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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 »
Despite his resignation, the House has voted to continue the ethics probe into Eric Massa and alegations of sexual harasment against him. Apparently there is enough behind these allegation for them to proceed, although it seems that Massa may not be the primary target anymore:
The GOP resolution, offered by Minority Leader John Boehner, calls on the ethics committee to create a special investigative subcommittee to look into the Massa allegations and report back to the full House by June 30 on the results of the inquiry.
Boehner and other Republicans want to know when Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats, plus their staffs, first knew about the Massa allegations and how they responded to them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jove, it looks like Republicans have started to remember that they’re supposed to be fiscally conservative! Republicans in the House have approved a memorandum on spending earmarks.
House Republicans on Thursday agreed to forgo earmarks in all 2011 spending bills, a broad measure meant to show a willingness to clean up Washington and rein in federal spending.
The measure passed by a voice vote after a two-hour marathon session behind closed doors in a conference room in the Capitol Visitors Center. Even the top Republican on the Appropriations Committee, Jerry Lewis of California, offered his support of the measure. Read the rest of this entry »
As a follow up to my previous post on the whole Massa mess, here’s some of the latest.
Massa did not rescind his resignation, and did in fact resign his seat, despite his claims he would consider rescinding his resignation if his claims to have been framed became a big national story. It did. He still resigned. I’m still inclined to believe that there is something more going on here. He announced his resignation before he knew what he was being investigated for. Yet he’s talking about the alleged sexual harrassment openly, and doesn’t seem to be too worried about it, and apparently the story was widely known in Democratic circles. So why would he be so worried that he would resign? What else is he worried about coming out? He didn’t try to fight it, and assumed that whatever was coming would be really bad, and while the sexual harrassment claim is bad, it doesn’t seem to be bad enough. We’ll see what else comes out.
Meanwhile, the White House is decrying Massa’s claims of being forced out for opposing Obamacare. Given Obama’s history of forcing political opponents out of elections, I think I could buy the setup story, especially given the timing of the investigation. But I could also buy that Massa is just trying to cover his own ass. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
Yesterday a “well-dressed, well-educated” man armed to the teeth walked up to the Pentagon, pulled out a gun, and started shooting. Police responded by shooting him in the head, and he is now resting comfortably in a freezer in someone’s morgue. The man, John Patrick Bedell, was connected to “anti-government writings.” Unfortunately, the media didn’t get too far with their “violence+anti–government=tea party” meme before the truth came out — Bedell was a left-wing, anti-Bush 9/11 truther. Read the rest of this entry »
Erick Erickson at Red State seeks to answer the elusive question of who is leading the conservative resurgence by examining the atmosphere at CPAC:
Many, many reporters have asked me who the leader of the conservative movement is right now or who the leader of the tea party movement is.
They rarely report the answer, though they should be paying attention to it. In the CPAC straw poll, one name dominated the pack. With the highest favorable ratings (73%) and lowest unfavorable ratings (8%), Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina led the field — scoring higher popularity than Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mike Pence, John Beohner, Mitch McConnell, or Michael Steel. Read the rest of this entry »