Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Obamacare Supporter Kay Hagan Attacks Opponent in Ridiculously Dishonest Radio Ad | Washington Free Beacon

Obamacare Supporter Kay Hagan Attacks Opponent in Ridiculously Dishonest Radio Ad | Washington Free Beacon: "Here’s what Tillis said, in the context of broader GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare: “The majority of the stuff that is in Obamacare is bad, because it’s not fiscally sustainable. It’s a great idea that can’t be paid for.”

He went on to describe Obamacare as a “policy that’s creating as many problems as it fixes in terms of healthcare,” and “creating the most devastating problem of a deficit that we can’t afford.”"



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It’s come to this: Kay Hagan falsely accuses Republican opponent of … supporting ObamaCare « Hot Air

It’s come to this: Kay Hagan falsely accuses Republican opponent of … supporting ObamaCare « Hot Air: "This really is the logical endpoint of the last five years in the lives of America’s red-state Democrats. Remember: Hagan herself voted for ObamaCare, and since the law passed with 60 votes exactly, her vote can legitimately be described as decisive. She’s been running away from it — literally — ever since, and took care to be far away when Obama visited North Carolina in January. The albatross around her neck is choking her political life away. What can she do to save herself?

She can do this — try to convince voters that Republicans support ObamaCare too."



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Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to a debate « Hot Air

Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to a debate « Hot Air: "Texas Gov. Rick Perry has caught a lot of flak for his outspoken, out-and-about campaign to promote his state’s business-friendly tax and regulatory climate and convince companies from other (and usually bluer) states to move to Texas, particularly from California Gov. Jerry Brown (who so eloquently dismissed his efforts as “barely a fart“) — but it evidently can’t be that ridiculous of a strategy, because it looks like other governors are seeking to emulate his idea. I literally laughed out loud when I saw an ad promoting New York‘s ostensibly pro-business credentials on television this past weekend; true that Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently passed some corporate tax reform that included bringing the rate down from 7.1 to 6.5 percent, but that isn’t nearly enough to put New York into what I’d call the “attractive business destination” category. Taking the changes into account, the Tax Foundation moved New York from its spot as dead last in their overall business-tax climate ranking to merely third to last, just above California and New Jersey."



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Heartbreak: Powdered alcohol might not be coming soon after all « Hot Air

Heartbreak: Powdered alcohol might not be coming soon after all « Hot Air: "The Palcohol homepage insists that the substance has still been approved, that it’s merely the labeling that the TTB has a problem with. (“[T]here seemed to be a discrepancy on our fill level, how much powder is in the bag.”) On the other hand, it notes drily that the time frame for approving labels “can vary widely,” i.e. if Lehrman’s right that the TTB has gotten cold feet after all the media attention, they can use the labeling process to hold this up for a good long while."



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John Kerry: Let’s face it, things were simpler during the Cold War « Hot Air

John Kerry: Let’s face it, things were simpler during the Cold War « Hot Air: "The world is safer now than it was during the Cold War and nearly everywhere violence is in decline, which, if you specialize in diplomacy, I suppose does make your job harder. In the past, the threat of global nuclear war would have made Russia think twice about pushing too far west. Nowadays, as more international conflict is channeled into diplomatic standoffs, more subtle deterrents are required. I’d call that progress, if only for reasons of self-interest, but the thought of Waffles having to work longer hours than earlier secretaries of state does make me sad. Another key reason things were “simpler” during the Cold War is the white-knuckle terror felt by countries throughout Eurasia that the Red Army might suddenly show up in their capitals one day. It wasn’t so much America’s power that bought carte blanche for U.S. diplomats as it was Soviet power and the fear it generated in nonaligned states. When the USSR fell apart and that fear started to fade, so did some of the incentive among U.S. allies to cooperate with us."



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Affirmative Action Proponents Beside Themselves over SCOTUS Ruling | Mediaite

Affirmative Action Proponents Beside Themselves over SCOTUS Ruling | Mediaite: "When the Court struck down what they viewed as a dated and illegitimate provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the majority opinion observed that the circumstances on the ground have changed since the 1960s and the laws must change with them. The public, according to the polls, shares this view. Those like Browne-Marshall who believe the opposite are in the minority."



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Ed Schultz Forgets His Own Objection to Money in Politics | Mediaite

Ed Schultz Forgets His Own Objection to Money in Politics | Mediaite: "Well, those concerns about big money in politics go right out the window if the politics of the donor in question are liberal. That’s the impression left after Schultz gave Keystone XL opponent, former hedge fund founder, and prolific Democratic donor Tom Steyer a glowing interview on Monday in the wake of the federal government’s move to punt a decision on the pipeline off until after the 2014 midterm elections.

“You have been given the dubious distinction of being the godfather of green right now. God bless you for that,” Schultz, who had been a supporter of Keystone just last month, told Steyer."



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