Daily Media Spotlight September 17, 2010


Posted by Will Upton on Friday, September 17th, 2010, 1:39 PM PERMALINK


The Hill has the scoop on the new “Contract with America.”  When will the American people get to see it?  When the Democrats can’t keep them from seeing it, as Grover Norquist notes: “ ‘You don't want to do it too soon. If they are still in session, [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid [D-Nev.] and [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] can hold a vote the moment you are holding a press conference. This is one of those moments where if they do it past the session, then the Democrats can have no response…’ ”

Who wants to be on the House Appropriations Committee?  According to Jackie Kucinich writing in Roll Call: apparently no one.  Grover Norquist gives the reason why: “ ‘The fight next year is not going to be liberals versus conservatives, it’s going to be everybody versus the appropriators,’… Norquist said ATR will push the newly elected members of the 112th Congress to form a counter-appropriations panel and advocate for term limits on appropriators to prevent them from amassing too much power.”

More Democrat shenanigans: Quad-Cities Online points out to Congressman Phil Hare that FactCheck.org recently called his and other Democrats’ attacks on the Taxpayer Protection Pledge “false,” noting that this could be, “…a prototype of future attack ads against any number of other Republican House members and candidates, most of whom have signed the anti-tax pledge in question.”  ATR has recently released an ad in Nevada exposing Congresswoman Dina Titus for making the same false attack as Congressman Hare.  Check it out here

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