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Archive for March 14th, 2006

Government to run out of Money

Posted by Sal on March 14, 2006

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Snow warned this week that if Congress does not raise the current statutory debt limit of $8.184 trillion, the government will be unable to borrow more money and will not be able to fund the government. Democrats are balking at raising the limit, which is interesting since they passed most of the legislation that requires the funding. Part of me hopes the statutory limit isn’t raised. Maybe a financial crisis will finally curb the wasteful government spending of the last 60+ years.

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Michelman Bows Out in Pennsylvania

Posted by Mike on March 14, 2006

Former NARAL President Kate Michelman is not running for the Pennsylvania Senate seat as an independent. Undoubtedly realizing that her radical pro-choice agenda would be best served by electing Casey, Michelman explained: “Despite profound and fundamental differences, I have decided that Pennsylvania will be better served by electing Bob Casey to the U.S. Senate than giving his opponent another term…”

Damn. It appears this “useful idiot” is neither useful nor an idiot. Michelman realizes that her radical agenda needs a Democrat Senate led by “pro-life” Harriet Reid. That can’t happen unless Santorum is defeated. Electing Casey can only serve the interests of Kate Michelman by putting folks like Barbara Boxer in the majority party. The former NARAL President realizes it. I hope pro-lifers will as well.

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Happy to Hear It

Posted by Ryan on March 14, 2006

Steve Laffey has gotten some props from a Wall Street Journal editorial writer and President of the Club For Growth, Pat Toomey, whose organization is endorsing Laffey. Toomey writes some common sense: Chafee is at best a luke warm centrist Democrat who loves taxes, while Laffey is a more fitting heir to theRepublicans of the Reagan Revolution, which saw centrist Republicans lose to the conservative, limited government ones. Hope that starts happening again– in the RI Senatorial Republican primary. I’m happy to hear Toomey’s endorsement.

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Trouble Brewing

Posted by Ryan on March 14, 2006

A “bipartisan” committee is being set up to investigate Bush’s Iraq War policy. Though it is being headed by James Baker III, I am still a bit suspicious. In the article they harken to a member of the 9/11 Commission being on this new, Congressionally sanctioned committee (wonder if Operation: Able Danger will be in this report!).

While I embrace clear thinking and fresh looks at policies, the possiblility for taint and political maneuvering abounds. I’ll be watching how this all pans out, hoping that they focus on the future trajectory of the Iraq situation, and less into a devolution into a “Bush lied, kids died” bunch of partisan political nonsense.

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Republicans faring better than Bush

Posted by Sal on March 14, 2006

According a recent Rasmussen poll, President Bush’s decline in support in matters of national security has not translated to the Republicans in general. The American people trust Republicans more than Democrats on matters of national security 43% to 38%. This is in contrast to President Bush, who is behind Democrats in congress 41%-40%.

This is good news for the mid-term elections, in that Republicans still hold the edge in this matchup. If national security is a major issue, expect Republicans to do well. Also, with the Dubai Ports deal dead, the NSA story coming back into the forefront, and talks of Censure and Impeachment by the Democrats, look to the numbers of both the Republicans and President Bush to rebound significantly within the next couple of months.

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Frist Grows a Spine, Tells Dems to Put Up or Shut Up

Posted by Mike on March 14, 2006

We all know of Moonbat Russ Feingold’s censure resolution. Yesterday, Senate majority Leader Bill Frist called Feingold’s bluff by demanding a floor vote on the resolution. Fearing another vote like the Murtha resolution, Harriet Reid blocked a vote. Today we learn Frist isn’t backing down. According to Drudge, Senator Frist is daring Democrats to bring this up again and will continue to do so, effectively telling them to “put up or shut up.” Well done Senator Frist.

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