By now, you’ve read about or seen the assault on NY1 reporter Michael Scotto by Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm. As it turns out, it was all anybody talked about in the aftermath of the State of the Union address Tuesday night, and as such, forced the GOP to go off message to defend [...]
That’s what I think in light of the flapdoodle at SCOTUS over recess appointments:
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court seemed inclined to rein in the president’s power to make “recess appointments” when the Senate is out of town, as justices on Monday suggested the practice under both parties had exceeded constitutional limits.
The Constitution grants the president [...]
So it seems that the historic bi-partisan budget deal in the House last week – historic, in that it’s been years since we didn’t just pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the government – is falling on enough deaf ears in the Senate to be a problem:
The prospect that the budget would [...]
Congress fakes budget deal to get out early for holidays WikiCommons
Today’s media will become rapturous over pretty much any line of bullshit that is fed to it by the power structure these days. A two-year budget that reduces the deficit by $2.3 billion in ten years, we are told by pundits and the [...]
Same as it ever was….
Christmas came a few days early for corporate interests and won’t arrive for the jobless as a result of the budget deal just announced. Seeking to avoid the public relations disaster of the last budget fight, Republican negotiator Rep. Paul Ryan worked out a deal to avoid another dust [...]
The Guardian, By Ed Pilkington and Suzanne Goldenberg, December 3
New York – An influential US lobbying network of Republican politicians and big businesses is seeking to avert a looming funding crisis by appealing to major donors that have abandoned it over the past two years following criticism of its policy on gun laws.
Gee, you think the shutdown was a good idea for the GOP? I suppose you could if you think a permanent Democratic majority is a good idea:
Washington (CNN) — In a sign of the political hangover congressional Republicans are suffering in the wake of the government shutdown, three-quarters of Americans in a new national [...]
Jonathan Chait is not wrong.
What has two thumbs and no friends?
So, you know who else besides Weaker Boener stepped on his dick with the shut-down? This guy:
Got one hand in my pocket, and the other is smoking a cigarette…
Weaker Boener has had it.
It’s the Money Party in action!
The drama of the government shutdown and threatened default on government obligations is entirely unnecessary. It is also harmful to the people of the United States. Government workers and contractors are idle and without income. Their communities feel the economic impact. The threat of a default is stalling [...]
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 [...]
We’re starting to see the last throes of a desperate man at the head of a desperate caucus:
Why is the Orange Man not saluting the flag?
Boehner, responding to President Obama’s hourlong news conference, said he remained “disappointed” that Obama refused to consider talks centered on House-passed spending measures that included provisions tied to [...]
“We’re not going to be disrespected,” Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) told The Washington Examiner. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
There’s something profoundly evil and conniving about a political party that would shut down the federal government through what can only fairly be described as [...]