Look, I think now is the time to cut losses, bank the permanent extension of key tax cuts and the few spending cuts that are preserved in the budget deal, and then completely revamp strategy going forward (with two months to get act together). In short, past this dog’s breakfast of a bill and move on.
But if the House insists on amending the bill as a show of strength, here’s what it should do: Add a single amendment. Just one. It should eliminate the medical device tax in ObamaCare. Dare the Senate to reject that, and dare the President to veto a deal it has been trumpeting just because it wants to put taxes on pacemakers and insulin pumps. Politically, this also shifts the focus of the debate onto ObamaCare, which helps conservatives going forward.
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?