Poor, sorrowful, Frank Luntz. The man who banished rational discourse from the Republican Party, replacing it with raw, negative emotions; the political consultant who did more to divide the American people than virtually any other public figure. Frank Luntz is having an existential crisis. The American people he has spent all his adult life interviewing, [...]
Jonathan Chait is not wrong.
Nancy realizes she will be Speaker again, soon.
Comes the salvage operation for the House Republican caucus:
House Republicans, increasingly isolated from even some of their strongest supporters more than a week into a government shutdown, began on Wednesday to consider a path out of the fiscal impasse that would raise the debt ceiling [...]
And why is this man smiling? Oh. Right. Cuz he’s winning!
There are more than enough votes to put a clean continuing resolution (CR) up for a vote.
So why won’t Weaker Boener do it?
He’s Speaker of the House, and can destroy any member of his caucus who opposes him (oh, for the [...]
Day 2 of the Republican temper tantrum, but the end is in sight.
No, there’s no secret backroom negotiations. It’s merely the will of the American people being exercised.
You see, nobody expected the volume of people who wanted – no, needed – to sign up for health insurance. “Needed,” because under the old system [...]
At 12:01 tonight, the government may shut down.
I’ll give Ted Cruz credit for one thing, and one thing only: he’s not making a bullshit filibuster:
Would You Buy A Used Car From This Man?
Republican Ted Cruz of Texas was still on the Senate floor talking Wednesday– a dramatic step in defense of his high profile and controversial plan to prevent [...]
Politico, By Mike Allen & Jim Vandenhei, September 11
An Arlington, Va.-based conservative group, whose existence until now was unknown to almost everyone in politics, raised and spent $250 million in 2012 to shape political and policy debate nationwide.
The group, Freedom Partners, and its president, Marc Short, serve as an outlet for the ideas [...]
Chris Nelson has some interesting thoughts on this topic and Texas moderates and Democrats ought to take notice, possibly start a lawsuit.
SUMMARY: purely in the spirit of patriotic, non-partisan inquiry, Your Editor would like to know how come he was forced to go through the full US naturalization legal process back in 1962, but [...]
Michele Bachmann. We won’t have her to kick around anymore.
Obviously, she is spinning this along the lines of a…well, she never really says why she won’t run, only that it has nothing to do with the various criminal investigations she is about to undergo or with the early polling for 2014 which shows her [...]
Here’s the thing: the best strategy for Republicans is to just let it go:
WASHINGTON — The scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election losses. It’s not clear, however, how Republicans can best capitalize on Democrats’ woes, legislatively or politically.
Last November’s [...]
President Obama, I mean:
WASHINGTON – In his fifth annual budget proposal to Congress on Wednesday, President Obama once again has put forward a fiscal mix of investments in infrastructure, education and research with further deficit reduction through tax increases and spending cuts. But for the first time he has included changes to Medicare and [...]
Run, do not walk, to the local newsstand and pick up a copy of this week’s Time Magazine for the lengthy investigative reporting done by Steven Brill on the price-gouging and profiteering of the American medical system. From doctors to hospitals to insurance companies (which actually almost come off as heroes in this tale), Brill [...]
I have a modest proposal for President Obama in which he can screw around with Republican opposition to the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. I’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s take a look at what’s going on:
On Wednesday Senate Republicans forced the Senate to a 60-vote threshold on the confirmation [...]
Oh boy, this is going to be great!
“There is now an out in the open civil war within the Republican Party,” conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace wrote in a Politico op-ed this week.
Karl Rove has launched a new group, the Conservative Victory Project, which will aim to select [...]