Posts Tagged ‘ John Boehner ’

The State Of The GOP

The State Of The GOP

Tuesday saw Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address before Congress. Unsurprisingly, there was very little substantive discussion of the one subject Americans are preoccupied with at the moment, i.e. the complete evisceration of this nation’s immigration laws by the current administration. There was, however, a typically pompous denunciation of purportedly divisive voices...
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Under The Bus

Update: Rush asks a pertinent question. For those of you who were pinning your hopes on Luis Guttierez’s gringo pal, we have some bad news for you. As the inestimable Senator Sessions explains in the video above, and Mickey Kaus has pointed out in meticulous detail on his Twitter account since this accord was reached, we...
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The Torch of Freedom

The Torch of Freedom

Apparently, it’s not burning so brightly these days. Maybe we shouldn’t have left it in the care of a group of self-styled rebels in the House of Representatives. Mickey Kaus has a fantastic deconstruction of how presumptive Speaker Paul Ryan took the House Freedom Caucus without firing a shot.  
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The Thursday Afternoon Massacre

The Thursday Afternoon Massacre

After much speculation, and devastating comments from his colleagues, the heir apparent is heir no longer. In what will henceforth be known as the briefest Speakership to be since the ignominious resignation of Congressman Bob Livingston, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has decided to forgo his candidacy.
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Cashing Out

Cashing Out

As most of you probably already know, the unsatisfying Speakership of Congressman John Boehner is drawing to a close. After helping to rubber-stamp some of President Obama’s worst legislative ambitions, while enabling his administration’s flagrant disregard for the Constitution, and punishing dissident House members who are actual conservatives, Mr. Boehner has decided to call it...
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There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Like any petty tyrant worth his salt, John Boehner bides his time before exacting retribution upon those brave enough to stand up to his misrule. After ushering Obamatrade through the House of Representatives, the current Speaker has decided to punish conservatives who defied his authority. Are you beginning to notice a pattern? Don’t say...
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The Resurrection Of Zombie Trade

The Resurrection Of Zombie Trade

For the second time in as many weeks, the House of Representatives has approved fast-track trading authority for the President. Although, as we’ve pointed out repeatedly on this website, TPP has very little to do with actual free trade. The next step in this convoluted, jerry-rigged process involves getting the U.S. Senate to sign off...
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Conventional Wisdom Defied

  In the wake of what the White House characterizes as a “procedural” defeat, it’s worth examining why Congress has seemingly rejected TPP-or at least, structured it so that the final bill will not be adopted into law. Alan Tonelson, of the Economic Strategy Institute, has an incisive analysis of this setback for TPP supporters...
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Capitol Hill Collusion

Capitol Hill Collusion

  Update: TPP is dead…for now. Roll Call 362.  Even as Republican leaders of the House of Representatives whip votes for President Obama, the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains in doubt. Assuming any Republican congressmen exist who actually value the opinions of their constituents, they’d be wise to read the coverage of Breitbart...
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Party Divisions (DHS Funding Fight)

Party Divisions (DHS Funding Fight)

Despite the pressure brought to bear upon House Republicans during the recent DHS funding debate-in spite of the patently unconstitutional actions of this administration-over fifty of them refused to submit to the will of Obama’s factotum in the House of Representatives. Unsurprisingly, there are now rumors of a push by conservative, constitutionalist members to...
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