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ryan-murrayDid I miss the lingering effects of the supposedly disastrous-for-Republicans government shutdown, which was the obvious motivation of Paul Ryan’s November 19, 2013 pre-budget-negotiation-guarantee that, and I quote, “We will keep the government funding at the current level if need be.”

Atta boy Paul, that’s a tough negotiating position…not!

Since the government shut down for 16 days last October, the Democratic Party’s 2014 electoral prospects and President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have plummeted due to the Obamacare website roll-out disaster, cancellation of insurance plans Democrats had promised Americans they could keep, and hikes in policy premiums. Curiously, despite a government shutdown that establishment Republicans feared so much that they betrayed Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and other conservatives attempts to de-fund or delay Obamacare at the 11th hour, GOP prospects for the 2014 election have greatly improved. Continue reading

enda-300x150The Liar-in-Chief is exposed as his signature Obamacare implodes and 720,000 drop out of the workforce in one month.

Insurance policy cancellations and security lapses at HealthCare.gov(when potential victims of identity theft can get the website to “work”) have interrupted the body politic long enough. Time for Democrats to roll out their favorite pets to distract Americans from serial failures while branding Republicans as heartless bigots. The only questions are Continue reading

No president could have fixed the inherited mess in just four years and this President wants to stay inside Washington where, by his own admission, he can’t fix it? See also private sector, that didn’t build itself, is doing fine.

The story should have been the courage of Daniel aka Paul Ryan to venture into the Lion’s Den aka AARP aka just another faction of the Democratic Party mob. Instead, the faction of the Dem Party mob known as the Mainstream Press spun the story as more “evidence” that the Romney/Ryan ticket has alienated senior citizens on their way to sure defeat against the Obama/Biden ticket on Election Day 2012:

Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was booed Friday at the AARP convention in New Orleans for advocating the repeal of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

You have just read the entire CBS News website “coverage” of the Ryan speech. Reminds of election seasons past when September presidents Mondale and Dukakis dispatched Reagan and Bush41 and Carter was re-elected to a second term with the Middle East ablaze.

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Speaker Boehner may have best strategy on budget battle after all

Soon after the new GOP-majority House convened in January, this column endorsed endorsed a “selective government shutdown” strategy in which congressional Republicans would pre-emptively prepare the public for what seemed to us an inevitable confrontation over government spending with the new party of “no”, i.e. status quo Democrats.

Like Byron York, we think the political and economic landscape has shifted so dramatically since President Bill Clinton bested Speaker Newt Gingrich in the 1995 version of this play, that we fear no shutdown; and, like Hugh Hewitt, we think it best to confront the issue of deficit spending and debt in the context of our domestic affairs rather than debt ceiling vote bluffs.

A month later, we are more convinced that a shutdown is inevitable given President Barack Obama’s “Louis XV budget” head-in-the-sand proposal and especially after ObamaDems have been talking of nothing else but a shutdown. However, we have become convinced that it is not necessary to aggressively pursue such a strategy immediately for a number of reasons.

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