Tag: Democrats

Transparency What, Now?

Transparency What, Now?

| January 5, 2010 | Reply

I distinctly remember the Democratic Party making one particular word its Most Important Principle of the Year after it took over every branch of government in 2009. See if you can spot the magic word. We are closer than ever, but we’re not there quite yet. And as we head for the finish line, one of […]

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Forty Quotes from the Mainstream Left to Make You Shake Your Head

Forty Quotes from the Mainstream Left to Make You Shake Your Head

| January 4, 2010 | Reply

I can’t imagine how long it took John Hawkins to compile this list of “The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2009″ but I’m certainly glad he did. No matter how obnoxious I’ve been this year, I’m positive I’ve not said anything that would put me within a parsec of this list. Here are a few […]

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Democrats to Poor Schoolchildren: “No Good Education for You!”

Democrats to Poor Schoolchildren: “No Good Education for You!”

| January 2, 2010 | Reply

If one of the priorities of our government is to ensure that children get the best possible education, then it’s clear that the Democrats have a different priority in mind. This past week, the majority in Congress, led by Dick Durbin on the Senate side and José Serrano on the House side, working in cahoots […]

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Maybe the Senator Was Just Tired From Carrying Heavy Bribes.

Maybe the Senator Was Just Tired From Carrying Heavy Bribes.

| December 28, 2009 | Reply

I saw this video of Max Baucus doing his best impression of Arthur over the weekend and wanted to wait a day or so on it before I said anything. It’s quite possible that I was looking at Baucus’ blathering screed through partisan eyes and I wanted to take a little time to cool down, […]

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The Year of the Disappearing Narrative.

The Year of the Disappearing Narrative.

| December 28, 2009 | 1 Reply

How have the narratives failed in 2009? Let The Rhetorician count the ways. Ed Driscoll suggests there are likely a few more. I can think of one more. Whatever happened to that whole “most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history” narrative? It seems to have disappeared as quickly as ethics investigations against […]

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Too Bad Ben Nelson Doesn’t Have to Claim His Health Care Bribe as a Campaign Contribution

Too Bad Ben Nelson Doesn’t Have to Claim His Health Care Bribe as a Campaign Contribution

| December 19, 2009 | 3 Replies

Harry Reid finally got his 60th vote for his government-run health care bill late last night, which means that unless something changes drastically in the House of Representatives, we’re all in for a world of hurt the likes of which we’ve never seen. Ben Nelson, the Democrat who was gumming up the works finally found […]

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Coburn Saves America; Dems Cheat Their Faces Off

Coburn Saves America; Dems Cheat Their Faces Off

| December 17, 2009 | Reply

Yesterday was a fun day to follow the health care debate in the Senate. Upset that his dream of a totalitarian system was spiraling down the drain, avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders submitted a massive amendment to turn our entire health care into a single-payer nightmare of bureaucracy, shortage, and squalor. Kind of like the […]

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The Reality-Based Community (“Reality” Being a Variable)

The Reality-Based Community (“Reality” Being a Variable)

| December 14, 2009 | Reply

Presented without comment. The temptation to make cheap jokes is far too strong. A new poll says that 22 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of Democrats have been in touch with the dearly departed. Nine percent of the Grand Old Party have consulted a fortuneteller, compared to 22 percent of the Democrats. And 15 […]

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Well, Well…Guess Who’s Having Some Internal Strife, Too?

Well, Well…Guess Who’s Having Some Internal Strife, Too?

| November 17, 2009 | Reply

Ah, so the Republican party isn’t the only one torn by “civil war”, going through a “crackup”, experincing a “schism” , heading for a “split”, or committing “fratricide”. The Democrats are having their own problems with stunning electoral loses, recalcitrant moderates, a grassroots uprising against the party establishment, calls for donation boycotts, arguments about ideology […]

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If He Won’t Leave, Throw Him Out (Also, A Challenge from Maxine Waters!).

If He Won’t Leave, Throw Him Out (Also, A Challenge from Maxine Waters!).

| October 7, 2009 | 3 Replies

If you have any interest at all in ending corruption in Congress, this piece by Rep. John Carter (R-TX) is worth your time. One month, 12 months and 15 months. That’s how long it has been since we learned of Congressman Charlie Rangel’s (D-NY) most recent failure to disclose financial assets, since the New York […]

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