Donald R. McClarey

Blue Wave?

    Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts ponders the upcoming election:   The Associated Press ponders the change in events in American politics this year.  A year ago, even earlier this year, the narrative of the Left/Media was that the

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Donald R. McClarey

1.3 Trillion Monstrosity

I thought the Republicans controlled Congress and the Executive but I must have been mistaken.  Surely no Republican Congress could have passed a spending bill that, in the words of Senator Ted Cruz (R. TX): “The disastrous elements of this

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Donald R. McClarey

Abysmal

There are good political ads, bad political ads and this political ad by Dan Helmer, a carpet bagging Army veteran from New Jersey seeking to win the 10th District Virginia Congressional seat currently occupied by Republican Barbara Comstock.  The pro-abort

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Benghazi? Benghazi?

Low information voters rejoice!  Ann Kuster (D. NH) is a congresswoman for you!  Mark Steyn, please do the honors: First, she has no idea what “Benghazi” is. Then, pleading in mitigation that she’s there to talk about the Middle East,

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The Congress Party Needs to Step Up

The frequency with which the Obama administration has gone rogue and completely ignored Congress’ will seems to increasing at an exponential rate. I fear that by the end of the campaign Obama will be issuing executive fiats on a daily

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It’s In There Somewhere

I can’t tell you how many times that, when I’ve asked someone to cite the constitutional authority for the point they are arguing, they vaguely give me an Article and Section number without explaining how said article justifies their favored

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Social Security is Not a Ponzi Scheme

  Top Ten Reasons Why Social Security is not a Ponzi Scheme: 1.  Ponzi scheme participation is voluntary, unlike Social Security where participation is mandatory for most citizens. 2.  Ponzi scheme participants usually receive brightly colored reports telling them how

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Unilateral War Making by the Executive (Updated)

The Congress shall have Power . . . To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; – Article I, Section 8 The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy

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Congressional Amnesia

From the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion.  I don’t know, I think we would be better off if Congress had forgotten how to pass a law a few years ago.  At any rate, I always

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Elections Have Consequences – Tax Cut Edition

I’ll leave it up to others on the blog to discuss the merits of the compromise on taxes and unemployment benefits recently reached between President Obama and Congressional Republicans.  For what it’s worth, I’d probably vote for it were I

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