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I am not celebrating this as a way to point out the insipid nature of Harry Reid and Michigan's US Senators.
They already fulfill a centuries old prophesy that politicians eventually would be not born, but would instead be excreted. Indeed, of all the dumb things Democrats could do with US Senate rules, this one takes the cake.
It's called the nuclear option for a reason. Democrats will regret this decision when Republicans take over the Senate in 2014 and win the Presidency in 2016. It was only a few short years ago that the GOP held the Congress and White House. The RNC as a great research piece on what top Democrats said then....
In 2005, Then-Sen. Barack Obama Called For His Colleagues Considering The Nuclear Option To Think About "Protecting Free And Democratic Debate." SEN. BARACK OBAMA: "Mr. President, I rise today to urge my colleagues to think about the implications of what has been called the nuclear option and what effect that might have on this Chamber and on this country. I urge all of us to think not just about winning every debate but about protecting free and democratic debate." (Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Floor Remarks, Washington, DC, 4/13/05)
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Looks like Levin won't run for reelection..
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws.
Individual sovereignty is under attack.
Not the wacko, every-man-is-a-sovereign-the-United-States-is-a-corporation kind of sovereignty, but the notion that, as individuals, we have worth and dignity that deserve protection.
This attack exists in every corner of our society and has found its way into our language. Liberal politicians talk about the "cost" of a tax cut and ask conservatives, "How are you going to pay for that tax cut?" They thus view tax cuts as expenditures, but expenditures of what? Of the money to which they deem the government entitled.
A tax cut "spends" nothing. It is an acknowledgment that the money being taxed belongs in the first instance to the earner, not the government. Most Americans would willingly pay taxes to support legitimate government functions, but we resist ferociously the notion that our incomes belong to the government.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Never? Never say NEVER.
Folks, those are the words of Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Chair, State Representative Fred Durhal Jr. (D-6). Full quote.
"Why mess with Detroit," Durhal said. "Detroit is not a bastion of Republican votes and it never will be."
Rep. Durhal, why "mess" with Detroit? C'mon! Rep. Durhal, your race card is showing...
DETROIT (AP) -- For over a month, Detroit has been reeling from new census numbers that showed the city lost more population in the last 10 years than anyone realized -- 230,000 or about 25 percent. City officials are trying to get the estimate increased, arguing that thousands of residents went uncounted.
Nope. It couldn't be the failed, singular Democratic Party rule in Detroit since Mayor Jerome Cavanagh that's responsible for finally driving another 25% of the people out in 2010. Nothing to see here, folks.
Could it be Kwame?
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By JGillman, Section News
Are you looking for a career change? A way to broaden your horizons? Perhaps a house in the burbs (Maryland)would be a really cool addition?
If you are from Michigan, have a desire to meet a lot of new people and serve your country, NOW is the time. A few hard workers with soul are needed in the following districts ... uh well ALL of the following districts except Congressional District #3 which is occupied by Justin Amash:
"The Budget Control Act trades $21 billion in cuts next year for a debt ceiling increase of $2.1 trillion. That's one penny in cuts for each dollar of new debt. The bill does not seriously address the drivers of the federal government's fiscal crisis. It does not improve entitlement programs.
I would personally like to thank Representative Amash for his ability to stand for something bigger than the ability to get in line with what the leader of the house desired.
Again, the Michigan Republican delegation sans one, failed to perform its duty on the most important vote of their lifetimes. They missed an opportunity to stand for a permanence of fiscal prudence.
MICHIGAN DELEGATION VOTE The complete list here
As for those Democrats who voted no, they wanted even more from Boehner. However, this president will take whatever rope he has been given and run with it.
The ONE chance you had to stop him, and you blew it.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
Give them an inch,...
The wife and I returned to an era of cereal box Christmases this year. Times are tough, and sometimes you have to make do..
Well.. things are still a little better than they were then, but we are getting ready for the next round of thievery by our "servants" in Lansing and DC.
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Feeling frustrated by actions taken by our two US Senators to shove government-controlled health care down our throats?
I know I am. There's a feeling of utter helplessness. Despite polling data showing two-thirds of Americans against ObamaCare, Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin happily vote to strip us of our liberties and freedoms, to worsen the quality of our health care, and to bankrupt our nation with a brand new entitlement we simply cannot afford and do not want.
We do have an option, however, and it's one that scares the living daylights out of any elected politician - RECALL.
Surely there are readers of this blog that are well-versed in the procedures, rules, and red tape involved.
If we really want to send a message that Stabenow and Levin work for us (and not the other way around), we need to get organized and launch our recall against them now.
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