When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Obama health plan last week, opponents were left one realistic strategy for thwarting the full implementation of the plan – the ballot box. Republicans will hold another repeal vote in the House of Representatives next week, but it is doomed to languish in the Senate and never reach President Obama who would veto it anyway. Louisiana Rep. John Fleming says the point of that move is to reassure the American people that Republicans are not done with this fight. Fleming explains why he believes the fight against the law needs to continue and what needs to happen on Election Day for opponents to have a chance at repeal. He also reacts to conservative arguments that there is a legislative ‘silver lining’ to the recent Supreme Court decision.
Archives for July 2012
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review gently cheer a new battleground poll showing Mitt Romney ahead by eight points when putting the 15 most competitive states together. They also scold Mitch McConnell for complaining about how hard it will be to undo Obamacare – even if the GOP wins a majority in the U.S. Senate. They groan as global warming alarmists blame fires, heat and the ‘derecho’ on climate change. And they give a quick tip of the hat to Andy Griffith, who passed away on Tuesday.
FreedomWorks has been one of the leading voices of the Tea Party movement over the past three years. Deficit spending and the push for the Obama health plan galvanized millions of activists to change the complexion of Congress in 2010. FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe says Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling will only serve to rally the grassroots organizations to play a major role in this year’s campaign. Kibbe is also the author of “Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold on America”. He explains how America thrived as a decentralized nation that allowed its people the freedom to pursue their dreams. He says that’s not the case anymore and that voters need to begin the march back to limited government by firing our “senior management” from both parties in Washington. Kibbe also gives us insight on how to tell which candidates are serious about shrinking the role of Uncle Sam and which ones just want your vote.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are glad to see President Obama so worried about his fundraising numbers. They also slap their foreheads as Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom echoes the Obama campaign in saying a mandate brings a penalty but not a tax for failing to purchase health insurance. And they recount the deadly ‘derecho’ that struck the Mid-Atlantic on Friday.
Vanessa Oblinger of Radio America examines the relationship between popular television and the increasing acceptance of homosexuality. Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center and Chris Geidner of Metro Weekly provide insight on the impact of television on today’s society.
While President, George W. Bush faced wide-based criticism from the left for his foreign policy decisions. Adam Ulbricht of Radio America examines President Obama’s policies and the left’s feelings on a continuation of many Bush-era programs. Supporters of the president also describe the significance of the recently leaked presidential kill list. Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress and Melvin Goodman of the Center for International Policy give their take on the issue.