Results of a newly released Quinnipiac University poll show an alarming trend as three potential swing-states appear to be moving toward the Obama camp as we approach the “four months out” stage in this presidential election cycle. Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania are leaning re-election and Mitt Romney looks to be losing momentum as his campaign moves into the final quarter.
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Speaker of the House John Boehner sat down with George Stephanopoulos fill-in Jake Tapper Sunday on This Week and was asked to weigh in on a variety of topics ranging from the resignation of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to the GOP field and the Keystone Pipeline. It would be more than dishonest to say that anything game-changing or even newsworthy came out of the interview, but he is the Speaker of the House, so here you go.
House lawmakers defeated a proposal by conservative Republicans to make deeper cuts to spending and tax rates than those proposed in the Republican budget, but only after last-minute maneuvering by Democrats on the House floor. In a chaotic scene filled with shouting more typical of that which takes place in the British Parliament, the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) alternative to Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) 2012 budget went down in a 119-136 vote.
Senate Majority Leader sat down with Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation this weekend for a gathering of two of the best and brightest among the babbling class. On the issue of budget/debt debates… He says Republicans did “mean-spirited things; not to cut the debt, but to send an ideological message.” And then that’s where the Senate Majority Leader really showed off his vast intellect. Check out the example he gives for this “mean-spiritedness.
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Far Left nutjob, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), compares the GOP to a bunch of gangsters? Okay, I’ll buy your hippie nonsense and follow that line for a minute or two. So, humor me. Why are they on the verge of being brought up on RICO charges? Underground gambling? Rum-running? Dope smuggling? None of those? Oh, you meant tax cuts?
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) took some of his first baby steps Thursday as a United States Senator and did so by following in the “footsteps” of many great politicians who came before him by being against something and then finding away to be in favor of it immediately thereafter. The neophyte senator voted with Republicans in blocking cloture on a defense authorization bill that also included language that would repeal the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Then, before the dust had settled, he offered an apology to those he undoubtedly angered with his vote, and said that he believed DADT “probably should be repealed in the near future.”
You might have heard by now about the latest greatest bargaining tactic being wielded by Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans. They wrote a scathing letter. Yes, I said they wrote a letter AND they “sent” it to Harry Reid. I guess email was too informal and Facebook messaging is far too complicated, so they had to go the snail mail route. I suppose that’s why a “letter” promising to filibuster any legislation sent forth by Reid and the Democrats that doesn’t deal with extending the Bush-era tax cuts or providing a stop-gap for funding the government didn’t arrive until AFTER 15 Republicans signed off on a nanny-state food bill ( Michelle Malkin has the list if you’re interested).
INSTAPUNDIT / RAW STORY Republicans would likely obtain a filibuster proof majority if the entire Senate were up for grabs in November, according to a little-noticed post by Nate Silver, one of the nation’s premier polling experts. Silver, writing on his…
The February 25th “bipartisan” health care reform summit scheduled for Blair House is officially on the books – at least to the extent that invitations have now been sent out to those the Chosen One wants in attendance. The question now…. will Republicans RSVP, or will they crash this thing and make the President regret the day he proposed this little meeting of the minds?
I think we all know the answer to that. Republicans find themselves in an unenviable position unable to abstain – a real damned if you do and damned if you don’t situation. The President has chosen the field of battle and he’s even set the terms for the skirmish, and Republicans risk political suicide if they don’t attend “willingly” or otherwise….