Democrat Pitches ObamaCare Delay Bill

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When Republican legislators demanded that something be done about the monumentally unpopular ObamaCare law, Democrats used it as an excuse to blame them for the federal government shutdown. Now that the entire country sees what a disaster the healthcare system’s roll out has been, the shoe seems to be on the other foot.

According to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), he and at least a few other members of his party are hoping to push through a bill delaying the implementation of the law’s mandates until 2015.

Appearing on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday, Manchin explained that no citizens would face financial repercussions for failing to sign up before the new extended deadline.

“Work out the kinks,” he urged. “Let’s fix this thing.”

Though it falls short of de-funding the entire program, which is what many conservatives advocate, at least this move proves that even the left is beginning to see what a dismal failure ObamaCare is shaping up to be.

Manchin said that he is working to increase Democrat support for his bill, indicating that three members of his party have already agreed to pursue the delay.

From the conservative perspective, host Bill O’Reilly pledged his support of the bill, adding his opinion that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) would likely also be among its proponents.

The senator’s comments came on the heels of preliminary reports that Barack Obama himself proposed such a delay. Subsequent updates from the White House press department indicate that those reports were unfounded, and the deadline currently remains March 31 of next year.

When Obama claimed he would act as a force to unite America’s two political parties, many of his opponents scoffed at the idea. His policies of class, race, and gender warfare certainly made his unification claims seem unbelievable.

On the issue of ObamaCare, however, it seems he is making good on his word — both parties are now becoming united in their antipathy toward the law.

–Western Journalism staff writer

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Allen West Considering A Run Against Marco Rubio In 2016

Allen West Allen West considering a run against Marco Rubio in 2016

Allen West, beloved Tea Party candidate, is telling D.C. bloggers he’ll take a run at Marco “Speaks With Forked Tongue” Rubio’s Senate seat in 2016.  “If I see people are not taking our country down the right path, God will set my feet on the right path,” said the Colonel. Rubio’s fatal mistake was to coax the Tea Party into backing him–and back him they did, right into the Senate’s front door–and then promptly putting in with old guard, Senate liberals who were playing him for a fool.  This mistake just may doom his re-election bid. It’s something you do not do in politics (that is, not dance with the guy who brought you.)

Popular SoFla radio talk host Joyce Kaufman plays over and over Rubio’s speeches against amnesty before he was elected.  She mirrors the hypocrisy factor that just sticks in the craw of once-gullible ordinary citizens looking to back a candidate who will truly represent them.  Word bouncing around SoFLa airwaves is that once Rubio was elected, his “relatives” (that is, blood links from in and around Calle Ocho) leaned on him to get behind comprehensive immigration reform just because blood votes blood.

Well, the young man, new to brutal D.C. politics, allowed himself to be sucked into an unholy alliance with old bull, lib Dems who saw a two-fold opportunity in Rubio–namely to push Amnesty through Congress, but mainly to sink the very promising newcomer’s presidential aspirations.  Apparently, they calculated correctly on the second aim, but not the first.  “Listen to the People,” Senator Ted Cruz kept telling Congress over and over for 21 hours.  And the people in SoFla, although with many libs in their midst, just turned away from a Potomac Two Step of the personable young Florida Senator.  They knew where Astronaut Bill Nelson was flying; but what’s that adage? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.  “The People are mad,” says an astute observer.

So Colonel West just may be lining up for a run at Rubio.  And don’t forget, Congressman West survived a positively brutal SoFla Congressional campaign to defeat Ron Klein in 2010. The incumbent Dem. Chief of Staff Joyce Kaufman had her bags packed to head up the West Congressional D.C. office, but the fallout from the mean streets of the Gore Triangle proved to be not worth the fight.

West was defeated in a re-districting nightmare challenge by Dem Patrick Murphy, who was helped along by the entrenched Democrat machine in St. Lucie County; and West lost out in the very narrow and very contentious recount.  But his loyal followers still stand by their war hero and are not looking to go away anytime soon.  And as for Rubio, his home four blocks away from Calle Ocho just may be a bridge too far away from the Potomac in the future.

Cruz Tops GOP’s Presidential Wish List

Ted Cruz SC 300x199 Cruz Tops GOPs Presidential Wish List

A recent Public Policy Polling report indicates the political star of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, continues to ascend in light of his marathon speech railing against ObamaCare. When asked whom they would most like to see emerge as the 2016 presidential candidate, more Republicans chose Cruz than any other politician.

Considering the agency’s polling also shows the GOP overwhelmingly approves of a government shutdown in the fight to de-fund the healthcare law, Cruz’s relentless support of that position has likely aided in his recent popularity spike.

Cruz now leads his closes competitor, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., by three points, representing an eight-point gain in support for the Cuban-American conservative. Among the als0-rans named in the poll are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who received 14 percent of the respondents’ support, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 11 percent. One in 10 gave a nod to either Sen. Marco Rubio or Rep. Paul Ryan.

Among those who identify as very conservative, the disparity between potential candidates was more pronounced. Cruz ran away with the win in that contest, attracting twice as much support as his nearest rival Paul.

Another positive trend for the Republican’s conservative base is found in the level of trust the party has in Cruz. Compared to Senate Minority Leader and political squish Mitch McConnell, the GOP trusts Cruz more by a margin of 49 to 13. Respondents embraced similar confidence in Cruz when compared to both House Speaker John Boehner and former presidential candidate John McCain.

These results are encouraging as many frustrated Republicans have long lamented the absence of strong conservative leadership within the party. After a strong Senate win, beating an established candidate in Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Cruz has not shied away from sometimes difficult political battles.

His dedication and resiliency has apparently gained traction as polling shows him to be — at least for now — the clear leader of the Republican party. While that undoubtedly frustrates the career politicians who value compromise over principle, Cruz’s unique style is a breath of fresh air for the American people.

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Marco Rubio’s New Mission: Win Back The Republican Party’s Base

Marco Rubio SC Marco Rubios new mission: Win back the Republican Party’s base

Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration push might have hurt his chances of winning the GOP presidential nomination, Republican lawmakers say. [WATCH VIDEO]

While it’s still a long way until 2016, a number of GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate say Rubio (R-Fla.) will have to repair his standing with the conservative base if he hopes to be his party’s next candidate for president.

“There’s terrible disappointment with Marco Rubio specifically,” says Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), an opponent of the Senate immigration bill that Rubio helped write and pass. “I don’t think it’s going to help him anywhere.”

He’s a very important voice in our party. I’ve got the greatest respect for him. He’s got a bright future, but he’s going to get an awful lot of questions from an awful lot of people, and rightfully so. … It’s problematic for him.”

Rubio has slipped from leading in presidential polls of Republican voters to sitting in fourth to sixth place, depending on the survey. Polls in early-voting Iowa and other state-level surveys have reflected a similar pattern.

Read More at The Hill . By Cameron Joseph.

“You’d Rather Look Good And Lose Than Look Bad And Win”

Eric Cantor 2 SC “You’d rather look good and lose than look bad and win”

Among rank and file Republicans angry over the idea of granting amnesty to illegal aliens is a ticking time bomb that will explode in the faces of the Republican Establishment (GOPe). This is the only reasonable conclusion to be drawn from the polling data being ignored by the GOPe.  Numerous polls show huge 60% plus majorities against “amnesty before border security.”

A visitor from another galaxy would have to conclude that since politicians’ only concern is re-election, the sheer weight of poll numbers against amnesty would stop House Republicans from granting amnesty to illegals. That visitor might be wrong.

A line from White Men Can’t Jump  - “You’d rather look good and lose than look bad and win” – fits the GOPe’s obstinate refusal to back down from amnesty. Clearly, killing the country and the Republican Party aren’t as important to the GOPe as “looking good” in the eyes of the media and Democrats. Their treachery is a serious threat to America’s very existence.

The GOPe is like a crazed explosives expert in a movie who wants to blow up an orphanage to make his statement. Nevertheless, at some climatic point in a movie, a hero comes forward to save the day. We need real heroes to step up and save our country and our Party. We need to come forward and stop these GOPe maniacs who are obviously consumed with looking good.  John Boehner, Eric Cantor, John McCain, and Marco Rubio are the real life destructive lunatics who must be stopped; and we must be the heroes who stop them.

Why they have chosen to light this fuse really isn’t important. Engaging in a dialog now is a sucker’s play that will only send the wrong message. We have no time for people like Boehner, who is making moves to grind us down, or feckless worms like McCain, who is willing to bargain away our border security to stay on Chuck Schumer’s good side.

The GOPe has made it clear they are willing to destroy our Party and, more alarmingly, our country so the New York Times will like them. We have to fight them and defeat them.  We have to be America’s heroes. We have to get to town hall meetings to warn these people that we will vote against them, and all of their treachery will go for naught. We have to remind them that the “big donors” demanding amnesty will be giving their money to Democrats after quisling Republicans lose their seats.

The lines have to form in front of Republican headquarters.