Bob Brady is a seven-term Democrat who serves the Pennsylvania 1st Congressional District, which is essentially Central and South Philadelphia and parts of Chester County. It is an overwhelmingly Democratic district that has not sent a Republican to the House since 1949. Brady is the chair of the powerful Committee on House Administration. The seat is so Democratic, the GOP didn’t even bother to run someone against Brady in 2006. In 2008, Brady beat his opponent by over 80 points.

Pia Varma, a political unknown, wants to be his Republican challenger, but has to win a battle to even get on the ballot against Brady. Here’s a little video from Pia:

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Saw this quote on another site, and agreed with it too much to let it slip. It is Winston Churchill’s response to the signing of the Munich agreement in 1938, the famous “Peace in our time” declaration. I thought it was appropriate for the signing of the recent Health Care Reform bill.

“…they should know that we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road… and do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of the bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year, unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in olden time.”

– From his speech in protest against the Munich settlement, 1938

No intro needed. Enjoy.

Matt Drudge and the Republican delusion
By Brent Budowsky – 03/26/10 11:54 AM ET

In my opinion Matt Drudge is the most important and influential single figure in American media. In terms of daily and ongoing influence he is more influential than The New York Times, the television networks, cable news or anyone else.

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You’ve probably seen this already:

Gallop: “President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has not fundamentally changed after passage of healthcare reform, but at 51% is slightly more positive than the ratings Obama had been getting for most of this month.”

For the sake of debate, where do you think Obama’s approval numbers will sit on July 1st during summer recess and on November 1st just before midterms?

This landed in my mailbox today and I thought I would share it.

Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation
by Gary Hubbell
Aspen Times Weekly

Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America ‘s future. He is the best thing ever.

Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source of America ‘s resurrection. Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.

That’s why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America .

Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Just as Hitler is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism. The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored.

Average Americans who have quietly gone about their lives, earning a paycheck, contributing to their favorite charities, going to high school football games on Friday night, spending their weekends at the beach or on hunting trips — they’ve gotten off the fence. They’ve woken up. There is a level of political activism in this country that we haven’t seen since the American Revolution, and Barack Obama has been the catalyst that has sparked a restructuring of the American political and social consciousness.
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This day in history….

On March 23, 1775 in the colony of Virginia, a meeting of delegates was held at the St. John’s church in Richmond. Patrick Henry rose and delivered a passionate speech urging his fellow delegates to support a Virginia resolution to put the colony “into a posture of defense…embodying, arming, and disciplining such a number of men as may be sufficient.” Here are his words.

Patrick Henry

During the debate over ratification of the Constitution of the United States, Patrick Henry, along with Richard Henry Lee, Samuel Adams, and others argued in a series of essays (later referred to as the Anti-Federalists Papers) that the Constitution gave the federal government too much power. The actions of the Anti-Federalists forced James Madison to create a series of amendments to attach to the Constitution calling for a Bill of Rights that limited not the powers of the citizenry, but, the powers of the government.

How ironic it is that on a day marked in history by an American leader who believed in the liberties of the individual that exactly 236 years later a new American leader would rise to strip those liberties away.

Vice President Biden was right……this is “a big f…… deal”.

Reduce Govt footprint

So, this “historic” healthcare reform is now law.

We all know, we’re bummed, we’re mad, etc, etc, etc. In fact, I had my own verbal in person and online temper-tantrum yesterday. Believe me it was good, but in no way pretty! My very calm and mild-mannered husband even let a few choice words slip too. On facebook all sorts of new groups sprung up:

1 Million against Obamacare!
10 Million against Obamacare!!
I Hate Obamacare!!!

And my personal favorite:

345,267,196 Against Obamacare!!!!, my brother joined that one for the snark factor I’m sure.

Ok, let’s just agree on a few things; there are a lot of us out there that don’t like Obama and his healthcare. We can agree we think he hangs out with skeevy people, and that he’s hung the ‘KICK ME’ sign out on the front door of the USA.

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Health Care Overhaul

Today is a new day in America. We have evolved into the land of social entitlements rather than freedom, and the home of the unprincipled cowardly. We have moved from our word being our bond to back room lying to bold face lying on national television for everyone to see and hear with no thought to or concern of the consequences. We no longer fear God, we only fear men.

This country has progressed down this path for some time, with the passage of the healthcare bill, we took a giant leap. Telling insurance companies that they must cover everyone and everything and regulating how much they can charge will inevitably put them out of business. It is that simple. A single-payer system with no competition to promote innovation is on the way.

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He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. – Proverbs 11:29

Memo to The One, The Pelosi, Senator Dusty Harry (D-Circus Circus), and especially my sorry excuse for a congressman, the (less than) honorable Gerry Connolly (D-Nancy Pelosi): The wind is coming in November. End Memo

For want of a spine


Filed Under Healthcare on Mar 20 

Since January of 2009, I have had the abject misfortune of being represented by the (less than) Honorable Gerald Connolly (D-Nancy Pelosi). He was swept into high office on The One’s coat tails and has done his level best to represent his party masters in every way possible.

In short, my congressman is a weasel. And a cowardly one at that. He voted for Porkulus, Cap & Tax & Tax & Tax & Tax, and is a co-sponsor of the Obamacare bill currently set for a House vote tomorrow morning. He has lashed himself to The Pelosi and does a far better job representing her interests than he does mine.
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Unless you’re in hiding deeper than Sandra Bullock these days, you know that the House is scheduled to vote on the 2010 Welcome to Canada Health Care Bill. So let’s have some fun.

Predict the final outcome (example: 220-215) and whether it passes or fails. Whomever predicts the final vote will win a copy of my latest novel, The Cross Gardener.

I’ll post a tiebreaker question only if needed after the vote.

From PoliticalDerby’s favorite guest contributor:

On the rolling average,
From a spread of plus 43.3 points on 1/27/09
Obama, Messiah, Anointed, O-Bomb, The One,
Has just gone negative: red-above-black line.

Today, March 19, 2010 shall be infamous in
Infamy and Forever as the bestest ever day;
When America, on average, polled “no, no, O”,
When most Americans shrugged, turned away.

His ineptness? His naivete? His arrogance?
Who can say zackly say why his black line drop?
All I know is most middle-class folks like me
Don’t like that fool and believe he be a flop!

What happens now, as his red line rockets?
Has his spell been broken? Forever to be
Obama the scorned, ridiculed and humiliated?
Sounds like a plan to me!

Meanwhile, on campuses, liberals are wailing,
Intellectuals are gnashing their yellow teeth,
The NPRs and NBCs are in shock and awe, whilst
The CBSs and CNNs be comatose in disbelief.

Whodat know dat’s right!

House Democrats are “giddy” after hearing sources say the CBO estimates that the $940 billion healthcare bill will reduce the deficit by $130 over ten years and $1.2 trillion over the next decade.  Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has declared victory.

But wait a second… “Sources” say the CBO estimates a reduction in the deficit?  Yes, folks.  That’s right.  As of the time of this post, the CBO is yet to announce the results of their cost estimate.

Could this be the House Dem’s efforts at making the passage of the healthcare bill seem inevitable to secure the final votes that they need?  Or is this just another lie?
Update: CBO has confirmed that NO official estimate has been released.

Update: Note of caution from the CBO in a letter to Nancy Pelosi, “This estimate is…preliminary, pending a review of the language of the reconciliation proposal…as well as further review and refinement of the budgetary projections.”

Obama has to be desperate to accept an interview on Fox News.  You know… that “entertainment” channel.  However, we all know that he needed to reach a bigger audience and FNC has four times the viewers as any other cable network.

Rather than conducting the interview with someone like Bill O’Reilly, who has a reputation for going after his guests when they don’t answer his questions, Obama chose Bret Baier, a seemingly mild mannered host.  I saw his interview with O’Reilly right before the 2008 election and I saw the interview with Bret Baier.  He should have gone with O’Reilly.

Bret – Congratulations and thank you from every American for asking tough questions and demanding answers from the President.

To everyone else in the media – That’s how it’s done.  Take notes.  You can watch it multiple times if needed.

As you all know (and possibly never want to hear again), this is THE week for the Congress to pass the healthcare bill.  Yes, yes, I know we’ve heard that before, but I’m really hopeful that this is it.

Do you want to know how you can stop the insanity?  I have the solution (somewhat borrowed from Dick Morris).  Call members of the House and tell them to vote no.  Morris has compiled a list of House members that voted for the healthcare bill in November and are in jeopardy of losing their seats come November.  Use the phone numbers provided and call them.  You don’t have to be one of their constituients to give them your opinion.  You may not be able to vote against them, but you can always threaten to support their opponent through donations, media, etc.

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It’s been a hectic couple months for this editor. Besides being in busy season for work, I’m taking two classes (including accounting for the first time in my life), and trying to be a good husband for my wife, who is dealing with the serious health issues of her father. (Oh, and for the praying folk out there, please keep him in your thoughts today, he’s undergoing double bypass surgery)

I’ve also been completely unmotivated to write about this entire health care debacle. I’m so worn out of the news cycle this mess has made, it makes me not even want to watch any type of news program.

But as the potential end to a political battle that could define a presidency seems near, I felt it was time to weigh in.
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Rate that Ad


Filed Under Rate that Ad on Mar 14 

Ah, the art of political misdirection.

Nevada News & Views reports that Floyd Brown, producer of the now famous “Willie Horton” commercial that helped defeat Michael Dukakis and Gary Kreep the Chairman of the Republican Majority Campaign PAC, have teamed to launched a new independent expenditure ad campaign that exposes the corrupt connections between Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), MGM Mirage (NYSE-MGM) and the ruler of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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