links for 2010-12-10

  • A judge ruled Friday against Joe Miller's (R) challenge of the vote-counting process in the Alaska Senate race, delivering Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) to the brink of victory in her bid to become the first successful write-in candidate for the Senate since Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) in 1954.

    In the ruling, Alaska Superior Court Judge William Carey said that Miller had failed to prove his claim of widespread fraud in the November election.

    "Nowhere does Miller provide facts showing a genuine issue of fraud or election official misfeasance," Carey wrote. "Instead, the majority of the problematic statements included in the affidavits are inadmissible hearsay, speculation, and occasional complaints of sarcasm expressed by [Division of Elections] workers. Nothing rises to the level showing genuine material facts of fraud."

    Miller has until Tuesday to appeal the decision to the state supreme court.

    Looks like the end of the road for Joe Miller

  • Barack Obama won the great tax-cut showdown of 2010 – and House Democrats don't have a clue that he did. In the deal struck this week, the president negotiated the biggest stimulus in American history, larger than his $814 billion 2009 stimulus package. It will pump a trillion borrowed Chinese dollars into the U.S. economy over the next two years – which just happen to be the two years of the run-up to the next presidential election. This is a defeat?
    I see no advantage to the American people with this deal – just more debt.

    Let the Bush tax rates expire and come back in January with massive cuts in spending and tax rate reform – like Reagan.

  • Senate Democrats plan to move ahead with a bipartisan tax package, despite strong objections from House Democrats.
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled a bill Thursday evening that keeps the deal between President Obama and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) largely unchanged, but includes environmental provisions that may soothe angry liberals.

    Reid has scheduled the first vote on the package for Monday. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) have vowed to filibuster it.


    Now, conservative/Tea Party Senators have more of a reason to KILL THE BILL

  • Senate leaders have released a summary of the Obama-GOP tax deal that is now pending on the Senate floor.  A first test vote has been scheduled on it for Monday afternoon. The following details were provided by the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. 

    The actual legislative text of the amendment is 74 pages

    In order to get the LEFT on board, I am positive that Harry Reid will be adding sweeteners over the weekend before Monday's vote.

    The Senate GOP will have to decide whether to just swallow the changes or KILL THE BILL and go home for Christmas.