Boehner Gets His Scalp
By Harold Callahan – December 11, 2013
The Speaker of the House of Representatives got a scalp today with the firing of conservative congressional staffer and stalwart Paul Teller.
For over a decade, Mr. Teller guided the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the most influential and important conservative group in Congress, as its Executive Director. The RSC came to prominence in the early 1990s when George Bush, Dick Darman and company attempted to force a tax increase on the American people. The group rallied members and ultimately defeated the first version of the tax increase in the House.
The group has always been an independent voice for conservatives in Congress. Through the Bush years — from sellouts on education and prescription drugs — the RSC and Teller held steadfast to their conservative views making life for the Leadership difficult.
Late last year, the Leadership engineered the election of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) to head the organization, fearing that his opponent Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) could not be controlled. Scalise kept Teller at the helm but the relationship was always tenuous.
When news broke that Rep. Paul Ryan and the leadership were engineering the repeal of the sequester, Mr. Teller went to work. He informed conservative groups throughout DC about the impending sell-out. While Teller never lost his nerve, Scalise did. He fired Teller, no doubt on the demands of the Speaker.
Any smart member of Congress would snatch up Mr. Teller and use his knowledge and influence to build conservative opposition to the Leadership. If no one is willing to stand up, at least Mr. Teller can leave Congress with his head held high. Mr. Scalise and the House GOP Leadership cannot.
His opposition to the Ryan-Boehner Budget Sellout was too much for the leadership to stomach.
This morning HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will come before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to testify about the ongoing problems of Obamacare. The House Republican Conference is out with a new video highlighting some of her previous hearings. Please take a minute to watch and share with your readers.
Broken promises. Canceled plans. Increased premiums. What’s next?
I guess it depends on what the definition of fixed is.
As seen on Justice with Judge Jeanine – Fox News – 12-7-13
The White House tries to defend health care lies daily as the true value of this program continues to disappoint a sizable portion of the American public. Dr. Ben Carson joins Judge Jeanine to weigh in with his take on the current disastrous situation.
Post continues at MichelleMalkin.com.
County office bans criticism of Obamacare
Warns employee ‘controversial’ statements not allowed
Santa Clara County, Calif., officials have banned a 20-year employee from making “less than positive” remarks about Obamacare, because they can cause stress for listening co-workers.
The county made the stunning move when Norina Mooney was chatting with a co-worker about the Affordable Care Act, according to the Pacific Justice Institute, which is representing the woman. Read more at WND.com.
You might remember NBC commentator Bob Costas’ recent self-serving and politically correct halftime rant when he came down on the Washington Redskins saying that their name was “an insult, a slur.” Well the fan holding the sign in the photo below during Sunday’s Redskins/Giants game certainly expresses his displeasure with Costas – and very succinctly I might add. (Post continues below photo).
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Really… Like Barack Husein Obama would actually sign up for Obamacare
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Source: WJRR Orlando FL
Thanks a lot GOP: For eating your own and your capitulation. Look at where you have brought us!
Written by Allen West on November 26, 2013
When a policy is failing how do President Obama and his acolytes solve the issue? Fabricate positive press, of course. The Obama campaign machine is desperately kicking in overtime to combat the truth, or as they classify it, “bad press” on Obamacare.
First of all, Organizing for Action has received marching orders to “get into people’s faces” and talk about Obamacare over Thanksgiving dinner. That approach will give new meaning to the term food fight. (Oh, and by the way, during a conference call with supporters, Obama claimed 100 million people have signed up, which is only off by a factor of …um…a thousand or so) Continue reading at: allenwest.com.
By Lloyd Marcus, a proud Unhyphenated American
From what I recall of my childhood, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights movement was not universally embraced in the black community. Some blacks were frightened by his actions and angry at the “crazy” colored man for stirring up trouble. “He is making things worse for Negros!”
But MLK became an American icon.
In 1977, world-renowned architect Phillip Johnson was approached by Rev. Robert Schuller with his “crazy” impossible dream. “So, you want to build a glass cathedral in earthquake country without obstructed views to the front, and you have no money?” Rev. Schuller replied, “Yes.” The Crystal Cathedral is now the largest glass building in the world. Read more at: americanthinker.com.
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On Tuesday, Nov. 19th, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on the security of HealthCare.gov. The session was divided into two panels with the following witnesses:
Mr. Henry Chao
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Mr. Jason Providakes
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Center for Connected Government, MITRE Corporation (MITRE)
Ms. Maggie Bauer
Senior Vice President
Health Services Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi)
Mr. David Amsler
President and Chief Information Officer
Foreground Security, Inc.
In this brief clip from Panel Two of the hearing, Congressman Pete Olsen (R-TX) asks each of the three witnesses if they were comfortable putting their personal information and that of their families’ into healthcare.gov. The last answer was extremely revealing.
Energy & Commerce Committee memorandum announcing the hearing.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., called Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid a “bully” who is breaking the rules of the Senate because he needs to do whatever he can to change the subject in the media, and protect Obamcare from the daily pounding it is getting.
Paul is referring to the so-called “nuclear option” that Reid and Senate Democrats resorted to Friday which eliminated filibusters for most presidential nominations. Read more at: wnd.com.
This just about sums it up: