Capitol Hill Updates

  • Note this from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's office yesterday.  It is astounding that after the historic 2010 election which swept the Democrats from control of the United States House of Representatives, that they still have not learned what the American people are trying to tell them:  REPEAL OBAMACARE!  Yet, every single Democrat and socialist in the United States Senate last evening voted against the Republicans' Repeal ObamaCare amendment, including the 23 Democrats up for reelection next year.   Meanwhile, every single Republican Senator voted to...
  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," said Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu. Contrary to what the Democrats and their counterparts in the left-wing media are claiming  --  that yesterday's repeal of ObamaCare by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is an exercise in futility  --  the Republicans took their first major step in abolishing the most oppressive law in American history. The Democrat-controlled 111th Congress, against the will of the large majority of the American people, rammed through the most oppressive laws in the history of...
  • "The basketball arena at the University of Minnesota holds 20,000 people. Tonight it's jam-packed. Not for the Gophers, whose Big 10 championship banners hang from the rafters, but for Paul Wellstone, the liberal senator who died Friday in a plane crash while campaigning for re-election."   That was how the left-wing media outlet "Slate" described the "memorial" service on October 30, 2002 for Paul Wellstone, the socialist Minnesota senator who died in a plane crash during the last days of his reelection campaign.  Instead of honoring Senator Wellstone with a memorial...
  • Pro-family and conservative organizations around America are touting their roles in gaining a 2-year extension of President George W. Bush's 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, which provide great benefits for American families.  The tax cut extensions were passed during the infamous "lame-duck" session of the expiring Democrat-controlled 111th Congress Christian Coalition of America is also touting late-year pre-Christmas victories in the field of communications including a "net neutrality" victory and a victory for low-power community radio stations across the country which will allow...
  • Contrary to what the left-wing thinks about its leaders, outgoing Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, are very effective fighters for their party's left-wing agenda such as the passage of Obamacare earlier this year.  On the other hand, just weeks after the most historic election rejecting this left-wing agenda of the Democrats, the effectiveness of the Republican congressional leadership is being strongly questioned.   What Americans saw yesterday in the United States Senate, with the passage of the repeal of "Don'...
  • The two leaders of the Republicans in the United States Congress together wrote a column entitled "Where we and Democrats can work together" in Tuesday's "The Washington Post."   Speaker of the House-elect John Boehner and the Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell urged President Barack Obama to listen to what the American people had to say in the resounding defeat for Obama's party earlier this month.    Here is a key quote in their column:  "Despite what some Democrats in Congress have suggested, voters did not signal they wanted more cooperation on the...
  • In today's "The Wall Street Journal," Tea Party-supported Senator-elect Rand Paul is reported to being on the warpath against the pork-barrel spending rampant in both Republican and Democrat Congresses the past few decades.  He and other newly elected Senators such as Florida's Marco Rubio, Utah's Mike Lee and Illinois' Mark Kirk are determined to end the practice. Rand Paul's father, Congressman Ron Paul, a medical doctor like his son, has been on a similar campaign in the U.S. House of Representatives for a couple decades.  And Representative Paul just got many reinforcements...
  • It is hard to believe, but the Tea Party activists are already formulating lists of targets of United States Senators  --  both Democrats and Republicans  --  up for reelection in 2012.  On the Republican side, the Tea Party groups will be closely watching the votes and actions (in committees on which they serve) of such Republicans up for reelection as Indiana's Richard Lugar and Texas' Kay Bailey Huchison, among others.    There are a number of Republican senators who should be concerned about primary challenges  --  who may be running for...
  • The last time the Republicans were about to take over the United States Congress, in 1994, they promised that they would eliminate funding for public broadcasting which mostly leans to the left.  Unfortunately, that was one broken promise.  Indeed, they barely slowed the annual growth of hard-earned tax dollars to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and its affiliates and other broadcasting entities.    Now, 16 years later, in the wake of the firing of their only minority male, Juan Williams  --  and he is a liberal commentator at that...
  • Senator Sam Brownback, Republican from Kansas  --  who most likely will be the next governor of the state  --  since the year 2004 has addressed the issue of the pain which the unborn child feels while she is being aborted.  Fortunately, another great pro-life Senator, Mike Johanns, a Republican from Nebraska has stepped up to sponsor legislation similar to the Brownback bill.    Senator Johanns' state legislature passed a law which took effect last Friday in Nebraska which outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because of the pain which an...