Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ObamaCare to Supreme Court

Volume 40 -- November 16, 2011

Welcome to this week's Victory Insider, your weekly round-up of news, views, and information for staying up to speed on recent developments in Washington, the unfolding 2012 elections, and GOP efforts to stop the Obama Agenda and return commonsense and responsibility to American government.

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In this week's installment:

Victory in Virginia
Obama's heavy concentration on Virginia hasn't helped his party's electoral fortunes. (Kimberley A. Strassel, "Obama's Virginia Defeat: Democrats Were Trounced in Tuesday's State Legislature Election, Despite the President's Heavy Investment of Time in the State," Wall Street Journal, 11/11/2011)

...And Mississippi
Phil Bryant's victory in the Mississippi governor's race marks the first time in 125 years the state has elected back-to-back Republican governors. (WLOX, "Bryant Wins Mississippi Governor's Race, WLOX, 11/8/11)

ObamaCare to Supreme Court
"The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama's main domestic achievement, health care overhaul, setting up an election year showdown." (Jesse J. Holland, "Supreme Court Will Hear Healthcare Case," Washington Times, 11/14/2011)

Turning Off the Tap
Obama's craven decision to kowtow to his radical environmentalist base and delay a Canadian oil supply pipeline has our northern neighbor looking to offer its energy resources to the Chinese instead. ("Canadian PM Eyes China After U.S. Pipeline Delay," Breitbart, 11/13/2011)

Gunwalker Grandstanding
"By now it's clear that the Obama administration's 'solution' to the long-simmering Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal is as easy as one, two, three. One, scapegoating. Two, stonewalling. Three, blaming Bush." (Michael A. Walsh, "'Furious' Excuse-Making," New York Post, 11/11/2011)

"Progressive" Utopia?
"Occupy Wall Street" protestors represent the most covetous, irresponsible, selfish, and base elements of modern American society. (Nathanial Botwinick, "Occupy Wall Street Blotter," National Review, 11/11/2011)

Indecent Proposal
Democrats on debt reduction panel unsurprisingly looking for ways to increase spending. (Erik Wasson & Julian Pecquet, "Democrats Want War Savings to Fund New Stimulus Package," The Hill, 11/10/2011)

Playing Favorites
Billionaire Obama supporter's company gets government contract for questionable drug. (David Willman, "Cost, Need Questioned in $433-Million Smallpox Drug Deal: A Company Controlled by a Longtime Political Donor Gets a No-Bid Contract to Supply an Experimental Remedy for a Threat That May Not Exist," Los Angeles Times, 11/13/2011)

More Wealth Redistribution
Are taxpayers about to be forced to pay for yet another liberal social engineering failure? The Federal Housing Administration has backed risky loans totaling billions of dollars. (Elizabeth MacDonald, "We Warned You: FHA Bailout Coming," Fox News, 11/11/2011)

Moore Than Enough
Uber-hypocrite Michael Moore's Michigan vacation palace puts the lie to his ridiculous claims. (Andrew Breitbart, "Exclusive Photos: Michael Moore's Massive Michigan Vacation Mansion Beyond 99 Percent's Wildest Dreams," Big Hollywood, 11/10/2011)

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