The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

This Is Not The Time To Go Wobbly On #ObamaCare: Abort It With The Prejudice Of All Stone-Hearted Feminists Combined

by Smitty In this one-time, symbolic sense, I’m willing to be seen encouraging an abortion. And, yes, a plan for something better, that supports liberty, the economy, mom and apple pie needs to be described. And then, Just. Bludgeon. ObamaCare. Like. A. Baby. Seal. In ways they’ve never discussed before, senior administration officials now admit […]

Scapegoated for ObamaCare Failures, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

Thursday’s resignation of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is the biggest move yet in President Obama’s effort to rescue his signature government health-insurance plan, and to limit the political impact of the program’s failure. The administration and its allies are trying to convince Americans that problems with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

On Opposing Fundamentally Flawed Ideas

by Smitty From the WSJ, emphasis mine: In the latest “doc fix” for Medicare payments last week, Republicans tucked in a provision repealing an arbitrary $2,000 cap on deductibles in small-business health insurance. In a rational world beating White House industrial policy and allowing more consumer choice would qualify as a modest conservative victory. But […]

Vichy GOP Skullduggery

by Smitty “Maybe you say it helps (Obamacare), but it really helps the small businessman,” said Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., one of several physician-lawmakers among Republicans and an advocate of repeal. No member of the House GOP leadership has publicly hailed the fix, which was tucked, at Republicans’ request, into legislation preventing a cut in […]

Yes, ObamaCare Kills Jobs

File this under “Not Exactly News.” Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of basic economics understood that the complex and burdensome system of mandates in ObamaCare would impede job creation. But nothing is true until the “experts” say so, I guess: The Republicans just got a big gift from the Congressional Budget Office: It’s going to […]

Justices Impersonating Accountants

by Smitty Kagan went on to say that other U.S. businesses are “voluntarily” dropping their health insurance coverage for employees. “You know Hobby Lobby is paying something right now for the — for the coverage,” Kagan said. “It’s less than what Hobby Lobby is paying for the coverage. There are employers all over the United […]

Repealing ObamaCare Is Scary To Gutless Progressives Fearing Reform

by Smitty What is different about Republican calls for repeal today — as opposed to calls for repeal from 2010 to the end of 2013 — is that Obamacare is now in place. It exists. Exchanges are running — many of them badly, but running. subsidies are being paid. Insurance companies have changed the way […]

Obama’s Part-Time Proletariat

Victims of Obamanomics: Having worked as a nurse’s aide for 15 years, Ms. McCurdy has been among the nearly 25 million workers in the United States who make less than $10.10 an hour — the amount to which President Obama supports increasing the minimum wage. Of those workers, 3.5 million make the $7.25 federal minimum […]

Actual GOP Leadership On Display

by Smitty Stanton Evans: "@Gop leadership should be pro-life, they spend so much time in the fetal position. " #Cpac2014 @instapundit — Keystone Keynesian (@smitty_one_each) March 8, 2014 In stark contrast to the Vichy GOP propping up the wrong side of history, here we have a clip of Ted Cruz telling a smarmy little mongrelish […]

Even A River Of Lies Cannot Flow Uphill

by Smitty Look: Progress is dead. The final piece of FDR’s Second Bill of Rights arrived, and it was a river of lies, with headwaters in hell. It’s the law of the land, they tell us, passed fair and square by both houses of Congress, crowned as constitutional by the highest court of the country, […]

Blame Bush!

Or, maybe, blame Karl Rove for the dumbed-down culture of the Republican Party that leads to stupid and unnecessary defeats. Everybody today is talking about Alex Roarty’s National Journal article, “The GOP’s Talent Gap,” which echoes a lot of the complaints one hears from Republican tech consultants and operatives: The turnout experts, TV whizzes, and […]

If #ObamaCare Helps At Least One Person, Other Human Wreckage Is OK

by Smitty Barack Obama will take many things; your life, your liberty, your pursuit of happiness: but he will never take responsibility. That’s on you: Julie, her husband, and four children were covered by a medical plan they liked, and had been promised they could keep by President Obama. But like so many others in […]

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