Posts Tagged ‘democrat’
This is an interesting article from Politico.com about how Republican candidates are more likely to display the American flag on their campaign websites.
Not sure if there is anything to make of this, other than “things that make you go, hmm.”
Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings (FL) is the only impeached judge in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also sits on the powerful Rules Committee. This is one of the things he said in today’s Rules Committee hearing as the Democrats prepare to put government-run health care on the House floor tomorrow. This is just one example of what’s wrong with the Democrats’ approach to passing government-run health care.
“There ain’t no rules here, we’re trying to accomplish something. . . When the deal goes down, all this talk about rules, we make ’em up as we go along.”
And anyone wonders why the American people are fed up with Washington?
UPDATE: Here is the video of the end of this quote.
Gov. Blagojevich deserves plenty of criticism for his defiant appointment of Roland Burris to Obama’s Senate seat, but the hits he is taking (by the left!) because Burris has contributed money to his campaigns are ridiculous. There is nothing shocking, unseemly or out of the ordinary for an active Democrat operative to donate and help raise money for a fellow Democrat who happens to be Governor.
To make what amounts to about $10,000 in donations over the course of a few years an issue and imply that it makes the appointment tainted, is to allow leftist “do-gooders” to always use donations as the “proof of corruption” no matter how small.
When Members of Congress can raise $9,600 in one phone call to a wealthy couple, it’s a nearly impossible stretch to claim that Burris’s $10K taints the appointment. Heck, it’d be a stretch if it were $100K. I’m not saying that the appointment isn’t tainted – it is, particularly in regards to race – but it isn’t tainted by contributions, and conservatives would do well to leave that one alone.
Opposition based on substance, not leftist-created straw men, is always better ground from which to fight.