Tag: Congressional Republicans

Feeling Feisty Over Foreign Policy Follies

 

POTUS 41 through 45In Realsville, President Trump has done more to check Russian imperial aggression than has any president since Reagan. Fact.* Deal with it.

And.

There is a greater likelihood that Hong Kong will become an independent city-state, like Singapore, than there is that Russia will hand Crimea back to Ukraine in the next decade.

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Although I’d read a few speculations at various times in the past that Paul Ryan might decide not to run for re-election again, I was surprised and a little saddened by Speaker Ryan’s April 11 announcement that his time in Congress will conclude at the end of his current term. Of course, had things gone […]

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Attention Republicans in Congress: Voters Will Repeal and Replace You!

 

The failure to get Obamacare’s repeal and replace puts our Republican majorities in the House and Senate in danger – not from Democrat challengers, but from the wrath of angry Republican voters and Trump supporters.  If any Republicans lose in 2018, I pray it’s in the primaries to an “I’m not a wuss” challenger, and that these new candidates get elected the following November.  The last thing I want is a Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer.

The only chance they have now is to go for total repeal first.  What we had before Obamacare was far better than what we have now.  The next step would be to introduce necessary reforms to the system, the biggest (to me) being able to buy across state lines.  It works for auto, home, and life insurance.  All the other stuff (deregulation, high risk pools for pre-existing conditions, etc.) can be done at a later date.

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At NRO, Charles CW Cooke offers a limited defense of the Republican Party’s wretched record during the Obama years: Against the Dangerous Myth that the GOP Has ‘Given Obama Everything He Wanted’ Without the GOP manning the barricades, we’d have got union card check, and possibly an amendment to Taft-Hartley that removed from the states […]

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Exhibit A:  Marco Rubio Since leaving the presidential race, Marco Rubio has basically been out of the national limelight.  He’s been busy working on a number of issues in the Senate and hasn’t said too much about the ongoing primary process.  Recently, though, Rubio has done a few interviews in which he was asked some […]

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