Conservative leaders are voicing their support for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after the freshman senator came under fire from some Senate colleagues and liberal pundits for his tough questioning of Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel, criticism that included equating Cruz with the late anti-communist Senator Joe McCarthy (R-Wisc.) “Senator Ted Cruz came to Washington to advance conservative policies, not play by the same old rules that have relegated conservatives, and their ideas, to the back bench,” Michael Needham, president of the influential Heritage Action said on Tuesday. “It should come as absolutely no surprise the
Comments: Obviously missing is the defense by the reprehensible RINO´s or any other Republicans for that matter. They don´t want Cruz encroaching on their turf and threatening their power, no matter that he is an upstanding, honest man who is such an asset to the Senate.
Agree with all of you. Senator McCain and his RINO cohorts are beneath contempt. How dare McCain berate "anyone on this committee who is impugning Chuck Hagel´s character..." I tell you, McCain and co. would stick up for Hitler himself if it came to that in order to help Dems destroy a good conservative. Okay, we see the beginnings of the palinizing of a Senator this country desperately needs. So, we fight. We deluge Cruz with letters, cards, calls, emails of support. We have to go the extra mile. RINOs are also just plain jealous of Cruz.
Sen. Ted, congrats to you for doing what WTP sent you to DC to accomplish. When you have the local RINOS criticizing you, you are on target. Do not back down, do not stop fighting for Our Country. We stand with you. Fire away. With more like you we might have a chance.
“In this country we had a terrible experience with innuendo and inference when Joe McCarthy hung out in the United States Senate, and I just think we have to be more careful,” she [Sen. Claire McCaskill] told the New York Times on Feb. 15.
What Sen. McCaskill means is that the Left had a terrible experience of being exposed for what they are by Sen. McCarthy, and they want to be particularly "careful" that doesn´t happen again. However, OTOH, the Left can and should continue on with their constant "innuendo, inference" and outright lies about Republicans, and especially Conservatives such as Senator Ted Cruz.
“All I can say is that the appropriate way to treat Senator Hagel is to be as tough as you want to be, but don’t be disrespectful or malign his character,” McCain told the Times.
So, Senator Cruz, you should stand by respectfully as every kind of disrespect is hurled at you, and remain silent as your good character is maligned. But, OTOH, you should never mention the less than dignified and honorable actions of "the dignified Honorables". They consider that to be "disrespectul" of those who are using their power in the process of disrespecting and even destroying all that We the People hold dear in our country.
God bless Sen. Cruz and all who demonstrate the courage to uphold our Constitutional Republic.
Texas sent Ted Cruz to Congress to fight. That´s what he said he would do, and so Texas elected him. As for what Congress or the state run media thinks, we don´t care. I don´t want an appeaser, I want the Rinos and state run media defeated.
What McCain and the other RINOs are upset about is that Ted Cruz doesn´t know his place. Keep going Ted, the more they squeal the better those of us who sent you to Washington like it. They wanted another Kay Baily Huthchinson but got a real conservative and patriot.
The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced in a press release Monday that “on Saturday, October 26, CAIR will join thousands of civil rights activists participating in the ‘Stop Watching Us’ rally against mass surveillance at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.” The ralliers will demand “that Congress provide transparency, accountability and reform of the NSA’s mass domestic surveillance that collects and stores the phone records and Internet activity of people in the United States.” Congress should indeed provide transparency, accountability and reform of the NSA’s mass domestic surveillance that collects and stores the phone records and Internet activity of
Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner, takes going to war every bit as seriously as you would expect. Even as the debate about arming the rebels took on a new urgency, Mr. Obama rarely voiced strong opinions during senior staff meetings. But current and former officials said his body language was telling: he often appeared impatient or disengaged while listening to the debate, sometimes scrolling through messages on his BlackBerry or slouching and chewing gum. Obama slept while Americans died in Benghazi because he was prepping to go part in Vegas with Jay-Z. And if Americans weapons fall into the hands
The Obama administration has drawn up draft rules that would end a decades-long ban on Libyans getting military training in the U.S., according to documents obtained by House Republicans who said Thursday that it’s the wrong move after last year’s Benghazi attack. The administration says relations with Libya have “normalized,” and that the Libyan government has earned the right to have better relations with the U.S., which first imposed the ban in 1983 after a wave of terrorist attacks involving Libyans. But House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte and Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Libya remains a dangerous hotspot and relaxing
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler apparently enjoys a good time. So much so, in fact, that he refused to break up one such good time he attended in June even though that is his job. Gansler, pictured in white with a cell phone camera in hand, appeared at a house party over the summer where the underage teens were apparently enjoying alcoholic beverages. “As the night wore on, teens at the South Bethany rental home posted tweets, photos and videos of a bash labeled the ‘eviction party’ for its intensity,” the Baltimore Sun reports. The paper adds that they have confirmed
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Thursday grilled Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president of CGI Federal Inc., the company that built the Obamacare health care exchange website, on language hidden in source code that says applicants have “no reasonable expectation of privacy.” Campbell did not contest that this was the cases, but instead insisted that her company was simply following "a set of rules and regulations" set out to government their federal contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “This is the part of the signup that is hidden," said Barton. "The
A bipartisan bill that would stop convicted sex offenders from working in schools has been passed by the House but is running into a foe as it heads to the Senate: major teachers´ unions like the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. Kyle Olson, with the Education Action Group Foundation told Megyn Kelly Wednesday night on “The Kelly File” that the unions’ objection to the bill proves “unions are out to protect the adults…they are not out for the interests of the children.” “We should have zero tolerance for issues like this,” Olson said. “We have zero tolerance policies
The White House is under pressure from vulnerable Democratic lawmakers to delay the Obamacare deadline for people to sign up for health insurance. The Obama administration has no immediate plans to extend the deadline, contrary to some news reports, according to Democratic sources. "Press reports that the administration is planning to delay the individual mandate are not true," a Democratic aide told the Washington Examiner late Wednesday. Democrats noted that people have until March 31, 2014 to sign up for insurance and avoid a penalty. The Obama Administration will move to make a change in the law so that those
President Obama tried to shift the spotlight away from scrutiny over Obamacare´s rocky rollout to immigration reform, calling on House Republicans to overcome internal divisions on the issue and pass a bill that he could sign by the end of the year. “It´s up to Republicans in the House to decide whether reform becomes a reality or not,” he said in remarks in the East Room on Thursday. “What I´ve said to them and what I repeat today, if House Republicans have new and different ideas of how we move forward, I will be listening. I´m eager to hear those additional
A surge in government spending in the six months before the ObamaCare exchanges went live pushed federal spending to top government contractors over the $1 billion mark, a new study finds. According to the report released Thursday by Bloomberg Government analyst Peter Gosselin, federal spending ramped up in the months leading up to Oct. 1, with $352 million of the $1 billion in federal contracts to the top 10 ObamaCare contractors awarded during this time. “In a typical IT project, spending ramps up to a peak, then trails off during the final phase,” Gosselin wrote. The price tag usually associated
In the Obama White House these days, the buck stops somewhere — anywhere — below the president. White House aides insisted Wednesday that President Obama wasn’t told about major problems with the Obamacare website before its failed launch, adding to the growing list of blunders in which his advisers allegedly have kept him in the dark. As the president summoned a dozen top health insurance executives to the White House for a meeting on salvaging his signature initiative, administration officials said nobody in Mr. Obama’s inner circle had any inkling of how bad the federal website for HealthCare.gov would be
On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) shooed a man from a town hall after he loudly berated the senator over American military aid to Syrian rebels. Video of the event shows the unidentified man, wearing shorts, pointing his finger at the senator and accusing the him and the administration of effectively aiding al-Qaeda by providing arms to rebel groups in Syria. According to reports, McCain repeatedly attempted to calm the man down and ask him if he was finished speaking. “I’ve been to Syria,” McCain reportedly countered. “Americans have not supplied many weapons at all.” But when the Arizona resident continued to
During the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Affordable Care Act federal exchange website on Thursday morning, Representative Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) severely castigated Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) for inaccurately describing a privacy requirement in the law, eventually calling the entire hearing a “monkey court.” Barton had just questioned Cheryl Campbell, the senior vice president of CGI, one of the two primary contractors that built the federal exchange website, about whether the privacy components of the site were compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which in part regulates privacy concerns in the health care industry. “I
On Sunday night, I wrote a short post soliciting stories from my readers about how Obamacare has already immediately impacted their lives. I asked that all of these emails be directed to ObamacareMakesMeSick@Yahoo.com. I expected a response; I didn’t expect it to be quite so overwhelming. Over the last 24 hours, my inbox has been flooded with hundreds of emails. What you’ll read in this post represents a portion of them. I’m only one guy (with a fulltime job and twins) — I wasn’t able to go through every single message just yet. Some, I left out because the information
Does President Obama belong on the same list as John Kennedy and Bill Clinton when it comes to presidents who are sex symbols? That’s what Entertainment Tonight reporter Rocsi Diaz thinks. First Lady Michelle Obama chuckled and smiled as Diaz asked her what it’s like to be married to someone who’s seen by many women as a “sex symbol,” in an interview that aired Tuesday evening. “He’s got a little swag, you know, that’s okay,” the first lady said. “I’m proud of him. He’s a stylish man who is healthy and he’s smart and he’s passionate and he’s inspiring. And
That was America standing behind President Obama in the Rose Garden this week as he stammered, and droned on and on, trying to explain away the epic disaster that Obamacare has become even before it has begun “About three weeks ago, as the federal government shut down,” he began.Expectant and hopeful, America stood tall on the steps behind him for as long as she could. She was proud and gazed at the nation’s new top health care provider proudly. But as the excuses and mistruths mounted and the barrage of words rolled on and on and on, she could not
Healthcare insurance executives were received at the White House today — but not to confront President Obama about the flub-ridden exchange launched on Oct. 1. Instead, the CEOs of Aetna, Humana, CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Health Net, Inc., Health Care Services Corporation, Independence Blue Cross, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Molina Healthcare, Centene Corp., Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Wellpoint and Kaiser Permanente got to meet with Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Meanwhile, on the Hill, Pelosi brushed off the tech implosion as something they just have to be able to fix because she doesn’t want to
After a shutdown fight that had Republicans in Congress taking sides against one another, the Senate minority whip put out a plea for unity today in the form of a Fox News op-ed. “In recent weeks, the national media have been obsessed with highlighting divisions and disagreements among Republicans on Capitol Hill. It’s time for GOP lawmakers to remind the American people of what unites us,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) wrote. “Republicans are united in our desire to dismantle President Obama’s health care law and replace it with patient-centered alternatives that reduce costs, expand quality insurance coverage, and improve access to
On Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) revealed that he was working on a bill to delay the Obamacare individual mandate. He said in late September that he would support efforts to delay the individual mandate, but this is the first time that Manchin has signified that he will lead a legislative effort toward such a delay. Manchin’s spokesperson, Jonathan Kott, said Manchin will not back Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) proposal for an indefinite delay to work out insurance exchange glitches, but that he would instead work on a bill “to delay the pena
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Juan Williams has a clear grip on responsibility for the failure of a program that got passed in Congress with no Republican votes, and implemented with no Republican management in a Democratic administration. Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole. As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold. Come on — you knew the media would eventually get around to this argument. You just didn’t
A top Senate Democrat said that a leading House Republican told President Obama that they could not ´even stand to look at you´ during negotiations over the government shutdown. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a Facebook post that the alleged confrontation happened during a meeting between Republicans and the president. "Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn´t try hard enough to communicate with Republicans," Durbin said. "But in a ´negotiation´ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ´I cannot even stand to
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A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street. Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps with a new hat that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush. “We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats!” one senior Marine source fumed to
Marines are decrying a new look President Obama has planned for their uniforms — namely, a unisex-style cap that they say looks more French than American, more “girly” than hard-charging. “We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets and the DoD [Department of Defense] is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats,” one senior Marine said to The New York Post. “The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.” One estimate is that the new hats could cost about $8 million. The hats are thinner and smaller, aimed at looking equally good on females as well