Right now, there are six cities working to become the host for the RNC convention for 2016. On that list is Las Vegas, and while some look forward to the ability to party it up, others are left scratching their heads at the possibility of throwing away…
In this episode, I talk about the insanity within the GOP, the Supreme Court ruling on aggregate campaign funding, and why some on the Left are wanting Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to retire.
Power Quote of the Week
James Madison – Federalist No. 10
“Complaints are every where heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable; that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties; and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice, and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.”
Supreme Court ruling on aggregate campaign funding
big win in name of 1st Amendment
what was this case all about anyway?
it upset those on the left
Insanity within the GOP
promoting potential candidates that people don’t want
pandering big money donors to get behind them also
Ted Cruz comes across as a normal dude
got a fake tattoo for April fools – people connect with a guy like that
Tea Party Community poll
Going forward to 2016 message
battle between baby-boomers and millennials
how do you sell the message
Pressure on Ginsburg to retire
she’s the oldest justice
not liberal enough?
get a younger harder liberal in her place
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Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) talks about how everyone seems to be going through ‘sticker shock’ when it comes to Obamacare.
It’s not real sticker shock when the majority of the people being impacted knew going into this that they would be hurt. While Obama was busy out selling it, the middle class and business owners were busy trying to crunch numbers.
That’s the reality of Obamacare. It is becoming a fast reality as to how bad it will cripple just about everything. Jobs and hours are being cut by employers. Insurance premiums are on the rise. And, just about everything is going up in price to help absorb the costs of Obamacare.
It’s no good, and everyone in Washington knows this. That’s why they are exempt!If it’s not good enough for them, then why is it it god enough for us?
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In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina takes the Obama administration to task for blocking and delaying new American energy production, which would create thousands of jobs and go a long way towards reducing dependency on foreign energy sources.
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Conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, unveiled in a “Spending Reduction Act” today that would cut $2.5 Trillion over the next ten years. To go along with it is a companion bill to be introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jim DeMint.
Jordan’s “Spending Reduction Act” would eliminate such things as the U.S. Agency for International Development and its $1.39 billion annual budget, the $445 million annual subsidy for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the $1.5 billion annual subsidy for Amtrak, $2.5 billion in high speed rail grants, the $150 million subsidy for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and it would cut in half to $7.5 billion the federal travel budget.
But the program eliminations and reductions would account for only $330 billion of the $2.5 trillion in cuts. The bulk of the cuts would come from returning non-defense discretionary spending – which is currently $670 billion out of a $3.8 trillion budget for the 2011 fiscal year – to the 2006 level of $496.7 billion, through 2021.
Going back to 2006 levels would reduce spending by $2.3 trillion over ten years. It is a significantly more drastic cut than the one proposed by House Republican leadership in the Pledge to America last fall, which proposed moving non-defense, non-mandatory spending for the current fiscal year back to 2008 levels, which was $522.3 billion. Jordan’s proposal includes the recommendation from the Pledge for the current fiscal year, which ends in September.
The proposal would cut the federal work force by 15 percent and freeze automatic pay raises for government employees for five years. Continue reading
by Michael Barone
For political junkies of a certain age, it was a given that the House of Representatives would always be controlled by Democrats. They won the chamber in 1954 and held on for 40 years — more than twice as long as any party in American history had before.
When Sam Rayburn died at 79, more than 20 years after first becoming speaker, he was succeeded by John McCormack, 70, who was followed by Carl Albert, 68, and Tip O’Neill, an energetic 64. Every House elected from 1958 to 1992 had at least 242 Democrats, well above the 218 votes needed for a majority.
Now things are different. The Republicans won a majority in the House in 1994 and held on until 2006, the third longest period of Republican control in history; Democrats won two thumping victories in 2006 and 2008, but lost all their gains and more in the election last week. Alternation in power seems to be the new norm.
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