TSA Is Failing Yet Again

You may remember that the Transportation Security Administration massively failed a basic test this last summer. Have they improved since then? According to Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe, That was in June. In July, a new TSA chief pledged to lawmakers that within 60 days “we will have trained the failure out of the front line” of airport screening personnel. So how do things stand four months later? The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on that question last Read more […]

Thought & Speech Police Are Alive and Well at University of Missouri

“I always feel like somebody’s watching me,” say the lyrics of the popular 90s song by Rockwall.  At University of Missouri today, this is more than just a feeling.  University Police are asking students to report anyone who uses “hurtful speech.” Medialite.com reports: In an email that was flagged by several Missouri-based journalists, the MUPD asked “individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to call the department’s general phone line “to continue Read more […]

Juan Williams Encourages Republican Leaders to Keep Betraying Base

As far as Juan Williams is concerned, the problem is the Tea Party. Juan Williams has written an editorial that makes no sense to me: The late July poll found only 32 percent of voters holding a “favorable impression” of the GOP and 60 percent taking an “unfavorable view.” An early July Gallup poll also finds the Republican Party struggling for its footing on a steep downward slope, with only a 35 percent approval rating. The biggest surprise is Pew’s finding that the slide in GOP Read more […]

Republicans Adding the Spend to Tax and Spend

Forget about tax and spend Liberals; tax and spend Republicans are the people we need to worry about now. I’ve written about how the new Republicans that conservatives put in Congress are going to raise taxes. Even back before the November election, Politico.com claimed that Republicans were ditching “tax cutting mania.” Sure enough, in early January Republicans were openly talking about raising the Federal gas tax—something that I can safely say no one voted them into office to do. But Read more […]

Breitbart.com Shocker: Democrats Control the Senate

The votes don’t lie; despite the Republican victory the Democrats control the Senate. So who does Mitch McConnell work for? This is one of the most profound pieces of news analysis I have seen on exactly what the massive Republican victory has meant for the Senate. What did you win by voting for Republicans? You won the ability to pass laws that are supported by a majority of the remaining Democrats. Why? Were you expecting something more? [W]ith two minor exceptions, every single vote that Read more […]

Obamacare Turned Five Yesterday: Who Likes It?

Since Obamacare turned five, shouldn’t the law be popular now like Democrats asserted that it would be? March 23 marked the fifth-year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act. Within two years, President Obama won re-election boastfully basking in the nickname for the law. But then things changed. While the Administration tried to deny it, and only a few honest Democrats would admit it, Obamacare was a disaster for Democrats in the 2014 elections. And the discontent is still Read more […]

Pants on Fire: Lies Abound Around Hillary’s Emails

There are so many pants on fire in Washington, D.C., this week, it’s a wonder the place hasn’t just gone supernova and taken the Eastern Seaboard with it. That’s because of all the lying about Hillary Clinton’s private email account. First, to hear anyone in Washington tell it, Clinton never once in her entire tenure as secretary of state sent anybody an email. That included her boss, President Obama, and his boss, Morgan LeFay, er, Valerie Jarrett. Asked if she had ever received Read more […]

Is President Obama Happy that Senate Democrats Lost?

Barack Obama acts empowered now that he no longer has to placate Senate Democrats. It seems like an absurd notion, but ever since I read it, I have not been able to see anything wrong with the proposal. Daniel Greenfield at FrontPageMag makes the claim: “Obama Takes on His Own Party.” Party loyalty never existed for the career leftists running the White House. Obama never had any allegiance to the Democratic Party. The donkey was just a convenient ride to the top until it dropped dead Read more […]

What Does the GOP Betrayal on Abortion Mean?

The refusal to pass the abortion bill for preventing pain for babies was a GOP betrayal, nothing less. Recently, the Republican-dominated Congress suddenly changed their minds about an abortion bill they had already passed. As the Federalist notes, this cannot be excused. It means the Republican Party is deliberately destroying the wishes of a majority of voters—especially in their own party: “Why Everyone Should Be Terrified By The GOP’s Abortion Bill Debacle.” Pro-lifers were promised Read more […]

Democrats Gain Nothing and Republicans Lose Members

Despite their recent victory, the trend shows that Republicans lose members. OK, so I find this very interesting—and somewhat hopeful. It is from Gallup: “Record-High 42% of Americans Identify as Independents: Republican identification lowest in at least 25 years.” Forty-two percent of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest Gallup has measured since it began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago. Meanwhile, Republican identification Read more […]

About That Last Election …

Conservatives actually thought they had won something in November as voters created a Republican landslide across most of the country. As things have turned out, all they accomplished was to send reinforcement to the White House. That’s because immediately following the election, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP leadership set out to destroy any chance of conservatives posing a threat to their own power. Boehner’s actions in getting the “Cromnibus” bill passed are well-known, Read more […]

Time to Clean House, Starting With Boehner

John Boehner’s position as speaker of the House is coming up for a vote soon. The Republicans should vote him and the rest of the House leaders out. Boehner has never been much of a leader, often compromising when he should have stood tall, making false promises like saying he is going to sue the president then not following through. The biggest reason to oust Boehner as the House speaker, though, is the passage of the “Cromnibus” bill, which Boehner got passed by allying himself with Nancy Read more […]