Thirty senators have signed a letter making it clear that should the Federal Communications Commission implement "net neutrality" regulations during its December 21st meeting, the GOP will force a confrontation on the Senate floor over the rules. Doing so would provide insight into how Republicans, as a minority in the Senate, leverage its control over the House of Representatives to hamstring attempts by the executive branch to rule by regulatory fiat. Read More
1. If you spot anybody wielding weapons and threatening passers-by at the polling place, then that means one of two things: Either (1) Obama is still president and the New Black Panther Party is at it again, or (2) Dale Peterson just lost his election to Alabama’s Agriculture Commission. Read More
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has admitted to a lot of sexual sleaze, and in a very public, high-profile manner. For some reason, Louisiana voters have never seemed to care too much.
Vitter’s scandals are certainly fair game in a campaign, but usually opposing campaigns get other people to throw this kind of personal mud for them. Not Charlie Melancon, D: Read More
My 11th grade American History teacher was a good teacher and a total liberal. The day after the 1994 elections, she mumbled something about “anti-incumbent fever.” I went home and checked the newspaper, and confirmed that every single Republican senator and House member seeking reelection had won that day. The only Republican incumbent to lose in 1994 was liberal Republican David Levy who lost his primary to conservative Daniel Frisa. Read More
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., criticized President Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill crisis on Sunday and said the deep water drilling moratorium will destroy more jobs than the spill itself if it is allowed to continue for the next six months.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Vitter accused the Obama administration of avoiding trips to the area “to move it off of the front page rather than dealing with the situation forcefully.” Read More
It sure looks that way:
The fringe “birther” movement may have found itself a new ally.
Republican Sen. David Vitter told a group of supporters last week he is in favor of groups who may want to take President Obama to court over the belief he is not an American citizen. Read More
President Obama is fighting more than just one state in court. With Louisiana facing an economic catastrophe because of the Obama administration’s moratorium on deep-water drilling, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the Obama Administration have asked a federal court to reinstate his moratorium on deep-water drilling, the New York Times reports. Read More
Democrats are hyping their own jobs bill, which will likely work about as well as the last two — that is, not at all. But Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and Rep. Pete Olson, R-Tex., have just proposed a very short bill that would help employment. It would end President Obama’s six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling. Read More
Back in February, during the Democrats' frenzied rush to pass the $787 billion economic stimulus bill, Republican Sen. David Vitter offered a simple, 28-word amendment: "None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used directly or indirectly to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now." Vitter's amendment was shot down, 51-45, with all the votes coming from the Democratic majority. Read More