Liberals and establishment Republicans often talk about partisanship
in Washington, lamenting that there are not enough people working
together to grow the size of government. In a lot of ways, that
complaint is like peeing in navy blue pants. It’s warm and may make the
wearer feel good, but no one can see it.
The complaints come to
mind in the wake of Wednesday’s passage of a $1.1 trillion omnibus
spending bill in the House, which funds ObamaCare and passed by a vote
Establishment Republicans are facing some tough approval ratings. Speaker John Boehner has the same approval rating held by Rep. Nancy Pelosi when she brought Democrats back to the
minority in the House in 2010. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is losing to the Democrat he will tentatively face for re-election next year.
improve their numbers, the RNC has been developing its plan to win over
young voters who fall in the millennial generation.
A video produced by the comedy group Second City Network suggests that “Because
Obama” may be losing its credibility as an excuse for government
The cause, organized by what the video portrayed as the
“Americans for Whatever Barack Obama Wants Did You Know He was Friends
with Jay Z?” group, aims to fundraise $1.6 trillion to support the
President’s effort to begin World War III – in addition, as one of the
video’s actors puts it, to “World War IV, and any moon war the President
may want to start.
In the midst of Syrian turmoil, it was reported over the weekend that Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al-Nusra murdered another Christian in the country. Catholic priest Francois Murad was killed as he was attempting to set up a monastery in Gassanieh in northern Syria. His murder is the latest in the "shadow war" against Christians by the Syrian rebels to whom President Obama committed small arms and ammunition last month. Catholic Father Michael Kayal was abducted in February while riding a bus; Syrian Orthodox Father Fadi Haddad was kidnapped in December and subsequently murdered; "Yohannes" was shot on a bus when a cross was found around his neck; stories of others abound.
In the most recent development stemming from Al-Qaeda's efforts to manage its protocol-challenged employees, the organization has established a complaints department in the Syrian city of Raqqa, according to aTelegraph report published on Monday. The organization is presently the "leading militia" in the northeastern region of Syria and has subsumed parts of the municipal government.
It is notable that Al-Qaeda is better able to manage its employees around the globe than President Obama is able to manage the IRS a few blocks away.