Low Popahirum, National Edition (4-25-14)

low popahirum national“A prominent Democratic senator doesn’t want to talk about contributions she received from David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who have been targeted for abuse and attacks by Democratic politicians and liberal media. Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu, a vulnerable incumbent facing a tough challenge in the November mid-term elections, declined to respond to questions about her ties to the Kochs, successful businessmen and philanthropists who have become personae non gratae among Democrats, and who have been subjected to a series of tirades from the Senate floor by Majority Leader Harry Reid.” – National Review

“The psychiatric world defines ‘projection’ as the act of denying unpleasant qualities in yourself, while attributing them to others. Consider liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s riff this week about the libertarian billionaire Koch brothers.” – Kim Strassel/WSJ

“Over the past several weeks, President Obama has repeatedly declared the debate concerning the repeal of his signature health care law ‘over.’ And, to be sure, there is a certain rationale to his confidence. For all their talk about shrinking government, Republicans have never had much success rolling back major federal programs, and now that millions of Americans are receiving insurance through Obamacare, there’s reason to believe it’s here to stay.” – Washington Examiner

“Dr. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, is running for U.S. Senate in Oregon. And if this ad is any indication, the GOP hopeful is already an effective communicator:” – Twitchy

“Even as Barack Obama does a NASCAR-like victory lap, claiming 8 million enrollees (Full disclosure: the author is one of the folks who have health insurance through the exchange.  Or maybe he’s six people, having had to fill out an application several times to get through the enrollment process.), there are ominous portents for his multi-trillion-dollar ‘signature’ program.  Mr. Obama might want to check the lug nuts before he spins another donut.” – American Thinker

“So foreign citizens snuck into America and live here in violation of our current immigration laws instead of becoming residents through legal channels like all previous immigrants have done and this is all somehow a stain on our honor?” – Ace Of Spades

“Watch this clip and tell me how, having framed the issue this way, Boehner could possibly resist bringing something on immigration to the floor before 2016. I keep hearing from amnesty fans that the odds of passing something will drop after the midterms, especially if the GOP does well in November; Republicans will be too skittish to tackle this as the presidential cycle heats up, the theory goes, and conservatives will point to the midterm results as “proof” that doing nothing on immigration isn’t fatal to the party. Does Boehner sound here like a guy who might be swayed by that argument? He’s all but calling opponents cowards for fearing a political backlash from doing what he clearly believe is the right thing. (‘We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to.’) If he doesn’t force the House to take this up this summer, I think, he’s going to insist on it in the lame-duck session or, at the latest, early next year, to make it as painless as possible for GOP presidential candidates. If he doesn’t, then he himself is the ultimate example of the ‘oooooh, this is too hard’ holdout.” – Hot Air

“MSNBC host Chris Hayes is getting an alarming amount of attention for his latest effort in The Nation, a stemwinder arguing that the abolition of fossil fuels is like the abolition of slavery.” – National Review

Critics are slamming a 7-minute video, narrated by NBC News’ Brian Williams and produced to be included in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. They object because it fails to distinguish the radical Islamists who committed the attack from the religion’s peaceful followers.” – BizPAC Review

“There you have it: A wealthy Democratic donor admits he funds candidates to improve his bottom line. And yet I hear from the Senate floor no denunciations of his attempts to buy American democracy, no labeling of him as un-American. I have not received a piece of direct mail soliciting donations to fight David L. Cohen’s hijacking of the political process, nor do I wake up every day to investigations of the Cohen political and charitable network. Why?” – Matthew Continetti/Washington Free Beacon

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