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


Halbig Shows How Leftist
Wonks Just Aren’t Very
Good At Their Jobs

The Federalist, by Sean Davis

Original Article

Posted By:garnet, 8/1/2014 9:13:51 AM

Another day, another liberal wonkblogger contradicting the government’s position in the Halbig case. First we had Jonathan Gruber demonstrating that the plaintiff’s case in Halbig was quite plausible. Then we had Jonathan Gruber demonstrating that the plaintiff’s case in Halbig was quite plausible…again. Then we had Greg Sargent unwittingly demonstrating that the plaintiff’s case in Halbig wasn’t only plausible, but quite likely. Today, thanks to Phil Kerpen of American Commitment, we have Jonathan Cohn, one of the Left’s foremost experts on Obamacare, contradicting himself and demonstrating that the plaintiff’s case in Halbig was plausible:

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/1/2014 9:29:56 AM     (No. 9949176)

Actually Halbig shows that leftist wonks have no issue with lying to push their socialist agenda... plus they are not very good at their jobs.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/1/2014 9:34:48 AM     (No. 9949186)

Democrats are not smart, but they are often cunning and corrupt.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: starbaby, 8/1/2014 10:07:41 AM     (No. 9949239)

"...it would be nice if just a few members of the esteemed Juicebox crowd acknowledged that maybe their close-mindedness was affecting their collective ability to accurately capture and report on American politics."

But they won´t. #1 is right, all that matters is the agenda. Plus they have no sense of shame or embarrassment when they´re proven wrong. Just like all good liberals they put on their "I´m so superior" hat and double down. Then they change the subject and next thing you know it´s "old news". And the truth is they simply don´t care about legalities if their agenda is served.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 795189




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "garnet"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "garnet"



Two Wongs Don´t Make a Right
Real Clear Politics, by Tom Bevan    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/27/2014 9:08:10 AM     Post Reply
Racial strife in Missouri. The beheading of an American in the Middle East. Everywhere you look it feels like the world is coming apart at the seams. America’s in a funk. We could some good news -- and a good laugh. But right when we could use it most, we seem to have lost our collective sense of humor. Take this tweet on Sunday afternoon by the British Embassy, for instance. (Snip)Let’s take another, albeit more complicated, example. Last week Harry Reid found himself in hot water after being caught on tape making a couple of Asian-themed jokes while speaking to

There´s No Such Thing as ´Black America´
Daily Beast, by Ron Christie    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/27/2014 8:59:48 AM     Post Reply
In light of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown, I’ve been troubled by the notion that a monolithic entity called “Black America” or “the black community” still exists in the 21st century—if it ever existed at all. Moreover, I think that it is simply dangerous for the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to be allowed to act as if they speak for all black Americans. They don’t, but the media and our first black president perpetuate this insidious myth. America has obviously made tremendous progress since the days of Jim Crow, Bull Connor, and voter intimidation at the polls.

Obamacare Isn’t Going Away
As a Campaign Issue
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/25/2014 7:04:34 AM     Post Reply
In an obvious attempt to help the Democrats preserve their Senate majority, the “reporters” of the legacy news media have been hard at work promoting a new Obamacare meme. The Los Angeles Times assisted in the launch of this propaganda campaign early this month with a piece titled, “Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans.” (snip) The voters didn’t get that memo. They revile the health care law more than ever. Even the left-leaning Huffington Post admits, “A majority of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, the highest share since President Barack Obama´s health care reforms became law

   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Optimism: The GOP’s missing ingredient
New York Post, by Seth Lipsky    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/22/2014 9:18:59 AM     Post Reply
The thing to remember about the cataract of woe that has befallen our country is how fast things can be turned around. We may be in retreat overseas, with riots simmering in Missouri and the economy stuck in second gear. With the right policies, the right leadership, all that can be overcome. It can be turned around, and fast — a fact we’re not hearing pointedly enough for my taste. I like Rick Perry, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio. But none of the GOP contenders is capturing this simple point — that we can pull out of this

Poll: Brown Pulls Nearly Even
With Shaheen in N.H.
Real Clear Politics, by Scott Conroy    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/22/2014 9:02:48 AM     Post Reply
Scott Brown is back in the ballgame. The former Massachusetts senator had appeared to be fading in his bid to defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, but a new poll shows that the race is now up for grabs. In the WMUR/UNH survey released Thursday night, Shaheen led Brown by 46 percent to 44 percent, which is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. This latest numbers show a dramatic swing in Brown’s direction from the previous WMUR/UNH poll, which was conducted a month-and-a-half earlier and showed Shaheen leading Brown by

Could Legal Challenges Boost
Perry, Christie, Walker in ´16?
Real Clear Politics, by Scott Conroy    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/21/2014 8:49:08 AM     Post Reply
Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Rick Perry are all positioning themselves to enter the 2016 presidential race as top-tier candidates for the Republican nomination. But before concerning themselves in earnest with becoming the next GOP standard-bearer, these three governors must contend with a shared, and unpleasant, distinction: Each man, or his administration, faces accusations of legal wrongdoing. For months, Christie has been trying to move beyond investigations into a decision by members of his administration to close traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge last September in an apparent act of political revenge. Meanwhile, Walker has faced down an inquiry

Loss for Democrats in Midterm Elections
Could Be Boon for Clinton
New York Times, by John Harwood    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/21/2014 8:42:51 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s international woes give his former secretary of state good reason to seek political distance. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent foreign policy criticisms made that clear. Domestically, their interests diverge in a different way. A Republican takeover of the Senate this fall would hurt Mr. Obama for the final two years of his presidency, but it might help Mrs. Clinton if she runs to succeed him. Republican control of both the House and Senate would provide Mrs. Clinton a clearer target to run against in courting voters fatigued by Washington dysfunction. The longer an unpopular president and his more-unpopular partisan

August brings no rest
for the Democrats
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/20/2014 9:26:29 AM     Post Reply
After several days off, I thought I might come back with a different perspective on our politics than what I had developed earlier in the summer. Perhaps things weren’t as bad for the Democrats as they seemed. Perhaps things were about to turn around for President Obama and his allies. Well, with 11 weeks to go until the 2014 midterm elections, nothing suggests that the Democrats have reached the bottom of the political trough they are in.The calamities, distractions and scandals we’ve seen during the Obama administration all come in such rapid succession that the half-life of any one is

   

 

B-G1


 
The Race to be Wrong in Ferguson
Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/20/2014 9:14:21 AM     Post Reply
The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about what one witness called an “execution-style slaying”: “Lawyer Freeman Bosley Jr. said Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown’s, has told the FBI that Officer Darren Wilson confronted the two because they were walking in the middle of the street. “Wilson cursed at the pair and ordered them onto the sidewalk, Bosley told The Washington Post. When they refused to comply, he said, the officer

Hillary is inevitable no longer
Boston Globe, by Tom Keane    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/19/2014 9:23:22 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton is no longer the inevitable next President of the United States, a summertime development that is not unexpected yet still surprises. Now the question is: Who will be the first to mount a challenge? Two potential challengers (although both deny they’ll run) hail from right here: liberal firebrand and US senator Elizabeth Warren and our cool and collected governor, Deval Patrick. The interest they’ve attracted is evidence of Massachusetts’ continuing influence in national affairs. Indeed, even though he keeps saying no, there might be a third Bay State contender in the wings: 2012’s loser, Mitt Romney. After all, Hillary’s problems

Lehmberg Democrats Drunk On
Their Own Power
American Spectator, by Scott McKay    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/19/2014 9:18:59 AM     Post Reply
You might not have seen the arrest or jailhouse videos from Rosemary Lehmberg’s DWI episode when it happened in the spring of 2013, but there’s a good chance you saw them over the weekend. If you still haven’t, we can fix that by having you click here and here. That Lehmberg, district attorney for Travis County, Texas, isn’t at least as famous as Toronto´s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford is no surprise. Given how sloppy and belligerent she was during the arrest, not to mention her staggering blood-alcohol level of .239 (three times the legal limit), it is a bit odd

Hillary Slippary
American Spectator, by Jed Babbin    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 8/18/2014 9:42:55 AM     Post Reply
According to the New York Times’ Peter Baker, “In this summer of global tumult, the debate in Washington essentially boils down to two opposite positions: It is all President Obama’s fault, according to his critics; no, it is not, according to his supporters, because these are events beyond his control.” Mr. Baker entirely misses the point. The global tumult is, largely, Mr. Obama’s fault because he has so drastically reduced America’s influence that events are beyond his control. That has become so obvious that even Hillary Clinton understands. President Obama is extremely sensitive to criticism of his foreign policy, as one would



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Jimmy Carter Tells Islamic Conference:
“Principles of Allah” Are Key to Peace

34 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/31/2014 10:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter told attendees at the Islamic Society of North America that “the principles of Allah” are the key to peace in the Middle East. Carter spoke to the group on Saturday.(Snip for video)ISIS forces, in the name of Allah, slaughtered 250 half-naked Syrian soldiers this week in a desert ditch. The Detroit News reported, via Religion of Peace: During a speech at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America on Saturday, former President Jimmy Carter said peace between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East is a dream he still prays can be achieved. “You can’t bring

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Ferguson Fizzles
31 replie(s)
National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/30/2014 5:14:41 AM     Post Reply
During the Great Depression, the Communist scribes at the Daily Worker were forever assuring the more skeptical among their colleagues that the heroic spark was near. Having read about a “small riot somewhere in rural Minnesota,” Whittaker Chambers recorded in Witness, Robert Minor started shouting about “the beginning of the American revolution.” If the paper wished to capitalize upon dissatisfaction and spin it into insurrection and change, Minor proposed, it would need the staff to keep an eye out for the tell-tale sign and, then, to “play it up big.” Over the past month, the events in Ferguson, Mo., have played

Feds Still Studying Why
Lesbians Are Obese

31 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/31/2014 5:55:16 AM     Post Reply
The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) study is now in its fourth year, receiving an additional $670,567 for fiscal year 2014. The project seeks to determine why “nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese,” and why gay males are not. In just two years the project’s budget has nearly doubled, growing from $1.5 million to nearly $3 million today, despite fears that sequestration could jeopardize the project and other NIH funding. The study, which

Having solved all other problems,
Obama to fix your dishwasher

29 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/31/2014 10:25:22 AM     Post Reply
I guess he really was multitasking out on the golf course. The President’s team has been hard at work behind the scenes, coming up with a strategy … well, maybe we should say plan, to address the nation’s many challenges. Spurred by President Obama’s climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards for refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, lamps and many more appliances. The administration says the standards will not only help the planet but also stimulate the economy by saving consumers money on their energy bills that they can spend elsewhere. After what

Sweatpants with dress shoes, plaid
blazers - and some VERY tiny shorts:
No it´s notNew York Fashion Week,
it´s the20 worst presidential
style gaffe (and Obama´s tan suit
doesn´t even make the top five)

28 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by Annabel Fenwick Elliott    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/30/2014 4:53:38 AM     Post Reply
It´s not been a great summer for President Barack Obama. Disgraced for hitting the golf course amid crucial ISIS talks, struggling with record-low approval ratings; and now, lambasted for wearing a silly suit. But let´s put things into perspective. It´s not Obama´s first dodgy outfit choice, nor the worst in the history of the White House. So in honor of our leader´s Yes We Tan debacle, Femail has rounded up the top 20 worst presidential crimes against fashion of all time. Scroll down for video

Sam´s first stint with Rams
advanced LGBT sports movement

26 replie(s)
USA Today, by Lindsay H. Jones    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/31/2014 10:19:42 AM     Post Reply
Though the first chapter of Michael Sam´s NFL story lasted just a summer, ending Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams´ 53-man roster at the end of training camp, his very arrival as the league´s first openly gay player made an impact. Wade Davis, a former NFL player who came out after his playing career ended, told USA TODAY Sports Saturday night that the he´s seen significant changes in how gay players are viewed in the past few months, a credit to both Sam and the Rams. (Snip)Davis, the executive director of the You Can Play Project,

   

 



 
Federal study on lesbian
obesity costs $3 million

26 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/31/2014 3:49:42 PM     Post Reply
A federal study to determine why 75 percent of lesbian women are obese and gay men are not has totaled nearly $3 million. The National Institutes of Health study is now in its fourth year, receiving an additional $670,567 for fiscal year 2014, for a total cost of $2.87 million, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have come to several conclusions since studying “the striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities,” which is slated to last until 2016. They have determined that gay and bisexual males had a “greater desire for toned muscles” than straight men, lesbians have lower

Kerry: ´The cancer of ISIS will
not be allowed to spread´

25 replie(s)
CNN, by Ed Payne    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/30/2014 12:17:23 PM     Post Reply
ISIS is a cancer that must be stamped out, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrote Saturday in an opinion piece for The New York Times. Kerry called the Islamist extremist group, known for beheadings, crucifixions and terror campaigns against religious and ethnic minorities, a "unifying threat to a broad array of countries" that needs to be confronted. His article appears in the aftermath of the political uproar that engulfed the White House this week after President Barack Obama said "we don´t have a strategy" on ISIS in Syria. (Snip) A companion opinion piece in the Times, co-authored by Republican

Barack Obama refuses to
decide and fails to act

25 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/30/2014 8:11:04 PM     Post Reply
Just in case you thought that the Leader of the Free World was secretly harbouring a calculated, well-developed plan for bringing Isil under control and putting Russia’s imperial leader back in his box, Barack Obama banged that idea firmly on the head last week. [Snip] In the president’s exact words: “We don’t have a strategy yet.” When that bizarre statement hit the news outlets, the White House spin team flew into full-on operation (ie panic) mode and began tweeting to the effect that what the Commander-in-Chief had actually meant was that there was “a range of options” which were still

Obama sets his own pace in
a world whirling with crises

25 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung & Dan Balz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/31/2014 5:13:50 AM     Post Reply
Short of world war, it’s rare that a chief executive goes through a foreign policy month like President Obama’s August. U.S. warplanes struck in Iraq for the first time in years, as U.S. diplomats struggled to establish a new government in Baghdad. Islamic State militants beheaded an American journalist in Syria and spread their reach across the Middle East. War raged between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. In Afghanistan, U.S. plans for an orderly exit at the end of the year teetered on the brink of disaster. Russia all but invaded Ukraine and dared Obama to stop it. Libya descended

Gaza war destruction
´will take 20 years to rebuild´

24 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK] & Agencies, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 11:27:05 AM     Post Reply
It will take two decades to rebuild the thousands of houses destroyed during Israel’s assault on Gaza, according to a recent NGO report. At least 17,000 homes were obliterated or severely damaged during the conflict, with thousands more needing substantial repairs, according to an assessment by Shelter Cluster. More than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, were killed during the conflict. In addition 71 Israelis were killed – all but six of them soldiers. But the report on Gaza’s housing stock indicates inhabitants of the densely populated strip will face a severe infrastructural burden over the coming years.

Obama Explains to the Very Rich
24 replie(s)
PowerLine, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 8/31/2014 6:37:24 AM     Post Reply
At a fundraiser in the home of an occasional Obama golf partner and former president of UBS Investment Bank, Obama spoke before an audience paying $15,000 a couple to bask in his aura.Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They want to hear more Obama, and they can afford his policies. Speaking before a friendly crowd, Obama delivered real value. He achieved new depths of inanity. He actually said this without provoking howls of laughter. (The very rich are different from you and me). Justin Sink reports in the Hill:

   

Post Reply   Close thread 795189





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