It’s a shame that a rapper had to say it, rather than a member of Congress, but Nelly made a good point in a recent interview: If the government is shut down because Federal officials can’t seem to manage the funds with which they are entrusted, why should Americans be forced to pay taxes for the duration of the government shutdown?
What a facile strategy to shore up the benefits of Obamacare: Paint its political opponents as racist, while bolstering the emotional weight of your argument by suggestively alluding to past racial conflicts that have nothing in common with the present situation, save their GPS coordinates.
The Middle East Media Research Institute has made public a translation of a recent al-Qaida broadcast in which a militant Pakistani cleric uses scripture and hadiths to cement the point that Muslims have no business associating with infidels, and that they should wage jihad against anything that isn’t Islamic to its very core until the world is populated only by Muslims.
It’s quite obvious that Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour pseudo-filibuster was but a minuscule hurdle to the rollout of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform package. But what the Texas Republican’s act of grand political theater lacked in legislative impact, it certainly makes up for by illuminating the state of conservatism in the GOP.
If you love your children and want them to be productive, intelligent members of society with basic understanding of the Nation’s founding principles, then you should take them out of government schools as quickly as possible.
Americans have worked to place male and female, feminine and masculine and homo and hetero on a level playing field. Unfortunately, the will of some advocates to continue a push for more ease in the day-to-day lives of certain members of the aforementioned groups is beginning to have a clearly negative effect on the lives of another: the young American male.
The GOP isn’t packed with politicians like Rand Paul (Ky.), Ted Cruz (Texas) and Justin Amash (Mich.) because establishment Republicans are fond of accusing any lawmaker who dares question government’s power of having “libertarian ideas.” And it’s certainly an effective strategy, packing a one-two punch that makes foreign policy hawks balk and the religious right squirm.
President Barack Obama, in a speech Wednesday, blamed political posturing and phony scandals for Washington’s inability to get much done to benefit the American people. There’s one burning question: Which scandals does the President consider phony?
Those Americans who toil to achieve the picket-fence American dream vote and get politicians in office, yet they matter very little to most politicians once the ballots have been counted. The lowly middle-class voters, along with their needs and dreams, are then discarded in favor of more lucrative constituents.
President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice, the liberal media punditry and a number of civil rights activists appear hell-bent to continue stoking the fire of American racial tension following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.