Obamacare Debate Continues to Tear Apart the Democratic Party

The Democratic hand-wringing over the Affordable Care Act has reached a fever pitch. The third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer was the first to criticize the Obama Administration’s decision to prioritize health care reform over any further actions on the economy. Schumer said that Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” by…
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Memo to Democrats: Egotism is Not An Effective Election-Year Strategy

There’s a problematic pattern emerging in several Democratic candidates for the Senate this year: A willingness to denigrate the livelihood of their Republican opponents. It came out yesterday when Iowa Senatorial candidate Bruce Braley disparaged Republican Senator Chuck Grassley for being a “farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.” The blowback was swift…
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Democrats Move the Goalposts Once Again in Debt Limit Negotiations

In the immortal words of Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” Two years ago negotiations over an increase in the federal borrowing limit, colloquially known as the debt ceiling, had reached a critical point. Republicans pushed for a dollar-for-dollar cut to the deficit to match any proposed increase in the…
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Democrats Over-the-Top Attacks Undermine Their Policy Points

“The closer we get, the more desperate they get,” President Obama said in a recent speech denouncing Republicans debt limit strategy. “I mean, over the last few weeks the rhetoric has just been cranked up to a place that I’ve never seen before.” Obama is right, the rhetoric has been trumped up to a level…
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Student Loan Rates Set to Double Because of Democrats’ Intra-Party Disarray

Student loan rates are now poised to double after the Democrat-held Senate went home for the Fourth of July holiday rather than pass a solution. And although the war was ultimately being waged on students, who will now pay more to go to college, the battle was within the Democratic party. Roll Call reports: “Senate…
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