Posts Tagged Politico

Obamacare, Slaughter, and Stupak

The vote on Obamacare draws neigh, and the blogosphere is abuzz with analysis, commentary, and rebuttals of all the latest developments as the Democrats make a final bribes bid push for the votes they need, and the Republicans intensify their opposition.

John Campbell at Townhall outlines some of the tax increases embedded in the Obamacare bill. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alleged Democrat Memo Advises to Avoid Discussing CBO Scores

A memo allegedly from the higher-ups of the Democratic Party has been circulating, advising Democrats to avoid discussions on the details of the CBO report on Obamacare, and tells them to actively mislead the public on some points of the Obamacare bill.

Politico initially ran the story, but has pulled it upon claims by Democrats that it is a Republican hoax. Fortunately, it was covered elsewhere. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air discloses that he was sent a scan of the memo by an Washington source, and provides the pdf here. Moe Lane at Red State also has a pdf of the memo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tea Parties and Social Coservatism

The Politico has a column discussing the libertarian streak in the Tea Party movement and how it relates to socially conservative groups, especially religious groups, that may feel that their concerns are being ignored.

A reeling economy and the massive bank bailout and stimulus plan were the triggers for a resurgence in support for the Republican Party and the rise of the tea party movement. But they’ve also banished the social issues that are the focus of many evangelical Christians to the background. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eric Massa Framed?

Politico is reporting that the Democratic Representative from New York, Eric Massa, who recently announced his intention to resign amidst a sexual harrassment charge from a male staffer, is now claiming that the investigation was set up by the Obama administration because Massa didn’t vote for Obamacare. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tort Reform in Health Care Plan

California Representative Darrell Issa writes an editorial at Politico emphasizing the importance of including tort reform in any health care legislation, especially one that can even be remotely considered bipartisan. Many of my liberal friend like to pretend that tort reform won’t change health care costs, and some pretend that Democrats are actively supporting tort reform already. Neither of these are true, and tort reform is probably the only real issue that can lead to any amount of Republican support on Obamacare. Read the rest of this entry »

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House Renews Patriot Act

When the Patriot Act was passed, Democrats and liberals howled and screamed about how horrible it was. We were told constantly how it violated all our privacy rights, and would be used by the sinister President Bush to monitor and enslave the entire population of the US. Conspiracy nuts on the Left ranted about how Bush would use the Patriot Act to monitor all internet activity, jail dissidents, and eventually declare himself dictator, or some such nonsense.

Well, Democrats have since changed their minds. The Politico has the story of how the House has voted to renew the Patriot Act (although they did so fairly quietly …). Odd how legislation touted as dangerous when a Republican is president is seen as necessary when a Democrat is President.

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