Tag: Democrats

Democrats at the State of the Union: Republicans, You are Our Density

Democrats at the State of the Union: Republicans, You are Our Density

| January 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

2011 may go down as the year the State of the Union completed its transformation from a stately and sober governmental ceremony to a full-blown three-ring circus. Actually, that’s not fair to circuses, which are usually tightly-managed professional productions whose sole purpose is to delight and amaze the audience. This year’s address is likely to […]

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What Do You Know? Nancy Pelosi Was A Historic Speaker!

What Do You Know? Nancy Pelosi Was A Historic Speaker!

| January 6, 2011 | Reply

This seems like the perfect punctuation mark to close out the reign of the hands-wodn worst Speaker of the House in our nation’s history. With 19 Democrats withholding support from Nancy Pelosi for House speaker on Wednesday, it represented the largest defection from a party’s speaker nominee in nearly a century. The resistance in the Democratic […]

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Sorry, Congressman, but Fascism Didn’t Work that Way

Sorry, Congressman, but Fascism Didn’t Work that Way

| December 29, 2010 | 3 Replies

Fresh from his being turned out by the voters of New York, soon to be ex-Congressman John Hall could not resist one last lecture for us poor unlearned and unwashed masses. Unfortunately, what he probably intended as a history lesson turned out more like a lesson in histrionics (via memeorandum). In a wide-ranging interview before […]

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China Is the New Culprit, But What’s the Crisis?

China Is the New Culprit, But What’s the Crisis?

| December 27, 2010 | 1 Reply

Ever since I determined that President Obama has replaced that “The Buck Stops Here” placard with one that says “You Don’t Ever Want A Crisis to Go to Waste” on the Resolute Desk, I’ve been on the lookout for The Culprit. You know who The Culprit is. It’s the person or group who is actually […]

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Chuck Schumer: Weasel or Jerk?

Chuck Schumer: Weasel or Jerk?

| December 20, 2010 | 1 Reply

This kind of stuff ticks me off. On “Good Morning America” Monday, host George Stephanopoulos asked Sen. Charles Schumer how well he thought Barack Obama is working with Congress and what advice he’d give the president. Schumer advised Obama against dealing with the “hard right,” arguing conservative Republicans aim to set the nation back centuries. […]

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President Barack Obama: Truly a Uniter, Not A Divider

President Barack Obama: Truly a Uniter, Not A Divider

| December 7, 2010 | Reply

Leave it to Barack Obama to unite right, middle, and left in opposition to perhaps the only real political compromise he’s made during his administration. Today, the left almost literally exploded with rage at what they see as a scurrilous betrayal of perhaps the President’s most important campaign promise to them. Their anger wasn’t even […]

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If Your Taxes Go Up on January 1, You’ll Know Who Did It.

If Your Taxes Go Up on January 1, You’ll Know Who Did It.

| November 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

There has been a lot of posturing on the Democratic side of Congress over whether or not they will substantially raise taxes on everyone on January 1. Harry Reid might well play “hardball” with Republicans but his comrades in the Senate are nowhere close to unanimity on the matter. Things are not much better in […]

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Not So Fast Nancy, Says the Congressional Black Caucus. We Want to Help Wreck This Baby!

Not So Fast Nancy, Says the Congressional Black Caucus. We Want to Help Wreck This Baby!

| November 16, 2010 | 2 Replies

Game on! Nancy Pelosi may have thought she dodged a bullet when she negotiated an end to what was shaping up as a nasty battle between Steny Hoyer and James Clyburn over who would get to sweep up what’s left of the Democratic Party once Nancy’s done with it. She was wrong. The Congressional Black […]

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There, There. It’s Okay. You’ll Find Another Job. Here’s a Hankie.

There, There. It’s Okay. You’ll Find Another Job. Here’s a Hankie.

| November 8, 2010 | 2 Replies

This has to be some kind of joke. A staffer for a congressional Democrat who came up short on Tuesday reports that a team of about five people stopped by their offices this morning to talk about payroll, benefits, writing a résumé, and so forth, with staffers who are now job hunting. But one of the […]

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Duck and Cover: Here Come the Tax Increases!

Duck and Cover: Here Come the Tax Increases!

| October 27, 2010 | 1 Reply

Even though they’ve hit on the subject a few times lately, I don’t think the Republicans have made enough of the fact that on January 1, you’re going to be taking home a good bit less money thanks to the Democrats in Congress and our President. If Congress fails to act, income tax rates will […]

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