Ted Cruz’s Ridiculous Obamacare Defunding Road Show

By: Thursday August 1, 2013 9:37 am

Although threatening to shutdown the government unless Obamacare is defunded is both practically and logically unworkable, it hasn’t stopped it from becoming a great way to rally the truly die hard conservatives. It has been such a crowd pleaser with the base that Sen. Ted Cruz plans to turn this already doomed plan into a [...]

Obama’s Defenders Agree: Health Care Law About as Conservative as “Reform” Could Be

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 7:47 am

It is nice to see both Paul Krugman and Matt Yglesias openly admitting that the Affordable Care Act is about as right-wing any insurance coverage expansion “reform” could be. From Yglesias’s The Sensible Conservative Alternative To The Affordable Care Act Is The Affordable Care Act: If you simply do what Ponnuru and Levin propose, every [...]

Obama Again Admits His Health Care Law Is Republican, Not Progressive

By: Monday November 8, 2010 9:30 am

One of my strongest hopes is that everyone in the media, especially on the left, can simply stop pretending the new health reform law is some great progressive victory. It is not. It is a conservative, pro-corporate piece of legislation. From the CBS News: Obama: Well, partly because I couldn’t get the kind of cooperation [...]

New Health Care Law a Republican Plan That Should Make Insurance Companies Proud

By: Tuesday March 30, 2010 2:22 pm

Now that President Obama and the rest of the Democratic leadership no longer need to hide from their base that the new health care law is in fact a pro-health insurance industry Republican plan as part of a push to enact the law, they are openly admitting the plan’s true origins. This bill is a [...]

Baucus Thanks Wellpoint VP Liz Fowler for Writing Health Care Bill

By: Monday March 29, 2010 9:08 am

Not a surprise really that upon passage of the health care bill, Max Baucus would openly thank Liz Fowler, the former Wellpoint VP, for writing it: Mr. BAUCUS. Mr. President, there are a flood of emotions going through all of us today as we pass this reconciliation bill which improves upon the bill the President [...]

Pelosi: Health Care Bill a Conservative Bill (Time to Go Back Under the Bus, Veal Pen)

By: Tuesday March 23, 2010 4:58 pm

Just before the House passed the health care bil, Nancy Pelosi sent out a letter.    In it, she said that “An op-ed by E.J. Dionne on Friday reveals that the current health reform legislation pending before Congress was “built on a series of principles that Republicans espoused for years.”  She bolded Dionne’s headline: Why Democrats Are [...]

John McCain Says He Can Save $100 Billion In Earmarks; Heritage Foundation Analyst Says He Is Exaggerating By 1000%

By: Friday May 23, 2008 11:48 am

Oh those liberals at The Heritage Foundation! It turns out McCain is only exaggerating by roughly 1000%. First, here’s what McCain said:John McCain boasts that he can save $100 billion a year “immediately” by eliminating the so-called earmarks that legislators attach to spending bills to finance pet projects, usually in their home state.