|Monday, February 25, 2013||
Opposition To Hagel Grows
The Senate is expected to hold another vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense this week -- perhaps as early as tomorrow. Yet as Democrats prepare to force Hagel's confirmation, they are doing so as opposition grows from pro-Israel groups.
Friday, B'nai B'rith International issued a statement that was critical of Hagel and urged a thorough review of his record. Here is an excerpt of the B'nai B'rith press release:
|Friday, February 22, 2013||
To hear the breathless media reports you would think that we are on the verge of an economic collapse, not because of our runaway debt but because of spending cuts ranging from $22 to $85 billion (the sequester) scheduled to be implemented on March 1st. The budget this year is $3.7 trillion, which is the same as $3,700 billion, and we are being told that not spending 1/43 (on the high end) of that $3,700 billion will destroy us!
Rush Limbaugh was right yesterday when he said this about the crisis:
|Thursday, February 21, 2013||
So Much For "Universal" Coverage
Socialized medicine, with the promise of universal healthcare coverage, is the crown jewel of the left's big government agenda. In 2007, as he was preparing his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama told a union convention, "We can have universal health care by ů by the end of my first term." Obamacare did not achieve universal coverage by 2012. In fact, it is costing more and more people the coverage they currently have.
|Wednesday, February 20, 2013||
Another Foreign Policy Fiasco
The fundamental transformation of America, economically and culturally, is obvious to most of you, and we are doing all that we can to fight back. But the damage to our foreign policy is not so obvious, and the mess that is being made will be very hard for the next president to clean up.
|Tuesday, February 19, 2013||
Obama Denounces His Own Idea
We're just days away from the looming sequestration cuts, which politicians on both sides of the aisle claim they want to avoid. But rather than coming up with solutions, President Barack Obama delivered another stump speech today defending big government at a highly-staged White House event.
|Friday, February 15, 2013||
You Did It
You did it! Yesterday we asked for your help in stopping the confirmation of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Capitol Hill was inundated with calls and emails. When the vote was taken Democrats were two votes short of the 60 votes needed to end the filibuster. But this fight isn't over.
|Thursday, February 14, 2013||
As I reported yesterday, there is a real chance to still stop the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Hagel is anti-Israel and soft on Iran, and he would make it easy to decimate the budget of the Department of Defense.
|Wednesday, February 13, 2013||
State Of The Union
If you didn’t stay up for the State of the Union last night, I don’t blame you. It offered little in the way of innovative policy proposals or bipartisan aisle-crossing and instead focused on a recitation of Obama’s first term “accomplishments” and an unapologetic defense of Big Government. Only many of Obama’s claims were dubious at best. It would take twenty pages to examine all of Obama’s claims, so I’ll focus below on just a few.
|Tuesday, February 12, 2013||
What’s He Hiding?
The Senate Armed Services Committee was scheduled to vote today on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense. If his nomination is voted out of committee, some Senate Republicans are signaling that they are prepared to filibuster Hagel’s nomination, a move that would require that Hagel receive 60 votes in the Senate to be confirmed. Hagel may not have enough support in the Senate to beat a filibuster.
|Monday, February 11, 2013||
The Neurosurgeon’s Speech
Ben Carson is a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who spoke before President Obama at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. In his speech, Carson denounced political correctness and pointed out that freedom of speech is one of our God-given rights and that political correctness tries to smother it.