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July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501775
Well, well, well ...

The measure passed 244 to 188, with 11 Democrats and 177 Republicans voting against it.

That’s all the Republicans in the House. Not one voted for the package.

Obviously Obama didn’t promise enough to buy them off or they can sense a ...


July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501776
Ah, the good ol’ days of BDS. Remember that Thanksgiving when Pres. Bush made a surprise visit to the troops in Iraq? The one immortalized forever by the picture of him seeming to offer a turkey platter to some soldiers standing in the chow line?


July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501777
I’ve been doing a lot of reading in the MSM and among pundits concerning this seemingly counter-intuitive "stimulus" package being rushed through Congress.

Thomas Oliver best sums up why I see it as "counter-intuitive":

You read that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says about half the new ...


July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501778
If you need just one reason to oppose the so-called "stimulus package" being offered by Democrats, the fact that economic geniuses such as Nancy Pelosi are writing it should be enough.

For instance, here are Pelosi’s thoughts on what has the most stimulative effect on an ...


July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501774
So,President Obama’s stimulus bill has now passed the House on a party-line vote (Good!) in which the only people to cross the aisle were 11 Democrats, to vote against it. So, it’s on to the Senate where we can probably expect the wonderfulness of bipartisanship to, again, fail ...


July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501773
An interesting turn of events:

In Democratic legal circles, no attorney has been more pilloried than former Bush Justice Department official John Yoo, chief author of the so-called torture memos that Barack Obama last week sought to nullify.

But now President Obama’s incoming crew of lawyers has ...


July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501770
That’s usually a good subject when the Dems are in charge. And Rasmussen gives us a little ground truth when it comes to things like "obesity taxes" and cell phone laws:

Most Americans think it’s all right for Big Brother to crack down on smokers, ...


July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501771
Rasmussen reports that fewer people back the Democratic stimulus bill that passed in the House yesterday than did the week before:

Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week. At the same time, expectations ...


July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501772
Republicans stepped up yesterday and unanimously voted no on a pork laden monstrosity they were unable to amend or debate. I’d call that being responsible. Of course, the left is calling it many other less flattering things as you’d expect.

But to this point, this turkey of ...


July 5, 2015, 12:18 am, 1501769
"Nothing’s the same anymore."

No, it isn’t, so suck it up, Sinclair.

A preview of the very near future.