Posts Tagged: democrat

Republicans political posturing over Fast and Furious “issue”

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┬áBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In… Read more »

Democrat Wins NY-26

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 »

Dems Lose Big

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 »

Cops Called to Arrest Democratic Voter at Eric Cantor Meet-and-Greet

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 »

Voters Hate the Republican Party

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 »

Arizona Democratic Party Ad – It’s Scary

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.”

Political Scientists Predict Huge Democrat Losses in the House

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 »

Bob Herbert: The Great Recession ‘A Different Creature’

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 »

Gallup Poll Shows Unprecedented Opposition to Incumbents

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 »

Why the Tea Party Will Fail

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 »

Obama Calls For Health Care Reconciliation

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.

Blair House Summit: Republican Congressman Makes Case For Reconciliation

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 »

Maddow Exposes Republican Lies About Reconciliation

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.

Is Palin a Cunning Politico, Evil Genius or a Fool?

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 News Conference Feb. 9, 2010

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 on Feb. 10, 2010 at approximately 10:00 a.m.