4 Lap Dog Democrats Cave In

The Blue Dog and IImage by Mira (on the wall) via FlickrThere’s a few still hanging on though. In the end, the few Democrats that stand strong against the Socialist Health Bill will be the ones to watch out for in 2011. They will be the most likely congressmen to switch parties if the Republicans gain control of the House in 2010 or come close to doing so.

The Energy and Commerce Committee will resume its markup of healthcare legislation Wednesday afternoon under a deal between Blue Dogs and House leaders, but there will be no floor vote on the legislation before August.

Delaying a vote until after August was a key demand of the Blue Dogs, along with reducing the cost of the bill by $100 billion and allowing states to create health “co-ops” that would compete with the government-run “public option” and private insurers.

The Hill
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Obama’s Science Czar Wanted to Give Trees Right to Sue

WASHINGTON - APRIL 27:  Dr. John Holdren, Pres...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Since the 1970s, some radical environmentalists have argued that trees have legal rights and should be allowed to go to court to protect those rights.

The idea has been endorsed by John P. Holdren, the man who now advises President Barack Obama on science and technology issues.


“One change in (legal) notions that would have a most salubrious effect on the quality of the environment has been proposed by law professor Christopher D. Stone in his celebrated monograph, ‘Should Trees Have Standing?’” Holdren said in a 1977 book that he co-wrote with Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich.

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Rasmussen: Obama Now Minus 12

Not doing so well. And the media can’t really get any more biased to prop Obama up.

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Liberal GOP Senator Attacks ‘Southerners’

Last time I looked, most of the South voted the right way, but Senator Voinovich’s type of limp politics was not able to carry Ohio.

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“We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns,” Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch. “It’s the southerners.”

Voinovich, a native Clevelander who retires after the 2010 election, continued after the southern elements of the GOP.

“They get on TV and go ‘errrr, errrrr,'” he said. “People hear them and say, ‘These people, they’re southerners. The party’s being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?'”

Source: The Hill
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Missouri: Senator McCaskill Gets Angry Earful in Town Hall Meeting

The grass roots have been doing a good job in recent days taking it to the liberal Democrats. Here is an example of Claire McCaskill getting blasted.

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New Jersey: Christie Leads Corzine by 14

CAMDEN, NJ - APRIL 30:  New Jersey Gov. Jon Co...Image by Getty Images via DaylifeI don’t know if I should get too excited about this yet. Jon Corzine is a Goldman-Sachs guy, so even if the people don’t want to reelect him, maybe they will be made to reelect him.

Chris Christie (R) 50%
Jon Corzine (D-inc) 36%

Source: The Hedgehog Report

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Checklist of Obama’s Campaign Promises

Springfield, Illinois, USA. "The Future F...Image via WikipediaInternational Business Daily gathered a list of Obama‘s promises last November just after the election. You can use this as a score card to see how honest Obama is and whether or not he is really looking out for you during the 4 years of his first and perhaps only term:

Taxes • Give a tax break to 95% of Americans. • Restore Clinton-era tax rates on top income earners. • “If you make under $250,000, you will not see your taxes increase by a single dime. Not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes. Nothing.” • Dramatically simplify tax filings so that millions of Americans will be able to do their taxes in less than five minutes. • Give American businesses a $3,000 tax credit for every job they create in the U.S. • Eliminate capital gains taxes for small business and startup companies. • Eliminate income taxes for seniors making under $50,000. • Expand the child and dependent care tax credit. • Expand the earned income tax credit. • Create a universal mortgage credit. • Create a small business health tax credit. • Provide a $500 “make work pay” tax credit to small businesses. • Provide a $1,000 emergency energy rebate to families. Energy • Spend $15 billion a year on renewable sources of energy. • Eliminate oil imports from the Middle East in 10 years. • Increase fuel economy standards by 4% a year. • Weatherize 1 million homes annually. • Ensure that 10% of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012. Environment • Create 5 million green jobs. • Implement a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. • Get 1 million plug-in hybrids on the road by 2015. Labor • Sign a fair pay restoration act, which would overturn the Supreme Court’s pay discrimination ruling. • Sign into law an employee free choice act — aka card check — to make it easier for unions to organize. • Make employers offer seven paid sick days per year. • Increase the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2009. National security • Remove troops from Iraq by the summer of 2010. • Cut spending on unproven missile defense systems. • No more homeless veterans. • Stop spending $10 billion a month in Iraq. • Finish the fight against Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaida terrorists. Social Security • Work in a “bipartisan way to preserve Social Security for future generations.” • Impose a Social Security payroll tax on incomes above $250,000. • Match 50% of retirement savings up to $1,000 for families earning less than $75,000. Education • Demand higher standards and more accountability from our teachers. Spending • Go through the budget, line by line, ending programs we don’t need and making the ones we do need work better and cost less. • Slash earmarks. Health care • Lower health care costs for the typical family by $2,500 a year. • Let the uninsured get the same kind of health insurance that members of Congress get. • Stop insurance companies from discriminating against those who are sick and need care the most. • Spend $10 billion over five years on health care information technology.

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