American Elephants

Congressman Paul Ryan Testifies Before the Rules Committee Today. by The Elephant's Child
March 20, 2010, 12:33 pm
Filed under: Economy, Health Care, Law | Tags: , ,

Congressman Ryan testifies before the House Rules Committee. To see the true cost of the health care bill, please see the recent letter that the CBO wrote to Congressman Ryan here:

This Increasingly Unpopular President by American Elephant
March 20, 2010, 9:32 am
Filed under: Politics | Tags: ,


43% Approve, 56% disapprove.

In fact, more voters now STRONGLY disapprove of Obama (44%) than the total number who approve (43%), both somewhat and strongly.

I would just like to go on record that I disapproved of Obama long before disapproving of Obama was cool.

Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! by American Elephant

ACORN to file for bankruptcy?

The community organizing group Acorn, battered politically from the right and suffering from mismanagement along with a severe loss of government and other funds, is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, officials of the group said Friday.

Unfortunately they will only reorganize under another name and come back twice as corrupt as before.  But for now, congratulations to Andrew Breitbart and James O’Keefe for doing their job — something  the corrupt media refuses to do.

UPDATE: Obama administration quietly orders government to resume funding ACORN, while Americans are distracted by health care battle.

Gee. You think the one has anything to do with t’other?

The Billboard Rebellion Continues… by American Elephant
March 20, 2010, 8:16 am
Filed under: Conservatism, News, Politics | Tags: , ,

In Grand Junction, Colorado.

Does Senator Coburn Read American Elephants? by American Elephant
March 20, 2010, 6:39 am
Filed under: Health Care, Politics | Tags: ,

Well, no, he probably doesn’t.

BUT bear with me! Because this humble little blog may very well have helped kill Obamacare.

On Tuesday, a very simple, very powerful idea occurred to me: that the only reason Obama and Pelosi were succeeding in buying votes was because the Democrats accepting the bribes were under the illusion that they could actually get away with doing so!

Pelosi could insert huge give-aways to their districts, and if they lost their jobs Obama could nominate them to coveted posts — and who was going to do anything about it??? Certainly not Republicans!

But, I wondered. Why not Republicans? Even if they have no power now, everyone has been saying the GOP  may very well take back one or both chambers this fall, so why Shouldn’t Republicans remind Democrats of that, and warn them that they will be held accountable.

It seemed to me that Democrats would be FAR less likely to sell their votes if they thought they would get in trouble, ruin their careers or perhaps even go to jail for it. Republicans, it was obvious to me, needed to go public and threaten to cast sunshine on all the Democrats dirty deals!

And I was so excited by this simple, yet powerful idea that I wrote it up that night, Tuesday, and on Wednesday called and emailed it to my representative,  and the offices of John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell, as well as a bunch of big conservative bloggers I thought might have contacts within the party.

The next day, Thursday, this happened:

Coincidence? Perhaps. After all, I never sent the idea to Senator Coburn’s office. But I never believed that my representative would be the one to issue the threat — ours is a swing district so he can’t go around issuing threats to the other party. I only hoped that he could pass the idea to leadership or to someone in a safe enough seat that they could risk threatening Democrats directly.

Someone like Senator Tom Coburn from deep red Oklahoma.

So did Senator Coburn get the idea from this blog? Did American Elephants help to kill the bill?  Or do great minds just think alike?

Well, one thing’s for sure, my explanation is a lot more fun!

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