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Keep Her Around, She is the best thing for Republicans
Posted:Jun 23, 2017 10:01 am
Last Updated:Jun 23, 2017 10:03 am
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Defiant House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’s not going anywhere, brushing back complaints from rank-and-file Democrats that she has led them to political oblivion and insisting that whatever the election losses she has overseen, she is “worth the trouble.”

A series of losses in special congressional elections — including one that cost the party tens of millions of dollars in donations in a losing cause in Georgia this week — have sparked a new round of criticism for the Californian.

She has become an easy target for Republican candidates on the campaign trail, and some of her troops say they can’t recapture the House with her at the top.

But she said those dissenting voices are the minority and the number of election losses this year is a good sign.

“I feel very confident in the support I have in the caucus,” she told reporters on Capitol Hill, mounting a stiff defense of her 15 years at the helm of her party caucus.

“I’m a master legislator, I am a strategic, politically astute leader, my leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election, sad to say,” she said.

But this week’s election losses renewed complaints.

The latest blow was Republican Karen Handel’s defeat of Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia in the most expensive congressional race in history. The Handel campaign and allied groups poured millions of dollars into television and radio ads linking Mr. Ossoff to Mrs. Pelosi.

Rep. Kathleen M. Rice of New York said Mrs. Pelosi has been a “great leader, but like every leader, in time immemorial, it’s time for people to know when to go.”

“And sometimes it’s hard to get people who are in power, who are used to that, to say, ‘You know what? I need to step back and do what’s best for this party,'” Ms. Rice said on CNN’s “New Day.” “I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi believes that she is the one that can lead this party. I happen to have a different opinion.”

Rep. Tim Ryan, the Ohio Democrat who challenged Mrs. Pelosi for the leader’s post after the November elections, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that it will be hard for Democrats to take back the House under Mrs. Pelosi.

From article in the Washington Times
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Todays Americana Question
Posted:Jun 23, 2017 5:06 am
Last Updated:Jun 23, 2017 12:26 pm
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We will finish out the week with another Godfather question.

Which of the following actors did not audition for the role of Don "Vito" Corleone?
Orson Wells
Frank Sinatra
Ernest Borgnine
Rod Steiger
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Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Jun 23, 2017 4:48 am
Last Updated:Jun 23, 2017 12:20 pm
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Khartourn was the name of the horse.
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A View of Obamacare
Posted:Jun 22, 2017 6:05 am
Last Updated:Jun 23, 2017 4:35 am
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A reality check on "Obamacare".

Democrats marketed Obamacare with several gargantuan lies, the biggest of which is advertised in their own preferred shorthand for the law: The "Affordable" Care Act. Premiums and out-of-pocket costs have soared under Obamacare, and are getting worse. Team Obama and their allies also issued unequivocal promises that any consumer who was satisfied with his or her existing arrangements could keep what they liked. This ended up being tagged as left-leaning Politifact's 'lie of the year' once implementation exposed the egregious falsehood, which betrayed millions of Americans. Other vows and assurances on cost curves, access to care, reduced "uncompensated care," and the price tag of Obamacare's vast expansion of already-struggling Medicaid have similarly gone down the tubes.

In order to nail down the votes they needed, Democratic leaders and the White House handed out a string of legislative goodies (and bogus promises) to recalcitrant Democrats, from the "Cornhusker Kickback" to the "Louisiana Purchase" to "Gatorade." Republicans objected to these machinations, calling them secretive and ethically-suspect. Some of those tweets and video clips are being used against them today, some representing pretty clean political hits. But highlighting those complaints is a double-edged sword for the Left; yes, it underscores GOP opportunism and hypocrisy, but it also reminds people that Democrats did use a litany of shady tactics of their own in dragging Obamacare across the finish line without a single Republican vote.

Conservative CNN contributor Mary Katharine Ham reminds the journalists on an Inside Politics panel that a big reason Republicans can use the accelerated, filibuster-evading "reconciliation" gambit to uproot much of the failing existing law is that Democrats laid the groundwork for them to do so back in March of 2010.

Recall that Democrats chose not to ping the legislation back and forth any further -- or go to a conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate bills -- because by that point, they'd lost their filibuster-proof majority. In dramatic fashion. The people of Massachusetts elected a Republican, Scott Brown, to replace Ted Kennedy in the US Senate, expressly to kill the bill. Rather than heed the people's abundantly clear will after that political lightning bolt of a wake-up call, Democrats turned to reconciliation to bypass the voter-imposed obstacle Brown embodied. A few months later, the American people made their point even more loudly, sending an astounding 63 House Democrats into early retirement. Democrats reacted to this, and subsequent unmistakable rebukes by hubristically doubling-down in their support for an imploding law, shamelessly blaming others and blindly insisting that Obamacare is working. It's not, and its deterioration continues apace. Iowa's last major ObamaCare insurer weighs exit, requests 43% premium hike.

Now as the Republicans attempt to actually do something they promised for the past 7 years now. The Democrats are bringing out their old tired worn out LIES in order to save one of the only things they did manage to do other than put boys in the girls rest rooms. I refuse to accept lectures on proper procedure and best practices from the very people who lied, cajoled, and arm-twisted us into Obamacare, and still defend their disastrous handiwork to this very day.

Source article by Guy Benson
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Todays Americana Question
Posted:Jun 22, 2017 5:45 am
Last Updated:Jun 23, 2017 4:36 am
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Another Godfather Question.

What is the name of the horse whose severed head finds its way into Hollywood producer Jack Woltz's bed when Mr. Woltz refuses to cast Johnny Fontane in his new war film?
Kazan
Shazam
Khartoum
Tartuffe
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Democrats go 0-2 in Special Elections Tuesday
Posted:Jun 21, 2017 8:03 am
Last Updated:Jun 21, 2017 12:52 pm
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While most eyes are on the GA-06 special election between John Ossoff and Karen Handel, Republican Ralph Norman just won the night's other special election, in South Carolina's 5th district.

Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in a race that was called about two hours after the polls closed in the Palmetto State. The seat was formerly occupied by Republican Mick Mulvaney, who was tapped by President Donald Trump to become the new director of the Office of Management and Budget.

On Monday, Trump tweeted his support for Norman, saying that he thought that Norman would be a "fantastic help" in cutting taxes, securing the border, reforming healthcare. Trump encouraged people to go out and vote.

While this district is considered to be a relatively safe Republican district, but hey, a win's a win.

Article By Christine Rousselle
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Trump's approval higher than Congress, Schumer, Pelosi, Ryan, McConnell
Posted:Jun 20, 2017 6:43 am
Last Updated:Jun 20, 2017 7:18 am
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President Trump has a higher approval rating than virtually every other leader in Washington, a little reported fact that emerged in a new survey of the nation's political officials.

According to a Zogby Analytics poll, the president's approval rating is higher than for Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

It's even better than for Congress.

Only Defense Secretary James Mattis has a higher rating than the president, 43 percent to Trump's 41 percent in the Zogby survey.

The full approval rating list:

President Trump - 41%
Defense Secretary James Mattis - 43%
Congress - 25%
Nancy Pelosi - 29%
Paul Ryan - 36%
Chuck Schumer - 33%
Mitch McConnell - 30%


From article in Washington Examiner by Paul Bedard June 18 2017
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Violence of the worst kind
Posted:Jun 19, 2017 6:40 pm
Last Updated:Jun 20, 2017 5:30 pm
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Every day, thousands of innocent plants are killed by vegetarians.

Help end the violence!

EAT BACON!!!
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A Happy Birthday Wish
Posted:Jun 19, 2017 12:33 pm
Last Updated:Jun 20, 2017 6:12 am
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Lets all wish a long time member of SFF a Happy Birthday. That's right its Mrs Joe and she is "celebrating" her Birthday today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mrs Joe, and many more!!!!
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Cut their Pay and Send them Home
Posted:Jun 16, 2017 11:21 am
Last Updated:Jun 17, 2017 4:27 am
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The title to the Vacuums latest bloviation: "Tennessee Republican Senator GOES PUBLIC IN SUPPORT OF OBAMACARE"

This is the same Senator who when he was campaigning for the nomination for the Presidency in 1996 advocated Cut Their Pay and Send Them Home. Term limits were, in fact, one of the most urgent reforms needed to make Washington, D.C. more accountable to the citizenry.

Now he is a three term Senator who is just a part of the Swamp. If he was really concerned about the issue of term limits he wold have introduced legislation to implement such a program. To date nothing.
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