Big-Spending Republicans Join Democrats for $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Remember the “do-nothing Congress”? Don’t you miss it? The Hill ran the headline, “Negotiators see $1.1T deal in sight.” Bipartisan negotiators hammering out the details of a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill see the light at the end of the tunnel. Compromise has come slowly as the sides have haggled over partisan policy amendments as well as a separate package — running on a parallel track — to extend a long list of tax breaks to businesses and individuals alike. But House aides familiar Read more […]

Here Comes the Senate Spending Splurge

The coming Senate spending increase is crazy; we should be capping spending rather than spending more. Mitch McConnell promised that there would be more government spending and that seems to be happening at the time I am writing this. The Associated Press documented the Conservatives’ attempt to talk sense to the Senate: The Senate is on track to pass a spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this week, over the opposition of the most hardline conservative Republicans. Tuesday’s Read more […]

Mitch McConnell: Republicans Must Increase Spending!

The Tea Party handed power to Mitch McConnell so he can now publicly spit on them. After learning about how the budget process was completely and inexplicably derailed, this should come as no surprise to anyone. Mitch McConnell is now calling for spending increases. According to the Hill: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that he and the House Speaker are discussing a short-term government funding bill to avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1. McConnell (R-Ky.) also warned his Read more […]

Congressional Republicans Revolting against GOP Leadership

GOP Leadership has antagonized Republicans for perhaps too long. Maybe, even if we can’t defund Planned Parenthood yet, the GOP leadership will be overturned and replaced with more conservative leadership. Barbara Boland writes at the Washington Examiner, “Calls to depose GOP leadership mount: ‘Who is in charge right now?’” For the first time, GOP leadership is very nervous that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, could be deposed. Conservative disappointment with the Republican leadership Read more […]

McConnell: No Defunding Planned Parenthood until after 2016

He claims defunding Planned Parenthood would be stopped by the President’s veto. But what about the budget? According to McClatchy, “McConnell: Planned Parenthood defunding a no-go this year.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cast doubt on the ability of abortion opponents in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood during upcoming federal budget battles on Capitol Hill. McConnell, R-Ky., in a Kentucky television interview Monday, said stripping Planned Parenthood of federal dollars Read more […]

Financial Expert Thinks Defunding Baby Organ Harvesting is “Divisive”

Why isn’t it divisive to use taxpayer dollars to support an organization that has been caught engaging in organ harvesting for money? A story in The Hill shows you how value assumptions are almost never stated, but are instead simply assumed: “Planned Parenthood fight raises chances of shutdown, says budget expert.” Budget expert Stan Collender estimates there’s a 60 percent chance of a government shutdown in October given the divisive fight over federal funding for Planned Parenthood. A Read more […]

Mitch McConnell Claims Congress Helpless before Supreme Court

Has Mitch McConnell read the Constitution? Here’s a headline from The Hill: “McConnell: Congress can’t roll back gay marriage decision.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) said there’s little lawmakers can do to overturn a Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages in every state, suggesting any further action will rest largely with the courts.  “I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well spoken. We’ll be taking a look at whether or not religious liberty needs Read more […]

Democrat Senator Trying to Rescue Us from Republican Spy-Lovers

Democrat Senator Ron Wyden promises to filibuster the Republican attempt to renew Patriot Act with NSA surveillance. God bless him! There’s no other way for a Conservative Christian to pray: May God defeat the Republicans and bless Ron Wyden, Democrat, as he tries his best to give us back a piece of our Constitutional republic and our Fourth Amendment. From the Hill: “Spy critic pledges to filibuster rubber-stamp Patriot Act.” Sen. Ron Wyden is increasing his opposition to Senate Republicans’ Read more […]

Mitch McConnell “Working Closely with the White House”

Mitch McConnell promises to make sure that Barack Obama is granted special trade authority to limit the Senate’s oversight. Back in March of 2013 I had to write the loathsome headline: “House Dems Preventing GOP from Giving Arbitrary Unilateral Power to White House?!” I wrote: I hadn’t been paying close attention to the White House push for the Trans Pacific Partnership, mainly because it didn’t really seem possible. After all, the only way for the trade treaty to be negotiated 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 […]

Will Mitch McConnell Help Save Coal?

The Senator is using his office to organize a resistance movement to save coal from the Environmental Protection Agency. The best part of this strategy is that Senator Mitch McConnell is appealing to states’ rights and sovereignty over against the overreaching grasp of the executive branch of the Federal Government. The New York Times reports, On Thursday, Mr. McConnell sent a detailed letter to every governor in the United States laying out a carefully researched legal argument as to why Read more […]

When Republicans Play Hardball; Democrats Get Outraged

The White House is calling it “unconscionable,” but moral condemnation comes when Republicans play hardball. Voters elected a huge number of Republicans for a reason, and it wasn’t to see peaceful cooperation between Republicans and Democrats in Congress. They wanted the Obama Administration stopped. This is not easy—and not just because the Republicans don’t seem to even want to do their jobs. Barack Obama doesn’t have to worry about winning another election. And he doesn’t Read more […]