Tag: Kelly Ayotte

Pivoting Toward the General, Trump Attacks Ryan, McCain, and Ayotte

 

Donald TrumpThe Republican National Convention is when the party faithful set aside the fractious primary rhetoric and unite to defeat perfidious Democrats. Aside from Cruz’s call to support freedom (a position now considered treasonous in the GOP), other speakers focused on the myriad faults, failures, and crimes of Hillary Clinton, saying her name onstage even more than Donald Trump’s.

Party unity was strengthened when famously moderate Senator John McCain endorsed his party’s nominee in May. The following month, House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Trump in a splashy press conference, and spoke in favor of his election at the convention. New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte also fell in line, saying she supports Trump and will vote for him in November.

Obviously, any successful president will need to share mutual loyalty with his party’s leaders on Capitol Hill. Campaigning and fundraising for down-ticket officeholders is essential for any chief executive to get his legislation through Congress. A leader must move beyond the bruising battles of the winter and spring and look forward to the fall and beyond.

Feminists Against Choice

 

imageThere is no easier, simpler, more efficient way to ensure that people have access to the products and services they want than to leave them to exchange money for them, unencumbered by mandates, quotas, or subsidies. One might argue that doing so is insufficient toward one’s aims — which usually begs the question of who exactly you think you are to get to decide such things — but it’s the logical starting point for all but the most committed of petty totalitarians.

Unfortunately, the dominant strain of leftist feminism is exactly that. For further evidence, look no further than Elizabeth Nolan Brown’s latest article on leftist opposition to a Republican-sponsored proposal to streamline the approval process for over-the-counter oral contraceptives:

The “Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act,” co-sponsored by Sen. [Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) and] Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), would encourage birth-control pill manufacturers to file an application with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell products over-the-counter (OTC), as well as repeal the Affordable Care Act’s restriction on using health savings accounts to buy non-prescription medication. The full text of the proposal has not yet been released.

Time for a GOP Purge?

 
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A small business?

Sorry to sound like Robespierre, but the disgraceful goings-on described in this National Review article deserve to be investigated and the responsible parties exposed. Simply put, Congress was exempted from Obamacare on the basis of a fraudulent application to the District of Columbia’s health exchange that described the Hill — which employs thousands — as a small business eligible for taxpayer subsidies under the ACA: