Even if McConnell changed the rules to simple majority (51) the Senate voted 47-46 so even then there's not enough votes.
 February 18, 2015 at 4:46pm
I think I was dreaming when watching this briefing when I heard Earnest say, “Well, Ed, we really wouldn’t want to identify them as Christians because that really doesn’t fit our narrative, does it?”
 February 16, 2015 at 12:27pm
Coming soon to a theater near you … when (I am hopeful it is not if) the gravy train ends for the entitlement/recipient class, there will be howls of unfairness. The same chorus that is presented in this jerk’s commentary will by the recipient class:
“the economic laws of scarcity need not apply to Greece because its thriftier northern neighbors have cash to spare and should willingly fork it over without any conditions”
The contemporary revisions to Aesop’s Fable of the Grasshopper and the Ant nail it. I especially liked the one that Michelle Malkin published in 2008.
 February 12, 2015 at 1:14am
Double standard …
“McDonald … “I’ve run a large company, sir. What have you done?”
You have posted the exact same question I was going to! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought of this! God Bless!!
 February 10, 2015 at 2:51pm
Herein lies the problem with our government. Very few of our public officials spend money as if it were their own. Thus we end up with government boondoggles, waste, and self-dealing. Then they retire with their better-than-us pensions.
I would love to see statistics on the numbers of these people who leave government and start a business of their own. Probably not very significant — they wouldn’t survive if they had to watch their own money.
You are right. They don't start their own business, but are hired by others for their influence on government officials and agencies.
 February 9, 2015 at 9:06pm
“The reason we decided to publish it now is because Williams has, I guess, backed out of this appearance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman,’” Tritten said, referencing the “Nightly News” anchor’s decision that was announced Sunday.” and “We are five days after and Williams has not yet come forward and answered questions,” Tritten said. “He has made statements on his own, but he hasn’t sat and answered questions about it. So we thought this would be valuable.”
What, they were expecting a probing and incisive interview by Letterman?
Now that’s funny.
 February 7, 2015 at 2:02pm
“‘We believe everyone should be able to speak their minds and practice their faith freely,’ Rice said.”
This lady can’t stop being used by Obama, can she? She is the useful idiot who parroted the Benghazi video story until it became too ludicrous to continue. I’d like to take her comment at face value but based on her past history, I can’t help but assume she is once again playing the minion role and helping with the drip-drip-drip method of Obama building a message — this time one of how we must recognize Islam as a credible religion while being unable to call out Islam when it is used to justify atrocities.
Just as the administration was unable to label Benghazi a terrorist attack, it appears unable to speak bluntly about the threat of Islamic extremism. Neither fit the administration’s “narrative”. So, they nibble around the corners with broad messages like this. Hopefully we will be able to unwind the damage that Neville Obama will have done by the time he completes his term in office.
Note to Susan: When you make as public a comment as this one giving your support for the business owners who are being harassed or put out of business because they refused business on the basis of their religious beliefs, I will begin to give your sweeping comment about practicing faith freely some credibility. Not holding my breath, though.
 February 4, 2015 at 3:53pm
Government knows best … especially the faceless, unelected bureaucrats.
I heard these regulations will result in a $2500 per year reduction in each family’s internet costs.
If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet … at least until that is no longer true.
Google this guy and you will see he is simply a tool. Among his recent hits:
- He criticized ISIS but in the same sentence the governments of Syria and Iraq.
- He commented that ISIS was fueled by US invading Iraq and by the West’s failure to address the atrocities of the Syrian government.
This last one speaks volumes in its seeming contradiction — on one hand he criticizes our invading Iraq. On the other, he says we haven’t done enough on Syria. What is he expecting on the latter, that we intervene in Syria? Will his next play for press then be criticizing the fact that we acted there?
I wish all of these self-important hypocrites would just shut up.
I don't see your reasoning here...
You do not think that our misguided invasion of Iraq provided the opportunity for more radical islamic groups to find common ground?
And even if you do not think that, I don't know what criticizing that misadventure has to do with criticizing the West's failure to act against Syria....
 February 2, 2015 at 9:44pm
My sympathies for your loss.
I have a vision that she hung up the phone and passed out from that conversation, but I suspect she probably was cursing what a fool you are after hanging up. They just don’t get it. #factsdontmatter
 February 1, 2015 at 11:03pm
Can’t wait until the attorneys then argue that she should be banned from the courtroom because her appearance would be “prejudicial”. You’re damn right it would be prejudicial! The jury or judge should have to see her day in and day out so they can keep in mind the damage these idiots caused. And if they are influenced because of it, then so be it.
 February 1, 2015 at 10:59pm
Why is it cruel and unusual punishment to inflict the same injury on the person who willfully caused the victim’s injury?
 January 30, 2015 at 6:27pm
Q: On what do you base your confidence?
A: “President Obama assured me of this fact.”
 January 30, 2015 at 6:24pm
Won’t matter to the progs … doesn’t fit their narrative.
 January 29, 2015 at 10:52am
The problem with this and so many other programs that are giving the purported helping hand is that they do nothing to stem the underlying causes of the problem. On top of that, they create the culture of dependency to which several other commenters have referred.
My biggest issue with things like the food stamp programs is that they allow many of the recipients to live as if they were taking care of their own affairs. Someone being supported by the government should not be able to buy prime steaks while another person who is just above the support line is scrimping with ground beef (or even cheaper alternatives). Get rid of the user discretion and provide them with simple basic meals that provide the needed nutrition instead of allowing them to buy the crap they are allowed to currently buy. Support like this should be geared to transitioning someone over a temporary hurdle; not enabling a life style.
Michelle Obama, where the hell are you on this issue? Instead of imposing your dietary philosophy on the universe, how about concentrating where it would really help?
"The problem with this and so many other programs that are giving the purported helping hand is that they do nothing to stem the underlying causes of the problem."
It's true--it's certainly no substitute for a human entitlement to sufficient healthful nutritious food, and a concerted collective effort by all of us to accomplish that purpose.
But to do THAT would be to admit that the values underlying the whole system of economic production and distribution in the status quo are flawed, mistaken, insufficient (and inefficient) to produce the optimal quality of life for humans on its own. That is something many are not prepared to do.
 January 29, 2015 at 10:07am
They accuse the Repubs of ignoring science (e.g., global warming, er… global cooling, er…. climate change, er…[insert new tagline here]), yet don’t want to talk about the science of viability in the womb.