A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Boehner Courts a GOP Civil War
American Thinker, by J. Robert Smith

Original Article

Posted By:mikkins2, 1/31/2014 7:21:55 AM

If you can´t win, flee. Heck, if you won´t even try to win, retreat. You can´t make this stuff up. A day after President Obama´s rousing State of the Union address to an enthralled nation, House Republicans skedaddled to Maryland´s Eastern Shore. They went to crack crabs, swill cold microbrews, talk issues, yuck it up with lobbyists, and concoct more legislative "strategy." Heck, there´s got to be more than one way to capitulate on measures the size of the Farm Bill? Come to think of it, there is. In the vernacular, it´s called "immigration reform," which when all the layers of

Comments:
Its so profoundly idiotic and obvious what is going to become of this one has to conclude the Republican Establishment has already checked out and is looking to retire the entire party.

Got Tea?

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 1/31/2014 7:38:14 AM     (No. 9712819)

Do these establishment republicans even talk with their folks back home?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/31/2014 7:46:01 AM     (No. 9712827)

As our President says, we have our phones and our pens. We must call and write the Tea Party Republicans to once more stand and fight the Surrender Caucus on the immigration/amnesty bill.

I still find the war on the Tea Party astounding, and have yet to hear a good reason from the Rovettes to explain it. It can´t be just tactics; it has to be more for the Country Club GOP to take it this far.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    69 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/31/2014 8:05:20 AM     (No. 9712858)

I was shocked to see an item on Drudge yesterday saying Romney wants to run again for GOP presidential nominee. I´m beginning to think we have a lot of ´special needs´ men in Washington, especially in the Republican party. These people are so lost. They have no idea what their fellow citizens want or think. And trust me, it´s not about illegal aliens getting a pass and most definitely not wanting Romney to run again. It should have been obvious last time that most of us didn´t want him.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: MirJoy, 1/31/2014 8:26:52 AM     (No. 9712886)

and I question whether or not it is true that four million people (I assume, who ordinarily vote in Presidential elections) stayed home in 2012 and did not vote for Romney. The crowds that came to hear Romney as compared to those that came to hear Obama were too much of a contrast not to believe that that amount of interest shown in Romney wasn´t representative of many many more people who did not make the effort to attend a rally. Fact is, I did not get one call to go out and vote for Romney on election day or before; though I did go out and vote for him.

Rove and company should take responsibility for a lousy get-out-the-vote computer program and stop beating the dead horse of who did not come out to vote.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    34 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/31/2014 8:29:59 AM     (No. 9712893)

IIRC, it´s not that Romney wants to run, it´s that the people of New Hampshire prefer him over all other possible candidates. I wish to God that he were president now. Just imagine how different things would be here, in Egypt, in Libya, in Syria and on and on and on. And for what it´s worth, he was not my first choice, but I´m tired of everyone bashing him.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/31/2014 8:44:00 AM     (No. 9712914)

I was lost at " President Obama´s ROUSING State of the Union Address!"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh@aol.com, 1/31/2014 8:50:08 AM     (No. 9712924)

Who is giving Boehner advice? Stupid idea to try to get immigration reform now! He is going to lose the rest of his base!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/31/2014 9:06:19 AM     (No. 9712955)

BOEHNER MUST GO!!!!!! If my congressman votes him back as speaker, I will never vote for him again and he will never receive one red cent. I TOLD HIM THIS TO HIS FACE AT A MEETING.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/31/2014 9:08:42 AM     (No. 9712964)

Figure our odds when all Democrats and half the Republicans come to agreements...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/31/2014 9:11:17 AM     (No. 9712971)

Amen, #5 and #7.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/31/2014 9:15:03 AM     (No. 9712980)

NumbersUSA awarded Romney a B for his opposition to amnesty. Far better than the D grades assigned to Perry and Newt. Too bad the Mormon-haters stayed home. (20% according to polls).

Hope you´re enjoying the further antics of the Boy King. There is a saying that in a democracy the people get the government they deserve - and it appears we deserve Hell.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/31/2014 9:20:11 AM     (No. 9712988)

The Stupid Party contemplated suicide, aka immigration "reform" (aka, amnesty for millions of unregistered democrats).

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 1/31/2014 9:37:18 AM     (No. 9713009)

Do any other posters on this site think that Obama has something on Boehner??? NSA? CIA? IRS? He is playing right into his hands and taking Ryan with him.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: yuban, 1/31/2014 9:47:55 AM     (No. 9713025)

Yup, you are tired of bashers, except those that bash Conservatives. You can always count on 5,7 and 11 to set us Neanderthals straight.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    45 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/31/2014 10:29:09 AM     (No. 9713080)

OK GOP Establishment defenders, please cite what you think are the top three accomplishments of the GOP leaders since they gained control after the 2010 elections.

No comments on what they said, support, oppose, believe, think, voted for, voted against, ´tried´ to do, or any other spin answer.

What are their accomplishments as an opposition party? The closest thing I could come up with was the sequester, which they just abandoned.

By any definition, they are a complete failure. Yet, the same people come to this site every day and lecture the rest of us about being "purists", and how staying home on election day is a vote for the Dems, blah, blah, blah.

When your heroes develop spines, start acting like an opposition leadership, and really accomplish something, then the rest of us, including me, will give due credit. Until then, you are going to hear a lot of bashing of your guys.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    36 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/31/2014 10:42:59 AM     (No. 9713093)

#17, no one is obligated to explain anything at all to you, no more than you are required to do so for others. Your challenge is not sincerely meant, since you already have snarked by your description "GOP Establishment defenders".

I haven´t seen anyone referring to you as a troglodyte.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 1/31/2014 12:09:25 PM     (No. 9713226)

The title of the article suggests that Boehner is behind this immigration push, but an opinion article, based on some inside sources and just posted on Hot Air makes the claim that Beohner is causing a stir among some House members. Apparently he is very reluctant to move on the Republican immigration bill. It is also suggested that Ryan is the real pusher behind the bill.

I know many here are really furious with Boehner, and I, too have been angry with some of his comments and lack of advancing conservative causes, especially in the most recent past and present, but I do not have the visceral negative reaction to him that many do,(though I can understand that anger). I reserve that disdain for Paul Ryan. I just can not tolerate that man in any way. I believe he is the major problem in this and in other things, such as the horrible military pension vote. Apparently he also wants to replace Boehner with Cantor; from the frying pan into the fire.

If it is true that Boehner is holding up this immigration legislation, let us hope he follows through and files it in the garbage where it belongs.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: absalom, 1/31/2014 3:03:30 PM     (No. 9713408)

Ah, the usual ´progressive´ gaggle are needy of attention, again. How predictable. We have Obama because we had Bush. Home truth! Prior to Bush the buffoon, the GOP, whether it held the WH or not, was perceived by average voters as the party which minimized foreign adventures, always putting American interests first. Also, it was perceived as a party of fiscal rectitude in matters of the deficit, debt and spending etc. And perhaps most critically, as traditionalist in the common principles and values of TR´s plain people. The fiasco in Iraq, the breathtaking spending recklessness, the refusal to enforce immigration law, the massive unfunded entitlements, the bailouts of autos and banks, the repeated incompetence of subordinates who were never summarily dismissed; among many other occurrences;
ended that positive perception of the GOP, likely forever. The voters, looking at Romney, saw Bush and decided better the inept and incompetent devil they knew. All this blather about the anti-Mormon say homers, voter fraud etc. is nothing bur ignorant unsupported speculation. So where do we go from here? The ´moderates´ want a do over even after McCain and Romney. Their current fave is Lard Butt; another No. East Dewey/Rockefeller Liberal from a rock solid blue state. Why just what the voters want!
Gallup informs us that despite Obama, R Party identification continues to decline.
Anyone who can´t see the handwriting on the wall for the willfully stupid GOP is well and truly in need of help.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/31/2014 9:04:23 PM     (No. 9713935)

I will take the response as an acknowledgement of the complete lack of any accomplishments.

BTW, I´ve been called worse things. You simply have to show more imagination.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 770462




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "mikkins2"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "mikkins2"



Sen. Mike Lee Makes Free Market,
‘Anti-Cronyism’ Push
Wall Street Journal, by Beth Reinhard    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/8/2014 3:08:42 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah launched an “anti-cronyism” agenda Monday with a column in the National Review urging the Republican Party to advocate populist, free-market reforms over tax loopholes, government subsidies and federal bailouts. That kind of Republican party, he writes “could not only unify and excite conservatives, but appeal to hardworking families in the purple and blue communities that President [Barack] Obama’s special-interest favoritism is leaving behind.” Mr. Lee is scheduled to continue the rollout with television appearances, town halls, a speech at the Heritage Foundation on April 30, and several pieces of legislation. The bills would give Congress the power

The Tea Party Establishment:
Outsiders become insiders
Washington Examiner, by David M. Drucker    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/8/2014 2:38:29 PM     Post Reply
Will the real Republican Establishment please stand up? In the four years since the Supreme Court struck down fundraising regulations that effectively gave the Democratic and Republican parties a monopoly on large-scale political activity, a collection of Tea Party-affiliated organizations has arisen in Washington that competes with the GOP for campaign contributors, money and influence -- and over what legislation to push and which candidates to nominate. The groups, including the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund, have moved aggressively to kill legislation they oppose and oust incumbent Republicans they deem insufficiently conservative. Like the national Republican Party, which they

   

 



 
Boehner ´Confident´ House GOP
Will Re-Elect Him as Speaker
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/8/2014 2:10:40 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John Boehner addressed the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by House conservatives mobilizing against his reelection as Speaker on Monday, telling Fox News host Megyn Kelly that he´s “confident” he´ll win reelection next year. “Some are suggesting you are not going to be the Speaker, even if the GOP retains control [of the House] in 2014,” Kelly told Boehner in an interview on her program The Kelly File on Monday evening. “I’ve heard those rumors before,” Boehner responded, seemingly referring to an unsuccessful coup attempt at the beginning of this Congress. “What say you?” Kelly followed up. “Listen, my members know me and they know

Rocket Science: House Conservative
Targets NASA´s $3 million Spent to
Find Intelligent Life ... in Congress?
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/8/2014 2:02:22 PM     Post Reply
An Arizona conservative congressman is shining light on how President Barack Obama is using $3 million of taxpayer money to teach National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials how to lobby Congress. In the first of a series of efforts targeting wasteful government spending, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) wrote to House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) last week to pressure him to include language banning the Obama administration from spending money on the program. The program, highlighted by outgoing Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) in his 2013 annual “Wastebook,” operates through Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute. “NASA searches for intelligent life…

Commandment #2 – Never Attack
What You’re Not Willing to Kill
Townhall, by Steve Deace    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/5/2014 7:27:48 AM     Post Reply
If you’re going to win in politics you first have to know what politics actually is.{SNIP}The base of the GOP is still primarily made up of those willing to pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of liberty. But they are lions led by lambs in the feckless GOP leadership. They are not warriors. They are bureaucrats. The difference is a warrior takes territory while a bureaucrat protects his own.

Paul Ryan: Immigration Reform
is a Question of ´When´ Not ´If´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Leah Barkoukis    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/28/2014 1:44:03 PM     Post Reply
“To me, it’s not a question of ‘if’ we fix our broken immigration laws,” Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday, “it’s really a question of ‘when.’” Ryan, who was making the economic case for reforming our nation’s immigration system, was speaking at a breakfast hosted by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ryan called the nation’s immigration laws “chief” among the problems that are curbing economic growth. Noting the rate of retirement among baby boomers, Ryan said reforming the immigration system is necessary to fill future jobs. “Please know that we understand the value of immigration,” Ryan told the crowd. “We

GOP Reps. Let Medicare ´Doc Fix´
Bill Pass Without Vote
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/28/2014 1:17:54 PM     Post Reply
A group of conservative House Republicans put a Medicare “doc fix” bill in mortal peril with their objections – but then acquiesced to a plan from GOP leadership to pass it without a vote. The vote was repeatedly delayed this morning as top Republicans scrambled to find the necessary votes for the legislation. Making the problem more difficult: the bill was brought to the floor under suspension of the rules, meaning it needed a 2/3 majority rather than the normal 1/2 majority. Huddling with leadership in an ornate room off the House floor, a group of GOP lawmakers who form

GOP Leaders Broke Their
Pledge to America
Breitbart´s Big Government, by David Bozell    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/28/2014 12:59:01 PM     Post Reply
When House Republicans penned their Pledge to America in 2010, they convinced American voters they would advance a conservative agenda if they regained control of the House that year. Four years later, what promises have they actually delivered? ObamaCare is still intact, our national debt has grown by $3 trillion, and Republicans have capitulated to Democrats on every issue from the debt ceiling to the budget. Republican leaders in both the House and the Senate have failed conservatives and have failed to keep their Pledge to America. Let’s examine how the GOP pledge has fallen flat. Repeal the Costly Health Care Takeover of

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is on a
welfare-reform crusade
Washington Post, by Niraj Chokshi    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/25/2014 11:51:33 AM     Post Reply
Maine’s tea party governor, reared in poverty, is on a mission to reform the state’s welfare system. Gov. Paul LePage rolled out a four-proposal package on Monday that will get committee hearings in the legislature Tuesday afternoon. The reforms, which mostly tighten restrictions around the program, are part of an ongoing crusade against what LePage has described as a bloated program. “Big, expensive welfare programs riddled with fraud and abuse threaten our future,” he said in his state of the state speech last month. “Too many Mainers are dependent on government handouts. Government dependency has not — and never will— create prosperity.”

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
Endorses Matt Bevin in Kentucky
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/25/2014 11:37:07 AM     Post Reply
On Friday, the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund endorsed Matt Bevin, who is challenging Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in this May´s Kentucky Republican primary. Jenny Beth Martin, President of Tea Party Patriots and its Citizen Fund Super PAC, told the Washington Times, "Senator McConnell worked with the Obama Administration to raise taxes, has voted to raise the debt ceiling ten times, and has added pork barrel projects to further his own career instead of the needs of the American people." According to Ms. Martin, "That´s just not the kind of Senator Kentucky needs, and that´s another reason we are joining Tea Party members

Top GOP Aide In Charge of Benghazi
Investigation Forms Business
With Clintoninstas
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/25/2014 11:30:25 AM     Post Reply
One of the top Republican congressional staffers on the Benghazi investigation founded a consulting firm comprised of numerous former Clinton aides and a former CIA director accused of lying to Congress about the attack, Fox News reported Monday. J. Michael Allen is the founder and managing director of Beacon Global Strategies. He previously served as the staff director for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by GOP Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan and perhaps the most important panel investigating Benghazi. Allen´s new business partners at Beacon include: Philippe Reines, a dyed-in-the-wool Clinton hatchet man who worked for Clinton from 2002 until

Tea Party v. Establishment Fight May
Intensify if GOP Regains Senate
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/25/2014 11:14:34 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to rumors that the Tea Party is in demise, if Republicans gain control of the Senate and retain control of the House after November, the Tea Party versus establishment battle may just be getting started. Statistician Nate Silver gave the GOP a 60% chance of taking back the Senate, and the Los Angeles Times noted that the Tea Party is getting ready for its next phase of promoting policies to lower the debt and mitigate or repeal Obamacare. Grassroots conservatives, having given the GOP its House majority back in 2010, felt snubbed when the establishment tried to blunt their



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep:
‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’

79 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/8/2014 6:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You

Hank Aaron Compares Republicans
That Oppose Obama To KKK

47 replie(s)
CBS, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 4/9/2014 11:02:02 AM     Post Reply
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking to USA Today Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of his then record-breaking 715th home run, the 80-year-old Aaron said that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance. “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports.

Revealed: Obama´s friend and
civil rights firebrand Rev. Al
Sharpton was a paid FBI informant
who wore wire to trap Genovese,
Gambino family wiseguys

41 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/7/2014 6:52:11 PM     Post Reply
Rev. Al Shaprton, the controversial civil rights leader-turned-broadcaster, was a confidential FBi informant for years and helped the feds put members of the Genovese and Gambino organized crime families behind bars, it was revealed Monday in a sensational exposé. President Barack Obama will speak this week for the second time at the annual meeting of Sharpton´s National Action Network, raising questions about the group´s special treatment. Sharpton´s special relationship with the Justice Department may also explain why his NAN has been allowed to skirt responsibility for $1.9 million in back taxes and penalties it has owed the IRS since 2006

The Color of His Presidency
41 replie(s)
New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:41:59 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way one does when saying something everybody knows but nobody wants to say, “was about a black president.” Both Maher and Kristol carry themselves with a weary cynicism that allows them to

Al Sharpton´s Secret Work
As FBI Informant

37 replie(s)
Smoking Gun, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/7/2014 2:00:17 PM     Post Reply
When friends and family members gathered recently at the White House for a private celebration of Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, one of the invited partygoers was a former paid FBI Mafia informant. That same man attended February’s state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. He was seated with his girlfriend at a table adjacent to President Barack Obama, who is likely unaware that, according to federal agents, his guest once interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families. He even secretly taped some of those wiseguys using a briefcase that FBI technicians outfitted

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25
36 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Sylvia Hui    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/7/2014 2:44:12 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England. Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," he said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."




Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

35 replie(s)
CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
Posted By: karmageddon2008- 4/7/2014 6:52:58 PM     Post Reply
A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Millions of Americans aren´t working. Why?
34 replie(s)
CNBC, by Allison Linn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/7/2014 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

House Committee: Possible
Crimes by IRS Official

34 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Stephen Ohlemacher    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 8:14:52 PM     Post Reply
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency´s tea party controversy. Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency´s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department "for possible criminal prosecution." Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken. Lerner´s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp´s announcement: "One word: Ridiculous." Camp´s committee has been investigating

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

33 replie(s)
USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 4:34:06 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

30 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/8/2014 6:32:30 AM     Post Reply
As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

RAND study: By our estimate, 3.9 million
people signed up for ObamaCare, not
7.1 million like the White House says

28 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/9/2014 4:25:19 AM     Post Reply
A caveat right off the bat: RAND’s estimate only runs through March 28 whereas the actual deadline for signing up was March 31st. Given the crush of traffic on Healthcare.gov in late March, many more people could have signed up over those last three days than were captured by these numbers. On the other hand, the White House was claiming six million sign-ups as of March 27. There’s no way to reconcile that with RAND’s data. One of them is wrong. Maybe both, in fact. There’s a big spike in Medicaid, just as everyone expected. There’s a less big but

   

Post Reply   Close thread 770462





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS