As House Speaker John Boehner continues to hide the details of what happened and why during his conservative purge of House committees, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan is eschewing comment and instead directing all inquiries about the purge to Boehner’s office. On Monday, Boehner and House GOP leadership removed four conservative Republicans from influential fiscally focused committees. Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas were pulled from the House Budget Committee and Reps. David Schweikert of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Carolina
This is exactly what Rep. Ryan ought to do, keep his mouth shut for the time being. Why should he say anything to anyone about this when doing so would take the heat off John Boehner? Sometimes, silence is the most cruel tactic.
John Boehner retaliated against those congressmen and John Boehner alone should explain why he did it. Boehner cannot continue to "hide the details" about this awful purge indefinitely.
After almost 70 years, this election finished me being interested anymore.
Considering that the republicans have now morphed into Democrat-lite, unless some conservative, somewhere, pulls a Houdini, the Republicans are finished. From now on we´ll have a one-party country, just like the rest of the Third World. It won´t surprise me if, with the acquiescence of the Congress, which by 2015 will be 98% democrat, Obama declares himself President for Life, with Michelle named as Chief Justice and the two kids as associates.
After that, the Russians or the Chinese will take over, since by then the military will have been decimated to pay for Obama´s Grand Schemes.
I know it sounds paranoid, but I no longer trust anyone in Washington.
I am not a game player. I don´t like complicated thinking when it´s only purpose is to win. I wish we had politicians who had unbend-able convictions that were the foundation of their words and actions. I can see no reason for voting for anybody who has ever shown a lack of such convictions. I suspect I´ve voted for the last time. There´s more to running a country than winning for winning´s sake. Now I think I´ll take my club and my woman and crawl back into my cave.
Well, so whats the big deal, the Repulsive Party has told all you conservative patriot constitutionalist to shut up set down, and we will call when we need money and votes. The Constitution Party is looking for good people.
Oh, my gawd, now Ryan is a traitor along with John - what will we do???? Why we will write nonsense all over the place. They were correct and people that sat on their keisters and didn´t vote are one big reason along with fraud that we lost. Deal with it and next time get out there and vote. A third party? Let´s give the USA to the dims forever.
I read another article (maybe here) that mused if 16 Republican members voted "present" or not at all at the formal January meeting to elect Mr. Boehner as speaker of the House, he would not get it. Now that would be interesting. As for giving up - hell no! Never surrender. We may all have to move to Texas BUT it looks as if Michigan will become a right to work state on Tuesday and THAT is progress. People have written Michigan off for a long time, but we are making progress. We still have a long way to go, at least we are starting. Now to empty the cesspool call Detroit and Dearbornstan. Maybe Flint and Saginaw too.
Let´s see....Ryan, prior to his nomination for romney´s running mate, claimed to be pro-life and a fiscal conservative with an idea for getting us out of debt. When chosen by romney, pro-life and his plan for saving the country were jettisoned. Seems this stonewalling fits right in with his character.
This only makes sense if Boehner is making a deal with the Democrats and not with 51 elected members of his own party. I could have overlooked a lot of power plays by some politicians, but this one is pure dirt.
Really, the balance of power now rides with the Tea Party in normal House voting. He only did this now knowing that House Democrats would vote for the usual cave in by moderates on the Cliff Bill. Their votes along with Democrat votes in the House assures an Obama victory in sending this country down the road to financial ruin.
The Tea party is going to make the rest of Boehner term a horror show. Ryan seemed like a nice enough person, but it turns out he can´t be trusted. The Tea Party is it, the rest are two faced politicians.
I love the l "we lost because you didnt vote" (something of which they haven´t a clue as to whether one has or hasn´t) followedup by the by the "It was massive fraud" claim.
So I ask you this. If fraud was the reason Romney lost why hasn´t the Republican Establishment come out fighting for a fair election? Why have they not contested it? If the leadership of the Republican Party will not fight to ensure an election is fairly held and every citizens vote is not disenfranchised due to this rampant fraud, what the hell will they fight for? These little tantrums of half thought out accusations and logic are just proof that the Republican Establishment and those who blindly support it are a waste of time to argue with.
Boehner´s wishy-washy, pragmatic, middle-of-the-road, compromising accommodations to the Democrats at the expense of conservative, constitutional principles makes him unfit to be in the position that he is in. The representatives that were callously removed from those committees because they honestly represented their constituencies should be lauded not punished.
During a speech about civil rights before the American Bar Association Monday, Hillary Clinton botched the name of Medgar Evers, calling the civil rights icon "Medgar Evans." Normally, no one would care, but today´s mainstream media is merciless at using slips of the tongue to undermine the competency of Republicans. Democrats, however, always get a pass. Even if the gaffe is noted by the media, it is never used to define or undermine the pol. This morning I tweeted out the story of Clinton´s "Medgar Evers" slip. Politico´s White House reporter, Glenn Thrush, responded:
According to what is being called an “inside” source, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) will not seek re-election to her seat and will, instead, run for governor of Texas. Ben Johnson at LifeSiteNews reported that sources told Robert Miller, chairman of the Locke Lord’s Public Law Group, that Davis is aware that she will be a polarizing figure regardless of the position she seeks. “If she is going to have a tough nationalized race, she would prefer it be for governor,” Miller wrote. Davis was celebrated by liberal media as a “national hero” when she donned a pair of
OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts- It rained on President Barack Obama´s island vacation on Tuesday.(Snip) First, his motorcade carried him across the island to Oak Bluffs, where he stopped at Nancy´s restaurant, picking up a variety of fried delicacies: Shrimp, oysters, onion rings and french fries. His wife, Michelle, who´s "Let´s Move" campaign promotes healthy eating, was not present. Obama stepped up to the restaurant´s take-out counter wearing a Chicago White Sox ballcap and a rain jacket. "Good to see you, man. Thanks for feeding us," he told an employee. The restaurant is a favorite of his senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett,
Almost unbelievably, Walt Disney´s ageless animation Bambi has just turned 70. As well as managing to enchant children across the world for seven whole decades, the film remains a benchmark for sad, heartwrenching movie moments thanks to the iconic scene in which the titular deer´s mother dies. But Bambi is far from the only Hollywood film that has managed to turn tearing kids´ emotions to shreds into an art form. Here at MSN, we´ve put our heads together to come up with our top 10 tear-jerking moments in the history of children´s cinema. So, grab a box of tissues, prepare
McALLEN, Texas — When Rep. Leonard Lance, a Republican from New Jersey, toured the U.S. border with Mexico last week, he saw more than 20-foot-high barricades outside San Diego, a surveillance drone base in Arizona and patrol boats on the Rio Grande in Texas. Lance also spotted a body floating in the tall Spanish cane in an elbow of the Rio Grande. Border Patrol agents told him the man may have drowned trying to swim across from Mexico, or may have been killed by cartel members in a drug deal gone bad. "To see a dead body right here," Lance said,
Pete Rose, baseball´s all-time hits leader, is banned from the sport for life because he bet on games. Now, we all know that people who have done things much worse than gambling are still involved with Major League Baseball and are in or eligible for the Hall of Fame. We really don´t need Rose to tell us that. And we certainly don´t need him to express it in the way he did during a recent interview on Pittsburgh´s 93.7 The Fan. "To be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice," Rose said. "I should have picked alcohol. I should
Could Oprah sell ObamaCare to America? That’s the question on the lips of healthcare activists who are hoping the talk show queen will put her considerable influence behind the promotional campaign for President Obama’s signature law. The billionaire media mogul is a supporter and family friend of the Obamas but has given no indication she’s interested in participating in the enrollment push that is set to begin this fall. That said, the White House is aggressively tapping its network of allies in Hollywood as it looks to drum up publicity for ObamaCare, with Oprah among the most powerful supporters of
RALEIGH— Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law a bill requiring voters to produce a photo ID when they go to the polls, and it was immediately met with legal challenges in federal court questioning its constitutionality. The new law brings sweeping changes to the state’s election process by reducing the early-voting period by a week, abolishing same-day voter registration and ending straight-party voting. “North Carolinians overwhelmingly support a common-sense law that requires voters to present photo identification in order to cast a ballot,” McCrory said in a statement. “I am proud to sign this legislation into law. Common
Would you share your doctor´s appointment with a stranger? Some people are, opting for a group visit with their physician. It´s a way for patients to get more face-time with their doctor -- sometimes as much as an hour or two -- but the time is shared with other people, Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, an assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine, explained on "CBS This Morning." A growing number of physicians are offering the option. Since 2005, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the number of physicians offering group visits has doubled. The effort, Nampiaparampil
Rumor spread shortly after noon that the president was playing golf at Farm Neck, which is less then a mile from here. Since I have only one more day here this week, I thought it was a chance opportunity to see the president on his trip to the Island. Driving into Farm Neck was surprisingly subdued, with a security check point of numerous secret service agents stopping and checking cars as they entered the golf course driveway. I had only a couple of cars ahead of me as dogs and under-car mirrors surveyed the vehicles for possible weapons or bombs.
On Sunday, Trayvon Martin’s father was named an honorary captain of the Florida A&M football team. Tracy Martin delivered a speech to the team on Sunday, after which coach Earl Holmes said, “I told him I’d love him to talk to the team. He came out and he was very, very encouraging…[He] got a standing ovation from our guys. He talked about just persevering and told the guys to keep on pushing through the hard times. The message he shared with the kids was very positive and they were very responsive.” Martin will do the pregame coin toss for FAMU
The double standard, the hypocrisy over treatment of Democrats and Republicans, with a touch of racism and sexism thrown in, is clearly playing out in different attitudes towards images of Democrats and Republicans. While liberal heads are exploding about a President Barack Obama (D) clown mask at the Missouri State Fair, liberal heads were relatively intact--as were, alas, Republican heads--19 years ago when a private rodeo allowed bulls to charge a President George H. W. Bush (R) mannequin near Philadelphia, The Gateway Pundit reminds us. Back in 1994, the cowboys used George Bush dummies at the Woodstown, Pennsylvania rodeo. For
The sales assistant who refused to show U.S. talkshow billionaire Oprah Winfrey a luxury handbag costing nearly £25,000 claims the superstar lied about what happened in the luxury Swiss boutique where she works. Speaking anonymously to Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick, the Italian bag lady said she felt ´powerless´ and in the grip of a ´cyclone´ after Winfrey went on TV in America to claim she had been the victim of racism. Winfrey was in Switzerland in July when she walked into the Trois Pommes boutique in Zurich looking for a handbag to match the outfit she was going to
In a story that has remained largely under the mainstream media radar, Congress announced late last month that it would finally investigate the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that resulted in 38 deaths, including 22 members of SEAL Team 6, made famous three months earlier when they killed Osama Bin Laden. Grieving family members insist that soldiers in the elite unit were placed in unnecessary danger by the recklessness of the Obama administration, whose actions they characterized as criminal. “We’re going to dive into this,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT),
LOS ANGELES -- Oprah Winfrey says she's "sorry" a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland."I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland," Winfrey said "I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don't expect that you would be able to be there," she continued.In recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Winfrey recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag. Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 purse. Staff has added more text.
The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair is getting a lot of negative publicity in social media Sunday following a report of a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night in Sedalia. (Snip) Basically, a clown wearing a mask of Obama came out during the bull riding event. The crowd was asked if it wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull. Things got worse from there." Things got worse from there, which doesn’t surprise me, given the anti-Obama feeling among many fairgoers from rural Missouri, where Obama lost to Mitt Romney (at least 60-40 percent in much of outlying parts of state)
On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.´s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were "diverted to Libya" and ended up being stolen and falling into "the hands of some very ugly people." DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he "does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles."
Last week I wrote a column about the reality that House Republicans are ready to cave on so-called comprehensive immigration reform. There was a final paragraph in that column my editor decided not to use. That is the editor’s right for two reasons: one, every site has a voice they wish to adhere to interns of form and content; and two, he who pays, gets the final say. Ironically, what was omitted by my editor was not lost on scores of astute letter writers who commented on the piece. I would like them to know that I have the same feelings
Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft. Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha´s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.
IRS? A system of voluntary tax compliance cannot survive a dishonest IRS. Lois Lerner and company have virtually ruined the agency. For the foreseeable future, each time an American receives a tax query, he will wonder to what degree his politics ensures enhanced or reduced scrutiny — or whether his name as a donor, activist, or partisan has put him on a watch list. Worse still, when a high commissioner of the IRS takes the 5th Amendment, it sends a frightening message: those audited go to jail when they refuse to testify; those who audit them who do the same
MANY American newspapers were doomed to decline from the moment the Internet arrived on personal computers. But The Washington Post, just sold off unexpectedly to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, was never really one of them. This is something the sentimental send-offs for the Graham family and its stewardship tended to ignore. As disruptive as the Internet has been for journalism, The Post was uniquely positioned to succeed amid the chaos.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that she will soon tour the nation and deliver a series of speeches to promote more trust in government. She made her remarks at an annual American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco. More specifically, Mrs. Clinton said she was launching a series of speeches on foreign policy. And as part of those addresses, she planned to speak about the need to restore faith in government, Breitbart reported. She also bashed voter identification laws, telling 1,000 members of the
On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco that she would be launching a series of speeches about American foreign policy in the “next few months.” According to Philip Rucker, White House correspondent for The Washington Post, Hillary planned to emphasize restoring faith in government – an ironic theme, considering that she was a member of the current administration presiding over the rapid decline in faith in government. The speech today was clearly a launching point for a 2016 campaign. She put heavy emphasis on bashing voter
The U.S. Air Force said that a well-known drag queen group was invited to perform on base during a “Diversity Day” celebration because drag is a “symbol of gay pride and unity. But the performance sparked outrage among some airmen who called the drag show “totally offensive and inappropriate.” Jewels and the Brunchettes performed to a small crowd at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Aug. 8, the military confirmed. The Air Force said in a statement to Fox News that “Diversity Day” featured eight cultural groups and was meant to “foster equality and diversity in the workplace.”