Steve Driehaus voted for a very bad healthcare reform bill this past Saturday night. Back on October 29th, a spokesperson from his office had stated that he “would not support any bill that places an additional burden on small business” or “adds to the federal deficit.” This bill did both, but he voted for it anyway.
- November 11th, 2009
- November 4th, 2009
There were three races which most of the political pundits said were the most important of the 2009 election cycle: Governors races in Virginia and New Jersey, and the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Republicans won two out of three, but there’s a lot more to it than that.
- October 28th, 2009
Remember the Countrywide Financial scandal awhile back? To refresh your memory, before Countrywide went down the tubes, contributing to the sub-prime financial meltdown last year, it’s CEO, one Angilo Mozilo, was accused of giving special low interest loans to powerful Washington politicians, like Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd (who may very well loose his Senate seat next year due to the scandal) and Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Democratic Senator Kent Conrad. Tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions also went to these Senators from Countrywide and Bank of America, which subsequently bought Countrywide.
- October 21st, 2009
Most people had never heard of the Obama White House’s Communications Director, Anita Dunn, until recently. She’s but the latest in a long line of Administration senior staffers and czars who are, shall we say, outside the mainstream of political thought (left-wing radicals). Who can forget the self-avowed communist who signed a petition blaming George Bush for planning the 9-11 attacks on our own nation, or the one who thought pets should be allowed to sue their owners, or the one with the far-left homosexual agenda being placed in charge of “safe schools” across the country.
So what did Anita Dunn say? Well, while addressing high school kids, she stated “two of my favorite philosophers are Mao Tse Tung and Mother Teresa. They are the two people that I turn to most.” Now I agree with her on the pro-life crusader Mother Teresa, who reportedly when then Senator Hilary Clinton wondered why America had never had a woman President was rebuked by the diminutive nun as follows: “You probably aborted her.”
But Mao Tse Tung? Most historians believe that he was responsible for more deaths than any mass murderer in history, including the likes of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Pol Pot – approximately 50-70 million people. So when addressing impressionable high schoolers, one would hope that a responsible White House Communications Director would treat a mass murderer with contempt not reverence.