, will not hand...

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The Return of 42

From the Washington Times: “In all likelihood, Mr. Clinton warned Mr. Obama (again) not to repeat his 1993 mistake of allowing mounting opposition to torpedo his grand plans to overhaul health care. Like Mr....

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Goldberg: Obama’s Kool-Aid

Obama’s Kool-Aid: “Denial, arrogance and self-pity are ingredi ents for a pretty toxic cocktail. And yet it seems that the occupants of the White House bunker, shell-shocked by Scott Brown, are coping by mixing...

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WSJ: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

WSJ Editorial page: “Instead of starting legislation off from the left, it will need to build a majority from the center out. As Maine Republican Olympia Snowe pointed out this week, the Senate Finance...

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Clinton’s Quicksand

In this story, you have this bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Freshman President who was a U.S. Senator for a year or two, and a two term President and ex-governor whose wife just got beat for the...

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The Obama-Pelosi Crazy Train, in Pictures

Notwithstanding all of the damage that health care has wrought the Democrats, AP is reporting the following statement this morning: “We have to get a bill passed,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. In...

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Pathetic Defined

If you want the definition of pathetic, look at Rep. Pomeroy .  He attacks the Speaker in a caucus meeting prior to the House floor vote saying she is killing the Dems politically with...

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Why Health Care Reform Won’t Pass

I have been and always will be among those who believe that the Dems cannot pass comprehensive health reform.  Mostly  because the Dems always over reach. The Waxman-Pelosi-Obama axis are too liberal for America,...

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Health Care Doom

Reuters: “A shift of three votes in the House could doom the bill, which passed by a 220 to 215 vote in November. In the Senate, the bill passed on Christmas Eve with exactly...

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Independents Breaking for Scott 3:1

From `The Backlash is Coming! The Backlash is Coming!´ Independents are breaking for Mr. Brown by a three-to-one margin, Rasmussen finds. And many people do not realize that independents outnumber Democrats—51% of registered voters...

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Poll: Americans Do Not Trust Anyone

From the National Journal: “One year after President Obama took office, the green shoots of optimism that accompanied his inauguration are withering, pummeled by gale-force discontent and anxiety over the prolonged recession, a new...

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Report from a Feingold Town Hall Meeting

The patsies catch on to ObamaCare: “The ticked-off people in Pewaukee weren’t telling Feingold not to tax them to cover the not-quite-poor. They were telling him not to mess with their coverage, because Obamacare...

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The Nation: Pay Off the Thugs

“As an illustration, consider the following hypothetical. “You’re a social worker or a parish priest in a poor urban neighborhood that lives under the malignant, if stable, stewardship of an organized-crime protection racket. The...

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Dispatches from U.S. Representatives Experiencing the Pain of Forsaking — and the Pleasure of Defending — Their Principles

The award for the U.S. House Member most foresaking his principles goes to Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) — Mr. We-Must-Have-a-Public-Option-to-Medicare-Buy-In-is-better-to-I’ll-vote-for-a-bill-with-no-public-option-and-no-Medicare-buy-in-but-I’ll-whine-about-it: “If you think about the three letters that almost all of us signed, we...

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The Health Bill is well Past Wonking

There are policy wonks who are obsessed with the details of the health plan. In July of last year, the politics of ObamaCare went beyond the wonky details. The public, in general, is at...

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NBC’s Chuck Todd: Sen. Reid is Toast

From John Fund at the Wall Street Journal: “In the end, I don’t believe Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will run for re-election. Whether or not the health-care bill he muscled through the Senate...

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Health Economics 101

From the High Cost of No Price: “Much of the rationale behind the current reform of the healthcare system is about controlling inflation in healthcare costs. However, based on the trend presented above, a...

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C-SPAN’s Quest for Transparency

From Lamb’s Slaughter, about Brian Lambs letter to the Congressional leadership requesting C-SPAN have access to the House-Senate secret, non-conference meetings on health care: “When Lamb’s letter became public a week later, a spokesman...