Progressives (Finally) Tired Of Getting Slapped Around On Health Care
Signs of hope and change in America. Given hardening Republican opposition to Congressional health care proposals, Democrats now say they see little chance of the minority’s cooperation in approving any overhaul, and are increasingly focused on drawing support for a final plan ...read more
Obama Could Give It All Away. I Hope Not.
A few years ago, when my beloved Washington Redskins were having one of their craptacular seasons, an article quoted a player from one of the teams who had played against the Redskins about what exactly was allowing so many teams to win. The player noted that while the Redskins ...read more
No Donna Edwards, I Don't Care
Donna Edwards, who happens to be my member of congress here in Maryland, just sent out the following to her email list. Yay, Politico named you to a perfectly arbitrary list! Look, I don't have any serious problems with Rep. Edwards and she has so far demonstrated the kind of ...read more
Did I Miss Something
I concede that I only half paid attention to the news for the last 4 days, I was in San Angelo, TX visiting my friend and his family, but in all the brouhaha over the cap and trade bill that passed the House, I notice it hasn't passed the senate yet. So, what's the point? Time ...read more
Americans Would Like Some Health Care Reform
If only the scaredy pants Democrats in congress would let them have it. Americans overwhelmingly support substantial changes to the health care system and are strongly behind one of the most contentious proposals Congress is considering, a government-run insurance plan to compete ...read more
Ready, Aim, Democrats!
The Democratic party just won a historic election, taking control of the White House and increasing its margins in the House and Senate - so of course its time for the Dems to do what they do when they get in power: Tear down the leader of the party and leave him open to ...read more
Waste. Of. Time.
Congress can be so stupid. In cooperation with two outside organizations, the chairmen of the Democratic Caucus and the Republican Conference have agreed to a series of debates away from Capitol Hill to give some of the policy wonks serving in the House the opportunity to ...read more
Democrats Force Corporate Lobbyists To Actually Work
Sadly hilarious Several Democratic and Republican lobbyists agreed GOP consultants often get it wrong with Democrats because their corporate pitch is such an easy sell in Republican offices, which already are ideologically sympathetic to businesses’ concerns. Meeting with ...read more
Democratic Capitulation Act Passes House, Senate
On its way to the White House to be signed into law condemning us to months more of horror. Neville Chamberlain would be proud. "With no timetable for withdrawal, we've really shown these Republican Jerries a thing or two about what a Democratic majority can accomplish!" ...read more
Oh I Do Declare Mr. Beauregard!
Dems capitulate, give warmonger what he wants, condemn Americans to death and insecurity because OMG TEH WHITEHOUSE MITE SAY TEH MEEN TINGSSSS!!! NOOOOO!!!. They're lucky that in this two-party system we have one evil party and another amazingly stupid but well-intentioned ...read more
Please Sir, May I Have Another?
Congressional Dems look likely to hand Bush yet another blank check to run his war. What's wrong with them? Have they no spines? This man is sending American troops to be killed for no reason save his own pathetic ego and they continue to give him the money sans any reasonable ...read more
The Democratic Congress & The War
I certainly am for the vast majority of legislation finally coming through the House and Senate - minimum wage, college loans, etc. But on the seminal issue of our time the question is: * Major failure? * Complete failure? Yes, there's opposition from the White House and the ...read more
Stunning Realization I Had Today
Watching the official debut of Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi, I realized that - at least in the legislative branch - we have leaders who once again believe in science. After years and years of multibillion dollar energy companies and the religious far right operating ...read more