Video: Rep. Thad McCotter Debates Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Tonight’s Hardball

MI Rep Thaddeus G. McCotter, Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee,  appeared tonight on Hardball  where he described the Democrats’ health care plan as “an expansion of the power of a big, broken, bloated federal government over average men and women who are struggling.”

How does it control the individual’s health care decisions? Let McCotter count the ways:

Yes, it’s a basic, ideological, philosophical difference.

To see McCotter’s “We the People: Wide Awake for Our Newest Birth of Freedom,” please visit


Video: Patches Channels Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker

My hubby created this mash-up after we finally figured out who he reminded us of:

Linked by Innocent Bystanders, Ace of Spades HQ, and Hot Air, and iOWNTHEWORLD, thanks!


It has come to my attention that the first blogger to make the Patrick Kennedy/ Matt Foley connection, was Allahpundit himself, here, where he called it, “eerily similar”.

Kudos to Allahpundit!


Awesome photoshop at  TNOYF  “I just can’t shut my freakin’ cakehole!”

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Video: More Stupak – On Fox Earlier Today

Via AUL Action:

Waxman says. “we want to pay for abortions”.

“[Waxman] came back a while later, said but we want to pay for abortions. I said Mr. Chairman, that’s where we disagree. We don’t do it now.  We’re not going to start. [Waxman: I think we should.]  I’m sorry, but the House has spoken. We had that debate. We won. 240-190. You forced a vote. We won, fair and square, and we’re not going to — this is what it is. If you want to move health care, keep current law.”


Stupak: “This Has Reached The Unhealthy Stage”

I’m really starting to feel for this guy, and I had had my doubts about him. He’s not folding, but claims some of the guys ” just want this over”, and Pelosi has been able to peel away a couple of his no votes:

According to Stupak, that group of twelve pro-life House Democrats — the “Stupak dozen” — has privately agreed for months to vote ‘no’ on the Senate’s health-care bill if federal funding for abortion is included in the final legislative language. Now, in the debate’s final hours, Stupak says the other eleven are coming under “enormous” political pressure from both the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.). “I am a definite ‘no’ vote,” he says. “I didn’t cave. The others are having both of their arms twisted, and we’re all getting pounded by our traditional Democratic supporters, like unions.”

Stupak says he also doesn’t trust the “Slaughter solution,” a legislative maneuver being bandied about on Capitol Hill as a way to pass the Senate bill in the House without actually voting on it. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” he says. “I don’t have a warm-and-fuzzy feeling about what I’m hearing.”

At this point, it’s clear that the abortion language he seeks will not be put into the bill:

The arguments they have made to him in recent deliberations, he adds, “are a pretty sad commentary on the state of the Democratic party.”

What are Democratic leaders saying? “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.”

The left has targeted Stupak with unhinged venom—

And the politics of the issue are pretty rough. “This has really reached an unhealthy stage,” Stupak says. “People are threatening ethics complaints on me. On the left, they’re really stepping it up. Every day, from Rachel Maddow to the Daily Kos, it keeps coming. Does it bother me? Sure. Does it change my position? No.”


Pray for Stupak, and the remaining pro-life House Dem stalwarts. This is starting to feel like a spiritual battle.

Hat tip:

Ruby Slippers at Potluck


pressure on House Dems:

Union to Dems: “If you Can’t Support HCR, We Can’t Support You”


Mark Levin Calls For Slaughter’s Removal


It’s Do Or Die Time For ObamaCare: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

It’s do or die time for the Democrats…they have to get ObamaCare passed before the Easter recess, or forget about it. Reps do not want to relive the townhall hell they experienced last August.

The Daily Caller reports:

Are Democrats marching toward a health-care bill behind the scenes, or are they slipping backwards?

On Thursday, disagreement over abortion language appeared more intractable than ever, a key procedural move was ruled out, and votes in the House continued to move the wrong way.

It was not a good day for Democrats or President Obama’s push for a health-care bill.

But Democrats insisted that the day of setbacks did not mean they would be deterred, and sources on the House Budget Committee reported that they were preparing for a mark-up on Monday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the day was “another step taking us closer to voting.”

Yet, the White House backed off its March 18 deadline for a vote in the House, and signaled that the president might even delay his trip to southeast Asia by a day or two.

Ryan says that, come Monday, Democrats “will bring a shell piece of reconciliation legislation” to the budget committee. “The reconciliation process has to begin there,” he says. “Here’s what they’ll do: They will take the House health-care bill and mark it up so that it can become a reconciliation vehicle. Republicans will make runs at this via motions to instruct, but since we’re outnumbered, their package will get through the committee. Then they’ll send that shell of a bill to the House Rules Committee. The rules committee will then gut the budget committee’s reconciliation bill and drop in all of the deals that Speaker Pelosi arranges with members who vote for the Senate health-care bill in the House.” Those deals, he adds, “will be hard to scrutinize, and we may never know their full extent, since many of them will be orchestrated outside of health-care legislation.”

Regardless of how bad a reconciliation package looks, Ryan says it is the passage of the Senate bill in the House that troubles him the most. “The Senate parliamentarian made it clear today,” he says. “The Senate bill has to become law before reconciliation can be taken up in the Senate. Knowing this, the Democrats are doing whatever they can to convince House members to walk the plank. But let’s be very clear: If the Senate bill passes in the House, it’s not just some setup for reconciliation — it’s a huge, new federal entitlement that’ll be signed into law.”

The Dems know that a majority of Americans do not want this bill. They know that over  2/3’s of us think it’s wrong to pass a bill of this magnitude along strictly party lines.

They don’t care.

GOP.Gov released this video, with Congressman Mike Pence, last Fall. It’s time to hear it again:


Surreal: Obama Says Washington Spends Tax Dollars Like It’s Monopoly Money

Obama actually used the monopoly line for his health care rally in St. Charles, Mo:

As we were driving in, I was saying, boy, it’s just good to be back in the Midwest, this is about as close as I’ve been to home in a while.

Dude…you grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii…who do you think you’re kidding?

And part of the reason it’s just good to be back is because Washington is a place where tax dollars are often treated like Monopoly money — they’re bartered and traded, and they’re divvied up among lobbyists and special interests, and where waste — even billions of dollars of waste — is accepted as the price of doing business. When we proposed, by the way, those $20 billion in cuts last year, we were ridiculed by the press, said, “Ah, that’s just a spit in the bucket.” Now, I don’t know about here in St. Charles, $20 billion, that’s real money, isn’t it?

It’s kinda funny that President Fancypants chose to drop such a disingenuous line in Missouri, “the show me state”:

The phrase “I’m from Missouri” means I’m skeptical of the matter and not easily convinced. This is related to the state’s unofficial motto of “Show Me,” whose origin is popularly ascribed to an 1899 speech by Congressman Willard Vandiver, who declared that “I come from a country that raises corn and cotton, cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I’m from Missouri, and you have got to show me.

Obama  likes to strike a pose of fiscal responsibility, but I can’t imagine too many people being fooled by it.  His party runs Washington, for crying out loud… The disturbing reality is, Obama’s deficit spending for one month beats Bush’s  for an entire year.

He will spend more this year on Welfare, than Bush spent in eight years for the Iraq war.

“Fiscal hawk”, Obama started off his Presidency, last year with several bloated spending bills, the Stimulus, Omnibus, and GIVE and SERVE acts, inspiring thousands of alarmed Americans to take to the streets…

In fact, one of the first signs I made to protest his God-awful spending policies involved monopoly money:

Feb 28, 2009

Gateway Pundit notes that Obama likes to drop the Monopoly money line whenever he’s on the verge of passing another massive spending bill.

Matt Welch at Reason calls the above paragraph, “gag inducing “.

That it is.

You can check out the photoshops at Gateway Pundit and Reason for palate cleansers.

See Also:

The Blogging Professor: Priorities: Monthly deficit hits $220 billion, highest in U.S. history. Senate ObamaCare bill supposed to cut deficit by $132 billion over 10 years!

You know…

The more I think about this, the more annoyed I get. He really does think we’re stupid. And he doesn’t care what we think.

I realize that Obama’s supporters love the idea of  massive federal spending on domestic programs….but can they at least see the rank hypocrisy of Obama pretending to disapprove of it? Can they not see that a man capable of such whoppers is not somebody worthy of their trust?


Speaking of the GIVE Act, Atlas Shrugs has the creepy latest:

Obama’s Private Youth Army: Recruiting 8-Year-Olds

Cross-posted at Potluck