I’ll be honest, until a few days ago, I didn’t know anything about this so-called “Fast and Furious” government program. Here’s what I know now that Republicans are apparently trying to destroy the career of Attorney General Eric Holder over this gun-smuggling, or “gunwalking,” program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In… Read more »
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If you were paying attention to New York state politics last year, you might remember a fellow named Carl Paladino. He was running for governor of New York against Andrew Cuomo on the Republican ticket. He won the GOP nomination. He’s the same guy that threatened to “take out” a New York Post reporter. He’s… Read more »
Democrats took it on the chin last night. Republicans and Tea Party Republicans landed one body blow after another before delivering the knockout punch. Republicans took 60 House seats and at least 6 Senate positions away from the Democrats. That means that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) will become the next Speaker of the United States… Read more »
In Kentucky, campaign workers do the beat-downs, but in Virginia, the police do it. Virginia’s Congressman Eric Cantor represents the 7th district. He running against Democrat Rick Waugh. Cantor refuses to debate his opponent, but he publicized on his Web site a meet-and-great to allows voters the opportunity to ask him questions. Well, Democrat John… Read more »
The Democrats chose to “compromise” on health care and to govern like a bunch of pansies, and now they’re crapping their pants with the November elections looming. If they’d done what people elected them to do, which was end the wars and pass universal health care reform, they’d be in a lot stronger position. But… Read more »
There’s a lot of talk about how the Democrats are going to get wiped out in November like they were in 1994, but this isn’t 1994. The big difference between now and 16 years ago is that back then the Republicans had been out of power for like 40 years and people had forgotten what… Read more »
The Arizona Democratic Party has produced an ad about what could happen if Jan Brewer wins the governor’s race in November. It’s scary. The ad is based on the Danny Boyle film “28 Days Later.”
This isn’t really news, but some political scientists got together this weekend in Washington, DC to predict the outcome of this November’s election and guess what, they think the Democrats are going to get their asses handed to them. I know that the political wisdom is that the energy is with the Republicans and that… Read more »
Anybody can tell you this, but it’s clear that the current economy recession is not just a normal economic downturn. For many Americans, this is a depression. All told, the US is down 11 million jobs and the deficit hawks are circling above hoping to prevent any real recovery. Why? Who knows. According to Bob… Read more »
Republicans will blame Democrats. Democrats will point their fingers at Republicans. Whoever is at fault, incumbents are set up to lose big in November’s mid-term elections – maybe. A new Gallup shows that only 28 percent think members of Congress deserve to be re-elected. Conversely, 65 percent of registered voters want to see current members… Read more »
The Tea Partiers will fail because for them to succeed we would need to shred the US Constitution and start over. That would require a revolution, and that’s not going to happen. You just have to examine what they stand for. They claim to be strict constitutionalists, but they can’t stop screaming that what Democrats… Read more »
Barack Obama has been talking about health care reform since 2007. Back then he talked about single-payer and universal health care – and you elected Obama with a landslide victory. While you didn’t get universal health care or single-payer – you did get health care reform.
President Obama announced today that it’s time to get health care reform done. He didn’t mention reconciliation directly, but that’s what Obama wants.
Here’s the complete transcript and video of Obama’s speech today. The video and transcript were provided by the White House.
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) said at Thursday’s Blair House Health Care Summit that health care reform is budget reform. Therefore, he essentially made the case that Democrats can use budget reconciliation to pass health care reform. Both the House and the Senate have a reconciliation rule. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) addressed reconciliation on Tuesday and… Read more »
Today, Rachel Maddow called out Republicans for their lies about reconciliation.
Republican senators are calling reconciliation the “nuclear option.” That’s not at all true. The nuclear option was a threat by Democrats to ban filibusters over judicial nominations in 2005.
It lasted more than seven hours. It was often unbelievably boring. A bunch of mostly old white guys sitting around a table bickering at one another. That was today’s health care summit and nothing of substance will come of it. The bottom line for Republicans is that they want to kill health care reform no… Read more »
Newsweek just published a poll showing that nearly half of all Americans think Obama’s health care reform sucks. When respondents learn more about it, they think it’s actually pretty cool.
New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote that Sarah Palin may just be the smartest politician in America today.
Well, he didn’t say that exactly. What he did say was that while liberals, including White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, were yucking it up over Palin’s hand-scrawled Tea Party cheat sheet, she was building her base.
President Obama held a news conference following a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate Republicans and Democrats. Here is the full transcript and complete video of the news conference. The transcript was provided by the White House and downloaded from WhiteHouse.gov on Feb. 10, 2010 at approximately 10:00 a.m.
Sarah Palin has achieved what Ralph Nader never could – she’s the leader of a populist revolution. Palin is successful because she appeals to the lowest common denominator and progressives, like Nader, appeal to high level intellect.