GOP Tries to Overthrow the Tyranny of Mickey Mouse…Then Sadly Backs Down

By: Monday November 19, 2012 10:27 am

This weekend I got ahold of a copy of the Policy Brief on Copyright Law, prepared by the Republican Study Committee chaired by Jim Jordan (PDF). It was so remarkably fair, sound, common-sense and forward-thinking I sent it to Scarecrow and asked him if I was missing something.


Boehner Has a Sad

By: Thursday July 28, 2011 3:00 pm

I was willing to give Boehner the benefit of the doubt all day, but wow, postponing the vote. He has no power whatsoever. What a rudderless ship.

Boehner Doesn’t Have the Votes to Pass His Own Debt Limit Plan

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 2:30 pm

John Boehner’s plan for raising the debt limit, which would lead to “the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern U.S. history” according to one budget analyst, cannot pass the House of Representatives because it’s not conservative enough, according to the chair of the Republican Study Committee, Jim Jordan (R-OH). Jordan, who announced his opposition to the Boehner plan yesterday, says that the bill does not have the required 218 votes needed to pass the House.

Republican Study Committee: Here’s $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts

By: Thursday January 20, 2011 3:10 pm

The conservative Republican Study Committee has released a document identifying $2.5 trillion in cuts over 10 years, a tangible list of programs conservatives would like to eliminate. This represents the right flank in the upcoming debate over spending that will consume much of the first year of this Congress.

Tucson Shooting Widens Cracks in Right’s Coalition

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 2:10 pm

You have an establishment at least somewhat concerned about the vituperative Tea Party movement, and not just their rhetoric but their ideas. In another corner of the conservative coalition, you have this contretemps over CPAC allowing a gay group to participate in its annual conference. Yesterday the first actual member of Congress pulled out, Rep. Jim Jordan, joining multiple conservative groups, including the Family Research Council and the Heritage Foundation, in boycotting the event.

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