GOP: Party of crybabies

The above headline caught my eye for its accuracy… Salon It’s time to call out a major Republican theme of how politics should be practiced in a democracy: the supposed right to be free from criticism. It may sell wonderfully inside the conservative closed-information loop, but it’s a nasty idea that sorts exceptionally badly with… More GOP: Party of crybabies

John Boehner swings and misses on “Plan B”

Speaker of the House, John Boehner has some ‘splainin’ to do… The Washington Post -Chris Cillizza It’s hard to overestimate the significance of what happened — or, more accurately, didn’t happen — on the House floor tonight. Roughly 24 hours after publicly pledging that the House would pass a bill that would extend the current… More John Boehner swings and misses on “Plan B”

House Votes To Defund Health Reform, Planned Parenthood.. Bans EPA From Regulating Greenhouse Gases

It’s doubtful that any of the above initiatives will pass the Democratic majority in the Senate.  However, the looming question remains for the Republican majority on the House side:  Where are the jobs? Huffington Post House Republicans voted on Friday to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood, cutting money for contraceptives, HIV tests, cancer screenings and… More House Votes To Defund Health Reform, Planned Parenthood.. Bans EPA From Regulating Greenhouse Gases

House GOP stumbles

Politico’s headline actually read: Growing Pains: House GOP Stumbles. I  beg to differ with Politico, the really good political blog that tends to have more right leaning tendencies than left leaning traits.  The GOP is not having growing pains with their two legislative failures and a repeat of their GOP members in Congress who talk family… More House GOP stumbles

Better Angels and Killer Angels – (Re- Post)

A century and a half after Abraham Lincoln was elected, some truths go marching on. Take heed, Obama. 11-27-2010:  As we approach the last two full weeks of 111th Congress, I felt this article should be re-posted. Newsweek’s article on President Obama’s recognition and frequent use of Abe Lincoln’s term “better angels” brings to light, the unnerving… More Better Angels and Killer Angels – (Re- Post)

Who had the worst week in Washington? Michele Bachmann

The Washington Post – Chris Cillizza Republican establishment 1, tea party 0. That’s the post-midterm score after tea party darling Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) dropped her candidacy for a spot in the House Republican leadership roughly one week after announcing it. Earlier in the week, Bachmann, who founded the tea party caucus in the House,… More Who had the worst week in Washington? Michele Bachmann

Mario Piperni: In Case You Still Don’t Understand What Happened November 2

Mario Piperni David Broder gets this first part right. What happened was that Obama ran into several crises that he and others had not anticipated, and the cumulative weight of those problems ended up frustrating him. The biggest problem by far was the economy, the virtual collapse of the financial system starting in the autumn… More Mario Piperni: In Case You Still Don’t Understand What Happened November 2