Category Archives: Politics

GOP Learning Disabilty

Apparently, the GOP can’t learn from its own mistakes. Instead of admitting that they screwed up, the ultra-conservatives in the party are doubling down and trying to spin the whole fiasco as if it was Obama’s fault. It is the … Continue reading

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Encourage Obama and Democrats to give Republicans Nothing

The latest “compromise” that the Senate is considering would give Republicans part of what they want and set us up for another identical confrontation in February. We’re already seeing economic effects of this confrontation. Hundreds of thousands of government workers … Continue reading

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Preventing Brinkmanship

Lurching from crisis to crisis has become the norm in Washington. The radical Republicans cannot accept that they lost and that they can no longer dictate how the government will run. So they will continue to use every opportunity to … Continue reading

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Why the Debt Ceiling is a Dumb Idea

Our Constitution, so beloved of the political right, gives the power of the purse to Congress. The Senate and the House have the responsibility of writing and passing the appropriation bills that keep our government funded. The President can only … Continue reading

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See What You Made Us Do!

So, now that the government is shut down, the Tea Party Republicans want us to believe that it’s the intransigence of the Democrats that’s caused all the problems. This, after eighty Republicans signed a letter outlining a strategy to refuse … Continue reading

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