Democrats’ Gorsuch Filibuster Puts Them on the Wrong Side of History

When New York Sen. Chuck Schumer announced his intention to filibuster Obamacare, it didn’t come as much of a surprise. After all, he’d long ago telegraphed that his decision on President Trump’s nominees would be based in politics, not qualifications. “If they don’t appoint someone who’s really good, we’re gonna oppose him tooth and nail,”…
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Chuck Schumer’s Filibuster Folly

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed today that Democrats would filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This is foolhardy on any number of levels. By any measure Judge Gorsuch is an imminently qualified judge with a sterling track record and a deep respect from his peers. Even President Obama’s solicitor…
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Republicans Working to Clean Up Democrats’ Health Care Mess

Republicans have long clamored for the opportunity to pass substantive, patient-centered health care reform. The health care system has become increasingly broken over time, the result of a steady shift away from anything resembling a market and towards a complex mix of mandates, subsidies, taxes, and regulations. In short, it became a powder keg, and…
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Trump’s Speech Highlights Democrats’ Conundrum

Democrats just don’t know what to do about Donald Trump. They desperately desire to despise him, but his views are so anomalistic, and his delivery so unorthodox that their partisan punches never land. Democrats’ dismay was evident in their response to President Trump’s address to Congress. It was, in many ways, an apolitical speech, filled…
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Democrats Just Sabotaged Their Best Hope for 2020

Well that was quick. Once the do-no-wrong darling of Democrats, and the inevitable front-runner for the party’s 2020 presidential ticket, Sen. Elizabeth Warren suddenly finds herself being minimized by key party leadership. So how did the progressive lion get muzzled? Simple. A poll. Earlier this week, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 43 percent of…
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Democrats’ Scorched Earth Strategy is Bound to Backfire

Donald Trump never received the benefit of the honeymoon that new presidents typically enjoy. There was no wave of bipartisan goodwill that swept across the nation, no recognition that he is everyone’s president, no deferential posture by the opposition party to his 100-day agenda. Instead, from jump street, he was treated to calls of “not…
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If Democrats Wanted to Pick the Cabinet, They Should Have Won the Presidency

Want to know how much Washington has changed in eight short years? Check out these two stories describing the confirmation process of President Obama in 2009 as compared to President-elect Trump in 2017: 2009: “U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s proposed Cabinet of top advisers seems headed toward swift U.S. Senate approval, with former presidential rival Hillary…
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Democrats Health Care Strategy: Break It and Force Republicans to Buy It

Repeal and replace has long been the Republican slogan on health care. It played a large part in the GOP’s ascendancy to a House majority, then a Senate majority, and now, the presidency. Unsurprisingly, Democrats are now looking for a slogan of their own and, according to the Washington Post, seem to have settled on…
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Democrats’ Still Electing the Same Leaders, Expecting Different Results

If this election proved anything it’s that voters are tired of the same old Washington players, playing the same old Washington games, in which wealthy, connected Americans always seem to win, and blue-collar, everyday Americans always seem to lose. In his 1996 State of the Union, President Bill Clinton declared that “the era of big…
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Schumer’s Opposition to Iran Deal Stirs Up the Democrat Hornet’s Nest

President Obama is more a proselytizer than a president at this point. He’s not going to try and convince you that his policy positions are correct, he’s just going to pressure you to jump on the bandwagon and have faith. Oh, and if you happen to disagree on the merits, then he’s going to attack…
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