Archive for the ‘Republican Party’ Category
The time has come to put away the holiday decorations and prepare for the new year. It’s also time to deal with an old piece of business, the 2015 CRomnibus budget deal that was rammed down our throats at the 11th hour by an unholy trinity: John Boehner, Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
The 1600+-page CRomnibus was passed much like ObamaCare, cloaked in secrecy until hours before the vote. Lawmakers were urged to “pass it” before they could” find out what was in it.”
The time has come to take a cold, hard look at this pig in a poke. Read the rest of this entry »
So you think the fact that Republicans now control both houses of Congress there will be a rollback of Obama’s unpopular policies? Guess again.
If you hit the snooze button for another two years, there will be a lot of whining and gnashing of teeth, but nothing important will get done. Obamacare will still be the law of the land. We will still be spending more than we take in and our immigration laws will still be a joke.
But wait a minute. Isn’t this why the electorate gave the Republicans control of Congress? What about the millions that were spent on the ads Repubican candidates were running touting these very things? Aren’t these the very issues this election was supposed to be all about? Read the rest of this entry »
Recently, I received an email from a former television colleague. I’ll call him Jack (not his real name). Jack lamented the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and invited me to read and post on his blog. It had been years since we’ve had any direct contact, but I have great respect for this man. Therefore, I went to Jack’s blog and began reading. It sickened me, so much so that I was, for one of the few times in my life, speechless.
It was one of the worst biased political rants I have ever seen.
It began with a personal story. As a young photographer, Jack covered a race riot in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he discovered that the local police chief had sent officers in blackface to stir up the rioters so he could crack down on them. After that, the “chief” ran for Congress as a Republican and won.
I don’t doubt Jack’s veracity. However, it was as if time has stood still for him. Therefore, he believes all Republicans (and tea party members and other conservative-leaning organizations like the Heritage Foundation) to be racist. Read the rest of this entry »
In the race for the Iowa Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin one candidate has balls, a lady. Those balls have propelled her into the lead in a crowded Republican primary and they just may be enough to take her all the way to Washington.
Make no mistake. I’m not talking about a transvestite. Those balls belong to Joni Ernst, a mother of three. They are not her own. They are the ones she bragged about taking from the pigs she castrated on her family’s farm in her first 30-second TV commercial. Read the rest of this entry »
One thing coaches fear is a player with a loose tongue. He may say something derogatory about an opposing team that can be used to gin up the opposition on the eve of a big game. Over the years, these “fighting words” have inspired many weaker teams to prevail over stronger, cocky opponents.
Feeling his oats after a brief appearance before the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) committed such a faux pas during an interview with The New York Times which was published Saturday.
McConnell and two other Republican senators with questionable conservative credentials are facing strong Tea Party-backed challengers in their primaries this year. McConnell simply could not hide his disdain. “I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” he told the Times. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.” Read the rest of this entry »