Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Chichester Edits Statements For Accuracy

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on SCHIP and fiscal responsibility:

"The President has no credibility on matters of fiscal responsibility (never mind that I'm proposing the largest tax hike in American history, and you criminals, er, I mean, smokers should get ready to pay 61 cents more per pack) due to his astonishing record of compiling historic deficits over the last seven years. As former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan (a shameless, say anything Washington, D.C. cocktail party kiss-ass) recently observed, the President has completely abandoned fiscal discipline.

“The New Direction Congress (we did a focus group and were told our approval rating would go from 11% to 12% if we used the phrase 'New Direction Congress') passed a balanced budget plan (according to our friends at Enron and The Mustang Ranch) that restores pay-as-you-go budget rules and rejects new deficit spending. It invests in health care for America’s children (buying votes with more middle class welfare), college affordability for middle class families (more future dependents, hopefully), homeland security improvements to better protect the American people – investments that are all fully paid for."

Meanwhile, Back In The 8th Century . . .

Fox News: Iran Does Far Worse Than Ignore Gays, Critics Say

The House Friends Of Terrorists Caucus

The 16 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted against denouncing Iran

Lunatic Update

AP: Congress Denounces Iran's Ahmadinejad

Chichester's Entourage Checks In / RE: Chuck Grassley

Regarding Chuck Grassley and SCHIP expansion in today's WaPo:

"They can’t have it both ways – the program funds POOR children and should remain as such. Reckless expansion threatens the medical industry, will drive up costs further, makes government more and more the single-payer and rationing. Moreover, the tax code needs to change to allow more HSAs and write-offs for individual insurance.

"The GOP should have this debate. They won it before and should engage it again. Not be a little 'less Democrat.' That’s a political loser, and the reason they were the minority on the Hill for 40 years. Chuck Grassley would just assume to be fat, dumb and happy in the minority for the rest of his career as Mr. Ranking Member. " - Rick "Flash" Davis.

What Is Chuck Grassley Doing?

Republicans demoralized and dispirited by the party's Congressional no-agenda have Senator Chuck Grassley to thank for making it worse.

Today's Washington Post reports Senator Grassley opposes President Bush's effort to provide tax deductions to help Americans buy private health insurance in exchange for expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

O.k., fine.

But, according to the Post:

"Grassley said if he were the Democrats, he would send the SCHIP expansion to a vote every three months, along with campaign advertisements accusing Republicans of abandoning children. That way, pressure would mount either on Bush to sign the bill or on House Republicans to override the veto" (emphasis added).

Is Chuck Grassley now a Democratic party strategist? This is something that Carville and Begala would concoct. It's Hillaryism.

The Post further reports:

"Americans United for Change, a group closely allied with the Democratic leadership, will begin airing television ads this week in Kentucky, accusing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of abandoning his state's children."

It reads like an Onion story. A senior Republican and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee encourages Democrats to run against Republicans claiming they're "abandoning children," which is exactly what is happening right now in the home state of his leader.


If there ever was a time for an old-fashioned Lyndon Johnson Senate head-cracking, this is it.

Lunatic Update

N.Y. Post: Boss Hits Iran Prez With The Ol' College Fry