Category Archive for 'attitude'

That’s It?!?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

One hundred dollars. That’s all they want. A measly $100:

The state [of Hawaii] would charge $100 for a copy of President Obama’s birth records under a bill introduced in the Legislature by five Democrats. It would change a privacy law barring the release of birth records unless the person seeking them has [...]

The Surge

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Obama has seen a surge in his approval rating of late. And the House Republicans can take the credit for it.
Here are a couple of polls. Today’s CNN/Opinion Research poll has Obama approval/disapproval at 55% to 44%. This reflects an approval that is 2% better than a week ago, [...]

Going All Parsimony on the Senate Republicans

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The headline of Joseph Berger’s New York Times Politics piece is, “Senate Republicans to Oppose Obama’s Spending Plans.”
There is a certain something—a sense of parsimony—missing from the headline, isn’t there? I mean, doesn’t “Senate Republicans to Oppose Obama’s Plans” provide a more comprehensive description with one less word? [...]

Class Act

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Former Senator “Man-on-Dog” Santorum is vexed over the abortion issue:

“The question is, and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution and Barack Obama says no,” Santorum said. “Well if that human life is not a person then I find it almost remarkable for [...]

House Republicans’ Genocide on America

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Hey! They did it! It’s the big news in the world of politics today. Today the House Repubicans voted to repeal the health care reform law.
And they repealed it with no replacement. They offered no provisions that will prevent insurance companies for dropping or refusing to insure [...]

The House Republican’s Faux Statistics

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The AP does some serious fact checking on the House Republican’s claim that the health care law will “kill jobs”. The bottom line is that the claim is utter bullshit.

A recent report by House GOP leaders says “independent analyses have determined that the health care law will cause significant [...]

House Republican Will Resume Trying to Kill Americans Next Week

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Via the New York Times:

Republicans are carefully trying to return to normal business in the House, announcing on Thursday that lawmakers will next week consider the effort to repeal the health care law that was pulled from the agenda after the Saturday shooting rampage in Arizona.

In other words, the House Republicans are trying to kill [...]

Rep. King’s Alternative (Constitution-lite) Reality

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

I will cost taxpayers about $1.1 million for the Republicans to have the Constitution read in the House chamber tomorrow.
Don’t these dummies do like I do and carry a copy of the Constitution in their pockets or on their smartphones? Sheesh! But, as long as we are paying a hefty price [...]

Preexisting Condition

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Kudos to Congressman-elect Joe Walsh (R-IL), who:

…told CNN’s Jim Acosta that he and his wife will not accept the insurance offered to members of Congress because he made a pledge during the campaign last January.
“My wife and I are going to struggle a little bit because of it.

Nice…Shouldn’t every one of the whackjobs trying to [...]

Most Corrupt Congressman Cries, “Corruption!”

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa is the incoming Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee. Today he doubled down on his fall Rush Limbaugh show statement that Obama is the most corrupt President ever:

The Republican congressman who is taking over responsibility for congressional oversight called President Obama’s administration “one of the most corrupt [...]

Birfer Madness!

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Via ABC News:

[Andy Martin, a.k.a. "King of the Birthers"], 65, who believes President Obama is not a natural-born citizen because his father was Kenyan, announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination from New Hampshire Wednesday.
[...]
“My platform is simple,” Martin said. “Please release the long-form birth certificate, and please deal with people who have these [...]

Birfer Madness

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

There are several reasons that Birfers still exist. Some promote the idea that Obama was born overseas because they want to try and damage Obama, or portray him as an outsider—a person who isn’t quite American, or who is barely American but not in the right way.
And then there are the nut cases [...]

Legislative Suppository

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The Senate logjam was cleared out today and everything passed. This is now the most legislatively productive Congress since the 1960s.
Clearly, Obama’s biggest failing has been an inability to serve as a steady source of legislative fiber. Or maybe that’s what the Senate really needed: a fierce bout of constipation [...]

Innumeracy

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) on his farewell tour:

I don’t have political plans right now. I’m looking forward to being in the private sector for a few years, I’m looking forward to making sure my kids graduate from high school well, and is suspect I’ll look to re-enter public service in some capacity, but there are [...]

The “No Amendments” Blues

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Lindsey Graham gots the blues. In fact, on Face the Nation he seems to be on the verge of a Boehnerian weeping spell (about 6:10)…

The last two weeks have been an absolutely excruciating exercise. ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ a controversial topic – some say the civil rights issue of our generation, others [...]

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