In 1994, Democrats had to wring some members to vote for the Clinton budget — which reduced the deficit by reducing spending and raising taxes on upper-income households and was therefor unpopular. For the 218th vote, they got Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, a freshman Representative from a GOP-leaning district who had declared herself against the budget. Republicans — who, naturally, were describing the Clinton budget as a radical left-wing big government power grab — sang “Bye-bye Marjorie” on the House floor. (Mezvinsky did lose her seat, which she would have anyway, but she gained hero status and her son wound up marrying Chelsea Clinton. Vulnerable Dems with Sasha and Malia-aged sons who might like to be an Obama in-law might bear this in mind.)
When you care enough to give the very best (for a budget vote)…try Chelsea Clinton? Didn’t David Schuster land in some hot water for saying this sort of thing a couple years back?
At any rate, this just shows how politically naive Scott Brown is—he offered his daughter up for nothing! Hey, Senator, keep those girls single! Who knows when you’ll need a bikini-friendly bargaining chip!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online